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December 19, 2012

Melanie Fiona, The Head and the Heart and Andrew Bird Among Top Acts at Sundance ASCAP Music Café

Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona

The Head and the Heart

The Head and the Heart

Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird

Blue Sky Riders

Blue Sky Riders

Frankmusik

Frankmusik

Nataly Dawn

Nataly Dawn

New York, NY, December 19, 2012: Lights. Camera. Music. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is pleased to announce the initial lineup for the 15th annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café as part of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Music Café - running during the daytime from January 18th through the 25th - will present an eclectic mix of songwriters and artists, some legendary and some on their way there, all hand-picked by ASCAP.

"Every great film needs great music, and for 15 years, Sundance and ASCAP have celebrated the connection of sound and screen at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café," said ASCAP Assistant Vice President and Sundance ASCAP Music Café producer Loretta Muñoz. "The eight days of outstanding programming provide the perfect environment for indie filmmakers to meet and network with composers and songwriters. Whether you're trying to find the perfect music for your movie, or vice-versa, the Sundance ASCAP Music Café is your hub for music throughout the Festival."

Featured performers at the 15th annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café include: Jill Barber, Andrew Bird, Blue Sky Riders (Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman & Gary Burr), Dave Berg, Nataly Dawn, Kat Edmonson, Melanie Fiona, Frankmusik, The Head and the Heart, Here We Go Magic, Greg Holden, Eric Hutchinson, Paul Kelly, Dave Mason, MoZella, Sea Wolf, Kim Taylor and Drake White. A final lineup will be announced in January.

The Music Café will be located at Rich Haines Gallery (751 Main Street, Park City, UT) and will be free and open to all Festival credential holders (21 and older). Performances are scheduled to begin each day at 2:00pm.

For the latest information on ASCAP events at the Sundance Film Festival as well as on-site coverage, follow ASCAP on Twitter, stay connected through Facebook and visit www.ascap.com.

About the Sundance Film Festival®
A program of the non-profit Sundance Institute®, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most ground-breaking films of the past two decades, including sex, lies, and videotapeMaria Full of GraceThe Cove, Hedwig and the Angry InchAn Inconvenient TruthPreciousTrouble the Water, and Napoleon Dynamite, and through its New Frontier initiative, has showcased the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julien, Doug Aitken, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Matthew Barney. The 2013 Sundance Film Festival® sponsors include: Presenting Sponsors - HP, Acura, Sundance Channel and Chase Sapphire PreferredSM; Leadership Sponsors -DIRECTV, Entertainment Weekly, FOCUS FORWARD, a partnership between GE and CINELAN, Southwest Airlines, Sprint and YouTube; Sustaining Sponsors - Adobe, Canada Goose, Canon U.S.A., Inc., CÎROC Ultra Premium Vodka, FilterForGood®, a partnership between Brita® and Nalgene®, Hilton HHonors and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Intel Corporation, L'Oréal Paris, Recycled Paper Greetings, Stella Artois® and Time Warner Inc. Sundance Institute recognizes critical support from the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, and the State of Utah as Festival Host State. The support of these organizations will defray costs associated with the 10-day Festival and the nonprofit Sundance Institute's year-round programs for independent film and theatre artists. www.sundance.org/festival

About Sundance Institute
Founded by Robert Redford in 1981, Sundance Institute is a global, nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to nurturing artistic expression in film and theater, and to supporting intercultural dialogue between artists and audiences. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to unite, inform and inspire, regardless of geo-political, social, religious or cultural differences. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival and its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, film composers, playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Amreeka, An Inconvenient Truth, Spring Awakening, Light in the Piazza and Angels in America. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About ASCAP
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With 450,000 members representing more than 8.5 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. www.ascap.com

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