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Wednesday, April 12
 

8:00pm

Pre-EXPO Attendee Meetup
Come meet your fellow ASCAP EXPO attendees at this casual networking event the night before the ASCAP EXPO begins. Pick up your EXPO badge at the registration desk on the Mezzanine Level of the Loews Hollywood Hotel between 5:00pm and 9:00pm, then head across the street to the Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill to meet old and new friends alike!

Presented by Musicians Institute 


Wednesday April 12, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Tinhorn Flats across Highland Avenue
 
Thursday, April 13
 

9:00am

One-on-One Sessions
No more spots are available

Panelists
avatar for William Scot

William Scot "Grecco" Bray

Publicist, The Krakower Group
Bringing unique experience and perspective to the solver with excellent modern business acumen and a singularly creative approach. Along with exciting energy, Grecco brings essential skills to the table including writing, pitching and event publicity. Over the recent years working in publicity Grecco has gained a wealth of experience in the public relations field. His impassioned nature and inventive solutions have made him an irreplaceable asset... Read More →
avatar for Beth Brinker

Beth Brinker

Creative Manager, ASCAP
avatar for Donna Caseine

Donna Caseine

SVP of Creative and A&R, Reservoir
As Senior Vice President of Creative and A&R at Reservoir, Donna Caseine oversees the company’s Creative activity throughout the United States, identifying new talent to sign and facilitating creative opportunities for the company’s roster of songwriters, producers, and performing artists. Donna’s expertise has led to Reservoir's signing of seven-time Grammy nominee and celebrated singer-songwriter-producer Lauren Christy.Before joining... Read More →
avatar for Cristina Chavez

Cristina Chavez

Associate DIrector, R&S, ASCAP
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Andrew Cohen

Publicist, CW3PR
| | Andrew Cohen is a publicist at CW3PR, where he represents behind-the-camera talent, including composers, production designers, VFX & VR companies. He spearheaded the Emmy nomination campaign for Key & Peele production designer Gary Kordan, and contributed to 2 Emmy winning campaigns for composers Sean Callery (Jessica Jones) and Mac Quayle (Mr. Robot). Andrew's composer clients include Jake Monaco, Leo Birenberg, Samuel Laflamme, Mark... Read More →
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Ray Costa

Costa Communications, Inc.
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Rico Csabai

Artist Manager, Faction Entertainment
Rico Csabai has built a diverse roster of burgeoning Artists over the last several years. Managing and releasing Records from Indie darlings Joshua James and Lyla Foy (Sub Pop), to major label alt rockers Grizfolk (Virgin Records) and Grammy nominated writer/producer Nate Pyfer (Kaskade), to newly buzzing projects ARMORS and Flagship. Building on his 7 years experience as A&R Manager for Rick Rubin at American Recordings, where he was involved in... Read More →
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Zoila Darton

Director of Marketing + Artist Relations, mayimbamusic.com
For the last 10 years, Zoila has assisted countless artists + composers via her family company, Award Winning Publishing House + Distributor, Mayimba Music. | | Her work extends well beyond just the music industry as she is also a staunch advocate for women + the minority community empowerment. She often uses music as a platform for advancement via events, social campaigns + speaking engagements with her strong network of collaborators with... Read More →
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Deputy

Producer
Producer - "Bitch Better Have My Money," "4 Your Eyez Only" | | One of the newest talents to break into the realm of pop, R&B and hip-hop music production, Deputy constantly seeks to create fresh, innovative music for all genres. Deputy has already had the pleasure of working with A-list writers and artists in his young career, such as Wale, J Cole, NeYo, Rick Ross, French Montana, Flo Rida, The Dream, Sean Garrett and Nas, to list a few.
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Maura Duval

Associate Director, Pop/Rock, ASCAP
avatar for Cheryl B. Engelhardt

Cheryl B. Engelhardt

CBE Music | In The Key Of Success, Composer, Singer-Songwriter, Career Coach
Cheryl's got that unique combination of creative-mind-meets-critical-thinking-business-mind- meets-The-Hustle. She is a film and commercial composer with over a dozen film scores, twice as many commercial jingles, and 60+ College Humor web series scores and parody productions under her belt. She got her start working in a hip hop recording studio where she learned her engineer tech chops, then moved on to composing for commercials in the... Read More →
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Erin M. Jacobson, Esq.

Music Attorney, The Music Industry Lawyer
Erin M. Jacobson, Esq. (www.themusicindustrylawyer.com) is an experienced deal negotiator and a seasoned advisor of intellectual property rights who protects musicians, songwriters, music publishers, record labels, and a wide variety of other music and entertainment professionals. Ms. Jacobson’s clients include Grammy and Emmy Award winners, legacy artists, and independent artists and companies. Ms. Jacobson regularly handles all types of... Read More →
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Sharon Farber

The Young and The Restless, When Nietzsche Wept, Jemiyah Jones and the Kingdom of Nir (upcoming), Honor Diaries, Film, TV and Concert Music Composer
Four times Emmy Award Nominated, Winner of the 2013 Society of Composers and Lyricists Award for her “Outstanding work in the Art of Film Music” and the 2012 Visionary Award In Music by The Women’s International Film & Television Showcase, and winner of the Telly Award, Composer Sharon Farber has received critical acclaim as a composer in the Film and Television world as well as that of Concert music. Sharon has been working with networks... Read More →
avatar for Read Fasse

Read Fasse

Songwriter/Producer, "No Option" (Post Malone), "Light Me Up" (Icona Pop), "The U" (ESPN 30 for 30)
Songwriter/Producer - "No Option" (Post Malone), "Light Me Up" (Icona Pop), "The U" (ESPN 30 for 30) A native of Atlanta, GA Read began his musical career at age 4 studying classical violin. In 2006 he graduated from The University of Miami’s Frost School of Music with a degree in Film Scoring & Production. That same year he co-founded 10K ISLANDS with classmate Nick Scapa. With studios in both Los Angeles and Miami 10K ISLANDS is a modern... Read More →
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Sarah Ferrie

A&R, Columbia Records
Sarah Ferrie is an A&R with Columbia Records, based in LA.
avatar for Jeff Gray

Jeff Gray

Music Supervisor/Music Copyright Specialist
A Bio is a self serving list of achievements & accolades to impress those who have yet to meet you in person. If you meet Jeff Gray in person he will gladly regale you with tales and anecdotes about his important and professional work with music, music copyrights and some impressive names of more famous people he's worked with. Jeff Gray prefers to let you know that he is capable, qualified, approachable, humble & available for hire. He also is a... Read More →
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Jennifer Horton

President, Matrix Artists
Jennifer Horton is a seasoned music executive with over 10 years of experience in the entertainment business as a successful manager, A&R, and business owner. In the past year Jennifer was instrumental in the success of several major deals, as well as 3 records that charted simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100: Chris Brown “Zero” off the Royalty album (Gold), Post Malone “White Iverson” (3x Platinum) and 2 Chainz “Watch Out... Read More →
avatar for Buffy Hubelbank-Gudwin

Buffy Hubelbank-Gudwin

Creative Director of Publishing for Red Bull Records, Red Bull Records
After graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Buffy headed west to jump start her career in the music industry and quickly landed a job as Client Service Manager at The Record Plant Studios in Hollywood. At The Record Plant, she met Ron Fair, then Chairman of Geffen Records and transitioned to a position under his wing. Buffy coordinated projects for marquee acts such as Lady Gaga, Mary J. Blige, Keyshia Cole, Nicole Scherzinger... Read More →
avatar for Katie Jelen

Katie Jelen

Head of Artist Relations, Secret Road Music Services
Katie Jelen is head of artist relations for Secret Road Music Services and one half of the creative team for Secret Road Music Publishing, handling the Nashville operations for the company. A "recovering singer-songwriter," she is a classically trained vocalist with a degree in Music Industry as well as a law degree from Drexel University with a concentration in intellectual property. Her responsibilities at Secret Road include setting up... Read More →
avatar for Matt Jenkins

Matt Jenkins

Songwriter
Songwriter - "Setting the World on Fire," "Song For Another Time," "Confession" | Matt Jenkins has had over 50 major label cuts​ and earned four chart-topping hits, ​including the​ recent #1 singles "Setting the World on Fire," ​recorded by Kenny Chesney featuring Pink, and "Song For Another Time," recorded by Old Dominion.​​ ​H​is accomplishments as a ​songwriter​ also include​ "Confession," recorded by Florida Georgia... Read More →
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Keith "Butta" Justice

Producer, "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)" (John Legend)
Keith “Butta” Justice is best known for producing the certified platinum, Soul Train award winning hit Tonight (Best You Ever Had) by John Legend, which was featured on the Think Like A Man Sound Track. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he is one half of the production duo “Butta-N-Bizkit”. Together they have been nominated for 3 Grammys for their production work on projects for Ledisi, Miguel, and John Legend. As he continues to produce... Read More →
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Brian Kennedy

Producer, Composer, Writer
Producer, Composer, Writer - "My Love," "Disturbia," "Forever" | | Producer, Composer, Writer, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist are just a few of the | words that describe musical phenomenon Brian Kennedy. With formal piano lessons | beginning at the age of six and composing by age eight, Brian spent years establishing | the foundation for what would become his dynamic musical career. | | Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Kennedy relocated to... Read More →
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Brandon Kitchen

Director A&R, Disney Music Group
| | Brandon Kitchen started his career as an intern for Mike Caren (Warner Music Group - President of Worldwide A&R), there he found his calling in the A&R and publishing departments. He has since won a Grammy as a contributing songwriter to Madonna’s hit “Revolver.” Since then he moved onto ASCAP where he was responsible for signing Drake and working with such rising talents as The Smeezingtons, Boi-1da, and Noah "40" Shebib. Brandon... Read More →
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Jintae Ko/TRiON

Songwriter, Erica Campbell ( 2songs on Help -> Grammy winning), China McNeal (Descendants Sountrack)), Sabrina Carpenter (Hollywood Records) ,Olivia Holt (Hollywood Records)
Erica Campbell ( 2songs on Help - Grammy winning), China McNeal (Descendants Sountrack)), Sabrina Carpenter (Hollywood Records) ,Olivia Holt (Hollywood Records)
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Gabz Landman

Director of A&R, APG
Gabz Landman is Director of A&R for Artist Publishing Group, where she works with a roster including The Futuristics, Sam Martin, Matt Prime, and more. Gabz graduated from Syracuse University's Bandier Program in 2012 when she joined Sony/ATV's creative department. In 2013, she began working at TaP Management (Lana Del Rey, Dua Lipa) as an in-house A&R and writer producer manager. Gabz's recent placements include The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson... Read More →
avatar for Madison Love

Madison Love

Singer/ Songwriter, Artist Publishing Group
Madison Emiko Love is a part Japanese american songwriter and vocalist from Los Angeles, CA. Madison has a knack for clever concepts and lyrics. She graduated from NYU's prestigious Clive Davis School Of Recorded Music and now is signed to Artist Publishing Group as a writer. This year she had her first number one on pop radio and billboard top 5 hit "Bad Things" with Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello.
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Thomas Mikusz

Publicist, White Bear PR
Thomas Mikusz founded White Bear PR in 2011, together with his partner Chandler Poling. Originally from Vienna, he has used his European connections to bring international acclaim to his clients. He has represented composers at major Film Festivals, such as Berlinale, Festival de Cannes, Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival. He currently is the US publicist for SoundTrack_Cologne, Hollywood in Vienna, Synchron Stage Vienna and Hollywood Music... Read More →
avatar for Kim Nieva

Kim Nieva

VP, Creative/Operations, Deep Well Records
Kim Nieva is the VP of Creative and Operation of Deep Well Records, an imprint of Capitol Music Group. Nieva oversees all aspects of Deep Wells’ business and creative, including deal structures with artist/writers, album agreements as well as setting up of co-writing sessions for all talent signed to both Deep Well Records and Publishing. In addition, she oversees music supervision for all AMI Productions--she was recently the co-music... Read More →
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Burundi Partlow

Founder, Burundi Partlow Consulting, Inc.
Burundi Partlow is a special projects consultant of the Hip Hop Caucus and many other non-profit organizations. He uses his nearly two decades of experience in entertainment business, finance, and executive leadership to create strategic partnerships and pilot innovative projects for Hip Hop Caucus. | Burundi is an accomplished music industry executive. He has orchestrated global campaigns for numerous high-profile clients and brands. His... Read More →
avatar for Justin Raisen

Justin Raisen

Producer/Songwriter
Producer/Songwriter - "Your Not the One" (Sky Ferreria), "Stay Away" (Charlie XCX), "Murdered Out" (Kim Gordon), "Who I Thought You Were" (Santigold) Justin Raisen is an American producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for his writing and production on Sky Ferreria’s “Night Time My Time” album, Charli XCX “True Romance” / “Sucker” album, Kim Gordon’s first single released under her own name... Read More →
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Edward Reyes

Associate Director, Membership Pop/Rock, ASCAP
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Brienne Rose

Music Supervisor, Noise/Racket
Brienne Rose is a Los Angeles based music supervisor, who's undeniable passion for music and its power to transform picture, drive her ability to craft uniquely curated soundtracks for every project. She launched her company, Noise/Racket in 2009 and since then has collaborated on a diverse list of acclaimed projects, culminating recently with Vice magazine calling her "one of the hottest up-and-coming music supervisors in Hollywood today... Read More →
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Jonathan Rosner

Owner/President, Waterslide Music
Having spent twenty years as a music publisher, Jonathan Rosner is president of Waterslide Music and Clear This! music clearance. At Waterslide, he's signed up and coming band Fever The Ghost and singer/songwriter Dylan LeBlanc in addition to managing the estate of jazz great Maynard Ferguson and looking after the Margo Guryan catalog. Jonathan also handles the catalogs of The Tokens, Dave Frishberg, Jason Charles Miller and the Hunnypot... Read More →
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Jake Simon

Director, Creative, Universal Music Publishing Group
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Ralph Torrefranca

Director of A&R, Angry Mob Music
Honey Nut Cheerios (Ad), Delusions of Guinevere (film), Ziploc (ad) , | | Ralph started his career in music young. From a DJ at KJEE in Santa Barbara, he moved into publicity and touring with such artists as Ben Gibbard and Jackson Browne. Then Ralph found his passion working directly with the artists – helping to launch and grow their careers while sharing a mutual love of songwriting and music. | | Before joining Angry Mob as... Read More →
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Marc Wilson

Director of A&R, Warner/Chappell Music
Marc Wilson is the Director of A&R, Pop/Rock at Warner/Chappell Music in Los Angeles, CA. Marc has been in music publishing for over 12 years and got his start at BMG Music Publishing. Since at Warner/Chappell Music, Marc has grown his roster by signing new artists and developing hit songwriters. Currently his roster includes: World-renowned DJ Steve Aoki; Songwriters, Ian Kirkpatrick (Jason Derulo "Want To Want Me", Nick Jonas "Levels", Andy... Read More →
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Mike (WUFF) Wofford

Producer/songwriter/Engineer, The Function
Mike "WUFF" Wofford is a producer/songwriter born and based in Los Angeles. WUFF can write, produce, engineer, and mix. With the ability to identify and tastefully shape artistic vision, WUFF approaches every creative endeavor with method and intention.

Sponsors

Thursday April 13, 2017 9:00am - Saturday April 15, 2017 5:00pm
TBA

9:45am

ASCAP's Annual Membership Meeting and ASCAP EXPO Kickoff
ASCAP is a global community of songwriters, composers and music publishers - over 600,000 music creators who depend on us to protect their rights and their livelihoods. ASCAP continues to evolve to meet their needs and to serve as the vital link to the businesses that use their music. At our Annual Membership Meeting, you’ll discover how far we’ve come over the past year: from the innovative new services we’ve unveiled for our members to our historic high revenues and royalty distributions, from our members’ incredible chart success and critical acclaim to the gains we’ve made in Washington in our fight for music licensing reform. Stop by to hear from ASCAP’s leadership all about how we are transforming our business, fighting for your rights and creating opportunities to boost your career. You’ll also be treated to live performances by some very special guests.

Panelists
avatar for Ashley Gorley

Ashley Gorley

Songwriter
Songwriter - "Dirty Laundry," "Heartbeat," "T-Shirt," "You Should Be Here" | Ashley Gorley has written thirty #1 singles and has over 250 songs recorded by artists such as Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, and Darius Rucker. Gorley was named ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year in 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2009, as well as Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year in 2013 and 2016. He was... Read More →
avatar for Tom Higgenson

Tom Higgenson

Singer, Songwriter - “Hey There Delilah,” “1234”
avatar for Beth Matthews

Beth Matthews

Chief Executive Officer, ASCAP
Elizabeth Matthews is Chief Executive Officer of ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP), a membership association of more than 600,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP licenses the public performance of its members' music, collects license fees, tracks performances and distributes to its members royalties based on their performances. Under her leadership... Read More →
avatar for Brett McLaughlin

Brett McLaughlin

Singer, Songwriter
Singer, Songwriter - "Hideaway," "Youth," "Vowels" | | Brett McLaughlin, known professionally as Leland, is a multi-platinum, award-winning singer/songwriter signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Based in Los Angeles, Brett has written such songs as “Hide Away” for Daya, “Youth” for Troye Sivan, and “Vowels” for Capital Cities. Other artists Brett has worked with include Selena Gomez, Andy Grammer, Rachel Platten, and Hilary Duff... Read More →
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John Titta

EVP, Membership, ASCAP
John Titta started his life in music as a musician, songwriter and music teacher. He began his publishing career with Screen Gems/EMI Music as Professional Manager, signing such acts as Surface and The Smithereens. He worked with legendary songwriters Carole King and Lou Reed, and had songs covered by Tina Turner, Grover Washington Jr., Alice Cooper, Joan Jett and Dave Edmunds. He then moved to PolyGram Music Publishing as Vice President of A... Read More →
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Paul Williams

President, ASCAP
Paul Williams is one of the most beloved and respected music creators in the world. An Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning Hall of Fame songwriter, his songs, from “We’ve Only Just Begun” and “Rainy Days and Mondays” to “An Old Fashioned Love Song” and “The Rainbow Connection,” have touched millions of people for generations. As President and Chairman of ASCAP, he is also a leading... Read More →


Thursday April 13, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

10:45am

10:45am

Financial Security = Artistic Freedom, presented by Royalty Exchange

Co-founder and head composer of signature tracks Russell Howard and Royalty Exchange director of communications (and former billboard digital editor) Antony Bruno discuss the new options and opportunities music creators have for securing their nancial futures – and how that security can lead to artistic independence. 



Thursday April 13, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

10:45am

PMC's Award winning monitors; Listen to your own tracks

Put your mix and music to the test on PMC!

Bring your own music and judge it on the award winning $125,000 PMC BB6-XBD-Active high resolution monitor system!! The ultimate opportunity for the critical engineer/producer!


Thursday April 13, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Nichols

10:45am

Proper Microphone Technique with Neumann
Join Neumann staff for seminars on proper microphone technique.  How you position yourself compared to the microphone makes a huge difference in the quality of your audio.  You'll also learn about all the different "voices" that Neumann microphones have and why it matters.

Thursday April 13, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

10:45am

RSPE Audio Presents Acoustic Science’s Art Noxon: World-Class Acoustics on a Budget
During this session, Art Noxon will demonstrate a variety of asc products designed to acoustically transform a spare room or garage into a world-class recording space on a budget. art noxon is a fully accredited acoustical Engineer, President of acoustic sciences corp., and the inventor of the tubetrap, the world’s rst factory-built broadband bass trap. in its 30+ year history, asc products have been used by Pete townshend, sting, bruce swedien, Mick guzauski, deadmau5, calvin harris, Morgan Page and more.

Thursday April 13, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Solano

11:30am

Set Sail: Master Session with Pirates of the Caribbean Composer Geoff Zanelli
If you’re one of the many millions of filmgoers who has watched the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, you know and love the music of Geoff Zanelli. This multi-talented composer worked under Hans Zimmer on the first four Pirates films before taking the helm for the upcoming fifth installment, Dead Men Tell No Tales. But Zanelli’s abilities go far beyond scoring for big-budget tentpole films. In many ways he’s emblematic of a new generation of composers, equally at home writing for TV (his Emmy-winning score for Into the West) and video games (Star Citizen: Squadron 42), and just as comfortable with organic instrumentation (The Odd Life of Timothy Green) as state-of-the-art digital scoring techniques. In this session, Zanelli dives deep into his approach to music making. He’ll offer a treasure trove of tips and career advice for aspiring composers, and discuss working on the Pirates franchise with Mitchell Leib, President of Music and Soundtracks at Walt Disney Studios.


Moderators
avatar for Michael Todd

Michael Todd

Senior Director, Film & TV, ASCAP

Panelists
avatar for Mitchell Leib

Mitchell Leib

President of Music and Soundtracks, Walt Disney Studios
Mitchell Leib, President of Music and Soundtracks, The Walt Disney Studios - As President of Music and Soundtracks for The Walt Disney Studios, Mitchell Leib oversees music creative, production and administration support for all live action films while optimizing ancillary development of Disney’s soundtrack interests Most recently and in addition to supervising the music for Pirates Of The Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Leib oversaw the... Read More →
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Geoff Zanelli

FIlm/TV Composer
Film/TV Composer - “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," “The Odd Life of Timothy Green," "Mortdecai" | | Emmy Award-winning composer Geoff Zanelli is a standout in the film and television scoring industry, garnering accolades and recognition for his diverse musical voice. Zanelli has composed for directors such as Gore Verbinski and Ridley Scott; writer/directors David Koepp, Peter Hedges and David Duchovny; producers Jerry... Read More →


Thursday April 13, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom D-E 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:30am

ASCAP EXPO: "Freshman Orientation"
So it’s your first ASCAP EXPO! We get it - there’s so much going on, it’s tough to know where to begin. Lucky for you, we’ve assembled a team of EXPO veterans to give you the lay of the land. These talented songwriters started out where you are now, and ended up making connections at the EXPO that changed their careers. They’re here to help you do the same. You’ll learn how to navigate all the different opportunities on offer, the secrets of successful networking, and how to make the most of your new contacts after the EXPO is over. Need a dose of motivation to get your hustle on? Then this panel is for you.

Moderators
avatar for J. Rhodes

J. Rhodes

Producer
J.Rhodes is an award winning music producer that has worked with the likes of Lecrae, Royce Da 5'9, The Game, Talib Kweli, Black-Thought of the Roots, Ab-Soul, Slim Thug, Rhymefest, Rapsody, Dondria and many more. His epic production has found itself on many Billboard #1 albums with songs like Blood Diamonds (The Game), Welcome to America (Lecrae) & Tabernacle (Royce Da 5'9) just to name a few. Bigger than music though, J.Rhodes is the author... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Rachel Assil

Rachel Assil

"Whoever We Are," "Stuck With Me," "Fly", Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - "Whoever We Are," "Stuck With Me," "Fly" | | Rachel Assil may be one of the music industry's best-kept secrets, but she is no stranger to the spotlight. A powerhouse vocalist, songwriter, producer and self-taught pianist, her musical accolades have led her to work with numerous Academy and Grammy Award-winning music creators. | | Most recently, her mentor, composer A.R. Rahman, invited her to lend vocals to the score... Read More →
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Vincent Berry

Producer, Songwriter, "Lemonade," "Our Love"
Producer, Songwriter - "Lemonade," "Our Love" | | 2017 Grammy award winning Vincent Le’Carl Berry II was raised on the Eastside of Detroit, MI. Music is in Berry’s DNA, as being the son of a Pastor and growing up in the church, he participated in the church’s choir. He also comes from a long line of musical family history. Berry is truly a pure singer, songwriter, composer, and producer in every since of the word. | | Berry... Read More →
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Fran Hall

Songwriter
Songwriter | | Fran Hall is a pop songwriter originally from the UK and signed to Sony Music Publishing through a chance meeting at the ASCAP ‘I create Music’ Expo in Los Angeles a few years ago. Since then she has gone on to write songs for some of the worlds biggest music stars including hit songs for Major Lazer and Ellie Goulding, and Britney Spears, and notable cuts with many well known artists such as The Knox... Read More →
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Tia P.

Artist/Producer/Musician/Songwriter, "4 Seats From Beyonce," "Black Lives Matters," "Grab My Body"
Artist/Producer/Musician/Songwriter - "4 Seats From Beyonce," "Black Lives Matters," "Grab My Body" Hailing from Inglewood, CA Tia P. is a driven, passionate and charismatic talented artist, producer, musician and songwriter whose lyrical prowess is unmatched. | | Influenced by the likes of Missy Elliott, Pharrell Williams and Lauryn Hill, Tia P.’s soul embodies the essence of Erykah, the funk of D'Angelo, the storytelling of Bahamadia... Read More →
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Leah Palmer

Songwriter
Meet Leah Palmer, an 18 year songwriter and singer from Dallas Texas. In 2015 she attended the ASCAP expo where she met and performed for multiplatinum producer William Larsen. That chance meeting led to her landing a recording deal in late 2016 with William and manager Julian Alexander's newly formed label Effortless Music.   She was born and raised in a strict christian home, with little room for popular culture, where the only... Read More →


Thursday April 13, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

11:30am

Hit Producers Go Behind the Beats
This is an exciting time to be a producer. Intrepid beatmakers have access to powerful digital tools to craft previously unimaginable sounds, and as the lines that separate pop, hip-hop and R&B continue to fade away, the creative opportunities expand even further. We’ll hear from four of the busiest producers working today about their approach to the art and business of producing. You’ll find out how they were able to find success, inspire trust in collaborators and carve their own paths. They’ll also share practical advice on everything from gear to studio etiquette.

Moderators
avatar for Daniel Rowland

Daniel Rowland

Audio Engineer/Producer/Head of LANDR Studios, LANDR
Daniel Rowland (B.S., M.F.A) is a recording engineer, producer, and music technologist, based in Nashville and Los Angeles. He heads the Studio division of LANDR, where he and his team master scores of tracks for major labels, while further developing the cutting edge automated mastering service available to the public. Rowland has engineered or produced on projects for Pixar (the 2017 Academy Award winning film Piper), Nine... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Tommy Brown

Tommy Brown

Producer, "Yours Truly," "My Everything," "Dangerous Woman," "Forgive Me Father"
Producer - "Yours Truly," "My Everything," "Dangerous Woman," "Forgive Me Father" | Based in Los Angeles, Tommy Brown is a music producer born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Throughout his career, he has supplied marquee artists including Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, Kanye West, Meghan Trainor, Lil' Wayne, T.I, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Nas, John Legend, Fifth Harmony, Black Eyed Peas & more.Tommy has scored multiple chart topping albums... Read More →
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Deputy

Producer
Producer - "Bitch Better Have My Money," "4 Your Eyez Only" | | One of the newest talents to break into the realm of pop, R&B and hip-hop music production, Deputy constantly seeks to create fresh, innovative music for all genres. Deputy has already had the pleasure of working with A-list writers and artists in his young career, such as Wale, J Cole, NeYo, Rick Ross, French Montana, Flo Rida, The Dream, Sean Garrett and Nas, to list a few.
avatar for Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy

Producer, Composer, Writer
Producer, Composer, Writer - "My Love," "Disturbia," "Forever" | | Producer, Composer, Writer, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist are just a few of the | words that describe musical phenomenon Brian Kennedy. With formal piano lessons | beginning at the age of six and composing by age eight, Brian spent years establishing | the foundation for what would become his dynamic musical career. | | Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Kennedy relocated to... Read More →
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Harmony Samuels

Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - "No Curtain Call," "Nobody," "Champion," "Say It With Me" | Grammy nominated producer Harmony Samuels has the talent of bringing out the greatness out of an artist each time he steps into a studio. From working with Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, Fantasia, Ciara, Fifth Harmony, JoJo to countless of other superstar artists; his creativity and production has made an undeniable impact in the music industry. Harmony draws... Read More →

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Thursday April 13, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor
  • Host Organization LANDR

11:30am

You Should Be Here: A Peek into the Country Music Market
Nashville is a song town, but there’s a lot more to making it in Music City than spending some quality time with your guitar, pen and paper. Ashley Gorley, the writer of more than 30 #1 country hits, leads a panel of hit songwriters signed to his Tape Room Music roster. These top country hitmakers will tell their stories and reveal the secrets of writing for the country market, expound on the pleasures and politics of co-writing, and explain how songwriters and publishers work together to get their music to the masses. You’ll come away with a notebook full of practical tips on breaking into the multifaceted country music world.

Moderators
avatar for Beth Brinker

Beth Brinker

Creative Manager, ASCAP

Panelists
avatar for Zach Crowell

Zach Crowell

Songwriter, Producer:
Songwriter, Producer: "Leave the Night On," "Dirty Laundry," "Middle of a Memory," "Take Your Time" Zach Crowell is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter and record producer, who was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Crowell co-wrote and/or produced multiple #1 songs for country music star Carrie Underwood's fifth studio album, Storyteller, including "Heartbeat," "Church Bells" and "Dirty Laundry." He has written and/or produced multiple... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Gorley

Ashley Gorley

Songwriter
Songwriter - "Dirty Laundry," "Heartbeat," "T-Shirt," "You Should Be Here" | Ashley Gorley has written thirty #1 singles and has over 250 songs recorded by artists such as Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, and Darius Rucker. Gorley was named ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year in 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2009, as well as Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year in 2013 and 2016. He was... Read More →
avatar for Matt Jenkins

Matt Jenkins

Songwriter
Songwriter - "Setting the World on Fire," "Song For Another Time," "Confession" | Matt Jenkins has had over 50 major label cuts​ and earned four chart-topping hits, ​including the​ recent #1 singles "Setting the World on Fire," ​recorded by Kenny Chesney featuring Pink, and "Song For Another Time," recorded by Old Dominion.​​ ​H​is accomplishments as a ​songwriter​ also include​ "Confession," recorded by Florida Georgia... Read More →


Thursday April 13, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom A-B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:45pm

12:45pm

Auddly: Clean Song Data is Your Income Ticket
Access tomorrow’s way to manage your song projects and get credited correctly. Niclas Molinder, founder of AUDDLY, will show you how to store and share your song data and collaborate with your co-writers, managers and publishers via the cloud - everything needed to simplify your workflow and get paid what you're owed. AUDDLY provides a world’s first, that has already gotten massive traction worldwide.

Panelists
avatar for Niclas Molinder

Niclas Molinder

Songwriter, music producer, entrepreneur. Founder of Auddly and Music Rights Awareness Foundation., Auddly
Niclas Molinder is the former songwriter who is now running several organisations to innovate the music industry’s data flow and rights management with the music creators in focus. After 20 years of songwriting and producing for artists as Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Mary J Blige, as well as running his own publishing company Redfly Music – the Swedish entrepreneur decided to put his creative work aside to find new ways for the music... Read More →



Thursday April 13, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Los Feliz 3rd Floor

12:45pm

Bandzoogle: How to Build A Professional Website in Minutes with No Web Design Skills!
This session will show how you can use Bandzoogle to easily build a professional mobile-friendly website where you can sell music, merch & tickets (commission-free), sync with your social networks, and manage your mailing list. No coding or web design skills needed! Dave and Allison from Bandzoogle will go over best practices for artist websites, then build a website from scratch to show off Bandzoogle’s many easy-to-use tools for artists.


Thursday April 13, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:45pm

IK Multimedia Presents: A-Z Music Creation with Grammy® Award-Winning Mastering Engineers, Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen

Music artist and ASCAP songwriter Dave Kerzner from IK Multimedia will host a power session with GRAMMY®-winning mastering engineer Gavin Lurssen showing how you can create music from A to Z using IK Multimedia hardware and software products taking you from the writing and record- ing process to mixing all the way to a nished mastered album. get a rst-hand presentation of ik’s acclaimed iloud Micro Monitors, lurssen Mastering console software and other powerful music making tools. 


Thursday April 13, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom D-E 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:45pm

PMC Presents: Jon Castelli
Jon Castelli is a Los Angeles based Record Producer, Mixing Engineer, and Songwriter who has worked with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Shy Girls and many more. Part of Tony Maserati's Mirrorball Enterntainment/Two Chord music, his home base for production, mixing and songwriting work.

Thursday April 13, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Nichols

12:45pm

Proper Microphone Technique with Neumann
Join Neumann staff for seminars on proper microphone technique.  How you position yourself compared to the microphone makes a huge difference in the quality of your audio.  You'll also learn about all the different "voices" that Neumann microphones have and why it matters.

Thursday April 13, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:45pm

RSPE Audio Presents Mick Guzauski: Professional Tips for Mixing a hit Record

Come gain insight into the workflow of prolific mix engineer Mick Guzauski and pick his brain during a fun Q&a session. Mick guzauski is a 11+ times grammy-winning engineer who’s mixed over 27 #1 hits spanning multiple genres and decades. Throughout his over 40 year career, Mick has worked with daft Punk, Pharrell williams, herb alpert, Prince, Leann Rimes, Eric Clapton, Christina Aguilera, Talking Heads, Britney Spears, J-lo, Mr. Mister, and many more. 


Thursday April 13, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Solano

1:45pm

'We Create Music' (Presented by Billboard)
Whether you craft beats or lyrics, whether your music was intended for a rock club or a TV screen, there’s something that all music creators have in common. This panel brings together some of the most respected songwriters and composers working today to uncover the universal truths that bind them all together. They’ll reveal how they were able to set themselves apart in the music industry - the sacrifices they made, the challenges they overcame, and that creative spark that kept them going. You’ll gain valuable insight and inspiration from each of these master music makers, and learn what it takes to maintain a fulfilling career in the long term.

Moderators
avatar for Melinda Newman

Melinda Newman

Journalist
Melinda Newman has covered culture and entertainment for more than 20 years for Billboard, Rolling Stone, Forbes, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Variety, Christian Science Monitor, and Entrepreneur, among others. She has reported from Mali, Peru, Lebanon, Poland, and other corners of the world, but her favorite location is in the front of the pit at a Bruce Springsteen concert.

Panelists
avatar for Jeff Cardoni

Jeff Cardoni

Silicon Valley (HBO), Training Day (CBS), Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates (Fox), Girlboss (Netflix), Film/TV Composer - "Silicon Valley," "CSI:Miami," "Training Day"
Film/TV Composer - "Silicon Valley," "CSI:Miami," "Training Day" | | Jeff Cardoni’s talents range from intimate independent fare to full orchestral majesty. With over 40 feature film scores and several network series to his credit, one can hear his work worldwide every day. His unique ability to cross genres has made him a power- ful player in the film composing industry.Jeff originally studied classical piano, while playing percussion in... Read More →
avatar for James Fauntleroy

James Fauntleroy

Singer, Songwriter
Singer, Songwriter | | James Edward Fauntleroy II is a Grammy Award winning singer (of No ID-helmed band Cocaine80s), songwriter and member of band/production group 1500 or Nothin’ from Inglewood, California. I could tell you he co-wrote half of Chris Brown’s 2nd album Exclusive, half of Rihanna's 4th album Rated... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Gorley

Ashley Gorley

Songwriter
Songwriter - "Dirty Laundry," "Heartbeat," "T-Shirt," "You Should Be Here" | Ashley Gorley has written thirty #1 singles and has over 250 songs recorded by artists such as Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, and Darius Rucker. Gorley was named ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year in 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2009, as well as Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year in 2013 and 2016. He was... Read More →
avatar for Sam Hollander

Sam Hollander

Writer, Producer
Writer, Producer - "Voice In a Dream," "Sing," "HandClap" | Sam Hollander is one of the most talented and diverse writers and producers in the game. He has had multi-platinum success writing and producing for major artists such as One Direction, Katy Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, Train, Daughtry, The Fray, Carole King, Panic! At The Disco, Weezer, and Gym Class Heroes, among others, and has had his work featured in iconic films and television... Read More →
avatar for Dave Pirner

Dave Pirner

Songwriter, Singer, Producer
Songwriter, Singer, Producer - "Say What You Will," "Made to Be Broken," and "While You Were Out" | | Dave Pirner is an American songwriter, singer, producer, and lead vocalist/frontman for alternative rock band Soul Asylum. Soul Asylum has been inspiring an incredible level of passion for their music since 1981, when the band, initially known as Loud Fast Rules, formed in Minneapolis. The band's raucous live sets and early releases on the... Read More →

Sponsors


Thursday April 13, 2017 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Dolby Ballroom 1-2-3 5th Floor

3:15pm

Breaking Big on Digital Music Platforms
The digital music marketplace has transformed the way people consume music. It’s also transformed how new music is discovered and how artists find their big breaks. This panel will break down the basics of how up-and-coming writers and artists can use tools and strategies to get their music heard on digital streaming services. Beyond streaming royalties, how can you leverage these platforms to help market your brand, with revenue sources like ticket sales, merch sales, etc? Representatives from some of the biggest streaming music services will help you “crack the code” of breaking big on digital platforms.

Panelists to be announced! 

Moderators
avatar for Bryan Calhoun

Bryan Calhoun

Digital Strategy, BPG/Maverick
Music Business Toolbox author and Freeform co-founder, Bryan Calhoun has more than twenty-five years of experience at the nexus of technology, business and music. Currently the head of Blueprint Group (BPG)/Maverick’s Digital Strategy & Business Development, Bryan helps foster the inescapable online identity and business of GRAMMY® Award-winning and multiplatinum superstars such as Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, T.I., G-Eazy, the Roots, Jill Scott... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Nick Adler

Nick Adler

Vice President of Business Development, Cashmere Agency
As Vice President of Business Development, Nick Adler is chiefly responsible for pursuing endorsement deals, licensing opportunities and developing brand opportunities for Cashmere Agency’s growing list of clients. He specializes in aligning both new and familiar brands with Cashmere’s core ability to produce creative campaigns that authentically speak to the multicultural millennial consumer. One of Nick’s many successful... Read More →
avatar for Marc E. Bassy

Marc E. Bassy

Singer/Songwriter
Marc Griffin, known professionally as Marc E. Bassy, is an American singer and songwriter from San Francisco, Ca. He is the former vocalist of the Los Angeles-based band 2AM Club. His solo works include his 2014 mixtape Only the Poets, 2015 release East Hollywood, and the 2016 EP Groovy People, including the single "You & Me" featuring G-Eazy. Before putting out his own works, he was a songwriter, and wrote for artists such as CeeLo Green, Sean... Read More →
avatar for Taylor Brigode

Taylor Brigode

Digital Strategy, Red Light Management
Taylor Brigode oversees digital strategy and partner relations for a diverse roster of over 250 artists and managers at Red Light Management, the largest independent artist management company in the world, and for their sister record label ATO Records.
avatar for Adam Zabarsky

Adam Zabarsky

Group Product Lead for Creator Services, Pandora
Adam Zabarsky is the Group Product Lead for Creator Services at Pandora, focusing on Pandora's Artist Marketing Platform (AMP). AMP is a suite of powerful, direct-to-fan artist promotional tools such as the mobile messaging tool AMPcast. Pandora AMP and AMPcast launched to the entire music industry in October 2016, and provide artists and their teams with marketing tools to connect with their fans and promote at unprecedented scale. | | Prior... Read More →


Thursday April 13, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hollywood Ballroom D-E 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:15pm

My First Hit Song
There’s nothing like your first hit song. At long last, all those years of hard work, honing your craft and building your network, finally translates into a charting song. But far from being an endpoint, that first hit is just the beginning of your journey as a professional songwriter. In this informative panel you’ll hear from an eclectic group of hitmakers about how they got their first taste of songwriting success - and what they did to ensure it wasn’t their last.

Moderators
avatar for Maura Duval

Maura Duval

Associate Director, Pop/Rock, ASCAP

Panelists
avatar for Ism

Ism

"Party" (Chris Brown), "My Song" (Ty Dolla $ign), "Brand New" (Wiz Khalifa), Producer/Songwriter
Ishmael Sadique Montague known professionally as ISM, is an American record producer and songwriter from Raleigh, NC. In 2016 Instead of attending university where he applied and was accepted, ISM booked a one-way ticket to Los Angeles, California. where he began working with his manager and music label executives at Atlantic Records. Within a year of working, he got his first major album placement with Ty Dolla $ign’s “My Song... Read More →
avatar for Brett McLaughlin

Brett McLaughlin

Singer, Songwriter
Singer, Songwriter - "Hideaway," "Youth," "Vowels" | | Brett McLaughlin, known professionally as Leland, is a multi-platinum, award-winning singer/songwriter signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Based in Los Angeles, Brett has written such songs as “Hide Away” for Daya, “Youth” for Troye Sivan, and “Vowels” for Capital Cities. Other artists Brett has worked with include Selena Gomez, Andy Grammer, Rachel Platten, and Hilary Duff... Read More →
avatar for Britten Newbill

Britten Newbill

Songwriter
Songwriter - "Hide Away," "Sit Still Look Pretty" | | Los Angeles based Britten Newbill's songwriting career launched with a co-write/cut for John Legend's massive 3rd album, Evolver. He's found a knack for connecting with great artists early, since then he's been heavily involved with co-writes for JOHNNYSWIM starting with their very first EP through their most recent album, Georica Pond (6 cuts), released October 2016. Britten's Nashville... Read More →
avatar for Rooty

Rooty

Singer, Songwriter, "In The Name of Love," "Too Little Too Late," "Work Bitch," "Where Do Broken Hearts Go"
Singer, Songwriter - "In The Name of Love," "Too Little Too Late," "Work Bitch," "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" | With a powerhouse voice and a whole lot of soul, Ireland-born and Los Angeles-based Rooty found the missing link between gritty nineties R&B a la Lauryn Hill and seventies songwriter storytelling reminiscent of Carole King. The musical journey of artist, songwriter, and performer Ruth-Anne Cunningham has been marked by... Read More →


Thursday April 13, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hollywood Ballroom A-B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:15pm

Next Level: Scoring for Video Games
Remember when video game music meant 4-bit synth melodies, looping ad infinitum? So much has changed since the early ‘80s! As gaming has grown into a multi-billion-dollar global industry, video game music has matured, too. Today’s game composers might be called upon to craft simple background music for casual games, score a climactic fight scene for a full orchestra, or find a way to make the open-ended world of a massively multiplayer online game sound enticing for hours on end. The award-winning composers on this panel are the crème de la crème of video game music. We’ve brought them together to talk about their paths into this unique niche of the composing world, and the creative and business challenges that they’ve encountered on their way to the top. Hit pause, drop your controller and learn from these “final bosses” of video game music.

Moderators
avatar for Tom Salta

Tom Salta

| | MTV VMA nominated composer Tom Salta is one of the most versatile and prolific music artists/producers working in film, television, advertising and video games. Renowned for crafting emotionally engaging soundtracks for multimedia, Salta has received widespread industry acclaim for his world-class produced scores featured in films and video games such as HALO: The Fall of Reach (The Animated Series), HALO: Spartan Strike, HALO 2... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Gordy Haab

Gordy Haab

Composer/Orchestrator - Star Wars Battlefront, Halo Wars 2, Star Wars The Old Republic, Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
Composer/Orchestrator - Star Wars Battlefront, Halo Wars 2, Star Wars The Old Republic, Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon | | Gordy Haab is a multi award-winning film, video game and television composer who has written music for many well-known titles, including most recently: Microsoft’s “Halo Wars 2", and EA’s “Star Wars: Battlefront”, which won Music of the Year, Best Interactive Score, and Best... Read More →
avatar for Jack Wall

Jack Wall

Composer, Wall of Sound, Inc.
Jack Wall is best known as a composer for his rich, cinematic scores found within popular franchises such as Call of Duty: Black Ops II & III, Mass Effect, Myst, Splinter Cell and Jade Empire winning multiple awards for his work. | | Collaborating with the world’s leading game studios, his soundtracks have won numerous accolades, achieving cult status with fans. Wall received British Academy (BAFTA) and Spike TV VGA nominations for his work... Read More →
avatar for Austin Wintory

Austin Wintory

Composer, "Journey," "Assassin's Creed Syndicate"
Composer - "Journey," "Assassin's Creed Syndicate" | | Grammy-nominated and two-time BAFTA-winning composer Austin Wintory career has straddled the worlds of video games, film and the concert hall. | | In 2012, Austin's soundtrack for the hit PlayStation3 game JOURNEY became the first-ever Grammy-nominated videogame score, also winning two British Academy Awards, a DICE Award, a Spike TV VGA, and IGN's "Overall Music of the Year," along... Read More →


Thursday April 13, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

3:35pm

Black Mozart: Master Session with Ryan Leslie
Ryan Leslie has worn many hats throughout his 20 years in music - chart-topping songwriter, trusted producer, Grammy-nominated recording artist, forward-thinking entrepreneur...the list goes on. And while he’s enjoyed the kind of success that only a select few writer-producers can, Leslie has had to consider the same conundrums that many career music creators do: Who can I trust as a collaborator? Should I shoot for a major label, or go the independent route? Should I compromise my standards for the sake of a hit? In this unique panel, you’ll get a rare glimpse into the evolution of Leslie’s art and career. He’ll play through some of your favorite songs from his deep catalog on the piano, and answer your questions about how he got where he is today - and how you can do the same. Have a question for Ryan? Text it to him in advance at 646-887-6464.

Panelists
avatar for Ryan Leslie

Ryan Leslie

Ryan is a Grammy nominated recording artist, multi-platinum music producer, and avid technologist. In addition to logging studio time with Madonna, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Beyoncé, he is the architect and ultimate case study for his company Disruptive Multimedia’s simple CRM for creators, a Twilio-enabled product called SuperPhone. Bravely opting to remove his latest album from iTunes, he used an inbound SMS campaign to drive over $2MM... Read More →


Thursday April 13, 2017 3:35pm - 4:50pm
Dolby Ballroom 1-2-3 5th Floor
  • Host Organization ASCAP

4:30pm

4:30pm

Proper Microphone Technique with Neumann
Join Neumann staff for seminars on proper microphone technique.  How you position yourself compared to the microphone makes a huge difference in the quality of your audio.  You'll also learn about all the different "voices" that Neumann microphones have and why it matters.

Thursday April 13, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:30pm

Put your mix and music to the test on PMC!
Bring your own music and judge it on the award winning $125,000 PMC BB6-XBD-Active high resolution monitor system!! The ultimate opportunity for the critical engineer/producer!

Thursday April 13, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Nichols

4:30pm

Rousing Your Inner Muse, presented by MasterWriter

Whether you’re writing a song, poem, novel or screenplay, Masterwriter software will help you to express yourself in a unique and more meaningful way. at this session, hear from Masterwriter creator barry de- vorzon how the program works and how it has created extraordinary results for the masters. 


Sponsors

Thursday April 13, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
2nd Floor (Mezzanine) 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

5:15pm

Wishing Wells: Master Session with Greg Wells
When it comes to Renaissance man Greg Wells, you’d be hard pressed to find a more robust, star-studded list of collaborators. The multi-talented songwriter, musician and producer has worked with Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Adele, Elton John, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson and scores of other hit artists. Now he’s here to work with you! Come pick the brilliant mind of this prolific hitmaker and gain insight into his smashing success.

Panelists
avatar for Greg Wells

Greg Wells

Producer, Songwriter
Greg Wells is a musician, record producer and songwriter based in Los Angeles. Wells has songs on over 85 million units sold. He has produced and written with Katy Perry, Grace VanderWaal, Keith Urban, Adele, Twenty One Pilots, Mayer Hawthorne, Dua Lipa, Holychild, Ella Eyre, Rufus Wainwright, OneRepublic, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, Pharrell Williams, Theophilus London, Weezer, Kid Cudi, The All American Rejects, Otep, Deftones, Aerosmith... Read More →


Thursday April 13, 2017 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Dolby Ballroom 1-2-3 5th Floor

5:15pm

On the Come Up: Are You Ready?
Every music creator has a different definition of “success,” and takes a different path to achieve it. If you’re attending the EXPO, chances are you’re on a journey of your own. Building on the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul team’s “On the Come Up” series of interviews and showcases, we’ve invited a group of uber-talented songwriters and artists, each on the verge of becoming a household name, to tell their stories. It wasn’t long ago that they were in your shoes, and they know what it takes to get to that next step. Come hear our panelists’ sage advice, whether you’re looking to break through too, or you just want to be able to say “I knew them when…”

Moderators
avatar for Moya Nkruma

Moya Nkruma

Associate Director, Rhythm & Soul, ASCAP

Panelists
avatar for GIZZLE

GIZZLE

Artist/Songwriter
Gizzle, born Glenda Proby, is an artist and songwriter from South Central LA. She began rapping around the city when she was 16 years old gaining notoriety among producers artists and record labels. She turned down her first record deal at 17 years old to focus on songwriting. She has collaborated with many artists like Pharrell, Chris Brown, Lupe Fiasco, Nicki Minaj, Ty$, T.I. Puff Daddy, and others. The Bad Boy affliate, just recently... Read More →
avatar for Gabe

Gabe "LIKE" Stevenson

Producer/Songwriter/DJ, Good Kid, Maad City (Kendrick Lamar), Malibu (Anderson Paak)
Gabe "LIKE" stevenson is a published American musician, 2x Grammy nominated producer, songwriter, dj, and artist as part of west coast rap trio Pac Div. Career highlights include: Production on Kendrick lamar's critically acclaimed album, Good Kid, Maad City, ("Sing About me, I'm dying of Thirst"), Anderson Paak's breakout album, Malibu ("Room In Here" feat. The Game), And most recent, Joey Bada$$'s 2017 release, All-Amerikkkan Bada... Read More →
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THEY.

Nü Religion: Hyena, Songwriters, Performers
Songwriters, Performers - Nü Religion: Hyena  THEY. are Drew and Dante. The two were introduced in Los Angeles through Dante’s production partner and best childhood friend ‘Big Drew’. At the time, Dante was churning out beats in the studio with the elusive producer, and now label mate, ZHU, and Drew had just relocated to LA from Maryland in search of a like-minded writing partner. In an effort to move away from pop... Read More →


Thursday April 13, 2017 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Hollywood Ballroom A-B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

5:15pm

Redefining Success: How to Make it in the New Music Business
What does success mean in today's music industry? Because it definitely isn't defined the same way as it was just 10 years ago. Should you strive for a record or publishing deal? Should you live on the road? Should you focus on licensing? Should you work on building a die-hard fan base? Should you devote your efforts to YouTube? How can songwriters/artists actually make money in today's industry? Our panel of experts in diverse areas of the new music business will explore these questions and more, and give songwriters and artists concrete ways to succeed with a music career.

Moderators
avatar for Ari Herstand

Ari Herstand

How To Make It in the New Music Business, Ari's Take, DIY Musician, Author
ost musicians now know Ari Herstand (pronounced Ar*ee Her*stand) as the guy who has helped them fly with their instruments, book national tours, get songs placed on TV and make more money with their music career - without the help of a label. Herstand’s music business advice blog, Ari’s Take, has been nominated by the LA Weekly as the best music blog in Los Angeles and has become a go-to resource for DIY musicians. He will be releasing... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Cathy Heller

Cathy Heller

Creator and Host, Don't Keep Your Day Job
As the creator and host of the popular podcast Don’t Keep Your Day Job, Cathy Heller is growing one of the biggest, most engaged audiences in the podcast world. In just a few short months, Cathy’s podcast has climbed high up on the iTunes charts, is sponsored by world class brands draws thousands of listeners to feast upon each inspiring episode. Heller’s mission is to offer real tools and insight to help others find a sense of... Read More →
avatar for Peter Hollens

Peter Hollens

Producer, Entrepreneur, Advisor, Consultant, Engineer & Vocalist
Peter Hollens is an American pop singer and producer best known for his work on YouTube as an a cappella cover artist. With 1.5 million subscribers, his videos have reached a quarter of a billion views on Facebook and YouTube since 2011. Hollens has collaborated and performed with several outstanding artists including Brian Wilson, Jason Mraz, Hunter Hayes, Gladys Knight, Lindsey Stirling, George Watsky, Jackie Evancho, and ThePianoGuys. He has... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Leib

Andrew Leib

Artist Manager, Red Light Management
Andrew Leib is a music appreciator and artist manager at Red Light Management in Los Angeles, CA.  His clients include Grammy Award-winning and nominated artists Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Emily King, Lecrae, Luke James, and Tunji Ige. Prior to joining Red Light, Andrew was an independent artist manager for Philly indie-rock act Cheers Elephant, artist relations / hospitality... Read More →
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Hunter Scott

Co-Founder, LaFamos PR
Hunter Scott, the co-founder of the Los Angeles-based public relations and | branding firm, LaFamos PR, is one of the music industry’s most dynamic visionaries. | As the head of marketing and publicity, Hunter has established his company’s | well-deserved reputation for innovation, integrity and imagination. | | Established in 2008, LaFamos is a full-service PR firm focusing on press | outreach, lifestyle branding and social media... Read More →


Thursday April 13, 2017 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

5:15pm

Right on Cue: What It Takes to Score for TV
Television composers have a unique job description. They need to possess the imagination, technical skills and endurance to score tons of cues on impossibly tight deadlines; they’re also musical psychologists, digging deep into the emotion behind every scene, and finding a way to convey it without detracting from the action onscreen. Our panelists will share the joys and challenges of scoring for the most popular shows on TV. They’ll explain how they work with the rest of the show’s crew to manifest the vision of the showrunner, and offer tips on what you need to succeed in the high-stress world of TV scoring.

Moderators
avatar for Allison Wright Clark

Allison Wright Clark

"The Good Wife," "Ultra Violet," "The Andromeda Strain", Music Supervisor
Music Supervisor - "The Good Wife," "Ultra Violet," "The Andromeda Strain" | | Allison Wright Clark is a veteran music supervisor and music producer having worked on such notable projects such as “The Good Wife”, “Ultraviolet”,“The Andromeda Strain”, “The Middleman”, “Watching The Detectives”, “Pirates of the Caribbean” and "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare”. Other... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Paul Brill

Paul Brill

FIlm/TV Composer, "Better This World," "Burma Soldier"
Film/TV Composer - "Better This World," "Burma Soldier" | | Paul Brill has received three Emmy Award nominations for his film scores and recently won the first-ever Best Music Award from the International Documentary Association for his score for the film, Better this World. He collaborated with Rock legends U2 on the HBO film, Burma Soldier, composing a new string arrangement for an acoustic version of their classic song, “Walk On.&rdquo... Read More →
avatar for Scott Doherty

Scott Doherty

Film/TV Composer - "Orange is the New Black," "The Holdouts," "Valentine Road"
Film/TV Composer - "Orange is the New Black," "The Holdouts," "Valentine Road" | At the age of 18, Scott moved from his hometown on the coast of Maine to Los Angeles to pursue his talents as a pianist, singer and guitarist.In the ensuing years, Scott found himself at the helm as singer and guitarist for The Fallwater Project and Musical Director for the dark cabaret burlesque show The Lost Grind Opera and the South Coast Repertory Theatre... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Forsyth

Jamie Forsyth

FIlm/TV Composer
Film/TV Composer - "Bones," "After Camelot" | | Jamie is a Toronto-born composer who discovered his love for music relatively late in life - the way most Canadian musicians do, when their pro-hockey ambitions don't pan out. | After entering the University of Toronto’s Jazz Studies program and subsequently spending the next few years of his career conducting orchestras in Toronto’s vibrant theater scene, he found his way to Los Angeles... Read More →
avatar for Danny Jacob

Danny Jacob

Composer, Producer, Guitarist
Composer, Producer, Guitarist - "Milo Murphy's Law," "Phineas and Ferb" | | Three-time Emmy® nominated composer, Danny Jacob has raised the bar for commercial success in television animation music. Influenced by his experience as a world-class guitar player, Jacob bridges the worlds of score and song. As composer for Disney Channel's Milo Murphy’s Law and the mega-hit animated series, Phineas and Ferb, Jacob’s musical style spans the... Read More →


Thursday April 13, 2017 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Hollywood Ballroom D-E 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

6:30pm

Opening Networking Reception (Presented by Pandora)
Hooray! You made it through Day 1 of the ASCAP EXPO. Time to let your hair down and relax. Meet your fellow music creators and panelists at this exclusive networking reception on the terrace outside of the Dolby Ballroom. Enjoy complimentary beverages while you make new friends, find new collaborators and get excited for Day 2.

Sponsors


Thursday April 13, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

8:00pm

“I Create Music” Center Stage Showcase
What would a music conference be without live music? Cap off the first day of the EXPO with some of our top panelists, performing their best-known songs in an intimate, in-the-round setting. There’s a good reason why this showcase is packed to capacity every year: there’s nothing like hearing a song you love from the person who wrote it.

Panelists
avatar for Eric Bazilian

Eric Bazilian

Songwriter, Musician, The Hooters
Songwriter, Musician - The Hooters | Long-time ASCAP members Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian co-founded the classic rock band The Hooters, who burst onto the Philadelphia music scene in 1980, with their unique blend of ska, reggae and rock. With their fellow band-mates, Rob (vocals, keyboards) and Eric (vocals, guitar) led the group to Platinum status with “Nervous Night”, their debut on Columbia Records in 1985. The album included hits... Read More →
avatar for Rob Hyman

Rob Hyman

Songwriter, Musician
Songwriter, Musician - The Hooters | Long-time ASCAP members Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian co-founded the classic rock band The Hooters, who burst onto the Philadelphia music scene in 1980, with their unique blend of ska, reggae and rock. With their fellow band-mates, Rob (vocals, keyboards) and Eric (vocals, guitar) led the group to Platinum status with “Nervous Night”, their debut on Columbia Records in 1985. The album included hits such as... Read More →
avatar for Dave Pirner

Dave Pirner

Songwriter, Singer, Producer
Songwriter, Singer, Producer - "Say What You Will," "Made to Be Broken," and "While You Were Out" | | Dave Pirner is an American songwriter, singer, producer, and lead vocalist/frontman for alternative rock band Soul Asylum. Soul Asylum has been inspiring an incredible level of passion for their music since 1981, when the band, initially known as Loud Fast Rules, formed in Minneapolis. The band's raucous live sets and early releases on the... Read More →


Thursday April 13, 2017 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Ohm Nightclub Hollywood & Highland Center (4th Floor)

10:30pm

iStandard Producer and Rapper Showcase
For the ninth straight year, ASCAP and iStandard have partnered up to present a showcase specifically for all the ASCAP producers and rappers in the house. Eight EXPO attendees, whose tracks were pre-selected by iStandard, will have their beats critiqued in front of a live audience by a panel of prominent urban music tastemakers. Two rappers, also selected by iStandard, will get to perform as well. Get in the groove and find a new collaborator at this high-energy, beat-centric showcase!

 



Thursday April 13, 2017 10:30pm - Friday April 14, 2017 12:30am
Ohm Nightclub Hollywood & Highland Center (4th Floor)
 
Friday, April 14
 

9:30am

Music Licensing Reform: The Fight for Your Rights
As fans continue to embrace streaming services as their dominant source for music, it is more critical than ever to reform America’s music licensing system. Outdated regulations that govern how you make money from your work are making it tougher than ever to make a living. This panel of songwriters and lawmakers will outline critical reforms underway in the courts, Congress and at the Department of Justice and highlight why you need to join the reform effort to make a difference. What needs to change? What can you do to help? Don’t miss this important panel that directly impacts your life as a professional music creator and the future of our profession.

Moderators
avatar for Paul Williams

Paul Williams

President, ASCAP
Paul Williams is one of the most beloved and respected music creators in the world. An Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning Hall of Fame songwriter, his songs, from “We’ve Only Just Begun” and “Rainy Days and Mondays” to “An Old Fashioned Love Song” and “The Rainbow Connection,” have touched millions of people for generations. As President and Chairman of ASCAP, he is also a leading... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Karen Bass

Karen Bass

Congressmember, D-CA
​Congressmember Karen Bass was re-elected to her fourth term representing the 37th Congressional District in November 2016. Congressmember Bass serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs where she is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Africa. She was selected by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee, which sets the policy direction of the Democratic... Read More →
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Doug Collins

Congressman, R-GA
A native of Gainesville, Georgia, Congressman Doug Collins saw public service modeled by his father, a Georgia State Trooper, and mother, who provided care to local senior citizens. After graduating from North Hall High School, Doug earned a degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from the University of North Georgia. Even then, Doug took the vision and values of northeast Georgia to Washington as an intern in the House of... Read More →
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Clara Kim

General Counsel, ASCAP
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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 →


Friday April 14, 2017 9:30am - 10:45am
Dolby Ballroom 1-2-3 5th Floor

10:45am

10:45am

Berklee Online: Hook-Line(s) and Tinker: Identifying and Crafting Hooks
People often talk about " the hook" of a song. The reality is...there isn't just one hook in a hit. There are many. First you need to identify the multiple layers and different types of hooks in a song, then you need to be able to craft them yourself. In this workshop, Neil will help you do just that in order to help you keep your listeners "hooked" on your song (by multiple prongs) from start to finish.

Sponsors


Friday April 14, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

10:45am

CD Baby: It's Your Publishing Money But Are You Getting It?
If you’re a songwriter, then your songs generate songwriting and publishing royalties. When your compositions are performed live, streamed or purchased, they’re earning publishing money. This valuable money doesn’t automatically flow to you. Find out how CD Baby Publishing Administration can get you your money owed from every streaming service, international download royalties and more.

Panelists
avatar for Jon  Bahr

Jon Bahr

VP of Music Publishing and Rights Management, CD Baby
Jon Bahr serves as the VP of Music Publishing and Rights Management at leading independent music distributor and artist services company CD Baby. Bahr leads CD Baby’s publishing administration business, which represents more than 600,000 compositions for 100,000 songwriters. Prior to joining CD Baby in 2016, Bahr worked at ASCAP for over a decade where he was most recently Senior Director of Marketing & Communications overseeing ASCAP's... Read More →

Sponsors


Friday April 14, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

10:45am

PMC Presents: Dave Rideau
Latin Grammy winner and 3 x Grammy nominated engineer Dave Rideau has been mixing records for more then 20 years,earning numerous gold and platinum records for artists and film soundtracks.

Friday April 14, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Nichols

10:45am

RSPE Audio Gear Showcase - Explore and Save on Gear from the Top Pro Audio Brands

Visit the RSPE Gear Showcase and take advantage of exclusive ASCAP Expo only discounts from the top brands in pro audio. Since 1991, RSPE Audio Solutions has been the destination for audio profes- sionals, o ering competitive pricing, expert service, and the best purchasing experience available anywhere. Whether you’re just getting started or a working professional, RSPE can provide you with great gear at excellent prices for your home or commercial studio. 


Friday April 14, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Solano

10:45am

Live Multi-Genre Song Feedback Session with Darrell Brown - Part 1
Note: This is an extended-length two-hour session.

Join #1 pop and country songwriter-producer Darrell Brown for a panel unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. At his ever-popular ASCAP EXPO sessions, master “song whisperer” Brown gives more than simple song critiques. He offers truly constructive ideas to improve songs in real time, and invites the audience to contribute to the workshop as well. Come prepared for a chance to perform your original song live - this is where the magic happens!

Panelists
avatar for Darrell Brown

Darrell Brown

Songwriter, Producer, Arranger
Songwriter, Producer, Arranger - "You'll Think of Me,” “Why Don't We Just Dance,” “Crazy Women,” “Simple Things” | | Darrell Brown is a songwriter, producer and arranger. Brown has written hit songs for recording artists of almost every genre of popular music as well as music for film and television. He has written songs for Keith Urban (including the Grammy Award-winning song, “You’ll Think of Me”) Bon Jovi, Faith Hill... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 10:45am - 12:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom D-E 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:30am

Getting Credit Where Credit is Due
You got a big break as a co-writer and the track is destined to be a hit. But though people seek out your song on streaming services, your name is nowhere to be found on their webpages or apps. With the demise of liner notes along with the decline in physical music sales, how can songwriters and producers get the recognition they deserve in the virtual world of streaming? Are there any streaming music services or music websites that provide this information for fans? If not, what are the consequences for songwriters, and particularly classical music composers? Is there a next step toward greater recognition on music services? This panel, featuring hit songwriters Desmond Child and Aloe Blacc and composer Alex Shapiro, moderated by music attorney Dina LaPolt, will examine the growing concern about proper credit for songwriters and producers on streaming music services, and what you can do to make sure your work is recognized.

Moderators
avatar for Dina LaPolt

Dina LaPolt

LaPolt Law, P.C.
Dina LaPolt is a top music attorney and owner of LaPolt Law, P.C. In addition to practicing law, Dina is a creators’ rights advocate and is one of the attorney advisors to the GRAMMY Creators Alliance and Songwriters of North America (SONA). In 2015 and 2016, Dina was named to the Hollywood Reporter’s Power Lawyers: Top Music Business Attorneys and Billboard's Music’s Most Powerful Attorneys, and in 2016, she was also named to Variety’s... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Aloe Blacc

Aloe Blacc

Singer, Songwriter
Singer, Songwriter - "I Need a Dollar," "Wake Me Up," "Let The Games Begin," "Candyman" | | Aloe Blacc is a singer/songwriter who crossed over from the indie scene in 2010 with his hit single, "I Need a Dollar." He subsequently released his major-label debut album Lift Your Spirit on XIX Recordings/Interscope Records where it debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album. The release followed... Read More →
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Desmond Child

Songwriter, Producer, ASCAP Board Member
Songwriter, Producer - "Livin On a Prayer," "Waking Up In Vegas," Dude Looks Like a Lady," "I Was Made for Lovin' You" | Joining ASCAP in 1978, Grammy-winning songwriter/ producer Desmond Child is one of music’s most accomplished, genre-defying hitmakers, having written and/ or produced over 70 Top 40 singles with 300 million albums sold worldwide, with a music career spanning over four decades. From Aerosmith to Zedd, Child's collaborations... Read More →
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Niclas Molinder

Songwriter, music producer, entrepreneur. Founder of Auddly and Music Rights Awareness Foundation., Auddly
Niclas Molinder is the former songwriter who is now running several organisations to innovate the music industry’s data flow and rights management with the music creators in focus. After 20 years of songwriting and producing for artists as Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Mary J Blige, as well as running his own publishing company Redfly Music – the Swedish entrepreneur decided to put his creative work aside to find new ways for the music... Read More →
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Alex Shapiro

Composer, ASCAP Board Member
Alex Shapiro’s extensive and diverse catalog is published by her company, Activist Music. Ms. Shapiro’s works are heard daily in performances and broadcasts across the U.S. and internationally, and can be found on over twenty commercially released CDs from around the world. In addition to her acoustic and electroacoustic chamber music, Alex is widely known for her groundbreaking electroacoustic pieces for symphonic wind band, and is... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hollywood Ballroom A-B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:30am

Women in Film Music
There is no sure path to success for any professional composer. The path is even less clear for female composers, who were hired for just 1.4% of the top 800 films from 2007 to 2015, despite equal levels of talent and education as their male peers. Why the disparity, and what can we do to change it? We’re bringing together leading female composers in the film/TV community to share their unique journeys. Through a combination of raw talent and persistence, these women have made an impact and a name for themselves. Male and female composers alike will be empowered by their stories and their fight for equality in film music, and inspired by their advice on overcoming whatever obstacles face you in your musical journey.

Moderators
avatar for Jon Burlingame

Jon Burlingame

Film Music Writer, Variety
Jon Burlingame is the nation's leading writer on the subject of music for films and television. He writes regularly for Variety and has written on the topic for such other publications as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Emmy, Premiere and The Hollywood Reporter. He is the author of four books, including the Deems Taylor Award-winning, best-selling The Music of James Bond and the TV-music history TV's Biggest Hits... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Lesley Barber

Lesley Barber

Film Composer, "Manchester by the Sea," "You Can Count on Me"
Film Composer - "Manchester by the Sea," "You Can Count on Me" | | A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Class of 2016, film composer Lesley Barber writes music marked by intelligence and emotional depth. She has scored a string of award-winning and highly acclaimed projects, including Kenneth Lonergan's multi-award-winning and Oscar-nominated film, Manchester by the Sea. A multi-instrumentalist, conductor and pianist... Read More →
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Stephanie Economou

"The Zookeeper's Wife," "Live By Night", Composer, Violinist
Composer, Violinst - "The Zookeeper's Wife," "Live By Night" | | Stephanie Economou is a composer and violinist known primarily for her collaborative work with Golden-Globe nominated composer, Harry Gregson-Williams. She holds credits as additional composer on Niki Caro’s “The Zookeeper’s Wife”, Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night”, and Rick Famuyiwa’s HBO production “Confirmation”. In... Read More →
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Carly Paradis

"Line of Duty," "Prime Suspect: 1973", Film/TV Composer
Carly Paradis (Canadian born) is a film and TV composer whose credits include sole composer of BAFTA nominated and RTS winning series Line of Duty for BBC (currently in 4th season guest starring Thandie Newton), PBS Masterpiece/ITV’s Prime Suspect: 1973 (prequel to Prime Suspect series) and Sky's 'Sick Note' comedy drama starring Rupert Grint, Nick Frost and Don Johnson. Composer of the first female driven horror feature... Read More →
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Pinar Toprak

Composer
| Pinar Toprak is one of the most refreshing voices in film music today, and brings her unique cultural background and experience to bear in nearly 40 feature films, video games, documentaries, and other media projects she has scored. She gave the thriller The River Murders (starring Ray Liotta and Christian Slater) an anguished, haunting accompaniment, scored the tenderness and optimism in the period drama The Lightkeepers (starring Bruce... Read More →



Friday April 14, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Dolby Ballroom 1-2-3 5th Floor

11:30am

Company: The Making of Justin Bieber’s Purpose
ASCAP member Justin Bieber’s fourth studio album Purpose showcased a new direction for the pop icon, and earned critical kudos for both Bieber’s nuanced performance and the album’s forward-thinking, R&B-inflected songs. While the relaxed electro-pop of singles like “What Do You Mean?” and “Company” felt effortless, Purpose was the product of dozens of collaborators, working together to sculpt its perfect hooks and immersive soundscapes. At this fascinating session, you’ll hear stories and insights from some of the songwriters, producers and A&R reps that were instrumental in making Purpose a modern pop classic. This is an unmissable panel for music creators of all stripes, whether or not you’re a true Belieber.

Panelists
avatar for Poo Bear

Poo Bear

Songwriter, Producer, “Where Are Ü Now,”
Songwriter, Producer - “Where Are Ü Now,” "What Do You Mean?," "Peaches and Cream," "Caught Up" | | If you thought you’ve never heard of 4x Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Poo Bear, you actually have! He is the lethal pen behind hits like 112′s ‘Peaches & Cream’ and ‘Anywhere’, Usher’s ‘Caught Up’ and ‘Superstar’, as well as Chris Brown’s... Read More →
avatar for Steve James

Steve James

Producer
Producer - "Purpose," "In The Name of Love," "Power" | In a mere two years, Steve James has emerged from musical obscurity with a glimmer of potential to now stand as one of the quickest up-and-coming producers in the scene. From small town beginnings in Johnstown, PA, Steve's emphasis on spreading happiness through memorable, emotive music has established himself as the pinnacle example of the modern American Dream.With writing & producing... Read More →
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Big Taste

Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - "Company," "Overnight," "Takes One To Love One" | | Big Taste is a Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer originally from New Zealand. Big Taste co-wrote and produced Platinum-certified single “Company” from Justin Bieber’s album Purpose. His credits also include singles with Jake Miller (“Overnight”), Maty Noyes (“Takes One To Love One”), Sage The Gemini (“Now And Later”), and more. | | Visit Big... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

12:45pm

12:45pm

Lunch Roundtables (Presented by SAG-AFTRA) - SOLD OUT

Lunch Roundtables (Presented by SAG-AFTRA)
Sold Out – There are no openings or waiting list spots available. 


Panelists
avatar for Eric Bazilian

Eric Bazilian

Songwriter, Musician, The Hooters
Songwriter, Musician - The Hooters | Long-time ASCAP members Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian co-founded the classic rock band The Hooters, who burst onto the Philadelphia music scene in 1980, with their unique blend of ska, reggae and rock. With their fellow band-mates, Rob (vocals, keyboards) and Eric (vocals, guitar) led the group to Platinum status with “Nervous Night”, their debut on Columbia Records in 1985. The album included hits... Read More →
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Vincent Berry

Producer, Songwriter, "Lemonade," "Our Love"
Producer, Songwriter - "Lemonade," "Our Love" | | 2017 Grammy award winning Vincent Le’Carl Berry II was raised on the Eastside of Detroit, MI. Music is in Berry’s DNA, as being the son of a Pastor and growing up in the church, he participated in the church’s choir. He also comes from a long line of musical family history. Berry is truly a pure singer, songwriter, composer, and producer in every since of the word. | | Berry... Read More →
avatar for Rob Hyman

Rob Hyman

Songwriter, Musician
Songwriter, Musician - The Hooters | Long-time ASCAP members Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian co-founded the classic rock band The Hooters, who burst onto the Philadelphia music scene in 1980, with their unique blend of ska, reggae and rock. With their fellow band-mates, Rob (vocals, keyboards) and Eric (vocals, guitar) led the group to Platinum status with “Nervous Night”, their debut on Columbia Records in 1985. The album included hits such as... Read More →
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Jamie Kinelski

Senior Creative Director, Kobalt Music Publishing
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 & 3, Mass Effect 1 & 2, Myst III & IV ,Jade Empire | | Jamie Kinelski got her start in music 10 years ago as a radio promotions assistant at Epic Records in New York. During her time there she connected with industry veteran Jay Brown, who moved her to Los Angeles in early 2009 to serve as his right hand at the newly formed Roc Nation. Under the guidance of Jay, she acted as day to day manager for Brandy Norwood... Read More →
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Maytav Koter

Director of A&R, Manager, Primary Wave Entertainment
Maytav is an A&R and Manager at Primary Wave Music Publishing working across the entire roster of artists, songwriters and producers. Originally from Israel, Maytav moved to the States at a young age and received her Bachelors in Business at Pace University in New York City. After interning for Atlantic Records COO Julie Greenwald, Maytav joined Primary Wave to support the artist management team and label services division. With a passion and... Read More →
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David Margolis

President / Partner, My World MGMT / Third & Verse Music Publishing
David Margolis is the President and Founder of My World MGMT, the “globally boutique” management company he founded over 18 years ago. They’re devoted to developing career artists in all aspects of recording, publishing, touring and branding, with a heavy focus on independence, autonomy and entrepreneurship. Successes include #1’s in the US (“Home” by Phillip Phillips - 5x platinum), Holland (“The Lost Boy” by Greg Holden... Read More →
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Carron Mitchell

Attorney, Nixon Peabody LLP
Carron Joan Mitchell is of counsel in Nixon Peabody LLP's Intellectual Property Counseling and Transactions practice group based in Los Angeles office. Carron has extensive experience representing clients in the entertainment industry, including recording artists, music producers, songwriters, actors, models, content creators, entrepreneurs, start-ups, established companies and other entertainment industry professionals.
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Matt Rad

Produc
Matt Rad is a producer, songwriter, and musician from Oakland, CA. He has worked a | diverse range of artists including One Direction, Martin Garrix, Bebe Rexha, Demi | Lovato, Guy Sebastian, Lupe Fiasco, Walk the Moon, Boyz II Men, Pentatonix, Taking | Back Sunday, and Thirty Seconds To Mars.
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Augie Ray

Songwriter, Erica Campbell "Help" POG, Disney's "Descendants"/Night Is Young, Disney's "Teen Beach"/Rescue Me, Heavy D "Love Opis"/Love in a bottle
Songwriter - Erica Campbell "Help" POG, Disney's "Descendants"/Night Is Young, Disney's "Teen Beach"/Rescue Me, Heavy D "Love Opis"/Love in a bottle
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Anna Schlafer

Creative Director, Kobalt Music Publishing
Anna is part of the Creative team at Kobalt Music Publishing.
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Damon Sharpe

"The Meaning" (FKi 1st), "Royalty Album" (Chris Brown), "White Iverson" (Post Malone), "Watch Out" (2 Chainz), Producer/Songwriter
Producer/Songwriter - "The Meaning" (FKi 1st), "Royalty Album" (Chris Brown), "White Iverson" (Post Malone), "Watch Out" (2 Chainz) | | Damon Sharpe grew up as a teen performer. He quickly made a name for himself as an actor, starring in the NBC Saturday morning series Guys Next Door and as a singer was signed to Sony Records by Tommy Mottola. He is now a Grammy award winning producer/songwriter working with artists like Jennifer Lopez, Ariana... Read More →
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Tasso Smith

A&R, Warner Chappell
A&R - Youngr, Avid Dancer, Youngblood Hawk | | Coming up as a singer songwriter and professional guitar player Tasso Smith has made his mark on the music business from many different angles. He recently joined the Warner Chappell A&R team and is focusing on bands in the alternative genre.
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Rachel Stilwell

Law Offices of Rachel Stilwell
Rachel Stilwell is an entertainment attorney who advises recording artists, songwriters, producers and engineers on complex contractual issues, copyright, trademark and publicity rights. Rachel is a prolific published author on music licensing, protection of intellectual property, and broadcast regulation. Rachel’s clients include multiple GRAMMY-winning musicians and technical professionals, film producers and directors, and visual artists... Read More →
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Forest Glen Whitehead

Songwriter, "Love Me Like You Mean It" (Kelsea Ballerini), "Peter Pan" (Kelsea Ballerini), "Lights Of My Hometown" (Brantley Gilbert)
Songwriter - "Love Me Like You Mean It" (Kelsea Ballerini), "Peter Pan" (Kelsea Ballerini), "Lights Of My Hometown" (Brantley Gilbert) | | At 25 years of age, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist are a few of the accolades found on the resume of Black River Publishing’s Forest Glen Whitehead. | | Forest was influenced by a wide variety of music growing up in Blanchard, Louisiana enjoying Garth Brooks country to Eminem... Read More →
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Barrett Yeretsian

Songwriter/Producer, "Jar of Hearts" (Christina Perri), "Jealous of the Angels" (Jenn Bostic), "Not Yet" (Jenn Bostic), "Slow" (Andy Grammar)
Songwriter/Producer - "Jar of Hearts" (Christina Perri), "Jealous of the Angels" (Jenn Bostic), "Not Yet" (Jenn Bostic), "Slow" (Andy Grammar) | | “To me, every song is a hero’s journey,” says songwriter/producer Barrett Yeretsian. | | The journeys undertaken by the highly sought-after tunesmith and producer have sold over 8 million copies worldwide, demonstrating that his intuitive, story-driven approach and radar for... Read More →
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Jacob Yoffee

Composer, ScoreAScore
Award-winning composer, Jacob Yoffee is currently the Resident Composer for the American Studio Orchestra. He was awarded a 2016 ASCAP Screen Music Award for his work on ‘Finding Carter’, a one-hour drama on MTV and is currently scoring Disney’s ‘Andi Mack‘ series by Terri Minsky, the creator of Lizzie Mcguire. Recently he has worked on the trailer campaigns for Pirates of the Caribbean : Dead Men Tell No Tales, Star Wars : The Force... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Preston's Restaurant

12:45pm

PMC Presents: Clint Gibbs
LA based Clint Gibbs is the Chief Engineer for Prescription songs. Clint has engineered on many award winning records for Pittbul, Ciara, Ne-Yo, Becky G, Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj,Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus.

Friday April 14, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Nichols

12:45pm

RSPE Audio Presents Pro Tips for Microphone Placement Techniques Featuring Frank Wolf and Gary Lux

In this session, award-winning mixers & engineers Frank Wolf and Gary Lux give you real world pro tips on microphone placement techniques to make your recordings sound their best. Scoring Record- ist and Mixer, Frank Wolf, has hundreds of credits to his name including Beauty and the Beast, Secret Life of Pets, Fast & Furious, and Toy Story. Gary Lux is one of Hollywood’s premier music mixers, with literally thousands of projects to his credit, including Janet Jackson, Usher, Sting, Rod Stewart, and more. 


Friday April 14, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Solano

12:45pm

Sponsor Session: CD Baby: Preparing Your Music for a Successful Release
You put a lot into your songs. Don’t just release your music; take advantage of EVERY distribution opportunity. In this open Q&A, CD Baby’s VP of Marketing Kevin Breuner, VP of Publishing Jon Bahr and Digital Promotions' Patrick Griffin will fill in the gaps between simply making your music available and actual sales, streaming, and publishing success.

Panelists
avatar for Jon  Bahr

Jon Bahr

VP of Music Publishing and Rights Management, CD Baby
Jon Bahr serves as the VP of Music Publishing and Rights Management at leading independent music distributor and artist services company CD Baby. Bahr leads CD Baby’s publishing administration business, which represents more than 600,000 compositions for 100,000 songwriters. Prior to joining CD Baby in 2016, Bahr worked at ASCAP for over a decade where he was most recently Senior Director of Marketing & Communications overseeing ASCAP's... Read More →
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Kevin Breuner

VP of Marketing, CD Baby
CD Baby’s VP of Marketing, Kevin Breuner, has spent over 18 years working in the music business, both as an artist and an industry professional. A San Diego native, Kevin went east to attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN where he studied Music and Music Business. After college, he joined the Atlanta based band Smalltown Poets who later signed a recording contract with a major label under the EMI umbrella. Their self-titled debut... Read More →
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P. Griffin

Co-chair of Digital Promotions, Label Relations, and Priority Client Outreach, CD Baby
Griffin is the co-chair of digital promotions, label relations, and priority client outreach with a focus on hip-hop and R&B at the largest independent distributor on the planet, CD Baby.  In just two years, Griffin has helped guide the careers and ensure distribution and promotion for some of the hottest up and coming artists in the hip-hop world, with a focus on digital promotion strategies, physical media special projects, and... Read More →

Sponsors


Friday April 14, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

12:45pm

Sponsor Session: Website Demolition Derby (Live website reviews!)
In this interactive session, audience members can submit their websites for a live review! Dave and Allison from Bandzoogle will assess each site's design, organization, content, and functionality. Reviews will be ruthless and diplomacy will be left aside, but in the process everyone in attendance will walk away with tangible tips for how to create a great website for their music.

Sponsors


Friday April 14, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:45pm

Live Multi-Genre Song Feedback Session with Darrell Brown - Part 2
Note: This is an extended-length session. 

Join #1 pop and country songwriter-producer Darrell Brown for a panel unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. At his ever-popular ASCAP EXPO sessions, master “song whisperer” Brown gives more than simple song critiques. He offers truly constructive ideas to improve songs in real time, and invites the audience to contribute to the workshop as well. Come prepared for a chance to perform your original song live - this is where the magic happens!

Panelists
avatar for Darrell Brown

Darrell Brown

Songwriter, Producer, Arranger
Songwriter, Producer, Arranger - "You'll Think of Me,” “Why Don't We Just Dance,” “Crazy Women,” “Simple Things” | | Darrell Brown is a songwriter, producer and arranger. Brown has written hit songs for recording artists of almost every genre of popular music as well as music for film and television. He has written songs for Keith Urban (including the Grammy Award-winning song, “You’ll Think of Me”) Bon Jovi, Faith Hill... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 12:45pm - 3:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom D-E 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:45pm

A Big Deal: What Publishers Can Do for You
There are many paths to publishing success, but the world’s most successful publishers are experts when it comes to developing songwriters into hitmakers, propelling songs up the charts and building strategic creative opportunities for their catalog. This panel, featuring executives from some of the publishing world’s most experienced players, will discuss their role in ​developing your songwriting career, connecting you with collaborators, placing music with recording artists and pursuing alternative revenue streams for your music. Learn what music publishers today are looking for in a new songwriter, how they operate on a day-to-day basis and how they can help you achieve chart success.

Moderators
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Emmanuel Legrand

US Editor, Music Week
Emmanuel Legrand is a Washington, DC-based journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He is currently the US editor of British trade magazine Music Week, and worked in the past for such publications as Billboard, Music & Media, Impact and One Movement for Music. He is the author of the 2012 report "Music Crossing Borders" on the circulation of European repertoire.

Panelists
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Shani Gonzales

Co-Head, A&R, BMG North America
Since joining BMG in February 2014, Shani Gonzales now serves as the Co-Head of A&R for BMG North America. She has signed and worked closely with artists and writers such as Wayne Hector, DJ Khaled, Bibi Bourelly (Rihanna’s ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ and ‘Higher'), Nate Cyphert (Florida Georgia Line’s ‘H.O.L.Y.’), MeLo-X (Beyonce’s ‘Sorry’ & ‘Hold Up’), Labrinth and... Read More →
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Walter Jones

VP Creative, Universal Music Publishing
Walter Jones has placed a multitude of songs on major releases and signed some of music’s top songwriters and producers. His signings have included Alessia Cara, G-Eazy, ASAP Rocky, Kid Ink, OT Genesis, MadeinTYO, ASAP Ferg, Pusha T, and DJ Marley Waters, co producer of Tinashe’s hit song “2 On.” Jones has also worked closely with hitmakers DJ Camper (Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, John Legend), and August Rigo (Justin Bieber, One Direction, Chris... Read More →
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Jennifer Knoepfle

SVP, Head of West Coast A&R, Sony/ATV
Jennifer Knoepfle has been at Sony/ATV for almost eight years where she is currently the SVP, Head of West Coast A&R at Sony/ATV Music Publishing. In the past 8 years, she has cultivated a roster which includes Jack Antonoff of Bleachers and Fun., Andrew Dost from Fun., soul singer Leon Bridges, Clams Casino, Sam Dew, Foster The People, Kelela, Broods, Lord Huron, Grimes, Tim Pagnotta and Grace Mitchell. She also plays a pivotal role with several... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Dolby Ballroom 1-2-3 5th Floor

1:45pm

Maximizing Digital Revenue: Navigating YouTube, Spotify, and other Key Platforms
In today’s music industry, it is imperative for all music creators to become facile and creative developers of digital revenue streams. Our panel identifies and analyzes companies and organizations in the field that exist to distribute music electronically and compare their business practices

Moderators
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Noah Becker

President and CEO, AdRev
Noah serves as President and CEO at AdRev - a global leader in YouTube monetization, administration and strategy, music distribution, and proprietary music and media software development. AdRev administers over 10 million copyrights and is on pace to pay out over $20M to its client base in YouTube royalties in 2017. | | Noah has a diverse background as both a longtime composer / producer, and music industry insider. In overseeing AdRev's... Read More →

Panelists
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Ben Kihnel

Director of Business Development, Songtradr
Ben is a seventeen-year veteran of the music business and seasoned digital music strategist. In his role at Songtradr, Ben is focused on opening up meaningful opportunities in licensing and monetization of rights holder properties. Previously, Ben worked in directorial positions at CD Baby and Rumblefish where he helped both grow into major players in their respective areas of business. He remains passionate about developing and continuously... Read More →
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Russell Nygaard

Nygaard Licensing & Copyright, Defend Music
Los Angeles native Russell Nygaard has several years experience in sync licensing and copyright administration. He studied Music Industry at California State University, Northridge and is a classically trained trumpet player. Russell works at Defend Music, Inc. as a Licensing & Copyright Manager helping songwriters get paid, negotiating sync deals, and searching for the next cool band.
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Ben Patterson

Founder and CEO, DashGo.com
Ben Patterson founded DashGo in 2007 and serves as its CEO. DashGo provides worldwide digitald istribution and services for over 10,000 artists including Coconut Records, Weezer, Rock Mafia, Delicious Vinyl and others. Ben Patterson also served as Vice President of Business Development and Operations for Topps Digital Services where he directed expansion of client gift card programs, including the Facebook gift card to south-east Asian and global... Read More →
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Eric Polin

Sr. Vice President of Music Publishing, Universal Pictures
Eric Polin is Sr. Vice President of Music Publishing at Universal Pictures where he oversees the administration of their film and TV music catalog dating back to 1928. Previously, he was a partner at Wixen Music Publishing where he oversaw the publishing administration of some of the top songwriter/artists in the industry. | | Mr. Polin sits on the board of directors of the Association Of Independent Music Publishers and is a past president... Read More →

Sponsors


Friday April 14, 2017 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom A-B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:00pm

3:00pm

Ensuring Performers Receive Royalties, presented by AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund

Navigating the complex minefield of Intellectual Property Rights is getting harder, not easier. What are Performers Rights and Performance Rights, how are they different, and how do they overlap? Who gets money from the AFM and SAG-AFTRA Fund and why? What type of royalties does the Fund distribute? Is it possible to receive money from more than one Collective Management Society (SoundExchange, AARC) and/or Performance Rights Organization (ASCAP), and if so how? What are the sources of all of these different royalties, and how does a performer get their fair share? What is the future of royalties from intellectual property rights and what does that mean to a performer? Meet representatives and fellow performers from the AFM & SAG-AFTRA IPRD Fund. 


Sponsors


Friday April 14, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Los Feliz 3rd Floor

3:00pm

Professional Sound Selection (Presented by Crē•8 Music Academy)

Are you frustrated by the process of choosing the right sounds for your music? Sound selection is a very important part of the music production process, but not much clarification on how to choose sounds is available. Join Crē•8 Music Academy’s Director of Education Doug Fenske as he pulls back the curtain on how music professionals choose drum, synth and bass sounds. This seminar is a must-attend for anyone who wants their music to sound more authentic and presentable.




Friday April 14, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom D-E 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:00pm

Put your mix and music to the test on PMC!
Bring your own music and judge it on the award winning $125,000 PMC BB6-XBD-Active high resolution monitor system!! The ultimate opportunity for the critical engineer/producer!

Friday April 14, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Nichols

3:00pm

RSPE Audio Presents Acoustic Science’s Art Noxon: World-Class Acoustics on a Budget

During this session, Art Noxon will demonstrate a variety of ASC products designed to acoustically transform a spare room or garage into a world-class recording space on a budget. Art Noxon is a fully accredited Acoustical Engineer, President of Acoustic Sciences Corp., and the inventor of the TubeTrap, the world’s rst factory-built broadband bass trap. In its 30+ year history, ASC products have been used by Pete Townshend, Sting, Bruce Swedien, Mick Guzauski, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Morgan Page and more. 


Friday April 14, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Solano

3:00pm

Sponsor Session: CD Baby: Music Marketing Essentials
Marketing is so much more than just blasting your message to the world. It’s about moving your career forward through compelling branding, smart analysis, and experimentation. In this session, CD Baby’s VP of Marketing Kevin Breuner will highlight the key tools and strategies available to artists who want to make sure their marketing efforts are effective AND authentic.

Panelists
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Kevin Breuner

VP of Marketing, CD Baby
CD Baby’s VP of Marketing, Kevin Breuner, has spent over 18 years working in the music business, both as an artist and an industry professional. A San Diego native, Kevin went east to attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN where he studied Music and Music Business. After college, he joined the Atlanta based band Smalltown Poets who later signed a recording contract with a major label under the EMI umbrella. Their self-titled debut... Read More →

Sponsors


Friday April 14, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

3:45pm

Building Your Team
Regardless of your position, surrounding yourself with valuable, knowledgeable collaborators is an absolute must. But when there are thousands of worthy candidates flooding today’s market, choosing your team can be a paralyzing prospect. Hear from this expert panel of music industry professionals on how to build the best team possible for your career, what to look for in the people you work with, and how to maximize the potential of any creative collaborating group.

Panelists
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Ernesto "Tuo" Clark

SVP, A&R, Def Jam
Tuo Clark is one half of the 7x Grammy nominated production duo/ Da Internz who have worked with the likes of  Big Sean, Justin Bieber, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, Nas, & MANY MORE. Currently Tuo Clark is working as SVP of A&R for Def Jam records overseeing special projects in the Urban, Pop, and  Rythmic world.  With all Tuo Clark accomplishments he is never satisfy and still on the... Read More →
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Bryan Patrick Franklin

CEO, GRID
Bryan Patrick Franklin, the man behind GRID, developed his entrepreneurial vision over many years. Since his start as business manager for some of Hollywood’s finest, Bryan has cultivated the GRID brand to include professionals working in fashion, art, cinema, photography and other facets of entertainment. From refining their client’s pedigree to connecting with top-level Hollywood talent, GRID has emerged as a multi-industry brand in the... Read More →
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Jennifer Goicoechea

Creative, BMG Music Publishing
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Gary Leon

Urban A&R, Atlantic Records
Bad Things - MGK x Camila Cabello, Kiss The Sky - Jason Derulo, I Love You - Axwell Ingrosso feat. Kid Ink ,Broken - Tritonal feat. Adam Lambert
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Carron Mitchell

Attorney, Nixon Peabody LLP
Carron Joan Mitchell is of counsel in Nixon Peabody LLP's Intellectual Property Counseling and Transactions practice group based in Los Angeles office. Carron has extensive experience representing clients in the entertainment industry, including recording artists, music producers, songwriters, actors, models, content creators, entrepreneurs, start-ups, established companies and other entertainment industry professionals.


Friday April 14, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Dolby Ballroom 1-2-3 5th Floor

3:45pm

Making the Most of Your ASCAP Membership
2016 was another banner year for ASCAP, with record-high revenues and distributions to our members. While getting you paid when your music gets played is ASCAP’s core role, our commitment to our members doesn’t end when that royalty check gets cashed. Stop by this panel to learn how you can take advantage of everything we have to offer, from Member Access to ASCAP OnStage, educational workshops to all the new services we’ve rolled out for our members recently. ASCAP staff will answer your questions about how ASCAP works, and offer important tips for getting everything you can out of your membership. Not a member yet? Come find out why ASCAP is the right choice for you.

Moderators
avatar for Etan Rosenbloom

Etan Rosenbloom

Director & Deputy Editor Marketing & Communications, ASCAP

Panelists
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Beth Brinker

Creative Manager, ASCAP
avatar for Moya Nkruma

Moya Nkruma

Associate Director, Rhythm & Soul, ASCAP
avatar for Andres Noriega

Andres Noriega

Member Services Representative, ASCAP
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Forest Glen Whitehead

Songwriter, "Love Me Like You Mean It" (Kelsea Ballerini), "Peter Pan" (Kelsea Ballerini), "Lights Of My Hometown" (Brantley Gilbert)
Songwriter - "Love Me Like You Mean It" (Kelsea Ballerini), "Peter Pan" (Kelsea Ballerini), "Lights Of My Hometown" (Brantley Gilbert) | | At 25 years of age, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist are a few of the accolades found on the resume of Black River Publishing’s Forest Glen Whitehead. | | Forest was influenced by a wide variety of music growing up in Blanchard, Louisiana enjoying Garth Brooks country to Eminem... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

3:45pm

Production Music All-Stars: Exploring Opportunities in the PM World with the PMA
With over 70% of all television shows using it, production music is an invaluable part of the film, TV and advertising industries. No longer just a place where shows go to get copycat tracks, production music has evolved into an innovator in this industry; both creatively and financially. Learn all about the ins and outs of the exciting world with the Production Music Association from highly successful production music executives and composers/artists. Hear inspiring stories about how PM has helped their careers. This panel will discuss what is successful and feature frank conversations about deals, revenue streams and how production music deals differ from record/publishing deals.

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Gross

Andrew Gross

Composer, Bio-Dome, The King of Queens, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny
Andrew has scored and licensed his music to over 50 features and hundreds of episodes of TV. Scoring credits include: Bio-Dome, The King of Queens, and Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny. Licensing credits include: American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. He is also a partner/owner at Konsonant Music and Bulletproof Bear.

Panelists
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Dan Brown Jr.

Composer
Dan Brown Jr has made a name for himself as a hit-writing production music composer/multi-instrumentalist. His compositions are regularly featured on TV’s biggest networks including, ABC, A&E, Animal Planet, BBC, CBS, CNN, Comedy Central, Disney, Discovery, Entertainment, Food Network, FOX, HGTV, History Channel, MSNBC, NBC, TBS, Travel Channel and TruTV.
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Michael A. Levine

Composer, Cold Case, Resident Evil VII Biohazard VR, Lorde
Michael was the series composer for the Jerry Bruckheimer/CBS drama Cold Case. He wrote the theme song for Resident Evil VII Biohazard VR and was producer for Lorde's version of Everybody Wants to Rule the World. Levine provided additional music on multiple Hans Zimmer scores, including Batman: The Dark Knight, Megamind, and Rango.
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Cassie Lord

President/Executive Producer, 5 Alarm Music
Cassie Lord’s 30-year background includes BMI, building EMI/BMG’s APM from its inception and establishing the Film & Television Division for Zomba’s music library. As the founder of 5 Alarm Music, Cassie facilitated the acquisition of 5 Alarm by Imagem Music Group, and is now spearheading 5 Alarm under the recent acquisition by Ole.
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Christine Parker

Singer/Songwriter
Christine Parker has risen in the San Diego music scene as a singer/songwriter who most recently released her 3rd album entitled "Between You & Me" and finished a UK music video project "The Chapel Sessions." Her songwriting has been placed with several companies, most notably Mitsubishi Taiwan and HBO Poland.


Friday April 14, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom D-E 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

5:15pm

ASCAP 'EXPO FACTOR' Attendee Showcase Competition
Looking for excitement and intrigue? Come watch your peers shine onstage at our annual EXPO attendee showcase! This year, there’s an extra layer of suspense: Up to eight acts, pre-selected from a pool of attendee submissions, will perform their original work for a judging panel of industry experts. Our judges will choose their favorites to move on to the final round - and one talented attendee will be crowned the EXPO Factor champion! Expect great performances from artists giving it their all, valuable insights from the judges and a night to remember.

The winner of ASCAP "EXPO Factor" will receive a home recording studio from RSPE Audio and Focal Professional, Presonus, Blue Microphones, AVID, Steinberg, Grace Designs, Rob Papen Soundware and Triad-Orbit valued at over $5,000!

Panelists
avatar for Tim Maginnis

Tim Maginnis

Associate Director, Pop + Rock Membership, ASCAP
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Stacey Peck

Artist Manager
Stacey Peck is an independent artist manager based in Los Angeles, CA. As a manager, she draws upon her 15 plus years of experience in project management, marketing, promotions, creative services, event production and more to bring a well-rounded approach to her artists.  She has coordinated & managed release campaigns for multiple Award Winning Independent Album Releases, as well as worked with various A&R and publishers to... Read More →
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Lindsay Rush

TV Producer/Songwriter/Music Business Career Coach
Songwriter/TV Producer/Music Career Coach | | “Lindsay Rush is a force of nature! She is innovative, creative, & multifaceted. I am proud to call her one of my greatest protégés.” | - Desmond Child (Iconic Hitmaker & Songwriters Hall of Fame member) | | She wrote her first song at age 7. At age 11, she became determined to pursue a career in A&R/Artist Development. While she didn’t yet know the names of these jobs, she... Read More →


Friday April 14, 2017 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom A-B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

7:30pm

The Writers Jam - Presented by Roland and Playing for Change
Time to experience where the “rubber meets the road” as a circle of today's most accomplished songwriters perform some of their their biggest hits and personal faves. We’ve assembled another diverse lineup of top ASCAP members, who will share the stories behind creating their work, then play them in an intimate, stripped-down setting. You won’t want to miss this - one of the EXPO’s most popular, entertaining and inspirational sessions.

Panelists
avatar for Dave Bassett

Dave Bassett

Songwriter, Producer, "Fight Song," "Ex's & Oh's"
Songwriter, Producer - "Fight Song," "Ex's & Oh's" | | They say that luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. This could not have been truer for multi-platinum, award-winning songwriter and producer Dave Bassett, who has more than a dozen #1 hits to his name including chart topping hits with Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” & Elle King’s “Ex’s & Oh’s.” After graduating... Read More →
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J.T. Harding

Songwriter
J.T. Harding was born and raised in South Detroit. Countless hours of watching MTV led him to Los Angeles, where he made his first demo with prize money he received for winning the VH1 game show Rock & Roll Jeopardy. Before signing a publishing deal, J.T. traveled the world as a personal assistant for Marilyn Manson. His #1 songs, including chart-toppers for Kenny Chesney ("Bar at the End of the World," Somewhere with... Read More →
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Lindy Robbins

Songwriter
Lindy Robbins is an award-winning songwriter from Los Angeles, California.  | | Recent #1 Radio Hits include: the worldwide smash "Want to Want Me" by Jason Derulo; the international hit by David Guetta (feat Sam Martin), "Dangerous;" and Hot Chelle Rae’s #1 Adult Top 40, "Tonight, Tonight." Other hit songs include: “Skyscraper” by Demi Lovato; “Classic” by MKTO; “Slow Down” by Selena Gomez... Read More →
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Sevyn Streeter

Songwriter/Artist
Sevyn Streeter has cemented herself as a rising R&B star with the success of her solo EP “Call Me Crazy, But...” which debuted at number 5 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. “It Won’t Stop” feat. Chris Brown, the lead single from the EP, proved itself to be a true phenomenon, topping Billboard’s “Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay” chart for 9 consecutive weeks, while climbing both... Read More →



Friday April 14, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Dolby Ballroom 1-2-3 5th Floor

9:00pm

She Rocks Showcase
The She Rocks Showcase returns to the ASCAP EXPO for the fourth consecutive year bringing girl power vibes to the EXPO community. Taking place right across the street from the Loews Hollywood Hotel at the Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill, the Showcase will feature drink specials, gear giveaways, and – of course – some very talented women in music. The 2017 She Rocks Showcase is presented by the Women’s International Music Network, uniting women in the music and audio industries. Admission is free. So stop on by for a fun night filled with talented ladies and empowering performances!



Friday April 14, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Tinhorn Flats across Highland Avenue
 
Saturday, April 15
 

9:30am

Sounds of the Future: Master Session with The Futuristics
Songwriting and production duo The Futuristics met while interning at Atlantic Records in 2010. Since their formation, Joe Khajadourian and Alex Schwartz have been crushing the charts and are here to discuss their methods and various recipes for success. These industry pros have worked with MGK, Camila Cabelo, Natalie La Rose and more, so you know they'll have a ton of real insight into what it really takes to make it in the competitive world of contemporary pop. A can’t miss panel for any aspiring or working pop songwriters. Learn how to turn your musical acumen into an irreplaceable professional skill.

Moderators
avatar for Edward Reyes

Edward Reyes

Associate Director, Membership Pop/Rock, ASCAP

Panelists
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The Futuristics

Producers, Songwriters
Producers, Songwriters - "Bad Things," "Somebody" | | While interning at Atlantic Records in 2005, Joe Khajadourian linked up with Alex Schwartz, forming The Futuristics. Sharing their passion for production and songwriting, the duo has proven a versatile and successful team. Together they have produced numerous records that hit radio and climbed the charts. Some of their recent credits include, MGK’s and Camila Cabelo’s hit song, “Bad... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 10:45am
Hollywood Ballroom D-E 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

9:30am

Music Placement in the New Golden Age of Television
This is a fantastic time for TV lovers. Broadcast television is at a creative peak, and streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu are opening up new opportunities for music creators and showrunners alike. Our panel of industry pros will offer their unique perspectives on the role that music is playing in TV’s creative upswing. They’ll explain how they work together to fulfill a showrunner’s musical vision, and narrate the journey of a song, from its creation to its ultimate home on the small screen.

Moderators
avatar for Rachel Perkins

Rachel Perkins

Associate Director, Film & TV, ASCAP

Panelists
avatar for Nora Felder

Nora Felder

CEO and Music Supervisor, Picture Music Company, Inc.
Nora Felder’s tenure in music began \booking artist showcases/events at a New York City downtown club with artists ranging from the Cure to INXS. Later working as VP of production for legendary music producer, Phil Ramone, Nora worked on recording projects for artists ranging from Paul Simon, Sinead O'Connor, Barbra Streisand, Malcolm McLaren, and Iggy Pop. Transplanting from New York to Los Angeles, Nora landed her first film project on the... Read More →
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Jen Malone

Music Supervisor, black & white
Jen started in publicity at Formula PR working for Nine Inch Nails, Portishead, Chemical Brothers, Prodigy and many more. After forming the boutique publicity agency, Black & White, she represented several artists and labels including The Hellacopters, The Hives, Backyard Babies, Gearhead Records and Hydrahead Records to name a few. | | For the past six years Jen has been music supervising numerous TV shows including ATLANTA and Baskets on... Read More →
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Tony Scudellari

SVP Television Music, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Tony Scudellari has made a career of combining his passion for music and visual media. In 1993, he joined Columbia TriStar Television working in the television music department, providing music support for the studio’s television programming. He worked on such shows as Mad About You, Married…With Children, Party of Five and The Nanny. During that time, he also worked on the soundtrack releases for Mad About You and Party of Five... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 10:45am
Dolby Ballroom 1-2-3 5th Floor

9:30am

The Legal Facts of Life In Making and Raising Your Song Babies
When writing a song, it can start as just a lyric, a chord progression or a tiny tune in your head. Slowly but surely it grows into a full blown song -- oh where did the time go?! Sunrise, sunset. Now that your song is all grown up and ready to climb the charts, how do you ensure it will be safe at such great heights as it reaches the top? Attorney Ken Abdo hosts a crash course on the steps you need to take to protect your song babies even once they’re grown. Protect yourself and your music with the steps you’ll learn in this session.

Panelists
avatar for Kenneth J. Abdo

Kenneth J. Abdo

Partner, Fox Rothschild
A partner at the national law firm of Fox Rothschild, Ken Abdo has more than 30 years of experience serving as legal counsel to artists, creators and businesses in music, film, TV, theater, media and publishing. His clients include prominent individuals, collaborators and businesses in the creative and commercial arts, including multiple GRAMMY® award recipients, gold and platinum recording artists, Emmy® and other industry award winners. Ken... Read More →
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Linda Newmark, Esq.

EVP, Head of Acquisitions and Strategic Projects, Universal Music Publishing Group
Linda A. Newmark is Executive Vice President – Head of Acquisitions and Strategic Projects for Universal Music Publishing Group. Linda obtains opportunities for Universal Music Publishing Group to acquire rights to musical compositions and music publishing catalogues, evaluates and negotiates acquisition, administration and subpublishing agreements, and promotes the general business development of the company. Linda is based in Universal... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 10:45am
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

9:30am

Today's Indie Music Publisher: This Is You!
What is an indie music publisher in today’s environment? They come in all shapes and sizes - and the most important thing to remember is that if you are a songwriters or artist and you write your own music, you are already your own indie music publisher. Join our panel of active indie publishers who all come from different perspectives to explore what the reality of indie music publishing is, what’s involved and how it can work best for you.

Moderators
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Michael Eames

President, AIMP
Michael Eames is a trained composer, songwriter and pianist with experience in film scoring who studied music at Cornell University and UCLA Extension; Michael also secured a minor in Business Management from Cornell. As President of PEN, Michael oversees all aspects of the operation as well as focuses on pitching the catalogue to all media and business development. Prior to starting PEN, Michael oversaw the international activities and film... Read More →

Panelists
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Jon Bahr

VP of Music Publishing and Rights Management, CD Baby
Jon Bahr serves as the VP of Music Publishing and Rights Management at leading independent music distributor and artist services company CD Baby. Bahr leads CD Baby’s publishing administration business, which represents more than 600,000 compositions for 100,000 songwriters. Prior to joining CD Baby in 2016, Bahr worked at ASCAP for over a decade where he was most recently Senior Director of Marketing & Communications overseeing ASCAP's... Read More →
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Zoila Darton

Director of Marketing + Artist Relations, mayimbamusic.com
For the last 10 years, Zoila has assisted countless artists + composers via her family company, Award Winning Publishing House + Distributor, Mayimba Music. | | Her work extends well beyond just the music industry as she is also a staunch advocate for women + the minority community empowerment. She often uses music as a platform for advancement via events, social campaigns + speaking engagements with her strong network of collaborators with... Read More →
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Ron Moss

Honua Music
In 2011 Ron Moss started Honua Music LLC with partner producer/songwriter Andreas “Axident” Schuller. “It was on a handshake and the idea that we could do it differently, and, even though we were small, we could be a global company,” explains Moss. Choosing the word Honua - “World” in the Hawaiian language – the two have signed and surrounded themselves with smart, talented creators: Axident, Gladius, Big Taste, Larus and... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 9:30am - 10:45am
Hollywood Ballroom A-B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

10:45am

10:45am

Berklee Online: 5 Tools of Songwriting That Change Everything
Stop tweaking and make the most essential changes for better songs. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to identify and amplify your strengths while embracing the imperfect characteristics that make your music unique. Find greater creativity and accelerate your writing process by doing the 5 things that matter most in getting your songs heard and appreciated.

Sponsors


Saturday April 15, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

10:45am

How To Get More Bang For Your Buck In The Studio, presented by ReAmp Studios
Join The Music Company Online and ReAmp Studios for a session about saving money in the studio by changing the way you think about the music industry today. The Music Company Online helps artist find new paths to success in a new music industry, teaches lessons about the business of music making  and inspiring them to take control of their careers. 

Saturday April 15, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

10:45am

PMC Presents: 60 Years of Capitol Studios

Since its completion in 1956, Capitol Studios has been a staple of the recording industry. Iconic artists like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and The Beach Boys first gave life to its rooms and to this day, major icons of popular music continue in their wake.

Come by and have a chance to win 1 day of recording/mixing in the brand new Studio D!!


Saturday April 15, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Nichols

10:45am

Proper Microphone Technique with Neumann
Join Neumann staff for seminars on proper microphone technique.  How you position yourself compared to the microphone makes a huge difference in the quality of your audio.  You'll also learn about all the different "voices" that Neumann microphones have and why it matters.

Saturday April 15, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

10:45am

RSPE Audio Presents Acoustic Science’s Art Noxon: World-Class Acoustics on a Budget

During this session, Art Noxon will demonstrate a variety of ASC products designed to acoustically transform a spare room or garage into a world-class recording space on a budget. Art Noxon is a fully accredited Acoustical Engineer, President of Acoustic Sciences Corp., and the inventor of the TubeTrap, the world’s rst factory-built broadband bass trap. In its 30+ year history, ASC products have been used by Pete Townshend, Sting, Bruce Swedien, Mick Guzauski, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Morgan Page and more. 


Saturday April 15, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Solano

11:30am

Shut Up and Write: Master Session with Captain Cuts
Captain Cuts have collaborated on hit after hit since joining forces in 2010. The trio of Ben Berger, Ryan McMahon, and Ryan Rabin (also the drummer & producer for Grouplove) co-wrote “Shut Up and Dance” with Walk The Moon, co-wrote and produced Grouplove’s platinum “Tongue Tied,” Halsey’ s “Roman Holiday,” Bebe Rexha’s “I Got You,” Tove Lo’s “Crave,” and more as well as with Jennifer Lopez, Tegan and Sara, Smallpools and more! Join the conversation as Team Captain Cuts explores how they collaborate on such a genre-spanning repertoire of hits, and their philosophies on songwriting, production and remixing.

Moderators
avatar for Edward Reyes

Edward Reyes

Associate Director, Membership Pop/Rock, ASCAP

Panelists
avatar for Captain Cuts

Captain Cuts

Songwriters, Producers
Songwriters, Producers - "Like We Used To," "Shut Up and Dance," "Tongue Tied," "Roman Holiday," "I Got You" | It’s very possible you’ve already sung along to a Captain Cuts song… Since their 2010 formation, the award-winning multiplatinum-certified songwriting, production, and remix team—Ben Berger, Ryan McMahon, and Ryan Rabin (Grouplove drummer & producer)—has left an indelible mark on pop music. The lifelong friends and Los... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
Dolby Ballroom 1-2-3 5th Floor

11:30am

Creative Artist Funding
Apply the creativity at the core of music creation to the economics of artist funding can produce impressive results, and our panel will share inspiring stories of artists who have done just that. Thinking “three-dimensionally” about music’s value, and learning about the businesses established to support artists’ careers can open new doors to financial success.

Moderators
avatar for Dave Cool

Dave Cool

Director of Artist & Industry Outreach, Bandzoogle
Dave Cool (yes, that’s his real name) is the Director of Artist & Industry Outreach at Bandzoogle. Built for musicians by musicians, Bandzoogle makes it easy to build a beautiful mobile-friendly website, and sell music, merch & tickets commission-free. Dave has spoken at dozens of music conferences including SXSW, Canadian Music Week, SF MusicTech, and ASCAP EXPO. He has also been interviewed by The Economist, Newsweek International, CNN.com... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Brian Camelio

Brian Camelio

CEO, Artist Share
Brian is an accomplished musician, composer, public speaker, educator, inventor, entrepreneur and digital marketing expert. Most notably he is credited as being a pioneer of modern "crowdfunding". In 2001, he created ArtistShare, a website and software application for creative artists to fund projects directly through their fan bases which later became the blueprint for many of today's crowdfunding websites. In 2004, the first ArtistShare project... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Kotliar

Andrew Kotliar

CEO, LIVAMP
Andrew Kotliar is the founder of LIVAMP (www.livamp.com), an online platform facilitating fair and sustainable investing in creators. LIVAMP works with over 20,000 artists annually through its network of global curation partners to connect amazing musicians with investors and opportunities. Andrew is a seasoned investor with a decade of investing experience at financial institutions including Goldman Sachs, Centerbridge Partners, and Citigroup... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Palmer

Tyler Palmer

VP Operations, Patreon
Tyler joined the co-founders as their first employee, with no real guarantee on where they were headed, but they shared a similar vision of funding the creative class. Patreon recently closed their last round of funding at 30 MILLION DOLLARS, and their platform now helps support over 20,000 creators each month. Over $50 million dollars has been given to creators through Patreon’s platform to help sustain creator’s dreams. Tyler is unique in... Read More →
avatar for Matt Smith

Matt Smith

CEO, RoyaltyExchange
Matt is an experienced entrepreneur, investor, and advisor who has founded and led multiple successful businesses. He is a passionate free market advocate dedicated to providing rightsholders and creative professionals with fair financial options, and has extensive experience with alternative investment strategies.


Saturday April 15, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom D-E 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:30am

R&B/Hip-Hop Feedback
What do music experts listen for when they’re searching for new songs? Find out at this live feedback session. Our panel of A&R execs and pro songwriters will evaluate a limited number of songs, pre-submitted by EXPO registrants, in front of a live audience.

Moderators
avatar for Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones

Director of Creative Services, Rhythm & Soul/Urban, ASCAP

Panelists
avatar for Vincent Berry

Vincent Berry

Producer, Songwriter, "Lemonade," "Our Love"
Producer, Songwriter - "Lemonade," "Our Love" | | 2017 Grammy award winning Vincent Le’Carl Berry II was raised on the Eastside of Detroit, MI. Music is in Berry’s DNA, as being the son of a Pastor and growing up in the church, he participated in the church’s choir. He also comes from a long line of musical family history. Berry is truly a pure singer, songwriter, composer, and producer in every since of the word. | | Berry... Read More →
avatar for Michelle McNulty

Michelle McNulty

Supervising Casting Director
Emmy Award winning Michelle McNulty is the Supervising Casting Director for shows such as The Voice, The Playlist, World of Dance, Songland, The Sing Off, America’s Best Dance Crew, The Contender, RockStar INXS & SuperNova to name a few.
avatar for Brandra Ringo

Brandra Ringo

A&R, Universal Music Publishing Group


Saturday April 15, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom A-B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:45pm

12:45pm

Berklee Online: Making Money Composing for Visual Media
Sure, you have a knack for matching melodies with visuals, and every time you binge on a series, you lose track of the plot because you've been paying so much attention to the soundtrack. But composing for visual media is a business, and the only way you'll make money is to approach it like one. This workshop takes you through the beginning stages of choosing the right software to honing your skills and building up your own library of movie-ready music. And most importantly, you'll learn how licenses and fees work, and how to make composing for visual media as profitable as possible.

Sponsors


Saturday April 15, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

12:45pm

PMC Presents: Jonas Jeberg
Songwriter, producer hails from Denmark,now based in LA has written and produced record for Jason Derulo,Nicki Minaj,Demi Lovato, Pussycat Dolls

Saturday April 15, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Nichols

12:45pm

Proper Microphone Technique with Neumann
Join Neumann staff for seminars on proper microphone technique.  How you position yourself compared to the microphone makes a huge difference in the quality of your audio.  You'll also learn about all the different "voices" that Neumann microphones have and why it matters.

Saturday April 15, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:45pm

RSPE Audio Presents Mick Guzauski: Professional Tips for Mixing a Hit Record

Come gain insight into the work ow of proli c mix engineer Mick Guzauski and pick his brain during a fun Q&A session. Mick Guzauski is a 11+ times Grammy-winning engineer who’s mixed over 27 #1 hits spanning multiple genres and decades. Throughout his over 40 year career, Mick has worked with Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Herb Alpert, Prince, Leann Rimes, Eric Clapton, Christina Aguilera, Talking Heads, Britney Spears, J-Lo, Mr. Mister, and many more. 


Saturday April 15, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Solano

12:45pm

SoundExchange: Your Recording = Your Royalties
SoundExchange works at the center of digital music and serves as an important source of revenue for the entire music industry. To date, SoundExchange has paid out more than $4.5 billion in digital performance royalties on behalf of more than 130,000 recording artists and master rights owners accounts – but thousands of music creators don't know they need to register (it’s FREE!) and millions in royalties are unclaimed. SoundExchange's Lauren Danzy provides an easy-to- understand explanation of the organization, why it pays and how to get your share. This must-attend session will also cover information on copyright, licensing, metadata, legislation and how to add your voice to important advocacy work.

Sponsors


Saturday April 15, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom D-E 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:45pm

Cross-Genre Feedback Panel with Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman
What do hitmakers hear when they listen to a new song? Find out at this feedback session. Songwriting greats Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman, who collaborated together successfully for years as The Hooters before going on separately to write hits for a variety of other artists, such as Joan Osborne, Scorpions, Bon Jovi and LeAnn Rimes and Cyndi Lauper, Patty Smyth, Dar Williams and Bette Midler, respectively, will give feedback on a limited number of songs from different genres, pre-submitted by EXPO registrants, in front of a live audience. They’ll bring decades of experience to bear in offering expert advice on how to improve on a good thing.

Panelists
avatar for Eric Bazilian

Eric Bazilian

Songwriter, Musician, The Hooters
Songwriter, Musician - The Hooters | Long-time ASCAP members Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian co-founded the classic rock band The Hooters, who burst onto the Philadelphia music scene in 1980, with their unique blend of ska, reggae and rock. With their fellow band-mates, Rob (vocals, keyboards) and Eric (vocals, guitar) led the group to Platinum status with “Nervous Night”, their debut on Columbia Records in 1985. The album included hits... Read More →
avatar for Rob Hyman

Rob Hyman

Songwriter, Musician
Songwriter, Musician - The Hooters | Long-time ASCAP members Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian co-founded the classic rock band The Hooters, who burst onto the Philadelphia music scene in 1980, with their unique blend of ska, reggae and rock. With their fellow band-mates, Rob (vocals, keyboards) and Eric (vocals, guitar) led the group to Platinum status with “Nervous Night”, their debut on Columbia Records in 1985. The album included hits such as... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom D-E 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:45pm

Get In and Get Out: Master Session with Michael Abels
Get Out, the directorial debut of comedian Jordan Peele, has been the talk of the entertainment world since its explosive opening. The politically charged, meticulously crafted psychological thriller has brought in over $150 million and garnered widespread critical acclaim from movie buffs and film critics alike. Already a respected name in the classical music world, composer Michael Abels created his first major score for Get Out, and what a way to enter the world of film music! Join us as Michael discusses his transition into film scoring, creating and alleviating tension through music, and the film’s unique reception as a new kind of social commentary. The circumstances of this film and its story are singularly extraordinary; don’t miss gaining insight into a film music success story.

Moderators
avatar for Melinda Newman

Melinda Newman

Journalist
Melinda Newman has covered culture and entertainment for more than 20 years for Billboard, Rolling Stone, Forbes, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Variety, Christian Science Monitor, and Entrepreneur, among others. She has reported from Mali, Peru, Lebanon, Poland, and other corners of the world, but her favorite location is in the front of the pit at a Bruce Springsteen concert.

Panelists
avatar for Michael Abels

Michael Abels

Composer
Michael Abels is an African-American composer known for his orchestra works Global Warming, Delights & Dances, and Urban Legend, and choral pieces such as Be The Change and Limitless. With a “keen ear for musical color and a deft ability to adapt structural elements from popular music into the symphonic idiom” (Houston Chronicle), Michael Abels has gained widespread recognition for his orchestral music. Global Warming and Delights... Read More →


Saturday April 15, 2017 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

1:45pm

Sound Engineering For Music Creators
The ideas are flowing, the momentum is strong and it’s time to record! The question is, to go big studio or DIY? To write in in studio as you go or to record finished, polished material? The experts from Sennheiser are here to discuss the studio experience, the DIY process, and the opportunities and pitfalls that come with both. Get the low down on that smooth sound with our panel of pros.



Saturday April 15, 2017 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom A-B-C 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:45pm

Word Up: Turning Lyrics into Hits
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

3:00pm

3:00pm

PMC Presents: Maor Appelbaum
ASCAP Educator and Mastering engineer Maor (Faith no More, Limp Bizkit, YES, Spultura) will tell you how to optimize your mixes to sound great on the radio and online,as well as working with the current music styles and reviving the vintage tones.

Saturday April 15, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Nichols

3:00pm

Proper Microphone Technique with Neumann

Join Neumann staff for seminars on proper microphone technique.  How you position yourself compared to the microphone makes a huge difference in the quality of your audio.  You'll also learn about all the different "voices" that Neumann microphones have and why it matters.



Saturday April 15, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:00pm

RSPE Audio Gear Showcase - Explore and Save on Gear from the Top Pro Audio Brands

Visit the RSPE Gear Showcase and take advantage of exclusive ASCAP EXPO only discounts from the top brands in pro audio. Since 1991, RSPE Audio Solutions has been the destination for audio profes- sionals, o ering competitive pricing, expert service, and the best purchasing experience available anywhere. Whether you’re just getting started or a working professional, RSPE can provide you with great gear at excellent prices for your home or commercial studio. 


Saturday April 15, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Solano

3:30pm

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, drop your card at a sponsor table and your registration bag ticket at the ASCAP Room, then show up at the Dolby Ballroom on Saturday at 3:30 to 3:45 to find out if you’ve won. You don’t have to be in the room to win, but why not be there to collect your prize in person?

Saturday April 15, 2017 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Dolby Ballroom 1-2-3 5th Floor

3:45pm

Higher Ground: A Keynote Interview and Award Presentation with Stevie Wonder
Since the age of 12, when he scored his first #1 hit, “Fingertips,” as a child prodigy, Stevie Wonder has created a phenomenal life in music. From his pioneering Motown era in the ‘60s to his ambitious, socially-conscious music of the ‘70s to his chart-topping success in the ‘80s and beyond, Wonder has written one monumental song after another: “Superstition,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” “Isn’t She Lovely,” “Sir Duke,” “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” “My Cherie Amour,” “Higher Ground,” “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing,” “For Once In My Life,” “Living for the City,” “I Just Called to Say I Love You,” “Master Blaster (Jammin’)” and so many more. He has recorded more than 30 US top ten hits, received 25 Grammy Awards and sold more than 100 million records worldwide. His talents as a singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist are legendary, inspiring music creators for decades. By combining those gifts with his mission as an activist, philanthropist and humanitarian, he has made a profound social impact on the lives of millions of people around the world. Don’t miss this opportunity to get unprecedented insight into the mind and spirit of a true musical genius. At this session, ASCAP President Paul Williams will present Wonder with the inaugural ASCAP Key of Life Award, honoring him for his incredible musical legacy. In the future, the award will be presented to songwriters and composers who best exemplify Wonder’s legacy through their commitment to the art form he has elevated through his talent, dedication and unparalleled heart.

Panelists
avatar for Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe

Wondaland Arts Society/Bad Boy Records/Atlantic, Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Producer, Actress
"Janelle Monáe (Wondaland Arts Society/Bad Boy Records/Atlantic) – Janelle Monáe is a Multi-Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, performer, producer, singer and CoverGirl spokesperson known for her unique style and groundbreaking sound. Immersed in the performing arts at a young age, she founded her record label the Wondaland Arts Society releasing the EP "Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase)." In 2010... Read More →
avatar for Paul Williams

Paul Williams

President, ASCAP
Paul Williams is one of the most beloved and respected music creators in the world. An Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning Hall of Fame songwriter, his songs, from “We’ve Only Just Begun” and “Rainy Days and Mondays” to “An Old Fashioned Love Song” and “The Rainbow Connection,” have touched millions of people for generations. As President and Chairman of ASCAP, he is also a leading... Read More →
avatar for Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Producer
American singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, Stevie Wonder is one of the most celebrated and prominent figures in popular music who, at the age of 13, was the youngest recording artist to have achieved a #1 single with “Fingertips, Part 2”, and subsequently the first to simultaneously reach #1 on Billboard's Hot 100, R&B Singles and Album Charts. To date he has amassed 49 Top Forty singles, 32 #1 singles and worldwide... Read More →


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