ASCAP Reporting Form for 2018
February 26, 2018
The Barbershop Harmony Society has a blanket agreement with ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) to pay significantly reduced licensing fees for all U.S. chapters and ensuring their legal compliance for public performances of the songs represented by ASCAP.
As a friendly reminder, All U.S. Chapters and Districts, must complete an annual ASCAP Reporting Form and submit that information (with corresponding payment, if applicable) at the end of each year. If you have not submitted your 2017 ASCAP Form and applicable payment, please be sure to do so as soon as possible. If you are a Canadian Chapter or District, you are not required to submit an ASCAP annual report, however, SOCAN reporting requirements still need to be satisfied.
The 2018 ASCAP Reporting form and information can now be downloaded from the BHS Website by CLICKING HERE.
Chapters should send their ASCAP reporting forms and applicable payments to the Barbershop Harmony Society HQ directly:
Barbershop Harmony Society
c/o ASCAP Reporting Forms
110 7th Avenue N
Nashville, TN 37073
or by email* to email@example.com
*Please only email if no payment is applicable. Payment and Form should be mailed together.
If your chapter did not produce, and will not produce, any shows (free, benefit or ticketed) with performances during the year 2017 or 2018 a form is still required, by completing Section A. Districts, if you hosted or produced a show as a part of your convention, or perhaps had a show as a part of a youth event, you are liable for an ASCAP report and applicable fee. Otherwise, please complete Section A.
PLEASE NOTE: BMI/SESAC Show Clearance Forms will still be sent to districts for processing. SOCAN (for Canadian Chapters) Forms will continue to follow their current process.
Please contact our BHS Manager of Copyright & Licensing (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the BHS Customer Service team at email@example.com if you or your chapter have further questions or need further information.