From ASCAP’s newsletter….
“ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento gives some background information regarding the recent court decision concerning the existence of a performing right in a download. It is important that you as ASCAP members know this background so that speculation and misinformation do not replace facts. Most importantly, the Society wants you to understand that every action ASCAP took with regard to this matter was entirely driven by the goal of protecting your performing rights as a music creator and ensuring that you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled.”
Read the Court Background Decision Letter.