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Thursday, April 19
 

11:30am PDT

Country Song Feedback

Engage in honest talk and receive valuable advice from chart-topping country singer/songwriters and music publishers in this song feedback session, during which a limited number of songs pre-submitted by registrants will be given constructive criticism in front of an audience.


Panelists
avatar for Whitney Daane

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 Chris DeStefano

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 →
avatar for JT Harding

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 →
avatar for Mike Molinar

Mike Molinar

Over the past thirteen years, Mike Molinar played a major role in the growth and success of several of Nashville’s leading independent music publishers. As the Creative Director for Cal IV Entertainment from 2000 to 2007, Molinar played a vital role in the placement of copyrights... Read More →

Moderator

Thursday April 19, 2012 11:30am - 12:45pm PDT
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

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

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

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.


Panelists
avatar for Derek Bermel

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 →
avatar for Gabriela Lena Frank

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 →
avatar for Grant Gershon

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 →
avatar for Gabriel Kahane

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 →

Moderator
avatar for Derek Bermel

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

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)

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

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.


Panelists
avatar for Kevin Bassinson

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 →
avatar for John Dickson

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 →
avatar for Thomas Golubić

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 →
avatar for Steve Porcaro

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 →
avatar for Dave Porter

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 →
avatar for Greg Sill

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.

Moderator
avatar for Thomas Golubić

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)

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
 
Friday, April 20
 

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.


Panelists
avatar for Joey Newman

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 →
avatar for Chris Saranec

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 →
avatar for Ryan Shore

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 →
avatar for Mark Watters

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 →

Moderator
avatar for Mark Watters

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

9:45am PDT

Pop/Rock Song Feedback

Engage in honest talk and receive valuable advice from chart-topping pop/rock songwriters 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 a live audience.


Panelists
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 →
avatar for Allison Wright Clark

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 →
avatar for Michelle Lewis

Michelle Lewis

 Michelle’s career as a songwriter began 15 years ago, when, as an artist signed to Giant Records, the more commercial songs she wrote for her albums began to get covered by other artists (like Kelly Osbourne, Lindsay Lohan and Cher). She soon decided that there was more dignity... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Yohai

Jeremy Yohai

Director, Writer Relations – Downtown Music Publishing   Jeremy Yohai started his career at ASCAP, where he spent seven years recruiting and helping the career development of emerging songwriters including Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Diplo and Dr. Dog, among others. Jeremy... Read More →

Moderator

Friday April 20, 2012 9:45am - 11:00am PDT
Hollywood Ballroom 1 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 →
avatar for Monti Olson

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

11:45am 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 →
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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 →
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

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 →
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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

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
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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 →
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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 →
avatar for S1 (Symbolyc One)

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 →
avatar for Malik Yusef

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

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.


Panelists
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 →
avatar for Darrell Brown

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 →
avatar for Deana Carter

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 →
avatar for Chris DeStefano

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 →
avatar for JT Harding

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 →

Moderator
avatar for Darrell Brown

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

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 →
avatar for Angelo Caputo

Angelo Caputo

Engineer, Mixer - NightBird Recording Studios
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 →
avatar for Mark Needham

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)
 
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

11:45am PDT

Song Feedback: In-Depth Analysis

This session features three successful songwriters working with EXPO registrants in front of a live audience, offering valuable advice, insight and teachable moments for all attending to help enhance their songwriting skills. In a bit of a departure from the other Song Feedback panels, our panel will be spending additional time with each pre-selected song, providing more in-depth analysis. The selections were drawn from the same pool of songs that registrants submitted to the regular Feedback panels.


Panelists
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 Bonnie Hayes

Bonnie Hayes

 Bonnie Hayes is a San Francisco-based songwriter, producer, musician, educator and recording artist. She has written several well-known songs including, 'Have A Heart' and 'Love Letter,' which were recorded by Bonnie Raitt for her multi-platinum and multi-Grammy winning album, Nick... Read More →
avatar for Steve Seskin

Steve Seskin

 Steve Seskin has written seven #1 songs that have been featured on albums selling over 40 million copies. The Grammy-nominated “Grown Men Don’t Cry” was recorded by Tim McGraw and “Don’t Laugh at Me,” recorded by Mark Wills, was winner of both the NSAI’s and Music... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Steve Seskin

Steve Seskin

 Steve Seskin has written seven #1 songs that have been featured on albums selling over 40 million copies. The Grammy-nominated “Grown Men Don’t Cry” was recorded by Tim McGraw and “Don’t Laugh at Me,” recorded by Mark Wills, was winner of both the NSAI’s and Music... Read More →

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

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

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)

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.


Panelists
avatar for Marisa Mastroianni Davis

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 →
avatar for Eric Fawcett

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 →
avatar for Shane Hutton

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 →
avatar for Paul Schultz

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 →
avatar for Gabe Sokoloff

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 →

Moderator
avatar for Eric Fawcett

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.


Panelists
avatar for George Duke

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 →
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Andrew Papastephanou

Studio Design, Composer, Producer
avatar for Lee Ritenour

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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