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Saturday, April 15 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Word Up: Turning Lyrics into Hits

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We’ve put together a panel of chart topping songwriters that will discuss the importance of lyrics and their value in crafting a great song. This eclectic pantheon of wordsmiths has worked with Beyoncé, Kanye West, Rihanna, Usher -- the list just goes on! They’ll get down to business and talk what it takes to spin your lyrics into gold. Don your poet cap and prepare to access your inner hit machine!

Panelists
avatar for Jean Baptiste

Jean Baptiste

Songwriter, Producer, "X," "F.A.M.E.," "Graffiti," "Royalty" (Chris Brown); "Pink Friday," "Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up" (Nicky Minaj); "Rated R" (Rihanna); and "MDNA" (Madonna)
Songwriter, Producer -  "X," "F.A.M.E.," "Graffiti," "Royalty" (Chris Brown); "Pink Friday," "Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up" (Nicky Minaj); "Rated R" (Rihanna); and "MDNA" (Madonna). | | Jean Baptiste stands as one of the music industry’s most prolific and esteemed producers/songwriters. He has been the guiding and essential touch on some of pop music’s most successful and chart blazing songs and albums. His distinguished... Read More →
avatar for Bibi Bourelly

Bibi Bourelly

Singer, Songwriter, "Ego," "Riot"
Singer, Songwriter - "Ego," "Riot" | Bibi Bourelly will change the way you think about fearlessness. The 21-year-old singer and songwriter introduced the world to her remarkable sound and undeniable spirit with her first two singles, “Ego” and “Riot,” which Fader called “brilliantly raw,” and she’s gearing up to do even more. Her sound is a balancing act of tough, wise worldliness and vulnerability that... Read More →
avatar for LaShawn Daniels

LaShawn Daniels

Songwriter
Songwriter - "You Rock My World" (Michael Jackson), "The Boy Is Mine" (Brandy & Monica), "If You Had My Love" (Jennifer Lopez), "He Wasn't Man Enough" (Toni Braxton) LaShawn Ameen Daniels is an American songwriter. | LaShawn Daniels has a catalogue that includes multi-platinum award winning songs like “It's Not Right (But It's Okay)" by Whitney Houston, “The Boy Is Mine” by Monica and Brandy, “You Rock My World” by Michael Jackson... Read More →
avatar for Malik Yusef Jones

Malik Yusef Jones

Songwriter/Producer
Six-time Grammy winning artist, poet, songwriter and producer Malik Yusef directs organizational and campaign strategies that utilize arts and culture to reach communities and move them to action. He brings his unparalleled relationships across music, fashion, film, television, poetry, and fine arts, and organizes his peers to contribute their talents to culturally progressive agendas. | | Malik Yusef, the WordSmyth, is an avant-garde spoken... Read More →
avatar for Priscilla Renea

Priscilla Renea

Songwriter, Fifth Harmony “Worth It,” Chris Brown “Don’t Wake Me Up,” Selena Gomez “Who Says,” Mariah Carey
Priscilla Renae is an artist and proven hit maker. She cowrote hits such as Fifth Harmony “Worth It,” Chris Brown “Don’t Wake Me Up,” Selena Gomez “Who Says,” Mariah Carey "Infinity" and Pitbull ft. Ke$ha “Timber”. Priscilla’s music has been synched extensively; most recently she penned NBC Sunday Night Football’s theme song “Somethin’ Bad” performed by Carrie Underwood. As an artist, Priscilla features on new... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Dolby Ballroom 1-2-3 5th Floor

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