ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its music creator conference with a new name, location and enhanced program.
The ASCAP Experience (formerly ASCAP I Create Music EXPO) will take place at the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, April 1-3.
Previous speakers and performers at the conference have included Justin Timberlake, Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Katy Perry, Meghan Trainor, Billie Eilish, FINNEAS, Questlove, Michael Giacchino, Chris Stapleton, St. Vincent, Lee Ann Womack, Wyclef Jean, Jermaine Dupri, Melissa Etheridge, Cassadee Pope, Bear McCreary, Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL), Pinar Toprak, Marco Beltrami, Quincy Jones, Timbaland, Carly Simon, Sara Bareilles, Jackson Browne, Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart), Diplo, Big Sean, Ne-Yo, Stargate, Bill Withers, Aloe Blacc, Richie Sambora and Jeff Lynne.
Successful songwriters and composers who attended the ASCAP Experience early in their careers include FINNEAS (“Bad Guy,” “When the Party’s Over,” Billie Eilish), Vincent Berry II (“Sandcastles,” Beyoncé), Aloe Blacc (“I Need a Dollar,” “Wake Me Up,” Avicii), LELAND (“Youth,” Troye Sivan), Meghan Trainor (“All About That Bass”) and Joseph Trapanese (composer, The Greatest Showman, Straight Outta Compton).
“Over the last 15 years, as our attendees and the music industry have evolved, so has ASCAP EXPO.”
Lauren Iossa, ASCAP
“Over the last 15 years, as our attendees and the music industry have evolved, so has ASCAP EXPO,” said ASCAP Executive Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer Lauren Iossa.
“We have renamed it the ‘ASCAP Experience’ to encompass programming that meets the holistic needs of music creators today, with even more opportunities for participants to make music together.
“And we are excited to welcome all of our Experience attendees to join us in this next phase at a new venue in downtown LA.”
Attendees can register at www.ascapexperience.com. Registration is open to ASCAP members through October 1; the general public can register beginning October 2.Music Business Worldwide