ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) will stage its fourth annual ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo in Los Angeles at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel from April 23-25, 2009. Top songwriters, composers, producers and industry professionals will come together to share their knowledge and expertise on a broad range of topics of great importance to today's music creators.
ASCAP's "I Create Music" Expo covers all genres of music and includes panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes, one-on-one sessions, song critiquing, networking events, product displays, state-of-the-art technology demonstrations, performances, and more.
"At the heart of the Expo is a true spirit of community among the most successful songwriters, composers and industry experts and those just starting out," says Marilyn Bergman, ASCAP president and chairman. "The Expo continues to grow because it offers a unique experience to those who are serious about their careers. Participants connect face to face with music creators and industry leaders, and leave with tools they can put to use in today's music world."
Panelists and performers for the 2009 ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo will be announced in the coming months. Past events have attracted some of the biggest names in music, both on the creative and business side, with headliner interviews featuring Bon Jovi, Jackson Browne, Steve Miller, Tom Petty and Randy Newman.
Early bird pricing and registration opens on November 3, 2008. For more information, visit www.ascap.com/expo.