November 02, 2015 09:15 ET

Registration Opens for 11th Annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO: April 28 - 30, 2016 at Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles

Songwriters Share Passion for EXPO in New Video

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 2, 2015) - The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, announced today that registration is open for the 11th annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, April 28th - 30th, 2016 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. This premier conference for songwriters, composers, artists and producers in all genres of music kicks off on April 28th with ASCAP's General Annual Membership Meeting. EXPO participants can register for the conference with a special "early bird" price during the month of November at:

Now in its 11th year, the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO has succeeded by giving participants an unforgettable and authentic experience -- real knowledge, tools, connections and a community of support and guidance they can't find anywhere else. ASCAP has released a video to promote the 2016 event, which features attendees sharing their passions in their own words about how EXPO became a life and career-changing experience for them:

Special Opportunities
Popular sessions like Darrell Brown's (songwriter-producer for Keith Urban, Bon Jovi, Faith Hill and LeAnn Rimes) Live Song Feedback panel are back this year. In addition, early registrants have the opportunity to sign up for exclusive lunch roundtable sessions with top music industry executives and hit songwriters. Roundtable seats are limited to 175 and sell out quickly. Also available for purchase are a limited number of private one-on-one sessions with notable songwriters, composers and music industry executives.

Submissions and Showcases
ASCAP EXPO offers several special submission opportunities that enable participants to get their songs heard by music industry experts and the EXPO audience. Each year, EXPO features multiple feedback panels in different genres, enabling attendees to receive honest advice on their music. For the eighth time, ASCAP will partner with iStandard to host the iStandard Producer and Rapper Showcase, spotlighting aspiring hitmakers in front of a panel of prominent music industry tastemakers. Conference attendees also have the opportunity to submit to perform at the ASCAP EXPO Attendee Showcase. EXPO registrants will be notified when Attendee Showcase submissions are open at a later date.

Since 2005, the ASCAP EXPO has brought together music's biggest talents and most successful industry players. Previous keynote speakers include Justin Timberlake, Tom Petty, John Mayer, Quincy Jones, Ludacris, Carly Simon, Sara Bareilles, Randy Newman, Jackson Browne, Steve Miller, Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart), Diplo, Big Sean, Ne-Yo, Stargate, Bill Withers, Aloe Blacc, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Jeff Lynne.

ASCAP EXPO master sessions, performances and panels offer attendees the chance to hear directly from established music creators. Previous sessions have featured Jermaine Dupri, Fergie, Jared Leto, Wyclef Jean, Rufus Wainwright, John Rzeznik, Seth MacFarlane, Jason Mraz, Don Was, Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Peter Frampton, Natasha Bedingfield, Marcus Miller, Desmond Child, Rodney Crowell, Dr. Luke, James Newton Howard, Steve Lillywhite, Paul Williams, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, John Rich, Stephen Schwartz, Nico Muhly, Jill Scott, Ricky Skaggs, Jimmy Webb, Mike Posner, and more.

Media interested in covering the 2016 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO can contact Bobbi Marcus PR at

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business -- from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With 550,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members.