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Thursday, April 19
 

8:00am PDT

The ASCAP Room

Learn about ASCAP Member Access and speak to an ASCAP Member Services representative. This is also where you can pick up your registration bag and drop your business card to be eligible for the sponsor giveaways during the EXPO.


Thursday April 19, 2012 8:00am - 5:30pm PDT
Trousdale Estates 3rd Floor

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

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)

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

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
 
Friday, April 20
 

9:30am PDT

The ASCAP Room

Learn about ASCAP Member Access and speak to an ASCAP Member Services representative. This is also where you can pick up your registration bag and drop your business card to be eligible for the sponsor giveaways during the EXPO.


Friday April 20, 2012 9:30am - 4:30pm PDT
Trousdale Estates 3rd 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

11:45am PDT

Funding Your Project and Protecting Your Assets (Presented by MusicPro Insurance)

In today's do-it-yourself world, there are more opportunities for the aspiring musician than ever before. But what isn’t always clear is how to finance your projects and effectively protect your assets. We have the tools to produce our own music, but how do we pay for them? We can market directly to our fans, but how do we analyze and improve our business models? Your success is dependent on the tools of your creativity, but how can you afford to protect them? This panel explores real world solutions for sourcing and protecting the physical and financial assets that every music professional now needs.


Panelists
avatar for DeMille Halliburton

DeMille Halliburton

 A native New Yorker, DeMille Halliburton has specialized in the commercial, sports & entertainment industries, working with film, television and animation production companies, music touring, special events and sports/entertainment personalities for over 16 years. He currently is... Read More →
avatar for Neeta Ragoowansi

Neeta Ragoowansi

Co-Founder and SVP, Business Development & Legal Affairs / President, NPREX / MMF-US
Neeta Ragoowansi is Co-Founder and SVP of Business Development & Legal Affairs for NPREX (National Performing Rights Exchange), the first-ever online marketplace for direct licensing of performance rights with the ability to bundle mechanical and sync between music copyright owners... Read More →
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Curtis Vega

 Curtis Vega is Senior Vice President and team leader for the media and entertainment group at HSBC in Beverly Hills, CA. The media and entertainment group is a specialist advisory team within HSBC that spans Los Angeles, New York and London and provides a full suite of banking services... Read More →

Moderator


Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm PDT
Silver Lake 3rd 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!

Friday April 20, 2012 1:10pm - 2:25pm PDT
Room 325 3rd Floor Near Elevators
 
Saturday, April 21
 

9:30am PDT

The ASCAP Room

Learn about ASCAP Member Access and speak to an ASCAP Member Services representative. This is also where you can pick up your registration bag and drop your business card to be eligible for the sponsor giveaways during the EXPO.


Saturday April 21, 2012 9:30am - 4:15pm PDT
Trousdale Estates 3rd Floor

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

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

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)

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
 
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