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Wednesday, April 27
 

6:00pm

Registration Open
Wednesday April 27, 2011 6:00pm - 10:00pm
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

7:30pm

Pre-EXPO Networking Reception (Presented by Hard Rock Cafe)

Come meet your fellow EXPO attendees at this networking event the night before the ASCAP EXPO begins. Your EXPO badge is required for admittance, so be sure to pick up your badge at the ASCAP Registration desk on the Mezzanine Level of the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel prior to the party! Complimentary appetizers for the first 250 people.


Wednesday April 27, 2011 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood 6801 Hollywood Boulevard

8:30pm

Evening Performances at the Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge

Join us at night at the Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge (1st floor) and enjoy live performances from songwriters. Check your program book and hotel lobby area for details.


Wednesday April 27, 2011 8:30pm - 11:15pm
Hotel Lobby Lounge Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge (1st Floor)
 
Thursday, April 28
 

8:00am

The ASCAP Room

Learn about ASCAP Member Access and speak to an ASCAP Member Services representative. Also, you can pick up your registration bag here.


Thursday April 28, 2011 8:00am - 5:00pm
Trousdale Estates 3rd Floor

8:00am

Registration Open
Thursday April 28, 2011 8:00am - 7:30pm
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

9:45am

ASCAP State of the Union and EXPO Kick-Off

As the world’s leading performing rights organization and strongest advocate for music creators, ASCAP is at the center of the sweeping changes affecting the music industry. You don’t want to miss this opening session, in which ASCAP’s President and Chairman Paul Williams and ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento will provide an update on the current environment for performing rights, the “state of the union” of ASCAP and the choices you have for future career success.


Panelists
avatar for John LoFrumento (ASCAP)

John LoFrumento (ASCAP)

Chief Executive Officer - ASCAP
avatar for Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Songwriter, Actor – “Evergreen,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “The Rainbow Connection” | President and Chairman of the Board - ASCAP |   | Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning Hall of Fame songwriter and President & Chairman of the Board of ASCAP. Paul Williams' career in music really began in 1967 when his acting career stalled, proof once again that "No" is often a gift. He began writing for his own amusement and happily discovered his life's work. Williams' songs include: "We've Only Just Begun," "An Old Fashioned Love Song," "Evergreen," "Rainy Days And Mondays," "I... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2011 9:45am - 10:15am
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

10:15am

Exhibits Open
Thursday April 28, 2011 10:15am - 4:30pm
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

10:15am

ASCAP EXPO Boutique

Get your official EXPO & ASCAP merch, pick up the latest music industry books, and purchase access to video content from this year's EXPO panels.


Thursday April 28, 2011 10:15am - 6:30pm
3rd Floor 3rd Floor

10:30am

A Conversation Between Van Dyke Parks and Rufus Wainwright

Composer, arranger, producer and musician Van Dyke Parks has recorded eight of his own albums and has worked on countless albums for artists spanning generations, such as The Beach Boys, the Grateful Dead, Randy Newman, U2 and others. Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has recorded six albums of baroque pop and a full-length opera in his growing, successful and genre-pushing career. Representing different generations, Parks and Wainwright will discuss how they created some of the most provocative music of the modern era.


Panelists
avatar for Van Dyke Parks

Van Dyke Parks

Songwriter, Producer, Composer, Artist, Arranger – Smile, Orange Crate Art, “Black Sheep,” Fifth Dimension   Since establishing himself in 1963 with an arrangement job on “The Bear Necessities,” for Disney’s The Jungle Book, Van Dyke Parks has made an art of every aspect of music... Read More →
avatar for Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright

Songwriter, Artist – "Going to a Town," "Oh What a World," Want One, Release the Stars   Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. The New York born, Montreal bred, Grammy-nominated singer songwriter has released six acclaimed studio albums, including Want One, Want Two and Release the Stars, as well as two live LPs including his Judy Garland tribute, Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall. His most recent studio album, All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu, featured... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2011 10:30am - 11:45am
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

10:30am

Composer Career Workshop - Part 1

Being a composer is one thing. Creating a viable, income-producing career as a composer is quite another. This two-part workshop will address a range of important information vital to your career. Part 1 will cover the many paths to a composer’s income; understanding your biggest asset; the six rights of copyright; how ASCAP works; technical and business details about publishing, self-publishing, distribution and recording and more. Part 2 will be presented Thursday, April 28th at 1pm in Silver Lake.


Panelists
avatar for James M. Kendrick, Esq.

James M. Kendrick, Esq.

President - Schott Music Corporation/European American Music Corporation | | Trained as an oboist at the Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School, Jim Kendrick began his publishing career in 1977, helping to found European American Music before studying law. Followi... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Paulus

Stephen Paulus

Composer - Sea Portraits, Opera: The Postman Always Rings Twice   Composer Stephen Paulus has written over 400 works including more than thirty works for orchestra, eight operas, dozens of choral works as well as works for solo voice and chamber ensembles. He received his Ph.D. in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Minnesota in 1978, and since that time has held prestigious Composer in Residence posts with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Tucson Symphony, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Dale Warland Singers. In 1983, Paulus's opera The Postman Always Rings Twice became the first American opera to be produced at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. Paulus has received both Guggenheim and NEA Composer Fellowships. Orchestras that have premiered or performed Paulus works include the Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, and many other regional orchestras. Paulus was commissioned to write a three-act opera, Heloise and Abelard, for the Juilliard Opera Center and a work for chorus and orchestra for the Westminster Choir College and New York Philharmonic. In 2008 he founded the ground-breaking ASCAP Composer Workshops to present career-enhancing seminars throughout the U.S. Performances in January and February of 2011 including his Double Trumpet Concerto with BMOP and four performances of his opera, The Postman Always Rings Twice at Boston University. He is a Board Member of ASCAP and currently co-chairs... Read More →
avatar for Alex Shapiro

Alex Shapiro

Composer – Immersion, Paper Cut, Bioplasm, Deep   Alex Shapiro’s concert works, published by her company Activist Music, are performed and broadcast weekly across the U.S. and internationally. Her music has been recorded by artists around the world for over 20 commercially released albums. Appearing at each of... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2011 10:30am - 11:45am
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

10:30am

Hitmakers Cookbook: Recipes for Success

This panel of successful songwriters representing different genres will share from personal experience what ingredients it takes to reach the top of the charts today. From concocting an infectious song to mixing it up with other writers, performers and producers to developing a taste for the market for their material, they have learned by doing. Learn from these masters what you should be doing to turn up the heat in your own career.


Panelists
avatar for Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

EVP, Membership - ASCAP
avatar for Josh Kear

Josh Kear

Songwriter - “Need You Now,” "Before He Cheats," "Bama Breeze"   Versatile singer-songwriter Josh Kear wields a sympathetic eye and keen awareness that color his compositions. Kear garnered unprecedented success with Carrie Underwood's rendition of his scathing anthem, "Before He Cheats," earning nominations for Single and Song of the Year at the 2006 CMA Awards. Co-written with friend Chris Tompkins, the hit song won... Read More →
avatar for Ari Levine

Ari Levine

Producer, Songwriter - "F**k You (Forget You)," "Grenade," "Just the Way You Are," "Nothin' on You"
avatar for Dan Wilson

Dan Wilson

Songwriter, Producer - "Someone Like You," "Secret Smile" "Closing Time," "Not Ready to Make Nice" | | | Dan Wilson is a Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer. Wilson has recorded as a solo artist and as a group, taking the helm of the alternative rock band Semisonic, for which he wrote the hits "Secret Smile," "Closing Time" and "Chemistry." He was also a member of the psychedelic folk-jam band Trip Shakespeare through the early 90s. Wilson is well-known as a songwriting collaborator, having written with Adele, the Dixie Chicks, James Morrison, Josh Groban, Dierks Bentley, Ben Folds, Nas, John Legend, Nicole Atkins, Rachael Yamagata, Keith Urban, Jason Mraz, Mike Doughty, and many others. Wilson contributed three songs to... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2011 10:30am - 11:45am
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

10:30am

R&B/Hip-Hop Song Feedback

Engage in honest talk and receive valuable advice from chart-topping R&B and hip-hop songwriters and producers and industry executives in this song feedback session, during which a limited number of songs pre-submitted by registrants will be given feedback in front of an audience.


Panelists
avatar for Symbolyc One (S1)

Symbolyc One (S1)

Producer – “Power”   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 which developed his insight on music even more. After forming a hip-hop group with his cousin, Myth, back in 1996, S1 would eventually venture into the Art of Production and making beats. In 1999, he received his Associates Degree in Applied Science: Audio Engineering which required him to take his music theory and ear training to another level. Through a decade of hard work, sacrifice, rewards and disappointments, he continued to work harder and put ALL his trust in God to guide his life and career. In 2007, S1 began competing in National Beat Competitions (I-Standard, Red Bull Big Tune... Read More →
IC

Ian Cripps

A&R - Warner Bros.
avatar for Lindsey Lanier

Lindsey Lanier

Associate Director, Creative - Universal Music Publishing Group   Lindsey Lanier, a native of Los Angeles, is an Associate Director of Creative at Universal Music Publishing Group.  In this role she is fortunate to work with many amazing songwriters and producers such as Missy Elliot, Brian Kennedy, Stacy Barthe, The Movement, and Bobby Ross Avila to name a... Read More →
avatar for The Legendary Traxster

The Legendary Traxster

Producer, Songwriter – “My Chick Bad," “Make a Movie,” “One and Only,” “Wetter” | The Legendary Traxster (a.k.a. Sam Lindley) is an American songwriter/producer.  He produced the certified platinum & Grammy nominated smash, “My Chick Bad” by Ludacris featuring Nicki Minaj on the album The Battle of The Sexes... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2011 10:30am - 11:45am
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

10:30am

The Real Nashville: Exploring Career Options in Music City

It’s called Music City for a reason. As one of the world’s greatest musical communities, Nashville has always been a hub for music creators and businesses alike. And today’s Nashville is much more than country music. Pop, rock, Christian and other musical genres are flourishing like never before. This session will guide you through the community and show you how it works - from the perspective of music experts who know it best.


Panelists
avatar for Dave Berg

Dave Berg

Songwriter - “Stupid Boy,” "If You’re Goin’ Through Hell (Before The Devil Even Knows)," "10,” "Somebody” | | | Originally from Portland, OR, Dave Berg has found success in Nashville as a diverse, multi-genre hit songwriter. Berg’s many honors include being named ASCAP's Country Songwriter of the Year in 2008, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year in 2007, and Berg's song... Read More →
avatar for Darrell Brown

Darrell Brown

Songwriter, Producer - "You'll Think of Me,” "Why Don't We Just Dance," "Crazy Women," "Simple Things"   |   | Darrell Brown is a songwriter, arranger and producer who has written hit songs for dozens of recording artists, as well as music for film and television. Recently, he has co-written songs for country music stars LeAnn Rimes and Keith Urban (including the Grammy Award-winning song... Read More →
avatar for Fletcher Foster

Fletcher Foster

General Manager, Nashville – Red Light Management   Fletcher Foster's stints at labels in Los Angeles and Nashville have given him one of the most varied and eclectic backgrounds on Music Row, working with the likes of Whitney Houston, Annie Lennox, Toni Braxton, Patti LaBelle, TLC and Live among mainstream country acts. Foster currently oversees the Red Light Management office in Nashville... Read More →
avatar for Ben Glover

Ben Glover

Songwriter - “Before the Morning,” “Let the Waters Rise,” “Savior, Please,” “The Lost Get Found”   Ben Glover is a songwriter and producer based in Nashville, TN.  Originally from Loveland, Colorado, a small city on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, Ben moved to Nashville in 2000 after signing his first... Read More →
avatar for Jake McKim

Jake McKim

Owner - Birch Street Music   Birch Street Music is a full-service A&R Consulting and Artist Development company. Led by Jake McKim, a music industry-savvy exec, we strive to position each client as a viable artist whether you're seeking a major label deal or you simply want your music heard on an independent level. McKim serves as an Executive Consultant to powerhouse record labels Island Def Jam and Roc Nation and major management companies, such as Kevin Liles' KWL Enterprises and Mathew Knowles' Music World Entertainment, among others. The company's particular focus is working with those who have the ability to be "stars", but need guidance to make it happen. McKim, who was mentored by Mathew Knowles... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2011 10:30am - 11:45am
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

11:45am

Desmond Child's Master Class in Songwriting
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY

Attendees were randomly pre-selected and confirmed to participate in this intimate and intensive master class with hit songwriter Desmond Child, who will explore the art of songwriting, lyrics, melody, structure and other elements integral to a well-crafted song.  As all participants have confirmed, there are no openings or waiting list spots available.


Panelists
avatar for Desmond Child

Desmond Child

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 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 over 300 million albums worldwide. Child's career has been highlighted by a stunning array of diversity. His collaborations run the gamut... from Bon Jovi... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2011 11:45am - 1:00pm
Los Feliz 3rd Floor

11:55am

Sponsor Session: Limelight - How to Clear Cover Songs

Join RightsFlow's Michael Kauffman (SVP, Sales and Marketing) and special guest artist Jonatha Brooke to learn more about how to easily clear cover songs and ensure that songwriters and publishers are paid 100% of publishing royalties due. Limelight, a service of RightsFlow, is the simplest way to secure the license for ANY cover song for physical and digital release. Sign up for a free Limelight account. ASCAP members receive a special 25% discount on all Limelight service fees.


Panelists
avatar for Jonatha Brooke

Jonatha Brooke

Songwriter, Performer - "Linger," "Because I Told You So," "So Much Mine" Film: "I'll Try" (from Return to Neverland)   Jonatha Brooke has been writing songs, making records and touring since her early days in Boston with her band The Story, releasing two albums on Elektra Records, Grace in Gravity and The Angel in the House. In 1995 she released her first of two solo albums on MCA/Universal, Plumb followed by Ten Cent Wings in... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2011 11:55am - 12:25pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:55am

ASCAP Members: Videotape a Message for Congress about Your Life as a Music Creator

For close to a century, ASCAP has been a leader in the area of advocacy and grassroots efforts focused on protecting the rights of creators. As part of our ongoing effort to inform and educate key Washington policy makers and legislators about the issues that affect music creators, we are looking to capture testimonials from our members and fellow creators at this year’s EXPO. If you would like to have your voice heard by your respective Members of Congress and others, please stop by Room 325 (near the 3rd Floor elevators) to record a brief video and, in your own words, articulate what being a music creator means to you!


Thursday April 28, 2011 11:55am - 12:55pm
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators

11:55am

Etymotic

Hear and Demo the In-Ear Gear
Enhance your composing, mixing, monitoring and producing by using the right earphone equipment. Meet the Etymotic Research specialists who designed the first in-ear monitors as well as the artists and engineers who've been using them for two decades. The only thing remaining when the right earphones are selected is to make sure they are comfortable. On-site ear impressions can be taken if customization is desired.



Thursday April 28, 2011 11:55am - 12:55pm
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:55am

Hitlab

A fresh approach for artists to reach stardom
Hitlab.com introduces a radical new technology that couples music theory with artificial-intelligence to identify and recognize a song’s potential for commercial success. With thousands of submissions, and Akon at the helm, Hitlab represents a fresh approach for artists to reach stardom. Join with members of the executive team for an intimate meet and greet and learn more about Hitlab.



Thursday April 28, 2011 11:55am - 12:55pm
Doheny 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:55am

Lunch Break & Sponsor Sessions
Thursday April 28, 2011 11:55am - 12:55pm
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

11:55am

PMC, Prism Sound, Open Labs and Dangerous Music with Dave Isaac

Featured Guest: Dave Isaac, a multiple Grammy Award-winning producer and engineer, who has worked with Marcus Miller, Anita Baker, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Me’Shell Ndegeocello and Stevie Wonder. Dave will be presenting two projects from his work with Marcus Miller and show you how to get that “Marcus bass sound!" Dave has developed a video tutorial website (www.mixsensei.com) aimed at the music and audio industry in which he and other award-winning engineers/producers and musicians share all their knowledge.



Thursday April 28, 2011 11:55am - 12:55pm
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:55am

Songwriter Studio with Propellerhead Software, Line 6, Focusrite, Novation and KRK

Learn how to optimize your computer based studio output
The Songwriter Studio is a consortium of five companies who make music tools for musicians.  The studio comprises every part of the audio and control signal path needed for complete music production. Focusrite and Line 6 audio interfaces connect to a computer running Propellerhead's Record/Reason music software controlled by Novation Midi controller keyboards and monitored by KRK Systems headphones and speakers. These products offer musicians high grade sound and super usability at reasonable prices.  This is recording done right.



Thursday April 28, 2011 11:55am - 12:55pm
Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:55am

West L.A. Music

Daily giveaways and very special pricing for all
Meet product reps and demo the latest gear from Yamaha, Steinberg, Roland, Audio Impressions, PreSonus, Kala Ukulele, UBass, IK Multimedia, Boss, Cakewalk and others.  Once in a lifetime discounts will be offered to EXPO attendees with product giveaways being announced daily.



Thursday April 28, 2011 11:55am - 12:55pm
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:55am

Yamaha & West L.A. Music with Ellis Hall

Recording and producing your songs with Ellis Hall and the Yamaha MOX
Ellis Hall is a multi-instrumentalist virtuoso and dynamic vocalist who has performed and recorded with a Who’s Who of musical elite, including Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, George Benson, Michael McDonald, John Mayer, Herbie Hancock, Earth Wind & Fire, Natalie Cole, James Taylor, George Duke, Huey Lewis and the News, Taj Mahal, and his musical mentor Ray Charles. Combining MOTIF technology with new USB computer integration technology, the MOX series is the most powerful, mobile and affordable Yamaha music workstation ever. They are destined to bring MOTIF music production power to a whole new generation of players.



Thursday April 28, 2011 11:55am - 12:55pm
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:00pm

Master Session with Rodney Crowell

Texas-born singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell has a music career that spans almost 40 years, starting in the early 1970s when he moved to Nashville. His talent earned him a spot in Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band, and in 1977 he formed his own group, The Cherry Bombs. Crowell’s 1988 release Diamonds and Dirt generated five number-one singles, including “It’s Such A Small World” with Rosanne Cash. Other hits written for other artists include “Shame on the Moon” for Bob Seger and “Voila! An American Dream” for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. His work has earned numerous awards, including a Grammy in 1989 for Best Country Song (“After all This Time”) and an induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003. Crowell’s 13th studio album and most recent release is 2008’s Sex and Gasoline. His memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks, was published this year. In this Master Session, Crowell will draw from nearly four decades of experience to share his approach to songwriting.


Panelists
avatar for Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell

Songwriter, Performer - "Making Memories of Us," "Shame on the Moon," "It's Such a Small World," Diamonds & Dirt   Texas-born Rodney Crowell has a music career that spans almost 40 years, starting in the early 1970’s when he moved to Nashville to learn to be a songwriter. His songwriting, singing and guitar playing earned him a spot in Emmylou... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2011 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:00pm

Composer Career Workshop - Part 2

Being a composer is one thing. Creating a viable income-producing career as a composer is quite another. This two-part workshop will address a range of important information vital to your career. Part 2 covers marketing and promotion using the Internet; best practices for working with your colleagues (conductors, musicians, librettists, etc.); efficient rehearsal and recording techniques; working as a composer/performer; community involvement, conferences, composer services organizations and more. Part 1 will be presented Thursday, April 28th at 10:30am in Silver Lake.


Panelists
avatar for James M. Kendrick, Esq.

James M. Kendrick, Esq.

President - Schott Music Corporation/European American Music Corporation | | Trained as an oboist at the Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School, Jim Kendrick began his publishing career in 1977, helping to found European American Music before studying law. Followi... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Paulus

Stephen Paulus

Composer - Sea Portraits, Opera: The Postman Always Rings Twice   Composer Stephen Paulus has written over 400 works including more than thirty works for orchestra, eight operas, dozens of choral works as well as works for solo voice and chamber ensembles. He received his Ph.D. in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Minnesota in 1978, and since that time has held prestigious Composer in Residence posts with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Tucson Symphony, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Dale Warland Singers. In 1983, Paulus's opera The Postman Always Rings Twice became the first American opera to be produced at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. Paulus has received both Guggenheim and NEA Composer Fellowships. Orchestras that have premiered or performed Paulus works include the Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, and many other regional orchestras. Paulus was commissioned to write a three-act opera, Heloise and Abelard, for the Juilliard Opera Center and a work for chorus and orchestra for the Westminster Choir College and New York Philharmonic. In 2008 he founded the ground-breaking ASCAP Composer Workshops to present career-enhancing seminars throughout the U.S. Performances in January and February of 2011 including his Double Trumpet Concerto with BMOP and four performances of his opera, The Postman Always Rings Twice at Boston University. He is a Board Member of ASCAP and currently co-chairs... Read More →
avatar for Alex Shapiro

Alex Shapiro

Composer – Immersion, Paper Cut, Bioplasm, Deep   Alex Shapiro’s concert works, published by her company Activist Music, are performed and broadcast weekly across the U.S. and internationally. Her music has been recorded by artists around the world for over 20 commercially released albums. Appearing at each of... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2011 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

1:00pm

Driving Forces: Top Pop and R&B Producers (Presented by Native Instruments)

These are the creative masterminds behind some of modern music’s biggest hits. Their inventive work, writing and producing for a variety of artists from the pop and R&B worlds, has transformed those genres in fresh and startling ways – and bridged the gap between their audiences.  By raising the creative bar with each new project, they are also responsible for developing the most lucrative music of our time. Learn how each of them charted their course to success, and what you should do if you want to reach the top.


Panelists
avatar for Drumma Boy

Drumma Boy

Producer - “Here I Am," “Put On," “No Hands,” “Lose My Mind”   Born Christopher Gholson, but known to the musical world of hip-hop as Drumma Boy. This classically trained, mellifluous producer has manufactured many of hottest and most recognizable hip-hop beats in the past few years. This Memphis native has been credited for constructing the base thumping, car shacking beats of Young Jeezy, Scarface, Paul Wall, Plies, T-Pain, Lil Jon, Waka Flocka Flame and Gucci Mane. With a classical background, this producer is bringing more then the normal hood stories to his beats... Read More →
avatar for Keith Harris

Keith Harris

Songwriter, Producer – “Imma Be,” “Meet Me Halfway,” “American Boy,” “Be Ok”   Keith Harris, Grammy and Juno-winning writer/producer, co-wrote and co-produced the Black Eyed Peas' "Imma Be," which hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. Harris also co-wrote and produced the Black Eyed Peas' "Meet Me Halfway" which hit No. 1 on the UK Singles chart, Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, and Top 3 on the Hot Digital Songs charts. Harris' co-writes include such notable recordings as "Heat... Read More →
avatar for No I.D.

No I.D.

Producer – “Heartless,” “D.O.A. (Death of Autotune),” “I Used to Love H.E.R.,” “Run this Town”   Twenty years in the game and hip-hop producer No I.D. continues his endless stream of hits with creativity and consistency. In just this past year alone No I.D. worked with T.I., Drake, Rick Ross, Big Sean, Jazmine Sullivan and Kid Cudi as well as on four tracks from the huge hit album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, by Kanye... Read More →
avatar for Needlz

Needlz

Producer, Engineer - "Just the Way You Are," "Till I Get There," "Piggy Bank," "Bust Ya Guns" | It's easy to assume that producer Khari "Needlz" Cain is just your average guy harboring a guiltless obsession for vintage records. However, after you listen to his musical arsenal and take a look at his A-List clientele, it is clear that his unique sound has the hardiness of a veteran tastemaker. Needlz challenges musical boundaries by carving out his own identity in today's highly competitive market. His list of production credits resembles a musical collage of hip-hop and... Read More →



Thursday April 28, 2011 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

1:00pm

Going Global with Your Music

The beautiful thing about music is that it travels well. So why not put your music to work abroad? This panel will show you how the European song market differs from that of the U.S. and will explore the roles of European publishers and sub-publishers, how deals differ from territory to territory, the significance of MIDEM and how to go about breaking into global markets.


Panelists
avatar for AM

AM

Songwriter, Performer - Future Sons & Daughters, “Darker Days,” “Grand Opinion,” “Self Preservation”   With the release of Future Sons & Daughters French electronic pop duo AIR, French chanteuse Charlotte Gainsbourg and legendary Brazilian icon Caetano Veloso all handpicked AM to support them on various U.S. and International tours in 2010. The album, which was produced by Charles Newman (whose long relationship with the Magnetic Fields produced Realism and 69 Love Songs), brought AM considerable acclaim with what Q Magazines 4 star review described as... Read More →
avatar for Tomas Ericsson

Tomas Ericsson

Deputy CEO, Head of Strategy and Business Development - STIM
avatar for Myles Keller

Myles Keller

Membership Development Director – PRS for Music |   | Myles Keller started sweeping studio floors and hauling sound equipment at the age of 17. Three months on the road with Pink Floyd in 1987 prompted him to set up his own concert merchandising company in London, England which he sold in 1990. The journey then led him to independent record promotion in London where he had the good fortune to work on dozens of TV and radio campaigns for Billy Idol, Richard Marx, Midge Ure, Hall and Oates and Lisa Stansfield until he joined First Avenue Records and Management. After more than 100 hit records in the UK with Eternal, Dina Carroll, Michelle Gayle, Kele Le Roc, MN8, Dana Dawson and The Honeyz he became Head of International Marketing at EMI Records, working with Jon Secada, Robbie Williams, David Coverdale / Whitesnake... Read More →
avatar for Wim van Limpt

Wim van Limpt

Director, National and International Member Services – Buma/Stremra   Wim van Limpt is Director National and International Member Services at the Dutch Collecting Society Buma/Stremra. He has been a music entrepreneur for 15 years and started working for Buma/Stremra at 2007. His main focus is to help (singer/)songwriters with their career and to professionalize the service, which Buma/Stremra offers to their members... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2011 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

1:00pm

Two Sides of the Coin: Music Publishing – Side 1, "The Majors"

This two-part panel series offers valuable information to writers interested in connecting with music publishers, who continue to shape the future of the music business in the digital era. This panel features executives from four of the major multinational publishers. They will reveal who they are signing, how songwriters can best prepare to gain their attention, where the revenues are and how publishing has changed today vs. years ago.  The second panel, Side 2, "The Independents,” will be presented on Friday, April 29th at 11:45am in Hollywood Ballroom #2. By attending both panels you will learn how they differ, how they each make creative decisions and how emerging songwriters can get a seat at the table. 


Panelists
avatar for Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

EVP, Membership - ASCAP
avatar for Jody Gerson

Jody Gerson

Co-President - Sony/ATV Music Publishing   Jody Gerson literally grew up in the entertainment business. After graduating from Northwestern University, she was immediately hired at the venerable music publishing company, Chappell Music, where she started working intimately with writers like Bernie Taupin and recording artists like R.E.M. and Rod Stewart. After six productive years at Chappell, then-EMI Chairman Martin Bandier asked her to run his east coast publishing division. In 1991, Jody was tapped to re-vitalize... Read More →
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Kenny MacPherson

President - Chrysalis Music USA
avatar for Greg Sowders

Greg Sowders

SVP and Head of A&R, U.S. - Warner/Chappell Music |   | Greg Sowders is Senior Vice President and Head of A&R, U.S. for Warner/Chappell Music, the award-winning music publishing arm of Warner Music Group Corp., and one of the world's largest music publishers. Sowders oversees the company's... Read More →
avatar for Tom Sturges

Tom Sturges

Executive Vice President, Head of Creative - Universal Music Publishing   Tom Sturges manages the creative team, develops and signs new talent acquisitions, and creates marketing and exploitation programs that benefit the continuing career development of the writers, artists and producers signed to... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2011 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:25pm

ASCAP Members: Videotape a Message for Congress about Your Life as a Music Creator

For close to a century, ASCAP has been a leader in the area of advocacy and grassroots efforts focused on protecting the rights of creators. As part of our ongoing effort to inform and educate key Washington policy makers and legislators about the issues that affect music creators, we are looking to capture testimonials from our members and fellow creators at this year’s EXPO. If you would like to have your voice heard by your respective Members of Congress and others, please stop by Room 325 (near the 3rd Floor elevators) to record a brief video and, in your own words, articulate what being a music creator means to you!


Thursday April 28, 2011 2:25pm - 2:55pm
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators

2:25pm

Live at the ASCAP Playback Stage...Anuhea (Presented by State of Hawaii, DBEDT, Creative Industries Division)

Live at the ASCAP Playback Stage...Anuhea Performs Anuhea recently headlined the NFL Pro Bowl Half Time show televised on Fox and is also the Hawaiian Music (HOKU) Award winner for Best New Artist and Best Contemporary Record.


Panelists
avatar for Anuhea

Anuhea

With a delicate balance of fragility, strength and sass, Hawaiian born singer/songwriter Anuhea blends engaging lyrics, acoustic soul, pop, rap and reggae into a style that has earned her a reputation as Hawaii's #1 female artist. Anuhea's signature guitar rhythms, sultry vocals... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2011 2:25pm - 2:55pm
ASCAP Playback Stage 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:25pm

Audio Impressions & West L.A. Music with Christopher L. Stone

Composer and inventor, Christopher L. Stone, winner of ASCAP’s Most Performed Background Scores five years in a row and creator of the award-winning string sample library, 70 DVZ Strings, will demonstrate his latest creations: Brillanti Philharmonic Brass and Early Instruments and Notation Switchblade. Designed by a composer for composers, it is a Mac/PC compatible plug-in recorded in London. Brillanti has over 50 orchestral and antique instruments as well as many playing styles, effects and pattern generators. Powered by DVZ®, Brillanti is fully divisi capable: choose from 1-4 players on a single MIDI track. All sounds are loaded at once so that you can move seamlessly between articulations. Audio Impressions’ Notation Switchblade is a standalone program that perfectly translates MIDI generated tuplets to printed score, including all styles and articulations.



Thursday April 28, 2011 2:25pm - 2:55pm
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:25pm

Etymotic

Hear and Demo the In-Ear Gear
Enhance your composing, mixing, monitoring and producing by using the right earphone equipment. Meet the Etymotic Research specialists who designed the first in-ear monitors as well as the artists and engineers who've been using them for two decades. The only thing remaining when the right earphones are selected is to make sure they are comfortable. On-site ear impressions can be taken if customization is desired.


Thursday April 28, 2011 2:25pm - 2:55pm
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:25pm

Hitlab

A fresh approach for artists to reach stardom
Hitlab.com introduces a radical new technology that couples music theory with artificial-intelligence to identify and recognize a song’s potential for commercial success. With thousands of submissions, and Akon at the helm, Hitlab represents a fresh approach for artists to reach stardom. Join with members of the executive team for an intimate meet and greet and learn more about Hitlab.



Thursday April 28, 2011 2:25pm - 2:55pm
Doheny 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:25pm

PMC, Prism Sound, Open Labs and Dangerous Music with Dean “Sir” Gant

Featured Guest: Dean “Sir” Gant, a multi-award winning producer, who has worked with Anita Baker, Peabo Bryson, Madonna, Outkast, Earth, Wind & Fire and many others. The producer in Sir Gant steered his selection of immensely talented guest artists, respectfully pairing their prowess with his on his project The Journey. Gant will delve into this project and his other iconic recordings.



Thursday April 28, 2011 2:25pm - 2:55pm
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:25pm

Songwriter Studio with Propellerhead Software, Line 6, Focusrite, Novation and KRK

Learn how to optimize your computer based studio output
The Songwriter Studio is a consortium of five companies who make music tools for musicians.  The studio comprises every part of the audio and control signal path needed for complete music production. Focusrite and Line 6 audio interfaces connect to a computer running Propellerhead's Record/Reason music software controlled by Novation Midi controller keyboards and monitored by KRK Systems headphones and speakers. These products offer musicians high grade sound and super usability at reasonable prices.  This is recording done right.



Thursday April 28, 2011 2:25pm - 2:55pm
Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:25pm

Sponsor Sessions
Thursday April 28, 2011 2:25pm - 2:55pm
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

2:25pm

West L.A. Music

Daily giveaways and very special pricing for all
Meet product reps and demo the latest gear from Yamaha, Steinberg, Roland, Audio Impressions, PreSonus, Kala Ukulele, UBass, IK Multimedia, Boss, Cakewalk and others.  Once in a lifetime discounts will be offered to EXPO attendees with product giveaways being announced daily.



Thursday April 28, 2011 2:25pm - 2:55pm
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:00pm

"We Create Music"

These leading songwriters and composers from across the musical spectrum are all unique in their own way. Yet, whether their forte is pop, rock, R&B or film music, 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 all music creators together and gain valuable insight from these artists, who will share the unvarnished truth behind their success.


Panelists
avatar for Claudia Brant

Claudia Brant

Songwriter - "Lo Mejor de Mi Vida Eres Tu," "Come to My World," "Aléjate," "Aquí Estoy Yo" | Claudia Brant is one of the most prolific and versatile songwriters both on the Latin and Anglo side today. She has written songs released by Carlos Santana, Josh Groban, Ricky Martin, Mark Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Lara Fabian, Kenny G, Pop Stars, Alejandra Guzman, Lola Ponce... Read More →
avatar for Mike Elizondo

Mike Elizondo

Producer, Songwriter - "In Da Club," "Cowboy Casanova," "Rich Girl," "Wunderkind" | Staff Producer and SVP, A&R - Warner Bros. Records | A musician, songwriter, and Grammy-nominated producer, Mike Elizondo is a triple threat. Elizondo fell in love with music at a young age, growing up in a musical family in Los... Read More →
avatar for Fergie

Fergie

Songwriter, Performer, Artist - "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Glamorous," "I Gotta Feeling," "Boom Boom Pow" | Over the past year, Fergie has been with The Black Eyed Peas on the hugely successful Blackberry Presents: The E.N.D. World Tour 2010.  Fergie and The Black Eyed Peas have also had two top 10 singles from The E.N.D. on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Throughout their career, The Black Eyed Peas have had two Billboard 200 top 10 albums, including the No. 1 The E.N.D., eight Hot 100 top 10 songs, three No... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Rabin

Trevor Rabin

Composer – Film: Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Get Smart, Armageddon, National Treasure 1 & 2   Trevor Rabin has secured his position in the first rank of popular film composers.  Most recently, Rabin composed the score for films such as Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Get Smart and the Dreamworks release I Am Number Four... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Rudolf

Kevin Rudolf

Songwriter, Producer - "Let It Rock,"  "Love Letter," "Halfway Gone," "Good Girls Go Bad" Producer extraordinaire and Cash Money artist, Kevin Rudolf is no stranger to the top of the radio charts. Kevin made major waves with 2008’s monstrous hit single “Let it Rock,” from his debut album In the City. In 2010, Rudolf found himself back on top once again with the infectious first single off of his sophomore album To The Sky entitled... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2011 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

4:25pm

ASCAP Members: Videotape a Message for Congress about Your Life as a Music Creator

For close to a century, ASCAP has been a leader in the area of advocacy and grassroots efforts focused on protecting the rights of creators. As part of our ongoing effort to inform and educate key Washington policy makers and legislators about the issues that affect music creators, we are looking to capture testimonials from our members and fellow creators at this year’s EXPO. If you would like to have your voice heard by your respective Members of Congress and others, please stop by Room 325 (near the 3rd Floor elevators) to record a brief video and, in your own words, articulate what being a music creator means to you!


Thursday April 28, 2011 4:25pm - 4:55pm
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators

4:25pm

Etymotic

Hear and Demo the In-Ear Gear
Enhance your composing, mixing, monitoring and producing by using the right earphone equipment. Meet the Etymotic Research specialists who designed the first in-ear monitors as well as the artists and engineers who've been using them for two decades. The only thing remaining when the right earphones are selected is to make sure they are comfortable. On-site ear impressions can be taken if customization is desired.



Thursday April 28, 2011 4:25pm - 4:55pm
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:25pm

Hitlab

A fresh approach for artists to reach stardom
Hitlab.com introduces a radical new technology that couples music theory with artificial-intelligence to identify and recognize a song’s potential for commercial success. With thousands of submissions, and Akon at the helm, Hitlab represents a fresh approach for artists to reach stardom. Join with members of the executive team for an intimate meet and greet and learn more about Hitlab.



Thursday April 28, 2011 4:25pm - 4:55pm
Doheny 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:25pm

PMC, Prism Sound, Open Labs and Dangerous Music with Tommy Vicari

Do’s and Don’ts for Mixing and Producing Records and Movie Scores

Featured Guest: Tommy Vicari, a Grammy and Emmy award-winning engineer and producer, who has worked with Quincy Jones, Prince, Patrice Rushen, Jeffrey Osborne and George Duke. Mixing blockbuster movies like Finding Nemo, Wall-E, Iron Man, Revolutionary Road and many others, his record credits range from classic jazz to smooth pop and the hippest of R&B. Since 1996, Vicari has occupied that mixing hot seat: the live broadcast of the Academy Awards. Vicari will present examples of his engineering and producing skills, including some rare Quincy Jones material in 5.1, which will make for an extremely entertaining and educational session!


Thursday April 28, 2011 4:25pm - 4:55pm
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:25pm

PreSonus & West L.A. Music

StudioOne and StudioLive Demo
PreSonus Audio will be showing the brand new StudioLive 16.0.2 Digital Mixer along with the power StudioOne v. 1.6 Production Software. Byron Gaither, PreSonus Product Specialist, will be on hand to answer questions as well as do a 30 minute product demonstration on how StudioOne can make your music production and writing faster and more productive.



Thursday April 28, 2011 4:25pm - 4:55pm
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:25pm

Songwriter Studio with Propellerhead Software, Line 6, Focusrite, Novation and KRK

Learn how to optimize your computer based studio output
The Songwriter Studio is a consortium of five companies who make music tools for musicians.  The studio comprises every part of the audio and control signal path needed for complete music production. Focusrite and Line 6 audio interfaces connect to a computer running Propellerhead's Record/Reason music software controlled by Novation Midi controller keyboards and monitored by KRK Systems headphones and speakers. These products offer musicians high grade sound and super usability at reasonable prices.  This is recording done right.



Thursday April 28, 2011 4:25pm - 4:55pm
Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:25pm

Sponsor Sessions
Thursday April 28, 2011 4:25pm - 4:55pm
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

4:25pm

West L.A. Music

Daily giveaways and very special pricing for all
Meet product reps and demo the latest gear from Yamaha, Steinberg, Roland, Audio Impressions, PreSonus, Kala Ukulele, UBass, IK Multimedia, Boss, Cakewalk and others.  Once in a lifetime discounts will be offered to EXPO attendees with product giveaways being announced daily.


Thursday April 28, 2011 4:25pm - 4:55pm
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

5:00pm

Master Session with Dr. Luke

ASCAP’s Pop Music Songwriter of the Year for the past two years, Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, is a musician, songwriter and producer who has written and produced some of the most successful and globally-recognized pop music of the modern era. He has collaborated with such superstar artists as Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Flo Rida, Miley Cyrus, Ke$ha, Avril Lavigne, Leona Lewis, Missy Elliott, Pink, Lil’ Mama, Katy Perry, 3OH!3, Weezer, Mos Def, the Backstreet Boys, Daughtry, Carlos Santana and the Sugababes. After making a name for himself as the guitar player in the Saturday Night Live band for ten years, he left after the 2006-2007 season and transformed himself into the creative powerhouse he is today. Make an appointment with this “Dr.” if you want to learn how he crafts the most popular music of our time.  


Panelists
avatar for Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald

Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald

Songwriter, Producer – “Teenage Dream," "TiK ToK,” “Party in the U.S.A.," “Since U Been Gone”   The songs and co-productions of Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald are among the most admired and commercially potent in global pop music of the current decade. Dr. Luke has had a staggering 20 #1 songs in the past five years, 17 ASCAP Awards (including Songwriter of the Year in 2010), a Top 10 spot on Billboard's Producers of the Decade. And, most importantly, a nonstop litany of the country's most popular and ubiquitous songs... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2011 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

5:00pm

Deconstructing Drake

Producer Boi-1da and producer/engineer Noah "40" Shebib – longtime collaborators with rapper/singer Drake – have created such hits as "Best I Ever Had," "Forever," "Over" and "Fancy." Together they will peel back the curtain on their creative process and will share how they work, breaking down how they take a song from idea to the studio to the top of the charts.


Panelists
avatar for Boi-1da

Boi-1da

Producer - “Best I Ever Had,” “Forever,” “Over,” “Not Afraid"   At just 24 years old, Canadian hip-hop producer Boi-1da has had more accomplishments than many can claim in a lifetime. Boi-1da, born Matthew Samuels, started creating beats at the age of 15. After winning three beat-making competitions in a row, his career exploded. One of the most sought after producers around today, Boi-1da has composed hits like... Read More →
avatar for Noah 40 Shebib

Noah 40 Shebib

Producer, Engineer, Actor - "Fancy," "Fall for Your Type," "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)," Thank Me Later   Noah Shebib aka 40 (short for 40 Days & 40 Nights,) was born in Toronto, Canada on March 31st 1983. Noah comes from a family deeply routed in Canadian arts. His father, Donald Shebib, is one of... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2011 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

5:00pm

Film & TV Scoring Feedback

Panelists including film composers, a music supervisor and a recording engineer will lead this session in which pre-submitted attendees' composition/scores are played and analyzed constructively, providing participants and attendees with valuable insight into the professional film and TV music industry.


Panelists
avatar for Allison Wright Clark

Allison Wright Clark

Music Supervisor | | | Allison began her music career studying classical piano. As an avid live concert lover she heavily immersed herself into the underground music scene in Chicago. At Bradley University she worked as DJ and Program Director at WRBU radio station and promoted area concerts. While at Konami Computer Entertainment she coordinated music production for smash video games like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Frogger, and the original Metal Gear Solid series. Soon afterwards she added commercial production to her resume for clients like Sears, Quaker Oats, Helene Curtis, Miller Brewing and many others. In 1996 she moved to Los Angeles and produced music and sound design for commercial campaigns with many composers such as Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell, Gavin Greenaway, Jeff Rona for clients like Nike, Land Rover, Coca-Cola, and Universal Studios. She then managed the busy Media... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Shore

Ryan Shore

Composer – Film: Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, Scout’s Honor, Harvard Man |   | | Ryan Shore is an award-winning composer, producer, conductor and arranger for film, television, games, and records. His diverse background of orchestral and contemporary styles, combined with his abilities to compose emotional and memorable music across all genres, and to be highly collaborative with filmmakers, has quickly made him one of... Read More →
avatar for Scott Starrett

Scott Starrett

Composer – TV: The Event, Drop Dead Diva, From the Earth to the Moon Film: Dim Sum Funeral | Scott Starrett uses music to tell stories. Currently the award- winning composer helps push the story along by taking television viewers through the quiet and thrilling moments of NBC&rsquo... Read More →
avatar for Greg Townley

Greg Townley

Scoring Mixer, Music Sound Design - Film: Up in the Air, Sideways, Black Hawk Down, Wedding Crashers   With over 20 years experience mixing and producing for Hollywood's entertainment industry, Greg Townley has the critical ear and experience to take a vast array of music r... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2011 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

5:00pm

From the Bottom to the Top: A Conversation Between Larry Klein, Marcus Miller and Don Was

The resumés of producer/musician/songwriters Marcus Miller, Don Was and Larry Klein collectively and individually say it all.  Their common thread is the bass, and their individual musical journeys have traversed the musical world. A mere sample includes Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, the Rolling Stones, Shawn Colvin, Luther Vandross, Herbie Hancock, Madeleine Peyroux, Elton John, Chaka Khan - just for starters.  These three astounding musicians will discuss how they parlayed their beginnings as bassists into crafting important works by some of the most memorable artists of the last four decades. Their inspiring stories show what can happen when great talent and great love for all styles of music can create careers without boundaries. 


Panelists
avatar for Larry Klein

Larry Klein

Producer, Songwriter, Bassist - "Don't Wait Too Long," “The Song Goes On," "Paging Audrey," "Genius"   Google Larry Klein and what do you get – an eclectic, follow-me-if-you-dare/traveling resume of one of the music world’s most coveted talents.  The in-demand producer's numerous collaborations include one of the most impressive arrays of jazz legends, rock stalwarts, female... Read More →
avatar for Marcus Miller

Marcus Miller

Composer, Producer, Bassist - "Power of Love," M2, Tutu, The Woman I Am   Style, soul and intense professionalism have set musical Renaissance man Marcus Miller at the top of his game for over two decades. The acclaimed bassist, composer, producer, band leader and multi-instrumentalist was born in 1959 and raised in a musical family that included his father, jazz pianist Wynton Kelly. Miller's touch has graced over 400 albums, a short list of which includes Mariah Carey, George Benson, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Grover Washington Jr., Bill Withers, LL Cool J and Chaka... Read More →
avatar for David Was

David Was

Producer, Songwriter, Composer, Journalist - What Up, Dog?, "Walk the Dinosaur" TV: NFL Pregame Show David is co-founder with Don Was of the band Was (Not Was). He also has had an extensive career as a record producer working on albums with Rickie Lee Jones, Bob Dylan, Hol... Read More →
avatar for Don Was

Don Was

Songwriter, Producer, Bassist – “Walk the Dinosaur,” Nick of Time, Voodoo Lounge, A Bigger Bang | | Don Was is one of the most successful record producers in contemporary music. He has worked with an eclectic array of gifted artists, ranging from The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Al Green, Iggy Pop, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson to Elton John, Randy Newman, Brian Wilson, B.B. King, Paul Westerberg, Cheb Khaled and The... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2011 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

5:00pm

The Business of Being a Songwriter (Presented by State of Hawaii, DBEDT, Creative Industries Division)

There was a time when writing and/or performing music consumed all of a songwriter’s focus. Today, however, songwriters need to develop business skills and strategies to maintain a fruitful career as well as gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. Learn from this panel of savvy songwriters who are as creative in their business as in their music.


Panelists
avatar for Anuhea

Anuhea

With a delicate balance of fragility, strength and sass, Hawaiian born singer/songwriter Anuhea blends engaging lyrics, acoustic soul, pop, rap and reggae into a style that has earned her a reputation as Hawaii's #1 female artist. Anuhea's signature guitar rhythms, sultry vocals... Read More →
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DJ Frank E

Producer, DJ - "Tonight," "Yeah 3x," "Airplanes," "Right Round"   DJ Frank E, is an American DJ and record producer from Fort Collins, Colorado. In 2008, Mike Caren of Artist Publishing Group/Atlantic Records discovered Frank E on production website PMP Worldwide. Since signin... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Gorley

Ashley Gorley

Songwriter - “You’re Gonna Miss This,” "Then," "All-American Girl," “It Won’t Be Like This for Long”   Ashley Gorley was ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year in 2009, also receiving song of the year honors for "You're Gonna Miss This" performed by Trace Adkins.  He was nominated for CMA Song of the Year twice, won the ACM Single of the Year award in 2009, and wrote two of the five songs nominated for Country Song of the Year at the 2009... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Morier

Nicole Morier

Songwriter, Producer - "Heaven on Earth," "Mmm Papi,” “Dirty Talk”   Writer/producer Nicole Morier is the lead singer and main writer of indie/electronic band Electrocute.  As a songwriter she has recently had songs on Britney Spears' album Circus ("Rock Me In", "Mmm Papi") and... Read More →
avatar for Kerry O'Neil

Kerry O'Neil

Business Manager & Consultant - O’Neil Hagaman, PLLC | Kerry O'Neil is a founding Member of the entertainment consulting and business firm of O'Neil Hagaman, PLLC. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, this 48 person practice is solely focused on the entertainment industry and represents many significant artists, producers, independent publishers, writers, and executives. Kerry specializes in strategic planning and negotiating for artists and entrepreneurs... Read More →
avatar for Mike Viola

Mike Viola

Songwriter, Producer - Amanda Leigh, "That Thing You Do" Film: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Get Him to the Greek   Mike Viola is best known as singer, songwriter and musical architect of the Candy Butchers, a highly regarded pop/rock band from NYC that recorded three critically-acclaimed albums for Sony. The success of the Candy Butchers led to multiple appearances on Late Night with Conan... Read More →



Thursday April 28, 2011 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

6:15pm

Opening Networking Reception (Presented by ole)

Meet your fellow music creators and panelists at a special networking reception on the terrace outside the Grand Ballroom.



Thursday April 28, 2011 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

8:00pm

"I Create Music" Center Stage Thursday

Enjoy some great live music from this diverse and successful group of ASCAP songwriters, who will treat the audience to acoustic performances of some of their best-loved songs and works featured in films.


Panelists
avatar for Inara George (The Bird and The Bee)

Inara George (The Bird and The Bee)

Songwriter, Performer – All Rise, "F**king Boyfriend," "Again and Again" |   Inara George, in addition to her solo career, is one half of retro-electro-synth-pop duo the Bird and The Bee.  Inara’s debut solo debut, All Rise, was a hit on KCRW and included a cover of Joe... Read More →
avatar for Greg Kurstin (The Bird and The Bee)

Greg Kurstin (The Bird and The Bee)

Songwriter, Producer, Performer - "The Fear," "Wow," "Again and Again," "Haven't Got a Clue"   Greg Kurstin is a Grammy-nominated LA-based songwriter, producer, performer, keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist. In 2009, Greg won three Ivor Novello awards for his work with Lily Allen, including Songwriter of the Year for "The Fear." Greg's affinity for music extends to just about any instrument. At 12, he performed in Dweezil Zappa's band and co-wrote "Crunchy Water." Greg moved to NYC to study with Charles Mingus' piano player, Jaki Byard, at The New... Read More →
avatar for Dan Bern

Dan Bern

Songwriter, Performer – “Talkin' Woody, Bob, Bruce & Dan Blues” Film: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Get Him to the Greek   Dan Bern is best known for his prolific songwriting and electric live persona. He has released a dozen albums while spending well over a decade performing everywhere from coffee shops to Carnegie Hall. Since releasing his first album in 1997, Bern has built a strong underground following based on prodigious touring and output of songs in all forms. Since 2007, Bern has focused much of his talent and sharp wit on writing songs for movies and other projects he composed over a dozen songs for the Jake Kasdan/Judd Apatow spoof-biopic Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and wrote the title song for Jonathan... Read More →
avatar for Claudia Brant

Claudia Brant

Songwriter - "Lo Mejor de Mi Vida Eres Tu," "Come to My World," "Aléjate," "Aquí Estoy Yo" | Claudia Brant is one of the most prolific and versatile songwriters both on the Latin and Anglo side today. She has written songs released by Carlos Santana, Josh Groban, Ricky Martin, Mark Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Lara Fabian, Kenny G, Pop Stars, Alejandra Guzman, Lola Ponce... Read More →
avatar for Dan Parsons

Dan Parsons

Songwriter, Performer - "Firestarter"
avatar for Jonathan Singleton

Jonathan Singleton

Songwriter – “Watching Airplanes,” “Don’t”   Jonathan Singleton’s gritty guitars and blues-saturated vocals draw heavily from Memphis, while the stories and lyrical craft are pure Nashville. It’s a potent mix, born of a searching musical spirit. For years, this Jackson, TN-born guitarist/writer/singer drummed in his older... Read More →
avatar for Mike Viola

Mike Viola

Songwriter, Producer - Amanda Leigh, "That Thing You Do" Film: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Get Him to the Greek   Mike Viola is best known as singer, songwriter and musical architect of the Candy Butchers, a highly regarded pop/rock band from NYC that recorded three critically-acclaimed albums for Sony. The success of the Candy Butchers led to multiple appearances on Late Night with Conan... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2011 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Highlands Hollwood & Highlands Complex

8:30pm

Evening Performances at the Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge

Join us at night at the Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge (1st floor) and enjoy live performances from songwriters. Check your program book and hotel lobby area for details.


Thursday April 28, 2011 8:30pm - 11:15pm
Hotel Lobby Lounge Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge (1st Floor)

10:00pm

ASCAP EXPO iStandard Producer and Rapper Showcase

ASCAP and iStandard are excited to present for the third year this showcase opportunity at the EXPO specifically for producers and, for the first time, 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 valuable constructive criticism for the benefit of the participants and the audience. Three rappers have been selected, via submissions from EXPO attendees, to perform as part of the showcase. The iStandard Producers Showcase has been held in 12 major U.S. cities. Prizes for the showcase winner courtesy of Native Instruments.


Panelists
avatar for Symbolyc One (S1)

Symbolyc One (S1)

Producer – “Power”   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 which developed his insight on music even more. After forming a hip-hop group with his cousin, Myth, back in 1996, S1 would eventually venture into the Art of Production and making beats. In 1999, he received his Associates Degree in Applied Science: Audio Engineering which required him to take his music theory and ear training to another level. Through a decade of hard work, sacrifice, rewards and disappointments, he continued to work harder and put ALL his trust in God to guide his life and career. In 2007, S1 began competing in National Beat Competitions (I-Standard, Red Bull Big Tune... Read More →
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Boi-1da

Producer - “Best I Ever Had,” “Forever,” “Over,” “Not Afraid"   At just 24 years old, Canadian hip-hop producer Boi-1da has had more accomplishments than many can claim in a lifetime. Boi-1da, born Matthew Samuels, started creating beats at the age of 15. After winning three beat-making competitions in a row, his career exploded. One of the most sought after producers around today, Boi-1da has composed hits like... Read More →
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Needlz

Producer, Engineer - "Just the Way You Are," "Till I Get There," "Piggy Bank," "Bust Ya Guns" | It's easy to assume that producer Khari "Needlz" Cain is just your average guy harboring a guiltless obsession for vintage records. However, after you listen to his musical arsenal and take a look at his A-List clientele, it is clear that his unique sound has the hardiness of a veteran tastemaker. Needlz challenges musical boundaries by carving out his own identity in today's highly competitive market. His list of production credits resembles a musical collage of hip-hop and... Read More →
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The Legendary Traxster

Producer, Songwriter – “My Chick Bad," “Make a Movie,” “One and Only,” “Wetter” | The Legendary Traxster (a.k.a. Sam Lindley) is an American songwriter/producer.  He produced the certified platinum & Grammy nominated smash, “My Chick Bad” by Ludacris featuring Nicki Minaj on the album The Battle of The Sexes... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2011 10:00pm - Friday April 29, 2011 12:00am
The Highlands Upstairs Hollwood & Highlands Complex
 
Friday, April 29
 

8:00am

Registration Open
Friday April 29, 2011 8:00am - 6:30pm
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

9:30am

ASCAP EXPO Boutique

Get your official EXPO & ASCAP merch, pick up the latest music industry books, and purchase access to video content from this year's EXPO panels.


Friday April 29, 2011 9:30am - 4:30pm
3rd Floor 3rd Floor

9:30am

The ASCAP Room

Learn about ASCAP Member Access and speak to an ASCAP Member Services representative. Also, you can pick up your registration bag here.


Friday April 29, 2011 9:30am - 4:30pm
Trousdale Estates 3rd Floor

9:30am

Exhibits Open
Friday April 29, 2011 9:30am - 4:30pm
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

9:45am

Master Session with Ron Jones: Compose Yourself, Your Greatest Composition Is You

With a composing career spanning over 40 years, The Family Guy composer knows first-hand what it takes to break into, advance and thrive in the music business. With great humor and insight, Jones will discuss the common problems and challenges that are faced daily for composers so that you can get control over the whole process, not just the music.


Panelists
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Ron Jones

Ron Jones Action Workshop
Ron Jones retired from Del Oro High School in 2002, having taught there for thirty-nine years. At Del Oro he served twenty-five years as band director, seventeen years as director of student activities, as well as in such positions as department chair, mentor teacher, cheerleade... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 9:45am - 11:00am
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

9:45am

From the ASCAP EXPO to a Publishing Deal: A Case Study

At the 2010 ASCAP EXPO, Fransisca Hall's One-on-One Session led to her signing with EMI Music Publishing. Dreams do come true at the EXPO! Hear about what got Fransisca noticed and what has happened in the one year since then. Joining her will be her publisher, Amanda Berman, and two of her co-writers, Jimmy Harry and Evan Taubenfeld.


Panelists
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Amanda Berman

Sr. Director, West Coast Creative - EMI Music Publishing   Amanda Berman is Sr. Director of A&R at EMI Music Publishing. Amanda’s signings include 3Oh!3, Say Anything, Matt Squire, John Feldmann and upcomers Foxy Shazam. Amanda began her career in the music industry as an intern and scout for Warner Bros. Records. Soon after, she was appointed to... Read More →
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Fransisca Hall

Songwriter, Singer   Fransisca Hall is originally from the UK and began her songwriting career in London working with writer/producers such as Phil Thornalley (Pixie Lott, Natalie Umbruglia) and grammy award winner Rob Davis, from which she’d had releases in the UK, Germany and France. Fran moved to LA two years ago and this time last year at the ASCAP EXPO she met Amanda Berman (EMI) in her One-on-One Session and signed to EMI Publishing. Thanks to Amanda and the team at EMI... Read More →
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Jimmy Harry

Producer, Songwriter – “Sober,” "Touch of My Hand,” “Supermodel,” “Put Yourself in My Place” |   | Highlights of Jimmy Harry’s career include co-producing and co-writing the title track from Pink’s 2008 platinum Funhouse (LaFace), and co-producing the album’s gold single “Sober&rdquo... Read More →
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Evan Taubenfeld

Songwriter, Producer - "Don't Tell Me," "Hot," "Innocence"   Evan Taubenfeld is a songwriter, producer and recording artist based in Los Angeles. After deferring acceptance to the Berklee College of Music in 2001, he was hired by Avril Lavigne as her lead guitarist and musical director. From 2001-2004, he toured the world in support of... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 9:45am - 11:00am
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

9:45am

Online Tools for You to Take Hold of Your Career (Presented by Songtrust)

Don’t get overwhelmed by all of the online resources available to music creators today. This panel will focus on the many online tools at your disposal, from mailing lists, websites and social networks to rights management platforms and marketing services. Find out what works best and why, and how to manage them properly to reach your goals.


Panelists
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David Dufresne

CEO - Bandzoogle   David Dufresne is CEO at Bandzoogle, the most powerful platform for musicians to build their website, engage their fans, and sell their music and merch directly. David is a reformed venture capitalist, having spent eight years placing bets on software, web, and video game... Read More →
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Carl Jacobson

VP, Marketing - Nimbit | Carl Jacobson, Nimbit’s Vice President of Marketing, describes his purpose in life as “to help people be creative and make a living with their creativity.”  At the young age of 16, this is what he set out to do and through his work with Nimbit, it’s exactly what... Read More →
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Justin Kalifowitz

President - Downtown Music Publishing | Co-Founder - Songtrust | | Justin Kalifowitz is President of Downtown Music Publishing and a partner at Downtown Music, where he oversees the company's rights management, licensing and related businesses. Since forming Downtown Music Publishing in 2007, Justin has quickly developed a catalog of over 12,000 titles under management. Professional songwriters signed by Downtown have recently penned hit singles for artists such as Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Taio Cruz--and in February, 2011 Billboard Magazine named Downtown as one of the Top 10 publishers in America. Most recently, Justin co-founded Songtrust, the world's first online music publishing solution for early-stage songwriters and artists. Prior to joining Downtown, Justin spent six years as Head of... Read More →
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Benji Rogers

Founder and CEO – Pledge Music   Benji Rogers is an independent musician from London, England who has been making his own records since 1999. Through Pledge Music, Benji will be releasing his fifth independent record under the name Marwood. Born in London, but having lived in New York, Los Angeles and Boston, Benji has variously worked in television and film as a camera operator, and audio engineer. He has even run a bar in New York! Benji has been on tour with his band and as a solo artist with relatively few breaks since 2001 in both the US and Europe. With his mother, father and stepfather all having been managers, label owners, publishers and musicians in the music industry, he was literally born into it. Pledge Music is a music company offering you a new way to take control of your career. Pledge does not want ANY rights to your music, live income, merch etc. They just help you fund whatever type or format of record you want to release... Read More →
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Emily White

Co-Founder, Artist Manager - Whitesmith Entertainment   Emily White is co-founder of Whitesmith Entertainment, a talent management firm based in New York and Los Angeles specializing in Music and Comedy.  Along with co-founder Keri Smith Esguia, Whitesmith has built their reputation on launching artists using models rooted in internet marketing, fan engagement, and tour development spawning various revenue streams and setting the foundation for long-term... Read More →



Friday April 29, 2011 9:45am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

9:45am

Pop-Rock Song Feedback

Engage in honest talk and receive valuable advice from pop/rock industry experts in this song feedback session, during which a limited number of songs pre-submitted by registrants will be given feedback in front of an audience.

 


Panelists
avatar for Jennifer Blakeman

Jennifer Blakeman

SVP, Creative - Universal Music Publishing Group; Songwriter, Musician |   Jennifer has enjoyed a successful 27 year career spanning every aspect of the music business including work as: Warner Bros recording artist (albums produced by Eddie Van Halen/Ted Templeman); Touring/Live keyboardist (Billy Idol, Savage Garden, etc); and... Read More →
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Scott Jacoby

Producer, Composer, Engineer - “Wanna Be,” “Freedom Now,” “Life Gets in the Way”   Scott Jacoby is a Grammy Award-winning producer, composer, engineer, musician and recording artist. He has produced artists and written songs in all genres of popular music for record albums, television and film and his work has won awards and topped charts in numerous countries... Read More →
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Suzan Koc

VP, Creative - BMG Rights Management |   | Suzan started in the music business at Warner/Chappell France in 1989. She was there for seven years as Head of International. In 1996, Suzan moved to NY (and LA in 1997) to work for Hit&Run Music Publishing as VP of Creative up until it was sold in... Read More →
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David “DQ” Quiñones

Songwriter, Producer – “Hello,” "Right Here (Departed)," “Sabotage”   As a collaborator, songwriter, producer and engineer, David “DQ” Quiñones interjects upbeat energy and technical finesse into the high intensity realm of recording. His patient and positive studio demeanor is reflected in his major contributions to recent songs and projects with... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 9:45am - 11:00am
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

9:45am

Why Production Music Libraries Can Be An Important Component to Your Future (Presented by APM Music, Killer Tracks and Guild of Music Supervisors)

The essential panel for any songwriter/composer looking to gain more knowledge about music licensing. Don’t miss this unique discussion, offering tips and tricks for making headway into the lucrative production music world. Hear some real success stories and learn about the dynamic among music libraries, the songwriters/composers who write for them and the music supervisors who use them. 


Panelists
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Xandy Barry

Producer, Composer, Engineer - Wax LTD./Killer Tracks | | | WAX LTD is the production and songwriting team of ASCAP writers Xandy Barry and Wally Gagel. Collectively and individually they have worked with a wide variety of successful recording artists including, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Muse, The Rolling Stones, Norah Jones, New Order, Puddle of Mudd, The Folk Implosion, Eels, Backstreet Boys, Nick Lachey, Miley Cyrus, Jessica Simpson, The Old 97's, Phantom Planet, Tamar Kaprelian, Redlight King, and many others... Read More →
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Kevin Edelman

President and Owner - Metalman Media, Inc. | Guild of Music Supervisors
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Gary Gross

Worldwide President - Universal Publishing Production Music (UPPM) |   | At the helm of Universal Publishing Production Music, the industry’s global leader in production music, Gary Gross oversees all aspects of the Company’s production music entities, managing more than 32 of... Read More →
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John Houlihan

President & Music Supervisor - Houlihan Film Music | VP - Guild of Music Supervisors   John Houlihan is a veteran music supervisor/producer who has helped shape more than 55 feature films and dozens of popular soundtrack albums. His work has generated worldwide hit songs and videos by Madonna, Lenny Kravitz, Pink and... Read More →
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Jeff Rona

Composer – Liquid Cinema/APM Music; Film: Traffic, Mothman Prophesies TV: Brotherhood, Homicide: Life on the Street   Jeff Rona is a contemporary film composer, recording artist, and performer. Rona was among the first musicians in the US to compose and create music with computers and digital synthesizers in films and records, before MIDI technology made this an everyday affair. He composed for dance companies, plays, art galleries and contemporary concert venues around the world. He also worked as a musician, arranger, synthesist and sound programmer in Los Angeles and New York. He recorded and performed as a member of Jon Hassell's highly regarded group, touring extensively and performing with legendary producer/composer Brian Eno. He was also briefly involved in the design of new electronic instruments and musical software. He moved from being a musician to solo scoring for the TV... Read More →
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Adam Taylor

President - APM Music |   | Lori leads an independent consulting firm focused on helping companies optimize the strategic value of their customer contact technology and operations. Strategic Contact helps companies succeed through projects that develop and execute plans tied to... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 9:45am - 11:00am
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

ASCAP Members: Videotape a Message for Congress about Your Life as a Music Creator

For close to a century, ASCAP has been a leader in the area of advocacy and grassroots efforts focused on protecting the rights of creators. As part of our ongoing effort to inform and educate key Washington policy makers and legislators about the issues that affect music creators, we are looking to capture testimonials from our members and fellow creators at this year’s EXPO. If you would like to have your voice heard by your respective Members of Congress and others, please stop by Room 325 (near the 3rd Floor elevators) to record a brief video and, in your own words, articulate what being a music creator means to you!


Friday April 29, 2011 11:10am - 11:40am
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators

11:10am

Audio Impressions & West L.A. Music with Christopher L. Stone

Composer and inventor, Christopher L. Stone, winner of ASCAP’s Most Performed Background Scores five years in a row and creator of the award-winning string sample library, 70 DVZ Strings, will demonstrate his latest creations: Brillanti Philharmonic Brass and Early Instruments and Notation Switchblade. Designed by a composer for composers, it is a Mac/PC compatible plug-in recorded in London. Brillanti has over 50 orchestral and antique instruments as well as many playing styles, effects and pattern generators. Powered by DVZ®, Brillanti is fully divisi capable: choose from 1-4 players on a single MIDI track. All sounds are loaded at once so that you can move seamlessly between articulations. Audio Impressions’ Notation Switchblade is a standalone program that perfectly translates MIDI generated tuplets to printed score, including all styles and articulations.



Friday April 29, 2011 11:10am - 11:40am
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

Book Signing & Talk: Richard Courtney and George Cassidy’s Come Together

Musicians have taken many cues from The Beatles, as have producers, managers, engineers and the recording industry at large. Now, with the guidance of Richard Courtney and George Cassidy’s book Come Together, entrepreneurs can also garner insight and motivation from the most successful rock band of all time.  “I never thought anyone could come up with a new view of The Beatles story, but Richard and George have and give fresh insight to Beatles business.” - Tony Bramwell, Author of Magical Mystery Tour and VP of Apple Corps.



Friday April 29, 2011 11:10am - 11:40am
ASCAP Playback Stage 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

Etymotic

Hear and Demo the In-Ear Gear
Enhance your composing, mixing, monitoring and producing by using the right earphone equipment. Meet the Etymotic Research specialists who designed the first in-ear monitors as well as the artists and engineers who've been using them for two decades. The only thing remaining when the right earphones are selected is to make sure they are comfortable. On-site ear impressions can be taken if customization is desired.



Friday April 29, 2011 11:10am - 11:40am
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

MasterWriter

A powerful suite of songwriting tools
Best of Show Winner at MacWorld Expo and recipient of rave reviews in every major music magazine, MasterWriter is the most powerful suite of songwriting tools ever assembled in one program. MasterWriter is used by some of the world's most successful songwriters, including Gwen Stefani, Rob Thomas, Babyface Edmonds, Kenny Loggins, Jimmy Webb and Carole Bayer Sager. MasterWriter will take your songwriting to a new level. Witness this during the demo conducted by songwriter and founder, Barry DeVorzon. On-site discount offered plus a chance to win a free copy by attending.

 



Friday April 29, 2011 11:10am - 11:40am
Doheny 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

PMC, Prism Sound, Open Labs and Dangerous Music with Kannon “Caviar” Cross

Featured Guest: Kannon “Caviar” Cross, an award-winning composer and producer, who has worked with Macy Gray and T.I. Caviar will present the audience with his production skills in creating his successful signature sound, which made him the “to go to” producer for hit albums of people like T.I., Devin “the Dude” and R&B sensation Macy Gray. Creating beats, lyrics and flows are what Caviar will present the audience at the EXPO.




Friday April 29, 2011 11:10am - 11:40am
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

Songwriter Studio with Propellerhead Software, Line 6, Focusrite, Novation and KRK

Learn how to optimize your computer based studio output
The Songwriter Studio is a consortium of five companies who make music tools for musicians.  The studio comprises every part of the audio and control signal path needed for complete music production. Focusrite and Line 6 audio interfaces connect to a computer running Propellerhead's Record/Reason music software controlled by Novation Midi controller keyboards and monitored by KRK Systems headphones and speakers. These products offer musicians high grade sound and super usability at reasonable prices.  This is recording done right.



Friday April 29, 2011 11:10am - 11:40am
Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

Sponsor Sessions
Friday April 29, 2011 11:10am - 11:40am
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

11:10am

West L.A. Music

Daily giveaways and very special pricing for all
Meet product reps and demo the latest gear from Yamaha, Steinberg, Roland, Audio Impressions, PreSonus, Kala Ukulele, UBass, IK Multimedia, Boss, Cakewalk and others.  Once in a lifetime discounts will be offered to EXPO attendees with product giveaways being announced daily.


Friday April 29, 2011 11:10am - 11:40am
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:45am

Road Warriors: How Touring Can Drive Your Career (Presented by Celebrity Coaches)

Touring has long been a significant source of income for performing songwriters. But as many artists will tell you (or write a song about it), life on the road isn’t easy, and it isn’t for everybody. There are some valuable lessons to be learned from those who have learned the hard way how to tour smart. Hear tips on how to succeed on the road from this group of road veterans.


Panelists
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Dan Bern

Songwriter, Performer – “Talkin' Woody, Bob, Bruce & Dan Blues” Film: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Get Him to the Greek   Dan Bern is best known for his prolific songwriting and electric live persona. He has released a dozen albums while spending well over a decade performing everywhere from coffee shops to Carnegie Hall. Since releasing his first album in 1997, Bern has built a strong underground following based on prodigious touring and output of songs in all forms. Since 2007, Bern has focused much of his talent and sharp wit on writing songs for movies and other projects he composed over a dozen songs for the Jake Kasdan/Judd Apatow spoof-biopic Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and wrote the title song for Jonathan... Read More →
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Jonatha Brooke

Songwriter, Performer - "Linger," "Because I Told You So," "So Much Mine" Film: "I'll Try" (from Return to Neverland)   Jonatha Brooke has been writing songs, making records and touring since her early days in Boston with her band The Story, releasing two albums on Elektra Records, Grace in Gravity and The Angel in the House. In 1995 she released her first of two solo albums on MCA/Universal, Plumb followed by Ten Cent Wings in... Read More →
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Kevin Lyman

President - 4Fini, Inc. | Kevin Lyman began his career booking bands for his university and as a roadie for then unknown acts such as the Untouchables, The Bangles and Bad Religion. Later, he worked as a promoter rep for seminal punk rock and metal bands, working in many of t... Read More →
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Ice Cream Man

Touring and Festival Veteran   Ice Cream Man travels the country giving away free ice cream. Over the last six years he has driven over 100,000 miles while giving away over 325,000 free ice creams.  Matt Allen decided six years ago that he was going to find a way to build a business based on giving away free ice cream at set the goal of gifting half-a-million free treats... Read More →
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Matt Nathanson

Songwriter, Performer - "Come On Get Higher," “Car Crash," “Falling Apart,” Some Mad Hope   For Matt Nathanson, Some Mad Hope, Nathanson’s sixth studio album (and first for Vanguard), is in many ways his most fully realized work to date. Recorded over two and a half years, the 12-song set displays a sonic depth that dovetails perfectly with what he admits is a newfound songwriting confidence. The album featured the platinum hit... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 11:45am - 1:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:45am

Stage Write: Creating for Musical Theatre

Songwriter/composers Stephen Trask and Peter Yanowitz both come from rock music backgrounds. Trask has also had success in the theatre as composer and lyricist of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and writing for several films. Yanowitz has had great success working with artists such as The Wallflowers and Natalie Merchant as well as with his own band, Morningwood. Now, they are collaborating on two musical theatre projects -- 54, which the two are writing with Jersey Boys book writer Rick Elice, and the musical adaptation of the movie Clueless. Trask and Yanowitz will share their experience working together and will explore what it takes to create and launch a musical on Broadway today.


Panelists
avatar for Stephen Trask

Stephen Trask

Composer, Songwriter - Musical Theatre and Film: Hedwig and the Angry Inch Film:  The Back-up Plan , Little Fockers   Since 2003 Stephen Trask has been scoring films on both the independent and studio level for directors as diverse as Tom McCarthy (Station Agent, Miramax Films), Paul Weitz (In Good Company, American Dreamz, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, and Little Fockers, Universal Pictures), Todd Graff (Camp, IFC Productions/Jersey Films/Killer Films) Tamara Jenkins, (The Savages, Fox Searchlight), Jon Kasdan (In the Land of Women, Warner Brothers), Robert Benton (Feast of Love, MGM/Lakeshore), John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Fine Line), Sean Anders (Sex Drive, Summit Entertainment), Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Dreamworks/Paramount), and Alan Poul, (The Back-up Plan, CBS Films). Stephen first came to notice as the co-creator/composer/lyricist of the award winning stage musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which was developed into a feature film release by Fine Line Features and for which Stephen won an Obie Award, the Outter Critics Circle Award for Outstanding off-Broadway Musical, a 1998 New York Magazine Award, Drama Desk nominations for Outstanding Music, Lyrics and New Musical, a Grammy nomination for Best Cast Album, two GLAMA Awards, and Entertainment Weekly Best Soundtrack Award for... Read More →
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Peter Yanowitz

Songwriter, Composer - “Nth Degree,” “Carnival,” “Jealousy” Musical Theatre: 54   Peter Yanowitz, also known as Pedro Yanowitz, is an American musician and songwriter born in Chicago, Illinois. Yanowitz was the original drummer of The Wallflowers, and for Natalie Merchant on her first three solo records (Tigerlily, Ophelia, and Live in Concert, at the Neil Simon Theatre). He also played drums for Money Mark, Hand of Doom (a Black Sabbath tribute band), Melissa Auf Der Maur, and Nina Nastasia on her album Dogs... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 11:45am - 1:00pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

11:45am

The ASCAP Advantage: How ASCAP Can Help Your Career

ASCAP is the world leader in licensing your music and paying you royalties, but ASCAP also offers a world of services to its members. From Member Access (both online and through our iPhone app) to ASCAPlus Awards to workshops and showcases, ASCAP is a multifaceted membership organization. This panel of key ASCAP staff will detail our wide range of services and benefits, and explain what ASCAP is doing to create new revenue streams in the digital world. If you are not a member yet or are a member of another performing rights organization, come find out why ASCAP is the right choice!



Friday April 29, 2011 11:45am - 1:00pm
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

11:45am

Two Sides of the Coin: Music Publishing – Side 2, "The Independents"

This two-part panel series offers valuable information to writers interested in connecting with music publishers, who continue to shape the future of the music business in the digital era. This discussion among the creative heads of some of the industry's leading independent publishing companies will reveal who they are signing, how songwriters can best prepare to gain their attention, where the revenues are and how their approach to publishing differs today vs. years ago. The first panel, Side 1, "The Majors,” will be presented on Thursday, April 28th at 1:00pm in Hollywood Ballroom #2. By attending both panels you will learn how they differ, how they each make creative decisions and how emerging songwriters can get a seat at the table. 


Panelists
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Tom DeSavia

VP, Creative – Notable Music   Following a three year stint as a music journalist, DeSavia worked in ASCAP Membership from 1989 to 1996 in the Pop/Rock membership department. He left to join Elektra Entertainment's A&R department from 1996 - 2001, and then rejoined ASCAP from 2... Read More →
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Chris DuBois

Managing Partner - Sea Gayle Music | Songwriter - "Who Needs Pictures," "We Danced," "Wrapped Around," "19 Somethin'" | Chris DuBois worked as Director of Membership for ASCAP Nashville from 1993 to 1999.  Chris left ASCAP in March of 1999 to form Sea Gayle Music with partners Brad Paisley and Frank... Read More →
avatar for Justin Kalifowitz

Justin Kalifowitz

President - Downtown Music Publishing | Co-Founder - Songtrust | | Justin Kalifowitz is President of Downtown Music Publishing and a partner at Downtown Music, where he oversees the company's rights management, licensing and related businesses. Since forming Downtown Music Publishing in 2007, Justin has quickly developed a catalog of over 12,000 titles under management. Professional songwriters signed by Downtown have recently penned hit singles for artists such as Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Taio Cruz--and in February, 2011 Billboard Magazine named Downtown as one of the Top 10 publishers in America. Most recently, Justin co-founded Songtrust, the world's first online music publishing solution for early-stage songwriters and artists. Prior to joining Downtown, Justin spent six years as Head of... Read More →
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Sam Kling

VP, A&R and Film & TV - peermusic   Sam joined peermusic in 2007 as VP of A&R, bringing with him a 15-year history of a creative and entrepreneurial approach to the music industry. With expertise in synchronization, he was promoted to VP of A&R and Film & Television in 2008. Sam is responsible for overseeing all synchronization licensing activities as well as discovering and developing new talent for peermusic. Sam began his career in the early '90s by co-founding Madgroove Entertainment, an independent management and Grammy-nominated production company representing multi-platinum recording artists such as Snow and producer Danny P. Madgroove, whose production credits include Bush, Meredith Brooks, and the Backstreet Boys among several others. In 2004, Sam moved to Los Angeles where he was appointed VP of Film... Read More →
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Barbara Vander Linde

VP, Creative - Disney Music Publishing | | A music publishing veteran, Barbara worked for Rondor Music International for over 10 years before joining Disney in 2007. Over the course of her career, Barbara has worked with countless songwriters including Will Jennings, Gerry Gof... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 11:45am - 1:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:45am

Women Behind The Music

This panel of incredibly gifted women in R&B will share their experiences in navigating the music industry – the obstacles they overcame, the mistakes and smart choices they made, the opportunities they seized – on their way to achieving creative and career success.


Panelists
avatar for Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona

Songwriter, Artist – “It Kills Me,” “Give It to Me Right,” “Ay Yo,” The Bridge    With the release of The Bridge, Los Angeles-based Toronto native Melanie Fiona emerged as one of 2009’s breakout stars, appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon among others. The... Read More →
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Cri$tyle “The Ink” Johnson

Songwriter - “Only Girl (in the World),” "Touch My Body," "The 1," "Angel"   In just a few years, Cri$tyle has scored placements with international sensation Natasha Bedingfield, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé and Rihanna.  A Georgia native, it didn’t take much for a young Cri$tyle to envision musical... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin

Songwriter - "Before You Walk Out of My Life," "It Kills Me," "Better in Time," "Don't Let Go (Love)"
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Kelly Price

Songwriter, Artist - "Friend of Mine," “You Should've Told Me,” Soul of a Woman, Mirror Mirror   When you listen to Kelly Price, it‘s evident that she creates music from her soul. The results of her efforts are illustrated on her new album, Kelly, backed by the production talents of Warryn Campbell, Shep Crawford, Jazz Nixon, Stokley Williams (featuring Mint Condition), as well as musician Dontae Winslow. The lead single... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 11:45am - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

1:00pm

Desmond Child's Master Class in Songwriting
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY

Attendees were randomly pre-selected and confirmed to participate in this intimate and intensive master class with hit songwriter Desmond Child, who will explore the art of songwriting, lyrics, melody, structure and other elements integral to a well-crafted song.  As all participants have confirmed, there are no openings or waiting list spots available.


Panelists
avatar for Desmond Child

Desmond Child

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 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 over 300 million albums worldwide. Child's career has been highlighted by a stunning array of diversity. His collaborations run the gamut... from Bon Jovi... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Los Feliz 3rd Floor

1:00pm

Lunch Roundtables with Panelists (Presented by O.N.E., One Natural Experience)
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY

175 attendees who signed up for the Lunch Roundtables will meet with four different panelists in small group settings. This is the first time this event has been offered, and it sold out very quickly. There are no openings or waiting list spots available.


Panelists
avatar for Jennifer Blakeman

Jennifer Blakeman

SVP, Creative - Universal Music Publishing Group; Songwriter, Musician |   Jennifer has enjoyed a successful 27 year career spanning every aspect of the music business including work as: Warner Bros recording artist (albums produced by Eddie Van Halen/Ted Templeman); Touring/Live keyboardist (Billy Idol, Savage Garden, etc); and... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Conceison

Michelle Conceison

Founder - Market Monkeys     Michelle Conceison is the founder of Boston music marketing and management company Market Monkeys. A veteran of ad agencies in Boston, Chicago and San Francisco, Conceison has worked with major brands including AT&T, Bank of America, General Motors, Adidas, Timberland, eMusic, Sirius/XM, and Musician's Friend (Guitar Center). She bought the first keywords Google sold in 1999, and has been involved in many Internet milestone moments. As VP Director of Media, she built Search practices at Arnold, Digitas and Starcom. She is known and respected in the Search Marketing... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Keller, Esq.

Jordan Keller, Esq.

Attorney - Lassiter, Tidwell, Davis, Keller & Hogan, PLLC   Jordan Keller is a third generation entertainment industry veteran whose law practice covers a range of specialties, including copyrights, trademarks, IP valuations, rights of publicity, contract negotiations, licensing, estate and probate matters involving intellectual property, litigation, fiduciary interactions, and technology issues. Keller grew up in the entertainment industry giving him an intimate working knowledge of the many legal pitfalls of doing business in the worlds of music, theatre, film and television. His grandfather, Herman Steiger, developed the first "legal" fake book, which provided music royalties to songwriters and publishers for the first time. His father, Jack Keller, wrote the television theme song to Bewitched, among many others... Read More →
avatar for Matthew J. Middleton, Esq.

Matthew J. Middleton, Esq.

Partner, Attorney - Simon, Eisenberg & Baum LLP   Matthew J. Middleton is a Partner at the law firm of Simon, Eisenberg & Baum LLP and is the head of the firm’s entertainment law practice group.  Mr. Middleton has over 13 years of experience as a transactional attorney providing counsel to recording artists, songwriters, television... Read More →
avatar for Dan Foliart

Dan Foliart

President - The Society of Composers & Lyricists | Composer – TV: The Secret Life of the American Teenager, 7th Heaven, Home Improvement, Roseanne, Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley   ASCAP Board Member Dan Foliart's music has been indelibly etched on the landscape of network te... Read More →
avatar for Eric Galen

Eric Galen

Founder & CEO – Music180   As an artist development evangelist, Eric works with many of today’s top publishers, labels and producers to help find and develop tomorrow’s great artists and songwriters.  After experiencing both the “old” and “new” music industries firsthand as an entrepreneur, musician, manager and music attorney, Eric started Music180.com to help upcoming songwriters and artists develop their music and... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Gorley

Ashley Gorley

Songwriter - “You’re Gonna Miss This,” "Then," "All-American Girl," “It Won’t Be Like This for Long”   Ashley Gorley was ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year in 2009, also receiving song of the year honors for "You're Gonna Miss This" performed by Trace Adkins.  He was nominated for CMA Song of the Year twice, won the ACM Single of the Year award in 2009, and wrote two of the five songs nominated for Country Song of the Year at the 2009... Read More →
avatar for Jimmy Harry

Jimmy Harry

Producer, Songwriter – “Sober,” "Touch of My Hand,” “Supermodel,” “Put Yourself in My Place” |   | Highlights of Jimmy Harry’s career include co-producing and co-writing the title track from Pink’s 2008 platinum Funhouse (LaFace), and co-producing the album’s gold single “Sober&rdquo... Read More →
avatar for David Hoffman

David Hoffman

Director, Creative Services - Shapiro Bernstein Music   David Hoffman is the Director of Creative Services at Shapiro Bernstein Music Publishing, one of America's oldest independent publishing companies. His responsibilities include; A&R rep, TV/Film/Advertising placement person, song plugger and he also acts as copyright... Read More →
avatar for Scott Jacoby

Scott Jacoby

Producer, Composer, Engineer - “Wanna Be,” “Freedom Now,” “Life Gets in the Way”   Scott Jacoby is a Grammy Award-winning producer, composer, engineer, musician and recording artist. He has produced artists and written songs in all genres of popular music for record albums, television and film and his work has won awards and topped charts in numerous countries... Read More →
avatar for Suzan Koc

Suzan Koc

VP, Creative - BMG Rights Management |   | Suzan started in the music business at Warner/Chappell France in 1989. She was there for seven years as Head of International. In 1996, Suzan moved to NY (and LA in 1997) to work for Hit&Run Music Publishing as VP of Creative up until it was sold in... Read More →
avatar for Liz Leahy

Liz Leahy

Founder and CEO - Section 101   Elizabeth Leahy is founder and CEO of Section 101, a New York based interactive company that develops new ways for musicians to market, promote and monetize their brand.  Liz’s company has created a revolutionary solution that provides artists with online branding, content management, marketing, and analytics all in one platform, enabling a richer experience for fans while propelling the Artist toward greater... Read More →
avatar for Jon Lind

Jon Lind

SVP, A&R – Hollywood Records | Songwriter – “Boogie Wonderland,” “Crazy for You,” “Save the Best for Last” |   | Jon Lind is a veteran music man who has tasted success in the music business from almost every angle – songwriter, musician, artist, producer and A&R executive. As a songwriter... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan McHugh

Jonathan McHugh

SVP, Soundtracks & Supervision - Island/Def Jam (Universal Music Group) | Guild of Music Supervisors |   | Jonathan McHugh has spent 20 plus years in the music and film businesses.  McHugh was recently appointed Senior Vice President of Film, TV & Soundtracks, Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJ) where he will seek to create opportunities for the IDJ roster through music placements in films, TV and video games. He will also music supervise films and look for soundtracks to produce for... Read More →
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Needlz

Producer, Engineer - "Just the Way You Are," "Till I Get There," "Piggy Bank," "Bust Ya Guns" | It's easy to assume that producer Khari "Needlz" Cain is just your average guy harboring a guiltless obsession for vintage records. However, after you listen to his musical arsenal and take a look at his A-List clientele, it is clear that his unique sound has the hardiness of a veteran tastemaker. Needlz challenges musical boundaries by carving out his own identity in today's highly competitive market. His list of production credits resembles a musical collage of hip-hop and... Read More →
avatar for Erika Nuri

Erika Nuri

Songwriter - “When I See You,” "Fatal"   As a founding member of The Writing Camp (TWC), the Hollywood-based songwriting, production, publishing and music supervision collective, Nuri's finger rests firmly on the pulse of what drives the modern music business. Her recent successes include the #2 charting UK single... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Spanberger

Kathy Spanberger

President and Chief Operating Officer - peermusic   Kathy Spanberger, a music publisher born in the Bronx, New York, is currently celebrating her 32nd year with peermusic, having joined the company in 1979 after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at UCLA. After working in... Read More →
avatar for Evan Taubenfeld

Evan Taubenfeld

Songwriter, Producer - "Don't Tell Me," "Hot," "Innocence"   Evan Taubenfeld is a songwriter, producer and recording artist based in Los Angeles. After deferring acceptance to the Berklee College of Music in 2001, he was hired by Avril Lavigne as her lead guitarist and musical director. From 2001-2004, he toured the world in support of... Read More →
avatar for Emily White

Emily White

Co-Founder, Artist Manager - Whitesmith Entertainment   Emily White is co-founder of Whitesmith Entertainment, a talent management firm based in New York and Los Angeles specializing in Music and Comedy.  Along with co-founder Keri Smith Esguia, Whitesmith has built their reputation on launching artists using models rooted in internet marketing, fan engagement, and tour development spawning various revenue streams and setting the foundation for long-term... Read More →
avatar for Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Songwriter, Actor – “Evergreen,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “The Rainbow Connection” | President and Chairman of the Board - ASCAP |   | Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning Hall of Fame songwriter and President & Chairman of the Board of ASCAP. Paul Williams' career in music really began in 1967 when his acting career stalled, proof once again that "No" is often a gift. He began writing for his own amusement and happily discovered his life's work. Williams' songs include: "We've Only Just Begun," "An Old Fashioned Love Song," "Evergreen," "Rainy Days And Mondays," "I... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Twist Restaurant 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

ASCAP Members: Videotape a Message for Congress about Your Life as a Music Creator

For close to a century, ASCAP has been a leader in the area of advocacy and grassroots efforts focused on protecting the rights of creators. As part of our ongoing effort to inform and educate key Washington policy makers and legislators about the issues that affect music creators, we are looking to capture testimonials from our members and fellow creators at this year’s EXPO. If you would like to have your voice heard by your respective Members of Congress and others, please stop by Room 325 (near the 3rd Floor elevators) to record a brief video and, in your own words, articulate what being a music creator means to you!


Friday April 29, 2011 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators

1:10pm

Etymotic

Hear and Demo the In-Ear Gear
Enhance your composing, mixing, monitoring and producing by using the right earphone equipment. Meet the Etymotic Research specialists who designed the first in-ear monitors as well as the artists and engineers who've been using them for two decades. The only thing remaining when the right earphones are selected is to make sure they are comfortable. On-site ear impressions can be taken if customization is desired.



Friday April 29, 2011 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Harry Fox Agency

How Does HFA Benefit Songwriters
Not sure what Harry Fox Agency does? Join Adam Tully, a talented musician and member of HFA's Publisher Services team, for an overview of how affiliating with the nation's leading music rights organization can benefit you, the songwriter. He will also talk about Songfile, the trailblazing online tool that makes licensing cover songs fast and easy. Adam will be on hand to answer questions to help you navigate the ever-changing music landscape.


Friday April 29, 2011 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Doheny 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Lunch Break & Sponsor Sessions
Friday April 29, 2011 1:10pm - 2:25pm
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

1:10pm

PMC, Prism Sound, Open Labs and Dangerous Music with Dave Isaac

Featured Guest: Dave Isaac, a multiple Grammy Award-winning producer and engineer, who has worked with Marcus Miller, Anita Baker, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Me’Shell Ndegeocello and Stevie Wonder. Dave will be presenting two projects from his work with Marcus Miller and show you how to get that “Marcus bass sound!" Dave has developed a video tutorial website (www.mixsensei.com) aimed at the music and audio industry in which he and other award-winning engineers/producers and musicians share all their knowledge.



Friday April 29, 2011 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Songwriter Studio with Propellerhead Software, Line 6, Focusrite, Novation and KRK

Learn how to optimize your computer based studio output
The Songwriter Studio is a consortium of five companies who make music tools for musicians.  The studio comprises every part of the audio and control signal path needed for complete music production. Focusrite and Line 6 audio interfaces connect to a computer running Propellerhead's Record/Reason music software controlled by Novation Midi controller keyboards and monitored by KRK Systems headphones and speakers. These products offer musicians high grade sound and super usability at reasonable prices.  This is recording done right.



Friday April 29, 2011 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Sponsor Session: Avid - Elevate Your Music

Elevate Your Music
From platinum-selling albums, worldwide concert tours and blockbuster films to music and movies made at home, Avid makes the gear that empowers you to unleash your creativity. Come experience our diverse audio product line firsthand—including world-class software, interfaces, studio monitors, keyboards, and other solutions at a variety of price points to suit every budget. As you watch, Avid product specialist Brian Carter will build out a song in real time using Pro Tools® 9 software, an M-Audio® Axiom® controller, Mbox® Pro audio interface, and more. Come see how you can elevate your music with Avid. After the main demonstration, Brian will sit down with acclaimed songwriters Stephen Bray (Madonna) and Tony Shepperd (Backstreet Boys, Kenny Loggins) and discuss the important role of Pro Tools in their creative process.


Panelists
avatar for Stephen Bray

Stephen Bray

Songwriter - "Express Yourself," "Into the Groove" Broadway: The Color Purple   Stephen Bray began his music studies with private instruction, choir practice, and lots of Motor City radio in his native Detroit.  He continued training at Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 1980, he began a ten year collaboration with Madonna resulting in a wave of top ten hits that became signature songs of the 80's including... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

West L.A. Music

Daily giveaways and very special pricing for all
Meet product reps and demo the latest gear from Yamaha, Steinberg, Roland, Audio Impressions, PreSonus, Kala Ukulele, UBass, IK Multimedia, Boss, Cakewalk and others.  Once in a lifetime discounts will be offered to EXPO attendees with product giveaways being announced daily.



Friday April 29, 2011 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Yamaha & West L.A. Music with Ellis Hall

Recording and producing your songs with Ellis Hall and the Yamaha MOX

Ellis Hall is a multi-instrumentalist virtuoso and dynamic vocalist who has performed and recorded with a literal Who’s Who of musical elite, including Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, George Benson, Michael McDonald, John Mayer, Herbie Hancock, Earth Wind & Fire, Natalie Cole, James Taylor, George Duke, Huey Lewis and the News, Taj Mahal, and his musical mentor Ray Charles. Combining MOTIF technology with new USB computer integration technology, the MOX series is the most powerful, mobile and affordable Yamaha music workstation ever. They are destined to bring MOTIF music production power to a whole new generation of players.



Friday April 29, 2011 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:30pm

Master Session with Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre is one of the most popular and performed composers of our generation. His choral CD, Cloudburst, became an international bestseller, topping the classical charts and earning a Grammy nomination.  Conducting his own professional choir for his first recording after signing with Decca, the album Light & Gold went to number one on the classical charts on both sides of the Atlantic immediately following its release.  His Virtual Choir projects on YouTube have been shared by a vast audience worldwide, and his award-winning musical, Paradise Lost, featuring a huge chorus, 7 soloists, electronica, Taiko drummers and DJ, will get a new life this year with a performance in Los Angeles (Disney Hall, June 25).  Plans are in the works for a stage show and soundtrack recording. Learn from one of our most innovative and popular composers about writing some of the most performed pieces in our choral and band repertoire through to a major work for the London Symphony, working with Hans Zimmer for Disney and speaking at TED.com.


Panelists
avatar for Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre

Composer – Light & Gold, Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings, Cloudburst   Eric Whitacre is one of the most performed composers of our generation whose compositions are the subject of scholarly and doctoral works. He was invited to address the 2010 UN Leader’s programme and the 2011 TED conference in California. Whitacre completed his first concert work when he was 21 and earned his Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

2:30pm

Master Session with Jermaine Dupri Interviewed by Johntá Austin

Grammy Award winner Jermaine Dupri first made a name for himself in 1992 when he signed and produced the quadruple-platinum teenage rappers Kriss Kross to his So So Def Record label. Throughout his career, he has helped further the careers of a roster of talented artists with his platinum songwriting and production, including Aaliyah, Bow Wow, Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey, Chingy, Da Brat, Destiny's Child, Dru Hill, Aretha Franklin, Janet Jackson, Jagged Edge, Jay-Z, Elton John, Lil' Kim, Ludacris, MC Lyte, Monica, Nas, Notorious B.I.G., Run DMC, Jessica Simpson, TLC, Tyrese, Usher and Xscape, to name a few. Grammy Award winner Johntá Austin has written hits for Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige and Mariah Carey, among others, but is also a successful recording artist on his own. In this conversation, Austin and Dupri will provide insight into the art and business of writing and producing for some of the most successful musical artists of our time.


Panelists
avatar for Johntá Austin

Johntá Austin

Songwriter - "Shake It Off," "We Belong Together," "Be Without You," "Shortie Like Mine"   Music industry insiders know him as the Grammy-winning ‘go-to’ writer which is why the legendary Whitney Houston, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, multi-platinum artist Usher and hitmaker Chris Brown have tracks on projects by this Atlanta... Read More →
avatar for Jermaine Dupri

Jermaine Dupri

Songwriter, Producer – “We Belong Together,” “Jump,” “My Boo,” “Grillz”   Jermaine Dupri first made a name for himself in 1992 when he signed and produced the quadruple platinum teenage rappers Kriss Kross to his So So Def Record label. Throughout his career he has helped further the careers of a roster of talented artists with his platinum songwriting and production, including Aaliyah, Bow Wow, Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey, Chingy, Da Brat, Destiny's Child, Dru Hill, Aretha Franklin, Janet Jackson, Jagged Edge, Jay-Z, Elton John, Lil' Kim, Ludacris, MC Lyte, Monica, Nas, Notorious B.I.G., Run DMC, Jessica Simpson, TLC, Tyrese, Usher, and Xcape, to name a... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

2:30pm

Beyond Marketing: Social Networking and Your Career (Presented by Billboard Pro)

Social media services such as Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, YouTube, blogs and the like, combined with innovative online tools and technology, provide music creators with great opportunities to build and connect with an audience as well as market, promote, play and sell your music. But to use them effectively, you need vision and a strategy. Learn from some experts and music creators on how you can take complete control of advancing your music career by harnessing the power of these online channels and services.


Panelists
avatar for Roy Elkins

Roy Elkins

Founder & CEO - Broadjam, Inc. | | | Roy Elkins is a well-known music technology entrepreneur who has been leading industry innovations for over twenty years. Elkins is the Founder and CEO of Broadjam Inc., serving independent musicians and industry giants such as the Academy of Country Music, Warner/Chappell, Yamaha and others. Broadjam.com, the... Read More →
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Joshua Engroff

SVP, Digital - Billboard   Joshua Engroff is the Senior Vice President of Digital at Prometheus Global Media, overseeing product development, strategy, marketing and ad operations for Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek Media, Clio Awards and Backstage. Prior to this, Josh was the Vice President of Digital for Billboard, leading all strategy and product development for Billboard.com, Billboard.biz, mobile applications, and the Billboard API. Before joining Billboard, Josh was the Co-founder and COO of Jango.com, where he managed product development and marketing, UX and front-end development, music streaming and infrastructure, music player development, and content partnerships. Josh began his career in 1998, when he co-founded the consumer software firm Dash.com (voted Best Shopping Tool of 1999 by Time Digital), followed by several years at Agency.com, where he led accounts with Discovery Networks, Sony, and Polo. Josh received his M.A. from Princeton University in 1997, and graduated cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Vermont in 1992 with a B.A. in... Read More →
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Ariel Hyatt

Founder – Ariel Publicity & Cyber PR   Ariel Hyatt is the founder of Ariel Publicity, a New York-based digital | PR firm whose Cyber PR campaigns place musicians and authors on blogs, podcasts and internet radio stations and help facilitate authentic relationships with key social media makers and... Read More →
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Laura Roppé

Songwriter, Artist - I'm Still Here, Girl Like This, "Float Away”   San Diego singer-songwriter Laura Roppé has released her sophomore album, I'm Still Here, produced by Matthew Embree, the frontman and lead guitarist of indie rock sensation Rx Bandits (whose music is featured on the latest iteration of the popular video game, Guitar Hero). Laura wrote all the songs for the album during and immediately following rigorous chemotherapy and radiation treatments for an aggressive form of breast cancer in 2009. I'm Still Here has received a glowing reception: "George Clooney" recently charted on Myspace; Laura's celebratory music video for the bucket list song has grabbed Top 30 or higher most-watched, "YouTube Honors" in Canada, Australia, Spain, India, Japan, France, Germany, and many others; European and UK radio is regularly airing tracks from I'm Still Here; respected UK music magazine, Maverick Magazine, raves that I'm Still Here is a five-star, "must-have" album (February 2011 issue); and influential music blogger Wildy's World has named I'm Still Here as Number 13 on its list of the Top 60 albums of 2010. On January 29, 2011, Laura debuted at No. 12 on Billboard Magazine's "Uncharted Music" Chart, a listing of the Top 50 emerging artists who have demonstrated significant on-line fan engagement. Back in 2008, Laura left her successful legal career behind and rocketed onto the San Diego music scene with her first album, Girl Like This. The... Read More →
avatar for Tay Zonday

Tay Zonday

Songwriter, Singer  - "Chocolate Rain" | Tay Zonday is a People’s Voice Award-nominated, YouTube Award-winning, Webby Award-winning singer-songwriter with more than 110 million video views on YouTube. Zonday blasted into the worldwide spotlight with his viral hit “Chocolate... Read More →



Friday April 29, 2011 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:30pm

Country Music Song Feedback

Engage in honest talk and receive valuable advice from country music industry experts in this song feedback session, during which a limited number of songs pre-submitted by registrants will be given feedback in front of an audience.


Panelists
avatar for Chris DuBois

Chris DuBois

Managing Partner - Sea Gayle Music | Songwriter - "Who Needs Pictures," "We Danced," "Wrapped Around," "19 Somethin'" | Chris DuBois worked as Director of Membership for ASCAP Nashville from 1993 to 1999.  Chris left ASCAP in March of 1999 to form Sea Gayle Music with partners Brad Paisley and Frank... Read More →
avatar for Ben Glover

Ben Glover

Songwriter - “Before the Morning,” “Let the Waters Rise,” “Savior, Please,” “The Lost Get Found”   Ben Glover is a songwriter and producer based in Nashville, TN.  Originally from Loveland, Colorado, a small city on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, Ben moved to Nashville in 2000 after signing his first... Read More →
avatar for Allison Jones

Allison Jones

VP, A&R – Big Machine Label Group   Allison Jones, currently the VP of A&R for Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co and Republic Nashville, is a 20-year veteran of the music business.  Her current roster of artists includes Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Jewel, The Band Perry, Rascal Flatts... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Singleton

Jonathan Singleton

Songwriter – “Watching Airplanes,” “Don’t”   Jonathan Singleton’s gritty guitars and blues-saturated vocals draw heavily from Memphis, while the stories and lyrical craft are pure Nashville. It’s a potent mix, born of a searching musical spirit. For years, this Jackson, TN-born guitarist/writer/singer drummed in his older... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

2:30pm

The Scream Team: A Discussion with Scream 4 Composer Marco Beltrami and Director Wes Craven (Presented by Variety)

As Scream 4 rolls into theatres, the film series' composer and director will discuss their longtime creative collaboration in revolutionizing the modern horror genre experience and developing one of the most successful pop culture franchises of our time.


Panelists
avatar for Marco Beltrami

Marco Beltrami

Composer - Film: The Hurt Locker, Scream 1-4, HellBoy, 3:10 to Yuma   Upon completing undergraduate study at Brown University, Marco Beltrami entered the Yale School of Music on a scholarship. His pursuit of music composition then lead him to Venice for a period of study with the Italian master, Luigi Nono, and then finally to Los Angeles to undertake a fellowship with Academy Award-winning composer, Jerry Goldsmith. While learning the technical aspects of film scoring, Beltrami completed orchestral commissions for the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the Sao Paulo State Orchestra and the Oakland East Bay Symphony. Marco landed Wes... Read More →
avatar for Wes Craven

Wes Craven

Director, Writer, Producer - Film: Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream 1-4, The Hills Have Eyes,  The People Under the Stairs   Wes Craven has become synonymous with genre bending and innovative horror, challenging audiences with his bold visions since the release of his first feature film, The Last House of the Left , which he wrote, directed, and edited in 1972... Read More →
avatar for Steven Gaydos

Steven Gaydos

Executive Editor, Features - Variety   Variety executive editor Steven Gaydos is responsible for over 250 editorial reports a year in both Daily and Weekly Variety, producing territorial surveys, film and TV market and festival reports, genre studies as well as business-oriented personality and corporate profiles. An editor with Variety since 1994, Gaydos created and directs the... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm

ASCAP Members: Videotape a Message for Congress about Your Life as a Music Creator

For close to a century, ASCAP has been a leader in the area of advocacy and grassroots efforts focused on protecting the rights of creators. As part of our ongoing effort to inform and educate key Washington policy makers and legislators about the issues that affect music creators, we are looking to capture testimonials from our members and fellow creators at this year’s EXPO. If you would like to have your voice heard by your respective Members of Congress and others, please stop by Room 325 (near the 3rd Floor elevators) to record a brief video and, in your own words, articulate what being a music creator means to you!


Friday April 29, 2011 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators

3:55pm

Bandzoogle

Websites for Music Creators
Bandzoogle is the most powerful website platform for music creators. It lets you build a full website without having to learn code or hire a web designer.  Bandzoogle also makes it easy to integrate marketing features to engage your fans, and commerce features allowing to you to sell your music and merch directly to them.  Come meet our experts, who will demo the site builder platform, discuss best practices for musician websites and show you many examples of websites that rock.


Friday April 29, 2011 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Doheny 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm

Etymotic

Hear and Demo the In-Ear Gear
Enhance your composing, mixing, monitoring and producing by using the right earphone equipment. Meet the Etymotic Research specialists who designed the first in-ear monitors as well as the artists and engineers who've been using them for two decades. The only thing remaining when the right earphones are selected is to make sure they are comfortable. On-site ear impressions can be taken if customization is desired.



Friday April 29, 2011 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm

PMC, Prism Sound, Open Labs and Dangerous Music with Ric’key Pageot

Sheila E. will no longer be appearing due to a scheduling conflict with performing with Prince in LA.
New Featured Guest: Ric’key Pageot. This multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, music director was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and presently lives in Los Angeles.  He became the youngest musical director ever hired by Cirque Du Soleil and led the band on their first arena production, Delirium, at the age of 28. They performed over 250 shows in the US and Europe. The large band consisted of an impressive group of eleven musicians and six lead singers, including Pageot's sensational singer and wife Dessy Di Lauro and Patti Labelle, Deborah Cox.  In 2009, Ric’key completed the international ‘Sticky & Sweet’ tour with none other than the queen of pop, Madonna,  playing keyboards and accordion during the concert and on the CD/DVD and has performed also with Diana Ross on her tour (More Today then Yesterday) He is now in the studio producing Dessy Di Lauro’s new up coming album, which first single "Why You Ragging Me?” has already won the Hollywood Music in Media Award for best R&B/Soul Song of the Year!Meanwhile Ric’key also found time to co-write and perform on Jill Scott’s upcoming Warner debut album!
At the ASCAP EXPO, Ric’key will be explaining his way of working and will present several of his musical projects as examples.


Friday April 29, 2011 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm

Songwriter Studio with Propellerhead Software, Line 6, Focusrite, Novation and KRK

Learn how to optimize your computer based studio output
The Songwriter Studio is a consortium of five companies who make music tools for musicians.  The studio comprises every part of the audio and control signal path needed for complete music production. Focusrite and Line 6 audio interfaces connect to a computer running Propellerhead's Record/Reason music software controlled by Novation Midi controller keyboards and monitored by KRK Systems headphones and speakers. These products offer musicians high grade sound and super usability at reasonable prices.  This is recording done right.



Friday April 29, 2011 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm

Sponsor Sessions
Friday April 29, 2011 3:55pm - 4:25pm
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

3:55pm

West L.A. Music

Design Your Dream Home Music Production Studio
William Jenkins, Westlake/West L.A. Music Music’s Manger of Technical Services, will offer a straight forward, cost effective approach to designing your dream home music production studio. William will discuss how to select the proper equipment, speakers, room acoustic treatment, control surface/mixers, software, computer and microphones. Everything you need to know to get the most out of your investment.

 


Friday April 29, 2011 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm

West L.A. Music

Daily giveaways and very special pricing for all
Meet product reps and demo the latest gear from Yamaha, Steinberg, Roland, Audio Impressions, PreSonus, Kala Ukulele, UBass, IK Multimedia, Boss, Cakewalk and others.  Once in a lifetime discounts will be offered to EXPO attendees with product giveaways being announced daily.


Friday April 29, 2011 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:30pm

"I Create Music" Interview GO YOUR OWN WAY: Lindsey Buckingham Interviewed by Sara Bareilles

Lindsey Buckingham's career began to take off when he and Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac's core lineup of drummer Mick Fleetwood, bassist John McVie and keyboardist/singer Christine McVie in early 1974. The former blues band, with the addition of "Buckingham Nicks," immediately morphed into a pop hit-making wonder. The group's eponymous album contained smash singles, including Buckingham's "Monday Morning," "World Turning" and "I'm So Afraid." However, it was their next album, 1977's Rumours, which launched the group into the pop stratosphere, propelled by Lindsey's tunes "Go Your Own Way" and "Second Hand News." Rumours earned the group a Grammy Award for Best Album of the Year and it remains one of the best selling albums of all time. Over the next several years, Buckingham was the principal producer on all of Fleetwood Mac's projects, including the experimental double album Tusk, Mirage and Tango in the Night. In the early '80s, Buckingham launched his solo career with Law and Order, which spawned the Top 10 hit "Trouble." Other solo hits included "Go Insane" and "Holiday Road." Buckingham's career has continued to flourish—his critically acclaimed Under the Skin, released in 2006, was followed by the exceptional DVD, Live at the Bass Performance Hall and 2008's Gift of Screws. His next solo project is scheduled for release later this year. As a member of Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

This is sure to be a fascinating interview. Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles achieved mainstream success in 2007 with her hit single “Love Song,” sold over 1 million records worldwide and was nominated for three Grammys. She will talk to Buckingham about his phenomenal career, both in a band and as a solo artist, his creative process and how he wrote some of the most monumental music of our time.


Panelists
avatar for Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles

Songwriter, Artist – “King of Anything," “Love Song,” Kaleidoscope Heart, Little Voice | | Hi. It’s me, Sara. As I’ve said before, I don’t do those fancy bios. So sue me.  Kaleidoscope Heart is my new album, and I’m beyond proud of this collection of songs, in no small part due to the fact it was like pulling teeth to write them. We spent the better part of three years touring and supporting my first record, Little Voice, and by the end of that process I was completely burnt out. We had some unforgettable high points as | well as some very humbling low ones, and like any good rollercoaster... Read More →
avatar for Lindsey Buckingham

Lindsey Buckingham

SPECIAL "I CREATE MUSIC" INTERVIEW | Songwriter, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Performer – Rumours, “Go Your Own Way,” “Trouble,” “Holiday Road” | Lindsey Buckingham's career began to take off when he and Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac's core lineup of drummer Mick Fleetwood, bassist John McVie and keyboardist/singer Christine McVie in early 1974. The former blues band, with the addition of "Buckingham Nicks," immediately morphed into a pop hit-making wonder. The group's eponymous album contained smash singles, including Buckingham's "Monday Morning," "World Turning" and "I'm So Afraid." However, it was their next album, 1977's Rumours, which launched the group into the pop stratosphere, propelled by Lindsey's tunes "Go Your Own Way" and "Second Hand News." Rumours earned the group a Grammy Award for Best Album of the Year and it remains one of the best selling albums of all time. Over the next several years, Buckingham was the principal producer on all of Fleetwood Mac's projects, including the experimental double-album Tusk, Mirage and Tango in the Night. In the early '80s, Buckingham launched his solo career with Law and Order, which spawned the Top 10 hit "Trouble." Other solo hits included "Go Insane" and "Holiday Road." Buckingham's career has continued to... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

6:00pm

ASCAP EXPO Attendee Showcase (Presented by GigMaven with support from West L.A. Music)

ASCAP is pleased to present the Attendee Showcase, featuring those independent songwriters who pre-submitted music via GigMaven and were chosen by our panel of experts to perform before the EXPO audience. EXPO panelist and Hawaiian contemporary folk rock singer-songwriter Anuhea will give a special guest performance.


Panelists
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Anuhea

With a delicate balance of fragility, strength and sass, Hawaiian born singer/songwriter Anuhea blends engaging lyrics, acoustic soul, pop, rap and reggae into a style that has earned her a reputation as Hawaii's #1 female artist. Anuhea's signature guitar rhythms, sultry vocals... Read More →



Friday April 29, 2011 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

8:00pm

"I Create Music" Center Stage Friday

Enjoy some great live music from this diverse and successful group of ASCAP songwriters, who will treat the audience to acoustic performances of some of their most iconic songs.


Panelists
avatar for Jonatha Brooke

Jonatha Brooke

Songwriter, Performer - "Linger," "Because I Told You So," "So Much Mine" Film: "I'll Try" (from Return to Neverland)   Jonatha Brooke has been writing songs, making records and touring since her early days in Boston with her band The Story, releasing two albums on Elektra Records, Grace in Gravity and The Angel in the House. In 1995 she released her first of two solo albums on MCA/Universal, Plumb followed by Ten Cent Wings in... Read More →
avatar for Steve Kipner

Steve Kipner

Songwriter, Producer - "Breakeven," "These Words," "Live Like We're Dying," "The Man Who Can't Be Moved"   Steve Kipner is a multi-platinum-selling songwriter and record producer whose hits span four decades and include iconic hits like Olivia Newton-John's "Physical,”  Chicago's Grammy-nominated "Hard Habit to... Read More →
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Rick Nowels

Songwriter, Producer - "Fallin' for You," “Game Of Love,” “White Flag,” “Standing Still”   Rick Nowels is a Grammy and Ivor Novello Award-winning songwriter / producer who has worked with many of the most vibrant artists in contemporary music. He is a multi-instrumentalist who incorporates contemporary sounds and rhythms into classic songwriting. Working with some of the most innovative programmers and musicians, he has had numerous hit records with Madonna, Dido, John Legend, Colbie Caillet, Nelly Furtado, New Radicals, Texas, Ronan Keating, Melanie C, Jewel, 2Pac, Sonique and Santana. In 2009 Rick topped the US album chart twice, with Keith Urban's Defying Gravity and with Colbie Caillat's Breakthrough albums, including the US # 1 single "Fallin' for You." In 2010 his songs on the new Katie Melua album The House also topped the charts Europe-wide. In the recent past Rick worked with Nelly Furtado, John Legend, Sia and Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens). Rick's history of writing worldwide smashes includes Dido's... Read More →
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Tommy Sims

Songwriter, Producer – “Streets of Philadelphia,” “Change the World,” “Fairy Tale,” “It Don’t Matter to the Sun”   Tommy Sims began dabbling in music as a teenager in Chicago in the 1970s. Tommy’s organic approach to writing, performing and producing was refined at Western Michigan College, continuing across three decades, many genres and with artists across the world. He has won landmark Grammys for work with Eric Clapton, Babyface and Israel Houghton... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Highlands Hollwood & Highlands Complex

8:30pm

Evening Performances at the Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge

Join us at night at the Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge (1st floor) and enjoy live performances from songwriters. Check your program book and hotel lobby area for details.


Friday April 29, 2011 8:30pm - Saturday April 30, 2011 12:15am
Hotel Lobby Lounge Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge (1st Floor)
 
Saturday, April 30
 

8:30am

Registration Open
Saturday April 30, 2011 8:30am - 5:00pm
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

9:30am

ASCAP EXPO Boutique

Get your official EXPO & ASCAP merch, pick up the latest music industry books, and purchase access to video content from this year's EXPO panels.


Saturday April 30, 2011 9:30am - 4:15pm
3rd Floor 3rd Floor

9:30am

The ASCAP Room

Learn about ASCAP Member Access and speak to an ASCAP Member Services representative. Also, you can pick up your registration bag here.


Saturday April 30, 2011 9:30am - 4:15pm
Trousdale Estates 3rd Floor

9:30am

Exhibits Open
Saturday April 30, 2011 9:30am - 4:15pm
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

9:45am

Copyright Issues Facing Music Creators

In this era of digital distribution of copyrighted works, the ability for music creators to make a living from their work is being challenged by digital piracy and new business models that are not generating fair
compensation (or any compensation) for songwriters and composers. Don't miss this important discussion of the key legislative and copyright issues that impact music creators.  What's at stake for the future?  How can music creators make their best case to members of Congress?  How can you become more involved in the legislative process?  If you care about your future in music, don't miss this session.


Panelists
avatar for Linda T. Sánchez (U.S. Rep. (D-CA))

Linda T. Sánchez (U.S. Rep. (D-CA))

Senior Member – House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet   Recognized by her colleagues and the national media as a leading voice for working families, judiciary, and trade matters, Linda Sánchez has represented California’s 39th Congressional district since 2003. Congresswoman... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Aistars

Sandra Aistars

Executive Director - Copyright Alliance   Sandra Aistars is the Executive Director of the Copyright Alliance, a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization of artists, producers and distributors from across the copyright spectrum. She is also the chairman of the Copyright Alliance Education Foundation, which provides copyright resources for K-12 educators and classrooms. She is a frequent speaker on intellectual property and new media topics at a variety of venues. Prior to joining the Alliance, Sandra served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Time Warner Inc. In her role at Time Warner, Aistars coordinated the... Read More →
avatar for Irwin Z. Robinson

Irwin Z. Robinson

VP, Industry Affairs - Cromwell Music | Chairman - National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) | Co-Chair - ASCAP Board Legislative Committee   Irwin Z. Robinson is Vice President, Industry Affairs for Cromwell Music. Headquartered in New York, Mr. Robinson formerly served as Chairman of Paramount Allegra Music, the worldwide music publishing division of Viacom's Paramount Pictures. Mr. Robinson formerly served as Chairman and CEO of Famous Music Publishing since 1992. When Viacom sold Famous to Sony/ATV in 2007, it was ranked as one of the industry's top 10 companies. Before leading Famous, Mr. Robinson headed both Chappell/Intersong Music Group-USA and EMI Music Publishing Worldwide. He was appointed President of the legendary Chappell/Intersong in 1977, serving concurrently at Chappell and Company, Inc., starting in 1985. After the merger of Chappell and Warner Bros. Music in 1987, he was asked to re-join EMI and was named President and Chief Executive of EMI Music Publishing Worldwide. Mr. Robinson was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1962. In 1964, he joined Screen Gems-Columbia Music as House Counsel and subsequently became Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Robinson held that position following EMI's purchase and consolidation of the company into Screen Gems-EMI Music... Read More →
avatar for Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Songwriter, Actor – “Evergreen,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “The Rainbow Connection” | President and Chairman of the Board - ASCAP |   | Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning Hall of Fame songwriter and President & Chairman of the Board of ASCAP. Paul Williams' career in music really began in 1967 when his acting career stalled, proof once again that "No" is often a gift. He began writing for his own amusement and happily discovered his life's work. Williams' songs include: "We've Only Just Begun," "An Old Fashioned Love Song," "Evergreen," "Rainy Days And Mondays," "I... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2011 9:45am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

11:10am

ASCAP Members: Videotape a Message for Congress about Your Life as a Music Creator

For close to a century, ASCAP has been a leader in the area of advocacy and grassroots efforts focused on protecting the rights of creators. As part of our ongoing effort to inform and educate key Washington policy makers and legislators about the issues that affect music creators, we are looking to capture testimonials from our members and fellow creators at this year’s EXPO. If you would like to have your voice heard by your respective Members of Congress and others, please stop by Room 325 (near the 3rd Floor elevators) to record a brief video and, in your own words, articulate what being a music creator means to you!


Saturday April 30, 2011 11:10am - 11:40am
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators

11:10am

Bose

Demo the Bose L1® Portable Line Array Systems

More than just a speaker system – Bose® L1® portable line array systems offer a different approach to live sound. The Bose L1 Model II system delivers our widest and most uniform sound coverage.  Add the T1 ToneMatch® audio engine and you’ll get access to an extensive library of ToneMatch presets, custom EQ capability and a suite of studio-class effects and processing. Test drive both systems with Mark Chipeur of the Bose Live Sound Team. A mic, acoustic guitar and keyboard will be on hand, or you can bring your own.



Saturday April 30, 2011 11:10am - 11:40am
Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

Etymotic

Hear and Demo the In-Ear Gear
Enhance your composing, mixing, monitoring and producing by using the right earphone equipment. Meet the Etymotic Research specialists who designed the first in-ear monitors as well as the artists and engineers who've been using them for two decades. The only thing remaining when the right earphones are selected is to make sure they are comfortable. On-site ear impressions can be taken if customization is desired.


Saturday April 30, 2011 11:10am - 11:40am
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

Hitlab

A fresh approach for artists to reach stardom
Hitlab.com introduces a radical new technology that couples music theory with artificial-intelligence to identify and recognize a song’s potential for commercial success. With thousands of submissions, and Akon at the helm, Hitlab represents a fresh approach for artists to reach stardom. Join with members of the executive team for an intimate meet and greet and learn more about Hitlab.


Saturday April 30, 2011 11:10am - 11:40am
Doheny 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

MasterWriter

A powerful suite of songwriting tools
Best of Show Winner at MacWorld Expo and recipient of rave reviews in every major music magazine, MasterWriter is the most powerful suite of songwriting tools ever assembled in one program. MasterWriter is used by some of the world's most successful songwriters, Gwen Stefani, Rob Thomas, Babyface Edmonds, Kenny Loggins, Jimmy Webb, and Carole Bayer Sager. MasterWriter will take your songwriting to a new level. Witness this during the demo conducted by songwriter and founder, Barry DeVorzon. On-site discount offered plus a chance to win a free copy by attending.

 



Saturday April 30, 2011 11:10am - 11:40am
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

PMC, Prism Sound, Open Labs and Dangerous Music with Morris Hayes

Featured Guest: Morris Hayes, a multi-talented, world-class keyboardist, songwriter, producer and visual artist, who has worked or performed with: Prince, Chaka Khan, Elton John, Babyface, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Sheila E., Carlos Santana and Lenny Kravitz, among many others. Morris Hayes will give insight into his world. Having performed with Prince at the 2007 Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show, arguably one of the best performances ever at the Super Bowl, Morris still has been focusing on using his talent and experience to create music for new up-and-coming artists and a wide range of established artists.



Saturday April 30, 2011 11:10am - 11:40am
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

Sponsor Sessions
Saturday April 30, 2011 11:10am - 11:40am
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

11:10am

West L.A. Music

Daily giveaways and very special pricing for all
Meet product reps and demo the latest gear from Yamaha, Steinberg, Roland, Audio Impressions, PreSonus, Kala Ukulele, UBass, IK Multimedia, Boss, Cakewalk and others.  Once in a lifetime discounts will be offered to EXPO attendees with product giveaways being announced daily.



Saturday April 30, 2011 11:10am - 11:40am
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:45am

Confessions of a Sync-o-holic: Adventures and Misadventures in Music Supervision

Tracy McKnight, Head of Film Music at Lionsgate, is one of the most experienced, talented and influential music supervisors in the industry. McKnight will reveal strategy, share personal anecdotes and shed light on how music is placed in film. A few attendees will have the chance to briefly participate in a one-on-one interview with Tracy for candid, instant feedback on how to "take a meeting" - if you can get one!


Panelists
avatar for Tracy McKnight

Tracy McKnight

Head of Film Music - Lionsgate   A celebrated music supervisor, Ms. McKnight brings a broad diversity and great depth of experience to her position as head of Lionsgate’s Film Music division. Her resume of over one hundred films shows a balancing act between studio films (Adventureland, El Cantante, The Hoax, Friends With Money, The Ice Harvest), acclaimed documentaries (Born Into Brothels, No End In Sight, Murderball, Wordplay, My Architect), and independent films (The Messenger, Delirious, Off the Black, Coffee and Cigarettes, Raising Victor Vargas) and has solidified her reputation as one of the... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2011 11:45am - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

11:45am

Master Session with Antonina Armato: The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth

Songwriter/producer Antonina Armato has over 20 Top Ten singles to her name and has collaborated with artists on albums that have collectively sold over 50 million copies, including works by Mariah Carey, Quincy Jones, Selena Gomez, Sick Puppies, Miley Cyrus and others. She has also made significant contributions to film and TV projects, including Hannah Montana 1 and 2, High School Musical and the theme song for Reese Witherspoon’s Legally Blonde, among others. She is currently working with the American Idol contestants. This Master Session will have an interactive component where Armato will invite a random, limited number of attendees onstage to perform a song or play a recorded track. She will provide insight and constructive criticism for the benefit of the audience. Armato will also present her survival guide to the new music business, focusing on songwriting, producing and how to create your own platform for a breakthrough.


Panelists
avatar for Antonina Armato

Antonina Armato

Songwriter, Producer - “See You Again,” “Big Bang,” "You're Going Down,” “Naturally”   Antonina Armato is one of the music industry’s leading songwriters and producers, with over twenty Top Ten singles to her name. Throughout her career Armato has collaborated with artists on albums that have collectively sold over 50 million copies including Mariah Carey, Quincy Jones, Billy Ray Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Sick Puppies, Miley Cyrus, Aly... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2011 11:45am - 1:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:45am

Master Session with Bernie Worrell Interviewed by Will Calhoun

The legendary Bernie Worrell – composer, arranger, bandleader and keyboard synth pioneer – is best known for his association with two influential Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bands: Parliament/Funkadelic and Talking Heads. He has also put his creative stamp on the work of other artists such as Keith Richards, The Pretenders and Deee-Lite, among others, and is one of the most sampled musicians ever, with his timeless grooves and riffs propelling the music of De La Soul, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and others. He continues to perform with various groups, including Bill Laswell’s Method of Defiance and three of his own latest projects, which include rock/funk/fusion project, SociaLybrium, the dynamic duo of WesNWorrell as well as the Winter 2011 jazz album, Bernie Worrell: Standards. As drummer for the pioneering black rock band Living Colour, Will Calhoun has sold over four million albums and won two Grammy Awards. His unique blend of improvisational and hard rock drumming can be found on each of Living Colour’s four Epic releases.  A songwriter, producer and player, Will has also recorded and/or toured with a diverse range of artists, including Mos Def, Herb Alpert, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jaco Pastorius, Harry Belafonte, Paul Simon, Marcus Miller, Dr. John and many others. Calhoun will talk to Worrell about how he broke into the music business, pushed the envelope and evolved creatively in his craft.


Panelists
avatar for Bernie Worrell (Parliament/Funkadelic)

Bernie Worrell (Parliament/Funkadelic)

Composer, Keyboardist - "Flashlight," "Aqua Boogie," "Red Hot Mama," “Atomic Dog” | The legendary Bernie Worrell – composer, arranger, bandleader and keyboard synth pioneer – is best known for his association with two influential Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bands: Parliament/Funkadelic, and Talking Heads. A child prodigy who began studying piano at the age of three, his later classical studies included tenures at Juilliard and the New England Conservatory of Music. When he joined George... Read More →
avatar for Will Calhoun (Living Colour)

Will Calhoun (Living Colour)

Songwriter, Producer - The Will Calhoun Quintet: Live at the Blue Note, The New Danger, "Cult of Personality"    Not many artists have the vision and artistic energy to be Grammy winners and contribute to so many genres: jazz, rock, hip-hop, ambient, et al, while concurrently producing, touring, creating new projects, working on films, and continually pushing the envelope. Will Calhoun has this creative vision, and he is doing an extraordinary job keeping music a spiritual and motivating force in his life. Will's unique blend of improvisational and hard rock drumming can be found on each of Living Colour's four Epic releases. As a member of Living Colour, Will received a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance by a group and another for Best Hard Rock Performance. In addition to his work with Living Colour, Will has recorded and/or toured and performed with diverse artists including B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jaco Pastorious, Harry Belafonte, Pharoah Sanders, Jack Dejohnette, Paul Simon, Lou Reed, Marcus Miller, Dr. John, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Oumou Sangare, Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood, Wayne Shorter, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, The Allman Brothers. As a producer, player, and songwriter, Will has worked on Herb Alpert's Grammy-nominated CD, Colors, and Mos... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2011 11:45am - 1:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:45am

Is That Legal?

All legal agreements have terms and conditions - even when you post your music online. What are some of the common terms and conditions and what do they mean? If you are an emerging music creator, then you probably have some basic legal questions you need answered, starting with "When do I need an attorney?"  This panel will explore these basic legal questions and will give an overview of other issues covering publishing, administrative and co-publishing deals, as well as practical information about handling co-writes and shares, sampling and what else you should do to put your “legal” house in order.


Panelists
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Leslie E. Frank, Esq.

Attorney - King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner, Esq.
avatar for Matthew J. Middleton, Esq.

Matthew J. Middleton, Esq.

Partner, Attorney - Simon, Eisenberg & Baum LLP   Matthew J. Middleton is a Partner at the law firm of Simon, Eisenberg & Baum LLP and is the head of the firm’s entertainment law practice group.  Mr. Middleton has over 13 years of experience as a transactional attorney providing counsel to recording artists, songwriters, television... Read More →
avatar for Chris Castle, Esq.

Chris Castle, Esq.

Managing Partner, Attorney - Christian L. Castle Attorneys   Chris Castle is Managing Partner of Christian L. Castle, Attorneys with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.  Founded in 2004, the firm represents a variety of clients in music, motion pictures and television, as well as technology companies and video game... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Keller, Esq.

Jordan Keller, Esq.

Attorney - Lassiter, Tidwell, Davis, Keller & Hogan, PLLC   Jordan Keller is a third generation entertainment industry veteran whose law practice covers a range of specialties, including copyrights, trademarks, IP valuations, rights of publicity, contract negotiations, licensing, estate and probate matters involving intellectual property, litigation, fiduciary interactions, and technology issues. Keller grew up in the entertainment industry giving him an intimate working knowledge of the many legal pitfalls of doing business in the worlds of music, theatre, film and television. His grandfather, Herman Steiger, developed the first "legal" fake book, which provided music royalties to songwriters and publishers for the first time. His father, Jack Keller, wrote the television theme song to Bewitched, among many others... Read More →
avatar for Doug Wood

Doug Wood

President – Omni Music | Composer – The Omni Music Library |   | Composer, producer and ASCAP Board Member 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 as rock guitarist and band leader), Wood is the founder and CEO of the Omnimusic Libraries. During his tenure on the ASCAP Board, he is Writer Chairman of the Operations and Administration Committee and serves on the Finance and Legal Strategy Committees. Wood has spent countless hours helping ASCAP members resolve their issues with the organization. As a result of his successful protest in 1991, ASCAP implemented the Special Library Survey which has distributed millions of dollars in royalties to non-feature writers and publishers. In the mid-1990s, Wood founded the Professional Composers of America, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating young composers about the music business. He is the author of The Commercial... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2011 11:45am - 1:00pm
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

11:45am

Mixed Genre Song Feedback

Engage in honest talk and receive valuable advice from industry experts from a variety of genres in this song feedback session, during which a limited number of songs pre-submitted by registrants will be given feedback in front of an audience.


Panelists
avatar for Qiana Conley

Qiana Conley

Director, A&R - SYCO Entertainment |   In 2000, Conley began as an Assistant at Epic Records, advancing to Promotions Coordinator/A&R Manager for album projects by Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and B2K. Conley transitioned into music publishing between 2003-2009 as Director of... Read More →
avatar for Ben Glover

Ben Glover

Songwriter - “Before the Morning,” “Let the Waters Rise,” “Savior, Please,” “The Lost Get Found”   Ben Glover is a songwriter and producer based in Nashville, TN.  Originally from Loveland, Colorado, a small city on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, Ben moved to Nashville in 2000 after signing his first... Read More →
avatar for Scott Jacoby

Scott Jacoby

Producer, Composer, Engineer - “Wanna Be,” “Freedom Now,” “Life Gets in the Way”   Scott Jacoby is a Grammy Award-winning producer, composer, engineer, musician and recording artist. He has produced artists and written songs in all genres of popular music for record albums, television and film and his work has won awards and topped charts in numerous countries... Read More →
avatar for Fred Mollin

Fred Mollin

Composer, Producer - Sometimes When We Touch, Home at Last, Ten Easy Pieces   As a well known international film and television composer, Fred Mollin's busy schedule has earned him unique credibility through his numerous creative endeavors. Fred Mollin first came into international prominence as a record producer in the late '70s, producing numerous albums and singles, including the Grammy Award-nominated Sometimes When We Touch by Dan Hill. Mollin continues to work in the record arena as producer for such critically acclaimed albums such as Jimmy Webb's Ten Easy Pieces and Kris Kristofferson's The Austin Sessions. As an artist, Mollin's work appears on... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2011 11:45am - 1:00pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

1:00pm

Desmond Child's Master Class in Songwriting
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY

Attendees were randomly pre-selected and confirmed to participate in this intimate and intensive master class with hit songwriter Desmond Child, who will explore the art of songwriting, lyrics, melody, structure and other elements integral to a well-crafted song.  As all participants have confirmed, there are no openings or waiting list spots available.


Panelists
avatar for Desmond Child

Desmond Child

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 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 over 300 million albums worldwide. Child's career has been highlighted by a stunning array of diversity. His collaborations run the gamut... from Bon Jovi... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2011 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Los Feliz 3rd Floor

1:05pm

Sponsor Session: SoundExchange - What It Is, Why It Pays, and How to Get Your Share

What It Is, Why It Pays, and How to Get Your Share
SoundExchange will explain how registering (free!) with them can earn you royalties for plays on satellite radio, Internet radio, cable TV music channels and other services that stream sound recordings. 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 $650 million to artists and labels so far. But thousands of artist 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 April 30, 2011 1:05pm - 1:35pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Book Signing & Talk: Ariel Hyatt's The Musician's Roadmap to Facebook and Twitter

Ariel Hyatt’s new book The Musician's Roadmap to Facebook and Twitter is your complete guide to getting liked, followed and heard. It's 171 pages packed with practical information on how to use the two most effective social media platforms online today. In this era, no musician should be without this information.


Panelists
avatar for Ariel Hyatt

Ariel Hyatt

Founder – Ariel Publicity & Cyber PR   Ariel Hyatt is the founder of Ariel Publicity, a New York-based digital | PR firm whose Cyber PR campaigns place musicians and authors on blogs, podcasts and internet radio stations and help facilitate authentic relationships with key social media makers and... Read More →



Saturday April 30, 2011 1:10pm - 1:40pm
ASCAP Playback Stage 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

ASCAP Members: Videotape a Message for Congress about Your Life as a Music Creator

For close to a century, ASCAP has been a leader in the area of advocacy and grassroots efforts focused on protecting the rights of creators. As part of our ongoing effort to inform and educate key Washington policy makers and legislators about the issues that affect music creators, we are looking to capture testimonials from our members and fellow creators at this year’s EXPO. If you would like to have your voice heard by your respective Members of Congress and others, please stop by Room 325 (near the 3rd Floor elevators) to record a brief video and, in your own words, articulate what being a music creator means to you!


Saturday April 30, 2011 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators

1:10pm

Bose

Demo the Bose L1® Portable Line Array Systems
Using proprietary Bose® technology, L1® systems combine PA and monitors into a single, highly portable solution. You'll have the option of demoing the L1 Model II, the original L1 Model I or the L1 Compact system with our instruments or with yours.  Hear how you can fill the room with your sound in a way no ordinary speaker can.  The Bose Live Sound expert, Mark Chipeur, will be on hand to answer questions. 



Saturday April 30, 2011 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Etymotic

Hear and Demo the In-Ear Gear
Enhance your composing, mixing, monitoring and producing by using the right earphone equipment. Meet the Etymotic Research specialists who designed the first in-ear monitors as well as the artists and engineers who've been using them for two decades. The only thing remaining when the right earphones are selected is to make sure they are comfortable. On-site ear impressions can be taken if customization is desired.



Saturday April 30, 2011 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Harry Fox Agency

How Does HFA Benefit Songwriters
Not sure what Harry Fox Agency does? Join Adam Tully, a talented musician and member of HFA's Publisher Services team, for an overview of how affiliating with the nation's leading music rights organization can benefit you, the songwriter. He will also talk about Songfile, the trailblazing online tool that makes licensing cover songs fast and easy. Adam will be on hand to answer questions to help you navigate the ever-changing music landscape.



Saturday April 30, 2011 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Hitlab

A fresh approach for artists to reach stardom
Hitlab.com introduces a radical new technology that couples music theory with artificial-intelligence to identify and recognize a song’s potential for commercial success. With thousands of submissions, and Akon at the helm, Hitlab represents a fresh approach for artists to reach stardom. Join with members of the executive team for an intimate meet and greet and learn more about Hitlab.



Saturday April 30, 2011 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Doheny 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Lunch Break & Sponsor Sessions
Saturday April 30, 2011 1:10pm - 2:10pm
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

1:10pm

PMC, Prism Sound, Open Labs and Dangerous Music with Dean “Sir” Gant

Featured Guest: Dean “Sir” Gant, a multi-award winning producer, who has worked with Anita Baker, Peabo Bryson, Madonna, Outkast, Earth, Wind & Fire and many others. The producer in Sir Gant steered his selection of immensely talented guest artists, respectfully pairing their prowess with his on his project The Journey. Gant will delve into this project and his other iconic recordings.


Saturday April 30, 2011 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

West L.A. Music

Daily giveaways and very special pricing for all
Meet product reps and demo the latest gear from Yamaha, Steinberg, Roland, Audio Impressions, PreSonus, Kala Ukulele, UBass, IK Multimedia, Boss, Cakewalk and others.  Once in a lifetime discounts will be offered to EXPO attendees with product giveaways being announced daily.


Saturday April 30, 2011 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:40pm

Sponsor Session: Etymotic - The Secrets of Effective In-Ear Monitoring

Hear from the inventor of the in-ear monitor and an experienced sound mixer who will discuss the benefits of using cost-effective, high performance in-ear monitors to hear better during live performance.  Many performers are also unaware of the simple steps they can take to ensure that a musician’s most valuable asset is preserved. The uninitiated and seasoned pro alike will learn how in-ear monitors can protect hearing for a lifetime. 


Saturday April 30, 2011 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:15pm

Master Session with Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams is a songwriter, rapper, singer, record producer and fashion designer. As part of The Neptunes, Pharrell has produced numerous hit singles for various artists, earning three Grammy Awards for his work, including Producer of the Year. He has written and produced records for a Who’s Who of musical stars across the spectrum, including Nelly, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, Kanye West, Daddy Yankee, Snoop Dogg, Madonna, Maroon 5, Shakira, The Hives and the Gorillaz, among others. Not content to work in one genre, he has created hip-hop, R&B, pop and funk-rock with his own group, N.E.R.D. A savvy businessman as well as an accomplished music creator, he is the co-founder of the clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Footwear. In this session, explore with Pharrell what can be accomplished when you have talent, ambition, vision, a knack for collaboration, and the knowledge of how to focus those gifts into a smart and successful career. 


Panelists
avatar for Jon Platt

Jon Platt

President of Creative - EMI North America | | Jon Platt is a powerhouse among his peers. As president of North America Creative for EMI Music Publishing, Jon is widely considered the most influential music publisher in the world. Armed with an impeccable arsenal of A-list so... Read More →
avatar for Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams

Songwriter, Producer – "Drop It Like It's Hot," “Frontin’,” “Money Maker,” “Excuse Me Miss”   Pharrell Williams is a songwriter, rapper, singer, record producer and fashion designer. As part of The Neptunes, Pharrell has produced numerous hit singles for various artists, earning three Grammy Awards for his work, including Producer of the Year. Pharrell has written and produced records for a... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2011 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

2:15pm

Murphy's Laws of Songwriting Meets FutureHit.DNA

Two noted songwriting experts and authors, Ralph Murphy (Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting: The Book) and Jay Frank (FutureHit.DNA), will share their insights on how successful songs drive commerce to give you a competitive advantage in your own writing.


Panelists
avatar for Ralph Murphy (ASCAP)

Ralph Murphy (ASCAP)

VP, Membership/International - ASCAP | Songwriter – "He Got You," "Half the Way" | Author - Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting: The Book |   | Ralph Murphy has been a successful songwriter 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 the platinum records as a producer, the widely acclaimed... Read More →
avatar for Jay Frank

Jay Frank

SVP, Music Strategy - CMT   Jay Frank is the SVP of Music Strategy for CMT, working with music labels and artists to enhance the CMT brands’ artist reach and awareness. Frank has raised CMT’s music video ratings to an all-time high, and led CMT’s biggest video premiere event ever as part of... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2011 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:15pm

Recording in Your Home Studio - For Better or Worse... (Presented by Sennheiser)

Writing great music is important. But creating and capturing a great sound is equally important and this panel will explore various ways to do that in your personal studio. Learn professional studio techniques from an artist, a producer, an engineer and an acoustician, and how those techniques affect instruments and vocals in a variety of studio settings. You will also learn about mic selection, monitoring, acoustics and how choosing the right audio tools can elevate your art.  And when to leave the home studio and let a professional handle your project.


Panelists
avatar for Steven Klein

Steven Klein

Owner - Steven Klein’s Sound Control Room | Engineer, Producer   Steven Klein has been involved in music and recording his entire life. From elementary school music studies, to audiophile sales and installation in his teens, to applied music studies at the University of Miami, to record engineer and producer. With the experience he gained from buying and selling houses, he built his home from the ground up at age 24. During his 12 years with Criteria Studios, 1971... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Moore

Jamie Moore

Producer, Songwriter - “City on Our Knees," “Get Back Up,” “I Was Made to Love”   Hailing from the legendary blues and R&B music town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, producer/songwriter Jamie Moore absorbed the musical influences all around him and realized at a young age he wanted to make music for a living. After getting a job at a local music store he developed a passion to learn to play every instrument he could get his hands on. All of the paychecks went toward buying gear. As Jamie delved deeper and deeper into music, he quickly realized his comfort zone -- and expertise --was behind the scenes as a writer and producer. After spending time growing up hanging at music studios in Muscle Shoals and getting some hands-on direction from the likes of Jimmy Johnson (from the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section) and Don Shrigley, Jamie learned about gear, mic placements and the details that go into making a recording great. He spent years in and around Fame Studios where the Staple Singers, Rod Stewart, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and the Rolling Stones all... Read More →
avatar for Dan Romer

Dan Romer

Producer, Songwriter, Arranger, Mixer - Be OK, Transmitter Failure, Everybody   Dan Romer is a New York born-and-raised music producer/writer/mixer and arranger based out of his studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Dan’s first major credit was performing on and mixing/mastering Ingrid... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Spahr

Christopher Spahr

National Market Development, Live Sound & Studio - Sennheiser Electronic Corp.   Christopher Spahr oversees national market development for the live sound and studio markets for Sennheiser, and works as an independent producer/engineer. During his 17-year career in the recording arts and installed sound industries, Spahr has performed live sound work for concerts, corporate functions and theater applications. He also worked in the installed sound market as an independent... Read More →



Saturday April 30, 2011 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

2:15pm

Scene and Heard: How to Make It as a TV Composer

A diverse group of top TV composers will discuss the daily challenges of creating music for some of today’s most popular network and cable television shows, as well as their experience in creating music for other media. Learn what you can do to prepare for a career in one of music’s most demanding – and rewarding – genres.


Panelists
avatar for Bruce Broughton

Bruce Broughton

Composer –TV: Dallas, Hawaii Five-O Film: Silverado, Tombstone   Bruce Broughton works in many styles and eclectic venues, but is best known for his film scores to Silverado, Tombstone, Lost in Space, The Rescuers Down Under, Miracle on 34th Street, the Homeward Bound adventures; his television themes to JAG, Dinosaurs and Tiny Toon Adventures; TV mini-series (Roughing It, The Blue and Gray, True Women); TV movies (Warm Springs, the two Eloise films) and countless episodes of TV series such as Dallas, Quincy and Hawaii Five-O. He has been nominated for an Oscar, a Grammy and 22 Emmys, having won the latter award a record 10 times. He has composed music for many of the Disney theme park attractions throughout the world, and wrote the first orchestral score for a CD-ROM game, Heart of Darkness. He conducted and supervised the recording of... Read More →
avatar for Brian Lapin

Brian Lapin

Composer - TV: Gossip Girl, Joey, 20/20, Outsourced | Music Production Team - The Transcenders   Brian Lapin is a partner in the composing team Transcenders and founding member of The Black Eyed Peas. Brian Lapin, Terence Yoshiaki, and Mike Fratantuno helped to define a groundbreaking sound and vision for the multi-platinum selling recording artists. By fusing a live band into hip-hop before it was the accepted norm, the... Read More →
avatar for Michael Levine

Michael Levine

Composer – TV: Cold Case, Close to Home, Green Screen Show   Michael A. Levine's TV scoring credits include the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced CBS-TV dramas, Cold Case and Close To Home, as well as Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show.  He’s also worked as a support composer for top Hollywood film composers including Hans... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Morris

Trevor Morris

Composer - TV: The Tudors, The Pillars of the Earth, E-Ring, Miami Medical |   | At age 13, Trevor was commissioned by his school to compose a piece for his graduating class to perform in honor of Pope John Paul’s visit to Canada.  It was a defining moment that would shape... Read More →
avatar for Joey Newman

Joey Newman

Composer – TV: The Middle, Little People, Big World | | A percussionist since he turned eight, when he received his first drum set, music is in Joey Newman’s blood…literally. A third generation film composer, Joey’s grandfather is famed composer and conductor Lionel Newman, and his great uncle is Alfred Newman, both of whom are part of the very definition of movie music. Film composing runs in the Newman family, with... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2011 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

2:15pm

What's Your Music Worth? (Presented by Limelight)

While music continues to be delivered to wider audiences in innovative new ways in addition to the traditional ways, you may be wondering: where’s the money? This panel will explore the many different areas of today’s music business that generate income, from video games, film and TV to downloads and streams, advertising commercials and much more.


Panelists
avatar for Bryan Calhoun

Bryan Calhoun

VP, New Media and External Affairs - SoundExchange   As SoundExchange’s VP of New Media and External Affairs, Bryan Calhoun is instrumental in reaching out to artists and rights holders, enhancing and strengthening SoundExchange’s role in the music business community.  Bryan was once a disk jockey for the University of... Read More →
avatar for Don Passman, Esq.

Don Passman, Esq.

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 20 years, his clients include major entertainers, publishers, record companies, managers, producers, and other participants in the music industry. Responsible for the record-breaking "mega" deals for both Janet Jackson and R.E.M., he has also worked with a number of major... Read More →
avatar for Linda A. Newmark

Linda A. Newmark

EVP, Acquisitions and Strategic Projects - Universal Music Publishing Group   Linda A. Newmark is the Executive Vice President, Acquisitions and Strategic Projects for Universal Music Publishing Group.  Ms. Newmark oversees the acquisition of rights in musical compositions and promotes the general business development of the... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Sullivan

Patrick Sullivan

President & CEO – Rightsflow   Patrick Sullivan is a leading expert in the field of intellectual property and copyright management for both physical and digital media.  Patrick’s firm belief that creators should be paid for the use of their work and his understanding of the complexities surrounding U.S. copyright compliance led him to cofound RightsFlow in... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2011 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:40pm

ASCAP Members: Videotape a Message for Congress about Your Life as a Music Creator

For close to a century, ASCAP has been a leader in the area of advocacy and grassroots efforts focused on protecting the rights of creators. As part of our ongoing effort to inform and educate key Washington policy makers and legislators about the issues that affect music creators, we are looking to capture testimonials from our members and fellow creators at this year’s EXPO. If you would like to have your voice heard by your respective Members of Congress and others, please stop by Room 325 (near the 3rd Floor elevators) to record a brief video and, in your own words, articulate what being a music creator means to you!


Saturday April 30, 2011 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators

3:40pm

Bandzoogle

Websites for Music Creators
Bandzoogle is the most powerful website platform for music creators. It lets you build a full website without having to learn code or hire a web designer.  Bandzoogle also makes it easy to integrate marketing features to engage your fans, and commerce features allowing to you to sell your music and merch directly to them.  Come meet our experts, who will demo the site builder platform, discuss best practices for musician websites and show you many examples of websites that rock.



Saturday April 30, 2011 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:40pm

Bose

Demo the Bose L1® Portable Line Array Systems
Your songs are personal. The Bose® L1® portable line array systems are here for you to plug in and deliver your songs the way you hear them. Take this opportunity to find out what the buzz is about and have your questions about these systems answered. A keyboard, acoustic guitar and microphone are available, or feel free to bring your own.



Saturday April 30, 2011 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:40pm

Hitlab

A fresh approach for artists to reach stardom
Hitlab.com introduces a radical new technology that couples music theory with artificial-intelligence to identify and recognize a song’s potential for commercial success. With thousands of submissions, and Akon at the helm, Hitlab represents a fresh approach for artists to reach stardom. Join with members of the executive team for an intimate meet and greet and learn more about Hitlab.



Saturday April 30, 2011 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Doheny 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:40pm

PMC, Prism Sound, Open Labs and Dangerous Music with Michael Bearden

Featured Guest: Michael Bearden’s diverse musical skills have been used by the biggest names in music, including Mary J Blige, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Destiny's Child, D'Angelo, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, India Arie, Skakira, Brian McKnight, and Jennifer Lopez. A composer and keyboardist, he currently is the music director for Lopez Tonight. In this amazing session, there will be numerous examples of Michael Bearden’s musical career and it will include Q&A opportunities for the audience.            


Panelists
avatar for Michael Bearden

Michael Bearden

Composer, Music Director - Lopez Tonight



Saturday April 30, 2011 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:40pm

Sponsor Sessions
Saturday April 30, 2011 3:40pm - 4:10pm
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

3:40pm

Etymotic

Hear and Demo the In-Ear Gear
Enhance your composing, mixing, monitoring and producing by using the right earphone equipment. Meet the Etymotic Research specialists who designed the first in-ear monitors as well as the artists and engineers who've been using them for two decades. The only thing remaining when the right earphones are selected is to make sure they are comfortable. On-site ear impressions can be taken if customization is desired.



Saturday April 30, 2011 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:40pm

West L.A. Music

Daily giveaways and very special pricing for all
Meet product reps and demo the latest gear from Yamaha, Steinberg, Roland, Audio Impressions, PreSonus, Kala Ukulele, UBass, IK Multimedia, Boss, Cakewalk and others.  Once in a lifetime discounts will be offered to EXPO attendees with product giveaways being announced daily.



Saturday April 30, 2011 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:15pm

The Writers Jam

This group represents some of modern music’s most successful songwriters from across the musical spectrum. In a fun, stripped-down, in-the-round setting, they will share the fascinating stories behind the creation of their best-loved and chart-topping songs and will perform them live. Feel free to sing along!


Panelists
avatar for John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls)

John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls)

Songwriter, Artist, Performer - "Iris," "Name," "Here Is Gone," “Black Balloon” | In 1986, a trio of kids from Buffalo, NY burst out of their garage and onto the national music scene and has never looked back. Since then, the Goo Goo Dolls have become one of the most globally respected and loved songwriting forces in popular music, selling over 10 million albums in their 25-year history. In that time, the band has enjoyed a constant string of 12 Top Ten single breaking radio records for the Most Hot AC Hits in Radio History. "Iris," alone spent nearly a solid year on the Billboard charts. "Name," "Slide... Read More →
avatar for Ingrid Michaelson

Ingrid Michaelson

Songwriter, Artist – “Keep Breathing,” "The Way I Am," "Parachute," "Maybe"   With a warm, relatable sound that has captured the hearts of countless fans, Ingrid Michaelson’s compelling story as an unsigned artist first achieved national attention with multiple song placements on the hit television series... Read More →
avatar for Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton

Songwriter – “Never Wanted Nothing More,” “Swing,” “Your Man,” “Come Back Song”   After just one decade in Music City, Kentucky native Chris Stapleton has accomplished more than most musicians hope to accomplish in a lifetime. He moved to Nashville in 2001 with a suitcase, his guitar, and a catalog of 20 songs... Read More →
avatar for Dan Wilson

Dan Wilson

Songwriter, Producer - "Someone Like You," "Secret Smile" "Closing Time," "Not Ready to Make Nice" | | | Dan Wilson is a Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer. Wilson has recorded as a solo artist and as a group, taking the helm of the alternative rock band Semisonic, for which he wrote the hits "Secret Smile," "Closing Time" and "Chemistry." He was also a member of the psychedelic folk-jam band Trip Shakespeare through the early 90s. Wilson is well-known as a songwriting collaborator, having written with Adele, the Dixie Chicks, James Morrison, Josh Groban, Dierks Bentley, Ben Folds, Nas, John Legend, Nicole Atkins, Rachael Yamagata, Keith Urban, Jason Mraz, Mike Doughty, and many others. Wilson contributed three songs to... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2011 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

8:30pm

Evening Performances at the Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge

Join us at night at the Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge (1st floor) and enjoy live performances from songwriters. Check your program book and hotel lobby area for details.


Saturday April 30, 2011 8:30pm - Sunday May 1, 2011 12:15am
Hotel Lobby Lounge Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge (1st Floor)
 

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