ASCAP EXPO Opens Registration for 2016

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), performing rights and advocacy for music creators, has announced that registration is open for the 11th annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, April 28 – 30, 2016 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. This premier conference for songwriters, composers, artists and producers in all genres of music kicks off on April 28 with ASCAP’s General Annual Membership Meeting. EXPO participants can register for the conference with a special “early bird” price during the month of November at: ascap.com.

Now in its 11th year, the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO has succeeded by giving participants an unforgettable and authentic experience—real knowledge, tools, connections and a community of support and guidance they can’t find anywhere else. ASCAP has released a video to promote the 2016 event, which features attendees sharing their passions in their own words about how EXPO became a life and career-changing experience for them.

Special Opportunities
Popular sessions like Darrell Brown's (songwriter/producer for Keith Urban, Bon Jovi, Faith Hill and LeAnn Rimes) Live Song Feedback panel are back this year. In addition, early registrants have the opportunity to sign up for exclusive lunch roundtable sessions with top music industry executives and hit songwriters. Roundtable seats are limited to 175 and sell out quickly. Also available for purchase are a limited number of private one-on-one sessions with notable songwriters, composers and music industry executives.

Submissions and Showcases
ASCAP EXPO offers several special submission opportunities that enable participants to get their songs heard by music industry experts and the EXPO audience. Each year, EXPO features multiple feedback panels in different genres, enabling attendees to receive honest advice on their music. For the eighth time, ASCAP will partner with iStandard to host the iStandard Producer and Rapper Showcase, spotlighting aspiring hit-makers in front of a panel of prominent music industry tastemakers. Conference attendees also have the opportunity to submit to perform at the ASCAP EXPO Attendee Showcase. EXPO registrants will be notified when Attendee Showcase submissions are open at a later date.

Since 2005, the ASCAP EXPO has brought together music’s biggest talents and most successful industry players. Previous keynote speakers include Justin Timberlake, Tom Petty, John Mayer, Quincy Jones, Ludacris, Carly Simon, Sara Bareilles, Randy Newman, Jackson Browne, Steve Miller, Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart), Diplo, Big Sean, Ne-Yo, Stargate, Bill Withers, Aloe Blacc, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Jeff Lynne.

ASCAP EXPO master sessions, performances and panels offer attendees the chance to hear directly from established music creators. Previous sessions have featured Jermaine Dupri, Fergie, Jared Leto, Wyclef Jean, Rufus Wainwright, John Rzeznik, Seth MacFarlane, Jason Mraz, Don Was, Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Peter Frampton, Natasha Bedingfield, Marcus Miller, Desmond Child, Rodney Crowell, Dr. Luke, James Newton Howard, Steve Lillywhite, Paul Williams, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, John Rich, Stephen Schwartz, Nico Muhly, Jill Scott, Ricky Skaggs, Jimmy Webb, Mike Posner and more.

For more information, visit ascap.com.

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