ASCAP Adjustments

Each year the TVMLC requests voluntary contributions from stations it represents. The stations that receive a contribution request from the TVMLC are subject to the ASCAP Adjustment. The ASCAP Adjustment is based on the total percentage collected by TVMLC from the local TV industry. The TVMLC’s contribution year runs from April 1st thru March 31st and the ASCAP Adjustment is applied in December. For example, the TVMLC’s 2020 contribution request begins April 1, 2020 and ends March 31, 2021 and the adjustment will be applied to your ASCAP statement in December 2021.

Stations that make their full contribution to the TVMLC are eligible for credit which is based on the percentage collected from the industry (local TV stations). If stations do not make their annual contribution, or pay less than the industry average, they are subject to a debit or additional charge. The credit/debit will be provided on your December ASCAP statement. Please see chart below for example of how the ASCAP Adjustment works.

If you would like to contribute or learn more about the ASCAP Adjustment, please contact