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Thursday, April 30
 

9:30am PDT

10:55am PDT

10:55am PDT

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 PDT
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

10:55am PDT

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 PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:55pm PDT

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 PDT
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:55pm PDT

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 PDT
Hollywood Ballroom B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:55pm PDT

12:55pm PDT

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 PDT
Hollywood Ballroom D 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:55pm PDT

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 PDT
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:55pm PDT

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 PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:55pm PDT

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 PDT
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:55pm PDT

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 PDT
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:00pm PDT

"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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

3:15pm PDT

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... 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... 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... Read More →
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... 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... Read More →
DH

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... Read More →
avatar for Buffy Hubelbank

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... Read More →
avatar for Latoya Lee

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... Read More →
avatar for Steve Markland

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... Read More →
avatar for Steve Nalbert

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... Read More →
avatar for S1 (Symbolyc One)

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... Read More →
avatar for Julia Riva

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... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Robbins

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... Read More →
avatar for Beth Amy Rosenblatt

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... Read More →
avatar for Chris Saranec

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... Read More →
avatar for Marc Wilson

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... Read More →
avatar for Jackie Winkler

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 PDT
Doheny/Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:55pm PDT

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 PDT
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:55pm PDT

4:55pm PDT

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 PDT
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:55pm PDT

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 PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:55pm PDT

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 PDT
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)
 
Friday, May 1
 

9:30am PDT

9:45am PDT

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
avatar for Jared Gutstadt

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Heath

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... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Jay

Brandon Jay

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

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... Read More →


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

10:30am PDT

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... Read More →
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... Read More →
avatar for Cathy Heller

Cathy Heller

President & Owner, Catch the Moon Music; Songwriter, Artist
President & Owner - Catch the Moon MusicSongwriter, 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... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Kitchen

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... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Levin

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... Read More →
avatar for Dani Markman

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... Read More →
avatar for Steve Nalbert

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... Read More →
avatar for Victor Portillo

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... Read More →
avatar for Ted Rawlins

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... Read More →
avatar for Mara Schwartz

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... Read More →
avatar for Jay Sloan

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... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Svendsen

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... Read More →
avatar for Barrett Yeretsian

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... Read More →



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

11:10am PDT

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 PDT
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am PDT

11:10am PDT

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 PDT
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am PDT

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 PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am PDT

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 PDT
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:00pm PDT

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 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... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Assil

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... Read More →
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... 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... 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 GuinevereFounder, Branding Strategist - CBE Music & In the Key of Success  Cheryl got her start in music working at a New York City hip-hop recording... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →



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

1:10pm PDT

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 PDT
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm PDT

1:10pm PDT

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 PDT
Hollywood Ballroom D 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm PDT

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 PDT
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm PDT

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 PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:30pm PDT

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
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Colleen Fitzpatrick

VP, Music, Nickelodeon
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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... 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... Read More →


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

2:30pm PDT

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →



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

3:55pm PDT

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 PDT
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm PDT

3:55pm PDT

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 PDT
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm PDT

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 PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm PDT

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 PDT
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)
 
Saturday, May 2
 

9:30am PDT

9:45am PDT

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... Read More →


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

9:45am PDT

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... Read More →


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

9:45am PDT

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... 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... 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... 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... 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 PDT
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

10:45am PDT

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 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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Cia Toscanini

VP, Concert Music, Creative Services, ASCAP



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

11:10am PDT

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 PDT
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am PDT

11:10am PDT

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 PDT
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am PDT

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 PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am PDT

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 PDT
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm PDT

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 PDT
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm PDT

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 PDT
Hollywood Ballroom D 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm PDT

1:10pm PDT

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 PDT
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm PDT

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 PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:15pm PDT

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... Read More →


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

2:15pm PDT

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

3:40pm PDT

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 PDT
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:40pm PDT

3:40pm PDT

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 PDT
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:40pm PDT

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 PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:40pm PDT

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 PDT
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)