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ASCAP or BMI and why?

Post by digitaldrummer » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:43 am

Just curious for those ASCAP or BMI members. Which did you choose and what made you choose one over the other?

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Re: ASCAP or BMI and why?

Post by DrummerMan » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:15 am

When I was considering this 25ish years ago, my father told me ASCAP was better for composers and BMI was better for songwriters, so I went with ASCAP. He was likely basing that off of some 1950s/60s ideas though. I don't know if it REALLY matters now.
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Re: ASCAP or BMI and why?

Post by kslight » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:41 am

ASCAP for the same reasons, and also because my business partner is. Either way, it works out because I’m collecting those big (sarcasm) royalties every quarter or whatever, mostly through Netflix and similar.

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Re: ASCAP or BMI and why?

Post by Magnetic Services » Fri May 01, 2020 11:51 am

I think they have different fee structures but both are pretty affordable. I went with ASCAP because I thought the UI on their site was nice and simple.

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Re: ASCAP or BMI and why?

Post by vernier » Fri May 01, 2020 3:42 pm

I did't choose ..it was whatever the record label had.

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