Industry Announcements


    The Songwriter Fund Emergency Grants

    Thanks to a generous donation of resources from Sony Music Publishing and SONA, and their expressed vision of helping songwriters and composers in need, we were able to create a fund that will distribute small emergency grants of $1000 to qualified songwriters who have suffered work cancellation and other financial losses as result of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Applications open April 28, 2021. Learn more here:

    Composers Jon Batiste and Sharon Farber Newly Elected to ASCAP Board of Directors – March 25, 2021 – Read more

    The Mechanical Licensing Collective Receives $424 Million in Historical Unmatched Royalties from Digital Service Providers – February 16, 2021 – Read more

    ASCAP Celebrates Black History Month With Campaign Honoring Distinguished Black Songwriters, Composers, Innovators, and Icons – Read more

    BMI Celebrates Black History Month – Read more

    SESAC Celebrates Black History Month – Read more

    Announcement Concerning Interim Mechanical Royalty Rates Pending the Outcome of Copyright Royalty Board Remand Proceedings in Phonorecords III – Read more

    BMI: Important Distribution Schedule Change for 2022; Additional One-Time Distribution in 2021