Sundance ASCAP Music Café To Return Virtually

A longtime partner to the Sundance Film Festival, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has announced the 24th annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café will return in virtual form for a second year. The Café will present exclusive performances and interviews with ASCAP songwriter and composer members on the festival’s enhanced online platform at Festival.Sundance.org, from January 21 to 24 beginning each day at 5PM ET / 3PM MT / 2PM PT.

The Sundance ASCAP Music Café continues its unflagging commitment to shining a spotlight on the marriage of music and film on January 21 and 22 with exclusive musical performances from a curated selection of noteworthy and emerging talent. On January 23 and 24, viewers can tune in for special ASCAP Screen Time conversations with top ASCAP composers and their collaborators.

The Sundance ASCAP Music Café virtual venue is accessible in the Festival Village portal by creating a free account at festival.sundance.org/create-account.

Musical performance guests will include six-time Grammy nominee Brandy Clark; singer-songwriter and co-founder of LA punk band X, John Doe; award-winning actor/singer Evan Rachel Wood and Grammy-nominated guitarist/singer-songwriter Zane Carney as EVAN + ZANE; singer-songwriter and actress Hayley Sales; emerging R&B singer-songwriter Jordan Hawkins and Zimbabwean-American singer-songwriter and record producer Shungudzo.

ASCAP Screen Time, the ASCAP Film and Television team’s ongoing interview series about the craft and business of music for screens, will host conversations with Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power composer Sharon Farber and the film’s director Nina Menkes; with Neptune Frost co-director/composer/screenwriter Saul Williams and co-director Anisia Uzeyman; with Call Jane composer Isabella “The Machine” Summers and the film’s director Phyllis Nagy; and with Cha Cha Real Smooth composers Este Haim (of HAIM) and Christopher Stracey.

“Our long partnership with the Sundance Film Festival continues its mission to showcase the magical relationship between music and film,” said Loretta Muñoz, ASCAP Assistant Vice President, Membership. “Every year, we highlight some of our talented ASCAP members and create those special connections for songwriters, composers and filmmakers. Whether in-person or virtual, we offer an intimate space for the discovery of captivating performances and conversations with creators whose music resonates with the Sundance Film Festival audience and beyond.”

To view a complete schedule of performances and get to know the Café artists, visit ascap.com/sundance2022.