ASCAP's Nicole George to Lead Rhythm & Soul Membership

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - Randall Grimmett, Senior Vice President, Domestic Membership of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced today that Nicole George will assume additional responsibilities within the Membership Group. Effective immediately, she becomes Assistant Vice President, Rhythm and Soul and adds the oversight and daily operational management of ASCAP's Rhythm and Soul Membership department on a worldwide basis. George will continue with her current responsibilities in Business Affairs and run the day-to-day operations of the New York Membership office.

Commenting on the expansion of George's duties, Grimmett stated, "In a short time, Nicole has proven to be a very strong contributor. Her work in business affairs has led to early positive results proving her value to ASCAP's successful membership operations. Her vision for the continued success and growth of the Rhythm & Soul Membership department is exciting and dovetails perfectly with my Membership Group objectives."

ASCAP's Rhythm and Soul Membership department is responsible for outreach to some of the Society's most prominent and successful members through executives in Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York. Outreach efforts include the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, music showcases, educational panels, and attendance at many music conferences and industry events. The department's success has resulted in a dominant market share in this genre.


Established in 1914, ASCAP is the first and leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization (PRO) representing the world's largest repertory totaling over 8.5 million copyrighted musical works of every style and genre from more than 350,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members. ASCAP has representation arrangements with similar foreign organizations so that the ASCAP repertory is represented in nearly every country around the world where copyright law exists. ASCAP protects the rights of its members and foreign affiliates by licensing the public performances of their copyrighted works and distributing royalties based upon surveyed performances. ASCAP is the only American PRO owned and governed by its writer and publisher members.

Nicole George, Assistant Vice President, Membership Group - Rhythm & Soul