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ASCAP Announces the I Create Music Expo

ASCAP I Create Music Expo Set for April '06 in Los Angeles (November 04, 2005)

ASCAP President and Chairman Marilyn Bergman today announced the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO -- the first and only national conference dedicated to songwriting and composing that is designed to bring together music creators with music industry professionals who want to work together to achieve greater success.  The Expo will take place April 20-22, 2006 at The Hollywood Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles, California. 

Marilyn Bergman ("The Way We Were," "The Windmills of Your Mind") will be among some of the most accomplished songwriters, composers and producers in the world participating in the conference, along with Glen Ballard ("Man in the Mirror", "The Space Between"), Stephen Bray ("Express Yourself," "Into the Groove"),

Bruce Broughton (Silverado, Warm Springs), Desmond Child ("Dude (Looks Like A Lady)," "Livin' La Vida Loca"), Hal David ("Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head," "Close to You"), Mike Elizondo ("In Da Club," "Let Me Blow Ya Mind"), Michael Giacchino (Lost, The Incredibles), James Newton Howard (Batman Begins, The Sixth Sense), Jimmy Jam ("No More Drama," "Thats the Way Love Goes"), The Dust Brothers' John King (Fight Club, "Where Its At"), Johnny Mandel ("The Shadow of Your Smile," "A Time For Love"), Rick Nowels ("The Game of Love," "White Flag"), Rudy Perez ("Pero Me Acuerdo De Ti," "Vivir Lo Nuestro"), Linda Perry ("Beautiful," "Get the Party Started"), Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell), John Shanks ("Pieces of Me," "Somebody Like You"), Jimmy Webb ("Galveston," "Wichita Lineman"), Matthew Wilder ("Beautiful Disaster," "Break My Stride"), and Paul Williams ("Rainy Days And Mondays," "We've Only Just Begun"), with many more participants to be announced. 

All songwriters, composers, producers, publishers and music industry professionals, regardless of affiliation, will benefit from this unique creative event, which will be presented in a stimulating format designed to facilitate personal interaction, education and networking.  Programs will include, panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes, mentoring, song critiquing, product displays, state-of-the-art technology demonstrations, performances, and more.  Detailed information, including early bird pricing and registration, can be found at

Established in 1914, ASCAP is the first and leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization representing the world's largest repertory totaling over 8 million copyrighted musical works of every style and genre from more than 225,000 composer, lyricist and music publisher members.  ASCAP also represents the repertories created by the international affiliates of 70 foreign performing rights organizations.  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 Performing Rights Organization owned and governed by its writer and publisher members.

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