Wayne Josel is the Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs at the American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the nation's leading performing rights organization. ASCAP licenses public performance rights in musical works on behalf of, and distributes royalties to, its nearly 500,000 songwriter and publisher members. In his role, Wayne has primary responsibility for negotiating and structuring license agreements with a broad spectrum of music users, including broadcast and cable television networks, cable television system operators, satellite television and radio system operators and digital media service providers.
Prior to joining ASCAP in 2013, Wayne was Counsel in the New Media, Entertainment and Technology practice group at Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP where he counseled both established and emerging companies in connection with strategic transactions and license agreements. Wayne received his law degree from Fordham University, where he was an editor of the Fordham Law Review. He has a BA in Political Science from Union College and an MSJ from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.