About the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO

Learn. Connect. Succeed.

The Only U.S. Music Conference 100% Dedicated To Songwriters and Composers!

The ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO puts you face-to-face with some of the world's most successful songwriters, composers, producers and music business leaders, all who willingly share their knowledge and expertise and give you the know-how to take your music to the next level.

Launched in 2006, the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO is the first and only national conference dedicated to songwriting and composing. Selling out in its inaugural year, the EXPO immediately provided a unique opportunity for songwriters, composers, publishers, producers - and those in the industry that support them - to come together in an unprecedented way to share their knowledge and expertise. In its short history, the innovative programming offered to attendees has grown to include celebrity Q&A's, master classes, songwriting and composing workshops, publisher and business panels, One-on-One sessions, DIY career building workshops, showcases and performances, song feedback panels, state-of-the-art technology demos as well as leading music industry exhibitors.

Some of the biggest names in music, both on the creative and business side, have participated in the ASCAP EXPO. The EXPO's headliner interviews have been with Katy Perry, Ne-Yo & Stargate, Carly Simon, The Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine), Lindsey Buckingham interviewed by Sara Bareilles, Quincy Jones interviewed by Ludacris, Justin Timberlake & Bill Withers, John Mayer, Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart), Jeff Lynne, Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora, Jackson Browne, Steve Miller, Randy Newman and Tom Petty. At each EXPO there are over 200 panelists and performers, including such people as:

Walter Afanasieff
Antonina Armato
Clarence Avant
Johnta Austin
Klaus Badelt
Glen Ballard
Martin Bandier
Sara Bareilles
Eric Bazilian
Natasha Bedingfield
Richard Bellis
Marco Beltrami
Brendan Benson
Alan & Marilyn Bergman
Dan Bern
Big Sean
Jon Bon Jovi
Claudia Brant
Stephen Bray
Michael Brook
Jonatha Brooke
Kerry "Krucial" Brothers
Bruce Broughton
Darrell Brown
Jackson Browne
Chris Brubeck
Bun B
Lindsey Buckingham
Kenny Burrell
Kandi Burruss
Charlotte Caffey (The Go-Go's)
Warryn Campbell
Don Cannon
Deana Carter
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Regina Carter
Paul Chihara
Jay L. Cooper, Esq.
Tom Chapin
Desmond Child
Brandy Clark
Alf Clausen
Barry Coburn
Ted Cohen
Judy Collins
John Corigliano
Wes Craven
Marshall Crenshaw
Andraé Crouch
Hal David
John Debney
Patrick Doyle
Dre & Vidal
George Duke
Jermaine Dupri
Barry Eastmond
Mike Elizondo
Ron Fair
Roger Faxon
Rory Feek
Don Felder (Formerly of the Eagles)
Melanie Fiona
Dan Foliart
John Forté
James Fortune
Peter Frampton
Mitchell Froom
Toby Gad
Siedah Garrett
Inara George
Christopher "Drumma Boy" Gholson
Michael Giacchino
Randy Goodrum
Gordon Goodwin
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Ashley Gorley
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald
Amaury Gutierrez
Nic Harcourt
Jerry Harrison
Justin Hawkins
Tom Higgenson (Plain White T's)
Keri Hilson
Rupert Hine
Daniel Ho
Jamie Houston
James Newton Howard
Mark Hudson
Ariel Hyatt
Mark Isham
Brett James
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Wyclef Jean
Quincy Jones
Ron Jones
Ken Jordan (The Crystal Method)
Just Blaze
Dean Kay
Lenny Kaye
Josh Kear
John King (Dust Brothers)
Steve Kipner
Chaka Khan
Larry Klein
Holly Knight
Kool Kojak
Savan Kotecha
Greg Kurstin
Russ Landau
Jonny Lang
Philip Lawrence (The Smeezingtons)
Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Tania León
Alejandro Lerner
Jared Leto
Leeds Levy
Ari Levine
James S. Levine
Steve Lillywhite
Jon Lind
Hillary Lindsey
Steve Lindsey
LaToya Luckett
Kevin Lyman
Jeff Lynne
Seth MacFarlane
Kenny MacPherson
Johnny Mandel
Bruno Mars (The Smeezingtons)
Richard Marx
Andrea Martin
John Mayer
MC Lyte
Larry John McNally
Tracy McKnight
Andre Merritt
Ingrid Michaelson
Raul Midón
Marcus Miller
Rhett Miller
Steve Miller
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Nico Muhly
Jason Mraz
Matt Nathanson
Randy Newman
Tab Nkhereanye
No I.D.
Rick Nowels
Pamela Phillips Oland
Dan "ROBOPOP" Omelio
Robert Ellis Orrall
Martin Page
David Paich
Van Dyke Parks
Don Passman, Esq.
Stephen Paulus
Heitor Pereira
Rudy Perez
Katy Perry
Linda Perry
Gretchen Peters
Tom Petty
Steve Porcaro
Mike Posner
Kelly Price
Trevor Rabin
Priscilla Renea
David Renzer
John Rich
Lee Ritenour
Pete Rock
Kevin Rudolf
Rivers Rutherford
John Rzeznik
S1 (Symbolyc One)
Richie Sambora
Harmony Samuels
Matt Scannell
Stephen Schwartz
Darrell Scott
Jill Scott
Matt Serletic
Jeff Silbar
Tommy Sims
Marc Shaiman
Allen Shamblin
Michelle Shocked
Carly Simon
Ricky Skaggs
Jill Sobule
J.D. Souther
Alison Sudol (A Fine Frenzy)
Billy Steinberg
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart
Cameron Strang
Ryan Tedder
Justin Timberlake
Joseph Trapanese
Brian Tyler
Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go's)
Phil Vassar
Loudon Wainwright III
Rufus Wainwright
D.A. Wallach
Narada Michael Walden
Butch Walker
Don Was
Mark Watters
Jimmy Webb
Greg Wells
Wendy & Lisa
Bill Werde
Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go's)
Paul Williams
Pharrell Williams
Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart)
Dan Wilson
Craig Wiseman
Bill Withers
Doug Wood
Bernie Worrell
James "Big Jim" Wright
Dan Zanes
David Zippel
...and hundreds more!

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"The ASCAP EXPO was amazing. The amount of talented, cool, good souled people there was inspiring. I made many contacts that will enhance my music career, from the creative to financials."

Grant Broadway, Attendee



Where Creators Connect

The Premier Conference for Songwriters, Composers, Artists and Producers

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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Musician's Institute
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Casio America, Inc.
Fox Rothschild
The Recording Academy
State of Hawaii
USA Songwriting
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Society of Composers and Lyricists
The Songwriting School of Los Angeles
IK multimedia
CNN Original Series
The Music Business Registry, Inc.

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LA Weekly
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Music Industry Quarterly
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