NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2015) - Stop, Look & Listen. ASCAP is pleased to announce its lineup of events for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The 17th annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café -- running during the daytime from January 23rd through the 30th -- will present a dynamic mix of both emerging and established songwriters and artists, specially curated by ASCAP. In addition, an invitation-only ASCAP Composer-Filmmaker Cocktail Party will take place on January 27th, providing a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers and music creators to connect in a warm, fun and intimate setting.

ASCAP Assistant Vice President and Sundance ASCAP Music Café producer Loretta Muñoz commented: "Every great film needs music. For 17 years now, Sundance and ASCAP have celebrated the marriage of sound and vision at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café. If you are a filmmaker seeking the perfect music for your next perfect project, stop by the Café to hear some of your favorite songwriters and composers, and discover some new ones. The Café is your connection to 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 17th annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café include: Baskery, The Belle Brigade, Leon Bridges, Chris Carpenter, CMA Songwriter Spotlight (Jessi Alexander, Kyle Jacobs & Neil Thrasher), Conrad, Andrew Dost of fun. (from the film The D Train), The Family Crest, John Fullbright, Dylan Gardner, Max Hatt & Edda Glass, Jamestown Revival, Joe McGinty of The Psychedelic Furs & The Loser's Lounge (from the film What Happened, Miss Simone?), Mosco Rosco, Rainey Qualley, Seafret, Lindsey Stirling, Scott Weiland and more.

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The ASCAP Composer-Filmmaker Cocktail Party
On the evening of Tuesday, January 27th, 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.

Music in Film
The 2015 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: Ishai Adar (as Yishai Adar) (ACUM)(Princess), Daniel Ahearn (Hot Girls Wanted), Ginge Anvik (TONO) (Homesick), Markus Aust (GEMA)(Censored Voices), Lesley Barber (SOCAN) (How to Change the World), Will Bates (Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief), Jona Bechtolt (Myrna the Monster), Danny Bensi (The Wolfpack, James White, Nasty Baby, Last Days in the Desert, Rabbit), Ahmet Bilgic (Ivy), Wendy Blackstone (Larry Kramer in Love and Anger), Todd Boekelheide (3 1/2 Minutes), Simon Boswell (PRS)(Reversal), John Jennings Boyd (Being Evel), Michael Brook (Aloft, Brooklyn), Kid Cudi (James White),Keefus Cianca (Strangerland), Jeff Danna (SOCAN)(Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck), Jean-Baptiste de Laubie (SACEM) (Girlhood), Andrew Dost of fun. (The D Train), Luke Doucet (SOCAN)(The Little Deputy), Jean-Benoit Dunckel of AIR (The Summer of Sangaile), Stuart Earl (PRS) (Dreamcatcher), Germaine Franco (Dope), Karsten Fundal (KODA)(The Visit), Daniel Garcia, Jesse Gelaznik & Alex Weston (H.), Asher Goldschmidt (ACUM)(White God), James Gosling (PRS) (The Hallow), Jackson Greenberg (Cartel Land), Andrew Hewitt (PRS)(The Stanford Prison Experiment), David Holmes ('71), Bryce Jacobs (Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon), Galen Johnson (The Forbidden Room), Bobby Johnston (City of Gold), Aaron Kelly (6 Desires: DH Lawrence and Sardinia), Jonathan Kirkscey (Best of Enemies), Todor Kobakov and Ian LeFeuvre of Major Maker (SOCAN) (Hellions), Mark Korven (The Witch), Jed Kurzel (APRA)(Slow West), Didier Leplae (The 414s: The Original Teenage Hackers), Jean-Nicolas Leupi, Jean-Philippe Bernier & Vincent Menard of Le Matos (SOCAN)(Turbo Kid), Ben Lichty(How to Change The World), Matthew Lurie (Most Likely to Succeed), Guy Maddin (The Forbidden Room), Alexis Marsh (SOCAN) (Lila and Eve), Ariel Marx & Stefan Swanson (Stop), Casey McCalister (Western), Joe McGinty of The Psychedelic Furs (What Happened, Miss Simone?), Justin Melland (In Football We Trust), Austin Meredith (Station to Station), Katya Mihailova (The Russian Woodpecker), Robert Miller [(T)ERROR], Ryan Miller of Guster (Tig), Phil Mossman (Cop Car), Justin Mullikin & Daniel Biro (Things of the Aimless Wanderer), Anne Nikitin (PRS)(Dark Horse), Anne Nikitin & Rob Manning (Chuck Norris vs. Communism), Antony Partos & Matteo Zingales (APRA)(99 Homes), Josh Pearson (PRS)(What Happened, Miss Simone?), Raynor Pettge & Jonny Elk Walsh (Sam Klemke's Time Machine), Tom Phillips (The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution), Britta Phillips (Mistress America), Keith Power (SOCAN)(The Games Maker), Chris Pureka (The Royal Road), J. Ralph (Meru, Racing Extinction), Justin Rice (Results), Manuel Riveiro (SGAE)(Knock Knock), Dan Romer (Finders Keepers, Digging for Fire), Zack Ryan (I Smile Back), Gustavo Santaolalla (Wild Tales), Bernd Schurer (SUISA)(The Chicken), Jason Sellards (I Am Michael), Andrew Shaw (The Strongest Man), Sam Shelabi (The Amina Profile), Albert Smith (Cronies), Garth Stevenson (Ten Thousand Saints), Pascal Troemel (teeth), Fabio Trummer (UBC)(The Second Mother), Joe Twist (APRA)(Followers), Rich Vreeland aka Disasterpeace (It Follows), Christopher K. Walker (Welcome to Leith), Julian Wass (The Overnight), Julian Winding (KODA)(Pervert Park) and Jonathan Zalben (Hotel 22).

About the Sundance Film Festival®
The Sundance Film Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most groundbreaking films of the past three decades, including Whiplash, Boyhood, Rich Hill, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Little Miss Sunshine, sex, lies, and videotape, Reservoir Dogs, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious and Napoleon Dynamite, and through its New Frontier initiative has showcased groundbreaking media works by artists and creative technologists including Chris Milk, Doug Aitken, Palmer Luckey, Klip Collective and Nonny de la Pena. The Festival is a program of the non-profit Sundance Institute®. 2015 Festival sponsors to date include: Presenting Sponsors -- HP, Acura, SundanceTV and Chase Sapphire Preferred®; Leadership Sponsors -- Adobe, Airbnb, Grey Goose® Vodka, LensCrafters, Southwest Airlines and YouTube; Sustaining Sponsors -- Blundstone Australia Pty Ltd, Canada Goose, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Chobani, LLC, Omnicom, Stella Artois® and VIZIO. 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 artists.

About Sundance Institute
Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre, and new media to create and thrive. The Institute's signature Labs, granting, and mentorship programs, dedicated to developing new work, take place throughout the year in the U.S. and internationally. The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences to artists in igniting new ideas, discovering original voices, and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Sundance Institute has supported such projects as Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Sin Nombre, The Invisible War, The Square, Dirty Wars, Spring Awakening, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and Fun Home. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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 520,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the world leader in performance royalties, advocacy and service 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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