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Ryan O' Grady

Director of Global Member Services
Ryan O’Grady serves as Director of Global Member Services at ASCAP, the
American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP), a membership
association of more than 650,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music
publishers of every kind of music.

Ryan joined ASCAP in 2011 as a Member Services Representative, providing
customer service to ASCAP’s writer and publisher members in areas of payments,
career development, benefits, education, communication, advocacy and
recognition. Since 2011, Ryan has continued to expand in his role at ASCAP
becoming a Manager of Member Services in 2013 and eventually transferring to
ASCAP’s Nashville office where he currently oversees the Global Services teams
in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville as Director.

In addition to supervising and mentoring ASCAP’s Global Services teams, Ryan
participates in and helps initiate strategic plans, high-level issue resolutions and
present recommendations to senior management staff. He also manages partnership
opportunities for improved system developments increasing company value for its
members. Ryan works closely with ASCAP’s Nashville Creative team and is
currently a member of both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) & the Country
Music Association (CMA).

Prior to joining ASCAP, Ryan worked at Music Reports Inc. where he held the
position of Copyright Researcher and was responsible for amending copyright data
within Songdex, the world’s largest and fastest-growing registry of music

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Industry from California State
University, Northridge.

My Panelists Sessions

Tuesday, May 8

1:45pm PDT