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Artists Celebrate Century of Music Royalties

Every time you hear a song in a restaurant or on the radio, hear music in a concert hall, on TV or in a movie, or listen to streaming audio on the Internet, a writer gets paid, thanks in large part to a performing rights organization known as ASCAP, or the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. This month, ASCAP marks 100 years of representing composers' interests. 'Brilliant idea' A century ago, the Italian operatic composer Giacomo Puccini was having...

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