New York, NY (April 15, 2016)—ASCAP has announced the full conference schedule for its 11th Annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, April 28 – 30, 2016 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.
Highlights include a keynote interview with super-producer Timbaland and a kick-off performance by Melissa Etheridge and other hit ASCAP songwriters at the ASCAP Annual Membership Meeting. The complete agenda is available on the ASCAP EXPO site.
ASCAP’s Annual Membership Meeting kicks off the EXPO with performances by Grammy and ASCAP award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, chart-topping “Cheerleader” songwriter OMI and the songwriting trio of Chris DeStefano, Brett James and Priscilla Renea. ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews, president and award-winning songwriter Paul Williams and John Titta, EVP membership, will provide an update on the success of ASCAP’s collective licensing model, the strength of ASCAP membership and how the organization is protecting songwriters’ livelihoods.
Timbaland is the featured keynote interview on Friday afternoon, April 29. The five-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, currently executive music producer for the hit FOX TV series Empire, will look back at the moments that have defined his career, discuss his new book, The Emperor of Sound, and look ahead to his forthcoming solo album Opera Noir, the future of Empire and beyond.
The annual “Women Behind the Music” session this year includes 2016 Grammy-nominated retro-soul singer-songwriter Andra Day and a lineup of gifted women who will share how they carved out their unique careers and the valuable lessons they learned on the way.
Capitol Hill comes to Hollywood on Day 3 when U.S. Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) joins ASCAP president Paul Williams and songwriter Kevin Kadish at the “Your Music, Your Rights: Building a Sustainable Future for Music” panel. The group will discuss critical music licensing reforms underway in the courts, in Congress and in the Department of Justice.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)