Registration Now Open For 14th Annual ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo, May 2 – 4, 2019 In Los Angeles
November 1, 2018
Largest Gathering of Songwriters in North America Prepares to Welcome Music Creators from All Over the World
NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2018 -- ASCAP, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today announced that it is accepting registrations for the 14th edition of its signature event, the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, May 2 - 4, 2019. Music creators of all styles and experience levels can visit https://www.ascap.com/expo to register for the conference.
“Every year, EXPO brings together a community of music creators from all over the world for three days of learning, networking and the chance to share their passions with each other,” said ASCAP Executive Vice President/ Chief Marketing Officer Lauren Iossa. “We look forward to seeing every single one of our attendees and know that they will leave EXPO inspired and ready to reach for the next stage of their careers.”
Last year’s ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO attracted songwriters from 23 countries and has drawn attendees from as far away as India and Australia. Successful songwriters that have participated in ASCAP EXPO early in their careers include Vincent Berry ("Sandcastles," Beyoncé), Aloe Blacc (“I Need a Dollar,” “Wake Me Up,” Avicii), LELAND ("Youth," Troye Sivan) and Meghan Trainor (“All About That Bass”).
The EXPO agenda includes creative and business-focused panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes, state-of-the-art technology demonstrations, performance opportunities and the chance for one-on-one networking with hitmaking songwriters and producers. The ASCAP EXPO offers music creators 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, Meghan Trainor, Quincy Jones, Ludacris, Carly Simon, Sara Bareilles, Jackson Browne, Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart), Diplo, Big Sean, Ne-Yo, Stargate, Bill Withers, Aloe Blacc, 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 715,000 members representing more than 11.5 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. 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