BBB Accredited Business Profile


(212) 621-6000


104 years in business
1900 Broadway
New York, NY 10023-7004
Fax Numbers
  • (212) 621-8453
BBB File Opened: 03/09/2009
Business Started: 02/13/1914
Business Management
  • Ms. Elizabeth Matthews, CEO
  • Mr. Paul Williams, President and Chairman of the Board
Business Category
  • Business Associations
  • Non-Profit Organizations

Service Area
Alternate Business Names
  • American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
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ASCAP is a voluntary membership association whose members write and publish music.  ASCAP's members rely on ASCAP to license public performances of their copyrighted musical works; collect license fees; and distribute the fees collected as royalties to the members whose music is being performed, less only ASCAP's operating expenses. 

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