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Wednesday, April 29
 

6:00pm

7:00pm

Pre-EXPO Kick-Off Reception
Come meet your fellow ASCAP EXPO attendees at this networking event the night before the ASCAP EXPO begins. Pick up your EXPO badge at the registration desk on the Mezzanine Level of the Loews Hollywood Hotel first, then head to Dave & Buster’s, which is on Level 3 of the Hollywood & Highland Center next door.

Wednesday April 29, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Dave & Buster's Hollywood & Highland Center (3rd Floor)

9:00pm

ASCAP EXPO Networking in the Lobby Bar
After the Kick-Off Reception, head to the Loews Hotel Lobby Bar to meet and network with your fellow attendees.

Wednesday April 29, 2015 9:00pm - 11:55pm
Lobby Bar 1st Floor
 
Thursday, April 30
 

8:00am

The ASCAP Room
Learn about ASCAP Member Access and speak to an ASCAP Member Services representative about your membership. This is also where you can pick up your registration bag and enter to win prizes from one of our EXPO sponsors.

Thursday April 30, 2015 8:00am - 5:30pm
Elysian Park 3rd Floor

8:00am

9:30am

9:45am

ASCAP General Annual Membership Meeting and EXPO Kickoff
As sweeping changes affect the music industry, ASCAP is blazing a new path forward while it advocates for music creators’ rights, innovates new ways to grow payments to its members and enhances value as a rights organization for everyone from songwriters, composers and publishers to licensees and consumers. Don’t miss this opening session, in which ASCAP’s President and Chairman Paul Williams, CEO Beth Matthews and EVP of Membership John Titta will provide an update on ASCAP’s “state of the union” and vision for the future. Get a deeper understanding of how ASCAP’s role fits into the wider music industry, and how to make the most of your EXPO experience.
The session will include an inspiring spoken word performance by poet and songwriter In-Q.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Matthews

Beth Matthews

Chief Executive Officer, ASCAP
Chief Executive Officer - ASCAP | | Elizabeth Matthews is Chief Executive Officer of ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP), a membership association of more than 525,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music. Beth joined ASCAP in 2013 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, overseeing the ASCAP Business & Legal Affairs department. In that role, she... Read More →
avatar for John Titta

John Titta

EVP, Membership, ASCAP
avatar for Paul Williams

Paul Williams

“Evergreen,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “The Rainbow Connection", Songwriter, Actor, Author / President & Chairman – ASCAP
Songwriter, Actor – “Evergreen,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “The Rainbow Connection | Author - Gratitude and Trust: Recovery is Not Just For Addicts | President & Chairman of the Board – ASCAP Paul Williams is one of the most beloved and respected music creators in the world today. A lyricist and composer who has won an Oscar Award, three Grammy Awards... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

10:45am

ASCAP EXPO Boutique
Get some official ASCAP merch to show your ASCAP pride after the EXPO is over! You can also pick up a book written by one of our EXPO panelists.

Thursday April 30, 2015 10:45am - 2:00pm
3rd Floor 3rd Floor

10:55am

ASCAP Advocacy
Stop by the ASCAP advocacy booth and join hundreds of fellow music creators who have already sent letters to Congress in support of the newly reintroduced Songwriter Equity Act (‪bit.ly/Support_SEA). While you're there, sign up for the latest legislative news and learn how you can join ASCAP’s ongoing advocacy efforts including support of our political action committee, The ASCAP Legislative Fund for the Arts. We’ll be waiting for you right next to the photo booth on the 2nd floor (Mezzanine) near the Registration Desk.


Thursday April 30, 2015 10:55am - 11:25am
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

10:55am

10:55am

PMC & Vintage King: The Producer and Composer Session - Production Secrets for Songwriters with Rob Chiarelli & Michael James

Rob Chiarelli and Michael James will host an interactive Q&A session for songwriters and artists who want to learn the production, arrangement and mix tricks and tips that are used by the stars. Rob Chiarelli is one of the most sought after GRAMMY® winning Platinum Producers and Mixers for artists like P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Will Smith, Mary Mary, LeAnn Rimes, American Idol, Kirk Franklin, Charlie Wilson as well as a Founder of 3.6 Music, Metro Beat Records, and Final Mix, Inc. Michael James is a Platinum Mixer and Producer of 200+ songs annually for artists like New Radicals, Hole, Far, Robben Ford, Edwin McCain, Chicago, A.J. Croce, Maia Sharp, The Coronas and Jawbreaker as well as major label A&R exec, indie label president and founder of IndieProMix. 



Thursday April 30, 2015 10:55am - 11:25am
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

10:55am

Sam Ash
Sam Ash Music will have hands-on displays of products from Korg, Samson, GoPro, M-Audio, PreSonus and Paul Reed Smith. Meet representatives and fellow musicians from these fine brands and speak to our knowledgeable store associates from the L.A. area. Daily raffles will give you a chance to win valuable prizes during the EXPO. Get store discounts and free gifts throughout the EXPO.


Thursday April 30, 2015 10:55am - 11:25am
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

10:55am

Sam Ash Presents: Samson’s Wireless UHF Systems

Check out Samson’s new Synth 7 line of wireless UHF systems. Samson's Synth 7 Handheld Wireless System, which delivers the performance and features normally reserved for more expensive systems. The system's all-metal receiver and transmitter each feature a user-friendly LCD display for superior performance monitoring. It also includes an auto frequency spectrum analyzer, 100 channel options, a 300' wireless range and Samson's Q8 dynamic microphone element, the Synth 7 Handheld delivers high definition sound and professional UHF wireless performance at an unbeatable price.



Thursday April 30, 2015 10:55am - 11:25am
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

10:55am

Squarespace Studio: Vinyl Recording and Lounge
Join us on the Dolby Terrace in the Squarespace Studio to relax, learn more about Squarespace, and record a live-to-vinyl demo. Sign up online in advance, or enter our onsite raffle for a chance to record your demo. Tangible Format's Wesley Wolfe will be recording single song demos and pressing them to vinyl on the spot for you to take with you - live-to-vinyl! There will only be 20 per day so visit http://ascapexpo.squarespace.com to sign up.


Thursday April 30, 2015 10:55am - 11:25am
Squarespace Studio Dolby Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

11:30am

The Way I Am: Master Session with Ingrid Michaelson in Story and Song
In the past year, singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson has evolved from overachieving indie-pop sweetheart to bona-fide pop star.  Since 2007, when her song “The Way I Am” burrowed its way into hearts around the world (and sent ukulele sales soaring), the label she founded, Cabin 24 Records, has sold over one million albums and over 7 million singles. Her fifth studio album, Lights Out, was her highest charting debut yet, bowing at No. 4, and its debut single “Girls Chase Boys” spent 20 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100, becoming her first Top 40 hit and introducing her to a whole new audience. Ingrid is a master at crafting indelible pop lyrics and melodies and her songs can veer from poignantly vulnerable ballads to confident, self-resilient anthems. In person, she is witty, charming and outrageously inappropriate. In short, she’s unforgettable. Don’t miss this sure-to-be lively session where Ingrid will share her experiences as one of the most successful independent artists of our time and perform some of her best-loved songs.

Moderators
avatar for Erik Philbrook

Erik Philbrook

Marketing & Communications, ASCAP
AVP, Marketing & Communications - ASCAP | Editor-in-Chief - ASCAP's Playback Magazine

Speakers
avatar for Ingrid Michaelson

Ingrid Michaelson

"Girls Chase Boys," "The Way I Am," "Parachute", Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "Girls Chase Boys," "The Way I Am," "Parachute, " "Afterlife" Born in New York City and raised by her mother, a sculptor, and her father, a classical composer, Ingrid Michaelson has artistry in her DNA. At four she began taking piano lessons but it wasn’t until after she graduated college with a degree in musical theatre and was touring the country in a theater troupe that she began to write the dreamy... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:30am

Adoption vs. Babysitting: How to Choose Between a Music Publishing and Admin Deal (Presented by Lommen Abdo)
Music publishing deals once served as the holy grail for songwriters seeking success in the industry. Today music publishers are not the only game in town. To some writers, a music administration deal is more attractive. What are the major differences between a traditional publishing deal and an administration deal? What are the pros and cons of each? What are the principal deal terms? This Q&A session will answer these and more questions to help songwriters understand...and choose wisely.

Moderators
avatar for Alex Grout

Alex Grout

Senior Director & Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs, ASCAP

Speakers
avatar for Ken Abdo, Esq.

Ken Abdo, Esq.

Attorney, Partner, Lommen Abdo Law Firm
Ken Abdo is Chair of Lommen Abdo Law Firm’s Entertainment Law Department and has served as legal counsel to music and entertainment media artists for over 30 years.  Clients include multiple Grammy® award recipients, gold and platinum recording artist’s motion picture and Emmy® award winning TV talent and productions, regional and Broadway theater talent and productions, literary authors and media talent. Following... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Brabec

Jeff Brabec

VP, Business Affairs, BMG Chrysalis
Jeff Brabec is Vice President of Business Affairs for BMG Chrysalis  (representing, among others, the catalogues of will.i.am, Bruno Mars, ZZ Top, OutKast, Cee Lo Green, ZZ Top, David Bowie, My Morning Jacket, Kurt Cobain, Devo, Gnarls Barkley, John Denver, Blondie, David Bowie, Paul Anka, Billy Idol, Jethro Tull, Yeah Yeah Yeahs,  Dan Wilson, Paul Anka, TV on the Radio and Ray LaMontagne).  BMG owns and controls over one million... Read More →



Thursday April 30, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

11:30am

Pop/Rock Feedback Panel
Get valuable advice and engage in honest talk with pop/rock music industry experts in this live feedback session. A limited number of songs, pre-submitted by EXPO registrants, will receive feedback in front of a live audience. Find out what real publishers and industry execs are listening for when they hear a new song!

Moderators
avatar for Tim Maginnis

Tim Maginnis

Associate Director, Pop/Rock, Creative Services, ASCAP

Speakers
avatar for Mike Daly

Mike Daly

Whiskeytown, Songwriter, Producer, Artist / Hollywood Records
Executive Director, A&R and Music Publishing - Hollywood Records | Songwriter, Producer, Artist (Whiskeytown) - "93 Million Miles," "Lie a Little Better," "12 Fingers" Mike Daly is an American producer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist who grew up in Roselle Park, New Jersey, United States. Daly attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating in 1994. Soon after, he joined the band Swales and recorded one album, What's His... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Emert-Hutner

Melissa Emert-Hutner

Director, Publishing, US Operations, Nettwerk Music Group
Melissa Emert-Hutner is an industry veteran of over 16 years, and is currently Director of Publishing, US Operations at Nettwerk Music Group in New York City. Her role entails working with Nettwerk One Music's publishing roster of writers and artists by setting up co-writes, pitching songs for cuts, and seeking out new writers and artists to add to the roster. Prior to this, Melissa ran her own company, Hoseb Management, where she represented... Read More →
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Tavi Shabestari

Sr. Director, A&R, Pulse Music Publishing
Senior Director, A&R at Pulse, Tavi Shabestari who previously held the title of Director, A&R, and since her hiring in March 2014, Tavi’s efforts in the discovery and pursuit of new talent have led the company to signing publishing deals with artists RY X and Jez Dior  as well as writer/producer Oskar Sikow (Erik Hassle, Marlene). Prior to her role at Pulse, Tavi worked at BMI where she was... Read More →
avatar for Teresa LaBarbera Whites

Teresa LaBarbera Whites

Longstanding Music Fan & Artist Advocate
An over 20-year veteran of the music industry, Teresa LaBarbera Whites is one of the top record label executives in the world. She is directly responsible for the discovery and development of Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child and Jessica Simpson and is consistently brought in to work closely with top artists on their recording projects including Britney Spears and her critically acclaimed Blackout album, Pink, The Backstreet Boys... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom D 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:30am

Straight Talk and Feedback from Country Music Pros
It’s often said that Nashville is a songwriter’s town. But what distinguishes a good country song from a great one? We’ve brought together a panel of successful Nashville industry execs and songwriters to give insight into what they listen for. They’ll offer live feedback on a limited number of songs, pre-submitted by EXPO registrants, and offer up advice on how to make it in Music City.

Moderators
avatar for Mike Sistad

Mike Sistad

Senior Creative Director, Nashville, Creative Services, ASCAP

Speakers
avatar for Marc Beeson

Marc Beeson

"When She Cries," “We Are Tonight," "Lie With Me," "Send 'Em On Down (The Road)", Songwriter
Songwriter - "When She Cries," “We Are Tonight," "Lie With Me," "Send 'Em On Down (The Road)" This Illinois native and 20 year Nashville veteran has had over 100 cuts including songs recorded by Reba McEntire, Jason Aldean, Kenny Rogers, Martina McBride, Peter Cetera, Diamond Rio, Billy Currington, LeAnn Rimes, Lady Antebellum, Garth Brooks and Chicago, among others. He has won 10 ASCAP awards including both Country and Pop Song of the... Read More →
avatar for Michael Martin

Michael Martin

Senior Creative Director, Nashville, Creative Services, ASCAP
avatar for Carla Wallace

Carla Wallace

Co-Owner & GM, Big Yellow Dog Music
Carla Wallace is the co-owner of Nashville based, indie publishing company, Big Yellow Dog Music. A Nashville native and Belmont University graduate, she has worked in the publishing industry for over 17 years. Carla got her start by pitching songs for two major independent publishing houses; Bluewater Music and Little Big Town Music. In 1998, she partnered with Kerry O’Neil to form Big Yellow Dog Music. That relationship has lasted over... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

11:30am

Women Behind the Music
Women are a dominant force in music today. As songwriters, performers, publishers, executives and entrepreneurs, they are creating the hits, building successful businesses and shaking up the culture like never before. This panel of gifted women will share their experiences in navigating the modern music industry - the savvy choices they made, the tough challenges they encountered, the valuable lessons they learned and the greatest rewards they earned - on their way to building career success.

Moderators
avatar for Erica Grayson

Erica Grayson

President & COO, MADE
Grayson’s journey within the music industry began in the West Coast offices of Jive Records while she was still attending the University of Southern California. After graduating with a degree in Communications, the New York native continued with her “do anything and everything that’s needed” duties at Jive before finding a new opportunity that would ultimately change her career trajectory. A position at Sony Music... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Goapele

Goapele

Closer, Even Closer, Strong As Glass, Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - Closer, Even Closer, Strong As Glass | | Goapele which means “to move forward” in Setswana has been doing just that, moving forward and making her presence felt in the music industry since 2001 as an American soul and R&B singer/songwriter. Her latest album entitled “Strong As Glass” was released in October 2014. Strong As Glass was released on BMG Primary Wave / Skyblaze Recordings, and... Read More →
avatar for Santigold

Santigold

"L.E.S. Artistes," "Creator," "Disparate Youth," Santogold, Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "L.E.S. Artistes," "Creator," "Disparate Youth," Santogold
avatar for Whitney-Gayle Benta

Whitney-Gayle Benta

SVP, Music & Talent, Revolt
Whitney-Gayle Benta is a visionary talent executive responsible for creating some of pop culture’s most dynamic moments of the past 10 years. In 2013, she was appointed the Sr. Vice President of Music & Talent for Sean “Diddy” Combs’ REVOLT, the music mogul’s forthcoming celebrated cable network. Benta’s combination of music industry know-how, TV production credits and a Rolodex that rivals her boss&rsquo... Read More →
avatar for Faith Newman

Faith Newman

SVP, Creative & Business Development, Reservoir Media Management
Named one of Complex Magazine’s Top 25 Hip-Hop A&R Execs in history, Faith Newman has discovered talent including Nas and Jamiroquai, and worked with Public Enemy, LL Cool J, The Fugees, and many more. As Reservoir’s SVP of Creative and Business Development, NYU alum Faith added Tauheed “2 Chainz” Epps and soul label Philly Groove Records to the company’s roster, and continues to source new talent, classic... Read More →
avatar for Sevyn Streeter

Sevyn Streeter

"It Won't Stop," "Yeah 3X," "New Day," "The Way", Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "It Won't Stop," "Yeah 3X," "New Day," "The Way" "Music is emotional. Your job is to make people feel something. The best way to do that is to sing and speak from something they've personally been through. That's where I write from," Amber ‘Sevyn' Streeter says. The 26-year-old has already lent her pen to tracks for an elite roster of R&B players including Chris Brown, Brandy, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys and... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

12:55pm

ASCAP Advocacy
Stop by the ASCAP advocacy booth and join hundreds of fellow music creators who have already sent letters to Congress in support of the newly reintroduced Songwriter Equity Act (‪bit.ly/Support_SEA). While you're there, sign up for the latest legislative news and learn how you can join ASCAP’s ongoing advocacy efforts including support of our political action committee, The ASCAP Legislative Fund for the Arts. We’ll be waiting for you right next to the photo booth on the 2nd floor (Mezzanine) near the Registration Desk.


Thursday April 30, 2015 12:55pm - 1:55pm
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:55pm

iZotope: Simple Steps to Radio Ready - Mastering Workshop
Mastering is the final coat of polish that ensures your songs sound balanced, energetic and radio-ready. In this workshop, iZotope Product Specialist Evan Allen will demystify the art of mastering and explore ways to add depth and vibrance to your recordings. Learn how to fix common problems like your song sounding "small", "dull" and "muddy" and how to prepare your songs for sharing online. With iZotope's Ozone 6, make your songs radio-ready is just a few clicks away.


Thursday April 30, 2015 12:55pm - 1:55pm
Hollywood Ballroom B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:55pm

12:55pm

Native Instruments: Producing with Komplete Kontrol
Learn how to access and tweak the industry’s best sounds directly from Native Instruments’ award-winning Komplete Kontrol keyboard. Native Instruments product specialist will explain how to get your production kick-started with this unique hardware-software integration.


Thursday April 30, 2015 12:55pm - 1:55pm
Hollywood Ballroom D 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:55pm

PMC & Vintage King: The Producer and Composer Session - Trailer Music with Hi-Finesse’s Jez Colin and Erich Lee plus Music Supervisor Heather Kreamer

Hi-Finesse is a music production company based in Venice, California, that produces music used in motion picture and video-game marketing. Jez Colin (owner) and Erich Lee (composer) work together to market and create music that is used in blockbuster Hollywood trailers and TV spots. Some of their recent credits include: Ant Man, Fury, Lucy, Hercules, The Amazing Spiderman 2 and Guardians Of The Galaxy. They’re here to talk about the unique challenges in this niche style of music production, and provide some insights into how they create their sound. Heather Kreamer is Director of Music for Create Advertising, an entertainment marketing company. She oversees all music needs for both their Los Angeles and London offices. This includes finding and licensing the perfect commercial music, as well as working with composers to create custom scores. Heather has worked on hundreds of successful motion picture marketing campaigns including The Amazing Spiderman, The Avengers, Captain America and The Vow, to name a few.



Thursday April 30, 2015 12:55pm - 1:55pm
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:55pm

Sam Ash
Sam Ash Music will have hands-on displays of products from Korg, Samson, GoPro, M-Audio, PreSonus and Paul Reed Smith. Meet representatives and fellow musicians from these fine brands and speak to our knowledgeable store associates from the L.A. area. Daily raffles will give you a chance to win valuable prizes during the EXPO. Get store discounts and free gifts throughout the EXPO.


Thursday April 30, 2015 12:55pm - 1:55pm
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:55pm

Sam Ash Presents: Korg Kronos and Odyssey

Two of the hottest new keyboards introduced at this year’s NAMM Show were the Korg Kronos and Korg Odyssey. Check out these exciting products during this live demo session. Since founded in 1963, it has been Korg's goal to create new experiences in both music and performance. Korg is resolved to continue to create innovative and uncompromising instruments, which maintain the high quality that inspires professional artists and creators, yet are approachable enough for anyone to play.



Thursday April 30, 2015 12:55pm - 1:55pm
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:55pm

Section 101: Perception Is Reality! Easily Perfect Your Image on the Web
Perception is still reality in the music industry, but the digital world is constantly changing. It's now become a full-time job to keep up with the latest online trends. Hear the tips and tricks to stay on top of your digital game and learn how to do the least amount of work to get the biggest impact. In this session presented by Section 101's Rebecca Calejo, we will cover: how to create a simple, but effective online strategy; quick and easy ways to keep your website fresh and updated; ideas for optimizing your website content for mobile; how to get your social media and website working together; and measuring results and taking action.


Thursday April 30, 2015 12:55pm - 1:55pm
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:55pm

Squarespace Studio: Vinyl Recording and Lounge
Join us on the Dolby Terrace in the Squarespace Studio to relax, learn more about Squarespace, and record a live-to-vinyl demo. Sign up online in advance, or enter our onsite raffle for a chance to record your demo. Tangible Format's Wesley Wolfe will be recording single song demos and pressing them to vinyl on the spot for you to take with you - live-to-vinyl! There will only be 20 per day so visit http://ascapexpo.squarespace.com to sign up.


Thursday April 30, 2015 12:55pm - 1:55pm
Squarespace Studio Dolby Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

1:00pm

Special Live Performances with The Brevet, Sam Kiles & Poor and Perfect (Presented by WorldArts)
Grab some lunch and come see special live performances by the winners of the WorldArts EXPO contest: The Brevet, Sam Kiles & Poor and Perfect.


Thursday April 30, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
WorldArts Playback Stage Dolby Ballroom Terrace

2:00pm

"We Create Music"
There are many pathways to success in today’s music industry. But while these leading songwriters and composers made their mark on different points of the musical spectrum - whether writing international hit songs, scoring a major box office hit, building a fanbase outside the mainstream or producing music that defines the sound of our times - they have all faced challenges, overcome obstacles, made sacrifices, experienced breakthroughs and reaped rewards as they built real lives in music. Discover the common threads that connect you with some of the most successful music creators in the business, gain valuable insights from experienced professionals and learn how to harness some universal truths about creators in order to achieve your own music career goals.

Moderators
avatar for Amrit Singh

Amrit Singh

Host / Music & Culture Editor, Revolt TV
Amrit Singh is a television host, and the Music & Culture Editor of REVOLT TV, where he anchors REVOLT News in addition appearing as a host and interviewer on REVOLT Live. Before moving into television, Amrit served as Executive Editor of Stereogum, a leading voice in online music journalism; before that, he practiced securities litigation as a corporate attorney in NYC. In 2012, Amrit hosted and produced DOSA HUNT, a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Toby Gad

Toby Gad

"If I Were A Boy," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "All Of Me," "Living for Love", Songwriter, Producer
Toby Gad is a Danish-born music producer and songwriter. Since the age of 7 Toby was writing and performing music, and at just 20 years old had his first platinum success with Milli Vanilli. After great success in Europe Toby moved to the US, where he penned #1 hits for Beyonce ("If I Were A Boy"), Fergie ("Big Girls Don't Cry"), John Legend ("All Of Me") and many more. His songs have received three Grammy Awards, eight Grammy nominations and... Read More →
avatar for No I.D.

No I.D.

EVP, A&R; "Holy Grail," "Heartless," "My Last," "Run This Town", Def Jam Recordings; Producer
Producer - "Holy Grail," "Heartless," "My Last," "Run This Town" | EVP, A&R - Def Jam Recordings Ernest Dion Wilson, professionally known as No I.D., is an American hip hop and R&B music producer from Chicago, Illinois. He is perhaps best known for his early work with Chicago-based rapper Common. He has since become a heavily sought-out and high-profile producer, producing hit singles such as "Smile" by G-Unit, "Outta My System" and... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Lurie

Deborah Lurie

Film: Footloose (2011), Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Dear John, 9, Composer, Arranger
Composer, Arranger - Film: Footloose (2011), Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Dear John, 9 Music has always been a visual experience for Deborah. Born with a rare condition called synesthesia, she experiences every musical note with a corresponding color in her mind’s eye. Deborah’s talent, versatility, and unique approach to music has led to a long track record of success – making her one of the top female film... Read More →
avatar for Richard Marx

Richard Marx

“Hold on to the Nights,” “Right Here Waiting,” “Dance with My Father,” “Long Hot Summer”, Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - “Hold on to the Nights,” “Right Here Waiting,” “Dance with My Father,” “Long Hot Summer” As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx’s nearly three-decade-long career has had innumerable of highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which went to #8 and spawned four Top 5 singles... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

3:15pm

One-on-One Sessions (Presented by Sennheiser) - Sold Out
One-on-One Sessions offer EXPO attendees the opportunity to meet in person with a songwriter/composer, music publisher, online marketing executive, record company executive, film/TV music executive, music attorney or ASCAP executive. The 15-minute session will be a mix of career advice and/or song critiques.
Our One-on-One sessions sold out in January, like they do each year. There are no openings or waiting list spots available.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Beeson

Marc Beeson

"When She Cries," “We Are Tonight," "Lie With Me," "Send 'Em On Down (The Road)", Songwriter
Songwriter - "When She Cries," “We Are Tonight," "Lie With Me," "Send 'Em On Down (The Road)" This Illinois native and 20 year Nashville veteran has had over 100 cuts including songs recorded by Reba McEntire, Jason Aldean, Kenny Rogers, Martina McBride, Peter Cetera, Diamond Rio, Billy Currington, LeAnn Rimes, Lady Antebellum, Garth Brooks and Chicago, among others. He has won 10 ASCAP awards including both Country and Pop Song of the... Read More →
avatar for Claudia Brant

Claudia Brant

Songwriter
Songwriter - "Me Cuesta Tanto Olvidarte," "Why Not Tonight," "Creo En Mi," "Corazon En La Maleta" Claudia Brant was born in Argentina and started writing songs at age seven. At 22, she got signed to Warner Music and released two very successful albums. She won both the OTI contest in 1991 and Viña del Mar contest in 1995 as a singer/songwriter. In 1998 she moved to California. She has been nominated for 5 Latin Grammys and won one for... Read More →
avatar for Scotty Coats

Scotty Coats

Head of Sales & Marketing, Innovative Leisure
Previously discovered The Stepkids and Chrome Canyon, who signed to Stones Throw​.​
avatar for Debby Dill

Debby Dill

Music Publishing Consultant
Music Publishing Consultant Currently consulting for David Foster's publishing company through Universal along with Be Music in Nashville, DeAngelis Entertainment UK, Ron Shapiro Mgmt. and The Cherry Party Record label. Previously Sr. VP of Creative Affairs, Domestic/International for | Windswept Music Publishing. Prior to that, 5 years with BMG Music Publishing and 6 years with Qwest Music/Quincy Jones Productions.
avatar for Chris Foitle

Chris Foitle

President, Fearless Records
A Southern California native, Chris Foitle brings more than 10 years of industry experience to his role as President of Fearless Records. Chris was previously Head of A&R at Fearless, signing San Diego's Pierce The Veil, whose 2012 release Collide With The Sky which debuted at #12 on the Billboard Top 200, and has gone on to sell over 400K copies world wide. Their single “King For A Day” achieved gold status without any radio... Read More →
avatar for Justin Gray

Justin Gray

“Diez Mil Maneras,” "Wake Up Beautiful," "8", Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer -  “Diez Mil Maneras,” "Wake Up Beautiful," "8" | | Justin Gray is a Canadian born, Los Angeles based Songwriter, Record Producer, Music Executive and Tech Entrepreneur. Over the past 12 years, Justin’s projects have sold in excess of 25 million copies world-wide across such diverse range of artists including Mariah Carey, John Legend, David Bisbal, Luis Fonsi, Joss Stone, and Amy Winehouse... Read More →
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Darin Harmon

Artist Manager, Bill Silva Management
Darin moved into artist and producer management after several years working in the A&R department at various record labels (Capitol Records, Reprise Records, Grand Royal Records). While heading up the A&R department at Nettwerk Records for North America, Darin began managing artists at Nettwerk Management. Darin left Nettwerk and co-founded 3D Management where he worked for over 10 years managing the careers of artists such as Rilo Kiley... Read More →
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Buffy Hubelbank

Creative Director, Publishing, Red Bull Records
After graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Buffy headed west to jump start her career in the music industry and quickly landed a job as Client Services Manager at Hollywood’s Record Plant Studios, working directly under President Rose Mann-Cherny, before joining Ron Fair at Geffen Records as A&R Coordinator. She went on to join Jon Platt at EMI and then Warner Chappell as Creative Coordinator. Following Warner Chappell... Read More →
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Latoya Lee

Director, Worldwide Urban A&R, Warner Music Group
At only twenty-six years old, Latoya Lee has made quite a name for herself in the music industry. She started off at Top Notch Records, her stepfather’s studio/record label, when she was ten years old. Immersing herself in singing, songwriting, and being creative she was able to see every aspect of music. By nineteen Latoya knew she was destined to be behind the scenes as an executive. When she was a junior in... Read More →
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Steve Markland

VP, A&R, Downtown Music Publishing
A 25 year veteran of the music publishing industry, Markland has discovered and nurtured some of the most talented songwriters in Nashville including Brett James twice the ASCAP "Songwriter of the Year” and Jeffrey Steele, who won multiple BMI and NSAI “Songwriter of the Year” awards, artists such as: Brothers Osborne, Randy Houser, Michael Hobby of A Thousand Horses, as well as the two­time 2014 Grammy winner Kacey... Read More →
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Steve Nalbert

Director, Creative Licensing, Round Hill Music
Steve heads up Round Hill’s Synchronization Licensing department and handles pitching for a wide range of Film, TV, Video Game, and Advertising clients.  While at Round Hill, he has successfully landed synchs for a variety of artists, writers, and catalog copyrights, including The Beatles, American Authors, Spacehog, Bronze Radio Return, The Griswolds, Graveyard Lovers, Mason Brothers, and Young Rising Sons.  Prior to Round... Read More →
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S1 (Symbolyc One)

“Power,” “Best Thing I Ever Had," "Murder to Excellence,” "My Life", Producer
Producer – “Power,” “Best Thing I Ever Had," "Murder to Excellence,” "My Life" Symbolyc One (S1), born in 1976 as Larry D. Griffin Jr., was born and raised in Waco, TX. As a child, S1 grew up infatuated with old tunes that played on his parents’ turntable. This led him to learning alto sax and piano through out his teen years. As a devoted Christian, S1 began playing piano for Sunday school at his local church... Read More →
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Julia Riva

President, Harry Warren Entertainment/Red Queen Music
Julia Jo Riva is President of Harry Warren Entertainment and Red Queen Music. Julia is a veteran in Music Publishing with over 20+ years experience establishing Harry Warren Entertainment in 1991. Julia's background previous to the music industry as a set and costume designer for major motion pictures has allowed her to bring the creative process and film production and licensing knowledge to Harry Warren Entertainment and her new division, Red... Read More →
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Andrew Robbins

Director, Film/TV Music, ole-MusicBox, LLC
Andrew Robbins is the Director of Film/TV Music at ole-MusicBox, LLC, with offices in Toronto, Nashville and W. Hollywood, CA. Andrew, based in the W. Hollywood office is responsible for utilizing his relationships with producers, editors, and music supervisors to present MusicBox's 28 music & song catalogs, which now boasts over 65,000 tracks worth of one-stop, master/sync, licensable songs, trailer music, program underscore and other... Read More →
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Beth Amy Rosenblatt

Music Supervisor
Prior to going independent, Beth was Vice President, Motion Pictures, Music & Soundtracks at Miramax Films & Dimension Films. During her tenure, they received the OSCAR for Best Picture and Best Score for Il Postino, The English Patient, Shakespeare In Love and Emma. Her start began in television working at Lorne Michael’s Broadway Video Entertainment both creatively and within the business... Read More →
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Chris Saranec

Film Music Consultant; Vocalist
Film Music Consultant | Vocalist Both a writer and music department executive, Chris Saranec has scored films and has concert material placed with Boosey & Hawkes. Chris worked at NBC and Universal (Comcast) for over 20 years, combined, for the top film music executives in the industry, Mike Knobloch and Kathy Nelson, and he oversaw licensing budget compliance and musicological questions for the Film Music Department. He graduated from USC... Read More →
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Marc Wilson

Director, A&R, Pop/Rock, Warner/Chappell Music
Marc Wilson is the Director of A&R, Pop/Rock at Warner/Chappell Music in Los Angeles, CA. Marc has been in music publishing for over 10 years and got his start at BMG Music Publishing. Since at Warner/Chappell Music, Marc has grown his roster by signing new artists and developing hit songwriters. Currently his roster includes: world-renowned DJ Steve Aoki; songwriters Sean Douglas (who wrote Jason Derulo’s #1 hits "Talk Dirty&rdquo... Read More →
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Jackie Winkler

Manager, A&R, Island Records
Currently a Los Angeles based A&R at Island Records. Previous A&R at Warner Bros Records and worked on projects including Nico & Vinz, NONONO, Andra Day, and Sabina Ddumba.



Thursday April 30, 2015 3:15pm - 5:30pm
Doheny/Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:30pm

From the Gridiron to the GRAMMYs: Master Session with Mike Reid
Nobody has a career trajectory quite like ASCAP country songwriter Mike Reid. In 1970, he was drafted to the Cincinnati Bengals, where he became one of the NFL’s best pass rushers and twice made the Pro Bowl. 10 years after retiring from football Reid found himself on the Grammy Awards stage, winning Best Country Song for his Ronnie Milsap hit “Stranger in My House.” It was just one of many highlights of a varied music career that also encompasses hit solo records, seven musicals, co-writing the Bonnie Raitt classic “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and an induction to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. In this Master Session, Reid explains how he was able to successfully change directions so many times. He’ll also treat the EXPO to a selection of some of his best loved songs.

Speakers
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Mike Reid

“I Can’t Make You Love Me,” “Stranger in My House,” "To Be Loved By You", Songwriter
Songwriter - “Everywhere,” “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” “Stranger in My House,” "To Be Loved By You" Mike Reid was a footbal All-American Outland Trophy winner at Penn State and an All-Pro defensive tackle with the Cincinnati Bengals. Since moving to Nashville in 1980, Reid’s songs have been recorded by such acclaimed popular performers as Tim McGraw (“Everywhere”), Bonnie Raitt... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom D 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:30pm

Write Ya Life: An Interactive Master Session with Da Internz
Despite their name, Da Internz are seasoned professionals. The production duo of Marcos “Kosine” Palacios and Ernest “Tuo” Clark have applied their wide-ranging sonic approach to songs for Big Sean, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Tamar Braxton and dozens more. In this unique interactive panel, you’ll get to know Kosine and Tuo through music, video and live performance. They’re bringing along some guest artists to help them out, and one of them might be you: to close out the panel, Da Internz will create beats on the fly and invite a few lucky audience members to collaborate with them in real time. As always, you can expect the unexpected from Da Internz. Just don’t expect them to get you coffee.

Speakers
avatar for Da Internz (Ernest &quotTuo" Clark and Marcos &quotKosine" Palacios)

Da Internz (Ernest "Tuo" Clark and Marcos "Kosine" Palacios)

“Dance (A$$),” “Anaconda,” “Birthday Cake”, Producers
Producers – “Dance (A$$),” “Waiting Outside The Lines,” “Anaconda,” “Birthday Cake” While Chicago is celebrated for delicious hot dogs, incredible pizza, Michael Jordan and music superstars Kanyé West, R. Kelly and Common, it's also home to one of the music industry's fastest growing production duo – Da Internz. Ernest "Tuo" Clark and Marcos "Kosine On Da Beat" Palacios have... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:30pm

Hit Songwriters: In It to Win It
This panel of successful songwriters representing different genres will explore in-depth what it takes to reach the top of the charts today. It starts with writing a great song, yes, but as you’ll discover, it often means collaborating with other writers, performers and producers, developing a taste for the market and knowing how to get your material heard by the right people. Learn from these masters what you should be doing if you want to be the best in the business.

Moderators
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Amanda Berman

VP, A&R, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Kadish

Kevin Kadish

"All About That Bass," "Lips Are Movin," "Wordplay", Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - "All About That Bass," "Lips Are Movin," "(There's Gotta Be) More to Life," "Wordplay" Kevin Kadish is an American Grammy Award-nominated songwriter, producer, sound engineer, and instrumentalist who has participated in the production of many commercially successful American recordings. He co-wrote, produced, and mixed the 2014 multi-platinum single "All About That Bass" for Meghan Trainor, which spent eight weeks at No. 1... Read More →
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Greg Kurstin

“What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger),” “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," “Burn,” “Chandelier”, Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer -  “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger),” “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," “Burn,” “Chandelier” Greg Kurstin is a songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who has had his hand in many hits over the last decade, including Kelly Clarkson’s “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)”, P!nk’s “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”, Ellie Goulding’s... Read More →
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William Larsen

"Am I Wrong," "City Lights," "One Song", Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - "Am I Wrong," "City Lights," "One Song" William Larsen is an award winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer from Norway. Prior to co-writing and producing the world-wide smash hit  "Am I Wrong," he already had over 20 sales certifications in his home country. He relocated to Los Angeles in late 2013 and has as of lately been working with stars like Jennifer Lopez, Akon, Usher, Jessie J, The Band Perry... Read More →
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Jesse Shatkin

“Chandelier,” "Take You High," "Invincible", Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - “Chandelier,” "Take You High,"  "Invincible," “Get It” Producer and songwriter Jesse Shatkin, has had an incredible year.  Jesse was nominated for two Grammy awards including “Song Of The Year” and “Record Of The Year” for co-writing and co-producing Sia’s breakout hit “Chandelier.”  Besides the nominations, Jesse has had his fingerprints on... Read More →
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Sevyn Streeter

"It Won't Stop," "Yeah 3X," "New Day," "The Way", Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "It Won't Stop," "Yeah 3X," "New Day," "The Way" "Music is emotional. Your job is to make people feel something. The best way to do that is to sing and speak from something they've personally been through. That's where I write from," Amber ‘Sevyn' Streeter says. The 26-year-old has already lent her pen to tracks for an elite roster of R&B players including Chris Brown, Brandy, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys and... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

3:30pm

The Visual Streams: Making Money with Your Music on YouTube and Beyond (Presented by AdRev & Killer Tracks)
The digital revolution has brought with it amazing new ways to distribute and monetize your music. Financial success in the new music industry goes beyond just selling your music. It's about popularizing, monetizing and inviting people to engage with your music. From streaming on YouTube to micro-sync licensing, this panel will discuss all of the new revenue streams available to enable today's songwriters and artists to earn a living from their music. Learn about all of these opportunities to maximize your distribution and your income!

Moderators
avatar for Ryan Born

Ryan Born

CEO, AdRev
Ryan Born is the CEO of AdRev, a YouTube asset administration service, micro sync licensing platform and multi-channel network that currently represents 4 million music copyrights and monetizes over 27.5 million YouTube videos. Based on its 3 year revenue growth, the company was named the USA’s #2 fastest growing media company as part of the 2013 Inc 500. AdRev operates both a full service and do-it-yourself platform for musicians, labels... Read More →

Speakers
CA

Chuck Ansel

VP, Operations, Universal Publishing Production Music
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Geoffrey Grotz

Co-Founder & CEO, SourceAudio
Co-Founder & CEO - SourceAudio Geoffrey Grotz is the CEO and co-founder of SourceAudio and SourceMedia LLC.  A proven entrepreneur in 2002, Geoff created, funded, and co-founded GameTrailers.com, later sold and acquired by MTV Networks in 2005.  With expertise in business strategy, development, management, and execution Geoff has centered his sights on revolutionizing the music licensing industry with the SourceAudio... Read More →
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Tina Guo

Composer, Cellist
Composer, Cellist Tina Guo has developed an international multi-faceted performance and recording career as a cellist, electric cellist, erhuist, and composer known for her distinctive sound, mastery in a wide range of genres, and improvisatory style in major motion picture, television, and game scores. She has toured the world as a featured soloist on the Michael Jackson The Immoral World Tour by Cirque du Soleil (topping the charts for 2 years... Read More →
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Ben Patterson

CEO, DashGo
Ben Patterson founded and operates DashGo, a digital content distribution and services platform for independent artists, labels and content owners. DashGo provides online distribution, campaign execution and strategic marketing services. Since 2004, DashGo has focused on creating new revenue streams and promotional opportunities for artists and securing deals with Apple, YouTube, Emusic, Spotify, Hulu and most major DSPs worldwide. DashGo artists... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

4:55pm

ASCAP Advocacy
Stop by the ASCAP advocacy booth and join hundreds of fellow music creators who have already sent letters to Congress in support of the newly reintroduced Songwriter Equity Act (‪bit.ly/Support_SEA). While you're there, sign up for the latest legislative news and learn how you can join ASCAP’s ongoing advocacy efforts including support of our political action committee, The ASCAP Legislative Fund for the Arts. We’ll be waiting for you right next to the photo booth on the 2nd floor (Mezzanine) near the Registration Desk.


Thursday April 30, 2015 4:55pm - 5:25pm
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:55pm

4:55pm

PMC & Vintage King: The Producer and Composer Session - Auro 3D® 9.1 Surround Demonstrations

PMC built an amazing 9.1 surround speaker setup with height channels, presenting the immersive 3D audio format “Auro-3D®.” It is designed along three layers of sound (surround, height and overhead ceiling), building on the single horizontal layer used in the 5.1 sound format. Auro-3D® creates a spatial sound field by adding a height layer around the audience on top of the traditional 2D surround sound system. This additional layer reveals both localized sounds and height reflections complementing the sounds that exist in the lower surround layer. Various music and movie examples will evidence how Auro-3D®'s unique vertical stereo field all around the listener will provide that extra dimension for sound design and music mixing, making Auro-3D® the ultimate true 3D Immersive Sound format for film, music and games.



Thursday April 30, 2015 4:55pm - 5:25pm
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:55pm

Sam Ash
Sam Ash Music will have hands-on displays of products from Korg, Samson, GoPro, M-Audio, PreSonus and Paul Reed Smith. Meet representatives and fellow musicians from these fine brands and speak to our knowledgeable store associates from the L.A. area. Daily raffles will give you a chance to win valuable prizes during the EXPO. Get store discounts and free gifts throughout the EXPO.


Thursday April 30, 2015 4:55pm - 5:25pm
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:55pm

Sam Ash Presents: Paul Reed Smith Guitars

See and hear various models of guitars from America’s premier guitar manufacturer, Paul Reed Smith Guitars. Celebrating their 30th anniversary, the company sticks to its roots and mission statement with every guitar they manufacture: Guitar building is an ongoing process of discovery. We are devoted to the guitar's rich heritage while committed to new technologies that will enrich our products with uncompromised tone, playability and beauty. 



Thursday April 30, 2015 4:55pm - 5:25pm
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:55pm

Squarespace Studio: Vinyl Recording and Lounge
Join us on the Dolby Terrace in the Squarespace Studio to relax, learn more about Squarespace, and record a live-to-vinyl demo. Sign up online in advance, or enter our onsite raffle for a chance to record your demo. Tangible Format's Wesley Wolfe will be recording single song demos and pressing them to vinyl on the spot for you to take with you - live-to-vinyl! There will only be 20 per day so visit http://ascapexpo.squarespace.com to sign up.


Thursday April 30, 2015 4:55pm - 5:25pm
Squarespace Studio Dolby Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

4:55pm

TuneCore: The Newly Launched DropKloud App
This session will demonstrate the capabilities of TuneCore's newly launched mobile app DropKloud, a content delivery and discovery app serving content creators and fans. TuneCore Chief Creative Officer Joe Cuello and DropKloud co-founder Kedar Frederic will discuss how artists can leverage the DropKloud platform alongside the distribution and publishing administration services to maximize opportunities for engaging fans and increasing sales.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Cuello

Joe Cuello

Chief Creative Officer, TuneCore
Joe joined TuneCore as CCO in 2014. Joe directs the operations of TuneCore Music Publishing Administration, which helps songwriters collect 13 different composition royalties from over 60 countries. He directs a team who are experts in registering, licensing and pitching compositions worldwide. Joe also oversees the TuneCore Entertainment Relations team, which provides TuneCore Artists with opportunities to showcase their talent and gain... Read More →



Thursday April 30, 2015 4:55pm - 5:25pm
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

5:30pm

Right Here Waiting: Master Session and Performance with Richard Marx
Singer-songwriter-producer Richard Marx has been an internationally successful artist for more than 30 years. In addition to selling over 30 million records as a recording artist, Richard has written and produced mega-hits for other artists as diverse as Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, NSYNC, Natalie Cole, Kenny Rogers and Keith Urban. His 2004 collaboration with the late Luther Vandross resulted in a Grammy Award for Song Of The Year for their hit, "Dance With My Father." A pop radio superstar from the late 80's through the 90's, Richard has written 37 top 30 chart hits, including an astounding 13 #1's. Among those were his own hits as an artist, "Hold On To The Nights," "Satisfied" and the classic "Right Here Waiting." In this Q&A session that will feature him performing some of his songs as a basis for discussion, Marx will discuss how to build long-term success, explain the rewards and challenges of writing for a variety of artists across multiple genres and will shed light on his creative process.

Moderators
avatar for Loretta Munoz

Loretta Munoz

AVP, Pop/Rock Creative and Special Projects, ASCAP

Speakers
avatar for Richard Marx

Richard Marx

“Hold on to the Nights,” “Right Here Waiting,” “Dance with My Father,” “Long Hot Summer”, Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - “Hold on to the Nights,” “Right Here Waiting,” “Dance with My Father,” “Long Hot Summer” As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx’s nearly three-decade-long career has had innumerable of highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which went to #8 and spawned four Top 5 singles... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

5:30pm

Higher Calling: Growing a Career in Gospel Music
Gospel music enhances the lives of million of listeners, and writers, publishers and performers of successful gospel music enjoy long and robust careers. This panel of writers and experts will share their insights into the creative, financial and spiritual aspects of gospel music, and how fusing faith, craft and vision can elevate your career.

Moderators
avatar for Joncier Rienecker

Joncier Rienecker

Associate Director, Rhythm & Soul, Creative Services, ASCAP

Speakers
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Maurette Brown Clark

Gospel, Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "Breaking of Day," "I Hear the Sound (of Victory)," "It Ain't Over," "Just Want to Praise You" Multiple Stellar Award Winner, Maurette Brown Clark, is one of Gospel music's sweethearts. Originally from Long Island, New York, Maurette began her singing career with her family group. Throughout her formative years, she continued singing with choirs, groups, as well as studying classical piano. Maurette's first CD, How I Feel... Read More →
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LaShawn Daniels

Gospel, Songwriter
Gospel Songwriter - "I Believe," "Say My Name," "Telephone," "Why Me?" Few lyricists have been more responsible for changing the very landscape of contemporary urban and pop music than LaShawn Daniels. With a catalogue that includes multi-platinum award winning songs like "It's Not Right (But It's Okay)" by Whitney Houston, "The Boy Is Mine” by Monica and Brandy, "You Rock My World” by Michael Jackson & "Telephone" by Lady... Read More →
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Janice Gaines

Gospel, Songwriter, Artist
Gospel Songwriter, Artist - "One Day" Now arises a fresh new voice in music-- Janice Gaines. Her debut release, Greatest Life Ever, is a collection of irresistible songs featuring world-class songwriting and production from multiple GRAMMY Award-winner Lashawn Daniels (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Tamar Braxton). The daughter of a minister father and a minister of music mother, Janice Gaines was destined to... Read More →
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William McDowell

Gospel, Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist "The best you can do is to prepare your heart and be obedient... you have to be willing to become invisible. It’s never about you. Nothing in the service is about you. People aren’t coming to see you. They are coming to experience God." It's a sentiment that is a common thread throughout the writing of some of William McDowell's chart-topping worship songs, including the runaway hit "I Give Myself Away" and "I... Read More →
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Jonathan McReynolds

Gospel, Songwriter, Artist
Gospel Songwriter, Artist - "I Love You," "Lovin' Me," "Mary, Did You Know," "No Gray" It’s rare these days to find a young artist who puts everything on the table. Who puts his whole heart into his music and passionately sings of his love for Jesus Christ. McReynolds is that rare find who, at 25 years old, is on his way to becoming one of the most fascinating inspirational artists of his time. His debut album, Life Music, led by... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom D 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

5:30pm

Making the Most of Your ASCAP Membership
ASCAP paid out a record-high $883 million to our members in 2014, but we offer a whole lot more than monthly royalty checks. From workshops and showcases to our ASCAP OnStage program and roster of member benefits, we’ve got ways of helping you out at every stage of your career. This panel of ASCAP staff and experienced members will offer insider info on how ASCAP works, and practical tips for getting everything you can out of your membership. Not a member yet? Come find out why ASCAP is the right choice for you.

Moderators
avatar for Etan Rosenbloom

Etan Rosenbloom

Associate Director, Marketing & Communications;, ASCAP
Associate Director, Marketing & Communications - ASCAP | Deputy Editor - ASCAP's Playback Magazine

Speakers
avatar for Dede Burns

Dede Burns

VP, Membership & Strategic Services, ASCAP
avatar for Ryan Levine

Ryan Levine

Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist Ryan Levine has been writing songs and playing in bands from the age of 10. From 2006-2009 he was signed to RCA/Sony BMG with his band Test Your Reflex. The group released The Burning Hour in 2007, and toured the U.S. and Canada for two years, opening for bands as distinguished as The Bravery, The Smashing Pumpkins, Blue October, Electric Six, and many more. After leaving RCA in late 2009, Ryan began focusing on... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Perkins

Rachel Perkins

Associate Director, Film & TV, Creative Services, ASCAP
avatar for Ed Reyes

Ed Reyes

Associate Director, Pop/Rock, Creative Services, ASCAP


Thursday April 30, 2015 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

5:30pm

Strike Up the Brand: How to Boost Your Music Career with Partners and Sponsors (Presented by Billboard)
Time was when artists would steer clear of corporate sponsorships for fear of harming their creative image. Those days are long gone. Today “selling out” is in. Partnering with a company - or a brand - is now one of the best ways to raise your profile and get your music heard by a wide audience. By using examples of great brand/artist synergies, this panel will explore how writer-artists can attract and pitch brands, what brands are looking for in an artist, how you can be a good brand partner, working strategically so that you both achieve your goals, and, ultimately, how a brand partnership can pay off!

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Hampp

Andrew Hampp

Senior Correspondent, Billboard
Andrew Hampp is Billboard's senior correspondent, focusing on the intersections of music, branding, advertising and business. Since 2011, he's helped unearth trends and report cover stories on the dueling music strategies of Coke and Pepsi; notable personalities from Guy Oseary, Troy Carter & Scooter Braun; superstar artists like P!nk, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Tedder to over a dozen executives from this year's Power 100... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marcie Allen

Marcie Allen

President, MAC Presents
Marcie Allen is President of New York City-based music experiential agency MAC Presents.  She leverages her twenty years of music industry experience to negotiate high profile sponsorships between the world’s leading brands and artists.  Allen has executed partnerships on behalf of brands including Delta, Microsoft, Jeep, Samsung, CITI, Sony, Southwest Airlines, Verizon, and AT&T, and artists including Foo Fighters, Green Day... Read More →
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Steve Berman

Vice Chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M
Just six months after the inception of Interscope Records in 1991, co-founder Jimmy Iovine enlisted Steve Berman to head the innovative label’s marketing and sales effort.  Since then, the Interscope brand has grown from one of the most successful independent record companies in history into Interscope Geffen A&M, a major division within global music leader Universal Music Group.  In 2005... Read More →
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Jessica Kausen

Events & Music Manager, Squarespace
Jessica Kausen is the Events & Music Relations Manager for Squarespace, which is headquartered in New York City. With over 10 years of event management experience, Jessica has produced a variety of live events, ranging from non-profit fundraising galas to multi-million dollar concert productions. She is an avid concert & music festival attendee and resides in Astoria, New York (the best kept secret of NYC, in her humble opinion).
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Daniel Miller

Artist Manager (Lady Antebellum), Red Light Management/Fusion Music
Artist Manager (Lady Antebellum) - Red Light Management | Managing Partner - Fusion Music | | A 15 year Nashville veteran, Daniel Miller began his career as a tour publicist for Schatzi Hageman’s Hot Schatz PR & Wes Vause’s Media Shop in 1998. From there he joined Simon Renshaw’s Nashville-based management company to oversee box office/VIP ticketing for Dixie Chicks’ 2000 Fly tour. In 2000, he joined the... Read More →



Thursday April 30, 2015 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

6:45pm

Opening Networking Reception (Presented by The Recording Academy)
It’s time to meet your fellow music creators and panelists at this special networking reception on the terrace outside of the Dolby Ballroom. Enjoy complimentary beverages while you make new friends, swap stories and reflect on the first day’s panels.


Thursday April 30, 2015 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Dolby Ballroom Terrace Dolby Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

8:00pm

“I Create Music” Center Stage
Now enjoy some great live music! A diverse group of successful ASCAP members representing different genres and generations will be featured in an intimate, “in-the-round” setting, performing some of their best-loved and classic songs. There’s nothing like hearing a song you love from the person who wrote it.

Moderators
avatar for John Titta

John Titta

EVP, Membership, ASCAP

Speakers
avatar for Hanson (Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson)

Hanson (Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson)

"MMMBop," "Where's the Love," "I Will Come to You," Middle of Nowhere, Songwriters, Artists
Songwriters, Artists - "MMMBop," "Where's the Love," "I Will Come to You," Middle of Nowhere With arching melodies, epic guitar riffs and rhythms inciting you to put your hands in the air, anthems give us a soundtrack to life’s defining moments. And for Hanson, their sixth studio album Anthem marks the beginning of their third decade of making music together. Over their first 20 years, brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson have... Read More →
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Mike Reid

“I Can’t Make You Love Me,” “Stranger in My House,” "To Be Loved By You", Songwriter
Songwriter - “Everywhere,” “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” “Stranger in My House,” "To Be Loved By You" Mike Reid was a footbal All-American Outland Trophy winner at Penn State and an All-Pro defensive tackle with the Cincinnati Bengals. Since moving to Nashville in 1980, Reid’s songs have been recorded by such acclaimed popular performers as Tim McGraw (“Everywhere”), Bonnie Raitt... Read More →
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Valerie Simpson

"Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "I'm Every Woman," "Solid", Songwriter, Producer, Artist
Songwriter, Producer, Artist - "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "I'm Every Woman," "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing," "Solid" Valerie Simpson is one half of the Dynamic Duo Ashford & Simpson. She is an accomplished songwriter and producer as well as recording artist whose chart busting hits stretch over four decades and include "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "You're All I Need To Get By," "Let's Go Get Stoned," "I'm Every Woman... Read More →
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Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon)

"Keep on Loving You," "Can't Fight This Feeling," "Roll With the Changes", Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "Keep on Loving You," "Can't Fight This Feeling," "Roll With the Changes," "Keep Pushin'" Iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin has fronted REO Speedwagon since 1972. With Cronin at the mic, the band’s unrelenting drive, as well as non-stop touring and recording, jump-started the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. Platinum albums and freeform FM radio staples such as “Ridin’ The Storm Out” followed... Read More →


Thursday April 30, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ohm Nightclub Hollywood & Highland Center (4th Floor)

10:00pm

WorldArts After-Hours Networking
Didn’t get in enough networking during the day? Mix, mingle and grab a drink at the bar with your fellow EXPO attendees and meet the WorldArts team at our late-night networking party. It all goes down at the Squarespace Studio (5th floor, just outside the Dolby Ballroom).


Thursday April 30, 2015 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Squarespace Studio Dolby Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

10:00pm

ASCAP EXPO iStandard Producer and Rapper Showcase
For the seventh year, ASCAP and iStandard are thrilled to partner up to present this unique showcase opportunity specifically for producers and rappers. Eight EXPO attendees, whose tracks were pre-selected by iStandard, will have their music played before a panel of prominent music industry tastemakers, who will then provide constructive criticism in front of a lively audience. Two rappers have been selected, via submissions from EXPO attendees, to perform as well. Get in the groove at this beat-tastic event!

Speakers
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MICK

DJ, Remixer
Brooklyn-based MICK (real name: Mick Batyske) is one of the most in-demand DJ talents, performing regularly at global events in Cannes, London, Davos, Miami, Berlin, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Dubai, and of course, NYC, where he regularly graces the turntables at Up and Down, 1OAK, No. 8, and more. MICK has spun private events for the some of the world’s most prominent celebrities, brands, tech companies and philanthropic organizations... Read More →
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Swiff D

"Studio," "Bring My Bottles," "Animal Ambition", Producer, Songwriter
Producer, Songwriter - "Studio," "Bring My Bottles," "Animal Ambition" Hailing from Ontario, California, Steve “Swiff D” Thornton is a world renown producer and the musical mastermind behind Pac Div. He’s widely known for his energetic “neck breaking” beats that wowed audiences at the 2007 Red Bull’s Big Tune contest. Placing as a finalists in the competition enabled him to develop a worldwide fan-base... Read More →
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Mir Harris

Associate Director, Rhythm & Soul, Creative Services, ASCAP
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S1 (Symbolyc One)

“Power,” “Best Thing I Ever Had," "Murder to Excellence,” "My Life", Producer
Producer – “Power,” “Best Thing I Ever Had," "Murder to Excellence,” "My Life" Symbolyc One (S1), born in 1976 as Larry D. Griffin Jr., was born and raised in Waco, TX. As a child, S1 grew up infatuated with old tunes that played on his parents’ turntable. This led him to learning alto sax and piano through out his teen years. As a devoted Christian, S1 began playing piano for Sunday school at his local church... Read More →
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Harmony Samuels

"Enough of No Love," "Say It with Me,” “Oh My Love,” "The Way", Producer, Songwriter
Producer, Songwriter - "Enough of No Love," "Say It with Me,” “Oh My Love,” "The Way" “Music realizes my fullest potential as a human being,” are the profound words of British Producer and musical “phenom”, Harmony Samuels. Understanding artistically and spiritually that his connection to music started as early as an infant in church, Harmony is a self-taught musician who has mastered piano, bass guitar... Read More →



Thursday April 30, 2015 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Ohm Nightclub Hollywood & Highland Center (4th Floor)
 
Friday, May 1
 

8:00am

9:30am

The ASCAP Room
Learn about ASCAP Member Access and speak to an ASCAP Member Services representative about your membership. This is also where you can pick up your EXPO registration bag and enter to win prizes from our EXPO sponsors.

Friday May 1, 2015 9:30am - 4:30pm
Elysian Park 3rd Floor

9:30am

9:45am

Creative Cohorts: How a Writer-Publisher Team Works Together
The role of a music publisher in a songwriter’s career is evolving. Today, they do much more than collect your money. They play a vital role in your development, connecting you with collaborators, placing your music with recording artists and pursuing alternative ways to maximize your music. This panel will explore the fundamentals of the publisher-songwriter relationship and how they work together, from signing to achieving chart success. 

Moderators
avatar for Tom DeSavia

Tom DeSavia

Head of Creative Services, SONGS Music Publishing
Prior to joining Songs, DeSavia was a partner/VP of Creative for the Los Angeles-based independent publishing company Notable Music. He came to Notable from a long career at ASCAP, where he served as SVP of Membership, heading up the PRO’s pop/rock staff, managing offices in LA, NYC and Chicago. Earlier in his career, DeSavia spent six years in the A&R department at Elektra Entertainment where he both signed and developed talent and... Read More →

Speakers
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Ashley Gorley

"Crash My Party," "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," "Good Girl", Songwriter
Songwriter - "Crash My Party," "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," "Good Girl," "You're Gonna Miss This" Ashley Gorley is an award-winning songwriter and publisher in Nashville, Tennessee. Recently, Gorley was named 2014 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, 2014 NSAI Songwriter of the Year, and 2013 Billboard Country Writer of the Year. He also won Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year honors at the 2009 ASCAP Country Awards, as well as ACM Single of... Read More →
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Ian James

Managing Director, Mushroom Music Publishing
Ian James has been the Managing Director of Mushroom Music Publishing for the past 28 years. Mushroom Music Publishing is the most successful independent music publisher in Australia and represents many of the most prominent songwriters in Australia and New Zealand. He is also the Deputy Chairman of Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and Chairman of the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). In 2014 he was... Read More →
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Jennifer Knoepfle

SVP, A&R, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Jennifer Knoepfle is a SVP of A&R at Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Her artists include Jack Antonoff and Andrew Dost from Fun., Clams Casino, Foster The People, The Preatures, Rome, Smallpools, Bleachers, Band of Skulls, Kelela, Broods, and Lord Huron. She also plays a pivotal role with other artists on the roster such as Charli XCX, and Joy Williams as well as many of the company’s songwriters. Before coming to Sony/ATV, she was a... Read More →
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Monti Olson

EVP & Managing Director, Worldwide Music Publishing, Global Entertainment
Monti Olson, formerly executive vice president/head of A&R, Global Publishing at Universal  | Publishing, has joined Global Entertainment as Executive VP and Managing Director of  | Worldwide Music Publishing. He leads Global Publishing across both the LA and London offices. Olson's current roster includes Ellie Goulding, Corinne Bailey Rae, LMFAO, The Script, The Vamps and The Vaccines, among others. Olson leads the... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

9:45am

R&B/Hip-Hop Feedback
Get valuable advice and talk honestly with urban music experts in this live feedback session. A limited number of songs, pre-submitted by EXPO registrants, will receive feedback in front of a live audience. Find out what real industry execs are listening for when they hear a new track!

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Goicoechea

Jennifer Goicoechea

Associate Director, Rhythm & Soul, Creative Services, ASCAP

Speakers
SG

Shani Gonzales

VP, Creative, BMG Music Publishing
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Derrick Hardy

A&R Scout, Motown Records
Hailing from the South Side of Chicago, Derrick "Lottery" Hardy is an A&R Scout at Motown Records. He has worked in the Universal Music Group system for the past 3 years, starting with Universal Music Publishing and now in his current role at Motown Records. He has worked on projects for artist such as India Arie, Kem and BJ The Chicago Kid. 
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Delmar Powell

Director, Urban A&R, Universal Republic
Director, Urban A&R - Universal Republic Delmar Powell is Director of Urban A&R at Universal Republic. Based in the Los Angeles office, Powell will focus on signing, developing, building, and breaking acts within the urban space ranging from hip-hop and R&B to pop. He will also collaborate with the A&R team on upcoming releases from Adrian Marcel, Enrique Iglesias and many more. He previously held the position of... Read More →
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Jeff Vaughn

Sr. Director, A&R, Artist Publishing Group / Artist Partners (WMG)
Jeff Vaughn is Director of A&R at Artist Publishing Group (APG) and Artist Partners, Mike Caren's WMG artist accelerator and white label venture. In addition to his A&R responsibilities, Jeff serves as manager to producer Cook Classics and APG writers Geoffro and JHart.


Friday May 1, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

9:45am

Trading Places: Composers Working As Songwriters (and Vice-Versa)
The line between composing and songwriting is slowly dissolving. These days, trained composers are helping major pop acts class up their sounds, and integrating new sounds into their scores. At the same time, songwriters from the rock and pop worlds are finding work in film, TV and beyond. At this panel, you’ll meet music creators working in the fertile ground between pop/rock and traditional film/TV composing. You’ll discover a wide variety of pathways you may not have considered, including arranging, production music, video games, podcasts, commercials and more.

Moderators
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Jared Gutstadt

CEO; TV: Pawn Stars, The Voice, The Taste, Fashion Stars, Jingle Punks; Composer
Composer - TV: Pawn Stars, The Voice, The Taste, Fashion Stars | CEO - Jingle Punks  Jared Gutstadt is a Canadian-born entrepreneur and musician best known for founding the creative music agency Jingle Punks. Gutstadt also produces music under the moniker "Captain Hooks. Gutstadt is a graduate of New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Jingle Punks has been featured in The Wall Street Journal... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nick Thorburn (Islands)

Nick Thorburn (Islands)

"I Was Born (A Unicorn)," "Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby" Podcast: Serial, Songwriter, Composer, Artist
Songwriter, Composer, Artist - "I Was Born (A Unicorn)," "Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby," "Hallways" Podcast: Serial Nick Thorburn is a Canadian musician, composer, and producer best known for starting and co-fronting the cult indie rock band The Unicorns when he was still a teenager. The band's first full length album Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? was named one of the "Top 10 Albums" by Pitchfork in 2003, receiving critical praise... Read More →
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Daniel Heath

TV Shows: Top Chef, Real Housewives (Orange County and NYC); Songwriter -, Composer, Songwriter
Composer - TV Shows: Top Chef, Real Housewives (Orange County and NYC) | Songwriter - "Blue Jeans" Dan Heath is an accomplished songwriter, producer and film composer. He is also one of Lana Del Rey’s main collaborators having co-written and produced many of her singles including “Blue Jeans”, “Ultraviolence” and “Once Upon A Dream” from Disney's Maleficent. Dan recently collaborated again with... Read More →
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Brandon Jay

TV: Orange is the New Black, Weeds, Composer
Composer - TV: Orange is the New Black, Weeds
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Shawn Patterson

TV: Robot Chicken Film: “Everything Is Awesome” (The Lego Movie), Composer, Songwriter
Composer, Songwriter - TV: Robot Chicken, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera Film: “Everything Is Awesome” (The Lego Movie) Shawn Patterson is an Academy Award and Grammy nominated composer, songwriter and music producer, having penned eclectic songs and striking underscore for hit TV shows and films in Los Angeles for years. You’ve likely heard his ultra-catchy pop anthem “Everything Is Awesome” from Warner... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Hollywood Ballroom D 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

9:45am

Live Multi-Genre Song Feedback Panel with Darrell Brown - Part I
Note: This is an extended-length two-hour session. 
In this intensive two-hour feedback panel, you will engage in honest talk and get valuable advice from hit songwriter-producer Darrell Brown, the creative guru behind numerous #1 pop and country hits. Come prepared for a chance to perform live and get constructive song critiques from Brown and your EXPO peers.

Speakers
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Darrell Brown

Songwriter, Producer, Arranger
Songwriter, Producer, Arranger - "You'll Think of Me,” “Why Don't We Just Dance,” “Crazy Women,” “Simple Things” Darrell Brown is a songwriter, producer and arranger. Brown has written hit songs for recording artists of almost every genre of popular music as well as music for film and television. He has written songs for Keith Urban (including the Grammy Award-winning song, “You’ll Think of... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 9:45am - 11:45am
Hollywood Ballroom B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

10:30am

One-on-One Sessions (Presented by Sennheiser) - Sold Out
One-on-One Sessions offer EXPO attendees the opportunity to meet in person with a songwriter/composer, music publisher, online marketing executive, record company executive, film/TV music executive, music attorney or ASCAP executive. The 15-minute session will be a mix of career advice and/or song critiques.
Our One-on-One sessions sold out in January as they do each year. There are no openings or waiting list spots available.

Speakers
avatar for Alexia Baum

Alexia Baum

Director, Music Publishing, Universal Pictures
Alexia Baum has enjoyed more than 20 years of success in the music publishing arena, specifically mining music catalogues to market and license all kinds of music to all types of media. Cutting her teeth at the late great indie publisher Windswept Pacific, where she went on to head the Film and TV Department, Alexia has worked with companies both large and small, from indie greats like Zomba Music Publishing and Putumayo World Music, to... Read More →
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Debby Dill

Music Publishing Consultant
Music Publishing Consultant Currently consulting for David Foster's publishing company through Universal along with Be Music in Nashville, DeAngelis Entertainment UK, Ron Shapiro Mgmt. and The Cherry Party Record label. Previously Sr. VP of Creative Affairs, Domestic/International for | Windswept Music Publishing. Prior to that, 5 years with BMG Music Publishing and 6 years with Qwest Music/Quincy Jones Productions.
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Cathy Heller

President & Owner, Catch the Moon Music; Songwriter, Artist
President & Owner - Catch the Moon Music | Songwriter, Artist  Catch the Moon Music provides quality one-stop music to Film, Television and Advertising firms. We represent a selective group of talented songwriters/bands who lead with humility and deliver beautiful music that works well for sync.  We look forward to meeting your music needs. Cathy is an accomplished songwriter and artist with placements in the past year with ABC... Read More →
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Brandon Kitchen

Director, A&R, Disney Music Group
Brandon Kitchen started his career as an intern for Mike Caren, the Atlantic Executive VP of A&R/Elektra President. There, he found his calling in the A&R and publishing departments. He has since won a Grammy as a contributing songwriter to Madonna’s hit “Revolver.” Since then he moved onto ASCAP where he was responsible for signing Drake and working with such rising talents as The Smeezingtons, Boi-1da, and The Jackie... Read More →
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Jeff Levin

Sr. Director, A&R, Atlantic Records
Jeff Levin is the senior director of A&R for Atlantic Records. Working on singles with Cash Cash, Simple Plan and Icona Pop (among others), he has also developed successful careers with new comers Skizzy Mars, Melanie Martinez and Jaymes Young. Alongside his roster at Atlantic, Levin has recently secured a successful roster of artists and producers at Warner Chappell Publishing. Some highlight signings include Logic (Def Jam), Echosmith... Read More →
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Dani Markman

Director, A&R, Disney Music Group
Dani Markman has worked for the Walt Disney Company and specifically, the Disney Music Group for the last 18 years. Over the last decade, she has performed in the role of Director of A&R working on projects for both Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records. Prior to her Disney employment, Ms. Markman had a career as a professional opera singer, performing major roles with companies around the country including Boston Opera, Pittsburgh Opera... Read More →
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Steve Nalbert

Director, Creative Licensing, Round Hill Music
Steve heads up Round Hill’s Synchronization Licensing department and handles pitching for a wide range of Film, TV, Video Game, and Advertising clients.  While at Round Hill, he has successfully landed synchs for a variety of artists, writers, and catalog copyrights, including The Beatles, American Authors, Spacehog, Bronze Radio Return, The Griswolds, Graveyard Lovers, Mason Brothers, and Young Rising Sons.  Prior to Round... Read More →
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Victor Portillo

A&R, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing
Have been working at Warner Chappell in A&R for the past 6 years. Instrumental in the signing of Kendrick Lamar and producer Young Chop. Currently working with various upcoming Pop writers and producers for the US, UK and Asia markets. Worked as a Club and Mixtape DJ prior to joining WC.
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Ted Rawlins

Theatre Producer, Relevant Theatricals LLC
Ted considers himself to be genuinely fortunate to have worked with Gigi Pritzker for over a decade of rewarding and profitable years, running one of Los Angeles' landmark institutions, the Coronet Theatre.  During that time Relevant Theatricals was created to develop new work for the stage.  Revelant's current projects include: Snapshots, with book by David Stern and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, (Wicked, Pippin); a new stage... Read More →
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Mara Schwartz

President & Founder, Superior Music Publishing
Mara Schwartz is a specialist in synch licensing and A&R. She is President and Founder of Superior Music, a full service music publishing company and joint venture with Modern Works Music Publishing. Before this, she was Sr. Vice President, Licensing 10th Street Entertainment / Eleven Seven Music, and COO of Five Nineteen Music Publishing, where she spearheaded all licensing and creative pitching efforts, as well as heading the music... Read More →
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Jay Sloan

Sr. Director, A&R, Angry Mob Music
As Senior Director of A&R, Jay is simultaneously overseeing and growing the A&R department, expanding the Angry Mob brand, and doing what he loves most: discovering and nurturing amazing talent. It was an internship at Motown Records that stirred Jay’s initial passion for the music business. From there he moved on to significant tenures with both Warner/Chappell and ASCAP, where he worked with artists and... Read More →
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Ryan Svendsen

Senior Coordinator, Film Music, Lionsgate
Ryan Svendsen, Senior Coordinator at Lionsgate, began his music career as a trumpet player with the dream of playing with the Dave Matthews Band.  His goal came to fruition in 2009 and he can be seen doing so in their music video “You and Me."  After previous positions at United Talent Agency and Azoff Music Management, Svendsen joined Lionsgate in 2012 where he has worked on recent blockbusters such as The Hunger Games and The... Read More →
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Barrett Yeretsian

"Jar of Hearts," “Jealous of the Angels,” “Not Yet”, Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - "Jar of Hearts," “Jealous of the Angels,” “Not Yet” “To me, every song is a hero’s journey,” says songwriter/producer Barrett Yeretsian. The journeys undertaken by the highly sought-after tunesmith and producer have sold over 8 million copies worldwide, demonstrating that his intuitive, story-driven approach and radar for authenticity are a... Read More →



Friday May 1, 2015 10:30am - 12:45pm
Doheny/Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:00am

ASCAP EXPO Boutique
Get some official ASCAP merch to show your ASCAP pride after the EXPO is over! You can also pick up a book written by one of our EXPO panelists.

Friday May 1, 2015 11:00am - 2:30pm
3rd Floor 3rd Floor

11:10am

ASCAP Advocacy
Stop by the ASCAP advocacy booth and join hundreds of fellow music creators who have already sent letters to Congress in support of the newly reintroduced Songwriter Equity Act (‪bit.ly/Support_SEA). While you're there, sign up for the latest legislative news and learn how you can join ASCAP’s ongoing advocacy efforts including support of our political action committee, The ASCAP Legislative Fund for the Arts. We’ll be waiting for you right next to the photo booth on the 2nd floor (Mezzanine) near the Registration Desk.


Friday May 1, 2015 11:10am - 11:40am
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

11:10am

PMC & Vintage King: The Producer and Composer Session - Survivalist Guide with Jon Castelli, Peter Wade and Tyler Sam

These 3 engineers and producers will teach you about survival in the music business. Los Angeles transplant Peter Wade is a Grammy award winning producer/engineer, songwriter and music entrepreneur.  His production and writing credits range from Jennifer Lopez and Kid Ink to MNDR and Brooke Candy, and he’s recorded and mixed chart-topping albums that have reached over 25 million in sales. He contributed writing and production skills to Mark Ronson’s UK top-ten single "Bang Bang Bang" (3.5x platinum) and wrote and produced Melanie Fiona's #1 European single "Monday Morning.” Aside from Peter's production company WonderSound, he also owns and runs a boutique publishing company 120 Music with a stable of writers, producers and artists. Jon Castelli is a Los Angeles based Record Producer, Mixing Engineer, and Songwriter who has worked with Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, HAIM, M83 and Yelle amongst many others. In 2010 he finally made the move to LA to join Tony Maserati’s team at Mirrorball Entertainment/Two Chord Music, his home base for production, mix and songwriting work. Two-time Grammy nominee Tyler Sam (engineering Taylor Swift’s Red and Ed Sheeran’s X) became the first producer to be signed by Producer/Songwriter Jeff Bhasker for his production company. Working on albums from Pink, fun, Taylor Swift and many more prepared Sam to develop the new act “Cam” resulting in a major deal with Sony Nashville.



Friday May 1, 2015 11:10am - 11:40am
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

Sam Ash
Sam Ash Music will have hands-on displays of products from Korg, Samson, GoPro, M-Audio, PreSonus and Paul Reed Smith. Meet representatives and fellow musicians from these fine brands and speak to our knowledgeable store associates from the L.A. area. Daily raffles will give you a chance to win valuable prizes during the EXPO. Get store discounts and free gifts throughout the EXPO.


Friday May 1, 2015 11:10am - 11:40am
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

Sam Ash Presents: PreSonus

Learn about the wide family of PreSonus products and software. Whether touring, recording, writing or creating, musicians depend on PreSonus for cutting edge gear to move their projects forward.



Friday May 1, 2015 11:10am - 11:40am
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

Squarespace Studio: Vinyl Recording and Lounge
Join us on the Dolby Terrace in the Squarespace Studio to relax, learn more about Squarespace, and record a live-to-vinyl demo. Sign up online in advance, or enter our onsite raffle for a chance to record your demo. Tangible Format's Wesley Wolfe will be recording single song demos and pressing them to vinyl on the spot for you to take with you - live-to-vinyl! There will only be 20 per day so visit http://ascapexpo.squarespace.com to sign up.


Friday May 1, 2015 11:10am - 11:40am
Squarespace Studio Dolby Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

11:10am

Squarespace: Tips and Tricks
In this session, Squarespace will show you how to easily build and maintain a beautiful music website that will be sure to impress fans. A Squarespace expert will share best practices, pitfalls to avoid, as well as the most effective ways to drive traffic to your site. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to check out sites from popular musicians and bands who utilize the platform and get a sneak preview of Squarespace's upcoming music partnerships.


Friday May 1, 2015 11:10am - 11:40am
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:45am

Murphy's Laws of Songwriting
You are a performing songwriter, a writer-producer or perhaps just a songwriter looking for a cut. Do you have what it takes to write the next hit? In this session, you’ll discover what all hits have in common. And what sets them apart. By looking at what recent  #1 records have in common, you can see the threads that guide every “hit” writer, producer or artist. Author, songwriter and publisher Ralph Murphy demystifies the process and arms you for success. His popular “Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting” are used by successful writers worldwide and give you the tools to take your songs from good to great.

Speakers
avatar for Ralph Murphy

Ralph Murphy

Songwriter, Author, ASCAP Consultant
Consultant & Former VP, International & Domestic Membership - ASCAP | Songwriter – "He Got You," "Half the Way" | Author - Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting: The Book |   | Ralph Murphy, songwriter, has been successful for five decades. Consistently charting songs in an ever-changing musical environment makes him a member of that very small group of professionals who make a living doing what they love to do. Add to that... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 11:45am - 1:00pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

11:45am

Desmond Child Presents Fair Trade Music: Re-Visioning the Music Ecosystem

Music is more than a source of entertainment. It’s an entire ecosystem, made up of songwriters and performers, producers, musicians, fans and businesses, each with an essential role to play. The time has come for Fair Trade Music - a revolutionary movement promoting a fair and sustainable music ecosystem from creator to consumer and everyone in between. Desmond Child hosts this panel discussion with notable songwriters and composers, each one a master musical craftsman and an outspoken champion for music creators’ rights. They’ll outline what we all need to do to preserve and strengthen our rights and keep music, along with the vital businesses that support our creativity, thriving for decades to come.


Moderators
avatar for Desmond Child

Desmond Child

“Dude (Looks Like A Lady),” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Livin’ La Vida Loca”, Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer – “Dude (Looks Like A Lady),” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” “Waking Up in Vegas” For nearly three decades, songwriter-producer and ASCAP Board Member Desmond Child has reigned as one of music's most successful creative forces. His accolades include Grammy awards, over 70 Top 40 singles and songs that have sold more than 300 million albums... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eddie Schwartz

Eddie Schwartz

"Does a Fool Ever Learn," "All Our Tomorrows," "The Doctor," "Hit Me with Your Best Shot", Songwriter, Producer, Artist
Songwriter, Producer, Artist - "Does a Fool Ever Learn," "All Our Tomorrows," "The Doctor," "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" Eddie Schwartz is best known for writing such classic hit songs as "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" recorded by Pat Benetar, "Don't Shed A Tear" by Paul Carrack, and "The Doctor" by the Doobie Brothers, as well as some two hundred songs recorded and performed by artists such as Joe Cocker, Carly Simon, Peter Frampton, Robert... Read More →
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Doug Wood

Omni Music, Composer, Producer
President - Omni Music | Composer - Omni Music Library Composer and producer Doug Wood has written and produced music for hundreds of television programs and commercials, including Saturday Night Live,Dateline NBC, Conan O'Brien, promos for ABC, CBS, ESPN and NBC, national spots for Coca Cola, Volkswagen, Verizon and scores of others. A classically-trained pianist and oboist, and composition major at Manhattan School of Music (as well... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 11:45am - 1:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom D 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:45am

On the Come Up: Mama We Made It
Every music creator strives for success for a different reason, and every one takes his or her own journey to get there. We invited a few songwriters and producers on the cusp of greatness to tell their stories. They’ll explain their unique approaches to achieving their musical dreams - including all the difficulties they’ve faced along the way, and how they overcame them. Our panelists speak from the perspective of incredible talents who are finally getting the attention they deserve, but remember all the hard work it took to get where they are. Their stories will inspire you to keep working toward your own goals, whatever they may be.

Moderators
avatar for Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones

Director, Rhythm & Soul, Creative Services, ASCAP

Speakers
avatar for Kirby Lauryen

Kirby Lauryen

"FourFiveSeconds," "Only One," "Crazy", Songwriter
Songwriter - "FourFiveSeconds," "Only One," "Crazy" | From the first soulful note, you know there is something special about Kirby Lauryen. Born in Memphis, TN and bred upon Mississippi soil, Kirby found herself influenced by the rich vocal sounds of musical legends Otis Redding, Ella Fitzgerald, and Janis Joplin. She studied her craft and allowed it to grow from singer to singer-songwriter, but Kirby Lauryen most importantly sees herself as... Read More →
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Victoria Monet

"We the People," "Made in China," "For the Thrill", Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "We the People," "Made in China," "For the Thrill" | Victoria Monet was born on May 1, 1989 in Georgia and later moved to Sacramento, California as a child. As a young girl growing up in Sacramento, California Victoria Monet was fascinated with performing arts, taking an interest in singing and dancing. Her first onstage experience came singing at her catholic school holiday plays. She also sang in the youth choir at her... Read More →
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Mali Music

"Beautiful," "I Believe," Mali Is..., Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "Beautiful," "I Believe," Mali Is... Kortney Jamaal Pollard, who performs under the stage name Mali Music, is an American recording artist, singer-songwriter and producer. His two independently released albums, The Coming (2008) and The 2econd Coming (2009), earned him much critical and underground acclaim. In 2011, he was the first inspirational artist to be a part of BET's acclaimed "Music Matters" series. Signed to RCA... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 11:45am - 1:00pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

11:45am

Live Multi-Genre Song Feedback Panel with Darrell Brown - Part II
Note: This is an extended-length two-hour session. 
In this intensive two-hour feedback panel, you will engage in honest talk and get valuable advice from hit songwriter-producer Darrell Brown, the creative guru behind numerous #1 pop and country hits. Come prepared for a chance to perform live and get constructive song critiques from Brown and your EXPO peers.

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Brown

Darrell Brown

Songwriter, Producer, Arranger
Songwriter, Producer, Arranger - "You'll Think of Me,” “Why Don't We Just Dance,” “Crazy Women,” “Simple Things” Darrell Brown is a songwriter, producer and arranger. Brown has written hit songs for recording artists of almost every genre of popular music as well as music for film and television. He has written songs for Keith Urban (including the Grammy Award-winning song, “You’ll Think of... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 11:45am - 1:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:00pm

Lunch Roundtables (Presented by The Recording Academy)
The 175 attendees who signed up for our Lunch Roundtables will meet with four different panelists in small group settings. This event sold out in November!
There are no openings or wait list spots available.

Speakers
avatar for Bleu

Bleu

"In Real Life," "I Won't Apologize," “That’s Just the Way We Roll”, Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - "In Real Life," "I Won't Apologize," “That’s Just the Way We Roll” Bleu, a graduate of Berklee College Of Music, is a songwriter/producer, singer and performer currently living in Los Angeles, California and has been making music for over a decade. He's landed songs with Demi Lovato, Tristan Prettyman, Chris Mann and Selena Gomez, and has played shows around the world with Hanson, Train and Mike Viola... Read More →
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Gizzle

"Main Chick," "Fumble," "Murder Bizness," "Big Daddy", Rapper, Songwriter
Rapper, Songwriter - "Main Chick," "Fumble," "Murder Bizness," "Big Daddy" | Los Angeles born artist and songwriter, Gizzle, got her start under the tutelage of Teddy Riley. Gizzle has gone on to work with many multi-platinum producers, artists, and writers including but not limited to Puff Daddy, Timbaland, Pharell, Nelly, T.I., Trey Songs, Kid Ink, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Ty $, Kevin Gates, PJ, Nic Nac, and... Read More →
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Nick Thorburn (Islands)

"I Was Born (A Unicorn)," "Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby" Podcast: Serial, Songwriter, Composer, Artist
Songwriter, Composer, Artist - "I Was Born (A Unicorn)," "Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby," "Hallways" Podcast: Serial Nick Thorburn is a Canadian musician, composer, and producer best known for starting and co-fronting the cult indie rock band The Unicorns when he was still a teenager. The band's first full length album Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? was named one of the "Top 10 Albums" by Pitchfork in 2003, receiving critical praise... Read More →
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Rachel Assil

"Whoever We Are," "Disappear," "Just A Little More", Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - "Whoever We Are," "Disappear," "Just A Little More" Rachel Assil may be one of the industry's best kept secrets, but she is no stranger to the spotlight. A powerhouse vocalist, songwriter, producer and self-taught pianist, her musical accolades have led her to work with numerous Oscar & Grammy Award winning musicians. Over the past few years, her work with Polow Da Don culminated with her record deal signing to... Read More →
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Robert Celestin, Esq.

Attorney, The Law Offices of Robert A. Celestin
Mr. Robert A. Celestin, Esq. has practiced entertainment law in New York for over 25 years. A graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School; Mr. Celestin started his legal career as an Associate at Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler. He then went on to work in the legal department of Arista Records before becoming the VP/GM of Uptown Records, Inc., the label responsible for the careers of Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, Guy and others and... Read More →
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Joe Cuello

Chief Creative Officer, TuneCore
Joe joined TuneCore as CCO in 2014. Joe directs the operations of TuneCore Music Publishing Administration, which helps songwriters collect 13 different composition royalties from over 60 countries. He directs a team who are experts in registering, licensing and pitching compositions worldwide. Joe also oversees the TuneCore Entertainment Relations team, which provides TuneCore Artists with opportunities to showcase their talent and gain... Read More →
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Cheryl B. Engelhardt

Composer, Songwriter, Branding Strategist
Composer, Songwriter – “Steaming Hearts,” “16 Walls" Commercial: “Grumpy Cat” (Honey Nut Cheerios) Film: Delusions of Guinevere | Founder, Branding Strategist - CBE Music & In the Key of Success  Cheryl got her start in music working at a New York City hip-hop recording studio before transitioning to the advertising industry as a commercial composer. During this time, she developed her own... Read More →
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Ann Frank

Sr. Manager, National Membership, The Recording Academy (The GRAMMY Awards)
Born and raised a Los Angeles native and more commonly known by her pen name, Annika  | (uh-nee-kuh), Ann Frank pursued dreams of becoming an artist/songwriter in the early stages  of her music career. Blind ambition landed her an internship at Sony/ATV Music Publishing while studying music at Cal State Northridge. Shortly after, she secured a position at Sony Music Entertainment under the supervision of former SVP, Business... Read More →
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Ashley Gorley

"Crash My Party," "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," "Good Girl", Songwriter
Songwriter - "Crash My Party," "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," "Good Girl," "You're Gonna Miss This" Ashley Gorley is an award-winning songwriter and publisher in Nashville, Tennessee. Recently, Gorley was named 2014 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, 2014 NSAI Songwriter of the Year, and 2013 Billboard Country Writer of the Year. He also won Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year honors at the 2009 ASCAP Country Awards, as well as ACM Single of... Read More →
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Hanson (Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson)

"MMMBop," "Where's the Love," "I Will Come to You," Middle of Nowhere, Songwriters, Artists
Songwriters, Artists - "MMMBop," "Where's the Love," "I Will Come to You," Middle of Nowhere With arching melodies, epic guitar riffs and rhythms inciting you to put your hands in the air, anthems give us a soundtrack to life’s defining moments. And for Hanson, their sixth studio album Anthem marks the beginning of their third decade of making music together. Over their first 20 years, brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson have... Read More →
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Matthew Kajcienski

TV: Good Morning America, 20/20, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Composer
Composer - TV: Good Morning America, 20/20, This Week with George Stephanopoulos  Having composed the theme music for ABC’s Good Morning America at age 26, Matthew Kajcienski is currently one of today’s most aired network theme composers including ABC’s 20/20, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Good Morning America, The Lookout, Would You Fall For That?, America This Morning, Year of the... Read More →
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Kevin Lyman

President, 4Fini, Inc./Warped Tour
A constant innovator, Kevin Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the extremely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music festival in the world today. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the tour has played to over 9 million fans.  Kevin has founded many other highly successful tours including the Rockstar Mayhem Festival and Down from the Mountain Tour. When not curating giant festivals, he sits... Read More →
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Audra Mae

"Little Red Wagon," "Good News," "Who I Was Born to Be", Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "Little Red Wagon," "Good News," "Who I Was Born to Be" Audra Mae is a natural. Once the Oklahoma native opens her mouth and lets loose with that voice, pure and strong, with a hint of country twang and a twinkle of good humor, you are transfixed and transported. This is what she’s meant to do; Entertain you, not only with her singing voice, but with a distinctive songwriting voice, as well, relating fully developed... Read More →
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Rachel Noelle

Founder, Hits & History Entertainment
Founder - Hits & History Entertainment A woman on a mission to help musical talents create a long-term career in the Entertainment business….. Rachel Noelle. Studying the art of the business and music publishing at Berklee Music Institute, set the stage for Rachel to push forward on her musical journey. Moving to Los Angeles in 2007, she signed her first act to Baby G Music, two brothers know as The Jackie Boyz. She developed a... Read More →
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Brendan Okrent

Owner, Music Publisher/Consultant, New Au Courant Music
Brendan Okrent was an executive at ASCAP’s west coast membership department for over two decades. Some of her signature achievements at ASCAP include starting the nationally known Quiet On The Set showcase series which featured over 500 acts including John Mayer, Jonatha Brooke, Ben Harper, Hillary Lindsey, the Weepies, Kristin Hall (Sugarland), Matt Nathanson, Allen Shamblin, Rufus Wainwright and Lindy Robbins among many others. She... Read More →
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Matthew Puckett

TV: “Skyline” (Theme to NY Med), Songwriter, Composer, Artist
Songwriter, Composer, Artist - “So Much to Say,” All Our Hands In The Air TV: “Skyline” (Theme to NY Med) Matthew Puckett is a songwriter, multi­instrumentalist and film composer. As a songwriter­producer, his work with such artists as Elizabeth Gillies, September Mourning, AM, Kris Allen, The Mowgli's, Royal Tongues and Fences has established him as a sought after writer and producer. Matthew is published by... Read More →
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Shari Shanker

Director, A&R, Imagem Music
Shari Shanker (formerly Shari Reich) is the director of A&R at Imagem Music Publishing. Shari’s career began as an assistant at Atlantic records and Jive Records/Sony, New York. While at Jive, she quickly ascended the ranks to Manager of A&R and worked with artists such as Jordin Sparks, Brittney Spears, Chris Brown, Usher, and Cage the Elephant.  Shari then accepted a position as director of A&R... Read More →
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Peter Shurkin

VP, Creative & Business Development, Selectracks/BMG Chrysalis
Peter Shurkin began his career in artist management at Gold Mountain Entertainment working with artists such as Los Lobos, Bonnie Raitt and Rufus Wainwright, among many others. Peter is currently Vice President of Creative and Business Development at Selectracks / BMG Chrysalis producing custom music and licensing/pitching/producing music for film/TV/movie trailers and advertising.  Previously Peter worked at Getty Images doing business... Read More →
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Debbie White

Attorney, Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP
Debbie White, partner at Loeb & Loeb LLP, has decades of music industry experience representing established and developing recording artists, songwriters, producers, managers, record companies, and publishing companies. Her clients include Carly Simon, Duran Duran, Regina Spektor, Stephan Moccio, Melanie Martinez, and The Swon Brothers. | Debbie’s primary emphasis is music negotiation and she regularly negotiates... Read More →
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Steve Winogradsky

Co-Founder & Partner; Attorney, Winogradsky/Sobel
Co-Founder & Partner; Attorney - Winogradsky/Sobel With over thirty years experience as an attorney in the music industry, Steven Winogradsky is a partner in Winogradsky/Sobel in Studio City, California, providing global media and music business affairs & legal support for composers, songwriters, music publishers, recording artists and television, film, video and multi-media producers.  In addition to an entertainment law... Read More →



Friday May 1, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Preston's Restaurant 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

ASCAP Advocacy
Stop by the ASCAP advocacy booth and join hundreds of fellow music creators who have already sent letters to Congress in support of the newly reintroduced Songwriter Equity Act (‪bit.ly/Support_SEA). While you're there, sign up for the latest legislative news and learn how you can join ASCAP’s ongoing advocacy efforts including support of our political action committee, The ASCAP Legislative Fund for the Arts. We’ll be waiting for you right next to the photo booth on the 2nd floor (Mezzanine) near the Registration Desk.


Friday May 1, 2015 1:10pm - 2:25pm
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

HFA: Licensing for Cover Songs
Are you releasing a cover song? Wondering if you need a license? Confused as to how to get one? Getting a license means supporting your fellow artists and the music community at large! Join HFA’s Per Ohrstrom as he explains the how, what and why of obtaining a license for a cover song and shows how easy (and economical) it is to get one using Songfile, HFA’s online licensing tool.


Friday May 1, 2015 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

1:10pm

Native Instruments: Shaping Ideas with Maschine
Learn from Native Instruments’ Maschine expert on how to start shaping your ideas with the critically acclaimed groove production studio. In addition, find out more about the creative unity between Maschine and Komplete in this workshop.


Friday May 1, 2015 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Hollywood Ballroom D 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

PMC & Vintage King: The Producer and Composer Session - Spectrasonic: Omnisphere 2 Revealed with Morris Hayes and MIDIhead

Keyboardist and producer Morris Hayes (Prince) and EDM producer Michael Babbitt, a.k.a., MIDIhead, will unveil Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere 2, the hottest new virtual instrument in the industry. They will be showcasing its many powerful features and sounds, and explain how they use them in their work. You'll learn how to create your own sounds with Omnisphere 2, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and get answers that will help you in your own music production. Morris Hayes has been in the music business as a professional player and producer for more than 25 years, working with many top artists such as Prince, The Time, Maceo Parker, Chaka Khan and many others. He is currently producing various new artists projects and involved in the film and television industries writing original scores, source material and trailer music. Michael Babbitt is an EDM composer, songwriter, and sound designer who has made an indelible mark on the industry.

 



Friday May 1, 2015 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Sam Ash
Sam Ash Music will have hands-on displays of products from Korg, Samson, GoPro, M-Audio, PreSonus and Paul Reed Smith. Meet representatives and fellow musicians from these fine brands and speak to our knowledgeable store associates from the L.A. area. Daily raffles will give you a chance to win valuable prizes during the EXPO. Get store discounts and free gifts throughout the EXPO.


Friday May 1, 2015 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Sam Ash Presents: GoPro

Whether in the studio, jamming with friends or playing a gig, the HERO4 Silver/Music and HERO4 Black/Music editions has everything you need to capture and share stunning video and photos of your performance. Mount the camera to instruments and stage equipment for an ultra-immersive perspective. The built-in touch display makes controlling the camera, framing shots and playing back footage more convenient than ever.



Friday May 1, 2015 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Squarespace Studio: Vinyl Recording and Lounge
Join us on the Dolby Terrace in the Squarespace Studio to relax, learn more about Squarespace, and record a live-to-vinyl demo. Sign up online in advance, or enter our onsite raffle for a chance to record your demo. Tangible Format's Wesley Wolfe will be recording single song demos and pressing them to vinyl on the spot for you to take with you - live-to-vinyl! There will only be 20 per day so visit http://ascapexpo.squarespace.com to sign up.


Friday May 1, 2015 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Squarespace Studio Dolby Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

1:30pm

Special Live Performances with Lena Fayre & Fort Frances (Presented by WorldArts)
Grab some lunch and come see special live performances by the winners of the WorldArts EXPO contest:  Lena Fayre and Fort Frances.


Friday May 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
WorldArts Playback Stage Dolby Ballroom Terrace

2:30pm

Managing Your Online Presence (Presented by Squarespace)
Managing your online presence is a crucial part of getting your music out to the world - but it can be a daunting, time-consuming task. Squarespace hosts this candid conversation with industry experts about how to manage your brand online. We'll discuss some of the best tools to manage your music, and answer questions like "Do I really need a website?" and "How can I articulate my brand voice?" This session is not about selling you a product, but helping you navigate the best way to manage your brand online so you can spend the majority of your time doing what you love.

Moderators
avatar for Jessica Kausen

Jessica Kausen

Events & Music Manager, Squarespace
Jessica Kausen is the Events & Music Relations Manager for Squarespace, which is headquartered in New York City. With over 10 years of event management experience, Jessica has produced a variety of live events, ranging from non-profit fundraising galas to multi-million dollar concert productions. She is an avid concert & music festival attendee and resides in Astoria, New York (the best kept secret of NYC, in her humble opinion).

Speakers
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MICK

DJ, Remixer
Brooklyn-based MICK (real name: Mick Batyske) is one of the most in-demand DJ talents, performing regularly at global events in Cannes, London, Davos, Miami, Berlin, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Dubai, and of course, NYC, where he regularly graces the turntables at Up and Down, 1OAK, No. 8, and more. MICK has spun private events for the some of the world’s most prominent celebrities, brands, tech companies and philanthropic organizations... Read More →
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Grace Jones

Senior Publicist, Grandstand Media & Management
Australian-born-now-LA-based Grace Jones is a senior publicist at leading music PR company Grandstand Media & Management. Prior to Grandstand she worked at agencies REQUIEM media (a company she founded), and Tell All Your Friends PR. Before the move to LA she spent the last seven years in New York while previously back in Australia she worked with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for several years as a bi-media news and current affairs... Read More →
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Seth Kallen

Artist Manager, This Fiction Management
Seth Kallen founded This Side Up Management, a boutique artist management and event curator, while studying at NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. Kallen represents a diverse roster of clients such as Jukebox the Ghost (Cherrytree / Interscope), X Ambassadors (Interscope / Kid In a Korner), Savoir Adore (Nettwerk), Panama Wedding (Glassnote), and Great Good Fine Ok (Sony). Kallen joined MCT Management in 2010, but after 3 years left to... Read More →
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Paul Kersh

Head of Marketing And Strategy, Vans Warped Tour
Paul Kersh in his role as Head of Marketing And Strategy for the Vans Warped Tour is responsible for overseeing digital, mobile and social media marketing initiatives for the Vans Warped Tour which in it’s 21st year is the longest running traveling alternative music festival in the United States. Paul led the efforts to onboard the tour onto leading social network outlets including Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram and Facebook where... Read More →
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George Rogerson

EVP, Business Development, Bandsintown Group
George Rogerson is Executive Vice President of Business Development, where he directs the Artist Relations and Promoter Sales teams responsible for driving new user acquisition and growing revenues for Bandsintown Group, as well as managing the Company’s ticketing and distribution partnerships worldwide. He has a diverse background in entertainment, client relations and monetization, with over 22 years of experience in the mobile and... Read More →



Friday May 1, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

2:30pm

Rock Songwriters on the Move
In decades past, rock n' roll’s greatest songwriters would write almost exclusively for their own bands and projects. These days, many of the most successful writers in rock are branching out. This panel traces the journeys of Deryck Whibley and John Feldmann, both of whom earned fame and acclaim with rock bands, and now wear songwriter, producer and industry executive hats. They’ll discuss how the nature of rock songwriting has changed, and what that means for all of the aspiring guitar heroes of today.

Moderators
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Chris Lord-Alge

Mix Engineer, Producer
Chris Lord-Alge is a 5 time Grammy Award-winning and Emmy winning mixer and producer. Having been based in Los Angeles since 1988, Chris has worked with artists such as U2, Green Day, Bruce Springsteen, Muse, Dave Matthews Band, Aerosmith, Black Eyed Peas, Tim McGraw -- and many, many more. He has partnered with Waves to release a series of supremely popular audio-plugins, His beginnings encompass working in the late 70's for Sugarhill Records... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Deryck Whibley (Sum 41)

Deryck Whibley (Sum 41)

"Fat Lip," All Killer No Filler, Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "Fat Lip," All Killer No Filler Deryck Whibley grew up always fascinated by music. He was an only child to a single teenage mother and has never met his father.  Deryck and his mother were forced to move from apartment to apartment as they struggled to make ends meet.  Fortunately, Deryck always had music. Starting with 50’s-60’s pop and R&B, and then discovering rock, rap and anything else that had... Read More →
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John Feldmann

"The Ballad of Mona Lisa," "Everything I Didn't Say," Future Hearts, Vulnerable, Songwriter, Producer, Artist (Goldfinger)
Songwriter, Producer - "The Ballad of Mona Lisa," "Everything I Didn't Say," Future Hearts, Vulnerable   | Artist - Goldfinger | John began writing music at the age of 12. His first band, Family Crisis, played shows with 7 Seconds and Bad Religion. In 1994 he formed Goldfinger as lead singer, songwriter, producer, and mixer. Known for dynamic live performances, Goldfinger played 385 shows in 1996 alone. Goldfinger has sold 4 million... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom D 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:30pm

Show Me the Money: Creating your DIY Monetization Strategy (Presented by CD Baby)

For independent artists and songwriters, understanding all the revenue-generating opportunities for your music is more important than ever. Not only is it essential to understand where the money comes from, but it’s also necessary to build a proper strategy to tap into all the various revenue streams. Learn how you can diversify your music and money to push your career forward in 2015 and beyond.


Moderators
avatar for Kevin Breuner

Kevin Breuner

VP, Marketing, CD Baby
CD Baby’s Director of Marketing, Kevin Breuner, has spent over 15 years working in the music business, both as an artist and an industry professional. A San Diego native, Kevin went East to attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN where he studied Music and Music Business. After college, he joined the Atlanta based band Smalltown Poets who later signed a recording contract with a major label under the EMI umbrella. Their self-titled... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Danzy

Lauren Danzy

Marketing Manager, Communications & Marketing, SoundExchange
Lauren Danzy manages the artist/label outreach marketing strategy for SoundExchange, the non-profit performance rights organization that collects statutory royalties from satellite radio, Internet radio, cable TV music channels, and similar platforms for streaming sound recordings. The Copyright Royalty Board, which is appointed by The U.S. Library of Congress, has entrusted SoundExchange as the sole entity in the United States to collect and... Read More →
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Rob Filomena

Director, Music Publishing, CD Baby
A 15 year veteran of the music industry, Rob is a recognized industry expert in the fields of music for advertising, music publishing and independent music from the Spanish Speaking world. He’s composed, produced and licensed music for global brands and media outlets such as NBC, A&E, At&T, Target, Discovery Networks, MSNBC, TruTV, NatGeo, Anheuser Busch, Pepsi, and Daimler Chrysler. His work in bridging the US Hispanic market... Read More →
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Ben Kihnel

Director, Business Development, Rumblefish
A 15-year veteran of the music industry, Ben Kihnel is a former performing musician, record label owner, and digital music strategist. Previously the Director of Partner and Label Relations at independent music distributor CD Baby, Kihnel is currently the Director of Business Development at Rumblefish, the leading music micro-licensing and YouTube monetization... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

2:30pm

The Music Supervisor’s Mission
There is more music being used in more film and TV projects than ever before. Add to that the explosion of music in the digital world and beyond, and the opportunities for creating music for media has never been better. But how do you get your work from point A to point B? Who are the creative gatekeepers? What are they looking for? By learning how music supervision really works, and how best to work with a music supervisor, you can accomplish your own mission in getting your music placed.

Moderators
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Christine Belden

Film & TV Partnerships and Rights, Nettwerk Music Group

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Fitzpatrick

Colleen Fitzpatrick

VP, Music, Nickelodeon
avatar for Anton Monsted

Anton Monsted

Film: The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!, Australia, Music Supervisor
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Kasey Truman

Music Supervisor, Chop Shop Music
Kasey Truman is the music supervisor for the television series iZombie and also works on Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Supernatural and Mad Men. Past shows include Hart of Dixie, Selfie, Suburgatory, Private Practice, Chuck, Gossip Girl, Rescue Me, Off The Map, FlashForward, Numb3rs and Without a Trace. She recently supervised the films The Adderall Diaries (James Franco/Ed Harris... Read More →
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Sarah Webster

Film: Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2 TV: Endgame, Cedar Cove, Music Supervisor
Music Supervisor Sarah Webster was born in England, raised in Vancouver BC and currently resides in Los Angeles. She has worked on over fifty films and television series since 2003. Most notably the recent smash hit musical comedy from Universal Pictures, Pitch Perfect. Pitch Perfect 2 comes out in May. After 14 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top Soundtrack chart, the album was not only the best selling soundtrack in the US in 2013 but went on to... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

2:30pm

Live Multi-Genre Song Feedback Panel with Darrell Brown - Part III
Note: This is an extended-length two-hour session. 
In this special two hour feedback panel, you can engage in honest talk and get valuable advice from Darrell Brown, a songwriting/producing guru behind numerous #1 pop and country hits. Come prepared for a chance to perform live and receive constructive song critiques from Brown and your EXPO peers!





Speakers
avatar for Darrell Brown

Darrell Brown

Songwriter, Producer, Arranger
Songwriter, Producer, Arranger - "You'll Think of Me,” “Why Don't We Just Dance,” “Crazy Women,” “Simple Things” Darrell Brown is a songwriter, producer and arranger. Brown has written hit songs for recording artists of almost every genre of popular music as well as music for film and television. He has written songs for Keith Urban (including the Grammy Award-winning song, “You’ll Think of... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Hollywood Ballroom B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:30pm

One-on-One Sessions (Presented by Sennheiser) - Sold Out
One-on-One Sessions offer EXPO attendees the opportunity to meet in person with a songwriter/composer, music publisher, online marketing executive, record company executive, film/TV music executive, music attorney or ASCAP executive. The 15-minute session will be a mix of career advice and/or song critiques.
Our One-on-One sessions sold out in January, like they do each year. There are no openings or waiting list spots available.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Bassett

Dave Bassett

“Love Bites (So Do I),” “Second Chance,” Amaryllis, Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - “Love Bites (So Do I),” “Second Chance,” Amaryllis  What Dave Bassett brings to the studio is an enviable combination of raw talent and diverse experience as both a multi-platinum songwriter and producer. In 2013, Dave cowrote the Grammy winning song “Love Bites (So Do I)” by Halestorm. Dave is also a two-time ASCAP pop award winner, first in 2010 for writing Shinedown’s hit... Read More →
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Josh Berman

Label Manager, Loma Vista Recordings
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Allison Wright Clark

Music Supervisor
Music Supervisor Concert promoter. Radio station program director.  Score supervisor. Music supervisor. Those are a few of the many hats Allison Wright Clark has worn throughout the years.  
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Mandi Davis

Artist Manager, Moir Borman Entertainment / MDM
With influences that span from her Rockabilly Hall of Fame inductee grandparents, Larry & Dixie Davis, to the classic rock that her parents surrounded her and her siblings with growing up, Mandi Davis was destined to find her career in the crazy world of music.   In 1999, Mandi had the chance opportunity to meet prominent music managers, Steve Jensen and Martin Kirkup of Direct Management Group. After years of learning the business... Read More →
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Daniel Gill

Founder, Publicist, Force Field PR
Daniel Gill founded Force Field PR in Los Angeles in 2006 and officially launched the company at SXSW that year. Force Field PR is a boutique indie publicity firm focused on breaking new bands. Gill has played an important role in establishing the careers of Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, Beach House, Tune-Yards, Dirty Projectors, Toro Y Moi, YACHT, Deer Tick, Smith Westerns, Blitzen Trapper, Patrick Wolf, Bowerbirds, The Books, Beach Fossils... Read More →
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Jeff Gray

Music Supervisor, Music Clearance
(Pesci) Jeff Gray is a jackass of many trades in the music business. He's been called: Composer, Performer, Music Supervisor, Music Licensor/Licensee, Consultant, and more. Pesci's first foray in to the music business at 18 years old was getting paid $20 cash and a Neil Young concert VHS tape as compensation to play guitar on someone's demo tape. This is still some of the most money he's ever been paid for playing music. Pesci has worked for MTV... Read More →
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Derrick Hardy

A&R Scout, Motown Records
Hailing from the South Side of Chicago, Derrick "Lottery" Hardy is an A&R Scout at Motown Records. He has worked in the Universal Music Group system for the past 3 years, starting with Universal Music Publishing and now in his current role at Motown Records. He has worked on projects for artist such as India Arie, Kem and BJ The Chicago Kid. 
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Mark Kasprzyk (Redlight King)

"Bullet In My Hand," "Redemption," "Comeback," "Born To Rise", Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "Bullet In My Hand," "Redemption," "Comeback," "Born To Rise" Mark Kasprzyk also known as Kaz hails from Hamilton, Ontario and currently resides in Los Angeles.  He began recording music at age 16 and writing songs some years before that.  Kaz struck his first record deal with Epic Records in 2002, and most recently was signed to Hollywood Records in 2010.  Kaz's recording and performing experience is... Read More →
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Lundon Knighten

“Lemme See,” "I Choose You, " "Legendary," "Can't Breathe", Songwriter
Songwriter – “Lemme See,” "I Choose You, " "Legendary," "Can't Breathe" Lundon "Da Bridge" Knighten is an American singer-songwriter from Landover, Maryland. In 2010, Knighten signed a publishing deal to L.A. Reid Music Publishing. At the time, L.A. Reid Music Publishing had an exclusive partnership deal with EMI Music Publishing. Shortly before landing the deal, she would receive her first placement, "Can't Breathe", on... Read More →
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Michael Martin

Senior Creative Director, Nashville, Creative Services, ASCAP
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Moya Nkruma

Associate Director, Rhythm & Soul, Creative Services, ASCAP
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Brandra Ringo

A&R, Universal Music Publishing Group
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Rebecca Sahim

Director, A&R, Pulse Music Publishing
Rebecca Sahim is Director of A&R at Pulse Music Publishing. Her roster of artists/songwriters include Bonnie McKee, Bloodshy, Raja Kumari, Pell, Gallant, Matt Rad and many more. In addition to her A&R role, Rebecca is part of the Pulse management team for JR Rotem and Ruth Anne Cunningham. Before coming to Pulse in November 2014, Rebecca was A&R Manager at Sony ATV Music Publishing, working closely with Jody Gerson. Rebecca’s... Read More →
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Nigel Sparkes

Artist Manager, Sparkes Entertainment Group
Music manager with vast knowledge of business and branding. My partners include Compound Entertainment, John Legend's HomeSchool Productions/Publishing, DJ Clue's Dessert Storm, BMG Rights Management. Clients include Grammy Nominated Producers The Phatboiz (John Legend, Ne-yo, Miguel), Frat Boyz (Future, Juelz Santana), The Breed (Bobby Shmurda, Tamar Braxton, Trey Songz). Songwriter: Amir Epstein (Guinevere, Crash Karma) &... Read More →
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Luney Tunez

"Loveeeeeee Song" "Don't Shoot," "Go Harder", Producer
Producer - "Loveeeeeee Song" "Don't Shoot," "Go Harder" After collaborating and crafting sounds with some of the biggest names in the game like Rihanna, Future, Game, Florence +The Machine, and countless others, ATL superstar Luney Tunez brings his unique brand of artistry to the forefront. Mixing the Southern soul of his Louisiana roots with the booming sound of his South Atlanta upbringing and the party vibe of his current Los Angeles... Read More →
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Daniel Walvick, Esq.

Associate, Attorney, Counsel LLP
Danny Walvick is an Associate Attorney at Counsel LLP. His primary practice includes drafting, reviewing, and negotiating entertainment contracts between content creators and licensees, advising digital media companies on copyright compliance, and coordinating business and legal affairs for independent record labels. Prior to joining Counsel LLP, Danny managed songwriters and producers and served as A&R consultant for pop music... Read More →
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Jonathan Weiss

Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Challenge, Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, Music Supervisor
Music Supervisor - Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Challenge, Kourtney & Kim Take Miami Jonathan Weiss is a Los Angeles based music supervisor for film and television. He is currently music supervising the Bunim-Murray Production, The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II, airing on MTV. Jonathan also recently music supervised the 9th season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians on the E! Entertainment, Love Games for the Oxygen Channel... Read More →
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Katy Wolaver

A&R, SONGS Music Publishing
Katy joined the SONGS A&R team in 2012, after working at Arthouse Entertainment as Director of Creative and Warner Bros Records as A&R Director under Kara DioGuardi. With experience in both the label and publishing world, Katy is experienced in connecting artists and songwriters for collaborations in the pop, rock and country, finding talent and exploiting copyrights. Katy is an LA girl who has a heart for both New York and... Read More →



Friday May 1, 2015 2:30pm - 4:45pm
Doheny/Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm

ASCAP Advocacy
Stop by the ASCAP advocacy booth and join hundreds of fellow music creators who have already sent letters to Congress in support of the newly reintroduced Songwriter Equity Act (‪bit.ly/Support_SEA). While you're there, sign up for the latest legislative news and learn how you can join ASCAP’s ongoing advocacy efforts including support of our political action committee, The ASCAP Legislative Fund for the Arts. We’ll be waiting for you right next to the photo booth on the 2nd floor (Mezzanine) near the Registration Desk.


Friday May 1, 2015 3:55pm - 4:25pm
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm

3:55pm

PMC & Vintage King: The Producer and Composer Session - Auro 3D® 9.1 Surround Demonstrations

PMC built an amazing 9.1 surround speaker setup with height channels, presenting the immersive 3D audio format “Auro-3D®.” It is designed along three layers of sound (surround, height and overhead ceiling), building on the single horizontal layer used in the 5.1 sound format. Auro-3D® creates a spatial sound field by adding a height layer around the audience on top of the traditional 2D surround sound system. This additional layer reveals both localized sounds and height reflections complementing the sounds that exist in the lower surround layer. Various music and movie examples will evidence how Auro-3D®'s unique vertical stereo field all around the listener will provide that extra dimension for sound design and music mixing, making Auro-3D® the ultimate true 3D Immersive Sound format for film, music and games.

 



Friday May 1, 2015 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm

Sam Ash
Sam Ash Music will have hands-on displays of products from Korg, Samson, GoPro, M-Audio, PreSonus and Paul Reed Smith. Meet representatives and fellow musicians from these fine brands and speak to our knowledgeable store associates from the L.A. area. Daily raffles will give you a chance to win valuable prizes during the EXPO. Get store discounts and free gifts throughout the EXPO.


Friday May 1, 2015 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm

Sam Ash Presents: M-Audio

M-Audio is one of the most revered names in music computer interface and studio integration solutions, keyboard and controller products, and essential musical hardware from microphones to studio monitors. Come to this demo and learn more about a host of their hottest products.



Friday May 1, 2015 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm

Section 101: Perception Is Reality! Easily Perfect Your Image on the Web
Perception is still reality in the music industry, but the digital world is constantly changing. It's now become a full-time job to keep up with the latest online trends. Hear the tips and tricks to stay on top of your digital game and learn how to do the least amount of work to get the biggest impact. In this session presented by Section 101's Rebecca Calejo, we will cover: how to create a simple, but effective online strategy; quick and easy ways to keep your website fresh and updated; ideas for optimizing your website content for mobile; how to get your social media and website working together; and measuring results and taking action.

Speakers
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Rebecca Calejo

Sr. Director, Client Services, Section 101
  Rebecca Calejo is the Senior Director of Client Services at Section 101. After graduating from The Moore School of Business at The University of South Carolina (where she hosted her own radio show on WUSC FM), she moved to NYC, immersing herself into the music industry working with Section 101.  Over the last four years, she has been working on a day-to-day basis with established acts such as Duran Duran, Aimee... Read More →



Friday May 1, 2015 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm

Squarespace Studio: Vinyl Recording and Lounge
Join us on the Dolby Terrace in the Squarespace Studio to relax, learn more about Squarespace, and record a live-to-vinyl demo. Sign up online in advance, or enter our onsite raffle for a chance to record your demo. Tangible Format's Wesley Wolfe will be recording single song demos and pressing them to vinyl on the spot for you to take with you - live-to-vinyl! There will only be 20 per day so visit http://ascapexpo.squarespace.com to sign up.


Friday May 1, 2015 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Squarespace Studio Dolby Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

4:30pm

Who Is He (and What Is He to You?): 'I Create Music' Interview with Bill Withers
You know a Bill Withers song when you hear it. Songs like “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lean on Me,” “Lovely Day” and “Grandma’s Hands” share a sense of laid-back, effortless groove. Their lyrics document simple truths, straight-forward and profound. Bill’s songs are for everyone, but they sound like they could come from no other songwriter. While he’s achieved commercial success and earned the industry’s highest honors, Bill Withers has never once sacrificed his creative ideals - one of the many reasons he is an inspiration to songwriters and fans the world over. Just two weeks after his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Bill Withers will dispense wisdom about the importance of staying authentic to yourself, in music and in life. This candid interview will be a full-circle moment for interviewer Aloe Blacc, who attended the 2010 ASCAP EXPO specifically to hear Bill speak.

Moderators
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Aloe Blacc

"Wake Me Up," "The Man," "I Need A Dollar", Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "Wake Me Up," "The Man," "I Need A Dollar," "Can You Do This" With "Wake Me Up" – the 2013 mega-hit he sang and co-wrote for Swedish DJ Avicii and saw climb to #1 in 102 countries across the globe – Aloe Blacc proved himself a singer/songwriter with an irresistible power to capture the complexities of human emotion. Now with his third solo album Lift Your Spirit (Blacc's major-label... Read More →

Speakers
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Bill Withers

"Lean On Me," "Ain't No Sunshine," "Just the Two of Us," "Lovely Day", Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "Lean On Me," "Ain't No Sunshine," "Just the Two of Us," "Lovely Day" In a recording career that lasted only 15 years, Bill Withers mastered the vocabularies of the acoustic singer-songwriter, R&B, disco and even mainstream jazz, while maintaining a distinctive personality as a composer and vocalist. A 33-year-old Navy veteran when he had his first hit, Withers remained detached from the hype and nonsense of show... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2015 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

7:00pm

ASCAP EXPO Attendee Showcase (Presented by Eventbrite)
It’s your turn to shine! We collaborated with our good friends at Eventbrite to select a diverse group of EXPO registrants to perform their original music for an audience of your peers and music industry execs. Don’t miss out on listening to some great music while you network with your fellow music creators. This is the same showcase where Aloe Blacc performed five years ago, before he co-wrote “Wake Me Up” and earned a Grammy nomination, so who knows - the next big hitmaker could be a part of this year’s lineup!


Friday May 1, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

9:00pm

WorldArts After-Hours Networking
Didn’t get in enough networking during the day? Mix, mingle and grab a drink at the bar with your fellow EXPO attendees and meet the WorldArts team at our late-night networking party. On this night, in-demand DJ MICK will be supplying the sounds to close out day two of the EXPO.

Speakers
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MICK

DJ, Remixer
Brooklyn-based MICK (real name: Mick Batyske) is one of the most in-demand DJ talents, performing regularly at global events in Cannes, London, Davos, Miami, Berlin, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Dubai, and of course, NYC, where he regularly graces the turntables at Up and Down, 1OAK, No. 8, and more. MICK has spun private events for the some of the world’s most prominent celebrities, brands, tech companies and philanthropic organizations... Read More →



Friday May 1, 2015 9:00pm - 11:59pm
Squarespace Studio Dolby Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

9:00pm

She Rocks Showcase (Presented by The Women’s International Music Network and Tinhorn Flats)
Now in its second year, the Women’s International Music Network’s She Rocks Showcase presents a unique opportunity for female artists of all styles and ages to perform in front of industry and EXPO attendees. The performers were handpicked by WIMN from a pool of applications submitted before the EXPO. There will be giveaways of music gear too.


Friday May 1, 2015 9:00pm - 11:59pm
Tinhorn Flats 1724 Highland Ave (Across from Loews Hotel)
 
Saturday, May 2
 

8:30am

9:30am

9:30am

The ASCAP Room
Learn about ASCAP Member Access and speak to an ASCAP Member Services representative about your membership. This is also where you can pick up your registration bag and enter to win prizes from one of our sponsors during the EXPO.

Saturday May 2, 2015 9:30am - 4:15pm
Elysian Park 3rd Floor

9:45am

Creativity on a Deadline: Master Session with Richard Bellis
Whether you’re a composer or a songwriter on a deadline, it’s hard to be creative when the meter’s running. Emmy-winning composer and ASCAP Board member Richard Bellis will explain techniques which allow you to not only nurture creativity, but schedule it right into your project calendar.

Speakers
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Richard Bellis

TV: IT, Doublecrossed, Composer, Songwriter, Author
Composer, Songwriter - TV: IT, Doublecrossed, Double, Double, Toil and Trouble | Author - The Emerging Film Composer: An Introduction to the People, Problems and Psychology of the Film Music Business A writer member of ASCAP for over 30 years, Richard Bellis has scored more than 45 films and television movies and received an Emmy Award for the original score to Stephen King's IT, as well as nominations for... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Hollywood Ballroom B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

9:45am

Nuts & Bolts of the Music Business with Donald Passman, Esq.
Even the greatest musical minds need a solid understanding of the business of music to sustain a career. Who better to explain it all than the guy who literally wrote the book on the subject? Entertainment lawyer Donald S. Passman’s book All You Need to Know About the Music Business is the go-to text for music industry classes all over the country. Passman once again brings his unparalleled know-how to the EXPO, where he’ll explain some of the most important music biz concepts in layman’s terms. He’ll break down record deals, digital revenue streams and everything in between, helping you navigate the biz with ease.

Speakers
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Donald Passman, Esq.

Author – All You Need to Know About the Music Business, Gang, Tyre, Ramer, and Brown, Inc.
Attorney & Partner - Gang, Tyre, Ramer, and Brown, Inc. | Author – All You Need to Know About the Music Business One of America's top entertainment attorneys, Don Passman practices law with the Los-Angeles-based firm of Gang, Tyre, Ramer, and Brown, Inc. Having specialized in the music business intensively for over twenty years, his clients include major entertainers, publishers, record companies, managers, producers, and other... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

9:45am

Building Your Team
No music creator is truly alone. From managers, publicists and booking agents to promoters, collaborators and bloggers, true professionals work with a network of people to help make their musical dreams come true. But how do you find each part of your team, and when should you bring each one aboard? This panel will break down the invaluable roles of each member of your team, and show you how to build your own perfect circle.

Moderators
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Moya Nkruma

Associate Director, Rhythm & Soul, Creative Services, ASCAP

Speakers
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PJ

“I Don’t Know," “True Colors,” “Not For Long,” "Ride Out", Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - “I Don’t Know," “True Colors,” “Not For Long,” "Ride Out" “Never settle for anything less than you want,” sings PJ on her life-affirming Atlantic Records debut. It’s a simple philosophy, but one often abandoned as dreams get discarded and visions altered. At it’s most uplifting, music reminds of us of the possibilities of what can be—and few contemporary... Read More →
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Shawn Barron

VP, Urban A&R, Atlantic Records
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JR Lindsey

Sr. Director, A&R, Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
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Ty McKery

Head of Urban A&R, Spirit Music Group
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Sean Welch

Business Manager & Founding Partner, The IM Group
As partner of The IM Group, Sean Welch is responsible for oversight of the business management services for the Companies entertainment and media clients.  Over his tenure working within the entertainment and media space, experiences include entities such as; ESPN, BMG, Sony Music, Universal Music, Warner Music, Infinity Broadcasting, CBS Broadcasting, and other fortune 500 Corporations. Mr. Welch is a former Financial Specialist for... Read More →
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Adam Zia, Esq.

Attorney, The Zia Firm, PLLC


Saturday May 2, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

9:45am

Creo En Mi: Master Session with Claudia Brant
Though she trained as an architect, Claudia Brant is best known as one of Latin music’s great architects of song, capable of making art out of a song’s four walls of melody, harmony, rhythm and words. Claudia has written hits for superstars in every conceivable genre - including Barbra Streisand, Ricky Martin, John Legend, Michael Bublé, Marc Anthony, Fantasia, Josh Groban, Fifth Harmony, Jennifer López, Luis Fonsi, Natalia Jimenez and Kenny G, to name but a small sampling. This eternally gifted craftswoman will share the story of her incredible musical journey, and reveal how she has been able to sustain a successful, prolific and fulfilling songwriting career for nearly three decades.

Speakers
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Claudia Brant

Songwriter
Songwriter - "Me Cuesta Tanto Olvidarte," "Why Not Tonight," "Creo En Mi," "Corazon En La Maleta" Claudia Brant was born in Argentina and started writing songs at age seven. At 22, she got signed to Warner Music and released two very successful albums. She won both the OTI contest in 1991 and Viña del Mar contest in 1995 as a singer/songwriter. In 1998 she moved to California. She has been nominated for 5 Latin Grammys and won one for... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Hollywood Ballroom D 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

9:45am

Know Your Placement: Music Publishing in Film, TV and Beyond
Getting your music in film, TV and other audio-visual media can offer a major payday. This panel, booked in conjunction with the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP), focuses on the publisher side of the A/V licensing equation. You’ll hear the honest truth about pitching songs and getting placements from the publishers who do it every day. They’ll explain the process of nabbing a placement in film, TV, video games and more, and offer their unique perspective on how the economics of A/V licensing have changed in recent years. And of course, they’ll offer wisdom on how best to approach music supervisors with your own music.

Moderators
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Michael Eames

President & Co-Founder, PEN Music Group
Michael Eames is a trained composer, songwriter and pianist with experience in film scoring who studied at Cornell University and UCLA Extension; Michael also held a minor in Business Management from Cornell. As President of PEN, Michael oversees all aspects of the operation as well as focuses on pitching the catalogue to all media and business development. Prior to starting PEN, Michael oversaw the international activities and film &... Read More →

Speakers
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Alexia Baum

Director, Music Publishing, Universal Pictures
Alexia Baum has enjoyed more than 20 years of success in the music publishing arena, specifically mining music catalogues to market and license all kinds of music to all types of media. Cutting her teeth at the late great indie publisher Windswept Pacific, where she went on to head the Film and TV Department, Alexia has worked with companies both large and small, from indie greats like Zomba Music Publishing and Putumayo World Music, to... Read More →
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Ron Broitman

EVP, Head of Synchronization, Warner/Chappell Music
Ron Broitman is Executive Vice President, Head of Synchronization, Warner/Chappell Music (WCM) & Rhino Entertainment.  Overseeing WCM and Rhino's newly-unified synchronization operations, Broitman will lead a team representing both recorded music and music publishing rights and offering clients a comprehensive licensing service. Broitman and his team will work to serve recording artists and songwriters by strategically developing new... Read More →
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Rachel Jacobson

Creative Licensing, SONGS Music Publishing
Rachel came to SONGS in 2014 after three years in creative licensing at Atlantic Records.  Prior to that she worked with an indie publishing/licensing company and interned in the music department at E! Entertainment.  Wanting to go into music supervision/licensing since high school, Rachel created a self-designed degree in Ethnomusicology and Film Studies at Whittier College, where she graduated with honors.  She was also... Read More →
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Gary Miller

VP, Film & TV Music, Creative, Universal Music Publishing Group


Saturday May 2, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

10:45am

One-on-One Sessions (Presented by Sennheiser) - Sold Out
One-on-One Sessions offer EXPO attendees the opportunity to meet in person with a songwriter/composer, music publisher, online marketing executive, record company executive, film/TV music executive, music attorney or ASCAP executive. The 15-minute session will be a mix of career advice and/or song critiques.
Our One-on-One sessions sold out in January, like they do each year. There are no openings or waiting list spots available.

Speakers
avatar for William Berrol, Esq.

William Berrol, Esq.

Attorney, William Berrol Attorney At Law
Attorney - William Berrol Attorney At Law William Berrol, Esq. is an attorney who has practiced transactional music law in Los Angeles since 1980. His clients include: Artists The Flaming Lips, The Estate of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gnarls Barkley, The Shins, Broken Bells and Three Days Grace; Producers Danger Mouse (The Black Keys,U2,Gorillaz), Butch Vig (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins), Greg Kurstin (Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Lily Allen, Katy... Read More →
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Rebecca Calejo

Sr. Director, Client Services, Section 101
  Rebecca Calejo is the Senior Director of Client Services at Section 101. After graduating from The Moore School of Business at The University of South Carolina (where she hosted her own radio show on WUSC FM), she moved to NYC, immersing herself into the music industry working with Section 101.  Over the last four years, she has been working on a day-to-day basis with established acts such as Duran Duran, Aimee... Read More →
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Melissa Emert-Hutner

Director, Publishing, US Operations, Nettwerk Music Group
Melissa Emert-Hutner is an industry veteran of over 16 years, and is currently Director of Publishing, US Operations at Nettwerk Music Group in New York City. Her role entails working with Nettwerk One Music's publishing roster of writers and artists by setting up co-writes, pitching songs for cuts, and seeking out new writers and artists to add to the roster. Prior to this, Melissa ran her own company, Hoseb Management, where she represented... Read More →
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Zach Gurka

Artist Manager, Ground Up Management
Zach Gurka is no stranger to working with some of the brightest up and coming songwriter talents in music.  Deserving of his reputation as a manager with a prowess for developing talent, his clients have flourished from their humble roots, to being some of the most sought after writers in music. With recent cuts on records with Jessie J (Lava), Krewella (Columbia), Shawn Mendes (Island), Oh Honey (Atlantic), and many more on the way... Read More →
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Fransisca Hall

"Only The Lonely," “Ooh La La” (for The Smurfs 2), "Until It Hurts" (for Pretty Little Liars), Songwriter
Songwriter - "Only The Lonely," “Ooh La La” (for The Smurfs 2), "Until It Hurts" (for Pretty Little Liars) | Fransisca Hall is a Sony Music Publishing songwriter whose single and album credits include: Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, , Ellie Goulding, Major Lazer, Selena Gomez, Icona Pop, Cheryl Cole, Eden xo, Big Time Rush, Fantasia to name a few. She has also enjoyed success with numerous ad campaigns and TV and film syncs... Read More →
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Tim Maginnis

Associate Director, Pop/Rock, Creative Services, ASCAP
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Garrett McElver

Assistant Music Coordinator, SuperMusicVision
Garrett McElver has worked in music licensing and publishing for over three years running the Creative Department at Winogradsky/Sobel. He's now the latest member to join the SuperMusicVision team. SuperMusicVision is the vehicle for the creative and professional work of Los Angeles based music supervisor, producer, and DJ Thomas Golubić, along with his talented group of colleagues. Whether it be music supervision for smart, compelling... Read More →
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Yvette Metoyer

Music Coordinator, SuperMusicVision
Yvette Metoyer grew up in sunny Southern California and enjoyed spending her time outdoors. As the sun would set, she often spent hours in her brother’s room watching him spin UTFO and Run DMC on his Technics turntables. It was around this time that her love for music was born. Throughout high school and college, she would make mix tapes for all of her friends and still does to this day.  | Following her graduation from Cal State... Read More →
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Rachel Noelle

Founder, Hits & History Entertainment
Founder - Hits & History Entertainment A woman on a mission to help musical talents create a long-term career in the Entertainment business….. Rachel Noelle. Studying the art of the business and music publishing at Berklee Music Institute, set the stage for Rachel to push forward on her musical journey. Moving to Los Angeles in 2007, she signed her first act to Baby G Music, two brothers know as The Jackie Boyz. She developed a... Read More →
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Rachel Perkins

Associate Director, Film & TV, Creative Services, ASCAP
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Lindsay Rush

Creative Director, The Judy Stakee Company; Songwriter
Songwriter - "Right Now," "Bad Cat," "Kinda Special," "You Wish" | Creative Director - The Judy Stakee Company Lindsay Rush is a Top 40 Songwriter and Music Executive who has worked in several areas of the Music Industry including Songwriting, A&R (Epic/Sony), Publishing, Artist Development, and Artist Management. At the age of seven, she discovered a love for songwriting and recording. By the age of thirteen, she began pursuing a career... Read More →
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Russell Spurlock

TV: Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, King of the Nerds, Bet On Your Baby, The Hero, Composer
Composer - TV: Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, King of the Nerds, Bet On Your Baby, The Hero Russell Spurlock scored the Emmy winning series Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (ABC). Soon after, he began building his music library company, Whatnot Industries, which has provided music for many shows including King of the Nerds (TBS), Bet On Your Baby (ABC), The Hero - featuring Dwayne Johnson (TNT), Duck Dynasty (A&E), and more. Russell... Read More →
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Cia Toscanini

VP, Concert Music, Creative Services, ASCAP



Saturday May 2, 2015 10:45am - 1:00pm
Doheny/Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:00am

ASCAP EXPO Boutique
Get some official ASCAP merch to show your ASCAP pride after the EXPO is over! You can also pick up a book written by one of our EXPO panelists.

Saturday May 2, 2015 11:00am - 2:15pm
3rd Floor 3rd Floor

11:10am

ASCAP Advocacy
Stop by the ASCAP advocacy booth and join hundreds of fellow music creators who have already sent letters to Congress in support of the newly reintroduced Songwriter Equity Act (‪bit.ly/Support_SEA). While you're there, sign up for the latest legislative news and learn how you can join ASCAP’s ongoing advocacy efforts including support of our political action committee, The ASCAP Legislative Fund for the Arts. We’ll be waiting for you right next to the photo booth on the 2nd floor (Mezzanine) near the Registration Desk.


Saturday May 2, 2015 11:10am - 11:40am
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

11:10am

PMC & Vintage King: The Producer and Composer Session - Put Your Mix and Music to the Test on PMC

Bring your own music and judge it on the amazing $135,000 PMC BB5-XBD-Active high-resolution monitor system. The ultimate opportunity for the critical engineer/producer!



Saturday May 2, 2015 11:10am - 11:40am
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

Sam Ash
Sam Ash Music will have hands-on displays of products from Korg, Samson, GoPro, M-Audio, PreSonus and Paul Reed Smith. Meet representatives and fellow musicians from these fine brands and speak to our knowledgeable store associates from the L.A. area. Daily raffles will give you a chance to win valuable prizes during the EXPO. Get store discounts and free gifts throughout the EXPO.


Saturday May 2, 2015 11:10am - 11:40am
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

Sam Ash Presents: Korg Kronos and Odyssey

Two of the hottest new keyboards introduced at this year’s NAMM Show were the Korg Kronos and Korg Odyssey. Check out these exciting products during this live demo session. Since founded in 1963, it has been Korg's goal to create new experiences in both music and performance. Korg is resolved to continue to create innovative and uncompromising instruments, which maintain the high quality that inspires professional artists and creators, yet are approachable enough for anyone to play.



Saturday May 2, 2015 11:10am - 11:40am
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

SoundExchange: What It Is, Why It Pays and How to Get Your Share
SoundExchange's Wade Metzler will explain what it is, why it pays and how to get your share. Registering (free!) with SoundExchange can earn you royalties on satellite radio, Internet radio, cable TV music channels and other sevices that stream sound recordings. Becoming a Member allows you to further maximize your royalties for streams around the world. SoundExchange is a non-profit, and an important source of revenue for all artists (big and small) and labels (indie and major): they've distributed over $2 billion to artists and labels so far. But thousands of artists and labels don't know they need to register, and millions in royalties haven't yet been claimed. Interactive and question-driven, this workshop will also cover need-to-know info on copyright, licensing, metadata and legislation that will affect your career.


Saturday May 2, 2015 11:10am - 11:40am
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

Squarespace Studio: Vinyl Recording and Lounge
Join us on the Dolby Terrace in the Squarespace Studio to relax, learn more about Squarespace, and record a live-to-vinyl demo. Sign up online in advance, or enter our onsite raffle for a chance to record your demo. Tangible Format's Wesley Wolfe will be recording single song demos and pressing them to vinyl on the spot for you to take with you - live-to-vinyl! There will only be 20 per day so visit http://ascapexpo.squarespace.com to sign up.


Saturday May 2, 2015 11:10am - 11:40am
Squarespace Studio Dolby Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

11:40am

Win Gear and Prizes from Our EXPO Sponsors!
We’re raffling off gear, products and services from our generous EXPO sponsors! To enter the drawing, drop your card at a sponsor table and your registration bag ticket at the ASCAP Room, then show up at the Dolby Ballroom on Saturday at 11:40am and 4:10pm to find out if you’ve won. You don’t have to be in the room to win - but why miss out on the chance to claim your prize in person?

Saturday May 2, 2015 11:40am - 11:45am
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

11:45am

Washington D©: How New Laws and Copyright Changes Will Impact Music Creators
2015 is shaping up to be a watershed year in the history of music creators’ rights. The US Copyright Office has suggested a major overhaul of the music licensing system, and bipartisan Congressional support is growing for new laws that would help songwriters, composers and publishers get paid fairly in the digital age. Hear from key lawmakers about how changes in Washington will affect you, and find out how you can help shape the future of the music business.

Moderators
avatar for Paul Williams

Paul Williams

“Evergreen,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “The Rainbow Connection", Songwriter, Actor, Author / President & Chairman – ASCAP
Songwriter, Actor – “Evergreen,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “The Rainbow Connection | Author - Gratitude and Trust: Recovery is Not Just For Addicts | President & Chairman of the Board – ASCAP Paul Williams is one of the most beloved and respected music creators in the world today. A lyricist and composer who has won an Oscar Award, three Grammy Awards... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aloe Blacc

Aloe Blacc

"Wake Me Up," "The Man," "I Need A Dollar", Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "Wake Me Up," "The Man," "I Need A Dollar," "Can You Do This" With "Wake Me Up" – the 2013 mega-hit he sang and co-wrote for Swedish DJ Avicii and saw climb to #1 in 102 countries across the globe – Aloe Blacc proved himself a singer/songwriter with an irresistible power to capture the complexities of human emotion. Now with his third solo album Lift Your Spirit (Blacc's major-label... Read More →
avatar for Congressman Doug Collins

Congressman Doug Collins

Representing the 9th District of Georgia
Representing the 9th District of Georgia Congressman Doug Collins grew up in Hall County, Georgia, where he learned about service to others from his dad, a Georgia State Trooper, and his mom, who provided care services to local senior citizens. Doug graduated from North Hall High School and went on to earn a degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from North Georgia College & State University.  He later earned his... Read More →
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Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th Congressional District of New York
Representing the 8th Congressional District of New York On November 6, 2012, Hakeem overwhelmingly won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in the newly redrawn Eighth Congressional District of New York. He succeeded a thirty-year incumbent in a district largely anchored in Brooklyn and parts of Southwest Queens. Rep. Jeffries is a member of the House Judiciary and Education and the Workforce Committees. He is also Congressional Black... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2015 11:45am - 1:00pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

1:10pm

ASCAP Advocacy
Stop by the ASCAP advocacy booth and join hundreds of fellow music creators who have already sent letters to Congress in support of the newly reintroduced Songwriter Equity Act (‪bit.ly/Support_SEA). While you're there, sign up for the latest legislative news and learn how you can join ASCAP’s ongoing advocacy efforts including support of our political action committee, The ASCAP Legislative Fund for the Arts. We’ll be waiting for you right next to the photo booth on the 2nd floor (Mezzanine) near the Registration Desk.


Saturday May 2, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Ableton: The Instrumentalist-Producer’s Guide to Finishing Music
No band, no record deal, no professional studio, no help? It’s all good – you don’t need any of that to achieve professional results. Producer, musician and innovator Brady Watt breaks down his workflow and creative process on Ableton Live and Push. As a producer and studio musician, Brady has worked with Talib Kweli, DJ Premier, Mos Def, Luke James, Ryan Leslie, Gary Clark Jr., Black Thought, Jay Electronica, Ski Beatz, Curren$y, Ro James, Bun B, Snoop Dogg, Big KRIT, Smoke DZA, Bilal, Olamide Faison, RZA, and the list goes on.


Saturday May 2, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Hollywood Ballroom D 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Bandzoogle: Website Demolition Derby
This eternally awesome panel will offer live, no-holds-barred critiques of real websites. Our panelists will assess design, organization, content and functionality. How does the website fit with the artist's overall online strategy, and how successfully does it achieve the artist’s goals? Our experts have worked with hundreds of songwriters and musicians (including themselves), from major label superstars to secluded basement composers. They know all about website best practices, and they’re deeply allergic to bad design, music that auto-starts, Flash widgets and unreadable fonts. We’ve instructed each of our panelists to leave all diplomacy aside, so if you’re courageous enough to submit your website for their scrutiny, send a note to Bandzoogle’s Dave Cool: dcool@bandzoogle.com

Moderators
avatar for Dave Cool

Dave Cool

Director, Artist Relations, Bandzoogle
Dave Cool is the Director of Artist Relations for musician website and marketing platform Bandzoogle, and a contributing writer for music tech blog Hypebot. He has written hundreds of articles and several eBooks on the topics of website best practices, social media marketing, and fan engagement to help musicians navigate the new music industry. And yes, that’s his real name.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Calejo

Rebecca Calejo

Sr. Director, Client Services, Section 101
  Rebecca Calejo is the Senior Director of Client Services at Section 101. After graduating from The Moore School of Business at The University of South Carolina (where she hosted her own radio show on WUSC FM), she moved to NYC, immersing herself into the music industry working with Section 101.  Over the last four years, she has been working on a day-to-day basis with established acts such as Duran Duran, Aimee... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl B. Engelhardt

Cheryl B. Engelhardt

Composer, Songwriter, Branding Strategist
Composer, Songwriter – “Steaming Hearts,” “16 Walls" Commercial: “Grumpy Cat” (Honey Nut Cheerios) Film: Delusions of Guinevere | Founder, Branding Strategist - CBE Music & In the Key of Success  Cheryl got her start in music working at a New York City hip-hop recording studio before transitioning to the advertising industry as a commercial composer. During this time, she developed her own... Read More →
avatar for Delaney Gibson

Delaney Gibson

Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist  Independent singer/songwriter Delaney Gibson’s unique style of confessional, theatrical-pop music is on full display with her new album Tall Like the Tree (2014). Raised in a "Storied Sea Town", Ventura, California, she studied classical voice from the age of nine. Her extensive training in music and vocal performance includes a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in classical vocal performance, from... Read More →
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Ari Herstand

Songwriter, Artist, Actor, Journalist
Songwriter, Artist, Actor | Journalist – Digital Music News; Ari’s Take Most people now know Ari Herstand as the guy who helped them fly with their instruments. His Carry Your Instrument On The Plane… It’s The LAW blog post went viral and has been viewed over 300,000 with over 40,000 Facebook Likes. In just under two years, Herstand’s music business advice blog, Ari’s Take, has been nominated by the LA... Read More →



Saturday May 2, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Hollywood Ballroom B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

1:10pm

PMC & Vintage King: The Producer and Composer Session - Hybrid Mastering in the Analog and Digital World with Maor Appelbaum

Maor Appelbaum, mastering engineer for Faith No More, Yes, Starset, Ill Nino, Sepultura, Limp Bizkit, Rob Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen and the amazing William Shatner (yes him!) will be presenting the different approaches to mastering the next generation of music and sound. Learn how to optimize your mixes to sound great on the radio and online as well as working with the current music styles and reviving the vintage tones. All this will be discussed with examples of “before and after” mastering. 



Saturday May 2, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Sam Ash
Sam Ash Music will have hands-on displays of products from Korg, Samson, GoPro, M-Audio, PreSonus and Paul Reed Smith. Meet representatives and fellow musicians from these fine brands and speak to our knowledgeable store associates from the L.A. area. Daily raffles will give you a chance to win valuable prizes during the EXPO. Get store discounts and free gifts throughout the EXPO.


Saturday May 2, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Sam Ash Presents: Samson’s PA Systems

Learn about the entire line of Samson’s Expedition portable P.A. systems. The Expedition Portable PA’s are all-in-one sound systems with incredible features and tons of power that packs into a single compact design. It's perfect for live music performances, DJ sets, parties, group exercise classes, office presentations, academic lectures and anywhere else you want great sound.



Saturday May 2, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Squarespace Studio: Vinyl Recording and Lounge
Join us on the Dolby Terrace in the Squarespace Studio to relax, learn more about Squarespace, and record a live-to-vinyl demo. Sign up online in advance, or enter our onsite raffle for a chance to record your demo. Tangible Format's Wesley Wolfe will be recording single song demos and pressing them to vinyl on the spot for you to take with you - live-to-vinyl! There will only be 20 per day so visit http://ascapexpo.squarespace.com to sign up.


Saturday May 2, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Squarespace Studio Dolby Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

1:10pm

The Judy Stakee Company: The Songwriting Survival Guide
The Songwriting Survival Guide, a book by Judy Stakee, walks you through everything from how to begin the songwriting process, preparing for essential industry meetings and how to take your career to the next level. As SVP of Creative at Warner/Chappell Music for 20 years, she signed and worked closely with artists such as Sheryl Crow and Katy Perry among others. Join Judy as she teaches you to navigate the next steps of your career.


Saturday May 2, 2015 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:30pm

Special Live Performances with Suspect & Natayla Phillips (Presented by WorldArts)
Grab some lunch and come see special live performances by the winners of the WorldArts EXPO contest: Suspect and Natayla Phillips.


Saturday May 2, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
WorldArts Playback Stage Dolby Ballroom Terrace

2:15pm

The Economics of a Hit Songwriter: Master Session with Savan Kotecha
Becoming a hit songwriter takes more than innate talent. It also takes time, money and hustle to hone your craft and build a network of collaborators and supporters. Few songwriters know this better than Savan Kotecha. Years before he was writing #1 hits for Ariana Grande, One Direction and Maroon 5, Kotecha sent out demo tapes to anyone who would listen, and traveled to Sweden to learn from pop’s greatest minds. His tenacity has brought him incredible success. In this Master Session, Kotecha will discuss the unseen costs of building a career, and outline how the economics of being a songwriter are changing as we speak. It’s sure to be an inspiring panel, one that offers hope and a call to action for songwriters struggling to support themselves while they achieve their dreams.

Speakers
avatar for Savan Kotecha

Savan Kotecha

"Problem," "Bang Bang," “Beauty and a Beat,” “Live While We're Young”, Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer – "Problem," "Bang Bang," “Beauty and a Beat,” “Live While We're Young” | Vocal Producer - The X Factor Renowned songwriter, producer and talent coach, Savan Kotecha has worked with the biggest names in music, penning such hits as as Britney Spears' "If U Seek Amy" and "I Wanna Go," Usher’s "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love," Ariana Grande's "Problem," "Break Free" and "Love Me Harder... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2015 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

2:15pm

The Musician's Survival Toolkit: Master Session with Douglas Cuomo
Douglas J. Cuomo’s compositions range from the Sex and the City theme to evening-length works for theater, including the operas Doubt and Arjuna's Dilemma. He’s an acclaimed, versatile composer, and uniquely qualified for explaining how to turn your art into a living. During this session Cuomo will open up his “Musician's Survival Toolkit," offering up tips about collaboration, finding work, building a professional team and sustaining a career. Come hear his practical and emotional strategies for making a life as a creative artist.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Cuomo

Douglas Cuomo

Opera: Doubt TV: Sex & The City, Homicide: Life On The Street, Composer
Composer - Opera: Doubt TV: Sex & The City, Homicide: Life On The Street Composer Douglas J. Cuomo’s career spans the music business, from film and television (including the theme and underscore for HBO’s Sex & The City) to opera (including Doubt, with libretto by John Patrick Shanley) and much in-between. His expressive musical language, with its juxtapositions of sound and style, is a natural outgrowth of his... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2015 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

2:15pm

Jack of All Scores: Versatility in TV Composing
In the TV music world, being “versatile” means more than playing a bunch of different instruments. It also means being able to work with the musical vocabularies of every genre and medium imaginable. Our panelists have made their mark on a staggering range of projects, from network TV to musical theatre to video games. They’ll talk about how they developed the know-how to tackle any project thrown their way, and offer some tips and tricks for doing the same in your own composing career. Our panelists will also offer live feedback on a limited number of cues, pre-submitted by EXPO registrants.

Moderators
avatar for Craig Marks

Craig Marks

TV: Intervention, Next Iron Chef: Redemption, Iron Chef America, Full Circle, Composer
Composer - TV: Intervention, Next Iron Chef: Redemption, Iron Chef America, Full Circle Like a master chef who elevates food into art, composer Craig Marks serves up a sumptuous feast of musical delight - expertly blending exotic textures and heart-breaking melodies with a melange of global sounds.   On any given day, Craig can be found hard at work in the studio coaxing rhythm and melody from an extensive array of "instruments... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Roger Neill

Roger Neill

TV: King of the Hill, Mozart in the Jungle Video Game: Assassins Creed: Revelations, Composer
Composer - TV: King of the Hill, Mozart in the Jungle Film: Beginners Video Game: Assassins Creed: Revelations Roger Neill is a veteran film and television composer.  His recent projects include Amazon Studio’s hit classical music dramady, Mozart In The Jungle, for which he is composer, music producer and classical music consultant.  He is also known for his music for the academy-award winning film Beginners, and for his scores... Read More →
avatar for Joey Newman

Joey Newman

TV: The Middle, The Mysteries Of Laura, Little People, Big World, Composer
Composer - TV: The Middle, The Mysteries Of Laura, Little People, Big World Video Game: Lineage Joey Newman is a third generation film composer of the famed Hollywood musical Newman dynasty. A drummer, conductor, and orchestrator, he earned his degree from the Berklee College of Music. He got his start working in television, co-composing with Emmy®-winning composer W.G. “Snuffy” Walden. For five years, Joey composed the... Read More →
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Elvin Ross

TV: For Better or Worse, Love Thy Neighbor Film: Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Composer
Composer - TV: For Better or Worse, Love Thy Neighbor, The Haves and the Have Notes Film: Diary of a Mad Black Woman | Elvin Ross, owner and executive producer of e. ross studios, is well known and widely respected in the music industry. He has composed music for an extraordinary number of hugely successful stage plays, television series and films. His credits include creator and executive producer of the television award winning Gospel... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Sadoff

Jonathan Sadoff

Film: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Beautiful Creatures TV: The Divide, Composer, Producer, Songwriter
Composer - Film: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Beautiful Creatures, The Merry Gentleman TV: The Divide | Producer, Songwriter - Thenewno2 | Jonathan Sadoff moved from Chicago to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music Studio/Jazz Guitar program. He soon widened his studies to embrace composition, orchestration, piano, conducting, voice, and film studies. While in... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2015 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Hollywood Ballroom B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:40pm

ASCAP Advocacy
Stop by the ASCAP advocacy booth and join hundreds of fellow music creators who have already sent letters to Congress in support of the newly reintroduced Songwriter Equity Act (‪bit.ly/Support_SEA). While you're there, sign up for the latest legislative news and learn how you can join ASCAP’s ongoing advocacy efforts including support of our political action committee, The ASCAP Legislative Fund for the Arts. We’ll be waiting for you right next to the photo booth on the 2nd floor (Mezzanine) near the Registration Desk.


Saturday May 2, 2015 3:40pm - 4:10pm
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:40pm

3:40pm

PMC & Vintage King: The Producer and Composer Session - Auro 3D® 9.1 Surround Demonstrations

PMC built an amazing 9.1 surround speaker setup with height channels, presenting the immersive 3D audio format “Auro-3D®.” It is designed along three layers of sound (surround, height and overhead ceiling), building on the single horizontal layer used in the 5.1 sound format. Auro-3D® creates a spatial sound field by adding a height layer around the audience on top of the traditional 2D surround sound system. This additional layer reveals both localized sounds and height reflections complementing the sounds that exist in the lower surround layer. Various music and movie examples will evidence how Auro-3D®'s unique vertical stereo field all around the listener will provide that extra dimension for sound design and music mixing, making Auro-3D® the ultimate true 3D Immersive Sound format for film, music and games.



Saturday May 2, 2015 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:40pm

Sam Ash
Sam Ash Music will have hands-on displays of products from Korg, Samson, GoPro, M-Audio, PreSonus and Paul Reed Smith. Meet representatives and fellow musicians from these fine brands and speak to our knowledgeable store associates from the L.A. area. Daily raffles will give you a chance to win valuable prizes during the EXPO. Get store discounts and free gifts throughout the EXPO.


Saturday May 2, 2015 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:40pm

Sam Ash Presents: Samson’s Wireless UHF Systems

Check out Samson’s new Synth 7 line of wireless UHF systems. Samson's Synth 7 Handheld Wireless System, which delivers the performance and features normally reserved for more expensive systems. The system's all-metal receiver and transmitter each feature a user-friendly LCD display for superior performance monitoring. It also includes an auto frequency spectrum analyzer, 100 channel options, a 300' wireless range and Samson's Q8 dynamic microphone element, the Synth 7 Handheld delivers high definition sound and professional UHF wireless performance at an unbeatable price.



Saturday May 2, 2015 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:40pm

Squarespace Studio: Vinyl Recording and Lounge
Join us on the Dolby Terrace in the Squarespace Studio to relax, learn more about Squarespace, and record a live-to-vinyl demo. Sign up online in advance, or enter our onsite raffle for a chance to record your demo. Tangible Format's Wesley Wolfe will be recording single song demos and pressing them to vinyl on the spot for you to take with you - live-to-vinyl! There will only be 20 per day so visit http://ascapexpo.squarespace.com to sign up.


Saturday May 2, 2015 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Squarespace Studio Dolby Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

4:10pm

Win Gear and Prizes from Our EXPO Sponsors!
We’re raffling off gear, products and services from our generous EXPO sponsors! To enter the drawing, drop your card at a sponsor table and your registration bag ticket at the ASCAP Room, then show up at the Dolby Ballroom on Saturday at 11:40am and 4:10pm to find out if you’ve won. You don’t have to be in the room to win - but why miss out on the chance to claim your prize in person?

Saturday May 2, 2015 4:10pm - 4:15pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

4:15pm

The Writers Jam
We’ve put together a group of magnificent songwriters to close out the EXPO in grand style. These four master musicians hail from across the genre spectrum, and they’re responsible for songs that have moved millions around the world. They’ll share the stories behind their best-loved songs, and perform them live in a stripped-down, in-the-round setting. The Writers Jam will cap off your EXPO experience with a fresh dose of inspiration to create your own music magic.

Moderators
avatar for Marc Emert-Hutner

Marc Emert-Hutner

VP, Pop/Rock, Creative Services, ASCAP

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird

Songwriter, Composer, Artist
Songwriter, Composer, Artist - "Fake Palindromes," "Pulaski At Night," "Fitz & the Dizzyspells," "Plasticities" Chicago-based film score composer, multi-instrumentalist and lyricist Andrew Bird picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. As a teen Bird became interested in a variety of styles including early jazz, country blues and folk music... Read More →
avatar for Aloe Blacc

Aloe Blacc

"Wake Me Up," "The Man," "I Need A Dollar", Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "Wake Me Up," "The Man," "I Need A Dollar," "Can You Do This" With "Wake Me Up" – the 2013 mega-hit he sang and co-wrote for Swedish DJ Avicii and saw climb to #1 in 102 countries across the globe – Aloe Blacc proved himself a singer/songwriter with an irresistible power to capture the complexities of human emotion. Now with his third solo album Lift Your Spirit (Blacc's major-label... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Gorley

Ashley Gorley

"Crash My Party," "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," "Good Girl", Songwriter
Songwriter - "Crash My Party," "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," "Good Girl," "You're Gonna Miss This" Ashley Gorley is an award-winning songwriter and publisher in Nashville, Tennessee. Recently, Gorley was named 2014 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, 2014 NSAI Songwriter of the Year, and 2013 Billboard Country Writer of the Year. He also won Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year honors at the 2009 ASCAP Country Awards, as well as ACM Single of... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin

“It Kills Me,” “I Love Me Some Him,” "Better in Time," "Don't Let Go (Love)", Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - “It Kills Me,” “I Love Me Some Him,” "Better in Time," "Don't Let Go (Love)" Andrea Martin is an American R&B singer, songwriter and producer. She is primarily known for writing hit songs (often with longtime partner Ivan Matias) for artists like Toni Braxton ("I Love Me Some Him"), Monica ("Before You Walk Out of My Life"), Angie Stone ("Wish I Didn't Miss You"), En Vogue ("Don't Let Go... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2015 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor