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December 03, 2012 09:00 ET

Save the Date: 8th Annual ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo Set for April 18-20, 2013

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Dec 3, 2012) - The 8th annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO will be held April 18-20, 2013 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel (formerly known as the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel) in Los Angeles, CA. The three-day event is the premier conference for songwriters, composers and producers in all genres of music. The ASCAP EXPO will feature creative and business-focused panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes, One-on-One sessions, song critiquing, networking events, product displays, state-of-the-art technology demonstrations, performances and more.

Since 2006, the ASCAP EXPO has brought together some of the biggest names in music. Keynote sessions have featured Justin Timberlake & Bill Withers; Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora; Tom Petty; John Mayer; Quincy Jones interviewed by Ludacris; Carly Simon; The Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine); Lindsey Buckingham interviewed by Sara Bareilles; Randy Newman; Jackson Browne; Steve Miller; Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart); and Jeff Lynne. Writer-composer Master Sessions and the signature "We Create Music" panels have included an impressive list of music creators, such as Pharrell Williams, Peter Frampton, Stargate, Natasha Bedingfield, Marcus Miller, Desmond Child, Rodney Crowell, Dr. Luke, Jermaine Dupri, James Newton Howard, Fergie, Paul Williams, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Wyclef Jean, John Rich, Stephen Schwartz, Jill Scott, Ricky Skaggs and Jimmy Webb to name a few.

All music creators, publishers and executives will benefit from this unique creative event, which is designed around personal interaction, education and networking. The ASCAP EXPO is open to anyone, not just ASCAP members.

To see highlights from pasts ASCAP EXPOs, head over to ASCAP's YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/vgI5urEfq6g. For more information and to register for the conference, please visit www.ascap.com/expo.

About ASCAP
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 450,000 members representing more than 8.5 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. www.ascap.com

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