14th Annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO On Deck For May 2 - 4, 2019
September 13, 2018
Largest Gathering of Songwriters in North America Promises
3 Days of Information and Inspiration
NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2018 -- ASCAP, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today announced that the 14th edition of its signature event, the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, will return to the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles on May 2 - 4, 2019.
The ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO is renowned for providing aspiring songwriters and composers with networking opportunities, one-on-one feedback and real-world advice from hitmaking songwriters. Successful songwriters that have participated in ASCAP EXPO early in their careers include LELAND (“Youth,” Troye Sivan), Vincent Berry (“Sandcastles,” Beyoncé) and Meghan Trainor. Trainor was a keynote speaker at the 2018 EXPO, eagerly recounting to the audience her EXPO experience in 2010, when she attended sessions with Justin Timberlake and Bill Withers, Quincy Jones and Ludacris, and how meeting Natasha Bedingfield was “the coolest day of my life.”
Lauren Iossa, ASCAP Executive Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer, commented, “ASCAP EXPO offers a unique, welcoming environment for music creators to come together and express their individual voices, no matter their level, musical style or genre. In 2019, our participants will be encouraged to embrace new opportunities and the close-knit community they can only find at EXPO to reach the next stage of their careers.”
Every year, the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO participants attend creative and business-focused panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes, one-on-one sessions, networking events, state-of-the-art technology demonstrations and performances. The ASCAP EXPO provides music creators with an unforgettable and authentic experience – real knowledge, tools, connections and a community of support and guidance they can’t find anywhere else.
Since its inception, the event has brought together some of music’s biggest talents and most successful industry players. Previous keynote speakers include Justin Timberlake, Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Quincy Jones, Ludacris, Carly Simon, Sara Bareilles, Lindsey Buckingham, Randy Newman, Jackson Browne, Steve Miller, Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart), Diplo, Big Sean, Ne-Yo, Stargate, Bill Withers, Aloe Blacc, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Jeff Lynne.
For a peek at the experience, ASCAP is making video of 60+ hours of panels and performances from the 2018 conference, including countless "only at ASCAP EXPO" moments, available at https://www.ascap.com/2018expovideo. For news on 2019 ASCAP EXPO registration and other EXPO happenings, follow EXPO on Facebook or at @ASCAPEXPO on Twitter and Instagram.
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 more than 670,000 members representing more than 11.5 million 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. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.
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Cathy Halgas Nevins, ASCAP
cnevins (at) ascap.com