January 07, 2010 10:30 ET

The Fray, Brendan Benson, LeAnn Rimes, Richard Marx, John Forté, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Among Performers at 2010 Sundance ASCAP Music Café

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 7, 2010) - The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is pleased to announce its lineup of events for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Returning for the 12th year, the Sundance ASCAP Music Café will present an exciting and dynamic mix of composers, songwriters and artists from across the musical spectrum and around the world. The annual, invite-only ASCAP Filmmaker & Composer Breakfast will once again provide a wonderful opportunity for filmmakers and music creators to connect in a warm and friendly setting. The 2010 Festival includes many films that prominently feature the music of ASCAP's composer and songwriter members.

"ASCAP composers and songwriters, from emerging to the most successful, represent the diverse world of today's music, so we are a great resource for filmmakers and film and music executives who are looking to find composers and songwriters for their films," said Sundance ASCAP Music Café producer Loretta Muñoz, ASCAP Assistant Vice President. "We are delighted to partner once again with the Sundance Film Festival, with whom we share a mutual goal of discovering and nurturing great talent, by highlighting the role of music in film through our live performances and networking events, and supporting our members' dreams."

Sundance ASCAP Music Café

Now in its 12th year, the Sundance ASCAP Music Café is the focal point for music at the Festival. It is dedicated to showcasing the exceptional talent of emerging and established artists, including solo acts and major bands, and is a place where independent filmmakers can meet and interact with composers and songwriters to encourage collaboration between these two creative communities. This year's program features eight days of stellar programming, presenting songwriters and composers associated with Festival films along with other legendary and cutting-edge artists.

The featured performers include: 2AM Club, Adrian Younge and the Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra, AM, Brendan Benson, Isobel Campbell, Carney, Danielia Cotton, Colin Devlin, John Forté, The Fray, Holly Palmer & Dillon O'Brian, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Joey+Rory, Sass Jordan, Richard Marx, Mike Posner, The Rescues, k.s. Rhoads, LeAnn Rimes, Sam & Ruby, Matt Scannell (Vertical Horizon), Sonos, Vedera, and Youth Speaks. For the complete schedule, please visit ASCAP's website at

The Sundance ASCAP Music Café will be located at the Stanfield Gallery, 751 Main Street, Park City. It is open to Festival credential holders from January 22 to 29, 2010. Performances begin each day at 2:00 p.m. The Stanfield Gallery has curated a unique avant-garde visual art exhibition by influential musicians and pop art icons. This showcase will include works from Devo keyboardist and composer Mark Mothersbaugh, Brandon Boyd of Incubus, pop artist icons Steve Kaufman and Peter Max, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes, Joseph Arthur, and many more. Look for special appearances by the artists throughout the day and at some of the gallery's evening events.

ASCAP Filmmaker & Composer Breakfast

On Tuesday, January 26, ASCAP will host a special, invite-only Filmmaker & Composer Breakfast exclusively for Sundance Film Festival Filmmakers and their film composers -- as well as other ASCAP composers who will be in Park City for the Festival. Festival filmmakers and film composers who are interested in attending may contact Jennifer Harmon at for further details. Accredited Festival press who are interested in covering may contact

Music in Film

The 2010 Festival includes many films that prominently feature the music of ASCAP's composer and songwriter members, including film composers Klaus Badelt ("The Extra Man"); Carter Burwell ("Howl"); Joel Goodman ("A Small Act"); Nicholas Greer ("8: The Mormon Proposition"); Jan Kaczmarek ("Get Low"); Keith Kohn ("Climate Refugees"); David Majzlin ("Sins of My Father"); Justin Melland ("Life 2.0"); Joshua Myers ("The Violent Kind"); Marc Streitenfeld ("Welcome to the Rileys"); Ryuichi Sakamoto ("Women Without Men"); Marcelo Zarvos ("Please Give"); and Ljova ("My Perestroika").

About Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival is the premier showcase for U.S. and international independent film, held each January in and around Park City, Utah. Presenting dramatic and documentary feature-length films from emerging and established artists, innovative short films, filmmaker forums and panels, live music performances ranging from solo acts to film composer events, cutting-edge media installations, and engaging community and student programs, the Festival brings together the most original storytellers of our time. Supported by the non-profit Sundance Institute, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most ground-breaking films of the past two decades, including "sex, lies, and videotape," "Maria Full of Grace," "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," "An Inconvenient Truth," "Trouble the Water," and "Central Station" and, through its New Frontier initiative, has brought the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julian, Doug Aitken, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Matthew Barney.

About Sundance Institute

Founded by Robert Redford in 1981, Sundance Institute is a not-for-profit organization that fosters the development of original storytelling in film and theatre, and presents the annual Sundance Film Festival. Internationally recognized for its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, film composers, playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as "Angels in America," "Spring Awakening," "Boys Don't Cry," "Sin Nombre" and "Born into Brothels."


Established in 1914, ASCAP is the first and leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization (PRO) representing the world's largest repertory totaling over 8.5 million copyrighted musical works of every style and genre from more than 370,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members. ASCAP has representation arrangements with similar foreign organizations so that the ASCAP repertory is represented in nearly every country around the world where copyright law exists. ASCAP protects the rights of its members and foreign affiliates by licensing the public performances of their copyrighted works and distributing royalties based upon surveyed performances. ASCAP is the only American PRO owned and governed by its writer and publisher members.