Can I Use the Same Business Entity for Both ASCAP & BMI?

It’s possible if the publishing entity names are different.

You can use the same business entity (e.g. LLC) when registering as a publisher with ASCAP and BMI, but your affiliation name should be slightly different with each society. Acme Publishing LLC could become Acme A Publishing LLC and Acme B Publishing LLC, for instance. One extra letter is all you need to differentiate them.

For more information on personal publishing entities, check out our blog post here.


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