- Forum: iPod + iTunes + AppleTV
Keep in mind that using ASCAP or BMI are completely voluntary. There is also the Harry Fox Agency, another old timer in the music licensing business. None of these are required. They simplify (for publishers) the complexities surrounding royalty collections and licensing issues, but a music publisher could take care of these myriad details on their own also. In fact, it's arguably easier for a small publisher to manage the details now more than ever.