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Company Overview of American Society Of Composers Authors and Publishers

Company Overview

American Society Of Composers Authors and Publishers operates as a performing rights organization of composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers. It protects the rights of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works. The company also represents various kinds of music, such as pop, rock, alternative, country, rap, hip-hop, Latin, film and television music, folk, roots and blues, jazz, gospel, Christian, new age, theater and cabaret, dance, electronic, symphonic, and concerts. American Society Of Composers Authors and Publishers was founded in 1914 and is based in New York, New York.

One Lincoln Plaza

ASCAP Building

New York, NY 10023

United States

Founded in 1914





Key Executives for American Society Of Composers Authors and Publishers

Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of Writers Board and President
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 52
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Senior Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

American Society Of Composers Authors and Publishers Key Developments

American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers Appoints DeDe Burns as Vice President, Global Customer Services

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers announced the creation of a new Global Customer Service team. The centralization of all global customer service support functions into a single global unit will deliver a customer service experience that will result in rapid resolution of customer inquiries. DeDe Burns has been appointed to the newly created role of Vice President, Global Customer Services and will lead the Global Customer Service Team. She will report to ASCAP COO Brian Roberts, recently hired by Matthews in March.

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Announces Executive Changes

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has announced that Clara Kim has been appointed as the organisation's new Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Her tenure will commence on 1 June 2015. Kim follows Elizabeth Matthews as General Counsel, who was named CEO in January 2015. In her current profile, Kim will oversee all legal and business affairs of ASCAP, managing its legislative team, internal and outside legal services as well as business affairs in all areas of ASCAP's global operations. Before joining ASCAP, Kim served as EVP, Business and Legal Affairs for National Geographic Channels US and International, where she was responsible for their domestic and international businesses.

ASCAP Promotes Christine Pepe as Business and Legal Affairs Vice President

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced the promotion of Christine Pepe as business and legal affairs vice president. Previously, she held the role of business and legal affairs AVP. Pepe will continue to look after the structuring and negotiation of a wide variety of licenses and other agreements on behalf of ASCAP. She will also provide legal and business support to The ASCAP Foundation and The ASCAP Legislative Fund for the Arts. In 2008, Pepe joined ASCAP as director of legal affairs. In the past she has worked with McDermott, Will & Emery at the New York Office and practiced copyright and entertainment law.

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