ASCAP now provides a solution for songwriters to receive royalties when their works are performed live in the U.S. ASCAP OnStage allows member to submit their setlists and be compensated fairly for performances at all size venues. Cover songs are also reported and payments are made via normal ASCAP distribution.
According to an ASCAP announcement:
"With ASCAP OnStage, writer members can notify ASCAP of live performances of their work via Member Access at ASCAP.com and, beginning in November, ASCAP Mobile. Members simply provide the basic details of the live performance and a list of the performed songs. A royalty, based upon venue license fees, is then distributed to the writers and publishers of the songs as part of their quarterly ASCAP distribution."
In addition, the "platform provides members with a list of all ASCAP OnStage performances of their registered works, even those submitted by other ASCAP members."
ASCAP OnStage: FAQ
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