Full EXPO Schedule Announced with Outstanding Range of Panels, Master Sessions, Networking & More


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From major speakers like Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Dr. Luke and Gustavo Santaolalla, to Master Sessions with Jermaine Dupri, John Powell, Amy Grant, Mike WiLL Made It, John Beasley, Bear McCreary and Morten Lauridsen, to panels covering craft, business, legal, legislative, marketing, music placement and everything in between, the ASCAP EXPO will offer an unparalleled focus on the art and commerce of music.

ASCAP is thrilled to announce the full programming for the 2014 ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, which kicks-off with ASCAP’s General Annual Membership Meeting. Held April 24th through 26th at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, this year’s event will give attendees a broader range of content than ever before, from Keynotes with legendary songwriters and modern superstars to Master Sessions, panels covering an incredibly diverse range of topics, music feedback opportunities, performances, networking receptions and exhibits. The diverse range and number of top panelists from across the musical spectrum who will be coming together to share their expertise and connect with emerging music creators reflects an event that is pure in its purpose and strong in its impact. Several past attendees have gained publishing and recording deals, collaborators and career-changing experiences as a result of their participating at the EXPO.

Just added to the lineup of 2014 EXPO panelists are hip-hop producer Mike WiLL, who will lead a Master Session entitled Where There’s a WiLL, There’s a Way: Master Session with Mike WiLL (see below for full description); Golden Globe-winning songwriter-composer and lead singer of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Alexander Ebert, who will sit on the Rocking the Screen: Artists Composing for Film & TV panel; and more!

Where There’s a WiLL, There’s a Way: Master Session with Mike WiLL
Beatmaker Mike WiLL Made It has quickly emerged as one of THE go-to producers in modern hip-hop. He’s crafted his signature trap beats for gigantic hits from G.O.O.D. Music, 2 Chainz, Juicy J, Rihanna and Lil Wayne, executive produced Miley Cyrus’s #1 album Bangerz and released four mixtapes of his own. In just a few short years, WiLL’s combination of raw talent and drive have taken him from his Atlanta home to the BET Hip-Hop Awards stage, where he was named Producer of the Year in 2013. But his journey to the upper echelons of the music industry has been a long one. Just months before the release of his debut album Est. in 1989 Pt. 3 (The Album), WiLL will explain how he “Made It” in this special master session.

Just added panelists include:

Angie Ruiz
Allison Shaw
Amanda Thomas
Tiffany Vartanyan
Jimmy Jam
Terry Lewis
Mike WiLL

The ASCAP EXPO programming will include:

Keynotes and Conversations

Dr. Luke and Prescription Songs with Becky G., Beka Tischker, Henry “Cirkut” Walter
“We Create Music”: Gustavo Santaolalla and Paul Williams in Conversation
The Lost Art of A&R with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, moderated by Jon Platt
Master Sessions

Still So So Def: Master Session with Jermaine Dupri (Powered by Revolt), moderated by Amrit Singh
Parrots and Dragons and Bourne – Oh My! Master Session with John Powell, moderated by Jon Burlingame
Heart in Motion: Master Session with Amy Grant
Courage of His Konvictions: Master Session with Akon
Diversify or Die: Master Session with John Beasley, interviewed by Melinda Newman
You Got the Job…Now What? Master Session with Bear McCreary
Radiant Voices: Master Session with Morten Lauridsen, moderated by Alex Shapiro
Creative Panels

Rocking the Screen: Artists Composing for Film & TV (Presented by Variety), moderated by Steve Chagollan, with panelists Alexander Ebert (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), Gabriel Mann (The Rescues), Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), Jeff Russo (Tonic)
The Alchemists: How Hit Producers Turn Music Into Gold, with panelists Michael Knox, Rob Knox, Steve Lillywhite, Rick Nowels
From Billboard to Broadway: Hit Songwriters in Musical Theatre, with panelists Glen Ballard, Stephen Bray, Holly Knight, Shane McAnally
Soundtracking Hell: The Music of Diablo, moderated by Russell Brower, with panelists Neil Acree, Derek Duke, Jason Hayes, Joseph Lawrence, Glenn Stafford
Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting
Interactive Panels

Desmond Child: Brought In for Questioning
Live Multi-Genre Song Feedback Panel with Darrell Brown – Two Parts (Presented by The Recording Academy)
Diverse Topics

Women Behind the Music, with panelists Erica Grayson, Crystal Nicole, Motisola Zulu, Esq.
Where No Music Supervisor Has Gone Before (Presented by the Guild of Music Supervisors), moderated by Jason Kramer, with panelists Jeff Gray, Holly Hung, Rebecca Rienks, Lindsey Wolfington
The Gospel Truth, with panelists Erica Campbell (Mary Mary), Derek Minor, Alexis Spight, Phil Tarver, Tye Tribbett
A View from the Top: Today’s Music Business, Tomorrow’s Opportunities (Presented by Billboard), moderated by Shirley Halperin, with panelists Marcie Allen, Mike Caren, Jonathan Daniel, Dina LaPolt, Esq.
How to Prepare for Your Big Break, moderated by John Rudolph, with panelists Robert Clement, Katie Jelen, David Margolis, Evan Taubenfeld
Making the Most of Your ASCAP Membership
Road Dogs: Touring in the New Media Age, moderated by Kevin Lyman, with panelists Dia Frampton, Mike Kaminsky, Dave Shapiro, Benjamin Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Anatomy of a Hit Song, moderated by Fabienne Leys, with panelists James Fauntleroy, Martin Johnson, Savan Kotecha, MoZella, Lindy Robbins
Break Through and Build Your Career Online (Presented by the Creative Industries Division, State of Hawaii DBEDT and the Creative Lab at the Hawaii International Film Festival), with panelists Brian Hazard (Color Theory), Ariel Hyatt, Jacob Fain, Benji Rogers
Europe: Is The Phoenix Rising?, with panelists Sue Crawshaw, Myles Keller, Rick Nowels
Business, Legal and Legislative Discussions

Congressional Review of the Copyright Act: An Opportunity to Secure Equitable Treatment for Songwriters and Composers, with panelists Congressman Tom Marino, Representative Judy Chu, Paul Williams
Nuts & Bolts of the Music Business, with panelist Don Passman, Esq.
The Social Economy of Music: Distribution and Monetization (Presented by AdRev and CD Baby), with panelists Paul Anthony, Ryan Born, Kevin Brenner, Gary Gross
Getting Creative: How Publishers and Writers Work Together, moderated by Tom DeSavia, with panelists Chris Farren, Andrew Gould, Jennifer Knoepfle, Jessica Rivera
Selling Your Musical Babies: What to Know Before You Sign a Publishing Deal (Presented by Lommen Abdo), with panelists Ken Abdo, Esq., Scott McDowell, Esq.
Website Demolition Derby (Presented by Bandzoogle)
Building Your Team, with panelists Josh Binder, Marcus Grant, Walter Jones, Sean Welch

The Writers Jam, with Julie Frost, Shane McAnally and Crystal Nicole
“I Create Music” Center Stage, with Desmond Child, Amy Grant, Ray Parker, Jr. and Richie Sambora
ASCAP EXPO iStandard Producer and Rapper Showcase
ASCAP EXPO Attendee Showcase (Presented by Global Media Music)

West Coast Premiere of Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, Mike Myers’ directorial debut
Music Feedback sessions for pop/rock, country, film/TV scoring and R&B/hip-hop
Dozens of sponsor sessions consisting of workshops and product demos
One-on-One and Lunch Roundtable mentor Sessions
Music equipment, resources and technology exhibits
Networking opportunities
And much more!



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