Justin Timberlake Joins ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO Lineup for One-on-One Conversation With Bill Withers

Three-Day Music Creator Conference Will Also Feature Quincy Jones Being Interviewed by Ludacris, an Interview With John Mayer, Master Sessions With Linda Perry, Kenny Burrell, Don Schlitz, Loudon Wainwright III, Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, Just Blaze, and More

LOS ANGELES, CA and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 9, 2010) -  Music superstar Justin Timberlake has joined the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO lineup to be part of a first-ever feature for the conference, a One-on-One Conversation between two Grammy Award-winning music creators, when he engages in a conversation with legendary singer-songwriter Bill Withers, it was announced today by ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers). The three-day EXPO will take place at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, April 22-24, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA.

Justin Timberlake is a songwriter, performer, producer, actor and entrepreneur. Originally rising to fame as a member of the phenomenally successful Pop group *NSYNC, Timberlake eventually launched his solo career that has earned him 6 Grammy Awards, 2 Emmy Awards and dozens of accolades from around the world. With two Pop/R&B solo albums that have sold more than 18 million albums worldwide, four #1 hits ("SexyBack," "My Love," "What Goes Around.../...Comes Around" and "Summer Love") and the respect of his peers and fans across the globe, Timberlake has unique insight into the art and business of music today. In a one-on-one conversation with legendary Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Bill Withers ("Ain't No Sunshine," "Just the Two of Us," "Lean on Me," "Lovely Day"), Timberlake and Withers will draw from experiences in their remarkable careers to explore what it means to be a well-rounded, dedicated and visionary music creator.

This year's EXPO will also feature Quincy Jones being interviewed by Ludacris, an interview with John Mayer, a series of writer and composer-focused Master Sessions with some of the most successful names in music, including Linda Perry, Kenny Burrell, Don Schlitz, Loudon Wainwright III, Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald and Just Blaze, in addition to song feedback panels, and an expanded array of career-building business, marketing, publishing and technological panels that speak to all music creators across all genres. Also confirmed to participate are Kerry "Krucial" Brothers, Toby Gad, Allison Iraheta, Mark Isham, Lenny Kaye, Jason Mraz, Jill Sobule, C. Tricky Stewart, Phil Vassar, Don Was, and ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams among others. Attendance by panelists and speakers is tentative and subject to change at any time.

The complete EXPO schedule was just announced. To view it please visit http://www.ascap.com/eventsawards/events/expo/2010/schedule.aspx

The ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO is the premier conference for songwriters, composers and producers. It covers all genres of music and includes panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes, One-on-One sessions, song critiquing, networking events, product displays, state-of-the-art technology demonstrations, performances, and more. All music creators, producers, publishers and executives -- regardless of their performing rights organization affiliation -- will benefit from this unique creative event, which is designed around personal interaction, education and networking. For more information, and to register, please visit www.ascap.com/expo

Established in 1914, ASCAP is the first and leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization (PRO) representing the world's largest repertory totaling over 8.5 million copyrighted musical works of every style and genre from more than 380,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members. ASCAP has representation arrangements with similar foreign organizations so that the ASCAP repertory is represented in nearly every country around the world where copyright law exists. 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 PRO owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. www.ascap.com