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Birth Of ASCAP

Posted by Geoff Edgers  February 13, 2008 05:41 AM

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Ninety-four years ago today, a group of musicians gathered at the Hotel Claridge in New York City and created the The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. The main purpose: To make sure composers were paid for their work, and that their rights were protected.

Not that this is a flawless system. Just ask Bo Diddley.

You can read all about ASCAP's history here.

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