The Association for Cultural Equity (ACE) does not directly administer rights to the Alan Lomax Collection. Various parties (record labels, publishers and other rights holders) share an interest in the music, film, published writings, video and photographs from Alan Lomax's collections. We connect people requesting uses with the correct rights-holders who administer specific rights.

Since it’s inception in 1983 the Association for Cultural Equity (ACE) has proactively sought out the estates of artists recorded by Alan Lomax. ACE shares estate contact information with the the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress where the Alan Lomax Collection is housed, for the benefit of researchers and others wishing to license material.

We promote the collection by helping people to find what they need and to obtain the rights to use it. The estates of the performers and arrangers/composers receive fees and royalties from licensing and sales. Payments from the licensed use of materials in the Lomax Collection represent direct and meaningful recognition of an artist and the value of their work.

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