ASCAP Reimagines and Relocates North America’s Largest Music Creator Conference For 15th Anniversary

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Registration Now Open For The ASCAP EXPERIENCE APRIL 1-3 at Intercontinental Hotel In Downtown Los Angeles

From the Press Release:

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2019 — ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) celebrates the 15th anniversary of its renowned music creator conference with a new name, location and enhanced programming that is designed to meet the needs of 21st century music creators: the ASCAP Experience (formerly ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO) is now set for the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, April 1 – 3.

“Over the last fifteen years, as our attendees and the music industry have evolved, so has ASCAP EXPO,” said ASCAP Executive Vice President/ Chief Marketing Officer Lauren Iossa. “We have renamed it the ‘ASCAP Experience’ to encompass programming that meets the holistic needs of music creators today, with even more opportunities for participants to make music together. And we are excited to welcome all of our Experience attendees to join us in this next phase at a new venue in downtown L.A.”

Based on attendee feedback, ASCAP redesigned the ASCAP Experience to offer the most immersive event exploring what it takes to be a professional music creator today. Within a community of open-armed, like-minded music creators, attendees can expect new ways to get their music heard and fresh opportunities to connect and collaborate. Unique, curated programming will offer deep insights from best-in-class industry experts, wisdom from iconic songwriters, essential tools to boost creativity and state-of-the-art technology demonstrations. There will be a strong focus on wellness workshops to nourish the body and soul, and – of course – a ton of live music.

Previous speakers at the conference have included Justin Timberlake, Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Katy Perry, Meghan Trainor, Billie Eilish, FINNEAS, Questlove, Chris Stapleton, St. Vincent, Lee Ann Womack, Wyclef Jean, Jermaine Dupri, Melissa Etheridge, Cassadee Pope, Bear McCreary, Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL), Pinar Toprak, Marco Beltrami, Quincy Jones, Timbaland, Carly Simon, Sara Bareilles, Jackson Browne, Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart), Diplo, Big Sean, Ne-Yo, Stargate, Bill Withers, Aloe Blacc, Richie Sambora and Jeff Lynne.

Successful songwriters who have participated in the ASCAP Experience early in their careers include FINNEAS (“When The Party’s Over,” “Wish You Were Gay,” Billie Eilish), Vincent Berry (“Sandcastles,” Beyoncé), Aloe Blacc (“I Need a Dollar,” “Wake Me Up,” Avicii), LELAND (“Youth,” Troye Sivan) and Meghan Trainor (“All About That Bass”).

Attendees can register 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 more than 720,000 members representing more than 11.5 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. Learn more and stay in touch at, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.

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