Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Panel Block #3

Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell in Conversation

Pop singers don’t get any more bewitching than 16-year-old phenom Billie Eilish. Since going viral with her gorgeous 2016 hit “Ocean Eyes” (46 million Spotify streams and counting), Eilish signed to Darkroom/Interscope and released her debut EP dont smile at me - a collection of stylish, nocturnal electro-pop co-written and produced by her older brother, Finneas O’Connell. We’ve invited Billie and Finneas to the EXPO for a sibling-on-sibling summit, wherein they’ll discuss their musical collaboration and whatever the hell else strikes their fancy.

Moderator: Chris Douridas

Panelists: Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell

We Are ASCAP: Making the Most of Your Membership

As a not-for-profit membership organization, ASCAP’s core goal is to support our members throughout their lives in music. Stop by this panel to find out how you can take advantage of everything we offer at every stage of your career, from ASCAP OnStage to our new suite of digital services, from networking events to educational workshops. You’ll learn how to ensure you receive all the ASCAP royalties you deserve, and get the inside scoop about helpful programs and tools you might not even know exist. Not a member yet? Come find out why ASCAP is the right choice for you.

Moderator: Etan Rosenbloom

Panelists: Amie Doherty, Ryan O’Grady, Chris Guimarin, Jonathan Jones

Welcome to Splitsville, U.S.A.: Where Co-writers Live Together in Harmony Forever… Like Our Songs

In Splitsville, songwriting splits are like people. Some live alone (100%), some live together as couples (50%-50%), some are in a threesome (33.33%, 33.33%, 33.34%), and some live happily together in groups of four, five or more. As songs are co-written with an increasing number of contributors, it is more important than ever that co-writers amicably agree on splits – in writing – that add up to exactly 100%, and share accurate publishing info with each other. Without working this out early in the creative process, bad title registrations and disputes can end important creative relationships and wreak havoc on a global scale, causing songwriters to lose royalties for years. By learning how to make some simple, positive changes to our creative business practices, songwriters can create a world of good – for ourselves, our families, our community, our industry, and billions of music lovers.

Moderator: Desmond Child

Panelists: Deputy, Michelle Lewis, Alex Shapiro