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Thursday, April 19

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)

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)

3:30pm PDT

Inside the Composer’s Studio with Trevor Morris

You’ll get a glimpse into the composer’s studio as one of today’s most prominent film and television composers walks you through his creative process, from the initial spotting sessions to the final cut and every step in between. The audience will get a live, on-screen demonstration of the mock up recording process, and see how to use scoring templates to turn their musical vision into a fully realized movie or TV score.

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Trevor Morris

 The past year has been an incredible one for Trevor Morris. He received two Emmy Award nominations and three Gemini Award nominations, earning his second wins in each. Trevor’s cinematic and thrilling score was also heard in the highly anticipated action-packed film, Immortals... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 3:30pm - 4:45pm PDT
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

3:30pm PDT

Diverse Careers in Concert Music

From performing to session gigs, cross-genre collaborations to musical theatre, today’s concert music creator has opportunities far beyond the composer’s desk or the conductor’s podium. On this enlightening panel, you’ll hear about the diverse careers of four of the foremost (and busiest!) composers and conductors active in the field. They’ll provide advice and inspiration for anyone looking to have a fulfilling career in concert music.

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Derek Bermel

 Described by the Toronto Star as “an eclectic with wide open ears,' composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel has been widely hailed for his creativity, theatricality, and virtuosity. Bermel's works draw on a rich variety of musical genres—classical, jazz, pop, rock, blues, folk... Read More →
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Gabriela Lena Frank

A member of G. Schirmer’s prestigious roster of artists, Gabriela Lena Frank creates work that incorporates Latino/Latin American mythology, archeology, art, poetry, and folk music into western classical forms, reflecting her Peruvian-American heritage. Among numerous awards, Frank... Read More →
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Grant Gershon

 Grant Gershon was named Music Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale in 2001 and also serves as LA Opera Resident Conductor/Chorus Master. The Los Angeles Times proclaims that the Chorale 'has become the most exciting chorus in the country under Grant Gershon.'  He has led... Read More →
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Gabriel Kahane

 Gabriel Kahane’s (b. 1981, Venice Beach) most recent recording as a singer-songwriter is Where Are the Arms, which was released in 2011. As a composer of concert works, he has been commissioned by Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, American Composers... Read More →

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Derek Bermel

 Described by the Toronto Star as “an eclectic with wide open ears,' composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel has been widely hailed for his creativity, theatricality, and virtuosity. Bermel's works draw on a rich variety of musical genres—classical, jazz, pop, rock, blues, folk... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 3:30pm - 4:45pm PDT
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

5:30pm PDT

No Secrets: Master Session with Carly Simon

The storied music career of 2012 ASCAP Founders Award honoree Carly Simon began in earnest with her solo debut in 1971, which yielded the top-ten hit “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be” and earned her the Best New Artist Grammy. Over the next few years her star would rise on the strength of huge singles like “Anticipation,” “Legend in Your Own Time” and especially “You’re So Vain,” which hit #1 on the U.S. pop charts and catapulted Simon to superstardom. Simon’s unflinching, sophisticated songs continued to connect with listeners throughout the 70's – her singles "The Right Thing to Do" and “You Belong to Me” became huge critical and commercial successes. In the 80’s, Simon began a string of contributions to film and TV soundtracks. Her song “Let the River Run” from Working Girl earned her a Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe. And while Simon has never stopped recording new albums and contributing songs to visual media, she’s also branched out into opera (Romulus Hunt), acted in film and TV and written a series of children’s books. In this unique session, Carly Simon will open a window into her songwriting process. In addition to an in-depth conversation on her creative journey, some early demos of her songs will be played and discussed, offering a rare glimpse of the creative evolution of one of the most inspired songwriters of our time.

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Carly Simon

 Carly Simon has an unparalleled career that spans four decades of openhearted storytelling both in song and print. Joining the ranks of the singer-songwriters of the early 1970’s, Simon changed the public’s conception of pop music from teeny-bop to honest, sensitive and intelligent... Read More →

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Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

EVP, Membership - ASCAP

Thursday April 19, 2012 5:30pm - 6:45pm PDT
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

5:30pm PDT

Behind the Scenes: The Musical Anatomy of a Hit TV Show

Music is a huge part of the experience of any TV show, and there’s often as much drama and heart-racing action involved in finishing an episode as there is on-screen. You’ll find out how the composers, music supervisors and music editors for some of the biggest shows on television work together – and independently – to create the perfect small-screen soundtrack. It’s a must-see panel for anyone interested in the creative or business sides of television music.

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Kevin Bassinson

 Kevin Bassinson has gained an impressive amount of experience and expertise as a music editor in film and television enhanced by his intimate involvement in every discipline of the music industry. Kevin grew up in St. Louis, Missouri in a house filled with music. Kevin was mentored... Read More →
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John Dickson

 Texas native John Dickson received his musical training at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas, the University of Miami (FL) and at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, earning degrees in Piano/French Horn, Composition, Conducting, and Commercial Music and Production. He is currently... Read More →
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Thomas Golubić

 Thomas Golubić is a Los Angeles-based DJ, music supervisor, and Grammy-nominated record producer. His music supervision credits include the AMC series Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and The Killing, the HBO series Six Feet Under and the New Line film After The Sunset, among a... Read More →
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Steve Porcaro

 Born into a musical family, Steve Porcaro – along with brothers Jeff and Mike – was a founding member of the Grammy-winning, platinum-selling rock group Toto. He left the group in 1986, looking to pursue a career based more in songwriting and composing, finding his big break... Read More →
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Dave Porter

 Dave Porter began his musical training on the piano at age five, and began composing as a teen. He studied classical and electronic music composition at Sarah Lawrence College, and started his professional career at Philip Glass’ studio in New York City. Dave is the series composer... Read More →
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Greg Sill

 After serving as VP Music at Warner Bros. Television, for seven years, Greg went out on his own as a music supervisor with over 40 cable TV network movies and shows, including the Peabody Award winning FX show Justified.

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Thomas Golubić

 Thomas Golubić is a Los Angeles-based DJ, music supervisor, and Grammy-nominated record producer. His music supervision credits include the AMC series Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and The Killing, the HBO series Six Feet Under and the New Line film After The Sunset, among a... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 5:30pm - 6:45pm PDT
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)
Friday, April 20


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.

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Jeff Gray (Pesci)

Music Administration & Creative - Fox Sports Music
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Walter Afanasieff

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

Betsy Anthony

Sr. Director, Creative and Writer Services - BMG Chrysalis
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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 →
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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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 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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →

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 →
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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 →
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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 →

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 →
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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 →
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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 →

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. 
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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 →
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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 →

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 →

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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →

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 →
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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 →

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 →

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.

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 →
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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 →
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Nikki Walsh

Film Music - Universal Pictures
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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 →
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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

Film/TV Scoring Feedback

Engage in honest talk and receive valuable advice from professional film and television composers and entertainment executives in this feedback session, during which a limited number of music cues, pre-submitted by registrants, will be given feedback in front of a live audience.

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Joey Newman

Composer – TV: The Middle, Little People, Big World Film: The Space Between, Any Day Now   Joey Newman is a third generation film composer of the famed Hollywood musical Newman dynasty. A drummer, conductor and orchestrator, he earned his degree from the Berklee College of Music... Read More →
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Chris Saranec

 Both a writer and music department executive, Chris Saranec has scored films and has concert material placed with Boosey & Hawkes.  Chris has worked for Kathy Nelson at Universal and the top film music executives in the industry, and he oversees licensing budget compliance and... Read More →
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Ryan Shore

 Ryan Shore is a Grammy Award-nominated composer, producer, conductor and arranger for film, television, games, and records. He received a 2012 Grammy Award nomination for Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media for his score to The Shrine, and his score for Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer... Read More →
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Mark Watters

 Mark Watters is a six time Emmy Award winning composer and conductor whose diverse composing credits include Doug's First Movie, Kronk’s New Groove, Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas, The Return Of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves for Disney, The Pebble And The Penguin... Read More →

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Mark Watters

 Mark Watters is a six time Emmy Award winning composer and conductor whose diverse composing credits include Doug's First Movie, Kronk’s New Groove, Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas, The Return Of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves for Disney, The Pebble And The Penguin... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2012 9:45am - 11:00am PDT
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

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.

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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 →

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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →

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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

The Art of Collaboration

Writing with other music creators can yield artistic and financial fruits. In this panel, hit country writers discuss the process of collaboration. They’ll talk about how to balance writing alone versus writing with others, and delve into the psychology and people skills involved. Our panelists will also weigh in on working with recording artists, and what it takes to transition from writing for yourself to writing with - and for - others.

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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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Darrell Brown

 Darrell Brown is a songwriter, arranger and producer who has written hit songs for dozens of recording artists, as well as music for film and television. He has recently co-written songs for country music stars LeAnn Rimes (“Crazy Women”) and Keith Urban (including the Grammy... Read More →
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Deana Carter

 Deana Carter defied conventional expectations and shot to the top of the country charts upon the release of her 1996 debut, Did I Shave My Legs For This?, melding the popular appeal of country music with folk and a retro-rock edge. The daughter of famed studio guitarist/producer... Read More →
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Chris DeStefano

 Chris DeStefano is a singer/songwriter and record producer working in Los Angeles and Nashville. Published by EMI, his recent writing and/or production credits include Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery, Jana Kramer, and Eli Young Band among many others.  He's recently... Read More →
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JT Harding

 Born an orphan, JT Harding gravitated towards music for as long as he can remember. Endless hours of singing along to the radio and watching MTV convinced him to put together a band and start writing songs. After grinding through the regular rock band regimen of rehearsals and high... Read More →

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Darrell Brown

Songwriter, Producer - "You'll Think of Me,” "Why Don't We Just Dance," "Crazy Women," "Simple Things"     Darrell Brown is a songwriter, arranger and producer who has written hit songs for dozens of recording artists, as well as music for film and television. Recently, he has... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm PDT
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor
Saturday, April 21

11:45am PDT

Once Upon a Time: Master Session with Mark Isham (Presented by Variety)

Versatile composer/musician Mark Isham’s career has traversed from Grammy award-winning performer/songwriter to award-winning composer of scores for film and television. An evocative trumpeter and master of the synthesizer, Isham became a pioneer of electronic music early on in his career; this led the composer/musician, with an intimate understanding of how sound and emotion interact, to garner a reputation as a leading film and TV composer. Isham has written critically acclaimed scores to over 100 films including Warrior, Dolphin Tale, The Black Dahlia, A River Runs Through It (Oscar nominated), Nell (Golden Globe nominated), Fly Away Home, October Sky and Bobby. He scored the Oscar-winning Crash, the celebrated miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, and received an Emmy for his score to EZ Streets. In addition to scoring the hit ABC series Once Upon A Time, he has just completed the films The Lucky One starring Zac Efron and Stolen starring Nicolas Cage. Isham is also creating a series of public sound installations using the spatial elements of music. Noted film music writer Jon Burlingame will interview Mark Isham in this thought-provoking and wide-ranging master session.

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Jon Burlingame

 Jon Burlingame is the nation’s leading writer on the subject of music for films and television. He writes regularly for Daily Variety and has written for such other publications as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Daily News, Premiere, Emmy and... Read More →
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Mark Isham

Composer, Trumpeter – Film: A River Runs Through It, Crash, The Black Dahlia TV: Once Upon a Time   From his days as a pioneering icon of electronic music, to his current status as a world-renowned legendary film composer, Mark Isham continues to be one of the most prolific and... Read More →

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Jon Burlingame

 Jon Burlingame is the nation’s leading writer on the subject of music for films and television. He writes regularly for Daily Variety and has written for such other publications as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Daily News, Premiere, Emmy and... Read More →

Saturday April 21, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm PDT
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)
  Master Session

2:15pm PDT

Beyond the Heights: Master Session with Lin-Manuel Miranda

ASCAP writer/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda burst into the spotlight with his Tony and Grammy-winning, Pulitzer Prize-nominated musical, In the Heights. But anyone who has heard the authentic salsa and hip hop-flavored music for that Broadway smash knows that Miranda’s talents extend far beyond the realm of musical theatre. Miranda will explain how he was able to fuse his love of urban and Latin music with an appreciation for theatre and film to become the versatile writer/composer/rapper/actor that he is today. This will be an inspiring panel for anyone seeking a music career without boundaries.

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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 →


Saturday April 21, 2012 2:15pm - 3:30pm PDT
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

2:15pm PDT

Ding Dong, the Jingle’s Dead: Building Your Career in Commercial Music

Fifteen years ago, songwriters and jingle writers operated in different worlds. Times have changed. Today, corporate campaigns are considered a legit way for songwriters to get their work heard and get paid well at the same time. Yet despite the sea change, most songwriters still feel walled off from the commercial music business. This panel is designed to give writers of all kinds the tools to gain access to this rewarding career path. Attendees will leave with a basic understanding of how the commercial music industry operates and feel informed and empowered enough to take meaningful steps toward creating new income streams in commercial music.

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Marisa Mastroianni Davis

 Brushing aside her post-collegiate political aspirations and a position for a U.S. Congressman, Marisa chose to dive headlong into a more honest and direct brand of politics ... advertising!  Cutting her teeth on large national accounts at international agencies as well as specialized... Read More →
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Eric Fawcett

 Before he and a partner started their own commercial music company, Fiction, in 2006, Eric Fawcett lived a previous life in the record business. He was a record producer, session drummer, and drummer for his band Spymob, for Pharrell Williams’ hip hop/rock group, N*E*R*D, for... Read More →
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Shane Hutton

 Shane Hutton has been recognized by 20 of the most significant advertising award shows from around the globe over 160 times, and his work has appeared in over 35 museums worldwide. He was a contributing author to the book Pick Me: Breaking Into Advertising and Staying There, and... Read More →
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Paul Schultz

 Paul Schultz heads up the business side and creative directs Emoto's staff of composers, producers, music supervisors and freelancers.  He would have never predicted that a summer internship at Emoto (then Admusic) would send him away to a graduate assistantship at the University... Read More →
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Gabe Sokoloff

 Gabe Sokoloff is a songwriter, producer, composer, singer and electronic musician. Gabe began his music career scoring independent films and working under legendary DJ and electronic musician B.T. In 2007, Gabe was taken on as a staff composer at a prominent commercial music house... Read More →

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Eric Fawcett

 Before he and a partner started their own commercial music company, Fiction, in 2006, Eric Fawcett lived a previous life in the record business. He was a record producer, session drummer, and drummer for his band Spymob, for Pharrell Williams’ hip hop/rock group, N*E*R*D, for... Read More →

Saturday April 21, 2012 2:15pm - 3:30pm PDT
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:15pm PDT

Producing a Professional Jazz Recording on a DIY Budget

Just like jazz itself, producing your own jazz recordings involves both know-how and a willingness to improvise. But you don’t have to have deep pockets or decades of training to get professional quality results. ASCAP Board member George Duke and Lee Ritenour are both master jazz musicians, and they also have extensive experience as producers for their own projects and for others. These two impresarios of improv will discuss tips and techniques for producing a professional jazz recording, all by yourself.

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George Duke

 Keyboardist-composer-producer George Duke’s imprint on jazz and pop music is almost impossible to calculate, with more than 30 solo recordings and a resume that spans over 40 years. Born in San Rafael, CA, in 1946, Duke began his formal piano training at age seven and attended... Read More →

Andrew Papastephanou

Studio Design, Composer, Producer
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Lee Ritenour

Growing up in L.A. in the 60's, Grammy award-winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, his 40 year eclectic... Read More →

Saturday April 21, 2012 2:15pm - 3:30pm PDT
Silver Lake 3rd Floor
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