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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

7:45pm PDT

Evening Performances at the Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge

Join us at night at the Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge (1st floor) and enjoy live performances from songwriters. Check the hotel lobby area for details.


Wednesday April 18, 2012 7:45pm - Thursday April 19, 2012 12:00am PDT
Hotel Lobby Lounge Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge (1st Floor)
 
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

KDJ-One by CyberStep: Create Music on the Go

The new KDJ-ONE packs all the functionality of a modern DAW into a compact, multi-touch screen smartbook. Features include an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, multitrack audio editing, and high precision rhythmic force feedback. ACIDized WAV support and remote VST control ensure that your on-the-go KDJ-ONE creations will mesh perfectly with your existing production setup back home.



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

10:55am PDT

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Producers Sessions - Maor Appelbaum: Mastering the Next Generation

Maor Appelbaum: Mastering the Next Generation
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.


Thursday April 19, 2012 10:55am - 11:25am PDT
Nichols 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)

11:30am PDT

Getting Your Music Licensed in Film, TV and Beyond (Presented by the Guild of Music Supervisors)

The last decade has seen an explosion of independent music used in film, TV and new media projects. Syncing your music to picture is undoubtedly a lucrative income stream and a great promotional tool, but for many music creators, the paths to licensing success are unclear. How do you get your music from point A to point B? Who are the creative gatekeepers?  What are they looking for? What new licensing opportunities are there in internet programming, and how do you make money in that arena? Our distinguished panel of music supervisors and licensing experts will answer these questions and many more.


Panelists
avatar for Andrea von Foerster

Andrea von Foerster

Andrea von Foerster was born in the West Midlands in England and grew up in various parts of the U.K., Indiana and Southern California.  She got her start in the music business while attending the University of Southern California.  Andrea started working at Buena Vista Motion Pictures... Read More →
avatar for Anna Granucci

Anna Granucci

 Anna Granucci began her journey with live theatre. She is professionally trained in both acting and directing in England and the US where she graduated from the MFA program at the Yale School of Drama. Anna’s potent theatrical background informs her music tastes and decisions... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan McHugh

Jonathan McHugh

 Jonathan McHugh has spent more than 25 years in the music, film & TV business as a producer and music supervisor. As founder of Song Stew Entertainment – an independent film/TV production, music supervision and marketing company – he is currently co-producing the upcoming film... Read More →
avatar for Janine Scalise

Janine Scalise

 Janine Scalise has taken a lifetime’s passion for music, coupled with a strong affinity for business, then applied it to creating a music department within the business and legal affairs unit of Starz Entertainment, one of the fastest growing entertainment companies. In her nearly... Read More →
avatar for Jojo Villanueva

Jojo Villanueva

Jojo Villanueva is known to be one of the most active and productive music supervisors in the Film & TV Music community. As a music supervisor for Format Entertainment, he has been fundamental in the growth of this distinguished full-service music firm. Working with a broad range... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Jonathan McHugh

Jonathan McHugh

 Jonathan McHugh has spent more than 25 years in the music, film & TV business as a producer and music supervisor. As founder of Song Stew Entertainment – an independent film/TV production, music supervision and marketing company – he is currently co-producing the upcoming film... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 11:30am - 12:45pm PDT
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

11:30am PDT

Life Is a Highway: Making the Most from Touring (Presented by Creative Allies)

Playing live remains a vital way of getting your music to the masses. But just like every part of your music career, there’s plenty of practical knowledge to pick up and potential pitfalls to avoid on your path to touring success. Our panel of live music industry pros and touring artists will share the secrets of the art and business of touring, from the importance of merch to dealing with promoters to tour van etiquette.


Panelists
avatar for Nick Zammuto (The Books)

Nick Zammuto (The Books)

 Nick Zammuto, well known for his experimental folktronica outfit The Books, currently lives and works in Vermont.  Since the retirement of The Books in 2011, Nick has founded a new four piece band simply called Zammuto. The new band is releasing their first LP this Spring on... Read More →
avatar for Neal Casal

Neal Casal

 Neal Casal is a revered singer, songwriter and guitarist who's just released his tenth studio album, Sweeten The Distance. Neal also plays lead guitar in The Chris Robinson Brotherhood and spent six years with Ryan Adams and The Cardinals. 
LG

Liz Garo

Talent Buyer - Echo, Echoplex, Spaceland Productions
avatar for Greg Lucas

Greg Lucas

 Greg is the co-founder of Creative Allies and spearheads partnerships, investment, sales and business development. Before joining Creative Allies, Greg was a Vice President at Music + Art Management representing DJ Spooky, King Britt, Vijay Iyer and others. In 2004, he served as... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller

 Jeff Miller has been writing about music for over a decade, for publications as noted (and varied), as Billboard, the Los Angeles Times, Esquire.com, and Maxim. He's also the lead guitarist for the world's first indie-rock tribute band, Black Crystal Wolf Kids, and is the Senior... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller

 Jeff Miller has been writing about music for over a decade, for publications as noted (and varied), as Billboard, the Los Angeles Times, Esquire.com, and Maxim. He's also the lead guitarist for the world's first indie-rock tribute band, Black Crystal Wolf Kids, and is the Senior... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 11:30am - 12:45pm PDT
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:30am PDT

The Gospel Truth

Gospel music has extended its rich history into a massive presence in modern music. This panel of gospel messengers will offer their thoughts on the creative, financial and spiritual aspects of forging a career in gospel music. If you’re curious about how to build a sustainable career fusing faith and music, this is the panel for you!


Panelists
avatar for Warryn Campbell

Warryn Campbell

 Warryn 'Baby Dubb' Campbell is a music visionary, executive and leading producer of R&B, gospel and hip-hop music. Campbell's mastery to create chart-topping hits across a multitude of genres has made him critically acclaimed as one of the most prolific record producers of our time... Read More →
avatar for Andraé Crouch

Andraé Crouch

 Andraé Crouch is an award-winning gospel musician, recording artist, songwriter, arranger, and producer. Called the “the father of the modern gospel,” he was a key figure in the Christian Music movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and expanded gospel music to include elements of... Read More →
avatar for James Fortune

James Fortune

Songwriter, Artist - "You Survived," "I Trust You"

Moderator

Thursday April 19, 2012 11:30am - 12:45pm PDT
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

12:55pm PDT

ClubCreate: A Remix Platform and Community

ClubCreate will demo its Remix Studio to artists and musicians to show how to monetize their content on the ClubCreate platform. ClubCreate will also provide free studios to any artist or band who signs up at the EXPO as well as partner with DJ's and Producers to sell loops and samples to the growing ClubCreate community of creators.


Thursday April 19, 2012 12:55pm - 1:55pm PDT
Runyon 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

KDJ-One by CyberStep: A Whole New Kind of Synthesizer

The KDJ-ONE packs everything you need to produce music into a portable CD case sized 126x150x27mm unit, making it the world's first fully mobile DAW. Features include a powerful synthesizer, drum machine, and support for ACIDized WAV audio tracks. Control is unique and intuitive, involving a combination of buttons, a jog dial, and a multi-touch screen. The KDJ-ONE can also be used as a VST instrument, or as a controller for other DAW software.


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

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)

12:55pm PDT

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Composers Sessions - Trevor Morris: How to Become Immortal in Scoring

Trevor Morris: How to Become Immortal in Scoring
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.


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

2:00pm PDT

“We Create Music”

These leading songwriters and composers hail from all different points on the musical spectrum. Yet whether they made their name through writing smash radio singles, the score to a major box office hit or a Tony-winning musical, they have all faced challenges, overcome obstacles, made sacrifices, experienced breakthroughs and reaped rewards as they built real lives in music. Discover the common threads that connect all music creators together and gain valuable insight from these artists, who will share the unvarnished truth behind their success.


Panelists
avatar for Ron Fair

Ron Fair

 In his 30 years as a major-label executive, Ron Fair championed the Black Eyed Peas to 17 million albums, 4 number-ones and multiple-Grammy-wins, discovered and produced 7 number-one R&B hits for vocalist Keyshia Cole; guided and produced Vanessa Carlton to a Grammy-nominated... Read More →
avatar for Brett James

Brett James

From Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts, to Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson, Rihanna, and Leona Lewis, Brett James has had more than 300 of his songs recorded by some of the biggest artists in the world over the past decade. His songs... Read More →
avatar for Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda

 Lin-Manuel Miranda is the Tony-winning composer-lyricist of Broadway's In the Heights. In the Heights received four 2008 Tony Awards (including Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography and Best Musical), with Lin-Manuel receiving a Tony Award for Best Score, as well as a nomination... Read More →
avatar for Monica

Monica

 Grammy Award-winning and 20-million-plus selling recording artist, actress and entrepreneur, Monica, remains a female force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry. With her debut singles, “Don’t Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)” and “Before You Walk Out... Read More →
avatar for Heitor Pereira

Heitor Pereira

 Brazil-born Heitor Pereira started his music career as a guitarist for artists such as Simply Red, Sergio Mendes, Rod Stewart, and Jack Johnson among others. He came upon film scoring when he was brought in as a songwriter for the film, As Good As It Gets, where he found that his... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Tedder

Ryan Tedder

 As the front man of OneRepublic, and as a songwriter outside of the group, Ryan Tedder has penned record-breaking hits. A remix by Timbaland made OneRepublic’s “Apologize” a surprise smash, and Ryan saw another of his songs from the group’s debut album, “Stop and Stare... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Ron Fair

Ron Fair

 In his 30 years as a major-label executive, Ron Fair championed the Black Eyed Peas to 17 million albums, 4 number-ones and multiple-Grammy-wins, discovered and produced 7 number-one R&B hits for vocalist Keyshia Cole; guided and produced Vanessa Carlton to a Grammy-nominated... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 2:00pm - 3:15pm PDT
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

3:30pm PDT

The Digital Frontier: New Ways to Market Your Music and Engage Your Fans

In this “always online” world, the barriers to growing your career have been replaced with a host of new tools to reach fans all over the globe. With this great freedom comes a great responsibility: musicians now have to put down their instruments and put on their marketing and business hats to have success. These leaders from both the business and creative sides of music will provide practical advice on how to make the most of new marketing platforms, distribute your recordings, build loyal fans through social networks and monetize your music along the way.


Panelists
avatar for Jared Leto

Jared Leto

 Jared Leto enjoys long hikes and vegan ice cream. When he's not on tour, he's based nowhere, since he's always on tour. Besides being the front man of Thirty Seconds To Mars, he is also the founder of The Hive, The One + Only Golden Tickets, and VyRT.
avatar for Kendel Ratley

Kendel Ratley

Kendel Ratley is Kickstarter's Director of Marketing and Outreach. She focuses on implementing Kickstarter's mission in the real world via events, community relations, and helping artists conceptualize projects. Kendel has spent a decade marketing NYC music and tech start-ups. She... Read More →
avatar for Ian Rogers

Ian Rogers

 Ian Rogers has been helping artists make the most of the web since 1993. Until April 2008, he was VP and General Manager of Yahoo! Music and Yahoo! Video. Previously he was President and CTO of Mediacode (sold to Yahoo!), President of New Media at Grand Royal, Webmaster at Nullsoft... Read More →
avatar for D.A. Wallach

D.A. Wallach

D.A. Wallach is best known as one-half of Chester French, a critically-acclaimed duo discovered by Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. An ‘07 graduate of Harvard College, D.A. has been featured in GQ, Rolling Stone, Vogue, and numerous other publications. He has toured with Lady Gaga... Read More →

Moderator

Thursday April 19, 2012 3:30pm - 4:45pm PDT
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:30pm PDT

Words of Wisdom: Lyrics in Songwriting

Even the catchiest hook won’t connect unless it’s paired with a great lyric. You can expect more than a few clever turns-of-phrase and bon mots from this panel, in which some of the best songwriters working today talk about what goes into a top-shelf lyric and how lyric writing fits into the songwriting process. Whether you’re looking to fine-tune your lyrical craft or you’re just curious about how words and music can interact, these master wordsmiths will show you how it’s done.


Panelists
avatar for Julie Frost

Julie Frost

Julie Frost is a singer, songwriter, guitar player and music producer. She has worked with today’s leading artists and has collaborated with some of the industry’s top songwriters and producers. She recently won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for “Masterpiece... Read More →
avatar for Siedah Garrett

Siedah Garrett

 Siedah Garrett is an R&B singer and an award-winning songwriter. She has earned Academy Awards and nominations for “Love You, I Do” – sung by Jennifer Hudson in the film adaptation of Dreamgirls, – and this year for “Real In Rio” from the 2011 blockbuster animated feature... Read More →
avatar for Brett James

Brett James

From Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts, to Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson, Rihanna, and Leona Lewis, Brett James has had more than 300 of his songs recorded by some of the biggest artists in the world over the past decade. His songs... Read More →
avatar for Jimmy Webb

Jimmy Webb

 Raised by an ex-Marine Southern Baptist minister father, and a mother who insisted he master the piano by age 12, Jimmy Webb was working the publishing houses of Hollywood at age 16 and was a self-proclaimed 'professional songwriter' at age 17. Mentored by Johnny Rivers and Lou... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Jimmy Webb

Jimmy Webb

 Raised by an ex-Marine Southern Baptist minister father, and a mother who insisted he master the piano by age 12, Jimmy Webb was working the publishing houses of Hollywood at age 16 and was a self-proclaimed 'professional songwriter' at age 17. Mentored by Johnny Rivers and Lou... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 3:30pm - 4:45pm PDT
Hollywood Ballroom 1 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

KDJ-One by CyberStep: Music Production Goes Handheld

The new KDJ-ONE packs all the functionality of a modern DAW into a compact, multi-touch screen smartbook. Features include an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, multitrack audio editing, and high precision rhythmic force feedback. ACIDized WAV support and remote VST control ensure that your on-the-go KDJ-ONE creations will mesh perfectly with your existing production setup back home.



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

4:55pm PDT

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Producers Sessions - David Isaac: Producers Do’s and Don’ts

David Isaac: Producers Do’s and Don’ts
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.


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

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)

5:30pm PDT

All the World’s a Stage: Breaking Into International Markets

Tired of playing the same ol’ live circuit? Think your melodies might fit better with lyrics in a different language? Sail into the uncharted waters of foreign markets with our panel of internationally successful songwriters and industry experts from outside the US. These folks know what it takes to make it in other countries, and they’ll share it all – everything from collaborating with a foreigner to how live audiences respond differently in other parts of the globe.


Panelists
avatar for Victor Finn

Victor Finn

 Victor Finn was appointed CEO of IMRO (the Irish performing rights organisation) in 2008. A Chartered Management Accountant with a degree in Marketing from the University of Limerick, Finn previously spent seven years as the Managing Director of MCPS Ireland (the Irish mechanical... Read More →
avatar for Alex Kassner

Alex Kassner

 Alex Kassner has been responsible for international business affairs at the Kassner Music group since June 2009, with particular focus on the company’s relationship with US companies and writers. His key achievements to date include completing a reciprocal administration deal... Read More →
avatar for Myles Keller

Myles Keller

Membership Development Director – PRS for Music   Myles Keller started sweeping studio floors and hauling sound equipment at the age of 17. Three months on the road with Pink Floyd in 1987 prompted him to set up his own concert merchandising company in London, England which he... Read More →
avatar for Kai Robøle

Kai Robøle

 Kai Robøle is the founder and MD of Waterfall Music, a music publishing company based in Norway that’s oriented toward the international market. Waterfall's main objectives are to find and nurture songwriting talent and to help develop international songwriter careers. Lately... Read More →

Moderator

Thursday April 19, 2012 5:30pm - 6:45pm PDT
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

5:30pm PDT

From the Club to the Charts: DJs Turned Producers

As dance culture has infiltrated pop music, we’ve seen the DJ emerge from behind the turntables to become an essential part of the songwriting team. Our panelists are all respected DJs who have gained significant acclaim as producers, songwriters and remixers in recent years. They’ll examine the changing role of the DJ by talking about how they moved from the club to the charts, and offer attendees pointers on how they can do the same.


Panelists
avatar for Mick Boogie

Mick Boogie

NYC-based Mick Boogie has quickly become one of the America’s most in-demand DJ talents, expanding his DJ brand to include A-list events in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Barcelona, Cannes, Beijing, Toronto, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Dubai and of course, New York City where he has... Read More →
avatar for Don Cannon

Don Cannon

 An anthem is defined as “a song of devotion or loyalty, a song of praise, and a symbol for a distinct group of people.”  As a celebrity DJ and producer, Don Cannon is responsible for a new sound of major hip hop anthems storming the airwaves over the past couple of years. Cannon... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Sabo

Melissa Sabo

 Melissa Sabo's career began when she became head of her college radio station. From there she built relationships that would lead to her first job at MCA Records working with Something Corporate, Midtown, The Starting Line, DJ Encore, and more.  Melissa quickly moved into artist... Read More →
avatar for DJ White Shadow

DJ White Shadow

 Paul Blair (aka DJ White Shadow) grew up on a farm in Ohio, went to school in Detroit, and started DJing in Japan at age 17. Setting up base in Chicago, DJWS created residencies in some of the Second City’s best clubs spinning his own brand of dance, hip hop and house. Having... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Melissa Sabo

Melissa Sabo

 Melissa Sabo's career began when she became head of her college radio station. From there she built relationships that would lead to her first job at MCA Records working with Something Corporate, Midtown, The Starting Line, DJ Encore, and more.  Melissa quickly moved into artist... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 5:30pm - 6:45pm PDT
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

5:30pm PDT

R&B/Hip-Hop Song Feedback

Engage in honest talk and receive valuable advice from chart-topping R&B and hip-hop songwriters, producers and industry executives in this song feedback session, during which a limited number of songs pre-submitted by registrants will be given feedback in front of an audience.


Panelists
avatar for Brian Warfield (Fisticuffs)

Brian Warfield (Fisticuffs)

Producer – “One Night Stand," "Girls Like You,” "Quickie," “Cheyenne”
avatar for Shawn Barron

Shawn Barron

Shawn Barron was born and raised in Buffalo, NY and went to Seton Hall University. During his last semester at Seton Hall, Barron interned at Universal Records in the fields of New Media and A&R, and was then hired by Koch Entertainment.  Upon leaving Koch, Barron decided to create... Read More →
avatar for Dallas Martin

Dallas Martin

 Music Executive Dallas Martin attended Clark Atlanta University where he discovered his love for music and marketing. It was at Clark where Dallas started his company BluPrint Entertainment which specializes in event planning, consulting and artist management. BluPrint has planned... Read More →
avatar for Soundz

Soundz

positison, company
Producer - "Skin," "Love in This Club, Pt. II," "Gimmie Dat"

Moderator

Thursday April 19, 2012 5:30pm - 6:45pm PDT
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

6:45pm PDT

Opening Networking Reception (Presented by ole)

Meet your fellow music creators and panelists at a special networking reception in and around the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge on the terrace outside the Grand Ballroom.


Thursday April 19, 2012 6:45pm - 7:45pm PDT
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

7:30pm PDT

Evening Performances at the Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge

Join us at night at the Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge (1st floor) and enjoy live performances from songwriters. Check the hotel lobby area for details.


Thursday April 19, 2012 7:30pm - 11:45pm PDT
Hotel Lobby Lounge Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge (1st Floor)

10:00pm PDT

ASCAP EXPO iStandard Producer and Rapper Showcase

ASCAP and iStandard are excited to present for its fourth year this showcase opportunity at the EXPO, specifically for Producers and Rappers. Eight EXPO attendees, whose tracks were pre-selected by iStandard, will have their music played before a panel of prominent music industry tastemakers, who will then provide valuable constructive criticism for the benefit of the participants and the audience. Two rappers have been selected, via submissions from EXPO attendees, to perform as part of the showcase. The iStandard Producers Showcase has been held in 12 major U.S. cities.


Panelists
avatar for Battleroy

Battleroy

Producer, Songwriter - "Lighters"
avatar for Marcos

Marcos "Kosine" Palacios (Da Internz)

 Chicago’s production duo Da Internz (Ernest 'Tuo' Clark and Marcos Palacios) have produced for many of hip-hop/R&B's heavy hitters such as John Legend, Mims, Greyson Chance, Rihanna and Big Sean. Their songs include: Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake,” Sean Kingston & Justin Bieber’s... Read More →
avatar for Ernest

Ernest "Tuo" Clark (Da Internz)

 Chicago’s production duo Da Internz (Ernest 'Tuo' Clark and Marcos 'Kosine' Palacios) have produced for many of hip-hop/R&B's heavy hitters such as John Legend, Mims, Greyson Chance, Rihanna and Big Sean. Their songs include Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake,” Sean Kingston & Justin... Read More →
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S1 (Symbolyc One)

 S1, aka Symbolyc One, (born Larry D. Griffin Jr.), grew up in Waco, TX, infatuated with old tunes that played on his parents’ turntable. This led him to learn the alto sax and piano through out his teen years and in church, and eventually led him to venture into the art of production... Read More →
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Malik Yusef

 Spoken word artist Malik Yusef was born in Chicago, Illinois. He began performing spoken word in open mic venues in the late 1980s, and had his first big break in 1997 when Ted Witcher, director of the film, Love Jones, recognized his poetry and hired him to coach the film's lead... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 10:00pm - Friday April 20, 2012 12:00am PDT
The Highlands Upstairs Hollwood & Highlands Complex
 
Friday, April 20
 

TBA

One-on-One Sessions - Sold Out

One-on-One Sessions, which have sold out early each year, provide attendees an opportunity to meet with a songwriter/composer, music publisher, online marketing executive, record company executive, Film/TV music executive, music attorney or ASCAP executive. The 15-minute session will be a mix of career advice and/or song critiques.
There are no openings or waiting list spots available.


Panelists
avatar for Jeff Gray (Pesci)

Jeff Gray (Pesci)

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Music Administration & Creative - Fox Sports Music
avatar for Walter Afanasieff

Walter Afanasieff

Producer, Songwriter - “My Heart Will Go On,” “Hero,” “A Whole New World,” "All I Want For Christmas is You"
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Betsy Anthony

Sr. Director, Creative and Writer Services - BMG Chrysalis
avatar for Michelle Bell

Michelle Bell

 Michelle Bell is a singer, songwriter and producer from Ohio. Bell's song collaborations have contributed to the sale of over 40 million albums worldwide. She's written songs for Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Paulina Rubio, Nas, Kelis, Jennifer Lopez, Girls Aloud, Sugababes, and... Read More →
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Eric Bellinger

 Los Angeles born and bred singer-songwriter Eric Bellinger’s destiny preceded him. Grandson of Jackson 5 hit making songwriter Bobby Day (“Rockin’ Robin,” “Little Bitty Pretty One”), Bellinger has been singing since he could speak. Captain of his high school football... Read More →
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First Born

Roahn Hylton, known as 'First Born,' is an up and coming music producer and one of the industry's rising stars. Hailing from Houston, TX., Hylton illustrates his diverse creativity of music through his production for Hip-Hop, R&B, and pop artists. While attending Oral Roberts University... Read More →
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Marcy Bulkeley

 Marcy Bulkeley graduated Emerson College with a degree in Audio/Radio Production and directed her studies towards film and television music. Her education continued in Los Angeles at UCLA with extended studies in music supervision, publishing, and music copyright & law. Currently... Read More →
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DJ Camper

 21 year old American music producer Darhyl 'DJ' Camper Jr. was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Camper started playing piano at the tender age of six, and it was then that his parents knew he had a special gift. He began producing at the age of fifteen. At sixteen... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Carey

Kathleen Carey

 Kathleen Carey’s career highlights include: song-plugging for Bacharach and David’s catalogue; song-plugging at Screen Gems Music; creating a publishing company for Richard Perry when he launched Planet Records; A&R for Geffen Publishing; creating Unicity Music, a boutique publishing... Read More →
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Cato

 LA-based film & television composer, recording artist and remixer Cato got started by tweaking modular synthesizers and writing as well as performing experimental electronic/industrial music to receptive, if sometime frightened, audiences.  Subsequently he wrote music for feature... Read More →
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Steve Celi

 Steve Celi has been at Fox for over 12 years. As Manager of Music for On-Air Promotion including TV, Radio and New Media, Celi oversees all aspects of music production, clearances and library music for all of the Fox primetime lineup, including: American Idol, X Factor, Glee, House... Read More →
avatar for James Cheney

James Cheney

 James Cheney is the West Coast A&R for Songs Music Publishing in Los Angeles. At Songs Music Publishing, James works with a talented roster of songwriters, producers and artists such as JD Walker, Brian Lee, Jess Jackson Q-Tip & Dev.  In 2011 James signed the hot producer DJ Mustard... Read More →
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Allison Wright Clark

Concert promoter. Radio station program director.  Score supervisor. Music supervisor. Those are a few of the many hats Allison Wright Clark has worn throughout the years.  Among her many duties as Head of Development for Angry Mob, Wright Clark actively develops new relationships... Read More →
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Patrick Clifford

 Patrick Clifford began his career in the record business after graduating from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. His first position was working for music impresario Nat Weiss, who owned and operated Nemperor Records and Nemperor... Read More →
avatar for Dave Cool

Dave Cool

Dave Cool (yes, that’s his real name) has been working with independent artists his entire career. He’s currently the Director of Artist Relations for Bandzoogle, a website and marketing platform for musicians. Through blogging, social media, and traveling to conferences, he... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Culbertson

Stephen Culbertson

Stephen Culbertson has been an advocate of American music as both a publisher and a conductor for more than 25 years. In 1993, he co-founded Subito Music Publishing and became its President in 1997. During that time, Subito has become one of the most active concert music publishers... Read More →
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Whitney Daane

 Whitney Daane began her music publishing career in 1996 at Maverick Music.  In 2000 she launched her own company, Mighty Isis Music, representing writers in Nashville, Los Angeles and New York and began consulting for London-based Kobalt Music Publishing in 2001. With over one... Read More →
avatar for Mike Daly

Mike Daly

Director, A&R - Disney Music Group / Walt Disney RecordsSongwriter, Producer, Performer (Whiskeytown)
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Dominique Dunn

 Dominique 'Domo' Dunn got her start in music long before she stepped foot in the door at a record label. Born and raised in a family of musicians, understanding the dynamics of a song came natural like a second language. In 2006, Dominique began interning in the A&R department at... Read More →
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Hillel Frankel, Esq.

CEO, Attorney - The Entertainment Law Office, P.C.President - NoVo Arts Inc.   Hillel Frankel is a music attorney and artist manager based in Chicago. Through theEntertainment Law Office (http://www.ent-law.net) he represents music relatedbusinesses and artists including IDJ recording... Read More →
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Guy Blake, Esq.

Attorney - Davis Shapiro Lewit & Hayes, LLP
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Danny Exum

Music Supervisor - mOceanGuild of Music SupervisorsDanny Exum is an avid music lover since raiding his parents’ records as a kid. He lives in Glendale, CA with his beautiful wife. He loves fly-fishing, great wine and playing the ukulele. Danny got his start in the music industry... Read More →
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Michael Frick

 Our West Coast Executive Producer is the founding partner of Mophonics, opening the doors of our Venice CA studios in 2002 after 15 years in film, visual fx, radio, music journalism and supervision. Michael set up the team that still forms the operational backbone of Mophonics... Read More →
avatar for Julie Frost

Julie Frost

Julie Frost is a singer, songwriter, guitar player and music producer. She has worked with today’s leading artists and has collaborated with some of the industry’s top songwriters and producers. She recently won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for “Masterpiece... Read More →
avatar for Ron Goldberg

Ron Goldberg

Ron Goldberg, Vice President of Manhattan Production Music, has 22 years of experience licensing library and label music for films, TV, trailers, promos, news, videogames and sports.  Some recent placements include The Descendants, HBO’s Game Change, Dexter, Real Steel, trailers... Read More →
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Holly Greene

 Holly Greene has held senior positions at EMI, Jobete, Peer, PolyGram and Universal Music Publishing, where as Senior VP/GM East Coast Operations, her signings included writers and artists such as Desmond Child, Fuel, Adam Schlesinger, Ivy, Tracy Bonham, Bloodhound Gang, James Yancey... Read More →
avatar for Michael Howe

Michael Howe

 Michael Howe is VP of A&R at Capitol and Virgin Records. He is tasked with finding and nurturing new musical talent, as well as working with talent already signed to the Capitol and Virgin labels. Prior to his appointment, Howe helped to establish Downtown Music, signing artists... Read More →
avatar for Bennett Kaufman

Bennett Kaufman

 Bennett Kaufman is the owner of The BK Entertainment Group, managing the careers of producers, songwriters, mixers, artists and engineers in addition to consulting services. His clients are involved with all facets of music and include Dave Bassett, Don Gilmore, Neal Avron, Mike... Read More →
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Maureen Kenny

 Maureen Kenny is currently Vice President of A&R at Universal Republic in Los Angeles.  Previously, she was at Columbia Record as Senior Director of A&R where she worked with such artists as MGMT, Chairlift, Metro Station, Motion City Soundtrack, John Mayer and Pete Yorn. 
avatar for Suzan Koc

Suzan Koc

 Suzan Koc started her career at Warner Chappell France as director of Creative International, and moved to the US in 1996 to work for Hit and Run Music publishing company with Phil Collins and Genesis among others. Having specialized in working closely with songwriters, Koc was... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Komar

Rachel Komar

Music Coordinator, Film/TV - Secret Road Music Services
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Jason Kramer

Jason Kramer is currently the music supervisor for Elias Arts, a prestigious music production company based in Santa Monica and New York. Elias Arts specializes in original music composition, sound design, music supervision, and audio branding for television, film, and commercials... Read More →
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Amanda Krieg

 Amanda Krieg began her career in the music department at Lionsgate, first in Business and Legal Affairs, followed by Film Music and Television Music. There she worked on films such as The Winning Season and Warrior, and television projects that included Blue Mountain State (Spike... Read More →
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Fabienne Leys

 Fabienne began her broad-based career in the music industry in 2002 working in the publicity departments of the famed Arista Records and Def Jam Recordings. A transition to A&R at Def Jam under the mentorship of Jay Brown resulted in her integral involvement in the following albums... Read More →
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Taylor Lindsey

 Taylor Lindsey is a Senior Creative Director for BMG Chrysalis where she currently pitches songs for 36 writers. Prior to joining BMG Chrysalis in January 2011, Taylor pitched songs for Grammy Award winning Raylene Music Publishing (Hillary Lindsey) for two years. Before moving... Read More →
avatar for Steve Lindsey

Steve Lindsey

 Steve started his career as an in demand Los Angeles session keyboard player in the 1980s. Later Steve became a multi platinum record producer with credits such as Leonard Cohen, Aaron Neville, Elton John, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Chris Botti and many others. In the early 90s, he... Read More →
avatar for Ben Maddahi

Ben Maddahi

 Benjamin Maddahi, 28, is a triple-threat. His publishing placements include 'Tonight (I'm Loving You)' by Enrique Iglesias, featuring Ludacris and DJ Frank E; 'Yeah 3x' by Chris Brown; and tracks by the Black Eyed Peas, Kanye West and others. At Atlantic, he serves as co-A&R for... Read More →
avatar for Josh Marcy

Josh Marcy

As a creative producer at bi-coastal music house Mophonics, Josh has worked with composers and artists to create songs for clients including Mercedes, Adidas, Visa, Fuel TV and ESPN with Geddy Lee.  Since placing New Young Pony Club's breakout hit 'Ice Cream' in a worldwide Intel... Read More →
avatar for Craig Marks

Craig Marks

 Feature films, network and cable television, commercials, trailers and beyond: as the creator of sonic imprints for an expansive range of high profile projects, Craig Marks’ comprehensive musical expertise is reflected in his extraordinary eclecticism. Ethnic music, orchestral... Read More →
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Sherry Orson

Sherry Orson began her career in the music industry with Virgin Music Publishing. From there she moved to Universal Music Group and gained extensive experience in the fields of music publishing and licensing. She most recently worked with Steven Van Zandt (Bruce Springsteen, The Sopranos... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Robbins

Andrew Robbins

 Andrew Robbins is the Director of Film/TV Music at MusicBox, a part of ole, with offices in Toronto, Nashville and W. Hollywood, CA. Andrew based in the W. Hollywood office is responsible for utilizing his relationships with producers, editors, and music supervisors to present MusicBox's... Read More →
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Steven Rosen

 Steven Rosen is the Owner/President of Rosen Music Corp., a management and publishing company for artists, songwriters and producers, which Rosen has run for over 15 years. His current roster includes Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester; writer/director Randy... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Sabo

Melissa Sabo

 Melissa Sabo's career began when she became head of her college radio station. From there she built relationships that would lead to her first job at MCA Records working with Something Corporate, Midtown, The Starting Line, DJ Encore, and more.  Melissa quickly moved into artist... Read More →
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Jordan Silverberg

 Having spent over a decade supervising for trailers, Jordan Silverberg has worked on hundreds of campaigns for all types of projects, in the process winning numerous Key Art and Golden Trailer awards (like the Oscars and Golden Globes for trailers). Most recently, Jordan won the... Read More →
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Joey Singer

Music Clearance Manager - SyncroniCityGuild of Music Supervisors
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Jerome Spence

 Jerome Spence started his music career in 1998 with an internship at RCA Records in the A&R department. While at RCA, he worked on albums for Tyrese, SWV and Kevon Edmunds. Within eight months Jerome was offered a position at Arista Records as a coordinator in the Soundtracks department... Read More →
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Brett Swain

 Beginning Record One studios, Brett Swain trained under legendary recording engineer Val Garay, cutting his teeth on projects with the likes of Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, Warren Zevon, Lita Ford and Don Henley. Segueing to The Complex recording studios, he then collaborated with... Read More →
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Andrea Torchia

Andrea Torchia-Alford has been named Vice President Creative for Razor & Tie Music Publishing. Andrea joins the label with an extensive background in publishing, artist & repertoire and creative services. Andrea Torchia-Alford joins Razor & Tie from Taxi Music, where she was the Vice... Read More →
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Dapo Torimiro

 Dapo Torimiro is a platinum-selling songwriter, producer, composer, accomplished pianist, multi-instrumentalist, Yamaha-endorsed artist, and singer. Dapo was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Whether Dapo is writing & producing sleek R&B... Read More →
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Trygge Toven

Producer & Music Supervisor - VidsynGuild of Music SupervisorsTrygge is a multi-talented music supervisor who has worked with television and film, and has produced up-and-coming musicians. He has gained a reputation for keeping his finger on the pulse of new artists, undiscovered... Read More →
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Ken Umezaki

COO - Section 101   Ken Umerzaki is the COO of Section 101. As such, he is in charge of product development and enhancements and helps oversee client operations. Over the past 12 months, Ken has worked with over two dozen clients (songwriters, producers, musicians, bands) to test... Read More →
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Jeff Vaughn

 Jeff Vaughn is in A&R at Atlantic Records and Artist Publishing Group, where he focuses on urban music. Before working at Atlantic, Jeff worked in the music department at United Talent Agency. He is based in Los Angeles.
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Larry Wade

EVP - The Writing Camp Larry Wade is responsible for the expanding multi-media enterprises of The Writing Camp (TWC), founded by Evan “Kidd” Bogart, David “DQ” Quiñones, and Erika Nuri. Comprised of songwriters and producers, the group’s credits include hits for superstars... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Waldman

Wendy Waldman

 Wendy Waldman is a recording artist, a platinum songwriter and a record producer. Her late father, Fred Steiner, wrote the Perry Mason theme, music for Twilight Zone, Star Trek, Rocky and Bullwinkle,Gunsmoke and was a noted film music scholar. Wendy started the band Bryndle... Read More →
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Nate Walka

The makings of a superstar can be comprised of many elements – talent, innovation, looks, ingenuity and swagger. Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Nate Walka encompasses them all. A native of Memphis who now resides in Atlanta, Nate fuses retro 80’s hip pop with the current... Read More →
avatar for Nikki Walsh

Nikki Walsh

Film Music - Universal Pictures
avatar for Jonathan Weiss

Jonathan Weiss

 Jonathan Weiss is a Los Angeles based music supervisor for film and television. He is currently music supervising the Bunim-Murray Production The Challenge: Battle of the Exes on MTV. Jonathan also recently music supervised Keeping Up With The Kardashians on the E! Entertainment... Read More →
avatar for Jake Wisely

Jake Wisely

 Jake Wisely is a partner and co-president of The Bicycle Music Company - an independent music publisher and rights holder based in Beverly Hills and New York City. Wisely was instrumental in the acquisition and funding of Bicycle in 2005, which had been a family business established... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 TBA
Doheny/Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

9:45am PDT

The Evolution of the Major Publisher

Though there are now more paths than ever to publishing success, major music publishers still play a huge role in developing songwriters into hitmakers and propelling their songs to the charts. This panel of executives, representing the heavy hitters of the music publishing world, will discuss how they find new talent and the role of the major music publisher in this rapidly changing music environment. You’ll emerge with a deeper understanding of how publishers operate day-to-day and what they look for in a prospective songwriter.


Panelists
avatar for Lionel Conway

Lionel Conway

BMG Chrysalis
EVP, Creative West Coast - BMG Chrysalis   Lionel Conway has played a key role in a remarkable number of significant events during the course of a fruitful career that began at Dick James Music in his native London.  He had the enviable task of placing Beatles songs with other British... Read More →
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Monti Olson

 Monti Olson is Executive Vice President/Head of Pop & Rock Music, Creative for Universal Music Publishing Group, the world’s largest music publishing company. In this role, Mr. Olson jointly leads the company’s U.S. creative teams (Los Angeles and New York), along with Ethiopia... Read More →
avatar for Greg Sowders

Greg Sowders

 Greg Sowders is Senior Vice President, Head of A&R, U.S. for Warner/Chappell Music. Sowders oversees the company's A&R department in Los Angeles and New York with the exception of Urban. During his 20 years at Warner/Chappell, he has played a key role in identifying and developing... Read More →
avatar for Danny Strick

Danny Strick

Danny Strick came to Sony/ATV in 2004 in the role of U.S. President.  Upon the arrival of Martin Bandier in 2007, Strick became Co-President U.S. with responsibility for East Coast A&R, as well as the Nashville, U.S. Latin, and Latin American Divisions. Strick has been a key player... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

EVP, Membership - ASCAP

Friday April 20, 2012 9:45am - 11:00am PDT
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

9:45am PDT

The “Song” Arm of the Law: Legal Q&A for Music Creators (Presented by Lommen Abdo)

Whether you just co-wrote your first song or you’re a veteran hitmaker in a long term publishing deal, being aware of your legal rights and responsibilities is an important part of a successful career in music. Our panel of music law experts are devoting their entire session to answering your questions about publishing deals, co-writes, clearing samples and anything else you might want to know about putting your “legal” house in order. Come prepared with questions – our panelists will have the answers!


Panelists
avatar for James M. Kendrick, Esq.

James M. Kendrick, Esq.

President - Schott Music Corporation/European American Music Corporation Trained as an oboist at the Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School, Jim Kendrick began his publishing career in 1977, helping to found European American Music before studying law. Following graduation... Read More →
avatar for Ken Abdo, Esq.

Ken Abdo, Esq.

Ken Abdo is Chair of Lommen Abdo Law Firm’s Entertainment Law Department which has served as legal counsel to music, film, TV, theatre, literary publishing and media artists for over 27 years. Firm clients include multiple GRAMMY award recipients, gold and platinum recording artists... Read More →
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Guy Blake, Esq.

Attorney - Davis Shapiro Lewit & Hayes, LLP

Moderator

Friday April 20, 2012 9:45am - 11:00am PDT
Mt. Olympus 3rd 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!

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

KDJ-One by CyberStep: A Whole New Kind of Synthesizer

The KDJ-ONE packs everything you need to produce music into a portable CD case sized 126x150x27mm unit, making it the world's first fully mobile DAW. Features include a powerful synthesizer, drum machine, and support for ACIDized WAV audio tracks. Control is unique and intuitive, involving a combination of buttons, a jog dial, and a multi-touch screen. The KDJ-ONE can also be used as a VST instrument, or as a controller for other DAW software.



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

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)

11:10am PDT

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Producers Sessions - David Miles Huber: Composing/Producing IDM in 5.1

David Miles Huber: Composing/Producing IDM in 5.1
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.


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

11:45am PDT

The One and Only: Master Session with Greg Wells

From Kid Cudi to Katy Perry, Timbaland to Taylor Swift, the Deftones to the Count Basie Orchestra, there are few points on the music spectrum that haven’t been investigated by Grammy-nominated writer/producer Greg Wells. The one thing that informs all of Wells’s work, no matter the genre, is his musical imagination. Listen to his colorful production on Mika’s Life in Cartoon Motion, or the authentic soul ballad “One and Only” he and Adele co-wrote for her Grammy-winning 21, and you’ll hear the stamp of a studio wizard, as well-trained as he is creative. In addition to performing some of his best-known songs and fielding questions from the audience, Wells will talk about how he has been able to successfully balance artistry with commercialism throughout his diverse career.


Panelists
avatar for Greg Wells

Greg Wells

 Greg Wells is a multiple Grammy nominated musician, record producer and songwriter based in Los Angeles. Wells has produced and written with Adele, The All American Rejects, Katy Perry, Weezer, Pink, Theophilus London, Rufus Wainwright, OneRepublic, Mika, Otep, Deftones, Aerosmith... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm PDT
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:45am PDT

Forging a Future with Production Music Libraries (Presented by Killer Tracks and APM Music)

Production music libraries have become a lucrative revenue stream for songwriters and composers. You’ll learn everything you need to know about this corner of the licensing world from the biggest names in production music, the songwriters/composers that write for them and the music supervisors who use them.


Panelists
avatar for Xandy Barry

Xandy Barry

WAX LTD is the production and songwriting team of ASCAP writers Xandy Barry and Wally Gagel. Collectively and individually they have worked with a wide variety of successful recording artists including, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Muse, The Rolling Stones, Norah Jones, New Order, Puddle... Read More →
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Sam Diaz

 An industry professional for over 18 years, Samuel Diaz worked as in-house music supervisor for Frasier, JAG, the Star Trek TV franchise and many other productions while at Paramount Television. Now with CBS Television Studios, he currently is the in-house music supervisor for NCIS... Read More →
avatar for Gary Gross

Gary Gross

 At the helm of Universal Publishing Production Music, the industry’s global leader in production music, Gary Gross oversees all aspects of the Company’s production music entities, managing more than 32 offices in various countries around the world. With a diverse and comprehensive... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Heath

Daniel Heath

Daniel Heath has been a classical and jazz pianist most of his life, having earned two degrees in film scoring and composition. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Daniel landed a job in Los Angeles assisting Hans Zimmer at Remote Control Productions. While working... Read More →
avatar for Adam Taylor

Adam Taylor

 For more than two decades, Adam Taylor has been helping intellectual property companies, organizations, and individuals manage and extract value from their copyrights, trademarks and patents. As president of APM Music, Taylor continues to reinforce the company's standing as one... Read More →
avatar for Doug Wood

Doug Wood

 Composer, producer and ASCAP Board Member Doug Wood has written and produced music for hundreds of television programs and commercials, including Saturday Night Live, Dateline NBC, and Conan O’Brien; promos for ABC, CBS, ESPN and NBC; and national spots for Coca Cola, Volkswagen... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Doug Wood

Doug Wood

President – Omni MusicComposer – The Omni Music Library   Composer, producer and ASCAP Board Member Doug Wood has written and produced music for hundreds of television programs and commercials, including Saturday Night Live, Dateline NBC, Conan O’Brien, promos for ABC, CBS... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm PDT
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:45am PDT

Music Magic: The Making of a Hit

Every hit song requires a killer hook, a great vocal performance and a memorable lyric. But there’s also a dash of magic that turns a good song into a smash. The respected urban writer/producers on this panel know what it takes to craft a chart-topping hit from scratch. They’ll share the stories and secrets behind their best-loved songs, and inspire you to create your own hits.


Panelists
avatar for Marcos

Marcos "Kosine" Palacios (Da Internz)

 Chicago’s production duo Da Internz (Ernest 'Tuo' Clark and Marcos Palacios) have produced for many of hip-hop/R&B's heavy hitters such as John Legend, Mims, Greyson Chance, Rihanna and Big Sean. Their songs include: Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake,” Sean Kingston & Justin Bieber’s... Read More →
avatar for Ernest

Ernest "Tuo" Clark (Da Internz)

 Chicago’s production duo Da Internz (Ernest 'Tuo' Clark and Marcos 'Kosine' Palacios) have produced for many of hip-hop/R&B's heavy hitters such as John Legend, Mims, Greyson Chance, Rihanna and Big Sean. Their songs include Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake,” Sean Kingston & Justin... Read More →
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S1 (Symbolyc One)

 S1, aka Symbolyc One, (born Larry D. Griffin Jr.), grew up in Waco, TX, infatuated with old tunes that played on his parents’ turntable. This led him to learn the alto sax and piano through out his teen years and in church, and eventually led him to venture into the art of production... Read More →
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Shea Taylor

 Known for injecting energy into records, Robert “Shea” Taylor has engineered some of the nation’s greatest hits. Hailing from the Garden State, he began planting the seeds for his career at an early age. Bulldozing onto the scene, Shea used the recording studio as his playground... Read More →
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Malik Yusef

 Spoken word artist Malik Yusef was born in Chicago, Illinois. He began performing spoken word in open mic venues in the late 1980s, and had his first big break in 1997 when Ted Witcher, director of the film, Love Jones, recognized his poetry and hired him to coach the film's lead... Read More →

Moderator

Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

1:00pm PDT

Lunch Roundtables - Sold Out

175 attendees who signed up for the Lunch Roundtables will meet with four different panelists in small group settings. This event sold out five months in advance!
There are no openings or waiting list spots available.


Panelists
avatar for Steph Altman

Steph Altman

 As a young man, Londoner Steph Altman aborted his childhood dream of becoming a recording artist heard by millions. Faced with an intimidating, seemingly impenetrable record industry, he moved to California... and became a recording artist heard by hundreds of millions. Admittedly... Read More →
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Cindy Badell-Slaughter

President - Heavy Hitters Music Group   Cindy Badell-Slaughter is the President of Heavy Hitters Music Group, and a 25 year music industry veteran. Prior to taking the reins at Heavy Hitters Music she was the West Coast Director of Music Operations at CBS Broadcasting.  For 10 years... Read More →
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 Dave Berg

Dave Berg

Songwriter - “Stupid Boy,” "If You’re Goin’ Through Hell (Before The Devil Even Knows)," "10,” "Somebody” Originally from Portland, OR, Dave Berg has found success in Nashville as a diverse, multi-genre hit songwriter. Berg’s many honors include being named ASCAP's... Read More →
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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 →
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Patrick Clifford

 Patrick Clifford began his career in the record business after graduating from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. His first position was working for music impresario Nat Weiss, who owned and operated Nemperor Records and Nemperor... Read More →
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Roy Elkins

Roy Elkins is a well-known music technology entrepreneur who has been leading industry innovations for over twenty years. Elkins is the Founder and CEO of Broadjam, Inc. Broadjam.com, the music social network, provides the most comprehensive search tools for finding, buying and s... Read More →
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Jesse Ervin

 As Senior Director of Online Marketing for EMI Music North America’s Catalog division, Jesse Ervin oversees the company’s online marketing strategy and execution for catalog artists and new catalog releases, as well as core recorded catalogs managed by EMI Music labels... Read More →
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Ken Abdo, Esq.

Ken Abdo is Chair of Lommen Abdo Law Firm’s Entertainment Law Department which has served as legal counsel to music, film, TV, theatre, literary publishing and media artists for over 27 years. Firm clients include multiple GRAMMY award recipients, gold and platinum recording artists... Read More →
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Theron "Neff U" Feemster

Producer, Songwriter - "Business," "Stay," "Hollywood Tonight"
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Marc Ferrari

 MasterSource Music Library was started in 1992 by Marc Ferrari, a former major label recording artist with the bands Keel and Cold Sweat, both signed to MCA Records. He realized early on that there was a void to be filled in providing master-quality vocal tracks to the film and... Read More →
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Anna Granucci

 Anna Granucci began her journey with live theatre. She is professionally trained in both acting and directing in England and the US where she graduated from the MFA program at the Yale School of Drama. Anna’s potent theatrical background informs her music tastes and decisions... Read More →
KH

Kevin Held

Kevin is currently managing two artists/songwriters, Matt Morris and Priscilla Ahn, while working to develop a few up and coming artists, songwriters and producers. Matt Morris is currently one of the most in demand pop songwriters in the world. Matt’s songs have been featured... Read More →
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Carl Jacobson

VP, Marketing - Nimbit, Inc.   Carl Jacobson is the VP of Marketing at Nimbit, Inc., provider of the premier platform for promoting and selling your music on Facebook. He was previously VP of Marketing for Cakewalk by Roland, and in the past worked for major and independent record... Read More →
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Kool Kojak

 Kool Kojak is a multi platinum selling songwriter/producer based in Cubatao, Brasil, and Los Angeles, CA. He is a key part of the illustrious Prescription Songs team. Kool Kojak has written hits with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha, Flo Rida, Dr. Luke, Matisyahu, Travis Barker... Read More →
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Jon Lind

SVP, A&R – Hollywood RecordsSongwriter – “Boogie Wonderland,” “Crazy for You,” “Save the Best for Last”   Jon Lind is a veteran music man who has tasted success in the music business from almost every angle – songwriter, musician, artist, producer and A&R executive... Read More →
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Patty Macmillan

 Patty Macmillan is the owner and president of Allegro Talent Group, an LA based talent agency representing film and television composers. Originally from New Jersey, Macmillan moved to Southern California in the early 80’s to attend UCLA’s film and television program. She free-lanced... Read More →
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Anjali Malhotra

 Anjali Malhotra joined Google in May 2010 and currently handles some of YouTube’s top music partners, including both major labels and publishers. She is the lead on YouTube’s most recent music publishing initiatives. Prior to YouTube, Anjali spent five years at EMI Music Publishing... Read More →
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Gayl Murphy

 Can you clearly and concisely explain “who your are and what you do” in 10 seconds or less? If not, you need Gayl Murphy, The Celebritizer! Gayl is THE go-to media expert for how to “tell it to sell it” in any interview, meeting, meet-up, concert, or press situation. She... Read More →
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Katie Welle

 Katie Welle, VP of Creative, at Sony/ATV Music Publishing works closely with the rosters’ stable of artists and writers and is responsible for A&R signings. In her 4 years at the company, Welle’s signings include songwriter/producer Jeff Bhasker – who most recently produced... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Twist Restaurant 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

KDJ-One by CyberStep: Create Music on the Go

The new KDJ-ONE packs all the functionality of a modern DAW into a compact, multi-touch screen smartbook. Features include an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, multitrack audio editing, and high precision rhythmic force feedback. ACIDized WAV support and remote VST control ensure that your on-the-go KDJ-ONE creations will mesh perfectly with your existing production setup back home.


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

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

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: Ray Williams - Advanced Audio Editing and Vocal Tuning with Melodyne

Ray Williams - Advanced Audio Editing and Vocal Tuning with Melodyne
Learn the art of vocal and instrument tuning with this Grammy award-winning software. With Melodyne, you can edit audio, and vocals in particular, to the exact degree of perfection you want to.  With Melodyne DNA, you can edit audio from a musical point of view, like changing a minor chord on a guitar track to major.


Friday April 20, 2012 1:10pm - 2:25pm PDT
Nichols 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)

2:30pm PDT

Don’t Stop the Music: Master Session with Stargate

Through ingenious combinations of pop, hip-hop and R&B, the Grammy-winning songwriting/production team Stargate, composed of Norwegians Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen, has crafted massive hits for some of today's biggest artists. Stargate is a constant fixture on the charts, responsible for a wide range of unstoppable songs including Katy Perry's "Firework,” Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow” and Rihanna's "Only Girl (in the World)," “S&M” and “What’s My Name,” as well as songs for Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Ne-Yo, Lionel Richie and Shakira. The duo has also teamed up with Jay-Z to launch the record label StarRoc, proving that these musical impresarios know their way around the business of music as well. Both Tor and Mikkel are experienced instrumentalists, and the solid musical core they bring to every production is the key to the durability of their music. Adding to that killer beats and great melodies, Stargate works with each artist to create the perfect showcase for the artist's talents and strengths. In this special Master Session, Tor and Mikkel will share the inspiration and craft behind their biggest hits, breaking down how they take a song from a concept to the studio to the top of the charts.


Panelists
avatar for Mikkel Eriksen (Stargate)

Mikkel Eriksen (Stargate)

Through ingenious combinations of pop, hip-hop and R&B, the Grammy-winning songwriting/production team Stargate, composed of Norwegians Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen, has crafted massive hits for some of today's biggest artists. Stargate is a constant fixture on the charts, responsible... Read More →
avatar for Tor Hermansen (Stargate)

Tor Hermansen (Stargate)

Through ingenious combinations of pop, hip-hop and R&B, the Grammy-winning songwriting/production team Stargate, composed of Norwegians Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen, has crafted massive hits for some of today's biggest artists. Stargate is a constant fixture on the charts, responsible... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Chris Anokute

Chris Anokute

 Mr. Anokute was still a teenager in 2001 when he began his career in music with an internship in the A&R Administration Department at Def Jam Recordings. Soon he was managing songwriter Alisha ‘Mjestie’ Brooks, where he brokered a co-publishing deal for her with Grammy Award... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2012 2:30pm - 3:45pm PDT
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

2:30pm PDT

Songwriter, Artist…Recording Engineer? How to Record Like a Pro (Presented by Sennheiser)

The tools you need to deliver a professional quality recording have become increasingly affordable. But which ones do you need, and what basic techniques should you know to get moving? This panel will address these questions and more, all aimed at helping you establish a solid foundation for recording your music.


Panelists
avatar for Brett Blanden

Brett Blanden

 Brett 'Scoop' Blanden is the front of house engineer for Lady Antebellum. Born in Tampa, FL, he graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Production & Engineering with an emphasis on Music Business. He was studio manager for OceanWay Nashville and house engineer... Read More →
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Angelo Caputo

Engineer, Mixer - NightBird Recording Studios
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Ben Escobedo

 For decades, Ben Escobedo has engrossed himself in both technology and music – two of his greatest passions. A certified Sennheiser “RF Expert,” he has spent the last six years at Sennheiser honing his skills. Prior to joining Sennheiser, Escobedo worked in audio production... Read More →
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Mark Needham

Mixer, Producer, Engineer Owner - MAN Entertainment Inc. Mark Needham is a mix engineer, music producer, recording engineer, and music publisher with over 40 years experience in the business. His credits include Platinum selling and Grammy nominated artists: The Killers, Shakira... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Ben Escobedo

Ben Escobedo

 For decades, Ben Escobedo has engrossed himself in both technology and music – two of his greatest passions. A certified Sennheiser “RF Expert,” he has spent the last six years at Sennheiser honing his skills. Prior to joining Sennheiser, Escobedo worked in audio production... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 2:30pm - 3:45pm PDT
Hollywood Ballroom 1 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

KDJ-One by CyberStep: Music Production Goes Handheld

The new KDJ-ONE packs all the functionality of a modern DAW into a compact, multi-touch screen smartbook. Features include an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, multitrack audio editing, and high precision rhythmic force feedback. ACIDized WAV support and remote VST control ensure that your on-the-go KDJ-ONE creations will mesh perfectly with your existing production setup back home.


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

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

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Producers Sessions - Darius “Deezle” Harrison: The Value of Pre-Production

Darius “Deezle” Harrison: The Value of Pre-Production
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.



Friday April 20, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm PDT
Nichols 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)

4:30pm PDT

Just the Way They Are: Master Session with The Smeezingtons

If you’ve listened to the radio in the last three years, you’re already well-acquainted with the music of songwriting/production team The Smeezingtons. Beginning with Flo Rida’s worldwide smash “Right Round,” the trio of Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine and Bruno Mars have written and/or produced an unrelenting stream of gigantic songs, culminating in the phenomenal success of Mars’s Doo-Wops and Hooligans album and its three Top 10 singles, one of which – the #1 hit “Just the Way You Are” – won Mars a Grammy and was the 2012 ASCAP Pop Song of the Year. But the Smeezingtons aren’t your garden-variety hitmaking squad. Their production style embraces vintage pop, reggae and soul along with cutting-edge urban and dance music, and they face the unique challenge of balancing their busy docket of projects with Mars’s burgeoning solo career. In this can’t-miss keynote panel, this Grammy-nominated production trio will reveal how they’ve found themselves at the top of the music industry with all their grace, humor and creative sensibilities intact.


Panelists
avatar for Bruno Mars (The Smeezingtons)

Bruno Mars (The Smeezingtons)

 It might seem that Bruno Mars appeared out of nowhere, co-writing, producing and performing on B.o.B's #1 'Nothin' On You,' followed by Travie McCoy's chart-climbing 'Billionaire,' but the multitalented musician is not an overnight success. Born to a musical family in Honolulu... Read More →
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Philip Lawrence (The Smeezingtons)

 Philip Lawrence is a singer, songwriter and performer who is quickly becoming one of the music industry's most sought after songwriters and producers. Born in a small town in Indiana, Philip moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the recording industry. After years of hard work... Read More →
avatar for Ari Levine (The Smeezingtons)

Ari Levine (The Smeezingtons)

 Ari Levine is a producer and songwriter, and one-third of the production team The Smeezingtons. The team’s hits include 'Just The Way You Are”(Bruno Mars), 'Nothin' On You' (B.o.B), 'F**k You (Forget You)' (Cee Lo Green), 'Billionaire' (Travie McCoy), and more recently “It... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

EVP, Membership - ASCAP

Friday April 20, 2012 4:30pm - 5:45pm PDT
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

7:30pm PDT

Evening Performances at the Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge

Join us at night at the Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge (1st floor) and enjoy live performances from songwriters. Check the hotel lobby area for details.


Friday April 20, 2012 7:30pm - 11:45pm PDT
Hotel Lobby Lounge Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge (1st Floor)

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

KDJ-One by CyberStep: A Whole New Kind of Synthesizer

The KDJ-ONE packs everything you need to produce music into a portable CD case sized 126x150x27mm unit, making it the world's first fully mobile DAW. Features include a powerful synthesizer, drum machine, and support for ACIDized WAV audio tracks. Control is unique and intuitive, involving a combination of buttons, a jog dial, and a multi-touch screen. The KDJ-ONE can also be used as a VST instrument, or as a controller for other DAW software.



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

11:10am PDT

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Producers Sessions - Darius “Deezle” Harrison: The Value of Pre-Production

Darius “Deezle” Harrison: The Value of Pre-Production
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.


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

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)

11:45am PDT

The New Publishers: Writers Signing Writers

In recent years, we’ve seen an influx of successful songwriters becoming successful publishers by developing their own stables of up-and-coming songwriters. Why has this new phenomenon developed, how is it different from a traditional publishing arrangement, and why might it be attractive from a financial and creative perspective? Three hit ASCAP writers-turned-publishers will answer these questions and more in this provocative discussion.


Panelists
avatar for Toby Gad

Toby Gad

 In his home country of Germany, Toby Gad’s parents were established figures in the Munich music scene. Gad and his brother, Jens, formed an original rock band called the Gad Rollers and toured throughout Germany. Although their first album, Q, scored them a friendship and a concert... Read More →
avatar for Sam Hollander

Sam Hollander

 A Rolling Stone “Hot List Producer of the Year,” songwriter/producer Sam Hollander is one of the most in demand craftsmen today, with 18 U.S. Top 40 hits to date. His most recent successes include Top 10 smashes with Train ('Marry Me' and 'Save Me San Francisco'), Hollywood... Read More →
avatar for Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy

 Musical phenomenon Brian Kennedy developed an appreciation for piano music at an early age. With formal lessons at six years, he established the foundation for the composer he became at eight. Gifted with the ability to hear and memorize scales and melodies, he would take songs... Read More →

Moderator

Saturday April 21, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

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

KDJ-One by CyberStep: Music Production Goes Handheld

The new KDJ-ONE packs all the functionality of a modern DAW into a compact, multi-touch screen smartbook. Features include an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, multitrack audio editing, and high precision rhythmic force feedback. ACIDized WAV support and remote VST control ensure that your on-the-go KDJ-ONE creations will mesh perfectly with your existing production setup back home.



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

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

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Producers Sessions - Michael Bearden: A Career In and Beyond the Music Industry

Michael Bearden: A Career In and Beyond the Music Industry
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.



Saturday April 21, 2012 1:10pm - 2:10pm PDT
Nichols 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

2:15pm PDT

Anatomy of a Project

Successful albums are the product of a whole team of people, not just the artist on the cover. This panel will offer an overview of how albums are put together. You’ll come out of it with a solid understanding of the role of the songwriter, publisher, A&R executive, artist and everyone else who has a hand in bringing a project from the idea stage to release day.


Panelists
avatar for Chris Anokute

Chris Anokute

 Mr. Anokute was still a teenager in 2001 when he began his career in music with an internship in the A&R Administration Department at Def Jam Recordings. Soon he was managing songwriter Alisha ‘Mjestie’ Brooks, where he brokered a co-publishing deal for her with Grammy Award... Read More →
avatar for Maria Egan

Maria Egan

 A UK native, Maria Egan has had a versatile 17 year career in music primarily in management and A&R. Currently Vice President of A&R at Columbia, where she signed the award winning Avett Brothers, performed A&R duties for Brandi Carlile's acclaimed album The Story and on the pop... Read More →
avatar for Jimmy Harry

Jimmy Harry

 Highlights of Jimmy Harry’s career include co-producing and co-writing the title track from Pink’s 2008 platinum Funhouse (LaFace), and co-producing the album’s gold single “Sober” (which was in the Top 10 in ten countries). He wrote “Touch Of My Hand” from Britney... Read More →
avatar for Peter Lloyd

Peter Lloyd

 Peter Lloyd has been working in music publishing for 14 years.  He's worked with some of the biggest songwriters in the world including Dr. Luke, Desmond Child, Andreas Carlsson, Bonnie McKee, Oligee, etc.  He's currently running Pulse Music Publishing.

Moderator

Saturday April 21, 2012 2:15pm - 3:30pm PDT
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

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

KDJ-One by CyberStep: Create Music on the Go

The new KDJ-ONE packs all the functionality of a modern DAW into a compact, multi-touch screen smartbook. Features include an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, multitrack audio editing, and high precision rhythmic force feedback. ACIDized WAV support and remote VST control ensure that your on-the-go KDJ-ONE creations will mesh perfectly with your existing production setup back home.


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

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)

3:40pm PDT

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Producers Sessions - Tommy Vicari: Mixing an Italian Superstar

Tommy Vicari: Mixing an Italian Superstar
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.


Saturday April 21, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
Nichols 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

7:30pm PDT

Evening Performances at the Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge

Join us at night at the Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge (1st floor) and enjoy live performances from songwriters. Check your program book and hotel lobby area for details.


Saturday April 21, 2012 7:30pm - 11:45pm PDT
Hotel Lobby Lounge Renaissance Hotel Lobby Lounge (1st Floor)
 
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