The initial 75 personlineup and programming for the 2015 ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, to be held April 30 through May 2 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, has been announced. Now in its 10th year, the ASCAP EXPO gives new music creators access to a world-class gathering of music talent for three days of panels and discussions dedicated to the craft and business of songwriting, composing and producing.
This year’s lineup includes current hitmakers like Savan Kotecha (Ariana Grande, Jessie J, One Direction, Maroon 5), Greg Kurstin (Kelly Clarkson, Ellie Goulding), Jesse Shatkin (Sia, Pink), Kevin Kadish (Meghan Trainor, Jason Mraz), Darrell Brown (LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban), Da Internz (Nicki Minaj, John Legend, Rihanna), Ashley Gorley (Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley),Sevyn Streeter (Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, Chris Brown) and Kirby Lauryen(Rihanna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney); indie favorites Andrew Bird, Ingrid Michaelson and Nick Thorburn (Islands, Serial); and artist/songwriters Bill Withers, Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), Lou Gramm (Foreigner), Hanson,Goapele and many more.
In addition to keynote interviews (which are still to be announced), master classes and top-notch performances, the ASCAP EXPO provides panels designed to educate and support music creators at every stage of their career. There are also several opportunities for attendees to get their music heard – and receive honest feedback and advice. For more information and to register, visithttp://www.ascap.com/eventsawards/events/expo/2015/registration.aspx.
ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO programming will include:
Keynotes and Conversations
Special Keynote Interview to be announced!
We Create Music” with icons from different genres
Current Legislative Issues for Songwriters with ASCAP President Paul Williams, ASCAP CEO Beth Matthews, Congressman Doug Collins, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and Songwriter/Artist Aloe Blacc
Master Session with Richard Bellis: Creativity on a Deadline
Master Session with Claudia Brant
Master Session with Douglas Cuomo
Master Session with Da Internz: An Interactive Performance Demo
Master Session with Savan Kotecha: The Economics and Anatomy of a Hit Songwriter
Master Session with Ingrid Michaelson
Master Session with Mike Reid
Today’s Hit Songwriters with Kevin Kadish, Greg Kurstin, Jesse Shatkin, and more
Live Multi-Genre Song Feedback Workshop Series with Darrell Brown
Rocking into Pop Music with John Feldmann, Chris Lorde-Alge, Deryck Whibley (Sum 41) and more
Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting TV Scoring Film Scoring
Attendee Music Feedback: Pop/Rock Attendee Music Feedback: Country