NEW YORK, July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today announced that Gregory Morgado has been promoted to the new position of Deputy General Counsel. Morgado reports to ASCAP General Counsel Clara Kim.
Commenting on the promotion, Kim said: "Greg's sharp legal mind and insights have been invaluable to ASCAP as we expand our business initiatives and strengthen our governance to protect our members and grow opportunities for their future livelihoods. He leads with integrity and purpose and has been a true partner to me as a key member of the Business and Legal Affairs team. I am delighted to recognize his deep expertise and accomplishments with this promotion."
Greg joined ASCAP in 2015 as Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, where he is responsible for supervising and providing legal advice on a broad range of corporate law, compliance, corporate governance, commercial transactions, intellectual property, international and risk management matters. Greg has worked with ASCAP's strategy and business development, product and data strategy teams advising on key modernization and automation initiatives as part of the transformation process at ASCAP, including the launch of new products, negotiation of strategic relationships and innovation projects such as the ASCAP, SACEM and PRS data initiative.
Prior to joining ASCAP, Greg worked at Viacom Inc. as Vice President, Counsel, Corporate Transactions and Securities, and as a corporate mergers and acquisitions associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Greg received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, and his B.A. from Yale University.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With more than 670,000 members representing more than 11.5 million million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.