In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – Todd Brabec is the Vice President and Director of Membership for the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). He talks about the duties of ASCAP. ASCAP goes to the user, arranges for a license to be acquired, negotiates the money, collects the money, and pays the respective individuals. Also in this segment, Brabec shares how excessive monies are divided. ASCAP looks at each area in which their licensed. Using information collected by data services, the money is divided according to number of performances. Brabec also discusses the founding of ASCAP. Writers and publishers founded ASCAP. It is the only field that pays writers directly.