December 17, 2013 09:00 ET

Sondre Lerche, Lee Ann Womack, fun.'s Andrew Dost, KT Tunstall and The Autumn Defense Among Top Performers at 16th Annual Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 17, 2013) - Lights! Camera! Music! The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is pleased to announce its lineup of events for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The 16th annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café -- running during the daytime from January 17th through the 24th -- will present an inspiring mix of songwriters and artists, from well-known artists to rising stars, all hand-picked by ASCAP. In addition, an invitation-only ASCAP Composer-Filmmaker Cocktail Party will take place on January 21st, providing a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers and music creators to connect in a warm and intimate setting.

ASCAP Assistant Vice President and Sundance ASCAP Music Café producer Loretta Muñoz commented: "Every great film needs great music. For 16 years, the Sundance Film Festival and ASCAP have celebrated the connection of sound and screen at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café. Looking for that perfect music for your next project? Stop by the Café between film screenings to hear an eclectic mix of our favorite songwriters and artists, performing throughout the festival. The Café is your hub for great music at the Sundance Film Festival."

The Music Café will be located at Rich Haines Gallery (751 Main Street, Park City, UT) and will be open to all Festival credential holders (21 and older). Performances are scheduled to begin each day at 2:00pm. Featured performers at the 16th annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café include: The Autumn Defense (featuring members of Wilco), Cardinal Sons, Greyson Chance, Clara-Nova, CMA Songwriters Spotlight (Brandy Clark, Brett James, Chris Stapleton & Lee Ann Womack), Robert DeLong, The Devil Makes Three, Andrew Dost (of fun.), Escondido, The Falls, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Matthew Perryman Jones, Sondre Lerche (from the film Sleepwalker), Jeremy Messersmith, Moors, The Mowgli's, Savoir Adore, Guy Sebastian, Rae Spoon (from the film My Prairie Home), KT Tunstall, Venus and the Moon and Years & Years.

A more complete lineup and schedule of performances will be available in January.

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Music in Film
The 2014 Sundance Film Festival includes many films that prominently feature the music of ASCAP's composer and songwriter members. ASCAP composers who have scored Festival films this year include: Joshua Abrams (Life Itself), Ernest Adzentoivich (They Came Together), Will Bates (I Origins), Willis Earl Beal (Memphis), Daniel Bensi (Jonathan's Chest and The One I l Love), Jason Bentley (Under the Electric Sky), Dominic Bisignano (Kekasih), Wendy Blackstone (WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger), Brooke & Will Blair (Blue Ruin), Todd Boekelheide (Marmato), Jonathan Boulet (Phantom Limb) John Jennings Boyd (The Bravest, the Boldest), Michael Brook (Fed Up), Francois-Eudes Chanfrault (SACEM) [Jamie Marks is Dead], Vincent Courtois (SACEM) [Ernest and Celestine], Kaloyan Dimitrov (PRS) [Viktoria], Stuart Earl (PRS) [Lilting], Dave Eggar (Difret and War Story), James Ewers (PRS) [Notes on Blindness], Nima Fakhrara (The Signal), Matt Fitzpatrick (Catherine), Flying Lotus (Imperial Dreams) Jeff Grace (Cold in July), Nathan Halpern (Rich Hill), Daniel Hart (Dig), Curtis Heath (Hellion), Dickon Hinchliffe (Locke), Henk Hodstede (BUMA) [Blind], Katerina Holmberg (PRS) [The Return to Homs], Ian Hultquist (Ivory Tower), Chuck Johnson (Private Violence), Jed Kurzel (APRA) [The Babdook], Fela Kuti (SACEM) [Finding Fela], Sondre Lerche (The Sleepwalker), Laurent Levesque (SACEM) [My Sense of Modesty], Scott McGuigan (Nick Offerman's American Ham), Stephin Merritt (I'm a Mitzvah), Michael Montes (Ping Pong Summer), Miles Mosley (Me + Her), Phil Mossman (I Origins), Stuart Murdoch (PRS) [God Help That Girl], Matt Novack (They Came Together), Chuck Palmer (War Story), Charlton Pettus (Rudderless), Tom Phillips (Freedom Summer), Joel Pickard (Drunktown's Finest), Gaël Rakotondrabe (Mr leos caraX), Vernon Reid (Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People), Scott Salinas (Happy Valley), Niklas Schak (KODA) [Sepideh), David Schommer (Difret), Cyrus Shahmir (The End of Eating Everything), Philip Sheppard (PRS) [Revolution], Ben Sidran (Hoop Dreams), Simon Steadman (Rudderless), Jess Stroup (Camp X-Ray), Patrick Taylor (Fishing Without Nets), Kirsty Tickle (APRA) [Phantom Limb], Hanan Townshed (APRA) [The Better Angels], Brocker Way (The Battered Bastard of Baseball) and Marcelo Zarvos (Little Accidents).

The ASCAP Composer-Filmmaker Cocktail Party
On the evening of Tuesday, January 21st, ASCAP will host the ASCAP Composer-Filmmaker Cocktail Party. This is an invite-only, after-show celebration held at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café. This private event is for Festival filmmakers, ASCAP film composers, Sundance ASCAP Music Café artists and music supervisors. Festival filmmakers and film composers who are interested in attending may contact Rachel Perkins ( for further details.

About the Sundance Film Festival®
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most groundbreaking films of the past three decades, including Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Little Miss Sunshine, An Education, sex, lies, and videotape, Reservoir Dogs, The Cove, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious, and Napoleon Dynamite, and through its New Frontier initiative, has showcased the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julien, Doug Aitken, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Matthew Barney. The Festival is a program of the non-profit Sundance Institute®. 2014 Festival sponsors to date include: Presenting Sponsors -- HP, Acura, Sundance Channel and Chase Sapphire Preferred®; Leadership Sponsors -- Airbnb, DIRECTV, Entertainment Weekly, LensCrafters, Southwest Airlines, Sprint and YouTube; Sustaining Sponsors -- Adobe, Canada Goose, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Brita® FilterForGood®, in partnership with Nalgene®, Hilton HHonors and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Ketel One Vodka, L'Oréal Paris, MorningStar Farms®, Omnicom, Quaker Oats Company, Stella Artois® and Time Warner Inc. Sundance Institute recognizes critical support from the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, and the State of Utah as Festival Host State. The support of these organizations helps offset the Festival's costs and sustain the Institute's year-round programs for independent film and theatre artists.

About Sundance Institute
Founded by Robert Redford in 1981, Sundance Institute is a global, nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to nurturing artistic expression in film and theater, and to supporting intercultural dialogue between artists and audiences. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to unite, inform and inspire, regardless of geo-political, social, religious or cultural differences. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival and its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, film composers, playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Sin Nombre, An Inconvenient Truth, Spring Awakening, Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, Light in the Piazza and Angels in America. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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 over 480,000 members representing more than 9 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.

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