ASCAP launches Apple app

Service provides access to 8.5 mil copyrighted musical works

ASCAP launched a free app for Apple's portable devices today. The app allows ASCAP members to access their own catalog, performance and royalty information through the organization's membership access portal.

Beyond its members, the app will allow other music industry executives and consumers to search ASCAP's 8.5 million copyrighted musical works catalog. So for example, music supervisors for commercials, television and movies can have 24/7 access to the catalog from anywhere in the world, ASCAP executives said.

While the app is initially available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod, ASCAP plans on eventually offering versions of the app for other smartphones.

The ASCAP mobile app is the latest in a series of technology enhancements that ASCAP has deployed in the past year to make it more convenient for its members to conduct their business and pursue their creativity, including redesigning its website, revamped royalty statements and new e-statements that serve as a performance royalty management tool, the organization said in making the app announcement.
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