here is the scenario...
Band is playing at local bar
playing a beatles tune
does the bar pay the ascap fee?
does the band have to pay?
If the band collects a $1 then do they pay a royalty fee?
I saw the ascap list but i understand that to be if i was performing from home....in this case i am at a location that is already paying the ascap fee.
The live venue should take care of the licensing. We take care of the licensing for the online streaming portion which is a separate thing from the live show at the venue. Filling out the form is the best way to make sure the songwriters get paid!