Music Industry News Network [01-13-2013]
ASCAP Launches New PLAY MUSIC Licensing Campaign
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is pleased to announce the launch of the ASCAP PLAY MUSIC License for Websites and Mobile Apps. Designed to make obtaining an ASCAP license easier and more affordable for individuals and small businesses, the new agreement is available now at www.ascap.com/licensing/digital.
In just three easy steps, owners of qualifying websites and mobile apps can purchase a license online for $240 per year. And with no annual reporting, the license is virtually maintenance free.
"At ASCAP, we want to make it as simple and cost-effective as possible to encourage the use of our members' music," commented ASCAP Vice President of New Media Licensing Matt DeFilippis. "Music adds tremendous value to websites and mobile apps. We're excited to offer a convenient way for individuals and small businesses to benefit from the use of ASCAP music while fairly compensating our songwriter, composer, lyricist and music publisher members."
ASCAP licenses its catalog of over 8.5 million music works to thousands of new and established services, ranging from start-ups to the biggest players on the Internet and mobile platforms, as part of its mission to obtain fair compensation for its more than 450,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members.
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