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Paul Adler

March 1, 1980 OHC380 103 min.


Executive, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

Interview Summary

(1 hour, 43 minutes)
ASCAP executive Paul Adler describes his organization’s role in the music industry. Discussion focuses on current ASCAP activities focusing on the role of the membership department; changing approaches to membership; survey methods; the membership represented; the board of directors; survey implementation strategies; experiences working with different members; the future he sees for country music; some of the challenges ahead for ASCAP; current copyright law and public domain issues; rules pertaining to membership; and comments on some of the myths about ASCAP.

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