ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), the organisation specialised in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, has announced that the 14th edition of its signature event, the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo, is scheduled to begin on May 2nd, 2019.
The expo is said to be held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, and the organisation is already accepting registrations for the same. 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 Lauren Iossa, ASCAP Executive Vice President/ Chief Marketing Officer. He also added, “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.”
The “I Create Music” Expo by ASCAP has always attracted songwriters from different countries and last year, we were able to witness attendees from India and Australia as well. 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”).
According to ASCAP, 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 hit-making songwriters and producers. It also 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.
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