Once you activate your Member Access account, you will have the ability to update personal details (e.g., address, bank account information, etc.), view and print the entitled party and share details of your Works, view and download ASCAP performance statements, register your works and electronically create and track service requests to ASCAP.
Future online resources for ASCAP members will be provided via Member Access so activation of your account is highly recommended.
Furthermore, our competitors typically charge a fee for publishing companies ($150-$250) that is greater than the collective costs of joining ASCAP as a writer and publisher.
If you don't have a US-issued Visa, Master Card or American Express credit or debit card, you must first supply ASCAP with another form of payment using the ASCAP Processing Fee Form.
If the name is not available you will not be able to submit the application until you choose another available name.
You will receive information from ASCAP regarding your online application immediately upon submission.
As a newly elected writer member, you can receive royalties for surveyed performances that took place in the performance period covered by the distribution quarter in which you are elected.
For writers, there is a time lag of approximately seven (7) to eight (8) months between performances and royalty processing.
Title registrations are essential to the proper distribution of performance royalties and should be submitted to ASCAP once a musical work has been fully created.
After you receive confirmation of your election to ASCAP membership, please allow five (5) business days before you attempt to register your works with ASCAP for the first time.