SOURCE: ASCAP

ASCAP

July 13, 2016 16:02 ET

ASCAP Launches Redesigned Public Repertory Database

Responsive, Mobile-Friendly Interface Showcases Information on 10 Million Musical Works

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - July 13, 2016) - ASCAP, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, this week launched a redesigned version of ACE, its public repertory database. With new features that enable greater ease-of-use and additional information, the redesign furthers ASCAP's leadership in providing greater transparency for composers, songwriters, music publishers and music users.

ACE ("ASCAP Clearance Express") is a searchable database that contains information relating to musical works in the ASCAP Repertory, and is updated weekly by ASCAP. The new, mobile-friendly ACE interface has a responsive design that manages and displays information from ASCAP's vast repertory of 10 million works, including title, writer, publisher, performer and ISWC codes. It enables music creator members, publishers, licensees and the public to easily search, share and download repertory information. ACE users may now search the database using multiple criteria simultaneously, for example song title and performer. In addition to listing the total share controlled by ASCAP, users can now obtain the aggregate writer and aggregate publisher shares for any particular work.

"ASCAP is driving changes aimed at building a more efficient, effective and transparent music industry, no matter what the future looks like," said Elizabeth Matthews, ASCAP CEO. "The ACE redesign is just the first of many new digital innovations ASCAP has in the works to create the best quality experience for stakeholders. We are looking forward to rolling out more new ASCAP digital tools for our members and our community."

For more information on ACE, visit http://www.ascap.com/ace-title-search/about.aspx.

About ASCAP

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business -- from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With 580,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.