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ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO 2018 Debuts First Taste of Grammy-Winning, Multi-Platinum Lineup


ASCAP has announced the first wave of creators who will take the stage at their 2018 “I Create ” EXPO. Among these ASCAP members from across genres and generations are multi-platinum recording artist , Grammy Award-winners Marc Cohn, Darrell Brown and Dan Wilson, multi-time ASCAP Latin Songwriter of The Year selection Claudia Brant, jazz legend Marcus Miller, inductees Desmond Child and Paul Williams, rising pop star Billie Eilish and her close collaborator Finneas O’Connell. Now in its 13th year, the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO is the largest conference of its kind in the United States, attracting over 3,000 music creators for three days of panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes and one-on-one sessions with the industry’s top hitmakers.

The 2017 “I Create Music” EXPO included nearly 200 panelists from across the music business covering dozens of compelling topics, from Congressional legislation benefiting songwriters to expanding the role of women in film music to a case study with the team behind Justin Bieber’s Purpose. The 2018 EXPO will feature a comparable amount of panels and panelists, with a host of noteworthy lineup additions planned for the coming months. This will include the announcement of 2018’s keynote speaker, an honor previously given to Katy PerryStevie WonderQuincy Jones and Justin Timberlake.

Registration is now open for this year’s EXPO, to be held Monday, May 7 through Wednesday, May 9 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. ASCAP’s New Year discount is active on all pricing levels through February 14 at www.ascap.com/exporegister.

Jason Mraz is a two-time Grammy winning singer-songwriter most famous for his multi-platinum hits “I’m Yours” and “I Won’t Give Up.” Mraz has been honored with the Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, awarded to songwriters at the apex of their careers making a significant impact on the music industry. Most recently Mraz made his Broadway debut, spending 14 weeks in Sara Bareilles’ hit musical Waitress. He is also a passionate philanthropist, sitting on the board of the ASCAP Foundation and serving as Chief Creative Officer of his own Jason Mraz Foundation.

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