Do any members of this forum have any experience with ASCAP or BMI they can share? There is a lot of information on these organizations on the internet, but there is almost too much -- it's hard to visualize how it actually works in practice. I'd especially like to know if these organizations handle instrumental compositions -- a lot of the descriptions of them keep referring to "songs" and "songwriters". If someone asks for permission to perform one of your works, do you tell them that the work is listed with these organizations and is that a problem? If you submit a work in ASCAP or BMI to a call for scores, do you have to say that it is in ASCAP or BMI and if so, at what point in the process? Many members of this site would probably be interested in this topic. Thanks for any information.