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Wednesday, April 18
 

6:00pm

Registration Open
Wednesday April 18, 2012 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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 18, 2012 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Hard Rock Cafe 6801 Hollywood Boulevard

7:45pm

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 the hotel lobby area for details.


Wednesday April 18, 2012 7:45pm - Thursday April 19, 2012 12:00am
Hotel Lobby Lounge Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge (1st Floor)
 
Thursday, April 19
 

8:00am

The ASCAP Room

Learn about ASCAP Member Access and speak to an ASCAP Member Services representative. This is also where you can pick up your registration bag and drop your business card to be eligible for the sponsor giveaways during the EXPO.


Thursday April 19, 2012 8:00am - 5:30pm
Trousdale Estates 3rd Floor

8:00am

Registration Open
Thursday April 19, 2012 8:00am - 7:45pm
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

9:30am

Exhibits Open
Thursday April 19, 2012 9:30am - 5:30pm
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

9:45am

ASCAP's General Annual Membership Meeting 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, ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento and ASCAP Executive Vice President of Membership Randy Grimmett will provide an update on the "state of the union" of ASCAP, the choices you have for future career success and making the most of your EXPO experience. You’ll get a deeper understanding of what ASCAP is doing on your behalf, and how ASCAP’s role fits into the wider music industry climate.


Panelists
avatar for John LoFrumento (ASCAP)

John LoFrumento (ASCAP)

Chief Executive Officer - ASCAP
avatar for Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

EVP, Membership - ASCAP
avatar for Paul Williams

Paul Williams

 Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning Hall of Fame songwriter and President & Chairman of the Board of ASCAP. 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 19, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

10:45am

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 advocacy and grassroots efforts focused on protecting the rights of music creators. We had a great response to last year’s video initiative, designed to inform and educate key Washington policy makers and legislators about the issues that affect the music community. As a follow up, we are once more looking to capture testimonials from ASCAP members and fellow music 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 to take part in a brief video interview and articulate what being a music creator means to you!


Thursday April 19, 2012 10:45am - 11:30am
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators

10:45am

Sponsor Sessions
Thursday April 19, 2012 10:45am - 11:30am
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

10:45am

ASCAP EXPO Boutique

Get your official ASCAP EXPO & ASCAP merch, pick up the latest music industry books, and purchase access to video content from this year's EXPO panels. Also, drop your business card here to be eligible for the sponsor giveaways during the EXPO.


Thursday April 19, 2012 10:45am - 6:30pm
3rd Floor 3rd Floor

10:55am

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Take Your Virtual Studio Technologies Live
Join us in the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge for a comprehensive demonstration on performing your music live with reliable and powerful Dell series touch screen products using Music OS by Open Labs.


Thursday April 19, 2012 10:55am - 11:25am
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

10:55am

Harry Fox Agency: Licensing for Cover Songs

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



Thursday April 19, 2012 10:55am - 11:25am
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

10:55am

KDJ-One by CyberStep: Create Music on the Go

The new KDJ-ONE packs all the functionality of a modern DAW into a compact, multi-touch screen smartbook. Features include an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, multitrack audio editing, and high precision rhythmic force feedback. ACIDized WAV support and remote VST control ensure that your on-the-go KDJ-ONE creations will mesh perfectly with your existing production setup back home.



Thursday April 19, 2012 10:55am - 11:25am
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

10:55am

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Producers Sessions - Maor Appelbaum: Mastering the Next Generation

Maor Appelbaum: Mastering the Next Generation
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.


Thursday April 19, 2012 10:55am - 11:25am
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

10:55am

West L.A. Presents: Fretlight Guitar Demonstration

The Fretlight is a real guitar with a built in learning system that places fingering information where you need it most, right at your fingertips. Use Fretlight Studio to audition and explore new scales, improvise over 100 different backing tracks in your choice of key and scale. Light up Tablature directly to the Fretlight guitar using industry standard GuitarPro 6 software. Create, edit and play back your own scores or download GP6 tablature from many online sources. The Fretlight is the ultimate learning and creativity tool for the guitar.



Thursday April 19, 2012 10:55am - 11:25am
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:30am

Someone Like You: Master Session with Dan Wilson

Dan Wilson has transitioned from his early success with the rock bands Trip Shakespeare and Semisonic (“Closing Time”) to being one of the most in-demand songwriter/producers in the world. Among his most recent achievements, Wilson was responsible for co-writing and co-producing Adele’s Grammy-winning 21 (including the international hit “Someone Like You”) as well as Dierks Bentley’s number one country single “Home.” In this candid master session, Wilson discusses his history as a writer by sharing the stories and creative processes behind some of his most beloved songs.


Panelists
avatar for Dan Wilson

Dan Wilson

| Dan Wilson is a Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer. Wilson has recorded as a solo artist and as leader 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 19, 2012 11:30am - 12:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:30am

Country Song Feedback

Engage in honest talk and receive valuable advice from chart-topping country singer/songwriters and music publishers in this song feedback session, during which a limited number of songs pre-submitted by registrants will be given constructive criticism in front of an audience.


Panelists
avatar for Whitney Daane

Whitney Daane

 Whitney Daane began her music publishing career in 1996 at Maverick Music.  In 2000 she launched her own company, Mighty Isis Music, representing writers in Nashville, Los Angeles and New York and began consulting for London-based Kobalt Music Publishing in 2001. With over one hundred cuts and five #1 singles under her belt, she has pitched songs recorded by the Backstreet Boys, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Jodee Messina, Phil Vassar, Wynonna, Garth Brooks, Lee Ann Womack, Lonestar, Jamie... Read More →
avatar for Chris DeStefano

Chris DeStefano

 Chris DeStefano is a singer/songwriter and record producer working in Los Angeles and Nashville. Published by EMI, his recent writing and/or production credits include Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery, Jana Kramer, and Eli Young Band among many others.  He\'s re... Read More →
avatar for JT Harding

JT Harding

 Born an orphan, JT Harding gravitated towards music for as long as he can remember. Endless hours of singing along to the radio and watching MTV convinced him to put together a band and start writing songs. After grinding through the regular rock band regimen of rehearsals and high school gigs in Michigan, Harding ran away to Los Angeles as a teen. While working at a record store he answered an ad to be on VH-1\'s Rock N\' Roll Jeopardy and won! The prize money was used to record his first demo that made its way into the hands of rock superstar Marilyn Manson, who offered Harding a job as his personal assistant on tour. He traveled the globe with Manson. Members of Linkin Park overheard Harding working on his music during some \'down time\' backstage. Even though the songs were only simple acoustic renditions, the band asked him to be their opening act for the next show. Thanks to the Linkin Park tour exposure, this Cinderella storyline segued into both record and publishing deals. Harding\'s first single \'(I\'m Gonna) Party Like a Rockstar\' has lit up request lines and raced up the charts, creating an incredible buzz at radio stations and on the internet. It is the theme song for the HBO show Cathouse. Recently, he co-wrote the Double Platinum single \'Smile\' by Uncle Kracker. In addition, he co-wrote the hit song... Read More →
avatar for Mike Molinar

Mike Molinar

| Over the past thirteen years, Mike Molinar played a major role in the growth and success of several of Nashville’s leading independent music publishers. As the Creative Director for Cal IV Entertainment from 2000 to 2007, Molinar played a vital role in the placement of copyrights on over 45 million albums. Molinar also signed and/or managed the careers of Odie Blackmon... Read More →

Moderator

Thursday April 19, 2012 11:30am - 12:45pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

11:30am

Getting Your Music Licensed in Film, TV and Beyond (Presented by the Guild of Music Supervisors)

The last decade has seen an explosion of independent music used in film, TV and new media projects. Syncing your music to picture is undoubtedly a lucrative income stream and a great promotional tool, but for many music creators, the paths to licensing success are unclear. How do you get your music from point A to point B? Who are the creative gatekeepers?  What are they looking for? What new licensing opportunities are there in internet programming, and how do you make money in that arena? Our distinguished panel of music supervisors and licensing experts will answer these questions and many more.


Panelists
avatar for Andrea von Foerster

Andrea von Foerster

| Andrea von Foerster was born in the West Midlands in England and grew up in various parts of the U.K., Indiana and Southern California.  She got her start in the music business while attending the University of Southern California.  Andrea started working at Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group in the music department for live action features during her junior year on such films as Armageddon, Gone In Sixty Seconds and her favorite High Fidelity. Andrea has done music supervision for both film and television for over ten... Read More →
avatar for Anna Granucci

Anna Granucci

 Anna Granucci began her journey with live theatre. She is professionally trained in both acting and directing in England and the US where she graduated from the MFA program at the Yale School of Drama. Anna’s potent theatrical background informs her music tastes and decisions for use in film, TV and all forms of visual media. Her most recent projects and film credits include the highly anticipated release of Guns, Girls... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan McHugh

Jonathan McHugh

 Jonathan McHugh has spent more than 25 years in the music, film & TV business as a producer and music supervisor. As founder of Song Stew Entertainment – an independent film/TV production, music supervision and marketing company – he is currently co-producing the upcoming film Christmas In Compton. Most recently, he was SVP of Film... Read More →
avatar for Janine Scalise

Janine Scalise

 Janine Scalise has taken a lifetime’s passion for music, coupled with a strong affinity for business, then applied it to creating a music department within the business and legal affairs unit of Starz Entertainment, one of the fastest growing entertainment companies. In her nearly six years at the company, Scalise has built and overseen such functions for Starz Originals TV series, Starz... Read More →
avatar for Jojo Villanueva

Jojo Villanueva

Jojo Villanueva is known to be one of the most active and productive music supervisors in the Film & TV Music community. As a music supervisor for Format Entertainment, he has been fundamental in the growth of this distinguished full-service music firm. Working with a broad range of clients, he has mastered providing keen expertise and insight into realizing musical visions for filmmakers, studios, production companies, and record labels. Known for his innovative talents, Jojo was sought after by Disney Pictures to help create a musical landscape that provided substantial indie cred without sacrificing... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Jonathan McHugh

Jonathan McHugh

 Jonathan McHugh has spent more than 25 years in the music, film & TV business as a producer and music supervisor. As founder of Song Stew Entertainment – an independent film/TV production, music supervision and marketing company – he is currently co-producing the upcoming film Christmas In Compton. Most recently, he was SVP of Film... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 11:30am - 12:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

11:30am

Life Is a Highway: Making the Most from Touring (Presented by Creative Allies)

Playing live remains a vital way of getting your music to the masses. But just like every part of your music career, there’s plenty of practical knowledge to pick up and potential pitfalls to avoid on your path to touring success. Our panel of live music industry pros and touring artists will share the secrets of the art and business of touring, from the importance of merch to dealing with promoters to tour van etiquette.


Panelists
avatar for Nick Zammuto (The Books)

Nick Zammuto (The Books)

 Nick Zammuto, well known for his experimental folktronica outfit The Books, currently lives and works in Vermont.  Since the retirement of The Books in 2011, Nick has founded a new four piece band simply called Zammuto. The new band is releasing their first LP this Spring on the Temporary Residence label, are touring the US in support of Explosions in the Sky, and planning extensive headlining tours in the... Read More →
avatar for Neal Casal

Neal Casal

 Neal Casal is a revered singer, songwriter and guitarist who\'s just released his tenth studio album, Sweeten The Distance. Neal also plays lead guitar in The Chris Robinson Brotherhood and spent six years with Ryan Adams and The Cardinals. 
LG

Liz Garo

Talent Buyer - Echo, Echoplex, Spaceland Productions
avatar for Greg Lucas

Greg Lucas

 Greg is the co-founder of Creative Allies and spearheads partnerships, investment, sales and business development. Before joining Creative Allies, Greg was a Vice President at Music + Art Management representing DJ Spooky, King Britt, Vijay Iyer and others. In 2004, he served as... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller

 Jeff Miller has been writing about music for over a decade, for publications as noted (and varied), as Billboard, the Los Angeles Times, Esquire.com, and Maxim. He\'s also the lead guitarist for the world\'s first indie-rock tribute band, Black Crystal Wolf Kids, and is the Seni... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller

 Jeff Miller has been writing about music for over a decade, for publications as noted (and varied), as Billboard, the Los Angeles Times, Esquire.com, and Maxim. He\'s also the lead guitarist for the world\'s first indie-rock tribute band, Black Crystal Wolf Kids, and is the Seni... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 11:30am - 12:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:30am

The Gospel Truth

Gospel music has extended its rich history into a massive presence in modern music. This panel of gospel messengers will offer their thoughts on the creative, financial and spiritual aspects of forging a career in gospel music. If you’re curious about how to build a sustainable career fusing faith and music, this is the panel for you!


Panelists
avatar for Warryn Campbell

Warryn Campbell

 Warryn \'Baby Dubb\' Campbell is a music visionary, executive and leading producer of R&B, gospel and hip-hop music. Campbell\'s mastery to create chart-topping hits across a multitude of genres has made him critically acclaimed as one of the most prolific record producers of our time. His Grammy award-winning body of work includes projects with global icons Mary Mary, Kanye West, Yolanda Adams, and Jennifer Hudson. He has also scaled the music charts with world-class artists that include Alicia Keys, Xzibit, Mos Def, Missy Elliott, Brandy, Mario, Luther Vandross and Snoop Dogg. With a natural ear and profound passion for musicianship and composition, Campbell became a virtuoso on the drums, bass, guitar and keys by the age of 15. He joined the gospel group, New Vision, and by 16, discovered his calling in music production after an encounter with the legendary DJ Quik, who served as an early mentor during his time at Death Row Records. Among his numerous creative pursuits, Campbell also plays bass guitar in the gospel group The Soul Seekers. Prior to starting My Block Records, Campbell served as Vice President of... Read More →
avatar for Andraé Crouch

Andraé Crouch

 Andraé Crouch is an award-winning gospel musician, recording artist, songwriter, arranger, and producer. Called the “the father of the modern gospel,” he was a key figure in the Christian Music movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and expanded gospel music to include elements of R&B and modern popular styles. He has won eight Grammys and six GMA Dove awards, as well as ASCAP, Billboard and NAACP Image Awards. Crouch was inducted into the Gospel Music... Read More →
avatar for James Fortune

James Fortune

Songwriter, Artist - "You Survived," "I Trust You"

Moderator

Thursday April 19, 2012 11:30am - 12:45pm
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

12:55pm

ClubCreate: A Remix Platform and Community

ClubCreate will demo its Remix Studio to artists and musicians to show how to monetize their content on the ClubCreate platform. ClubCreate will also provide free studios to any artist or band who signs up at the EXPO as well as partner with DJ's and Producers to sell loops and samples to the growing ClubCreate community of creators.


Thursday April 19, 2012 12:55pm - 1:55pm
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:55pm

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Meet Morris Hayes - Keyboardist/Musical Director for Prince
Meet longtime Open labs artist Morris Hayes for a discussion on Music OS by Open Labs, performing live with VSTs and music creation on Dell's touch screen products.

Panelists
avatar for Morris Hayes

Morris Hayes

Morris Hayes is a keyboardist, songwriter, producer and visual artist (drawing and painting). Morris has worked or performed with: Prince, Maceo Parker & The MPB, Larry Graham, Mazarati, Chaka Khan, Elton John, Babyface, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Shelia E., Carlos Santana, Lenny Kravitz, Smokie Norful, Fred Wesley, George Clinton... Read More →



Thursday April 19, 2012 12:55pm - 1:55pm
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

12:55pm

KDJ-One by CyberStep: A Whole New Kind of Synthesizer

The KDJ-ONE packs everything you need to produce music into a portable CD case sized 126x150x27mm unit, making it the world's first fully mobile DAW. Features include a powerful synthesizer, drum machine, and support for ACIDized WAV audio tracks. Control is unique and intuitive, involving a combination of buttons, a jog dial, and a multi-touch screen. The KDJ-ONE can also be used as a VST instrument, or as a controller for other DAW software.


Thursday April 19, 2012 12:55pm - 1:55pm
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:55pm

Lunch Break & Sponsor Sessions
Thursday April 19, 2012 12:55pm - 1:55pm
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

12:55pm

Steinberg: An In-Depth Look at System Solutions for Composing & Music Production

Learn how to maximize the composing and producing power of Cubase 6.5. Advanced multitrack editing tools, lush virtual instruments, an unrivaled take-comping system and a revolutionary approach to MIDI form the centerpiece of this next-generation production environment. Crucial to any System Solution is the perfect integration of software and hardware. Hear the pristine sonic quality of the UR Series audio interfaces that boast high-resolution analog and digital I/O, DSP FX alongside the widely acclaimed D-Pre mic preamps and experience the flexibility of the modular CMC Series USB controllers, six unique controllers designed to give you the fastest and most flexible way to control your session. System Solutions from Steinberg are unparalleled in the world of music and audio recording! Kevin Doucette (A.R. Rahman, Berklee College-Film Composing) and Brian McGovern (Steinberg NA Product Demonstrator) will conduct this informative session.



Thursday April 19, 2012 12:55pm - 1:55pm
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:55pm

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Composers Sessions - Trevor Morris: How to Become Immortal in Scoring

Trevor Morris: How to Become Immortal in Scoring
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.


Thursday April 19, 2012 12:55pm - 1:55pm
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:00pm

“We Create Music”

These leading songwriters and composers hail from all different points on the musical spectrum. Yet whether they made their name through writing smash radio singles, the score to a major box office hit or a Tony-winning musical, 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 Ron Fair

Ron Fair

 In his 30 years as a major-label executive, Ron Fair championed the Black Eyed Peas to 17 million albums, 4 number-ones and multiple-Grammy-wins, discovered and produced 7 number-one R&B hits for vocalist Keyshia Cole; guided and produced Vanessa Carlton to a Grammy-nominated debut, producing and arranging her number-one... Read More →
avatar for Brett James

Brett James

| From Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts, to Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson, Rihanna, and Leona Lewis, Brett James has had more than 300 of his songs recorded by some of the biggest artists in the world over the past decade. His songs... Read More →
avatar for Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda

 Lin-Manuel Miranda is the Tony-winning composer-lyricist of Broadway\'s In the Heights. In the Heights received four 2008 Tony Awards (including Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography and Best Musical), with Lin-Manuel receiving a Tony Award for Best Score, as well as a nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. Off-Broadway, In the Heights received nine Drama Desk Nominations and an award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. It also won the Lucille Lortel Award and Outer Critic\'s Circle Award for Best Musical and took home a 2009 Grammy Award for its Original Broadway Cast Album. Additionally, Lin-Manuel received an Obie Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for the show. The show was also recognized as a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. In 2007, Lin-Manuel received the ASCAP Foundation\'s Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award and in May of 2009, Lin-Manuel received the degree of Doctor of Human letters, honoris causa, from Yeshiva University, the youngest recipient of such an honor. Lin-Manuel is a co-founder and member of Freestyle Love Supreme, a popular hip-hop improv group that performs regularly in New York City and worldwide. Recently, Lin-Manuel contributed new songs to the upcoming revival of Stephen Schwartz\' Working and worked with Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim on Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway Revival of West Side Story. He has performed for President Obama and the first family at the White House for its first-ever Poetry Jam, and was selected to be a Master Teacher for the 2009 Mercer... Read More →
avatar for Monica

Monica

 Grammy Award-winning and 20-million-plus selling recording artist, actress and entrepreneur, Monica, remains a female force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry. With her debut singles, “Don’t Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)” and “Before You Walk Out Of My... Read More →
avatar for Heitor Pereira

Heitor Pereira

 Brazil-born Heitor Pereira started his music career as a guitarist for artists such as Simply Red, Sergio Mendes, Rod Stewart, and Jack Johnson among others. He came upon film scoring when he was brought in as a songwriter for the film, As Good As It Gets, where he found that his arrangements were better suited for scores. Producer James L. Brooks was impressed by... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Tedder

Ryan Tedder

 As the front man of OneRepublic, and as a songwriter outside of the group, Ryan Tedder has penned record-breaking hits. A remix by Timbaland made OneRepublic’s “Apologize” a surprise smash, and Ryan saw another of his songs from the group’s debut album, “Stop and Stare,” rise to the top of the charts. Nominated for a Grammy Award, the #1 hit... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Ron Fair

Ron Fair

 In his 30 years as a major-label executive, Ron Fair championed the Black Eyed Peas to 17 million albums, 4 number-ones and multiple-Grammy-wins, discovered and produced 7 number-one R&B hits for vocalist Keyshia Cole; guided and produced Vanessa Carlton to a Grammy-nominated debut, producing and arranging her number-one... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

3:30pm

Inside the Composer’s Studio with Trevor Morris

You’ll get a glimpse into the composer’s studio as one of today’s most prominent film and television composers walks you through his creative process, from the initial spotting sessions to the final cut and every step in between. The audience will get a live, on-screen demonstration of the mock up recording process, and see how to use scoring templates to turn their musical vision into a fully realized movie or TV score.


Panelists
avatar for Trevor Morris

Trevor Morris

 The past year has been an incredible one for Trevor Morris. He received two Emmy Award nominations and three Gemini Award nominations, earning his second wins in each. Trevor’s cinematic and thrilling score was also heard in the highly anticipated action-packed film, Immortals. Trevor has earned multiple Emmy and Gemini nominations and awards for his work on... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

3:30pm

Master Session with Peter Frampton

Grammy-winning guitarist Peter Frampton first came to fame through a mid-60's stint in British psych-rock group The Herd. Frampton then co-founded Humble Pie, all the while building a reputation as a first-call session guitarist for George Harrison, Harry Nilsson and others. In 1971, Frampton launched a solo career that would spawn the classic live set Frampton Comes Alive! The album spawned the hits "Baby, I Love Your Way," "Show Me the Way" and "Do You Feel Like We Do," stayed on the Billboard charts for nearly two years, and instantly became one of the most beloved live albums of all time. His 2007 album Fingerprints won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album. Frampton’s most recent album was 2010’s Thank You Mr Churchill. He just completed celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Frampton Comes Alive! by performing the best-selling live album around the world in its entirety along with other highlights from his career. Frampton will share stories and wisdom gleaned from his 45-plus year long career.


Panelists
avatar for Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton

 Grammy-winner Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. At 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for British band the Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His session work includes such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle and many... Read More →
avatar for Nic Harcourt

Nic Harcourt

Regarded as the ultimate \'tastemaker\' in music, Nic Harcourt is the former host of KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic and the syndicated show Sounds Eclectic. After 10 years as KCRW Music Director, Nic stepped down in 2008 to pursue other opportunities. Still a DJ at KCRW, Nic cur... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Nic Harcourt

Nic Harcourt

Regarded as the ultimate \'tastemaker\' in music, Nic Harcourt is the former host of KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic and the syndicated show Sounds Eclectic. After 10 years as KCRW Music Director, Nic stepped down in 2008 to pursue other opportunities. Still a DJ at KCRW, Nic cur... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

3:30pm

Diverse Careers in Concert Music

From performing to session gigs, cross-genre collaborations to musical theatre, today’s concert music creator has opportunities far beyond the composer’s desk or the conductor’s podium. On this enlightening panel, you’ll hear about the diverse careers of four of the foremost (and busiest!) composers and conductors active in the field. They’ll provide advice and inspiration for anyone looking to have a fulfilling career in concert music.


Panelists
avatar for Derek Bermel

Derek Bermel

 Described by the Toronto Star as “an eclectic with wide open ears,\' composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel has been widely hailed for his creativity, theatricality, and virtuosity. Bermel\'s works draw on a rich variety of musical genres—classical, jazz, pop, rock, blues, folk, funk, and... Read More →
avatar for Gabriela Lena Frank

Gabriela Lena Frank

| A member of G. Schirmer’s prestigious roster of artists, Gabriela Lena Frank creates work that incorporates Latino/Latin American mythology, archeology, art, poetry, and folk music into western classical forms, reflecting her Peruvian-American heritage. Among numerous awards, Frank has received a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2009 Latin Grammy for Best Classical Contemporary Composition, and a 2010 United States Artists Fellowship given each year to fifty of... Read More →
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Grant Gershon

 Grant Gershon was named Music Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale in 2001 and also serves as LA Opera Resident Conductor/Chorus Master. The Los Angeles Times proclaims that the Chorale \'has become the most exciting chorus in the country under Grant Gershon.\'  He has led nearly 100 performances at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, including virtually all of the major choral works... Read More →
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Gabriel Kahane

 Gabriel Kahane’s (b. 1981, Venice Beach) most recent recording as a singer-songwriter is Where Are the Arms, which was released in 2011. As a composer of concert works, he has been commissioned by Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, American Composers Or... Read More →

Moderator
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Derek Bermel

 Described by the Toronto Star as “an eclectic with wide open ears,\' composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel has been widely hailed for his creativity, theatricality, and virtuosity. Bermel\'s works draw on a rich variety of musical genres—classical, jazz, pop, rock, blues, folk, funk, and... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

3:30pm

The Digital Frontier: New Ways to Market Your Music and Engage Your Fans

In this “always online” world, the barriers to growing your career have been replaced with a host of new tools to reach fans all over the globe. With this great freedom comes a great responsibility: musicians now have to put down their instruments and put on their marketing and business hats to have success. These leaders from both the business and creative sides of music will provide practical advice on how to make the most of new marketing platforms, distribute your recordings, build loyal fans through social networks and monetize your music along the way.


Panelists
avatar for Jared Leto

Jared Leto

 Jared Leto enjoys long hikes and vegan ice cream. When he\'s not on tour, he\'s based | nowhere, since he\'s always on tour. Besides being the front man of Thirty Seconds To Mars, he is also the founder of The Hive, The One + Only Golden Tickets, and VyRT.
avatar for Kendel Ratley

Kendel Ratley

| Kendel Ratley is Kickstarter\'s Director of Marketing and Outreach. She focuses on implementing Kickstarter\'s mission in the real world via events, community relations, and helping artists conceptualize projects. Kendel has spent a decade marketing NYC music and tech start-up... Read More →
avatar for Ian Rogers

Ian Rogers

 Ian Rogers has been helping artists make the most of the web since 1993. Until April 2008, he was VP and General Manager of Yahoo! Music and Yahoo! Video. Previously he was President and CTO of Mediacode (sold to Yahoo!), President of New Media at Grand Royal, Webmaster at Nullsoft (sold to AOL) and CTO at rVision. He dropped out of a Computer Science PhD program in 1995 to assist the Beastie Boys on tour. He holds a BA in Computer Science from Indiana... Read More →
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D.A. Wallach

| D.A. Wallach is best known as one-half of Chester French, a critically-acclaimed duo discovered by Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. An ‘07 graduate of Harvard College, D.A. has been featured in GQ, Rolling Stone, Vogue, and numerous other publications. He has toured with Lady Gaga, Blink 182, and Weezer, and has appeared on many TV shows, including Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In addition to Chester French, D.A. is one-half of two other groups: D.A... Read More →

Moderator

Thursday April 19, 2012 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:30pm

Words of Wisdom: Lyrics in Songwriting

Even the catchiest hook won’t connect unless it’s paired with a great lyric. You can expect more than a few clever turns-of-phrase and bon mots from this panel, in which some of the best songwriters working today talk about what goes into a top-shelf lyric and how lyric writing fits into the songwriting process. Whether you’re looking to fine-tune your lyrical craft or you’re just curious about how words and music can interact, these master wordsmiths will show you how it’s done.


Panelists
avatar for Julie Frost

Julie Frost

| Julie Frost is a singer, songwriter, guitar player and music producer. She has worked with today’s leading artists and has collaborated with some of the industry’s top songwriters and producers. She recently won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for “Masterpiece,” a song that she co-wrote with Jimmy Harry and Madonna to play in the end credits of... Read More →
avatar for Siedah Garrett

Siedah Garrett

 Siedah Garrett is an R&B singer and an award-winning songwriter. She has earned Academy Awards and nominations for “Love You, I Do” – sung by Jennifer Hudson in the film adaptation of Dreamgirls, – and this year for “Real In Rio” from the 2011 blockbuster animated feature film, Rio. Garrett co-wrote an additional three songs for Rio with Sergio Mendes. Though Garrett has written for a diverse set of artists, she is probably best known for co-writing... Read More →
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Brett James

| From Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts, to Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson, Rihanna, and Leona Lewis, Brett James has had more than 300 of his songs recorded by some of the biggest artists in the world over the past decade. His songs... Read More →
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Jimmy Webb

 Raised by an ex-Marine Southern Baptist minister father, and a mother who insisted he master the piano by age 12, Jimmy Webb was working the publishing houses of Hollywood at age 16 and was a self-proclaimed \'professional songwriter\' at age 17. Mentored by Johnny Rivers and Lou Adler, Webb arrived on the scene at a propitious moment and strung together a necklace of hit songs. \'Up, Up and Away\' for the Fifth Dimension, \'By The Time I Get To Phoenix\' and \'Wichita Lineman\' for Glen Campbell followed. The kid some had dismissed as a \'one hit wonder\' went on to create a modern standard repertoire including, \'Didn\'t We\' for Sinatra and Bennett, \'Worst That Could Happen\' for Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge and in 1976, Webb\'s \'MacArthur Park\' went #1 for a month with Donna... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Jimmy Webb

Jimmy Webb

 Raised by an ex-Marine Southern Baptist minister father, and a mother who insisted he master the piano by age 12, Jimmy Webb was working the publishing houses of Hollywood at age 16 and was a self-proclaimed \'professional songwriter\' at age 17. Mentored by Johnny Rivers and Lou Adler, Webb arrived on the scene at a propitious moment and strung together a necklace of hit songs. \'Up, Up and Away\' for the Fifth Dimension, \'By The Time I Get To Phoenix\' and \'Wichita Lineman\' for Glen Campbell followed. The kid some had dismissed as a \'one hit wonder\' went on to create a modern standard repertoire including, \'Didn\'t We\' for Sinatra and Bennett, \'Worst That Could Happen\' for Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge and in 1976, Webb\'s \'MacArthur Park\' went #1 for a month with Donna... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:55pm

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 advocacy and grassroots efforts focused on protecting the rights of music creators. We had a great response to last year’s video initiative, designed to inform and educate key Washington policy makers and legislators about the issues that affect the music community. As a follow up, we are once more looking to capture testimonials from ASCAP members and fellow music 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 to take part in a brief video interview and articulate what being a music creator means to you!


Thursday April 19, 2012 4:55pm - 5:25pm
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators

4:55pm

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Hands on Music Creation
Join us in the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge for a comprehensive demonstration on performing your music live with reliable and powerful Dell series touch screen products using Music OS by Open Labs.


Thursday April 19, 2012 4:55pm - 5:25pm
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

4:55pm

KDJ-One by CyberStep: Music Production Goes Handheld

The new KDJ-ONE packs all the functionality of a modern DAW into a compact, multi-touch screen smartbook. Features include an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, multitrack audio editing, and high precision rhythmic force feedback. ACIDized WAV support and remote VST control ensure that your on-the-go KDJ-ONE creations will mesh perfectly with your existing production setup back home.



Thursday April 19, 2012 4:55pm - 5:25pm
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:55pm

Sponsor Sessions
Thursday April 19, 2012 4:55pm - 5:25pm
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

4:55pm

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Producers Sessions - David Isaac: Producers Do’s and Don’ts

David Isaac: Producers Do’s and Don’ts
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.


Thursday April 19, 2012 4:55pm - 5:25pm
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:55pm

Yamaha: DTX Showcase

What do top drummers Kenny Aronoff, John Blackwell, Carter Beauford, Thomas Pridgen, Ray Luzier and Alan White have in common? They each play different styles of music on different acoustic drums, but they all agree the Yamaha DTX-PADs come closer to the dynamic response and feel of a real drum than any other e-drum on the market. Come see and play the new DTX kits and talk to DTX artist relations manager and Hal Leonard author, Bob Terry, about the benefits of adding electric drum kits to your live show.


Thursday April 19, 2012 4:55pm - 5:25pm
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

5:30pm

No Secrets: Master Session with Carly Simon

The storied music career of 2012 ASCAP Founders Award honoree Carly Simon began in earnest with her solo debut in 1971, which yielded the top-ten hit “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be” and earned her the Best New Artist Grammy. Over the next few years her star would rise on the strength of huge singles like “Anticipation,” “Legend in Your Own Time” and especially “You’re So Vain,” which hit #1 on the U.S. pop charts and catapulted Simon to superstardom. Simon’s unflinching, sophisticated songs continued to connect with listeners throughout the 70's – her singles "The Right Thing to Do" and “You Belong to Me” became huge critical and commercial successes. In the 80’s, Simon began a string of contributions to film and TV soundtracks. Her song “Let the River Run” from Working Girl earned her a Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe. And while Simon has never stopped recording new albums and contributing songs to visual media, she’s also branched out into opera (Romulus Hunt), acted in film and TV and written a series of children’s books. In this unique session, Carly Simon will open a window into her songwriting process. In addition to an in-depth conversation on her creative journey, some early demos of her songs will be played and discussed, offering a rare glimpse of the creative evolution of one of the most inspired songwriters of our time.


Panelists
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Carly Simon

 Carly Simon has an unparalleled career that spans four decades of openhearted storytelling both in song and print. Joining the ranks of the singer-songwriters of the early 1970’s, Simon changed the public’s conception of pop music from teeny-bop to honest, sensitive and intelligent craftwork... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

EVP, Membership - ASCAP

Thursday April 19, 2012 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

5:30pm

All the World’s a Stage: Breaking Into International Markets

Tired of playing the same ol’ live circuit? Think your melodies might fit better with lyrics in a different language? Sail into the uncharted waters of foreign markets with our panel of internationally successful songwriters and industry experts from outside the US. These folks know what it takes to make it in other countries, and they’ll share it all – everything from collaborating with a foreigner to how live audiences respond differently in other parts of the globe.


Panelists
avatar for Victor Finn

Victor Finn

 Victor Finn was appointed CEO of IMRO (the Irish performing rights organisation) in 2008. A Chartered Management Accountant with a degree in Marketing from the University of Limerick, Finn previously spent seven years as the Managing Director of MCPS Ireland (the Irish mechanica... Read More →
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Alex Kassner

 Alex Kassner has been responsible for international business affairs at the Kassner Music group since June 2009, with particular focus on the company’s relationship with US companies and writers. His key achievements to date include completing a reciprocal administration deal with independent US publisher Downtown Music Publishing and securing the representation of classic hip-hop artists the Jungle Brothers. Before joining Kassner Music, Alex spent several years as a solicitor at UK city law firm CMS Cameron McKenna, with clients that included Amazon.com, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan. The Kassner Music group is a family-run independent music publisher with a heritage of almost 70 years. Its catalogue contains world-famous copyrights such as... Read More →
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 Kai Robøle

Kai Robøle

 Kai Robøle is the founder and MD of Waterfall Music, a music publishing company based in Norway that’s oriented toward the international market. Waterfall\'s main objectives are to find and nurture songwriting talent and to help develop international songwriter careers. Lately... Read More →

Moderator

Thursday April 19, 2012 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

5:30pm

Behind the Scenes: The Musical Anatomy of a Hit TV Show

Music is a huge part of the experience of any TV show, and there’s often as much drama and heart-racing action involved in finishing an episode as there is on-screen. You’ll find out how the composers, music supervisors and music editors for some of the biggest shows on television work together – and independently – to create the perfect small-screen soundtrack. It’s a must-see panel for anyone interested in the creative or business sides of television music.


Panelists
avatar for Kevin Bassinson

Kevin Bassinson

 Kevin Bassinson has gained an impressive amount of experience and expertise as a music editor in film and television enhanced by his intimate involvement in every discipline of the music industry. Kevin grew up in St. Louis, Missouri in a house filled with music. Kevin was mentored as a music editor by the late Emmy and Grammy winning music editor John Strauss (Amadeus, Hair, Valmont). As a music editor... Read More →
avatar for John Dickson

John Dickson

 Texas native John Dickson received his musical training at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas, the University of Miami (FL) and at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, earning degrees in Piano/French Horn, Composition, Conducting, and Commercial Music and Production. He is currently the composer for... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Golubić

Thomas Golubić

 Thomas Golubić is a Los Angeles-based DJ, music supervisor, and Grammy-nominated record producer. His music supervision credits include the AMC series Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and The Killing, the HBO series Six Feet Under and the New Line film After The Sunset, among a number of other film and television projects. Thomas was nominated for two Grammy awards for producing volumes 1 and 2 of the Six Feet Under soundtrack, and... Read More →
avatar for Steve Porcaro

Steve Porcaro

 Born into a musical family, Steve Porcaro – along with brothers Jeff and Mike – was a founding member of the Grammy-winning, platinum-selling rock group Toto. He left the group in 1986, looking to pursue a career based more in songwriting and composing, finding his big break with the composition to Michael... Read More →
avatar for Dave Porter

Dave Porter

 Dave Porter began his musical training on the piano at age five, and began composing as a teen. He studied classical and electronic music composition at Sarah Lawrence College, and started his professional career at Philip Glass’ studio in New York City. Dave is the series composer for the Emmy-acclaimed drama Breaking Bad on AMC, and was awarded an ASCAP Film and TV award for Breaking Bad and the FOX Studios paramedic drama Saved, which aired on... Read More →
avatar for Greg Sill

Greg Sill

 After serving as VP Music at Warner Bros. Television, for seven years, Greg went out on his own as a music supervisor with over 40 cable TV network movies and shows, including the Peabody Award winning FX show Justified.

Moderator
avatar for Thomas Golubić

Thomas Golubić

 Thomas Golubić is a Los Angeles-based DJ, music supervisor, and Grammy-nominated record producer. His music supervision credits include the AMC series Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and The Killing, the HBO series Six Feet Under and the New Line film After The Sunset, among a number of other film and television projects. Thomas was nominated for two Grammy awards for producing volumes 1 and 2 of the Six Feet Under soundtrack, and... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

5:30pm

From the Club to the Charts: DJs Turned Producers

As dance culture has infiltrated pop music, we’ve seen the DJ emerge from behind the turntables to become an essential part of the songwriting team. Our panelists are all respected DJs who have gained significant acclaim as producers, songwriters and remixers in recent years. They’ll examine the changing role of the DJ by talking about how they moved from the club to the charts, and offer attendees pointers on how they can do the same.


Panelists
avatar for Mick Boogie

Mick Boogie

| NYC-based Mick Boogie has quickly become one of the America’s most in-demand DJ talents, expanding his DJ brand to include A-list events in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Barcelona, Cannes, Beijing, Toronto, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Dubai and of course, New York City where he has graced the turntables at The Darby, Avenue, 1Oak, Le Bain and more. All about pleasing the crowd... Read More →
avatar for Don Cannon

Don Cannon

 An anthem is defined as “a song of devotion or loyalty, a song of praise, and a symbol for a distinct group of people.”  As a celebrity DJ and producer, Don Cannon is responsible for a new sound of major hip hop anthems storming the airwaves over the past couple of years. Cannon is an internationally known DJ who can be heard spinning to elite entertainment industry crowds from Atlanta to Tokyo. His production credits list a... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Sabo

Melissa Sabo

 Melissa Sabo\'s career began when she became head of her college radio station. From there she built relationships that would lead to her first job at MCA Records working with Something Corporate, Midtown, The Starting Line, DJ Encore, and more.  Melissa quickly moved into artist management and has been involved in the careers of Ben Folds, The Rocket Summer, Underoath, Say Anything and, most recently, Grammy-winning pop producer Sandy Vee as well as Swedish Grammy-nominated producer/DJ Adrian Lux... Read More →
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DJ White Shadow

 Paul Blair (aka DJ White Shadow) grew up on a farm in Ohio, went to school in Detroit, and started DJing in Japan at age 17. Setting up base in Chicago, DJWS created residencies in some of the Second City’s best clubs spinning his own brand of dance, hip hop and house. Having refined and sharpened his skills, DJWS was invited to play all over the world, including Las Vegas, NYC, LA, Barcelona, London, Miami and Milan. Corporate clients like Playboy, Louis Vuitton, Google, Nike, Marc Jacobs and Guinness sought out DJWS to get their events popping. Even President... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Melissa Sabo

Melissa Sabo

 Melissa Sabo\'s career began when she became head of her college radio station. From there she built relationships that would lead to her first job at MCA Records working with Something Corporate, Midtown, The Starting Line, DJ Encore, and more.  Melissa quickly moved into artist management and has been involved in the careers of Ben Folds, The Rocket Summer, Underoath, Say Anything and, most recently, Grammy-winning pop producer Sandy Vee as well as Swedish Grammy-nominated producer/DJ Adrian Lux... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

5:30pm

R&B/Hip-Hop Song Feedback

Engage in honest talk and receive valuable advice from chart-topping R&B and hip-hop songwriters, 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 Brian Warfield (Fisticuffs)

Brian Warfield (Fisticuffs)

Producer – “One Night Stand," "Girls Like You,” "Quickie," “Cheyenne”
avatar for Shawn Barron

Shawn Barron

| Shawn Barron was born and raised in Buffalo, NY and went to Seton Hall University. During his last semester at Seton Hall, Barron interned at Universal Records in the fields of New Media and A&R, and was then hired by Koch Entertainment.  Upon leaving Koch, Barron decided to create something that was his own. Barron and fellow Koch employee, Daniel Montes, had an initial meeting with another industry friend, Success Davis, and after a few weeks, Barron came back to the table with artist Phreshy Duzit. The four men created Self Made Celebrity Entertainment and went on to secure a record deal with Atlantic Records for Phreshy Duzit... Read More →
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Dallas Martin

 Music Executive Dallas Martin attended Clark Atlanta University where he discovered his love for music and marketing. It was at Clark where Dallas started his company BluPrint Entertainment which specializes in event planning, consulting and artist management. BluPrint has planned and hosted events for many notables in the entertainment industry such as Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Allen Iverson, Nas and Juelz Santana. In a short amount of time, BluPrint has created a name in Atlanta as one of the premiere event planning and promotions teams in the city. Dallas served as... Read More →
avatar for Soundz

Soundz

positison, company
Producer - "Skin," "Love in This Club, Pt. II," "Gimmie Dat"

Moderator

Thursday April 19, 2012 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

6:45pm

Opening Networking Reception (Presented by ole)

Meet your fellow music creators and panelists at a special networking reception in and around the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge on the terrace outside the Grand Ballroom.


Thursday April 19, 2012 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

7:30pm

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 the hotel lobby area for details.


Thursday April 19, 2012 7:30pm - 11:45pm
Hotel Lobby Lounge Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge (1st Floor)

8:00pm

"I Create Music" Center Stage

Enjoy some great live music from this diverse group of successful ASCAP songwriters, who will treat the audience to acoustic performances of some of their best-known songs in an intimate “in-the-round” setting.


Panelists
avatar for Don Felder (Formerly of the Eagles)

Don Felder (Formerly of the Eagles)

 World-renowned musician Don Felder was one of the five members and former lead guitarist of rock group the Eagles for 27 years. Credited with adding a rock and roll edge to their country sound, he co-wrote their biggest hit, the multi-Grammy award-winning song, \'Hotel... Read More →
avatar for Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go's)

Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go's)

 While in design college in the mid 1970′s, Jane Wiedlin stumbled upon the burgeoning LA punk rock scene and was inspired to form The Go-Go’s. The band quickly became local favorites, and were signed by the indie label IRS Records. With many of their songs written or co-written by Jane (including the classic... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go's)

Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go's)

 Kathy Valentine has had a lifelong love affair with music, gravitating to it while attending “a hippie commune school” in Austin and listening to AM pop radio–the Beatles, Stones, Motown and girl groups–with a Texas twang. Kathy started a few high school bands, almost went on the road with the British female headbangers Girlschool, and played in... Read More →
avatar for Charlotte Caffey (The Go-Go's)

Charlotte Caffey (The Go-Go's)

 Charlotte Caffey is a well-known songwriter and musician who started her career in her native Los Angeles in the 1970\'s. She became obsessed with rock music at a very young age, listening to L.A. radio in the Southern California sun. As a teen, she was fortunate enough to see The Beatles as well as Led Zepplin in concert. These two profound experiences sparked an obsession to be in a band and perform on stage. By the summer of 1971, she joined her first band and never looked back. Charlotte played in several groups while attending college where she received a degree in classical music. She then found herself in the middle of the infamous L.A. punk rock scene in the late... Read More →
avatar for David Paich

David Paich

 David Paich (born June 25, 1954 in Los Angeles, California) is a songwriter, performer, recording producer, arranger, vocalist and main composer of the Los Angeles-based rock/pop band Toto. David is the son of the late Oakland born jazz composer, musician, and arranger Marty Paich. With Toto, Paich has released 17 albums and sold over 30 million records. A prolific writer of chart-breakers, Paich wrote or co-wrote hits such as \'Hold the Line,\' \'Georgy Porgy,\' \'Rosanna,\' \'Got To Be Real,\' and he also performed his Toto hit \'Africa,\' at the UN for Bishop Desmond Tutu\'s lifetime achievement award. David also just finished performing for Cops and Causes in Hollywood for Fallen Heroes in LA. He has co-writing credits with Boz Scaggs on the songs \'What Can I Say,\' \'Lowdown,\' and \'Lido Shuffle\' from the multi-platinum album Silk Degrees. As songwriter, he wrote or co-wrote songs for Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Pink,Don Henely and many more. David was a part of the session group on the Michael Jackson album Thriller. He played piano, synthesizer, and did arrangements. Paich was involved with the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards as a music director... Read More →
avatar for Allen Shamblin

Allen Shamblin

 Allen Shamblin was born in Tennessee and grew up in Huffman, Texas, about 30 miles outside of Houston. In August of 1987, Allen moved to Nashville, with 14 completed songs.  His vivid detail and honest, earthy lyrics quickly caught the ear of the Nashville music establishment.  In 1989, it was Randy... Read More →

Moderator

Thursday April 19, 2012 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Highlands Hollwood & Highlands Complex

10:00pm

ASCAP EXPO iStandard Producer and Rapper Showcase

ASCAP and iStandard are excited to present for its fourth year this showcase opportunity at the EXPO, specifically for Producers and Rappers. Eight EXPO attendees, whose tracks were pre-selected by iStandard, will have their music played before a panel of prominent music industry tastemakers, who will then provide valuable constructive criticism for the benefit of the participants and the audience. Two 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.


Panelists
avatar for Battleroy

Battleroy

Producer, Songwriter - "Lighters"
avatar for Marcos

Marcos "Kosine" Palacios (Da Internz)

 Chicago’s production duo Da Internz (Ernest \'Tuo\' Clark and Marcos Palacios) have produced for many of hip-hop/R&B\'s heavy hitters such as John Legend, Mims, Greyson Chance, Rihanna and Big Sean. Their songs include: Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake,” Sean Kingston & Justin Bieber’s \'Eenie Meenie,\' Big Sean... Read More →
avatar for Ernest

Ernest "Tuo" Clark (Da Internz)

 Chicago’s production duo Da Internz (Ernest \'Tuo\' Clark and Marcos \'Kosine\' Palacios) have produced for many of hip-hop/R&B\'s heavy hitters such as John Legend, Mims, Greyson Chance, Rihanna and Big Sean. Their songs include Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake,” Sean Kingston & Justin... Read More →
avatar for S1 (Symbolyc One)

S1 (Symbolyc One)

 S1, aka Symbolyc One, (born Larry D. Griffin Jr.), grew up in Waco, TX, infatuated with old tunes that played on his parents’ turntable. This led him to learn the alto sax and piano through out his teen years and in church, and eventually led him to 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. In 2007, S1 began competing in National Beat Competitions (iStandard, Red Bull Big Tune... Read More →
avatar for Malik Yusef

Malik Yusef

 Spoken word artist Malik Yusef was born in Chicago, Illinois. He began performing spoken word in open mic venues in the late 1980s, and had his first big break in 1997 when Ted Witcher, director of the film, Love Jones, recognized his poetry and hired him to coach the film\'s lead actor, Larenz Tate. Yusef received a Peabody Award nomination in 2000 and was the Truth Award Spoken Word Artist of the Year from 2001 to 2005. He was also awarded the Best Poet award by the Chicago Music Awards from 2002 to 2008, and won an Independent Film Project Award for Hollywood Jerome. In 2002, Yusef, along with jazz saxophonist Mike Phillips collaborated on the song \'This Is Not A Game,\' which was selected by Michael Jordan to appear on the album that came with the purchase of limited edition Jordan 17 sneakers. That same year, he performed his poem entitled \'I spit...\' on the second season of HBO\'s Russell Simmons\' Def Poetry Jam. In 2003, Yusef released his debut solo album, The Great Chicago Fire -- A Cold Day in Hell, which featured a long list of production credits and guest appearances that included Kanye West, Xtreme, Chantay Savage, Common, and Bigg Nastee, among others. Yusef released the album G.O.O.D. Morning, G.O.O.D. Night in collaboration with Kanye West. West\'s 2006 release, Late Registration, featured Yusef\'s poetry on the song \'Crack Music,\' and was honored with a Grammy Award. His collaborations with West... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 10:00pm - Friday April 20, 2012 12:00am
The Highlands Upstairs Hollwood & Highlands Complex
 
Friday, April 20
 

TBA

One-on-One Sessions - Sold Out

One-on-One Sessions, which have sold out early each year, provide attendees an opportunity to meet with a songwriter/composer, music publisher, online marketing executive, record company executive, Film/TV music executive, music attorney or ASCAP executive. The 15-minute session will be a mix of career advice and/or song critiques.
There are no openings or waiting list spots available.


Panelists
avatar for Jeff Gray (Pesci)

Jeff Gray (Pesci)

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Music Administration & Creative - Fox Sports Music
avatar for Walter Afanasieff

Walter Afanasieff

Producer, Songwriter - “My Heart Will Go On,” “Hero,” “A Whole New World,” "All I Want For Christmas is You"
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Betsy Anthony

Sr. Director, Creative and Writer Services - BMG Chrysalis
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Michelle Bell

 Michelle Bell is a singer, songwriter and producer from Ohio. Bell\'s song collaborations have contributed to the sale of over 40 million albums worldwide. She\'s written songs for Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Paulina Rubio, Nas, Kelis, Jennifer Lopez, Girls Aloud, Sugababes, and many more. Her co-written, \'Morning After Dark,\' was the first single from Timbaland\'s Shock Value II album and featured Soshy and Nelly Furtado. In 2011, Michelle\'s song collaboration with Britney Spears, \'I\'ve Just... Read More →
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Eric Bellinger

 Los Angeles born and bred singer-songwriter Eric Bellinger’s destiny preceded him. Grandson of Jackson 5 hit making songwriter Bobby Day (“Rockin’ Robin,” “Little Bitty Pretty One”), Bellinger has been singing since he could speak. Captain of his high school football team, the day came for Eric to choose between a scholarship to pursue a football career at the prestigious University of Southern California or follow his passion in music. Not long after making the difficult decision to turn down USC, Bellinger joined the... Read More →
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First Born

Roahn Hylton, known as \'First Born,\' is an up and coming music producer and one of the industry\'s rising stars. Hailing from Houston, TX., Hylton illustrates his diverse creativity of music through his production for Hip-Hop, R&B, and pop artists. While attending Oral Roberts... Read More →
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Marcy Bulkeley

 Marcy Bulkeley graduated Emerson College with a degree in Audio/Radio Production and directed her studies towards film and television music. Her education continued in Los Angeles at UCLA with extended studies in music supervision, publishing, and music copyright & law. Currently she is music director at Big Picture Entertainment, an entertainment marketing and advertising company, working on major motion picture campaigns as well as broadcast sports marketing campaigns. She is responsible for the music in the campaigns for Inception, Hangover 1... Read More →
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DJ Camper

 21 year old American music producer Darhyl \'DJ\' Camper Jr. was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Camper started playing piano at the tender age of six, and it was then that his parents knew he had a special gift. He began producing at the age of fifteen. At sixteen, Camper placed his 1st single \'Hoodstar\' on Bow Wow and Omarion\'s album entitled Faceoff, which sold over 500,000 units. Since then, he has worked with Backstreet Boys, Corrine Bailey Rae, John Legend, R.Kelly, Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole, and many more. His most recent work is \'Marvin... Read More →
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Kathleen Carey

 Kathleen Carey’s career highlights include: song-plugging for Bacharach and David’s catalogue; song-plugging at Screen Gems Music; creating a publishing company for Richard Perry when he launched Planet Records; A&R for Geffen Publishing; creating Unicity Music, a boutique publishing company at Universal/MCA; Reata Music Publishing, a joint venture with Warners; joining Sony/ATV in... Read More →
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Cato

 LA-based film & television composer, recording artist and remixer Cato got started by tweaking modular synthesizers and writing as well as performing experimental electronic/industrial music to receptive, if sometime frightened, audiences.  Subsequently he wrote music for feature films including Stone (starring Robert De Niro) and Smokin\' Aces (dir. Joe Carnahan, starring Andy Garcia and Jeremy Piven) and scored television specials like Mini\'s First Time (dir. Nick Guthe, prod. Kevin Spacey, starring Alec Baldwin) and The Kennedy Detail (by 3-time... Read More →
avatar for Steve Celi

Steve Celi

 Steve Celi has been at Fox for over 12 years. As Manager of Music for On-Air Promotion including TV, Radio and New Media, Celi oversees all aspects of music production, clearances and library music for all of the Fox primetime lineup, including: American Idol, X Factor, Glee, House, Bones, Fringe, New Girl, Terra Nova, So You Think You Can Dance, Hell\'s Kitchen, Master Chef, Kitchen Nightmares, Raising Hope, Cops, and the entire Sunday night lineup. Celi previously worked as head of music for E! Entertainment Television for five years, and is also a composer, producer, singer-songwriter, vocalist and father of... Read More →
avatar for James Cheney

James Cheney

 James Cheney is the West Coast A&R for Songs Music Publishing in Los Angeles. At Songs Music Publishing, James works with a talented roster of songwriters, producers and artists such as JD Walker, Brian Lee, Jess Jackson Q-Tip & Dev.  In 2011 James signed the hot producer DJ Mustard to a co-publishing deal with the top 10 single... Read More →
avatar for Allison Wright Clark

Allison Wright Clark

| Concert promoter. Radio station program director.  Score supervisor. Music supervisor. Those are a few of the many hats Allison Wright Clark has worn throughout the years.  Among her many duties as Head of Development for Angry Mob, Wright Clark actively develops new relationships with studio music departments, networks, record labels, publishing companies, ad agencies and video game developers. She also mentors artists directly and works with the... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Clifford

Patrick Clifford

 Patrick Clifford began his career in the record business after graduating from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. His first position was working for music impresario Nat Weiss, who owned and operated Nemperor Records and Nemperor Artists. On the record side... Read More →
avatar for Dave Cool

Dave Cool

| | Dave Cool (yes, that’s his real name) has been working with independent artists his entire career. He’s currently the Director of Artist Relations for Bandzoogle, a website and marketing platform for musicians. Through blogging, social media, and traveling to conferences, he keeps an open dialogue with the Bandzoogle membership and the indie artist community at large about the challenges they face, and what strategies they can use to advance their careers. Previous to his work with Bandzoogle, he served as Director of Member Services for the Canadian Independent Recording... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Culbertson

Stephen Culbertson

| Stephen Culbertson has been an advocate of American music as both a publisher and a conductor for more than 25 years. In 1993, he co-founded Subito Music Publishing and became its President in 1997. During that time, Subito has become one of the most active concert music publishers in terms of identifying and promoting both established as well as up-and-coming composers. The catalog has grown quickly and includes composers and arrangers in the concert, jazz and crossover genres. In addition, Subito has kept on the forefront of technology as the production facility for the innovative new series CD Sheet... Read More →
avatar for Whitney Daane

Whitney Daane

 Whitney Daane began her music publishing career in 1996 at Maverick Music.  In 2000 she launched her own company, Mighty Isis Music, representing writers in Nashville, Los Angeles and New York and began consulting for London-based Kobalt Music Publishing in 2001. With over one hundred cuts and five #1 singles under her belt, she has pitched songs recorded by the Backstreet Boys, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Jodee Messina, Phil Vassar, Wynonna, Garth Brooks, Lee Ann Womack, Lonestar, Jamie... Read More →
avatar for Mike Daly

Mike Daly

Director, A&R - Disney Music Group / Walt Disney Records | Songwriter, Producer, Performer (Whiskeytown) |
avatar for Dominique Dunn

Dominique Dunn

 Dominique \'Domo\' Dunn got her start in music long before she stepped foot in the door at a record label. Born and raised in a family of musicians, understanding the dynamics of a song came natural like a second language. In 2006, Dominique began interning in the A&R department at Island Def Jam for Ray Romulus; working on various projects for artists such as Megan Rochell, Sterling Simms and Teairra Mari. She spent years working late nights in the studio, meeting with writers and producers, and attending showcases, all while managing school and two part time jobs. One of her findings finally caught the attention of TyTy Smith, who... Read More →
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Guy Blake, Esq.

Attorney - Davis Shapiro Lewit & Hayes, LLP
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Hillel Frankel, Esq.

CEO, Attorney - The Entertainment Law Office, P.C. | President - NoVo Arts Inc.   Hillel Frankel is a music attorney and artist manager based in Chicago. Through the | Entertainment Law Office (http://www.ent-law.net) he represents music related | businesses and artists includi... Read More →
avatar for Danny Exum

Danny Exum

Music Supervisor - mOcean | Guild of Music Supervisors | | | Danny Exum is an avid music lover since raiding his parents’ records as a kid. He lives in Glendale, CA with his beautiful wife. He loves fly-fishing, great wine and playing the ukulele. Danny got his start in the mus... Read More →
avatar for Michael Frick

Michael Frick

 Our West Coast Executive Producer is the founding partner of Mophonics, opening the doors of our Venice CA studios in 2002 after 15 years in film, visual fx, radio, music journalism and supervision. Michael set up the team that still forms the operational backbone of Mophonics, and his... Read More →
avatar for Julie Frost

Julie Frost

| Julie Frost is a singer, songwriter, guitar player and music producer. She has worked with today’s leading artists and has collaborated with some of the industry’s top songwriters and producers. She recently won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for “Masterpiece,” a song that she co-wrote with Jimmy Harry and Madonna to play in the end credits of... Read More →
avatar for Ron Goldberg

Ron Goldberg

Ron Goldberg, Vice President of Manhattan Production Music, has 22 years of experience licensing library and label music for films, TV, trailers, promos, news, videogames and sports.  Some recent placements include The Descendants, HBO’s Game Change, Dexter, Real Steel, trailers for Seeking Justice and Catch 44 and promos for House, Rob and The Big Bang Theory... Read More →
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Holly Greene

 Holly Greene has held senior positions at EMI, Jobete, Peer, PolyGram and Universal Music Publishing, where as Senior VP/GM East Coast Operations, her signings included writers and artists such as Desmond Child, Fuel, Adam Schlesinger, Ivy, Tracy Bonham, Bloodhound Gang, James Yancey (Jay Dee/J Dilla), Eric Benet, Jules Shear and Tony Kelly. Throughout her career she has helped create opportunities which have resulted in hundreds of recordings and placements, including hit singles such as \'Walk Like An Egyptian,\' \'Livin\' La Vida Loca,\' \'Dreamin\'\' and \'That Thing You... Read More →
avatar for Michael Howe

Michael Howe

 Michael Howe is VP of A&R at Capitol and Virgin Records. He is tasked with finding and nurturing new musical talent, as well as working with talent already signed to the Capitol and Virgin labels. Prior to his appointment, Howe helped to establish Downtown Music, signing artists including Gnarls Barkley, Santigold, David Gray, Mos Def, The Drums and Scissor Sisters, and previously worked as Director of... Read More →
avatar for Bennett Kaufman

Bennett Kaufman

 Bennett Kaufman is the owner of The BK Entertainment Group, managing the careers of producers, songwriters, mixers, artists and engineers in addition to consulting services. His clients are involved with all facets of music and include Dave Bassett, Don Gilmore, Neal Avron, Mike Green, and Chris Seefried, among... Read More →
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Maureen Kenny

 Maureen Kenny is currently Vice President of A&R at Universal Republic in Los Angeles.  Previously, she was at Columbia Record as Senior Director of A&R where she worked with such artists as MGMT, Chairlift, Metro Station, Motion City Soundtrack, John Mayer and Pete Yorn. ... Read More →
avatar for Suzan Koc

Suzan Koc

 Suzan Koc started her career at Warner Chappell France as director of Creative International, and moved to the US in 1996 to work for Hit and Run Music publishing company with Phil Collins and Genesis among others. Having specialized in working closely with songwriters, Koc was VP of Writer Development at BMG Music Publishing and a few years later moved to BMG Rights Management. She is currently consulting for peer music, Nettwerk Publishing and Pig Factory. She also runs Songwriter\'s Rendez-Vous, a workshop for up and coming... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Komar

Rachel Komar

Music Coordinator, Film/TV - Secret Road Music Services
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Jason Kramer

Jason Kramer is currently the music supervisor for Elias Arts, a prestigious music production company based in Santa Monica and New York. Elias Arts specializes in original music composition, sound design, music supervision, and audio branding for television, film, and commercials, and has won countless awards over the... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Krieg

Amanda Krieg

 Amanda Krieg began her career in the music department at Lionsgate, first in Business and Legal Affairs, followed by Film Music and Television Music. There she worked on films such as The Winning Season and Warrior, and television projects that included Blue Mountain State (Spik... Read More →
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Fabienne Leys

 Fabienne began her broad-based career in the music industry in 2002 working in the publicity departments of the famed Arista Records and Def Jam Recordings. A transition to A&R at Def Jam under the mentorship of Jay Brown resulted in her integral involvement in the following albums whose aggregate sales are over 10 million units worldwide: Nas\' \'Hip Hop Is Dead\' and Rihanna\'s \'A Girl Like Me\' and \'Good Girl Gone Bad... Read More →
avatar for Steve Lindsey

Steve Lindsey

 Steve started his career as an in demand Los Angeles session keyboard player in the 1980s. Later Steve became a multi platinum record producer with credits such as Leonard Cohen, Aaron Neville, Elton John, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Chris Botti and many others. In the early 90s, he started Blotter Music publishing where he discovered Mike Elizondo, Bridgette Benenate, Mickey Avalon, and Benji Highes. In 2004, he started Westside Independent with Cameron Strang and signed Jon Rotem, Brody Brown and Bruno Mars. Steve currently runs his new venture with Cameron, \'Thou Art the... Read More →
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Taylor Lindsey

 Taylor Lindsey is a Senior Creative Director for BMG Chrysalis where she currently pitches songs for 36 writers. Prior to joining BMG Chrysalis in January 2011, Taylor pitched songs for Grammy Award winning Raylene Music Publishing (Hillary Lindsey) for two years. Before moving... Read More →
avatar for Ben Maddahi

Ben Maddahi

 Benjamin Maddahi, 28, is a triple-threat. His publishing placements include \'Tonight (I\'m Loving You)\' by Enrique Iglesias, featuring Ludacris and DJ Frank E; \'Yeah 3x\' by Chris Brown; and tracks by the Black Eyed Peas, Kanye West and others. At Atlantic, he serves as co-A&... Read More →
avatar for Josh Marcy

Josh Marcy

| As a creative producer at bi-coastal music house Mophonics, Josh has worked with composers and artists to create songs for clients including Mercedes, Adidas, Visa, Fuel TV and ESPN with Geddy Lee.  Since placing New Young Pony Club\'s breakout hit \'Ice Cream\' in a worldwide... Read More →
avatar for Craig Marks

Craig Marks

 Feature films, network and cable television, commercials, trailers and beyond: as the creator of sonic imprints for an expansive range of high profile projects, Craig Marks’ comprehensive musical expertise is reflected in his extraordinary eclecticism. Ethnic music, orchestral scores, rock, electronic and rhythmic textures - Marks is a master of unlikely juxtaposition, from Steinways to Stratocasters; bassoons to buzz saws. Earning a degree in Music Composition at UCLA while moonlighting at Hans... Read More →
avatar for Sherry Orson

Sherry Orson

| Sherry Orson began her career in the music industry with Virgin Music Publishing. From there she moved to Universal Music Group and gained extensive experience in the fields of music publishing and licensing. She most recently worked with Steven Van Zandt (Bruce Springsteen, The Sopranos) representing his rock and roll record label and publishing... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Robbins

Andrew Robbins

 Andrew Robbins is the Director of Film/TV Music at MusicBox, a part of ole, with offices in Toronto, Nashville and W. Hollywood, CA. Andrew based in the W. Hollywood office is responsible for utilizing his relationships with producers, editors, and music supervisors to present MusicBox\'s extensive music and song catalogs which now boasts over 50,000 tracks across 28 catalogs, worth of one--stop, hassle-free licensable songs, trailer music, program/underscore and other post-audio elements. For 10 years prior to joining ole-MusicBox, Andrew served as Director, Film/TV Music at Megatrax where his prolific sales, work ethic, and insight into the needs of their clientele greatly aided in that company\'s growth. During that time he enjoyed such successes as multiple music placements in the Best Picture Oscar winning film, Crash, other films, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Stigmata, Momento, Bad Santa and Big... Read More →
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Steven Rosen

 Steven Rosen is the Owner/President of Rosen Music Corp., a management and publishing company for artists, songwriters and producers, which Rosen has run for over 15 years. His current roster includes Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester; writer/director Randy Johnson (One Night With Janis Joplin, Elvis The Concert); Kelly Levsque in Due Voci (Grammy Award winning songwriter Diane Warren\'s group); Saveria, and Three Graces. Most recently he managed and developed the career of Orianthi, Michael Jackson\'s guitar player, with the hit single, \'According To You\' and the album Believe II. Rosen has been involved with such #1 records as... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Sabo

Melissa Sabo

 Melissa Sabo\'s career began when she became head of her college radio station. From there she built relationships that would lead to her first job at MCA Records working with Something Corporate, Midtown, The Starting Line, DJ Encore, and more.  Melissa quickly moved into artist management and has been involved in the careers of Ben Folds, The Rocket Summer, Underoath, Say Anything and, most recently, Grammy-winning pop producer Sandy Vee as well as Swedish Grammy-nominated producer/DJ Adrian Lux... Read More →
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Jordan Silverberg

 Having spent over a decade supervising for trailers, Jordan Silverberg has worked on hundreds of campaigns for all types of projects, in the process winning numerous Key Art and Golden Trailer awards (like the Oscars and Golden Globes for trailers). Most recently, Jordan won the... Read More →
avatar for Joey Singer

Joey Singer

Music Clearance Manager - SyncroniCity | Guild of Music Supervisors
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Jerome Spence

 Jerome Spence started his music career in 1998 with an internship at RCA Records in the A&R department. While at RCA, he worked on albums for Tyrese, SWV and Kevon Edmunds. Within eight months Jerome was offered a position at Arista Records as a coordinator in the Soundtracks department. This is where his love for the licensing of music to Film... Read More →
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Brett Swain

 Beginning Record One studios, Brett Swain trained under legendary recording engineer Val Garay, cutting his teeth on projects with the likes of Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, Warren Zevon, Lita Ford and Don Henley. Segueing to The Complex recording studios, he then collaborated with such award winning producers and engineers as George Massenburg and Greg Ladanyi. Following this period, Conway Recording Studios brought Brett in as on numerous projects from The YellowJackets, Bob Seger, Ringo Starr, Jan Arden, Aaron Neville, Emerson Lake and Palmer and... Read More →
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Andrea Torchia

Andrea Torchia-Alford has been named Vice President Creative for Razor & Tie Music Publishing. Andrea joins the label with an extensive background in publishing, artist & repertoire and creative services. Andrea Torchia-Alford joins Razor & Tie from Taxi Music, where she was the Vice President... Read More →
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Dapo Torimiro

 Dapo Torimiro is a platinum-selling songwriter, producer, composer, accomplished pianist, multi-instrumentalist, Yamaha-endorsed artist, and singer. Dapo was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Whether Dapo is writing & producing sleek R&B songs... Read More →
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Trygge Toven

Producer & Music Supervisor - Vidsyn | Guild of Music Supervisors | | | Trygge is a multi-talented music supervisor who has worked with television and film, and has produced up-and-coming musicians. He has gained a reputation for keeping his finger on the pulse of new artists, undiscovered talent, and the international scene. Trygge has supervised on a number of independent films as well as movies for ABC Family, Lifetime, and Spike TV. He also has extensive experience with television marketing for all of the major networks and numerous cable outlets, for shows including... Read More →
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Ken Umezaki

COO - Section 101 |   | Ken Umerzaki is the COO of Section 101. As such, he is in charge of product development and enhancements and helps oversee client operations. Over the past 12 months, Ken has worked with over two dozen clients (songwriters, producers, musicians, bands) t... Read More →
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Jeff Vaughn

 Jeff Vaughn is in A&R at Atlantic Records and Artist Publishing Group, where he focuses on urban music. Before working at Atlantic, Jeff worked in the music department at United Talent Agency. He is based in Los Angeles.
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Larry Wade

EVP - The Writing Camp Larry Wade is responsible for the expanding multi-media enterprises of The Writing Camp (TWC), founded by Evan “Kidd” Bogart, David “DQ” Quiñones, and Erika Nuri. Comprised of songwriters and producers, the group’s credits include hits for superstars Beyonce, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Enrique Iglesias and many others. Among TWC\'s recent placements are singles with Jason... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Waldman

Wendy Waldman

 Wendy Waldman is a recording artist, a platinum songwriter and a record producer. Her late father, Fred Steiner, wrote the Perry Mason theme, music for Twilight Zone, Star Trek, Rocky and Bullwinkle,Gunsmoke and was a noted film music scholar. Wendy started the band Bryndle in the early... Read More →
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Nate Walka

| | The makings of a superstar can be comprised of many elements – talent, innovation, looks, ingenuity and swagger. Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Nate Walka encompasses them all. A native of Memphis who now resides in Atlanta, Nate fuses retro 80’s hip pop with the current sounds of the times, adding his unique edge reminiscent of N.E.R.D and Kanye... Read More →
avatar for Nikki Walsh

Nikki Walsh

Film Music - Universal Pictures
avatar for Jonathan Weiss

Jonathan Weiss

 Jonathan Weiss is a Los Angeles based music supervisor for film and television. He is currently music supervising the Bunim-Murray Production The Challenge: Battle of the Exes on MTV. Jonathan also recently music supervised Keeping Up With The Kardashians on the E! Entertainment... Read More →
avatar for Jake Wisely

Jake Wisely

 Jake Wisely is a partner and co-president of The Bicycle Music Company - an independent music publisher and rights holder based in Beverly Hills and New York City. Wisely was instrumental in the acquisition and funding of Bicycle in 2005, which had been a family business established in 1974. Since then, he has helped to usher the company into a new age, overseeing the business affairs and administration of an ever-expanding catalog of evergreen songs spanning genres and eras. Since Wisely and his partners took the helm at Bicycle, it has amassed standards and hits as broadly as well as song catalogs by such legendary recording artists as Dwight Yoakam, Cyndi Lauper, Roy Ayers, Nine Inch Nails, Jefferson Starship, Pete Seeger and Tammy Wynette. Wisely has worked in the west coast creative departments of both EMI Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing, and was Director of Artists, Labels and Soundtracks at eMusic.com. He was Director of Membership and managed the Midwest membership office of ASCAP in Chicago from 1996-97. Wisely is an art school dropout whose childhood passion for punk rock and heavy metal merged with an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age, resulting in a fanzine publishing empire during the thriving Minneapolis music scene of the... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 TBA
Doheny/Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

8:00am

Registration Open
Friday April 20, 2012 8:00am - 6:30pm
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

9:30am

The ASCAP Room

Learn about ASCAP Member Access and speak to an ASCAP Member Services representative. This is also where you can pick up your registration bag and drop your business card to be eligible for the sponsor giveaways during the EXPO.


Friday April 20, 2012 9:30am - 4:30pm
Trousdale Estates 3rd Floor

9:30am

Exhibits Open
Friday April 20, 2012 9:30am - 4:30pm
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

9:45am

The Songs That Built Me: Master Session with Allen Shamblin

In 1989, a former real estate appraiser named Allen Shamblin became an overnight songwriting sensation when Randy Travis took his song “He Walked on Water” to the top of the charts. In the two-plus decades since, superstars like Bonnie Raitt, Mark Wills, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts and Miranda Lambert have connected with country fans over and over again with songs written by Shamblin’s golden pen – most notably Lambert’s recording of “The House That Built Me,” which won Song of the Year at the CMA, ACM and ASCAP Country Music Awards, and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Song. Shamblin hit it big through innate talent, hard work and incredible perseverance. It’s an amazing story, and he’ll tell it in detail during this intimate master session.


Panelists
avatar for Allen Shamblin

Allen Shamblin

 Allen Shamblin was born in Tennessee and grew up in Huffman, Texas, about 30 miles outside of Houston. In August of 1987, Allen moved to Nashville, with 14 completed songs.  His vivid detail and honest, earthy lyrics quickly caught the ear of the Nashville music establishment.  In 1989, it was Randy... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 9:45am - 11:00am
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

9:45am

Film/TV Scoring Feedback

Engage in honest talk and receive valuable advice from professional film and television composers and entertainment executives in this feedback session, during which a limited number of music cues, pre-submitted by registrants, will be given feedback in front of a live audience.


Panelists
avatar for Joey Newman

Joey Newman

Composer – TV: The Middle, Little People, Big World Film: The Space Between, Any Day Now   Joey Newman is a third generation film composer of the famed Hollywood musical Newman dynasty. A drummer, conductor and orchestrator, he earned his degree from the Berklee College of Music. He got his start working in television, co-composing with... Read More →
avatar for Chris Saranec

Chris Saranec

 Both a writer and music department executive, Chris Saranec has scored films and has concert material placed with Boosey & Hawkes.  Chris has worked for Kathy Nelson at Universal and the top film music executives in the industry, and he oversees licensing budget compliance and musicological questions for the Film Music... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Shore

Ryan Shore

 Ryan Shore is a Grammy Award-nominated composer, producer, conductor and arranger for film, television, games, and records. He received a 2012 Grammy Award nomination for Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media for his score to The Shrine, and his score for Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer was named one of the \'Top 10 Scores of the Year\' by Ain\'t It Cool... Read More →
avatar for Mark Watters

Mark Watters

 Mark Watters is a six time Emmy Award winning composer and conductor whose diverse composing credits include Doug\'s First Movie, Kronk’s New Groove, Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas, The Return Of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves for Disney, The Pebble And The Penguin and All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 for MGM as well as numerous television movies... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Mark Watters

Mark Watters

 Mark Watters is a six time Emmy Award winning composer and conductor whose diverse composing credits include Doug\'s First Movie, Kronk’s New Groove, Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas, The Return Of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves for Disney, The Pebble And The Penguin and All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 for MGM as well as numerous television movies... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2012 9:45am - 11:00am
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

9:45am

Pop/Rock Song Feedback

Engage in honest talk and receive valuable advice from chart-topping pop/rock songwriters 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 a live audience.


Panelists
avatar for Michelle Bell

Michelle Bell

 Michelle Bell is a singer, songwriter and producer from Ohio. Bell\'s song collaborations have contributed to the sale of over 40 million albums worldwide. She\'s written songs for Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Paulina Rubio, Nas, Kelis, Jennifer Lopez, Girls Aloud, Sugababes, and many more. Her co-written, \'Morning After Dark,\' was the first single from Timbaland\'s Shock Value II album and featured Soshy and Nelly Furtado. In 2011, Michelle\'s song collaboration with Britney Spears, \'I\'ve Just... Read More →
avatar for Allison Wright Clark

Allison Wright Clark

| Concert promoter. Radio station program director.  Score supervisor. Music supervisor. Those are a few of the many hats Allison Wright Clark has worn throughout the years.  Among her many duties as Head of Development for Angry Mob, Wright Clark actively develops new relationships with studio music departments, networks, record labels, publishing companies, ad agencies and video game developers. She also mentors artists directly and works with the... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Lewis

Michelle Lewis

 Michelle’s career as a songwriter began 15 years ago, when, as an artist signed to Giant Records, the more commercial songs she wrote for her albums began to get covered by other artists (like Kelly Osbourne, Lindsay Lohan and Cher). She soon decided that there was more dignity in writing songs for other people than there was in shlepping around the country in a van and moved to Los Angeles (from her native NYC) to begin writing songs full time. Her experience as a singer and artist herself allows her to bring a highly credible and artistic touch to her writing with and for a diverse group of artists... Read More →
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Jeremy Yohai

Director, Writer Relations – Downtown Music Publishing |   | Jeremy Yohai started his career at ASCAP, where he spent seven years recruiting and helping the career development of emerging songwriters including Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Diplo and Dr. Dog, among others. Jeremy then joined Downtown Music Publishing in 2008, where he oversees... Read More →

Moderator

Friday April 20, 2012 9:45am - 11:00am
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

9:45am

The Evolution of the Major Publisher

Though there are now more paths than ever to publishing success, major music publishers still play a huge role in developing songwriters into hitmakers and propelling their songs to the charts. This panel of executives, representing the heavy hitters of the music publishing world, will discuss how they find new talent and the role of the major music publisher in this rapidly changing music environment. You’ll emerge with a deeper understanding of how publishers operate day-to-day and what they look for in a prospective songwriter.


Panelists
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Lionel Conway

BMG Chrysalis
EVP, Creative West Coast - BMG Chrysalis |   | Lionel Conway has played a key role in a remarkable number of significant events during the course of a fruitful career that began at Dick James Music in his native London.  He had the enviable task of placing Beatles songs with other British artists. In the late... Read More →
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Monti Olson

 Monti Olson is Executive Vice President/Head of Pop & Rock Music, Creative for Universal Music Publishing Group, the world’s largest music publishing company. In this role, Mr. Olson jointly leads the company’s U.S. creative teams (Los Angeles and New York), along with Ethiopia Habtemariam, Executive Vice President/Head of Urban Music. Mr. Olson oversees the... Read More →
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Greg Sowders

 Greg Sowders is Senior Vice President, Head of A&R, U.S. for Warner/Chappell Music. Sowders oversees the company\'s A&R department in Los Angeles and New York with the exception of Urban. During his 20 years at Warner/Chappell, he has played a key role in identifying and developing its leading roster of rock, pop and alternative songwriters... Read More →
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Danny Strick

Danny Strick came to Sony/ATV in 2004 in the role of U.S. President.  Upon the arrival of Martin Bandier in 2007, Strick became Co-President U.S. with responsibility for East Coast A&R, as well as the Nashville, U.S. Latin, and Latin American Divisions. Strick has been a key player in the ascension of Sony/ATV as an important major in the worldwide Music Publishing... Read More →

Moderator
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Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

EVP, Membership - ASCAP

Friday April 20, 2012 9:45am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

9:45am

The “Song” Arm of the Law: Legal Q&A for Music Creators (Presented by Lommen Abdo)

Whether you just co-wrote your first song or you’re a veteran hitmaker in a long term publishing deal, being aware of your legal rights and responsibilities is an important part of a successful career in music. Our panel of music law experts are devoting their entire session to answering your questions about publishing deals, co-writes, clearing samples and anything else you might want to know about putting your “legal” house in order. Come prepared with questions – our panelists will have the answers!


Panelists
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Guy Blake, Esq.

Attorney - Davis Shapiro Lewit & Hayes, LLP
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Ken Abdo, Esq.

Ken Abdo is Chair of Lommen Abdo Law Firm’s Entertainment Law Department which has served as legal counsel to music, film, TV, theatre, literary publishing and media artists for over 27 years. Firm clients include multiple GRAMMY award recipients, gold and platinum recording artists, as well as Oscar, Emmy, Peabody and Spirit award winners... Read More →
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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 →

Moderator

Friday April 20, 2012 9:45am - 11:00am
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

11:00am

ASCAP EXPO Boutique

Get your official ASCAP EXPO & ASCAP merch, pick up the latest music industry books, and purchase access to video content from this year's EXPO panels. Also, drop your business card here to be eligible for the sponsor giveaways during the EXPO.


Friday April 20, 2012 11:00am - 4:30pm
3rd Floor 3rd 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 advocacy and grassroots efforts focused on protecting the rights of music creators. We had a great response to last year’s video initiative, designed to inform and educate key Washington policy makers and legislators about the issues that affect the music community. As a follow up, we are once more looking to capture testimonials from ASCAP members and fellow music 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 to take part in a brief video interview and articulate what being a music creator means to you!

Friday April 20, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators

11:10am

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

Live at the ASCAP Playback Stage...Makana

Come see a live performance by Makana, who is an internationally acclaimed Slack Key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world. He is considered the youngest authority on his art form and recognized as one of the top guitarists in the US (Guitar Player Magazine, 2008).


Panelists
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Makana

Born and raised in Hawai’i, Makana is an internationally acclaimed Slack Key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world. He is considered the youngest authority on his art form and recognized as one of the top guitarists in the US (Guitar Player Magazine, 2008). The NY Times calls him... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am
Playback Stage 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Open Floor / Laptop Bar Demos
Join us in the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge and get hands on with Music OS at the laptop bar featuring an amazing line of touch screen laptops, including Latitude and Spider.


Friday April 20, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

11:10am

KDJ-One by CyberStep: A Whole New Kind of Synthesizer

The KDJ-ONE packs everything you need to produce music into a portable CD case sized 126x150x27mm unit, making it the world's first fully mobile DAW. Features include a powerful synthesizer, drum machine, and support for ACIDized WAV audio tracks. Control is unique and intuitive, involving a combination of buttons, a jog dial, and a multi-touch screen. The KDJ-ONE can also be used as a VST instrument, or as a controller for other DAW software.



Friday April 20, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

Line 6: Stage - A Revolution

Line 6 is proud to present a powerful new ecosystem of innovative live sound solutions—from the world’s first smart mixing system and most versatile speakers, to the fourth generation of the acclaimed Line 6 digital wireless platform. Designed to work together as an integrated system, the new StageScape™ M20d digital mixer, StageSource™ series loudspeakers and XD-V digital wireless microphone family represent the future of live sound.


Friday April 20, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

Sponsor Sessions
Friday April 20, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

11:10am

Steinberg: Advanced Integration System Solutions for Composing & Music Production

Learn how to maximize the composing and producing power of Cubase 6.5. Advanced multitrack editing tools, lush virtual instruments, an unrivaled take-comping system and a revolutionary approach to MIDI form the centerpiece of this next-generation production environment.  Crucial to any System Solution is the perfect integration of software and hardware. Hear the pristine sonic quality of the UR Series audio interfaces that boast high-resolution analog and digital I/O, DSP FX alongside the widely acclaimed D-Pre mic preamps and experience the flexibility of the modular CMC Series USB controllers, six unique controllers designed to give you the fastest and most flexible way to control your session. System Solutions from Steinberg are unparalleled in the world of music and audio recording! Special guest Allen Morgan, a remix engineer and producer who has worked with Taylor Swift, N.I.N, Sony Records and MCA Nashville, will join the session.



Friday April 20, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Producers Sessions - David Miles Huber: Composing/Producing IDM in 5.1

David Miles Huber: Composing/Producing IDM in 5.1
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.


Friday April 20, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:45am

The One and Only: Master Session with Greg Wells

From Kid Cudi to Katy Perry, Timbaland to Taylor Swift, the Deftones to the Count Basie Orchestra, there are few points on the music spectrum that haven’t been investigated by Grammy-nominated writer/producer Greg Wells. The one thing that informs all of Wells’s work, no matter the genre, is his musical imagination. Listen to his colorful production on Mika’s Life in Cartoon Motion, or the authentic soul ballad “One and Only” he and Adele co-wrote for her Grammy-winning 21, and you’ll hear the stamp of a studio wizard, as well-trained as he is creative. In addition to performing some of his best-known songs and fielding questions from the audience, Wells will talk about how he has been able to successfully balance artistry with commercialism throughout his diverse career.


Panelists
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Greg Wells

 Greg Wells is a multiple Grammy nominated musician, record producer and songwriter based in Los Angeles. Wells has produced and written with Adele, The All American Rejects, Katy Perry, Weezer, Pink, Theophilus London, Rufus Wainwright, OneRepublic, Mika, Otep, Deftones, Aerosmi... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:45am

Forging a Future with Production Music Libraries (Presented by Killer Tracks and APM Music)

Production music libraries have become a lucrative revenue stream for songwriters and composers. You’ll learn everything you need to know about this corner of the licensing world from the biggest names in production music, the songwriters/composers that write for them and the music supervisors who use them.


Panelists
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Xandy Barry

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, Pu... Read More →
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Sam Diaz

 An industry professional for over 18 years, Samuel Diaz worked as in-house music supervisor for Frasier, JAG, the Star Trek TV franchise and many other productions while at Paramount Television. Now with CBS Television Studios, he currently is the in-house music supervisor for NCIS, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Common Law, NYC 22 and other productions. In the 2011-2012 television season, NCIS is the #1 scripted show in the US. He also handles production work for other CBS and CW shows, works on numerous DVD and streaming projects and takes part in the selection of composers for new... Read More →
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Gary Gross

 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 offices in various countries around the world. With a diverse and comprehensi... Read More →
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Daniel Heath

Daniel Heath has been a classical and jazz pianist most of his life, having earned two degrees in film scoring and composition. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Daniel landed a job in Los Angeles assisting Hans Zimmer at Remote Control Productions. While working for Hans, Daniel was part of the music team for Pirates Of The Carribean, The Da Vinci Code, and The Holiday. Over the years Daniel has also worked alongside Blake Neely doing additional music and sound design for TV... Read More →
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Adam Taylor

 For more than two decades, Adam Taylor has been helping intellectual property companies, organizations, and individuals manage and extract value from their copyrights, trademarks and patents. As president of APM Music, Taylor continues to reinforce the company\'s standing as one of the largest and most diverse collections of original production music available by adding the latest in authentic, urban-contemporary, and hard-hitting rock alternative music to APM\'s catalog through the addition of new libraries and exclusive recordings from up-and-coming rappers and rockers. Prior to taking the helm at APM, Taylor was president of Taylor/Fox Enterprises, where he partnered with doctors, scientists and inventors to direct market and deliver their unique, patent-protected inventions to... Read More →
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Doug Wood

 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, and Conan O’Brien; promos for ABC, CBS, ESPN and NBC; and 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. 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 →

Moderator
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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 →

Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:45am

Funding Your Project and Protecting Your Assets (Presented by MusicPro Insurance)

In today's do-it-yourself world, there are more opportunities for the aspiring musician than ever before. But what isn’t always clear is how to finance your projects and effectively protect your assets. We have the tools to produce our own music, but how do we pay for them? We can market directly to our fans, but how do we analyze and improve our business models? Your success is dependent on the tools of your creativity, but how can you afford to protect them? This panel explores real world solutions for sourcing and protecting the physical and financial assets that every music professional now needs.


Panelists
avatar for DeMille Halliburton

DeMille Halliburton

 A native New Yorker, DeMille Halliburton has specialized in the commercial, sports & entertainment industries, working with film, television and animation production companies, music touring, special events and sports/entertainment personalities for over 16 years. He currently is the managing director of MusicPro Insurance of CA, the #1 source of insurance coverage for music professionals... Read More →
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Neeta Ragoowansi

Director, Artist-Label Relations - SoundExchange | | | Neeta Ragoowansi is Director of Artist-Label Relations at SoundExchange, the performance rights organization that collects/distributes royalties on behalf of recording artists and record labels for streaming of their sound... Read More →
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Curtis Vega

 Curtis Vega is Senior Vice President and team leader for the media and entertainment group at HSBC in Beverly Hills, CA. The media and entertainment group is a specialist advisory team within HSBC that spans Los Angeles, New York and London and provides a full suite of banking s... Read More →

Moderator


Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

11:45am

Music Magic: The Making of a Hit

Every hit song requires a killer hook, a great vocal performance and a memorable lyric. But there’s also a dash of magic that turns a good song into a smash. The respected urban writer/producers on this panel know what it takes to craft a chart-topping hit from scratch. They’ll share the stories and secrets behind their best-loved songs, and inspire you to create your own hits.


Panelists
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Ernest "Tuo" Clark (Da Internz)

 Chicago’s production duo Da Internz (Ernest \'Tuo\' Clark and Marcos \'Kosine\' Palacios) have produced for many of hip-hop/R&B\'s heavy hitters such as John Legend, Mims, Greyson Chance, Rihanna and Big Sean. Their songs include Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake,” Sean Kingston & Justin... Read More →
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Marcos "Kosine" Palacios (Da Internz)

 Chicago’s production duo Da Internz (Ernest \'Tuo\' Clark and Marcos Palacios) have produced for many of hip-hop/R&B\'s heavy hitters such as John Legend, Mims, Greyson Chance, Rihanna and Big Sean. Their songs include: Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake,” Sean Kingston & Justin Bieber’s \'Eenie Meenie,\' Big Sean... Read More →
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S1 (Symbolyc One)

 S1, aka Symbolyc One, (born Larry D. Griffin Jr.), grew up in Waco, TX, infatuated with old tunes that played on his parents’ turntable. This led him to learn the alto sax and piano through out his teen years and in church, and eventually led him to 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. In 2007, S1 began competing in National Beat Competitions (iStandard, Red Bull Big Tune... Read More →
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Shea Taylor

 Known for injecting energy into records, Robert “Shea” Taylor has engineered some of the nation’s greatest hits. Hailing from the Garden State, he began planting the seeds for his career at an early age. Bulldozing onto the scene, Shea used the recording studio as his playground and took to working with notable acts such as Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Solange, and Rihanna... Read More →
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Malik Yusef

 Spoken word artist Malik Yusef was born in Chicago, Illinois. He began performing spoken word in open mic venues in the late 1980s, and had his first big break in 1997 when Ted Witcher, director of the film, Love Jones, recognized his poetry and hired him to coach the film\'s lead actor, Larenz Tate. Yusef received a Peabody Award nomination in 2000 and was the Truth Award Spoken Word Artist of the Year from 2001 to 2005. He was also awarded the Best Poet award by the Chicago Music Awards from 2002 to 2008, and won an Independent Film Project Award for Hollywood Jerome. In 2002, Yusef, along with jazz saxophonist Mike Phillips collaborated on the song \'This Is Not A Game,\' which was selected by Michael Jordan to appear on the album that came with the purchase of limited edition Jordan 17 sneakers. That same year, he performed his poem entitled \'I spit...\' on the second season of HBO\'s Russell Simmons\' Def Poetry Jam. In 2003, Yusef released his debut solo album, The Great Chicago Fire -- A Cold Day in Hell, which featured a long list of production credits and guest appearances that included Kanye West, Xtreme, Chantay Savage, Common, and Bigg Nastee, among others. Yusef released the album G.O.O.D. Morning, G.O.O.D. Night in collaboration with Kanye West. West\'s 2006 release, Late Registration, featured Yusef\'s poetry on the song \'Crack Music,\' and was honored with a Grammy Award. His collaborations with West... Read More →

Moderator

Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

11:45am

The Art of Collaboration

Writing with other music creators can yield artistic and financial fruits. In this panel, hit country writers discuss the process of collaboration. They’ll talk about how to balance writing alone versus writing with others, and delve into the psychology and people skills involved. Our panelists will also weigh in on working with recording artists, and what it takes to transition from writing for yourself to writing with - and for - others.


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

 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. He has recently co-written songs for country music stars LeAnn Rimes (“Crazy Women”) and Keith Urban (including the Grammy Award-winning song... Read More →
avatar for Deana Carter

Deana Carter

 Deana Carter defied conventional expectations and shot to the top of the country charts upon the release of her 1996 debut, Did I Shave My Legs For This?, melding the popular appeal of country music with folk and a retro-rock edge. The daughter of famed studio guitarist/producer Fred Carter, Jr., Deana grew up in a musical environment. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, she learned the guitar and began to write songs and earned a writing deal with Polygram, which led to a record deal with Capitol Records. After hearing one of her demo tapes, Willie Nelson asked her to perform at Farm Aid VII in 1994, making her the only female artist on the bill. By the end of 1996, her debut album was at the top of the country charts and had crossed over to the pop charts, going gold. Carter followed up her debut success with Everything\'s Gonna Be Alright, I\'m Just a Girl, Greatest Hits, The Story of My Life, and The Chain. Carter lives in Los Angeles where she writes and produces for the Pop/Rock and Country markets. Her success continues with her chart-topping song... Read More →
avatar for Chris DeStefano

Chris DeStefano

 Chris DeStefano is a singer/songwriter and record producer working in Los Angeles and Nashville. Published by EMI, his recent writing and/or production credits include Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery, Jana Kramer, and Eli Young Band among many others.  He\'s re... Read More →
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JT Harding

 Born an orphan, JT Harding gravitated towards music for as long as he can remember. Endless hours of singing along to the radio and watching MTV convinced him to put together a band and start writing songs. After grinding through the regular rock band regimen of rehearsals and high school gigs in Michigan, Harding ran away to Los Angeles as a teen. While working at a record store he answered an ad to be on VH-1\'s Rock N\' Roll Jeopardy and won! The prize money was used to record his first demo that made its way into the hands of rock superstar Marilyn Manson, who offered Harding a job as his personal assistant on tour. He traveled the globe with Manson. Members of Linkin Park overheard Harding working on his music during some \'down time\' backstage. Even though the songs were only simple acoustic renditions, the band asked him to be their opening act for the next show. Thanks to the Linkin Park tour exposure, this Cinderella storyline segued into both record and publishing deals. Harding\'s first single \'(I\'m Gonna) Party Like a Rockstar\' has lit up request lines and raced up the charts, creating an incredible buzz at radio stations and on the internet. It is the theme song for the HBO show Cathouse. Recently, he co-wrote the Double Platinum single \'Smile\' by Uncle Kracker. In addition, he co-wrote the hit song... Read More →

Moderator
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 →

Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

1:00pm

Lunch Roundtables - Sold Out

175 attendees who signed up for the Lunch Roundtables will meet with four different panelists in small group settings. This event sold out five months in advance!
There are no openings or waiting list spots available.


Panelists
avatar for Steph Altman

Steph Altman

 As a young man, Londoner Steph Altman aborted his childhood dream of becoming a recording artist heard by millions. Faced with an intimidating, seemingly impenetrable record industry, he moved to California... and became a recording artist heard by hundreds of millions. Admittedly, only 0.005% of them (including you) know who he is. Today at his bi-coastal creative shop Mophonics, Altman composes original songs and scores for commercials from Apple thru Zyrtec. He oversees a busy team of writers, for whom Mophonics in turn provides a fertile environment for other creative endeavors, like the creation of Mopho writer Mark Foster\'s... Read More →
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Cindy Badell-Slaughter

President - Heavy Hitters Music Group |   | Cindy Badell-Slaughter is the President of Heavy Hitters Music Group, and a 25 year music industry veteran. Prior to taking the reins at Heavy Hitters Music she was the West Coast Director of Music Operations at CBS Broadcasting.  For... Read More →
avatar for Eric Bazilian

Eric Bazilian

 Eric Bazilian, along with Rob Hyman, co-founded the Hooters in 1980. With a total of six albums, the Hooters achieved worldwide superstar status throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s. Securing his status as a songwriting architect of the highest degree, Eric composed, produced and performed on Joan... Read More →
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 →
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Gordon Chambers

 After amassing an impressive collection of prestigious awards and penning hit songs for some of R&B’s most iconic legends, esteemed Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Gordon Chambers had another exciting milestone in his career as a recording artist with the release of his third solo album, Sincere. Earlier in his career, Chambers was the first signing of L.A. Reid\'s prestigious Hitco Music publishing company, where he wrote for over 60 recording artists. He is best known for his Grammy-winning hit, \'I Apologize,\' performed by Anita Baker and his #1 Grammy-nominated smash, \'If You Love Me,\' for the trio Brownstone, as well as his soundtrack work for numerous films including The First Wives Club and Set It... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Clifford

Patrick Clifford

 Patrick Clifford began his career in the record business after graduating from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. His first position was working for music impresario Nat Weiss, who owned and operated Nemperor Records and Nemperor Artists. On the record side... Read More →
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Roy Elkins

| 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. Broadjam.com, the music social network, provides the most comprehensive search tools for finding, buying and sharing music on the web. With an impressive collection of 500,000 original songs from 130,000 artists in over 190 countries... Read More →
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Jesse Ervin

 As Senior Director of Online Marketing for EMI Music North America’s Catalog division, Jesse Ervin oversees the company’s online marketing strategy and execution for catalog artists and new catalog releases, as well as core recorded catalogs managed by EMI Music labels Capitol, Capitol Latin, Capitol Nashville, Virgin, Blue Note, Manhattan, and EMI America Records. Ervin manages EMI... Read More →
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Ken Abdo, Esq.

Ken Abdo is Chair of Lommen Abdo Law Firm’s Entertainment Law Department which has served as legal counsel to music, film, TV, theatre, literary publishing and media artists for over 27 years. Firm clients include multiple GRAMMY award recipients, gold and platinum recording artists, as well as Oscar, Emmy, Peabody and Spirit award winners... Read More →
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Theron "Neff U" Feemster

Producer, Songwriter - "Business," "Stay," "Hollywood Tonight"
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Marc Ferrari

 MasterSource Music Library was started in 1992 by Marc Ferrari, a former major label recording artist with the bands Keel and Cold Sweat, both signed to MCA Records. He realized early on that there was a void to be filled in providing master-quality vocal tracks to the film and TV community, as all other music libraries up to that time were focusing their attention on different genres. He conceived the idea of starting the... Read More →
avatar for Anna Granucci

Anna Granucci

 Anna Granucci began her journey with live theatre. She is professionally trained in both acting and directing in England and the US where she graduated from the MFA program at the Yale School of Drama. Anna’s potent theatrical background informs her music tastes and decisions for use in film, TV and all forms of visual media. Her most recent projects and film credits include the highly anticipated release of Guns, Girls... Read More →
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Kevin Held

| | Kevin is currently managing two artists/songwriters, Matt Morris and Priscilla Ahn, while working to develop a few up and coming artists, songwriters and producers. Matt Morris is currently one of the most in demand pop songwriters in the world. Matt’s songs have been featured on albums by Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige and Reba McEntire. Up and coming, singer/songwriter Priscilla... Read More →
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Carl Jacobson

VP, Marketing - Nimbit, Inc.   Carl Jacobson is the VP of Marketing at Nimbit, Inc., provider of the premier platform for promoting and selling your music on Facebook. He was previously VP of Marketing for Cakewalk by Roland, and in the past worked for major and independent record labels... Read More →
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Kool Kojak

 Kool Kojak is a multi platinum selling songwriter/producer based in Cubatao, Brasil, and Los Angeles, CA. He is a key part of the illustrious Prescription Songs team. Kool Kojak has written hits with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha, Flo Rida, Dr. Luke, Matisyahu, Travis Barker, and many more. He currently enjoys... Read More →
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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 →
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Patty Macmillan

 Patty Macmillan is the owner and president of Allegro Talent Group, an LA based talent agency representing film and television composers. Originally from New Jersey, Macmillan moved to Southern California in the early 80’s to attend UCLA’s film and television program. She free-lanced as a feature film production coordinator, casting director and marketing/advertising sales director for many years before transitioning into film music with First Artists Management where she remained for four years... Read More →
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Anjali Malhotra

 Anjali Malhotra joined Google in May 2010 and currently handles some of YouTube’s top music partners, including both major labels and publishers. She is the lead on YouTube’s most recent music publishing initiatives. Prior to YouTube, Anjali spent five years at EMI Music Publishing (Director, Product... Read More →
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Gayl Murphy

 Can you clearly and concisely explain “who your are and what you do” in 10 seconds or less? If not, you need Gayl Murphy, The Celebritizer! Gayl is THE go-to media expert for how to “tell it to sell it” in any interview, meeting, meet-up, concert, or press situation. She teaches... Read More →
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Katie Welle

 Katie Welle, VP of Creative, at Sony/ATV Music Publishing works closely with the rosters’ stable of artists and writers and is responsible for A&R signings. In her 4 years at the company, Welle’s signings include songwriter/producer Jeff Bhasker – who most recently produced the Fun. album and has songs with Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Beyonce; as well as Clams Casino (A$AP Rocky, the Weeknd), Da Internz (Big Sean, Rihanna), hip-hop collective Odd Future, and most recently RCA artist Mikky Ekko... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 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 advocacy and grassroots efforts focused on protecting the rights of music creators. We had a great response to last year’s video initiative, designed to inform and educate key Washington policy makers and legislators about the issues that affect the music community. As a follow up, we are once more looking to capture testimonials from ASCAP members and fellow music 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 to take part in a brief video interview and articulate what being a music creator means to you!

Friday April 20, 2012 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators

1:10pm

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Meet Morris Hayes; Keyboardist/Musical Director for Prince
Meet longtime Open labs artist Morris Hayes for a discussion on Music OS by Open Labs, performing live with VSTs and music creation on Dell's touch screen products.

Panelists
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Morris Hayes

Morris Hayes is a keyboardist, songwriter, producer and visual artist (drawing and painting). Morris has worked or performed with: Prince, Maceo Parker & The MPB, Larry Graham, Mazarati, Chaka Khan, Elton John, Babyface, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Shelia E., Carlos Santana, Lenny Kravitz, Smokie Norful, Fred Wesley, George Clinton... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

1:10pm

KDJ-One by CyberStep: Create Music on the Go

The new KDJ-ONE packs all the functionality of a modern DAW into a compact, multi-touch screen smartbook. Features include an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, multitrack audio editing, and high precision rhythmic force feedback. ACIDized WAV support and remote VST control ensure that your on-the-go KDJ-ONE creations will mesh perfectly with your existing production setup back home.


Friday April 20, 2012 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Lunch Break & Sponsor Sessions
Friday April 20, 2012 1:10pm - 2:25pm
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

1:10pm

Propellerhead: Come See What's New in Reason and Line 6

Propellerhead Software shows you the newest features in their songwriting and music production software, Reason. You can also check out their award winning audio interface, Balance. Balance's sleek design is a perfect representation of its easy-to-use, artist-friendly capabilities. Line 6 will also be on hand showcasing their latest gear! LA-based band Standing Shadows will be dropping by to demo how they use Reason and Balance to create and record their sound!


Friday April 20, 2012 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: Ray Williams - Advanced Audio Editing and Vocal Tuning with Melodyne

Ray Williams - Advanced Audio Editing and Vocal Tuning with Melodyne
Learn the art of vocal and instrument tuning with this Grammy award-winning software. With Melodyne, you can edit audio, and vocals in particular, to the exact degree of perfection you want to.  With Melodyne DNA, you can edit audio from a musical point of view, like changing a minor chord on a guitar track to major.


Friday April 20, 2012 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Yamaha: Motif XF 10th Anniversary Showcase

Since its 2001 introduction, the Motif synth/workstation has found wide use in a variety of applications ranging from music production to live performance. To celebrate the Motif 10th anniversary, we are offering a special Anniversary Pack with the purchase of a Motif XF. The Anniversary Pack includes over $800 worth of software and hardware including the Mark V Chick Corea library, developed by Chick himself. Come hear special demos created by Chick and play the same sound he used in the Return to Forever tour. Product specialists will be on hand to explain all the power in the top selling workstation in the US.


Friday April 20, 2012 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:30pm

Don’t Stop the Music: Master Session with Stargate

Through ingenious combinations of pop, hip-hop and R&B, the Grammy-winning songwriting/production team Stargate, composed of Norwegians Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen, has crafted massive hits for some of today's biggest artists. Stargate is a constant fixture on the charts, responsible for a wide range of unstoppable songs including Katy Perry's "Firework,” Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow” and Rihanna's "Only Girl (in the World)," “S&M” and “What’s My Name,” as well as songs for Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Ne-Yo, Lionel Richie and Shakira. The duo has also teamed up with Jay-Z to launch the record label StarRoc, proving that these musical impresarios know their way around the business of music as well. Both Tor and Mikkel are experienced instrumentalists, and the solid musical core they bring to every production is the key to the durability of their music. Adding to that killer beats and great melodies, Stargate works with each artist to create the perfect showcase for the artist's talents and strengths. In this special Master Session, Tor and Mikkel will share the inspiration and craft behind their biggest hits, breaking down how they take a song from a concept to the studio to the top of the charts.


Panelists
avatar for Tor Hermansen (Stargate)

Tor Hermansen (Stargate)

| Through ingenious combinations of pop, hip-hop and R&B, the Grammy-winning songwriting/production team Stargate, composed of Norwegians Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen, has crafted massive hits for some of today\'s biggest artists. Stargate is a constant fixture on the charts, responsible for a wide range of unstoppable songs including Katy Perry\'s... Read More →
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Mikkel Eriksen (Stargate)

| Through ingenious combinations of pop, hip-hop and R&B, the Grammy-winning songwriting/production team Stargate, composed of Norwegians Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen, has crafted massive hits for some of today\'s biggest artists. Stargate is a constant fixture on the charts, responsible for a wide range of unstoppable songs including Katy Perry\'s... Read More →

Moderator
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Chris Anokute

 Mr. Anokute was still a teenager in 2001 when he began his career in music with an internship in the A&R Administration Department at Def Jam Recordings. Soon he was managing songwriter Alisha ‘Mjestie’ Brooks, where he brokered a co-publishing deal for her with Grammy Award winning producer Vada Nobles... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2012 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

2:30pm

Songwriter, Artist…Recording Engineer? How to Record Like a Pro (Presented by Sennheiser)

The tools you need to deliver a professional quality recording have become increasingly affordable. But which ones do you need, and what basic techniques should you know to get moving? This panel will address these questions and more, all aimed at helping you establish a solid foundation for recording your music.


Panelists
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Brett Blanden

 Brett \'Scoop\' Blanden is the front of house engineer for Lady Antebellum. Born in Tampa, FL, he graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Production & Engineering with an emphasis on Music Business. He was studio manager for OceanWay Nashville and house en... Read More →
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Angelo Caputo

Engineer, Mixer - NightBird Recording Studios
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Ben Escobedo

 For decades, Ben Escobedo has engrossed himself in both technology and music – two of his greatest passions. A certified Sennheiser “RF Expert,” he has spent the last six years at Sennheiser honing his skills. Prior to joining Sennheiser, Escobedo worked in audio production and... Read More →
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Mark Needham

Mixer, Producer, Engineer | | Owner - MAN Entertainment Inc. | | | | Mark Needham is a mix engineer, music producer, recording engineer, and music publisher with over 40 years experience in the business. His credits include Platinum selling and Grammy nominated artists: Th... Read More →

Moderator
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Ben Escobedo

 For decades, Ben Escobedo has engrossed himself in both technology and music – two of his greatest passions. A certified Sennheiser “RF Expert,” he has spent the last six years at Sennheiser honing his skills. Prior to joining Sennheiser, Escobedo worked in audio production and... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:30pm

Poster Child: A Town Hall Meeting with Desmond Child (Presented by the Songwriters Hall of Fame)

Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Desmond Child has written massive, worldwide hits for Bon Jovi, Katy Perry, Aerosmith, Bonnie Tyler, KISS, Ricky Martin, Cher, Meat Loaf and countless others. More than 30 years after landing his first major cut, Child is as in-demand as ever – and he’s only grown more versatile. But as anyone that attended one of his master classes at last year’s EXPO can attest, there is much more to what Child does than simply writing great songs. In this provocative master session, Child and his longtime friend and collaborator Darrell Brown – himself a veteran songwriter with numerous #1 pop and country hits under his belt – will discuss the personal, emotional and spiritual dimensions of songwriting in a town hall-style setting.


Panelists
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Darrell Brown

 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. He has recently co-written songs for country music stars LeAnn Rimes (“Crazy Women”) and Keith Urban (including the Grammy Award-winning song... Read More →
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Desmond Child

 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 more than 300 million albums worldwide. Child\'s career has been highlighted by a stunning array of diversity. His collaborations run the gamut...from Bon Jovi and Aerosmith to Ricky Martin...from KISS to Kelly Clarkson...from Cher to Katy Perry... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Control Your DAW / VSTs with Touch-Edit
Join us in the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge for a demonstration of how you can control your Digital Audio Workstation with Open Labs' Music OS Live controls on Dell's touch screen products.


Friday April 20, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

3:55pm

KDJ-One by CyberStep: Music Production Goes Handheld

The new KDJ-ONE packs all the functionality of a modern DAW into a compact, multi-touch screen smartbook. Features include an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, multitrack audio editing, and high precision rhythmic force feedback. ACIDized WAV support and remote VST control ensure that your on-the-go KDJ-ONE creations will mesh perfectly with your existing production setup back home.


Friday April 20, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm

Propellerhead: Come See What's New in Reason and Line 6

Propellerhead Software shows you the newest features in their songwriting and music production software, Reason. You can also check out their award winning audio interface, Balance. Balance's sleek design is a perfect representation of its easy-to-use, artist-friendly capabilities. Line 6 will also be on hand showcasing their latest gear! LA-based band Standing Shadows will be dropping by to demo how they use Reason and Balance to create and record their sound!



Friday April 20, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm

Sponsor Sessions
Friday April 20, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

3:55pm

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Producers Sessions - Darius “Deezle” Harrison: The Value of Pre-Production

Darius “Deezle” Harrison: The Value of Pre-Production
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.



Friday April 20, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm

West L.A. Presents: Fretlight Guitar Demonstration

The Fretlight is a real guitar with a built in learning system that places fingering information where you need it most, right at your fingertips. Use Fretlight Studio to audition and explore new scales, improvise over 100 different backing tracks in your choice of key and scale. Light up Tablature directly to the Fretlight guitar using industry standard GuitarPro 6 software. Create, edit and play back your own scores or download GP6 tablature from many online sources. The Fretlight is the ultimate learning and creativity tool for the guitar.



Friday April 20, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:30pm

Just the Way They Are: Master Session with The Smeezingtons

If you’ve listened to the radio in the last three years, you’re already well-acquainted with the music of songwriting/production team The Smeezingtons. Beginning with Flo Rida’s worldwide smash “Right Round,” the trio of Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine and Bruno Mars have written and/or produced an unrelenting stream of gigantic songs, culminating in the phenomenal success of Mars’s Doo-Wops and Hooligans album and its three Top 10 singles, one of which – the #1 hit “Just the Way You Are” – won Mars a Grammy and was the 2012 ASCAP Pop Song of the Year. But the Smeezingtons aren’t your garden-variety hitmaking squad. Their production style embraces vintage pop, reggae and soul along with cutting-edge urban and dance music, and they face the unique challenge of balancing their busy docket of projects with Mars’s burgeoning solo career. In this can’t-miss keynote panel, this Grammy-nominated production trio will reveal how they’ve found themselves at the top of the music industry with all their grace, humor and creative sensibilities intact.


Panelists
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Ari Levine (The Smeezingtons)

 Ari Levine is a producer and songwriter, and one-third of the production team The Smeezingtons. The team’s hits include \'Just The Way You Are”(Bruno Mars), \'Nothin\' On You\' (B.o.B), \'F**k You (Forget You)\' (Cee Lo Green), \'Billionaire\' (Travie McCoy), and more recently &ldquo... Read More →
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Philip Lawrence (The Smeezingtons)

 Philip Lawrence is a singer, songwriter and performer who is quickly becoming one of the music industry\'s most sought after songwriters and producers. Born in a small town in Indiana, Philip moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the recording industry. After years of hard work and determination... Read More →
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Bruno Mars (The Smeezingtons)

 It might seem that Bruno Mars appeared out of nowhere, co-writing, producing and performing on B.o.B\'s #1 \'Nothin\' On You,\' followed by Travie McCoy\'s chart-climbing \'Billionaire,\' but the multitalented musician is not an overnight success. Born to a musical family in Honolulu, HI, Mars was practically raised on the stage. His father, a Latin percussionist from Brooklyn, organized a Vegas-style revue that featured the entire family... Read More →

Moderator
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Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

EVP, Membership - ASCAP

Friday April 20, 2012 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

7:30pm

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 the hotel lobby area for details.


Friday April 20, 2012 7:30pm - 11:45pm
Hotel Lobby Lounge Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge (1st Floor)

8:00pm

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

ASCAP proudly presents our annual Attendee Showcase. The lineup represents a diverse group of EXPO registrants, all of whom were hand picked from a pool of submissions by our panel of music industry experts. Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet your fellow ASCAP members while listening to some great music from independent songwriters! On tap to host and perform is ASCAP member Eric Bazilian (member of The Hooters, writer of Joan Osborne’s “One of Us”), who will entertain the audience between acts, and will be joined by Hawaiian artist Makana.


Panelists
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Eric Bazilian

 Eric Bazilian, along with Rob Hyman, co-founded the Hooters in 1980. With a total of six albums, the Hooters achieved worldwide superstar status throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s. Securing his status as a songwriting architect of the highest degree, Eric composed, produced and performed on Joan... Read More →
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Gordon Chambers

 After amassing an impressive collection of prestigious awards and penning hit songs for some of R&B’s most iconic legends, esteemed Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Gordon Chambers had another exciting milestone in his career as a recording artist with the release of his third solo album, Sincere. Earlier in his career, Chambers was the first signing of L.A. Reid\'s prestigious Hitco Music publishing company, where he wrote for over 60 recording artists. He is best known for his Grammy-winning hit, \'I Apologize,\' performed by Anita Baker and his #1 Grammy-nominated smash, \'If You Love Me,\' for the trio Brownstone, as well as his soundtrack work for numerous films including The First Wives Club and Set It... Read More →
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Makana

Born and raised in Hawai’i, Makana is an internationally acclaimed Slack Key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world. He is considered the youngest authority on his art form and recognized as one of the top guitarists in the US (Guitar Player Magazine, 2008). The NY Times calls him... Read More →



Friday April 20, 2012 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)
 
Saturday, April 21
 

8:30am

Registration Open
Saturday April 21, 2012 8:30am - 5:00pm
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

9:30am

Win Gear and Prizes from Our EXPO Sponsors!

We’re raffling off gear, products and services from our generous EXPO sponsors! To enter the drawing, just drop your business card into the box at the ASCAP EXPO Boutique or The ASCAP Room. Remember, you must be in the Grand Ballroom when we call your name if you want to win - don’t miss your chance to walk away with some great prizes!


Saturday April 21, 2012 9:30am - 9:45am
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

9:30am

The ASCAP Room

Learn about ASCAP Member Access and speak to an ASCAP Member Services representative. This is also where you can pick up your registration bag and drop your business card to be eligible for the sponsor giveaways during the EXPO.


Saturday April 21, 2012 9:30am - 4:15pm
Trousdale Estates 3rd Floor

9:30am

Exhibits Open
Saturday April 21, 2012 9:30am - 4:15pm
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

9:45am

Copyright of Way: How Policy Is Shaping the Future of Music

As the music landscape continues to undergo dramatic changes, it’s more important than ever to understand the policy issues that affect you and your livelihood. ASCAP President Paul Williams is a veteran of numerous trips to Washington D.C. on behalf of ASCAP members. In this informative forum, Williams will speak with U.S. Congressman Howard Berman of Los Angeles and Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement John Morton - two of Washington’s most prominent advocates for effective copyright protection - about what they’re doing to protect your intellectual property rights. Joined by ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento, they will discuss legislative, law enforcement, international and other recent policy developments that involve the creative community, and what you can do to get involved.


Panelists
avatar for John LoFrumento (ASCAP)

John LoFrumento (ASCAP)

Chief Executive Officer - ASCAP
avatar for Howard L. Berman, U.S. Rep. (D-CA)

Howard L. Berman, U.S. Rep. (D-CA)

| Born in Los Angeles, CA, Howard L. Berman attended U.C.L.A., where he received his B.A. in 1962 and his LL.B. in 1965. After graduating from law school, Berman began his career in public service with a year\'s work as a VISTA volunteer. From 1967 until 1973, he practiced law in Los Angeles, specializing in labor relations, and was elected to the California State Assembly in... Read More →
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John Morton

| John Morton was unanimously confirmed as the Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by the U.S. Senate on May 12, 2009. ICE is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the second largest investigative agency in the federal government. Created in 2003, the agency has a budget of $5.7 billion dollars and more than 20,000 employees in offices in all 50 states and 47 foreign countries. The... Read More →
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Paul Williams

 Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning Hall of Fame songwriter and President & Chairman of the Board of ASCAP. 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 →

Moderator
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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 21, 2012 9:45am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

11:00am

ASCAP EXPO Boutique

Get your official ASCAP EXPO & ASCAP merch, pick up the latest music industry books, and purchase access to video content from this year's EXPO panels. Also, drop your business card here to be eligible for the sponsor giveaways during the EXPO.


Saturday April 21, 2012 11:00am - 4:15pm
3rd Floor 3rd 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 advocacy and grassroots efforts focused on protecting the rights of music creators. We had a great response to last year’s video initiative, designed to inform and educate key Washington policy makers and legislators about the issues that affect the music community. As a follow up, we are once more looking to capture testimonials from ASCAP members and fellow music 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 to take part in a brief video interview and articulate what being a music creator means to you!


Saturday April 21, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators

11:10am

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Music Creation in Music OS
Join us in the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge for an inspiring demo on how easy music creation can be on Dell's touch screen laptop and all-in-one computers with Music OS.

Saturday April 21, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

11:10am

KDJ-One by CyberStep: A Whole New Kind of Synthesizer

The KDJ-ONE packs everything you need to produce music into a portable CD case sized 126x150x27mm unit, making it the world's first fully mobile DAW. Features include a powerful synthesizer, drum machine, and support for ACIDized WAV audio tracks. Control is unique and intuitive, involving a combination of buttons, a jog dial, and a multi-touch screen. The KDJ-ONE can also be used as a VST instrument, or as a controller for other DAW software.



Saturday April 21, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

Sponsor Sessions
Saturday April 21, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

11:10am

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Producers Sessions - Darius “Deezle” Harrison: The Value of Pre-Production

Darius “Deezle” Harrison: The Value of Pre-Production
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.


Saturday April 21, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am

Yamaha: A Series Guitars Including the Guitalele

Yamaha created the A Series to be the ultimate performance-level, bang-for-your-buck guitars, built with our legendary excellence. Come see why for both stage and studio the A Series acoustic electric guitar is going to make recording and performing easier. You can also demo the new revolutionary THR amps and the Yamaha GL1 Guitalele, now officially available for the first time in the USA! Half guitar / half ukelele - 100% FUN!



Saturday April 21, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:45am

Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting

ASCAP Nashville’s Ralph Murphy is both a great advocate for songwriters, composers and publishers and a successful songwriter who quite literally wrote the book (Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting: The Book) on the art of the hit. Murphy’s workshops are renowned for their insight, honesty and humor. Join Ralph to discover what makes the songs on the chart tick – and how to write one yourself.


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 →


Saturday April 21, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:45am

Once Upon a Time: Master Session with Mark Isham (Presented by Variety)

Versatile composer/musician Mark Isham’s career has traversed from Grammy award-winning performer/songwriter to award-winning composer of scores for film and television. An evocative trumpeter and master of the synthesizer, Isham became a pioneer of electronic music early on in his career; this led the composer/musician, with an intimate understanding of how sound and emotion interact, to garner a reputation as a leading film and TV composer. Isham has written critically acclaimed scores to over 100 films including Warrior, Dolphin Tale, The Black Dahlia, A River Runs Through It (Oscar nominated), Nell (Golden Globe nominated), Fly Away Home, October Sky and Bobby. He scored the Oscar-winning Crash, the celebrated miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, and received an Emmy for his score to EZ Streets. In addition to scoring the hit ABC series Once Upon A Time, he has just completed the films The Lucky One starring Zac Efron and Stolen starring Nicolas Cage. Isham is also creating a series of public sound installations using the spatial elements of music. Noted film music writer Jon Burlingame will interview Mark Isham in this thought-provoking and wide-ranging master session.


Panelists
avatar for Jon Burlingame

Jon Burlingame

 Jon Burlingame is the nation’s leading writer on the subject of music for films and television. He writes regularly for Daily Variety and has written for such other publications as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Daily News, Premiere, Emmy and The Hollywood Reporter. He is the author of four books: Sound and Vision: 60 Years of Motion Picture Soundtracks, a look at film composers and movie soundtracks... Read More →
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Mark Isham

Composer, Trumpeter – Film: A River Runs Through It, Crash, The Black Dahlia TV: Once Upon a Time |   | From his days as a pioneering icon of electronic music, to his current status as a world-renowned legendary film composer, Mark Isham continues to be one of the most prolific and provocative artists on the scene. His gift for creating unforgettable melodies and innovative sonic palettes have earned Isham many awards including a Grammy, an Emmy, and a Clio, in addition to multiple Grammy, Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. In 2006, Isham was honored with the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Jon Burlingame

Jon Burlingame

 Jon Burlingame is the nation’s leading writer on the subject of music for films and television. He writes regularly for Daily Variety and has written for such other publications as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Daily News, Premiere, Emmy and The Hollywood Reporter. He is the author of four books: Sound and Vision: 60 Years of Motion Picture Soundtracks, a look at film composers and movie soundtracks... Read More →

Saturday April 21, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:45am

Song Feedback: In-Depth Analysis

This session features three successful songwriters working with EXPO registrants in front of a live audience, offering valuable advice, insight and teachable moments for all attending to help enhance their songwriting skills. In a bit of a departure from the other Song Feedback panels, our panel will be spending additional time with each pre-selected song, providing more in-depth analysis. The selections were drawn from the same pool of songs that registrants submitted to the regular Feedback panels.


Panelists
avatar for Gordon Chambers

Gordon Chambers

 After amassing an impressive collection of prestigious awards and penning hit songs for some of R&B’s most iconic legends, esteemed Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Gordon Chambers had another exciting milestone in his career as a recording artist with the release of his third solo album, Sincere. Earlier in his career, Chambers was the first signing of L.A. Reid\'s prestigious Hitco Music publishing company, where he wrote for over 60 recording artists. He is best known for his Grammy-winning hit, \'I Apologize,\' performed by Anita Baker and his #1 Grammy-nominated smash, \'If You Love Me,\' for the trio Brownstone, as well as his soundtrack work for numerous films including The First Wives Club and Set It... Read More →
avatar for Bonnie Hayes

Bonnie Hayes

 Bonnie Hayes is a San Francisco-based songwriter, producer, musician, educator and recording artist. She has written several well-known songs including, \'Have A Heart\' and \'Love Letter,\' which were recorded by Bonnie Raitt for her multi-platinum and multi-Grammy winning albu... Read More →
avatar for Steve Seskin

Steve Seskin

 Steve Seskin has written seven #1 songs that have been featured on albums selling over 40 million copies. The Grammy-nominated “Grown Men Don’t Cry” was recorded by Tim McGraw and “Don’t Laugh at Me,” recorded by Mark Wills, was winner of both the NSAI’s and Music Row Magazine’s Song of the Year contest. A Steve Seskin concert will have you wiping away a tear one minute and laughing out loud the next. He is an accomplished performer, producer and recording artist who has made 19 albums since 1975 - his latest being Two Paper Town. His song \'Don\'t Laugh At Me\' written with Allen... Read More →

Moderator
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Steve Seskin

 Steve Seskin has written seven #1 songs that have been featured on albums selling over 40 million copies. The Grammy-nominated “Grown Men Don’t Cry” was recorded by Tim McGraw and “Don’t Laugh at Me,” recorded by Mark Wills, was winner of both the NSAI’s and Music Row Magazine’s Song of the Year contest. A Steve Seskin concert will have you wiping away a tear one minute and laughing out loud the next. He is an accomplished performer, producer and recording artist who has made 19 albums since 1975 - his latest being Two Paper Town. His song \'Don\'t Laugh At Me\' written with Allen... Read More →

Saturday April 21, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

11:45am

The New Publishers: Writers Signing Writers

In recent years, we’ve seen an influx of successful songwriters becoming successful publishers by developing their own stables of up-and-coming songwriters. Why has this new phenomenon developed, how is it different from a traditional publishing arrangement, and why might it be attractive from a financial and creative perspective? Three hit ASCAP writers-turned-publishers will answer these questions and more in this provocative discussion.


Panelists
avatar for Toby Gad

Toby Gad

 In his home country of Germany, Toby Gad’s parents were established figures in the Munich music scene. Gad and his brother, Jens, formed an original rock band called the Gad Rollers and toured throughout Germany. Although their first album, Q, scored them a friendship and a concert with George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, fame as a musician was not in the cards for... Read More →
avatar for Sam Hollander

Sam Hollander

 A Rolling Stone “Hot List Producer of the Year,” songwriter/producer Sam Hollander is one of the most in demand craftsmen today, with 18 U.S. Top 40 hits to date. His most recent successes include Top 10 smashes with Train (\'Marry Me\' and \'Save Me San Francisco\'), Hollywood Undead (\'Hear Me Now\'), and Neon Trees (\'Your Surrender\'). Sam\'s previous hits includes Metro... Read More →
avatar for Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy

 Musical phenomenon Brian Kennedy developed an appreciation for piano music at an early age. With formal lessons at six years, he established the foundation for the composer he became at eight. Gifted with the ability to hear and memorize scales and melodies, he would take songs and make them his own. Kennedy has a worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music and is considered one of the... Read More →

Moderator

Saturday April 21, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

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 advocacy and grassroots efforts focused on protecting the rights of music creators. We had a great response to last year’s video initiative, designed to inform and educate key Washington policy makers and legislators about the issues that affect the music community. As a follow up, we are once more looking to capture testimonials from ASCAP members and fellow music 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 to take part in a brief video interview and articulate what being a music creator means to you!


Saturday April 21, 2012 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators

1:10pm

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Music OS Overview
Join us in the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge for an inspiring demo of all the unique features of Music OS on Dell's touch screen laptops and all-in-one workstations. Music creation and performance has never been easier.

Saturday April 21, 2012 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

1:10pm

KDJ-One by CyberStep: Music Production Goes Handheld

The new KDJ-ONE packs all the functionality of a modern DAW into a compact, multi-touch screen smartbook. Features include an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, multitrack audio editing, and high precision rhythmic force feedback. ACIDized WAV support and remote VST control ensure that your on-the-go KDJ-ONE creations will mesh perfectly with your existing production setup back home.



Saturday April 21, 2012 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Lunch Break & Sponsor Sessions
Saturday April 21, 2012 1:10pm - 2:10pm
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

1:10pm

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

SoundExchange will explain how registering (for 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 $900 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 21, 2012 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Producers Sessions - Michael Bearden: A Career In and Beyond the Music Industry

Michael Bearden: A Career In and Beyond the Music Industry
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.



Saturday April 21, 2012 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

Website Demolition Derby (Presented by Bandzoogle)

This session will offer live critiques of EXPO attendees’ websites. Our panelists will assess each site's design, organization, content and functionality. How does the website fit with the artist's overall online strategy, and how successfully does it achieve the artist’s goals? Our experts have worked with thousands of songwriters and musicians, from major label superstars to secluded basement composers. They are extremely knowledgeable about website best practices and deeply allergic to bad design, music that auto-starts, Flash widgets and unreadable fonts. Our panelists have been instructed to be ruthless and leave all diplomacy aside, so if you’re courageous enough to submit your website for their scrutiny, send a note to Bandzoogle’s Dave Cool: dcool@bandzoogle.com.


Panelists
avatar for Brad Barrish

Brad Barrish

Head of Operations - Topspin Media | |
avatar for Kyle Bylin

Kyle Bylin

| | Kyle Bylin is the former Editor of Hypebot, a leading trade publication. He went on to become the Social/Streaming Chart Manager and columnist at Billboard Magazine, and has since left to join Live Nation. He\'s now spearheading development of the Ultimate Chart and related... Read More →
avatar for Dave Cool

Dave Cool

| | Dave Cool (yes, that’s his real name) has been working with independent artists his entire career. He’s currently the Director of Artist Relations for Bandzoogle, a website and marketing platform for musicians. Through blogging, social media, and traveling to conferences, he keeps an open dialogue with the Bandzoogle membership and the indie artist community at large about the challenges they face, and what strategies they can use to advance their careers. Previous to his work with Bandzoogle, he served as Director of Member Services for the Canadian Independent Recording... Read More →
avatar for Allison Shaw

Allison Shaw

 Shaw started her music career as a DJ for mainstream rock format station 94 Rock in Albuquerque. Allison also was a writer for VH1/MTV online from 1998-2002. In 2004, Shaw started nationally distributed Hyperactive Music Magazine and the Hyperfestival and Conference in New Mexico. Shaw has interviewed over 1000 performers from Elton John to Tina Turner to Lenny Kravitz and Green Day. In 2007 Allison was the Executive Director for the Santa Fe Muzik Fest which had bands like Public Enemy, Wu Tang Clan, The Fray, and many more,. Allison helped create awareness and built relations for the music.us/.music brand, going around the world educating people on the .music extension that will be available in 2013. Shaw was the Director Of Operations for Listen Records/Sony, and is one the Event Producers and talent bookers for Rachael... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Allison Shaw

Allison Shaw

 Shaw started her music career as a DJ for mainstream rock format station 94 Rock in Albuquerque. Allison also was a writer for VH1/MTV online from 1998-2002. In 2004, Shaw started nationally distributed Hyperactive Music Magazine and the Hyperfestival and Conference in New Mexico. Shaw has interviewed over 1000 performers from Elton John to Tina Turner to Lenny Kravitz and Green Day. In 2007 Allison was the Executive Director for the Santa Fe Muzik Fest which had bands like Public Enemy, Wu Tang Clan, The Fray, and many more,. Allison helped create awareness and built relations for the music.us/.music brand, going around the world educating people on the .music extension that will be available in 2013. Shaw was the Director Of Operations for Listen Records/Sony, and is one the Event Producers and talent bookers for Rachael... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2012 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm

West L.A. Presents: Fretlight Guitar Demonstration

The Fretlight is a real guitar with a built in learning system that places fingering information where you need it most, right at your fingertips. Use Fretlight Studio to audition and explore new scales, improvise over 100 different backing tracks in your choice of key and scale. Light up Tablature directly to the Fretlight guitar using industry standard GuitarPro 6 software. Create, edit and play back your own scores or download GP6 tablature from many online sources. The Fretlight is the ultimate learning and creativity tool for the guitar.


Saturday April 21, 2012 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:15pm

Beyond the Heights: Master Session with Lin-Manuel Miranda

ASCAP writer/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda burst into the spotlight with his Tony and Grammy-winning, Pulitzer Prize-nominated musical, In the Heights. But anyone who has heard the authentic salsa and hip hop-flavored music for that Broadway smash knows that Miranda’s talents extend far beyond the realm of musical theatre. Miranda will explain how he was able to fuse his love of urban and Latin music with an appreciation for theatre and film to become the versatile writer/composer/rapper/actor that he is today. This will be an inspiring panel for anyone seeking a music career without boundaries.


Panelists
avatar for Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda

 Lin-Manuel Miranda is the Tony-winning composer-lyricist of Broadway\'s In the Heights. In the Heights received four 2008 Tony Awards (including Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography and Best Musical), with Lin-Manuel receiving a Tony Award for Best Score, as well as a nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. Off-Broadway, In the Heights received nine Drama Desk Nominations and an award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. It also won the Lucille Lortel Award and Outer Critic\'s Circle Award for Best Musical and took home a 2009 Grammy Award for its Original Broadway Cast Album. Additionally, Lin-Manuel received an Obie Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for the show. The show was also recognized as a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. In 2007, Lin-Manuel received the ASCAP Foundation\'s Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award and in May of 2009, Lin-Manuel received the degree of Doctor of Human letters, honoris causa, from Yeshiva University, the youngest recipient of such an honor. Lin-Manuel is a co-founder and member of Freestyle Love Supreme, a popular hip-hop improv group that performs regularly in New York City and worldwide. Recently, Lin-Manuel contributed new songs to the upcoming revival of Stephen Schwartz\' Working and worked with Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim on Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway Revival of West Side Story. He has performed for President Obama and the first family at the White House for its first-ever Poetry Jam, and was selected to be a Master Teacher for the 2009 Mercer... Read More →

Moderator

Saturday April 21, 2012 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

2:15pm

Nuts and Bolts of the Music Business

Talent is only half the equation in a successful music career. You also need a solid grounding in the “business” part of the music business. Noted attorney Donald S. Passman has helped his clients navigate the industry’s choppy waters for over 30 years, and his book All You Need to Know About the Music Business remains an essential guide to understanding the biz. Passman will offer an accessible overview of how the music industry operates like only he can, from record deals to the digital sphere and everything in between. Whether you’re a total music biz newbie or just need a refresher course, this panel is for you.


Panelists
avatar for Don Passman, Esq.

Don Passman, Esq.

 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 →


Saturday April 21, 2012 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

2:15pm

Anatomy of a Project

Successful albums are the product of a whole team of people, not just the artist on the cover. This panel will offer an overview of how albums are put together. You’ll come out of it with a solid understanding of the role of the songwriter, publisher, A&R executive, artist and everyone else who has a hand in bringing a project from the idea stage to release day.


Panelists
avatar for Chris Anokute

Chris Anokute

 Mr. Anokute was still a teenager in 2001 when he began his career in music with an internship in the A&R Administration Department at Def Jam Recordings. Soon he was managing songwriter Alisha ‘Mjestie’ Brooks, where he brokered a co-publishing deal for her with Grammy Award winning producer Vada Nobles... Read More →
avatar for Maria Egan

Maria Egan

 A UK native, Maria Egan has had a versatile 17 year career in music primarily in management and A&R. Currently Vice President of A&R at Columbia, where she signed the award winning Avett Brothers, performed A&R duties for Brandi Carlile\'s acclaimed album The Story and on the pop side is also responsible for the development and... Read More →
avatar for Jimmy Harry

Jimmy Harry

 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” (which was in the Top 10 in ten countries). He wrote “Touch Of My Hand” from Britney Spears’ double platinum album In The Zone (Jive), and the hit song... Read More →
avatar for Peter Lloyd

Peter Lloyd

 Peter Lloyd has been working in music publishing for 14 years.  He\'s worked with some of the biggest songwriters in the world including Dr. Luke, Desmond Child, Andreas Carlsson, Bonnie McKee, Oligee, etc.  He\'s currently running Pulse Music Publishing.

Moderator

Saturday April 21, 2012 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:15pm

Ding Dong, the Jingle’s Dead: Building Your Career in Commercial Music

Fifteen years ago, songwriters and jingle writers operated in different worlds. Times have changed. Today, corporate campaigns are considered a legit way for songwriters to get their work heard and get paid well at the same time. Yet despite the sea change, most songwriters still feel walled off from the commercial music business. This panel is designed to give writers of all kinds the tools to gain access to this rewarding career path. Attendees will leave with a basic understanding of how the commercial music industry operates and feel informed and empowered enough to take meaningful steps toward creating new income streams in commercial music.


Panelists
avatar for Marisa Mastroianni Davis

Marisa Mastroianni Davis

 Brushing aside her post-collegiate political aspirations and a position for a U.S. Congressman, Marisa chose to dive headlong into a more honest and direct brand of politics ... advertising!  Cutting her teeth on large national accounts at international agencies as well as specialized boutique firms, Marisa would later rise to the position of Executive Music Producer at Wojahn Bros Music (WBM) for more than eleven years... Read More →
avatar for Eric Fawcett

Eric Fawcett

 Before he and a partner started their own commercial music company, Fiction, in 2006, Eric Fawcett lived a previous life in the record business. He was a record producer, session drummer, and drummer for his band Spymob, for Pharrell Williams’ hip hop/rock group, N*E*R*D, for The Hopefuls, and he continues to perform with Chinese pop star Wang Lee Hom, and with his all-star cover band, Yukon Kornelius, along with Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies, Stefan Lessard from the Dave Matthews Band, Adam Gardner from Guster, and Twisted... Read More →
avatar for Shane Hutton

Shane Hutton

 Shane Hutton has been recognized by 20 of the most significant advertising award shows from around the globe over 160 times, and his work has appeared in over 35 museums worldwide. He was a contributing author to the book Pick Me: Breaking Into Advertising and Staying There, and has been a regular speaker at Boston... Read More →
avatar for Paul Schultz

Paul Schultz

 Paul Schultz heads up the business side and creative directs Emoto\'s staff of composers, producers, music supervisors and freelancers.  He would have never predicted that a summer internship at Emoto (then Admusic) would send him away to a graduate assistantship at the University of Northern Colorado with an invitation back after completion--full time with the company after earning my master\'s degree... Read More →
avatar for Gabe Sokoloff

Gabe Sokoloff

 Gabe Sokoloff is a songwriter, producer, composer, singer and electronic musician. Gabe began his music career scoring independent films and working under legendary DJ and electronic musician B.T. In 2007, Gabe was taken on as a staff composer at a prominent commercial music house in Santa Monica. In that role, Gabe composed for hundreds of national advertising campaigns and produced music for the past three seasons... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Eric Fawcett

Eric Fawcett

 Before he and a partner started their own commercial music company, Fiction, in 2006, Eric Fawcett lived a previous life in the record business. He was a record producer, session drummer, and drummer for his band Spymob, for Pharrell Williams’ hip hop/rock group, N*E*R*D, for The Hopefuls, and he continues to perform with Chinese pop star Wang Lee Hom, and with his all-star cover band, Yukon Kornelius, along with Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies, Stefan Lessard from the Dave Matthews Band, Adam Gardner from Guster, and Twisted... Read More →

Saturday April 21, 2012 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:15pm

Producing a Professional Jazz Recording on a DIY Budget

Just like jazz itself, producing your own jazz recordings involves both know-how and a willingness to improvise. But you don’t have to have deep pockets or decades of training to get professional quality results. ASCAP Board member George Duke and Lee Ritenour are both master jazz musicians, and they also have extensive experience as producers for their own projects and for others. These two impresarios of improv will discuss tips and techniques for producing a professional jazz recording, all by yourself.


Panelists
avatar for George Duke

George Duke

 Keyboardist-composer-producer George Duke’s imprint on jazz and pop music is almost impossible to calculate, with more than 30 solo recordings and a resume that spans over 40 years. Born in San Rafael, CA, in 1946, Duke began his formal piano training at age seven and attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He launched his solo recording career at age 19, veering more toward fusion... Read More →
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Andrew Papastephanou

Studio Design, Composer, Producer
avatar for Lee Ritenour

Lee Ritenour

| Growing up in L.A. in the 60\'s, Grammy award-winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, his 40 year eclectic and storied career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin; 17 Grammy nominations; numerous #1 spots in guitar polls and the prestigious \'Alumnus of the Year\' award from USC. He has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs, notably the Top 15 hit \'Is It You,\' which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic. In the 90s, Ritenour was a founding member of Fourplay, the most successful band in contemporary jazz, with keyboardist Bob James, bassist Nathan East and drummer Harvey Mason. The first Fourplay album in 1991 spent an unprecedented 33 weeks at #1 on Billboard\'s contemporary jazz chart. Adding to this legacy is his latest... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2012 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

3:40pm

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Take Your Virtual Studio Technologies Live
Join us in the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge for a comprehensive demonstration on performing your music live with reliable and powerful Dell series touch screen products using Music OS by Open Labs.

Saturday April 21, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

3:40pm

KDJ-One by CyberStep: Create Music on the Go

The new KDJ-ONE packs all the functionality of a modern DAW into a compact, multi-touch screen smartbook. Features include an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, multitrack audio editing, and high precision rhythmic force feedback. ACIDized WAV support and remote VST control ensure that your on-the-go KDJ-ONE creations will mesh perfectly with your existing production setup back home.


Saturday April 21, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:40pm

Sponsor Sessions
Saturday April 21, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm
2nd & 3rd Floor 2nd Floor (Mezzanine) & 3rd Floor

3:40pm

Steinberg: An In-Depth Look at System Solutions for Composing & Music Production

Learn how to maximize the composing and producing power of Cubase 6.5. Advanced multitrack editing tools, lush virtual instruments, an unrivaled take-comping system and a revolutionary approach to MIDI form the centerpiece of this next-generation production environment. Crucial to any System Solution is the perfect integration of software and hardware. Hear the pristine sonic quality of the UR Series audio interfaces that boast high-resolution analog and digital I/O, DSP FX alongside the widely acclaimed D-Pre mic preamps and experience the flexibility of the modular CMC Series USB controllers, six unique controllers designed to give you the fastest and most flexible way to control your session. System Solutions from Steinberg are unparalleled in the world of music and audio recording! Kevin Doucette (A.R. Rahman, Berklee College-Film Composing) and Brian McGovern (Steinberg NA Product Demonstrator) will conduct this informative session.


Saturday April 21, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:40pm

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Producers Sessions - Tommy Vicari: Mixing an Italian Superstar

Tommy Vicari: Mixing an Italian Superstar
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.


Saturday April 21, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:10pm

Win Gear and Prizes from Our EXPO Sponsors!

We’re raffling off gear, products and services from our generous EXPO sponsors! To enter the drawing, just drop your business card into the box at the ASCAP EXPO Boutique or The ASCAP Room. Remember, you must be in the Grand Ballroom when we call your name if you want to win - don’t miss your chance to walk away with some great prizes!


Saturday April 21, 2012 4:10pm - 4:15pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

4:15pm

The Writers Jam

This group represents some of modern music’s most successful songwriters and performers 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 Jonny Lang

Jonny Lang

 Jonny Lang started playing the guitar at the age of 12 after his father took him to see the Bad Medicine Blues Band, one of the few blues bands in Fargo, ND. Lang soon started taking guitar lessons from Ted Larsen – the Bad Medicine Blues Band\'s guitar player – and several months later, Lang joined the band, which was then renamed Kid Jonny Lang... Read More →
avatar for Hillary Lindsey

Hillary Lindsey

 One of the most successful young songwriters in contemporary music, Nashville-based Hillary Lindsey possesses a gift for telling the unvarnished truth, expressing honest emotion and getting to the heart of the human condition. Her intelligence, observant eye and acute compassion are dramatically evident in such songs as the Grammy-winning... Read More →
avatar for Priscilla Renea

Priscilla Renea

 A short time ago, from her bedroom in Vero Beach, Florida timidly recording the first strains of “I Fell In Love” on YouTube, Priscilla Renea couldn’t possibly expect the zealous support she now enjoys as songwriter and artist. “I started writing my own songs because there wasn&rsquo... Read More →
avatar for Lindy Robbins

Lindy Robbins

 Lindy Robbins is a multi platinum selling award winning songwriter. Current releases include the # 1 Hot Chelle Rae radio single “Tonight, Tonight,” Jason Derulo\'s top 10 single “It Girl,” Demi Lovato\'s acclaimed #1 iTunes single “Skyscraper,” “I Like it Like That,” Hot Chelle Rae\'s 2nd hit single Feat. New Boyz, The Voice winner Javier Colon\'s first #1 iTunes single... Read More →

Moderator

Saturday April 21, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

7:30pm

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 21, 2012 7:30pm - 11:45pm
Hotel Lobby Lounge Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge (1st Floor)
 
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