EXPO 2016
Take your music to the next level
The Premier Conference for Songwriters, Composers, Artists and Producers - Open to All

The energy stayed high on EXPO day 3. Priscilla Renea, Desmond Child & Antonina Armato gave hands-on advice; we learned from music lifers Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo; our advocacy panel inspired us to take charge of music's future. The Writers Jam closed it out on a transcendent note.

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The inspiration was flowing on EXPO day 2, which featured eye-opening sessions with Ashley Gorley, James Fauntleroy, the Women Behind the Music panel, and more. And then: TIMBALAAAAAAAAND!!!! Check out our curated feed of all the news, pics and social media posts.

It's Day 1 of the 2016 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO! Three days of networking, education and inspiration start HERE. Check out our curated feed of all the news, pics and social media posts. We'll be updating it throughout the day, so keep checking back!

The 11th Annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO announces its full conference schedule, jam-packed with inspiring and informative sessions for music creators of all levels, no matter what genre or medium they write for.

We want to help you broadcast your #ASCAPEXPO Experience to all your friends and followers - be it tweets or pictures from the photo booth. Here are some ways you can get the word out.

We get it: three days of music making, learning, career-building, walking and smiling can be exhausting. Whether it’s your first time out or you’re an 11-year veteran, here are some tips to help you make the most of the 2016 ASCAP EXPO.

Things change and we already have a few updates since the Program Book went to print. The online schedule will always be kept up to date, but we will post all of the changes on this page.

We are excited to announce the selections for the Feedback Panels, the live Attendee Showcase (Presented by Gigtown) and the iStandard Producers and Rappers Showcase. Thank you to the hundreds of attendees that submitted their music!

We are thrilled with the full 2016 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO schedule! Be sure to take advantage of our Interactive Schedule Web App at 2016expo.ascap.com, which has all programming details and panelist bios.

The EXPO lineup grows with the team from CW show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend plus US Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), US Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) and Audra Mae.

With his Keynote Interview, Timbaland joins the epic EXPO lineup, along with top ASCAP songwriters Andra Day, Brian McKnight and LaShawn Daniels.

The 2016 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO is just around the corner. Haven't purchased your tickets yet? Here are 11 reasons why you've gotta be there for the 11th EXPO.

The ASCAP EXPO additions include a Collaboration Panel with WAX LTD. and The Futuristics plus Sam Hook joining the Hit Songwriters panel.

As he has done for the past few years at ASCAP EXPO, hit songwriter/producer Darrell Brown will engage in honest feedback and give valuable advice about your songs during Live Song Feedback with Darrell Brown. You can’t submit in advance for this opportunity, you simply need to be in the room to be considered.

Additional top music names announced include Andrew Cedar, Priscilla Renea, Harmony Samuels, David Vanacore and more.

Other hitmakers added include Bonnie Baker, Dave Bassett, Chris DeStefano, Brett James, JKash and Forest Glen Whitehead.

Other sessions added: fun. frontman Nate Ruess in conversation with ASCAP President/Hall of Fame songwriter Paul Williams, and other special interviews.

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"I accomplished in 3 days at the EXPO, what would take me a year to do on my own!"

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The ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO puts you in the heart of ASCAP's community of today's most successful music creators for three days of education, networking and inspiration. Open to all, not just ASCAP members.


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Joe Solo’s Music Success Workshop
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Los Angeles Women in Music
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