Definition of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

 
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an organization in the US that protects the rights of writers of music and songs. It collects money on behalf of its members from anyone who plays or sings in a professional performance or who organizes professional performances. compare PRS for music