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Wednesday, April 18
 

7:30pm PDT

Pre-EXPO Networking Reception (Presented by Hard Rock Cafe)

Come meet your fellow EXPO attendees at this networking event the night before the ASCAP EXPO begins. Your EXPO badge is required for admittance, so be sure to pick up your badge at the ASCAP Registration desk on the Mezzanine Level of the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel prior to the party! Complimentary appetizers for the first 250 people.



Wednesday April 18, 2012 7:30pm - 10:00pm PDT
Hard Rock Cafe 6801 Hollywood Boulevard
 
Thursday, April 19
 

9:45am PDT

ASCAP's General Annual Membership Meeting and EXPO Kick-Off

As the world's leading performing rights organization and strongest advocate for music creators, ASCAP is at the center of the sweeping changes affecting the music industry. You don't want to miss this opening session, in which ASCAP's President and Chairman Paul Williams, ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento and ASCAP Executive Vice President of Membership Randy Grimmett will provide an update on the "state of the union" of ASCAP, the choices you have for future career success and making the most of your EXPO experience. You’ll get a deeper understanding of what ASCAP is doing on your behalf, and how ASCAP’s role fits into the wider music industry climate.


Panelists
avatar for John LoFrumento (ASCAP)

John LoFrumento (ASCAP)

Chief Executive Officer - ASCAP
avatar for Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

EVP, Membership - ASCAP
avatar for Paul Williams

Paul Williams

 Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning Hall of Fame songwriter and President & Chairman of the Board of ASCAP. Williams' career in music really began in 1967 when his acting career stalled, proof once again that 'No' is often a gift. He began writing for his... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am PDT
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

10:45am PDT

ASCAP Members: Videotape a Message for Congress About Your Life as a Music Creator
For close to a century, ASCAP has been a leader in advocacy and grassroots efforts focused on protecting the rights of music creators. We had a great response to last year’s video initiative, designed to inform and educate key Washington policy makers and legislators about the issues that affect the music community. As a follow up, we are once more looking to capture testimonials from ASCAP members and fellow music creators at this year’s EXPO. If you would like to have your voice heard by your respective Members of Congress and others, please stop by Room #325 to take part in a brief video interview and articulate what being a music creator means to you!


Thursday April 19, 2012 10:45am - 11:30am PDT
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators

10:55am PDT

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Take Your Virtual Studio Technologies Live
Join us in the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge for a comprehensive demonstration on performing your music live with reliable and powerful Dell series touch screen products using Music OS by Open Labs.


Thursday April 19, 2012 10:55am - 11:25am PDT
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

10:55am PDT

Harry Fox Agency: Licensing for Cover Songs

Are you releasing a cover song? Wondering if you need a license? Confused as to how to get one? Getting a license means supporting your fellow artists and the music community at large! Join Harry Fox Agency's John Raso as he explains the how, what and why of obtaining a license for a cover song and shows how easy (and economical) it is to get one using Songfile, HFA's online licensing tool.



Thursday April 19, 2012 10:55am - 11:25am PDT
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

10:55am PDT

West L.A. Presents: Fretlight Guitar Demonstration

The Fretlight is a real guitar with a built in learning system that places fingering information where you need it most, right at your fingertips. Use Fretlight Studio to audition and explore new scales, improvise over 100 different backing tracks in your choice of key and scale. Light up Tablature directly to the Fretlight guitar using industry standard GuitarPro 6 software. Create, edit and play back your own scores or download GP6 tablature from many online sources. The Fretlight is the ultimate learning and creativity tool for the guitar.



Thursday April 19, 2012 10:55am - 11:25am PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:55pm PDT

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Meet Morris Hayes - Keyboardist/Musical Director for Prince
Meet longtime Open labs artist Morris Hayes for a discussion on Music OS by Open Labs, performing live with VSTs and music creation on Dell's touch screen products.

Panelists
avatar for Morris Hayes

Morris Hayes

Morris Hayes is a keyboardist, songwriter, producer and visual artist (drawing and painting). Morris has worked or performed with: Prince, Maceo Parker & The MPB, Larry Graham, Mazarati, Chaka Khan, Elton John, Babyface, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Shelia E., Carlos Santana, Lenny... Read More →



Thursday April 19, 2012 12:55pm - 1:55pm PDT
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

12:55pm PDT

Steinberg: An In-Depth Look at System Solutions for Composing & Music Production

Learn how to maximize the composing and producing power of Cubase 6.5. Advanced multitrack editing tools, lush virtual instruments, an unrivaled take-comping system and a revolutionary approach to MIDI form the centerpiece of this next-generation production environment. Crucial to any System Solution is the perfect integration of software and hardware. Hear the pristine sonic quality of the UR Series audio interfaces that boast high-resolution analog and digital I/O, DSP FX alongside the widely acclaimed D-Pre mic preamps and experience the flexibility of the modular CMC Series USB controllers, six unique controllers designed to give you the fastest and most flexible way to control your session. System Solutions from Steinberg are unparalleled in the world of music and audio recording! Kevin Doucette (A.R. Rahman, Berklee College-Film Composing) and Brian McGovern (Steinberg NA Product Demonstrator) will conduct this informative session.



Thursday April 19, 2012 12:55pm - 1:55pm PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:55pm PDT

ASCAP Members: Videotape a Message for Congress About Your Life as a Music Creator
For close to a century, ASCAP has been a leader in advocacy and grassroots efforts focused on protecting the rights of music creators. We had a great response to last year’s video initiative, designed to inform and educate key Washington policy makers and legislators about the issues that affect the music community. As a follow up, we are once more looking to capture testimonials from ASCAP members and fellow music creators at this year’s EXPO. If you would like to have your voice heard by your respective Members of Congress and others, please stop by Room #325 to take part in a brief video interview and articulate what being a music creator means to you!


Thursday April 19, 2012 4:55pm - 5:25pm PDT
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators

4:55pm PDT

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Hands on Music Creation
Join us in the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge for a comprehensive demonstration on performing your music live with reliable and powerful Dell series touch screen products using Music OS by Open Labs.


Thursday April 19, 2012 4:55pm - 5:25pm PDT
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

4:55pm PDT

Yamaha: DTX Showcase

What do top drummers Kenny Aronoff, John Blackwell, Carter Beauford, Thomas Pridgen, Ray Luzier and Alan White have in common? They each play different styles of music on different acoustic drums, but they all agree the Yamaha DTX-PADs come closer to the dynamic response and feel of a real drum than any other e-drum on the market. Come see and play the new DTX kits and talk to DTX artist relations manager and Hal Leonard author, Bob Terry, about the benefits of adding electric drum kits to your live show.


Thursday April 19, 2012 4:55pm - 5:25pm PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)
 
Friday, April 20
 

11:10am PDT

ASCAP Members: Videotape a Message for Congress About Your Life as a Music Creator
For close to a century, ASCAP has been a leader in advocacy and grassroots efforts focused on protecting the rights of music creators. We had a great response to last year’s video initiative, designed to inform and educate key Washington policy makers and legislators about the issues that affect the music community. As a follow up, we are once more looking to capture testimonials from ASCAP members and fellow music creators at this year’s EXPO. If you would like to have your voice heard by your respective Members of Congress and others, please stop by Room #325 to take part in a brief video interview and articulate what being a music creator means to you!

Friday April 20, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am PDT
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators

11:10am PDT

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Open Floor / Laptop Bar Demos
Join us in the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge and get hands on with Music OS at the laptop bar featuring an amazing line of touch screen laptops, including Latitude and Spider.


Friday April 20, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am PDT
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

11:10am PDT

Line 6: Stage - A Revolution

Line 6 is proud to present a powerful new ecosystem of innovative live sound solutions—from the world’s first smart mixing system and most versatile speakers, to the fourth generation of the acclaimed Line 6 digital wireless platform. Designed to work together as an integrated system, the new StageScape™ M20d digital mixer, StageSource™ series loudspeakers and XD-V digital wireless microphone family represent the future of live sound.


Friday April 20, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am PDT
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am PDT

Steinberg: Advanced Integration System Solutions for Composing & Music Production

Learn how to maximize the composing and producing power of Cubase 6.5. Advanced multitrack editing tools, lush virtual instruments, an unrivaled take-comping system and a revolutionary approach to MIDI form the centerpiece of this next-generation production environment.  Crucial to any System Solution is the perfect integration of software and hardware. Hear the pristine sonic quality of the UR Series audio interfaces that boast high-resolution analog and digital I/O, DSP FX alongside the widely acclaimed D-Pre mic preamps and experience the flexibility of the modular CMC Series USB controllers, six unique controllers designed to give you the fastest and most flexible way to control your session. System Solutions from Steinberg are unparalleled in the world of music and audio recording! Special guest Allen Morgan, a remix engineer and producer who has worked with Taylor Swift, N.I.N, Sony Records and MCA Nashville, will join the session.



Friday April 20, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm PDT

ASCAP Members: Videotape a Message for Congress About Your Life as a Music Creator
For close to a century, ASCAP has been a leader in advocacy and grassroots efforts focused on protecting the rights of music creators. We had a great response to last year’s video initiative, designed to inform and educate key Washington policy makers and legislators about the issues that affect the music community. As a follow up, we are once more looking to capture testimonials from ASCAP members and fellow music creators at this year’s EXPO. If you would like to have your voice heard by your respective Members of Congress and others, please stop by Room #325 to take part in a brief video interview and articulate what being a music creator means to you!

Friday April 20, 2012 1:10pm - 2:25pm PDT
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators

1:10pm PDT

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Meet Morris Hayes; Keyboardist/Musical Director for Prince
Meet longtime Open labs artist Morris Hayes for a discussion on Music OS by Open Labs, performing live with VSTs and music creation on Dell's touch screen products.

Panelists
avatar for Morris Hayes

Morris Hayes

Morris Hayes is a keyboardist, songwriter, producer and visual artist (drawing and painting). Morris has worked or performed with: Prince, Maceo Parker & The MPB, Larry Graham, Mazarati, Chaka Khan, Elton John, Babyface, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Shelia E., Carlos Santana, Lenny... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 1:10pm - 2:25pm PDT
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

1:10pm PDT

Propellerhead: Come See What's New in Reason and Line 6

Propellerhead Software shows you the newest features in their songwriting and music production software, Reason. You can also check out their award winning audio interface, Balance. Balance's sleek design is a perfect representation of its easy-to-use, artist-friendly capabilities. Line 6 will also be on hand showcasing their latest gear! LA-based band Standing Shadows will be dropping by to demo how they use Reason and Balance to create and record their sound!


Friday April 20, 2012 1:10pm - 2:25pm PDT
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm PDT

Yamaha: Motif XF 10th Anniversary Showcase

Since its 2001 introduction, the Motif synth/workstation has found wide use in a variety of applications ranging from music production to live performance. To celebrate the Motif 10th anniversary, we are offering a special Anniversary Pack with the purchase of a Motif XF. The Anniversary Pack includes over $800 worth of software and hardware including the Mark V Chick Corea library, developed by Chick himself. Come hear special demos created by Chick and play the same sound he used in the Return to Forever tour. Product specialists will be on hand to explain all the power in the top selling workstation in the US.


Friday April 20, 2012 1:10pm - 2:25pm PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm PDT

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Control Your DAW / VSTs with Touch-Edit
Join us in the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge for a demonstration of how you can control your Digital Audio Workstation with Open Labs' Music OS Live controls on Dell's touch screen products.


Friday April 20, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm PDT
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

3:55pm PDT

Propellerhead: Come See What's New in Reason and Line 6

Propellerhead Software shows you the newest features in their songwriting and music production software, Reason. You can also check out their award winning audio interface, Balance. Balance's sleek design is a perfect representation of its easy-to-use, artist-friendly capabilities. Line 6 will also be on hand showcasing their latest gear! LA-based band Standing Shadows will be dropping by to demo how they use Reason and Balance to create and record their sound!



Friday April 20, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm PDT
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm PDT

West L.A. Presents: Fretlight Guitar Demonstration

The Fretlight is a real guitar with a built in learning system that places fingering information where you need it most, right at your fingertips. Use Fretlight Studio to audition and explore new scales, improvise over 100 different backing tracks in your choice of key and scale. Light up Tablature directly to the Fretlight guitar using industry standard GuitarPro 6 software. Create, edit and play back your own scores or download GP6 tablature from many online sources. The Fretlight is the ultimate learning and creativity tool for the guitar.



Friday April 20, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

8:00pm PDT

ASCAP EXPO Attendee Showcase (with support from West L.A. Music)

ASCAP proudly presents our annual Attendee Showcase. The lineup represents a diverse group of EXPO registrants, all of whom were hand picked from a pool of submissions by our panel of music industry experts. Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet your fellow ASCAP members while listening to some great music from independent songwriters! On tap to host and perform is ASCAP member Eric Bazilian (member of The Hooters, writer of Joan Osborne’s “One of Us”), who will entertain the audience between acts, and will be joined by Hawaiian artist Makana.


Panelists
avatar for Eric Bazilian

Eric Bazilian

 Eric Bazilian, along with Rob Hyman, co-founded the Hooters in 1980. With a total of six albums, the Hooters achieved worldwide superstar status throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s. Securing his status as a songwriting architect of the highest degree, Eric composed, produced and performed... Read More →
avatar for Gordon Chambers

Gordon Chambers

 After amassing an impressive collection of prestigious awards and penning hit songs for some of R&B’s most iconic legends, esteemed Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Gordon Chambers had another exciting milestone in his career as a recording artist with the release of his... Read More →
avatar for Makana

Makana

Born and raised in Hawai’i, Makana is an internationally acclaimed Slack Key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world. He is considered the youngest authority on his art form and recognized as one of the top guitarists... Read More →



Friday April 20, 2012 8:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)
 
Saturday, April 21
 

9:45am PDT

Copyright of Way: How Policy Is Shaping the Future of Music

As the music landscape continues to undergo dramatic changes, it’s more important than ever to understand the policy issues that affect you and your livelihood. ASCAP President Paul Williams is a veteran of numerous trips to Washington D.C. on behalf of ASCAP members. In this informative forum, Williams will speak with U.S. Congressman Howard Berman of Los Angeles and Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement John Morton - two of Washington’s most prominent advocates for effective copyright protection - about what they’re doing to protect your intellectual property rights. Joined by ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento, they will discuss legislative, law enforcement, international and other recent policy developments that involve the creative community, and what you can do to get involved.


Panelists
avatar for John LoFrumento (ASCAP)

John LoFrumento (ASCAP)

Chief Executive Officer - ASCAP
avatar for Howard L. Berman, U.S. Rep. (D-CA)

Howard L. Berman, U.S. Rep. (D-CA)

Born in Los Angeles, CA, Howard L. Berman attended U.C.L.A., where he received his B.A. in 1962 and his LL.B. in 1965. After graduating from law school, Berman began his career in public service with a year's work as a VISTA volunteer. From 1967 until 1973, he practiced law in Los... Read More →
avatar for John Morton

John Morton

John Morton was unanimously confirmed as the Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by the U.S. Senate on May 12, 2009. ICE is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the second largest investigative agency in the federal government... Read More →
avatar for Paul Williams

Paul Williams

 Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning Hall of Fame songwriter and President & Chairman of the Board of ASCAP. Williams' career in music really began in 1967 when his acting career stalled, proof once again that 'No' is often a gift. He began writing for his... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Songwriter, Actor – “Evergreen,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “The Rainbow Connection”President and Chairman of the Board - ASCAP   Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning Hall of Fame songwriter and President & Chairman... Read More →

Saturday April 21, 2012 9:45am - 11:00am PDT
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

11:10am PDT

ASCAP Members: Videotape a Message for Congress About Your Life as a Music Creator
For close to a century, ASCAP has been a leader in advocacy and grassroots efforts focused on protecting the rights of music creators. We had a great response to last year’s video initiative, designed to inform and educate key Washington policy makers and legislators about the issues that affect the music community. As a follow up, we are once more looking to capture testimonials from ASCAP members and fellow music creators at this year’s EXPO. If you would like to have your voice heard by your respective Members of Congress and others, please stop by Room #325 to take part in a brief video interview and articulate what being a music creator means to you!


Saturday April 21, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am PDT
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators

11:10am PDT

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Music Creation in Music OS
Join us in the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge for an inspiring demo on how easy music creation can be on Dell's touch screen laptop and all-in-one computers with Music OS.

Saturday April 21, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am PDT
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

11:10am PDT

Yamaha: A Series Guitars Including the Guitalele

Yamaha created the A Series to be the ultimate performance-level, bang-for-your-buck guitars, built with our legendary excellence. Come see why for both stage and studio the A Series acoustic electric guitar is going to make recording and performing easier. You can also demo the new revolutionary THR amps and the Yamaha GL1 Guitalele, now officially available for the first time in the USA! Half guitar / half ukelele - 100% FUN!



Saturday April 21, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm PDT

ASCAP Members: Videotape a Message for Congress About Your Life as a Music Creator
For close to a century, ASCAP has been a leader in advocacy and grassroots efforts focused on protecting the rights of music creators. We had a great response to last year’s video initiative, designed to inform and educate key Washington policy makers and legislators about the issues that affect the music community. As a follow up, we are once more looking to capture testimonials from ASCAP members and fellow music creators at this year’s EXPO. If you would like to have your voice heard by your respective Members of Congress and others, please stop by Room #325 to take part in a brief video interview and articulate what being a music creator means to you!


Saturday April 21, 2012 1:10pm - 2:10pm PDT
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators

1:10pm PDT

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Music OS Overview
Join us in the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge for an inspiring demo of all the unique features of Music OS on Dell's touch screen laptops and all-in-one workstations. Music creation and performance has never been easier.

Saturday April 21, 2012 1:10pm - 2:10pm PDT
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

1:10pm PDT

SoundExchange: What It Is, Why It Pays, and How to Get Your Share

SoundExchange will explain how registering (for free!) with them can earn you royalties for plays on satellite radio, Internet radio, cable TV music channels and other services that stream sound recordings. SoundExchange is a non-profit, and an important source of revenue for all artists (big and small) and labels (indie and major): they've distributed over $900 million to artists and labels so far. But thousands of artist and labels don't know they need to register, and millions in royalties haven't yet been claimed. Interactive and question-driven, this workshop will also cover need-to-know info on copyright, licensing, metadata, and legislation that will affect your career.


Saturday April 21, 2012 1:10pm - 2:10pm PDT
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm PDT

West L.A. Presents: Fretlight Guitar Demonstration

The Fretlight is a real guitar with a built in learning system that places fingering information where you need it most, right at your fingertips. Use Fretlight Studio to audition and explore new scales, improvise over 100 different backing tracks in your choice of key and scale. Light up Tablature directly to the Fretlight guitar using industry standard GuitarPro 6 software. Create, edit and play back your own scores or download GP6 tablature from many online sources. The Fretlight is the ultimate learning and creativity tool for the guitar.


Saturday April 21, 2012 1:10pm - 2:10pm PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:15pm PDT

Nuts and Bolts of the Music Business

Talent is only half the equation in a successful music career. You also need a solid grounding in the “business” part of the music business. Noted attorney Donald S. Passman has helped his clients navigate the industry’s choppy waters for over 30 years, and his book All You Need to Know About the Music Business remains an essential guide to understanding the biz. Passman will offer an accessible overview of how the music industry operates like only he can, from record deals to the digital sphere and everything in between. Whether you’re a total music biz newbie or just need a refresher course, this panel is for you.


Panelists
avatar for Don Passman, Esq.

Don Passman, Esq.

 One of America's top entertainment attorneys, Don Passman practices law with the Los Angeles-based firm of Gang, Tyre, Ramer, and Brown, Inc. Having specialized in the music business intensively for over 20 years, his clients include major entertainers, publishers, record companies... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2012 2:15pm - 3:30pm PDT
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

3:40pm PDT

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Take Your Virtual Studio Technologies Live
Join us in the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge for a comprehensive demonstration on performing your music live with reliable and powerful Dell series touch screen products using Music OS by Open Labs.

Saturday April 21, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

3:40pm PDT

Steinberg: An In-Depth Look at System Solutions for Composing & Music Production

Learn how to maximize the composing and producing power of Cubase 6.5. Advanced multitrack editing tools, lush virtual instruments, an unrivaled take-comping system and a revolutionary approach to MIDI form the centerpiece of this next-generation production environment. Crucial to any System Solution is the perfect integration of software and hardware. Hear the pristine sonic quality of the UR Series audio interfaces that boast high-resolution analog and digital I/O, DSP FX alongside the widely acclaimed D-Pre mic preamps and experience the flexibility of the modular CMC Series USB controllers, six unique controllers designed to give you the fastest and most flexible way to control your session. System Solutions from Steinberg are unparalleled in the world of music and audio recording! Kevin Doucette (A.R. Rahman, Berklee College-Film Composing) and Brian McGovern (Steinberg NA Product Demonstrator) will conduct this informative session.


Saturday April 21, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:15pm PDT

The Writers Jam

This group represents some of modern music’s most successful songwriters and performers from across the musical spectrum. In a fun, stripped-down, in-the-round setting, they will share the fascinating stories behind the creation of their best-loved and chart-topping songs and will perform them live. Feel free to sing along!


Panelists
avatar for Jonny Lang

Jonny Lang

 Jonny Lang started playing the guitar at the age of 12 after his father took him to see the Bad Medicine Blues Band, one of the few blues bands in Fargo, ND. Lang soon started taking guitar lessons from Ted Larsen – the Bad Medicine Blues Band's guitar player – and several months... Read More →
avatar for Hillary Lindsey

Hillary Lindsey

 One of the most successful young songwriters in contemporary music, Nashville-based Hillary Lindsey possesses a gift for telling the unvarnished truth, expressing honest emotion and getting to the heart of the human condition. Her intelligence, observant eye and acute compassion... Read More →
avatar for Priscilla Renea

Priscilla Renea

 A short time ago, from her bedroom in Vero Beach, Florida timidly recording the first strains of “I Fell In Love” on YouTube, Priscilla Renea couldn’t possibly expect the zealous support she now enjoys as songwriter and artist. “I started writing my own songs because there... Read More →
avatar for Lindy Robbins

Lindy Robbins

 Lindy Robbins is a multi platinum selling award winning songwriter. Current releases include the # 1 Hot Chelle Rae radio single “Tonight, Tonight,” Jason Derulo's top 10 single “It Girl,” Demi Lovato's acclaimed #1 iTunes single “Skyscraper,” “I Like it Like That... Read More →

Moderator

Saturday April 21, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm PDT
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor
 
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