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.
Each member of the group must complete a separate writer application and each member of the group must meet the eligibility criteria.
It is recommended that each member apply for a separate publisher membership; however, only one application needs to be submitted if the group chooses to join as a collective publisher member.
this will display a link for the writer and publisher applications. You can only belong to one society at a time as a writer for licensing public performances in the United States; however, you can be a publisher at multiple societies.
You can transfer as a writer to ASCAP from your current society, but you will need to contact your current society to obtain the appropriate information to make the switch.
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.
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.