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ASCAP THE VOTE!

ASCAP has launched its 2024 ASCAP Citizen campaign. Powered by the voter-registration organization HeadCount, ASCAP Citizen encourages ASCAP’s one million songwriter, composer and music-publisher members and their communities to vote.

The campaign focuses on why voting is important for ASCAP members, particularly the direct impact policy can have on a music creator’s ability to earn a living. This year’s campaign begins today (7/9) and runs through Election Day (11/5).

A video featuring ASCAP members Jimmy Jam and Leon Thomas illustrates why it’s critical for music creators to participate in the democratic process.

In addition to reeling off informative social-media posts, ASCAP will amplify “get out the vote” messages from other top ASCAP creators partnered with HeadCount, including Olivia Rodrigo, Alicia Keys and Kehlani.

Said ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews: “Whether it's protecting creators’ rights through copyright law or new artificial-intelligence regulations, policy directly impacts our members’ livelihoods. It’s vital for music creators to stay engaged with democracy, and that starts with voting. It’s time to show elected officials that they should listen to more than just our members’ songs, because music creators vote.”

ASCAP is an official partner of National Voter Registration Day (9/17), with ASCAP Citizen engaging in online and in-person grassroots voter-registration mobilization throughout the summer and fall. The initiative will shift to get-out-the-vote efforts in the days leading up to Election Day.

Register to vote here and learn more about ASCAP Citizen here.

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