LOS ANGELES, CA and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 28, 2009) - ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) will stage its fifth annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO in Los Angeles next spring where top songwriters, composers, producers and industry professionals will come together to share their knowledge and expertise on a broad range of relevant topics to music creators. The three-day event will take place at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, April 22-24, 2010.

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.

"When music is your life you need all the contacts, resources and guidance you can get to make it a career in today's world. And, of course, creators are always looking for ways to hone their skills and master their craft," said ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams. "The EXPO provides a unique environment for songwriters, composers and producers to learn from the best in the business on how to improve their art. The energy and inspiration generated by our community coming together in this way is remarkable, and is one of the reasons why the EXPO continues to be so successful."

Panelists and performers for the 2010 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO will be announced in the coming months. Past EXPOs have attracted some of the biggest names in music, both on the creative and business side, with headliner interviews featuring Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart), Jeff Lynne, Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora, Jackson Browne, Steve Miller, Randy Newman and Tom Petty.

Follow ASCAP EXPO on Twitter www.twitter.com/ascapexpo for details on a special pre-sale discount on registration. Early bird pricing and registration opens on November 2, 2009. For more information, please visit www.ascap.com/expo.

Members of the press may apply for credentials at www.ascap.com/press/pressroom/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 360,000 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