Recently there has been some discusssion about ASCAP & BMI. I can't find anything now, probably need more French Roast Coffee. The following is extracted from another site, with the author's permission. I thought it might prove useful
"Re: Opinions about ASCAP?
Posted by H L Smith, II (Home page) - 08 Nov 04:45
I'm not sure where this information is coming from, but as a member of ASCAP, I can assure you, first hand, that people that do what we do are well represented in ASCAP.
You might contact Arnold Broido @ T. Presser Music Publishers, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
He was the V.P. of ASCAP for some time. He's still on the board. I'm sure that either he or Daniel Dorff, also @ T. Presser will give you an earfull of it's benefits. Now that's not to knock BMI. For it is a fine organization. However, As a published composer, I can assure you that ASCAP is very good for the modern composer. Feel free to call me if you wish further details.
Mr. Smith is an organist, and also works for Theodore Presser, I think. He has had some choral works published, just had some new material accepted.