Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs, ASCAP
Alex Grout is Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs at ASCAP, providing strategic and legal guidance supporting the organization’s membership and licensing objectives. In his current role, he is ASCAP’s lead negotiator with members regarding affiliation and distribution issues, and also advises Executive Management on complex issues dealing with licensing, resignation, copyright, and other high-profile litigation and transactional issues. Alex also counsels internal stakeholders all day-to-day strategic issues relating to performance rights and music publishing. He has lectured at numerous engagements with major law firms, publishing companies, universities, and Grammy events.
Alex is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oneonta (B.A., magna cum laude) and of William & Mary Law School (J.D., cum laude) where he was also the Senior Articles Editor of the Business Law Review. Beyond his professional work, Alex is an experienced performer as a bass guitarist and was an NCAA Track & Field All-American.