ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, will bring its pioneering “I Create Music” EXPO back to Los Angeles in 2018 for three days of workshops, master classes, one-on-one sessions and networking events with the industry's hottest hitmakers.
Every year, ASCAP welcomes aspiring music professionals of all types for three days of education and inspiration from some of the most talented and forward-thinking songwriters, composers, producers and industry executives in the music business. ASCAP’s kickoff Annual Membership Meeting featured a performance from Grammy and ASCAP Award-winning singer-songwriter Michael McDonald, and provocative topics were covered as well, including the urgent need for music licensing reform, the need for gender equality in film music, and the growing concern about proper credit for songwriters.
Since its inception, ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO has attracted many of music’s biggest names and most successful industry players. Previous keynote speakers include Justin Timberlake, Tom Petty, John Mayer, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Quincy Jones, Ludacris, Carly Simon, Sara Bareilles, Lindsey Buckingham, Randy Newman, Jackson Browne, Steve Miller, Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart), Diplo, Big Sean, Ne-Yo, Stargate, Bill Withers, Aloe Blacc, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Jeff Lynne.
The EXPO agenda includes creative and business-focused panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes, one-on-one sessions, networking events, state-of-the-art technology demonstrations and performances. The ASCAP EXPO offers music creators an unforgettable and authentic experience – real knowledge, tools, connections and a community of support and guidance they can’t find anywhere else.