Speaker Biography

Elizabeth Matthews  

BioElizabeth Matthews is CEO of U.S. Performing Rights Organization, ASCAP, a membership association of over 625,000 US songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP licenses the public performance of its members' music, collects license fees, tracks performances and distributes royalties to its members based on their performances. Under her leadership, ASCAP has achieved record-breaking financial results, topping $1 billion in revenue for two consecutive years and driving record-high distributions of royalties to ASCAP songwriters, composers and music publishers. She has driven advocacy efforts to modernize music licensing as well as pioneering transparency and technology innovations.