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ASCAP Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
34 Reviews
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Musicians love you, bar owners hate you....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Licensing Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Area Licensing Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at ASCAP full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You have to be able to deal with negativity squared. The people stealing royalties from artists can be mean, deceitful and downright BAD people. But the artists you work for really appreciate you going out there and fighting for their just due. You have to shake off the lying and cursing and know that what you're doing is for the good of MUSIC.
    Great PTO allotment (5 weeks)
    Great car allowance/expense reimbursement
    Awesome co-workers

    Cons

    Travel (up to 50% or more in your geographical area)
    Dealing with unscrupulous clients - it can wear on you day after day.
    Somewhat flat ladder to climb.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep fighting the good fight. Treat your ALM/TLMs with respect as you always have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Used to Be a Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensing Accounts Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Licensing Accounts Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at ASCAP full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Time off, benefits, their mission

    Cons

    Senior management's treatment of employees & their failure to accept responsibility for their own mistakes,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As you may remember, in the ealy 1990's Booz Allen conducted a review of tour operations that called for, among other things, a flatter management structure. The board signed off on it, but instead layers of management increased while midlevel employees get laid off in response to such issues as IMJV and expenses associated with PREP. Think seriously about employee morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible company !!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASCAP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Complete freedom to organize your schedule.

    Cons

    Good old boy network. Management exhibits favoritism ensuring that certain people exceed and others fail. This company acts like they are for the rights of the song writers, composers and publishers. in actuality, all they care about is the almighty dollar for themselves. ASCAP threatens music users that if they don't pay they will get sued. That is a joke. ASCAP doesn't sue anyone. So my advice, if you are a business and using music illegally, keep doing it as long as you can. ASCAP is making lots of money but their employees are starving. Horrible moral and absolutely no team work. No support from management in the day to day issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the old dead beats that have been there forever taking up breathing room. Stop managing with fear and intimidation. Build up morale. Stop showing favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    SATISFIED

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Songwriter in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Songwriter in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at ASCAP as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    On time royalty payments; user friendly registration

    Cons

    I have no cons at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice to offer at this time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Values old employees over young talent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at ASCAP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    9-5, with very little overtime

    Cons

    Horrible pay and career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your motivated young employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Grass is greener on THIS side.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensing
    Current Employee - Licensing

    I have been working at ASCAP full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Time off! The people are great. We're working for a great cause that allows songwriters to get paid for their work. Industry is always changing. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Industry is always changing. The pay. The politics. The morale. The rate court judge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask and listen to the employees for ideas. There are some employees that really care for the future of the company and want it to thrive. Listen to what they have to say. Open up to the employees. Share information. Don't be scared to be straight up. Reward the great employees or you will loose them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great stepping stone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ASCAP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good work life balance.

    Cons

    Looking at ascension within the company...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Licensing Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensing Specialist in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Licensing Specialist in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at ASCAP full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    No paper clutter
    Working from a computer doing sales on something that is required by Copyright Law for businesses.
    Bringing in an additional commission on top of Salary.
    Freedom (on certain teams) to work from the office or from home.
    Great people to work with and for.

    Cons

    Hard for people without sales experience or social skills.
    Time management skills are a must.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    needs to be reinvented

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical in New York, NY

    I worked at ASCAP full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very nice people, location and interesting projects. A good place to learn the music business.

    Cons

    Management is confused. Spending tons of money on computer systems as the revenue stream shrinks and they plan for massive layoffs. Senior management stays pretty much intact with high salaries as the workers get cut.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could have upgraded systems without bringing in army of consultants and offshore development. The big system upgrade project is a big failure. To justify the cost many people lost their job. Stop promoting the people with the loudest voices. You need to listen to smart thinkers and planners instead of marketing types.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Business Systems Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at ASCAP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great teams to work with. Managers are great. Work-Life balance is very good. Flexible work hours.Recently went Agile and is doing great progress.

    Cons

    Downsized last year in January and heavily increased work load on the remaining team members.No bonus, no annual increment since few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please recognize people who are working hard and give regular increments to motivate them so that they can show more involvement in their position.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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