A Friend in the Music Business

The ASCAP Story : the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
A Friend in the Music Business
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(Book). 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 of 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."

Authors: Pollock, Bruce
Statement of Responsibility: Bruce Pollock
Title: A friend in the music business
the ASCAP story : the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Characteristics: xiv, 306 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-289) and index
Contents: 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
Subject Headings: United States. fast (OCoLC)fst01204155 Music trade. fast (OCoLC)fst01030641 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. fast (OCoLC)fst00561655 Music trade United States American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Topical Term: Music trade
Music trade
Found in: American Music Collection
LCCN: 2013042806
ISBN: 1423492218
Research Call Number: JNE 14-85
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