I have listed myself as both Composer and Publisher with ASCAP because my music is self-published. That is to say, I find ensembles who might like my work, I sell it to them, they perform it, and ASCAP pays the full royalty to me. (If there is a lyricist, I split it with them.)
I'm looking into having my music properly published now.
I understand that the publishing company will offer me a certain percentage of sales in royalty - 10% seems to be about the going rate - but what happens with regard to ASCAP. Is the expectation that I list them with ASCAP as the publisher, and so 50% of performance royalties would go to them as well?