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Thread #27205   Message #332562
Posted By: GUEST,Trinity
02-Nov-00 - 02:34 AM
Thread Name: Help: ASCAP, copyright question
Subject: Great big, general ASCAP question
Here's a simple basic question for you folks. When does one have to pay ASCAP (I'm assuming that's who you pay) and who exactly has to pay (artist or venue)? I'm a musician just starting out and when I get paying gigs I'll probably want to do some covers. I assume that once I'm being paid, I'll have to pay for the use of the songs (vs. now, where I just perform for free at open mics). Whom do I pay? How much? Or does the venue pay?

Maybe someone here can point me toward a website or something that can answer these sorts of questions. I just realized that maybe I should have looked for an ASCAP site, but someone pointed me this way and I'm too tired to think for myself right now. ;-)

Anyway, any info would be appreciated.

Thanks! Trinity