First established in the 1930s, ACA has developed as a publishing administrator for American concert music, representing composers and estates through several generations of creative work. With a curated catalog of over 14,000 works, ACA preserves historical works, introduces new works, and develops innovative ways to increase awareness, performance opportunities and public engagement with its unique and growing catalog, now available worldwide in print and other formats.
- ACA serves as a publishing co-administrator and distribution agent for composers' scores. ACA does not require copyright, but a specific grant of rights to represent a composer's works.
- ACA coordinates effort in working with composers, performers, ensembles, record labels, distributors, estates, libraries, and the general public.
- Support and administration services are provided for chamber music, choral music, arrangements, opera, dramatic, theatrical, electronic, film, orchestral and band music.
- Affiliated publishing imprints are American Composers Edition (BMI), Composers Facsimile Edition (BMI) and American Concert Editions (ASCAP).
- ACA sells and rents catalog products and licenses rights to musical works for recordings, web streaming, documentary films; dance and dramatic uses, chamber and orchestra performances; school classroom uses; audio and video recordings; textbook and article reprints, arrangements, and new editions of music from the past.
- ACA is funded by the generous contributions of Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, affiliated composers, earned income from its catalog, and many organizations and individuals who support and contribute to preserve this vast collection of American music.
American Composers Alliance
Composers' Catalog and Archives
PO Box 1108
New York, NY 10040