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Victor Herbert on the deck of the (ship?) Imperator(?), c1914
音乐家、作曲家,以及ASCAP的创办人维克多.贺柏特 (摄于1914年)
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「美国作曲家、作家与出版商协会」 (American Society of Composers, Authors and PublishersASCAP) 1914213日成立了

你知道萝伦.希尔 (
Lauren Hill) 、爱莉卡.巴杜 (Erykah Badu) 、玛丹娜 (Madonna) 、金属合唱团 (Metallica) 、汤姆.魏兹 (Tom Waits) 、迪西.奇克斯 (Dixie Chicks) ,以及提托.普恩提 (Tito Puente) 有什么共通之处吗?是的,他们都是葛莱美奖的赢家,但是他们也都是美国作曲家、作家与出版商协会的成员。

美国作曲家、作家与出版商协会于1914213日在纽约市成立,宗旨在保护超过8万名作曲家、歌曲创作者、写词者、以及音乐出版商等所有会员的权利。美国作曲家、作家与出版商协会主要的功能在于确保作者的作品不会遭到其他艺术家在没有支付适当费用 (称为版税) ,或者取得同意之前,就擅自运用。作者有保护自己作品的权力,这种权力称之为着作权。美国作曲家、作家与出版商协会的第一位会长是维克多.贺柏特 (Victor Herbert) ,他是一位音乐家也是作曲者,相当支持艺术家的作品必须付费才能使用。你知道贺柏特怎么会有设立美国作曲家、作家与出版商协会的主意吗?

What do Lauren Hill, Erykah Badu, Madonna, Metallica, Tom Waits, Dixie Chicks, and Tito Puente all have in common? Yes, they are all Grammy award winners, but they are also members of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

ASCAP was founded in New York City on February 13, 1914, to protect the rights of the more than 80,000 composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers who are its members. ASCAP's function is to make sure that a writer's work is not used by another artist without paying the proper fee (called a royalty) or acquiring the proper permission. An author's right to protect his work is called copyright. ASCAP's first director was Victor Herbert, a composer and musician who strongly supported artists being paid for their work. How do you think Herbert got the idea for ASCAP?


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