ASCAP 'I Create Music Expo' April 30th-May 2nd In L.A.
April 14, 2015 at 2:12 PM (PT)
This year's ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO will be held APRIL 30th through MAY 2nd at the LOEWS HOLLYWOOD HOTEL in L.A., featuring nearly 200 panelists and performers in the conference, which is dedicated to the craft and business of songwriting, composing and producing.
For the complete "I Create Music" EXPO schedule, visit here.
ASCAP will hold its General Annual Membership Meeting on THURSDAY, APRIL 30th at 9:45a (PT). ASCAP Pres./Chairman PAUL WILLIAMS, CEO BETH MATTHEWS and EVP/Membership JOHN TITTA will provide an update on ASCAP's "state of the union" and vision for the future.
"Hit Songwriters: In It to Win It" also takes place on THURSDAY at 5:30p (PT) featuring hit songwriters KEVIN KADISH ("All About That Bass"), GREG KURSTIN ("Heartbeat Song"), WILLIAM LARSEN ("Am I Wrong"), JESSE SHATKIN ("Chandelier") and SEVYN STREETER Sevyn Streeter ("Yeah 3x"), exploring in-depth what it takes to reach the top of the charts.
On FRIDAY, MAY 1st at 4:30p (PT), "Who Is He (and What Is He to You?): "I Create Music" will feature an Interview with ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME inductee BILL WITHERS conducted by ALOE BLACC, sharing his wisdom about the importance of staying authentic to yourself, in music and in life. The interview will be a full-circle moment for BLACC, who attended the 2010 ASCAP EXPO specifically to hear WITHERS speak.
For the 10th year in a row, ASCAP EXPO Master Sessions will offer emerging songwriters the chance to hear directly from some of the most successful music creators today, including EMMY-winning composer RICHARD BELLIS, top LATIN songwriter CLAUDIA BRANT, Emmy-winning composer Richard Bellis, top Latin songwriter Claudia Brant, film/TV/concert composer DOUGLAS CUOMO, rap production duo DA INTERNZ, pop songwriter SAVAN KOTECHA, indie pop singer-songwriter INGRID MICHAELSON and country music writer and former professional football player MIKE REID. These candid sessions will offer insider insight on everything from being creative on a deadline (BELLIS) to the journey from professional sports to songwriting (REID).
A hallmark of the ASCAP EXPO experience are the Opening Night and Closing Performance Panels, which feature top songwriters performing their own works, including legends who have penned iconic songs and today's top songwriters who'll share both favorites and new works. Performances will include The Writers Jam with ANDREW BIRD, ALIE BLACC, ASHLEY GORLEY and ANDREA MARTIN; and the "I Create Music" Center Stage with REO SPEEDWAGON's KEVIN CRONIN, HANSON, RICHARD MARX, MIKE REID and VALERIE SIMPSON.