A friend in the music business : the ASCAP story : the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
- Pollock, Bruce, author.
- Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard Books, 2014.
- Physical description
- xiv, 306 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
ML3790 .P66 2014
- Unknown ML3790 .P66 2014
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -289) and index.
- Herbert's victory
- Buck stops here
- Radio waves
- TV vs. rock 'n' roll
- The comeback
- Seeding the garden of creativity
- New blood, Nashville, and Capitol Hill
- Gridlock, grants, and gigabytes
- A common cause
- Follow the dollar
- Playback and fast forward.
- Publisher's Summary
- On February 13, 1914, a group of the nation's most distinguished and popular songwriters gathered together in New York City to support the mission of ASCAP, a new organization for publishers and songwriters. A few years later, ASCAP received its mandate from the Supreme Court to collect royalties for the public performance of copyrighted material. Over the course the next century, ASCAP has been as prominent a force for the advancement and nurture and financial well-being of songwriters as any record label or publishing outfit one would care to name. With a responsive board of directors made up entirely of songwriter/composer and publisher members, ASCAP has defended creators' rights at every turn against those who would seek to devalue music. Today, with copyright under renewed assault, its mission is as resonant and vital as ever, along with its relatively new role as a nurturer of the young artists who represent the future of music. Award-winning music writer Bruce Pollock explores the growth and changes within this complex society and its relationship to emerging technologies, in the context of 100 years of an ever-evolving music business, to see how ASCAP has become, for those who hope to make a living making music, now more than ever, a friend in the music business.
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- Publication date
- Bruce Pollock.
- Title Variation
- ASCAP story, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers