Wednesday, April 9, 2008

ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo starts tomorrow

Tomorrow in Hollywood the ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo kicks off with three days of songwritery panels and lots of talk on music-making, music-producing, and music-selling. With plenty of tech footnotes. I'll be in attendance, along with the long list of music peeps below. Tonight at the ASCAP Pop awards, it's Lionel Richie and Steve Miller. If you've ever wondered about the secret world of mass market music, you're looking at something like the engine room gathered here in LA this weekend...

To read more complete bios on these panelists, go to ASCAP's website, or click on the names below to see their LinkedIn profiles.

Brad Aarons
GM and VP, Creative - Liberal Arts

Ken Abdo, Esq.
VP - Lommen Abdo Law Firm

Michael A. Aczon, Esq.
Lawyer, Author - The Musician's Legal Companion

Walt Aldridge
Songwriter, Producer - "No Getting Over Me," "Holding Her and Loving You," "I Loved Her First"

Songwriter, Performer - "At This Time," "What Happened," "U Do It 4 Me," "Talk To Her"


Songwriter, Composer - Troubled Times, Soul Variations Film: Man Maid

Deva Anderson

Head of Music Division - The Play-Tone Company; Film: That Thing You Do TV: Big Love
Owner - Deva Anderson Music Supervision; Film: Beloved TV: What Happens In Vegas

John Anderson
CEO, Creative Services/Lifestyle - Hunnypot Unlimited

Phil Antoniades
COO and Co-Founder - Nimbit Inc.

Patrick Arn
Founder & President - Gotham Records

Norman Arnold
Creative Director, Music - Telepictures Productions
Composer - Film: The War Tapes TV: Ellen DeGeneres, Tyra Banks

Billy Austin

Publisher - Platinum Pen Publishing
Songwriter - "Leave The Pieces," "99.9% Sure (I've Never Been Here Before)" "Put Your Best Dress On"

Johnta Austin

Songwriter - "Shake It Off," "We Belong Together," "Be Without You," "Poppin'"

Glen Ballard

Songwriter, Producer - Jagged Little Pill, "Man in the Mirror" Film: "Ordinary Miracle" (from Charlotte's Web), "Believe" (from Polar Express)

Louie Bandak

VP, A&R - Capitol Music Group

Paris Barclay

Director, Producer - NYPD Blue, In Treatment, The West Wing, Cold Case

Dave Bassett

Songwriter, Producer, Artist - "Shinedown," "Best Days," "Sparta," "Machine"

David Basskin
President and CEO - Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA)

Eric Beall
Director, A&R - Shapiro Bernstein & Co., Inc.

Michelle Belcher
GM, West Coast - Primary Wave Music Publishing

Richard Bellis

Composer - One Special Night, Stephen King's IT, Above and Beyond
Author - The Emerging Film Composer

Danny Benair
Owner - Natural Energy Lab

Monica Benson
President - BOK Music

Lonny Bereal

Songwriter, Singer - "Please Don't Go," "Wanna Be," "Flashback"

Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
Academy & Grammy Award winning lyricists - "The Windmills of Your Mind," "The Way We Were," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," Film: Yentl

Jeff Biederman, Esq.
Partner, Entertainment Lawyer - Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.

Michael Boddicker

Composer, Producer - Barry Manilow, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Chicago

Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora

Songwriter, Artists - "You Give Love a Bad Name," "Livin' on a Prayer," "Wanted Dead or Alive," "Who Says You Can't Go Home"

Jeff Brabec

VP, Business Affairs - Chrysalis Music Group
Author - Music, Money and Success: The Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Business

Mike Bradford

Producer, Songwriter, Engineer - Rhythm of Love, The History of Rock, "Follow Me"

Jonatha Brooke

Songwriter, Performer - "Linger," "Because I Told You So," "So Much Mine" Film: "I'll Try," (from Return to Neverland)

Darius Brooks

Songwriter, Gospel Singer - "Your Will," "My Mind's Made Up," "For the Good of Them," "Safe In His Arms"

Bruce Broughton
Composer - Concerto for Piccolo and Chamber Orchestra Film: Silverado, Tombstone TV: JAG, Tiny Toons

Jackson Browne

Songwriter, Artist - "Running on Empty," "Doctor My Eyes," "The Pretender," "Take it Easy"

Bun B

Songwriter, Performer - "Get Throwed," "Sister," "Gimme That," "Big Pimpin"

Songwriter - "What Am I Doing Here," "Better Now" Film Songs: "Let It Out," "Promise Ring"

Gary Calamar

Music Supervisor, Go Music Services - Dexter, Weeds, Entourage
Host - KCRW's The Open Road

Beka Callaway Tischker
Sr. Director A&R - Razor & Tie Entertainment

Don Cannon

DJ, Producer - "Go Crazy"

Rick Carnes

President - Songwriters Guild of America
Songwriter - "I Can't Even Get The Blues No More," "Long Neck Bottle"

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Songwriter, Performer - "Shut Up And Kiss Me," "He Thinks He'll Keep Her," "I Feel Lucky," Stones In The Road

Donna Caseine
VP, Creative Services/West Coast Director, A&R - Universal Music Publishing Group

Ryan Chahanovich

Director, Talent Relations - eSession


Songwriter, Performer - The Ultimate Victory, "Ridin'," "Turn It Up"

Desmond Child

Songwriter, Producer - "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)," "Invisible," "Livin' La Vida Loca"

Gary Churgin
President, CEO - The Harry Fox Agency, Inc.

Timothy "Attitude" Clayton

Songwriter - "Promiscuous," "Afraid," "Give It To Me"

Shawn Clement
CEO - Clemistry Music, Inc.
Composer - TV: World's Wildest Police Chases, Buffy The Vampire Slayer Film: Last Chance Games: Open Season

Barry Coburn

Co-President - Ten Ten Music Group, Inc.

Ted Cohen
Managing Partner - TAG Strategic

Matthew "Cornbread" Compton

Songwriter, Artist - Bands: Cursive, Glos, Engine Down

Tamara Conniff
Group Editorial Director - Billboard

Jay L. Cooper, Esq.
Attorney - Greenberg Traurig

Julio Reyes Copello

Producer, Pianist, Composer - "Que Hiciste," "Ahora Quién," "Toma de Mi," "Y Todo Queda en Nada"

Ralph Covert

Songwriter, Composer, Singer, Producer - "Not Dead Yet," "Just Like The Monkeys," "With A Friend (The Pooh Song)," "Promises In The Dark"

Wende Crowley

Senior Director, Film & TV Music / Music Supervisor - Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Anthony Davis

Composer - Opera: X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, Tania, Amistad

Christian Davis

Producer - DJ Jazzy Jeff, D'Angelo, Robin Thicke

John Debney

Composer – Film: Passion of the Christ, Sin City, Chicken Little

Kurt Denny
VP, Creative - Still Working Music

Jackie DeShannon

Songwriter, Artist - "Put A Little Love In Your Heart," "Bette Davis Eyes," "When You Walk In The Room," "He's The Great Imposter"

Dirty Harry

Songwriter, Producer, DJ - "No One," As I Am

DJ BattleCat

Songwriter, Producer, Performer - "LAX," "We Can Freak It," "Baby Boy," "Domino"

Vikter Duplaix

Songwriter, Artist, Producer - "Make A Baby," "Sensuality," "What We Want"

Michael Eames
President - PEN Music Group, Inc.

Roy Elkins
Founder & CEO - Broadjam, Inc.

Jeremy Fabinyi

Managing Director, Mechanicals - MCPS-PRS Alliance

Gina Fant-Saez
CEO - eSession; Author - Pro Tools for Musicians and Songwriters
Songwriter, Artist, Engineer, Studio Owner

Patrick Faucher
CEO and Co-Founder - Nimbit, Inc.

Michelle Featherstone
Songwriter, Singer - TV: "We Are Man and Wife" Film: "Bully"

Rory Feek

President - Giantslayer Records
Songwriter - "Some Beach," "Chain of Love"

Nicholas C. Ferrara, Esq.

Attorney, Partner - Serling, Rooks & Ferrara LLP

Marc Ferrari

President - Mastersource Music Catalog, Inc.


Producer, Songwriter - "Where I'm From," "Yes," "U Already Know," "Dear Ben"

Jonathan Fuller

Producer, Composer, Artist - Black Iris Music

Toby Gad

Songwriter, Composer, Producer - "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Freckles," "Rockstar," "One In A Million"

Phil Gallo
Associate Editor - Variety and Daily Variety

Pete Ganbarg
President - Pure Tone Music

Joshua Glazer
Editor, Content Director - URB Magazine/

Justin Goldberg

Founder & CEO - indie911
Manager - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Rich Goldman

President - RipTide Music

Billy Gottlieb

Music Supervisor - Bones, Alias, The Nine

Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald

Songwriter, Producer - "Girlfriend," "Since U Been Gone," "Behind These Hazel Eyes," "Keep Holding On"

Roger Greenaway

ASCAP; Songwriter - "Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)," "I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing," "You've Got Your Troubles," "Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again"

Holly Greene
Music Publisher and Consultant - Counter Content

Gary Gross
Worldwide President - Universal Publishing Production Music

Lynn Grossman
Owner - Secret Road Artist Management & Music Services
Music Supervisor - House

Amaury Gutiérrez

Songwriter, Producer - "Nada Es Para Siempre," "Yo Se Que Es Mentira," "Perdoname Todo," "Dime Corazon"

Gary Haber

Owner - Haber Corporation; Certified Public Accountant

Damita Haddon

Gospel Singer, Songwriter, Producer - "It All Belongs To You" TV: 85 South Gospel Street Show

Carvin Haggins & Ivan Barias of Karma Productions

Songwriters, Producers - "Teach Me," "B.U.D.D.Y.," "Customer," Who Is Jill Scott?

Omara S. Harris, Esq.
Attorney - The Law Office of Omara S. Harris, Esq., LLC

Ned Hearn, Esq.


Marcy Heisler
Lyricist - Even After, Pooh's Learning Adventures

Bernie Herms

Producer, Songwriter - "Praise You In This Storm," Awaken

Keri Hilson

Songwriter, Performer - "The Way I Are," "Take Me As I Am," "Gimmie More," "Break the Ice"

Mike Himelstein

Songwriter, Composer, Producer - Film: Shrek, "Take My Hand" (102 Dalmatians) TV: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Sid The Science Kid

Daron Hollowell
Co-Founder, Executive Producer - Black Iris Music

Bill Holman

Composer, Arranger, Saxophonist - Unforgettable, "A View From The Side"

Wayland Holyfield

Songwriter - "Could I Have This Dance," "You're My Best Friend"

Jamie Houston

Songwriter, Producer - "Just Feel Better" Film: High School Musical, What a Girl Wants, Hanna Montana

Terry Howard

Producer, Engineer - Ray Charles, Barbara Streisand, Fleetwood Mac, Etta James

Mark Hudson

Songwriter, Producer - "Livin' on the Edge," "Chico Time," Ringo Rama, Vertical Man

Billy Hume
Producer, Songwriter, Mixer - "Party Like a Rockstar," "Rock On," "Throw Some D's"

Bob Hunka

Consultant - HunkArts / SOCAN

Ed Hunt
SVP, Publisher Services & Distributions - The Harry Fox Agency, Inc.

J. Reid Hunter, Esq.
Attorney, Partner - Serling, Rooks & Ferrara LLP

Michael Huppe

General Counsel - SoundExchange


Singer, Songwriter, Producer - "Everything, " "As The Rush Comes," "Ghost," "Like A Waterfall"

Cri$tyle "The Ink" Johnson

Songwriter - "Touch My Body," "The 1," "Angel," "Google Me"

David H. Johnson

Chairman & CEO - Warner Music Group

Dean Kay

President, CEO - Demi Music Group
Songwriter - "That's Life"

Josh Kear
Songwriter - "Before He Cheats," "Bama Breeze," "Set This Circus Down," "I'll Be The Wind"

James Kendrick

President - Schott Music Corporation/European American Music Corporation

Randall Kennedy
Head of Marketing and Sales - ARTizen Music Group

David Kershenbaum
Founder, A&R - Music Pros-Hollywood
Producer - Tracy Chapman, Joe Jackson, Bryan Adams, Tori Amos

Dan Kimpel
Music Journalist, Author - How They Made It: True Stories of How Music's Biggest Stars Went to Stardom, Networking in the Music Business

John King (Dust Brothers)

Producer, Songwriter - "Hey Ladies," "Where It's At," "Wild Thing" Film: Fight Club

Kent Klavens, Esq.


Rob Knox

Producer - Katherine McPhee, Marcus Houston, Chris Brown, Underdog Entertainment

Michael Korie

Lyricist, Librettist - Broadway: Grey Gardens Opera: Harvey Milk, The Grapes of Wrath

Nathaniel Kunkel

Producer, Engineer - John Mayer, Sting, Billy Joel, Maroon 5

Terence "Future" LeMaile-Williams
A&R Manager - Notting Hill Music Publishing

Michelle Lewis
Songwriter - "Different Kind of Love Song," "I Will Be Your Friend," "Nowhere and Everywhere," "Beautiful Life"

Peter Lloyd
Creative Director/A&R - Razor & Tie Music Publishing

Ben London

Songwriter, Composer
Executive Director, Pacific Northwest Chapter - The Recording Academy

John Mackey
Composer - Red Line Tango, Sasparilla, Turbine

Johnny Mandel

Composer, Arranger, Producer - "The Shadow of Your Smile," "Emily" TV Theme: M*A*S*H

Kirsti Manna

Singer, Songwriter, Actor - "Austin," "Loud" TV: Kirsti's Manor

Craig Marks

Music Director, Music Editor - HorseTV
Composer - TV: Iron Chef America

Jodi Marr
Songwriter, Producer - "Grace Kelly," "My Interpretation," Soy

Dennis Matkosky
Songwriter, Performer - "You'll Think of Me," "Maniac," "I Need You," "Heart of Mine"

Michael Mavrolas
Founder - Genuine Representation, Genuine Music Group

Mike McKoy, Esq.

Attorney, Partner - Serling, Rooks & Ferrara LLP

Alan Melina
President - New Heights Entertainment, LLC

Marina Mena
Director, Film & TV - Firstcom Music

Ron Mendelsohn

CEO, Co-Founder - Megatrax Production Music

Mateo Messina

Composer - Film: Juno, Bumper, Thank You For Smoking TV: The Office

Midi Mafia (Bruce Waynne & Dirty Swift)

Producers, Songwriters - "When I See You," "21 Questions," "Hold It, Don't Drop It"

Steve Miller

Songwriter, Performer - "The Joker," "Fly Like an Eagle," "Take the Money and Run," "Rock'n Me"

Bernard Miyet

Chris Mollere
Music Supervisor - Fusion Music Supervision; TV: Kyle XY Film: Memory

Martha Mooke

Electro-Acoustic Violinist, Composer - Circa 5 for String Quartet and Piano, Quantum for electro-acoustic String Quartet, Virtual Corridors, Negatives of an Inhibition

Trevor Morris
Composer - TV: The Tudors, Justice, Moonlight Film: The Hills Have Eyes 2

Sean Mulligan

Director, US Film, TV + Media - ole

Robert Anthony Navarro

Composer, Producer - "One More Town" TV: ESPN's Monday Night Football Theme (2007) Game: Naruto: Rise Of A Ninja

Roger Neill

Composer - Film: King of the Hill, Marie-Antoinette TV: Chicago Hope, The Simple Life

Stacy Neisig

Director, Licensing/Creative - Criterion Music Corp.

Eve Nelson

Composer, Songwriter, Arranger, Producer - Classikhan, TV: Samantha Who, Ugly Betty, General Hospital

Melinda Newman

Erika Nuri

Songwriter - "When I See You," "Fatal"

Dennis O'Donnell
Creative Consultant, Film & Television - Primary Wave Music

Frank J. Oteri

Editor -, American Music Center
Composer - Machunas, Fair and Balanced?, Imagined Overtures

Atli Örvarsson

Composer - Film: Vantage Point, Babylon AD, Stuart Little 3

Jake Ottmann
VP, Creative, East Coast - EMI Music Publishing

Martin Page

Songwriter, Producer - "We Built This City," "King of Wishful Thinking," "These Dreams"

David Paich (Toto)

Songwriter, Composer, Producer - "Africa," "Rosanna," "Got to be Real" Film: Dune
President - Hudmar Inc.

Aaron Parry
Executive Producer - Main Street Pictures/ Paramount Pictures

Alexandra Patsavas
Owner, Music Supervisor - Chop Shop Music Supervision
Owner - Chop Shop Records

Stephen Paulus

Composer - Sea Portraits Opera: The Postman Always Rings Twice

Linda Perry

Songwriter, Producer - "Beautiful," "Get the Party Started," "What's Up"

Lewis Pesacov

Composer - Black Iris Music

Pesci (Jeff Gray)
Licensing - MTV

Marybeth Peters

Register of the U.S. Copyrights

Pamela Phillips Oland

Songwriter - Nobody Loves Me Like You Do," "If Ever A Love There Was," Digga Digga Dog," "Monday Morning Quarterback"

PlayRadioPlay (Dan Hunter)

"Madi Don't Leave," "Decipher Reflections"

Amy Powers
Songwriter - "Shine," "Connected," "Not Just Make Believe"
President - Powers That Be Inc.

Neeta Ragoowansi
Director, Artist-Label Relations - SoundExchange

Patrick Rains

Owner, Manager - Patrick Rains & Associates/PRA Records

Brian Rawlings
President - bluhammock music publishing

Paul Reisler
Founder, Artistic Director - Kid Pan Alley
Songwriter - "Whisper in Spanish," "I Can't Remember What I Forgot," "Rainforest," "Marsyandi"

Tricia Rice
Director, Digital Media - Welk Music Group

Dan Rimas

Manager, Music Services - NBC Universal TV Music

Carmen Rizzo
Producer, Engineer - Seal, Alanis Morissette, Coldplay

Delphine Robertson
Music Executive/Music Supervisor - The Play-Tone Company; Film: Charlie Wilson's War TV: Big Love
Music Coordinator - Deva Anderson Music Supervision; Film: Beloved TV: What Happens In Vegas

Jeff Rona
Composer - Film: Traffic, Black Hawk Down TV: Homicide: Life On The Street

Henry W. Root, Esq.

Attorney - Law Offices Of Henry W. Root, P.C.

Dan Rosenbaum
VP, Creative Services & Marketing - Cherry Lane Music Group

Joe Ross
Partner, President - Cheap Lullabye Records

HeathCliff Rothman
President & Founder - FYI - Film Your Issue
Journalist and Social Entrepreneur

John Rubeli

President - Chop Shop Records

Rivers Rutherford

Songwriter - "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You," "Livin' In Fast Forward," "When I Get Where I'm Going," "Real Good Man"

Brandon Ryan

John Rzeznik

Songwriter, Performer - "Iris," "Name," "Here is Gone" TV Judge: The Next Great American Band

Charlie J. Sanders, Esq.

Attorney; Outside Counsel - Songwriters Guild of America
Producer, Saxophonist

Chris Saranec

Executive Director, Music Licensing - NBC Universal Studios

Rep. Adam B. Schiff

Congressman (D-CA)

Harriet Schock
Songwriter - "Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady" TV: Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks
Author - Becoming Remarkable: For Songwriters And Those Who Love Songs

Stephen Schwartz

Composer, Lyricist - Broadway: Wicked, Godspell, Pippin

Garry Schyman
Composer - Games: BioShock, Destroy All Humans TV: The A-Team, Magnum P.I.

Darrell Scott

Songwriter, Producer -"Long Time Gone," "Born to Fly," "It's a Great Day to Be Alive," "You'll Never Leave Harlan"

Joseph Serling, Esq.
Attorney, Partner - Serling, Rooks & Ferrara LLP

Alex Shapiro
Composer - Slipping, Bioplasm, Music for Two Big Instruments, At the Abyss

Jeff Silbar

Publisher - Silbarsongs/Intunes Songwriter - "Wind Beneath My Wings," "Hit The Ground Running," "China Girl" TV Theme: My Name Is Earl

Derek Sivers
Founder and President - CD Baby

Owen J. Sloane, Esq.

Attorney; Principal; Chair, Entertainment & Media Group - Berger Kahn, A Law Corporation

Jill Sobule

Songwriter - "I Kissed a Girl," "Jetpack," "Mexican Wrestler"

Joe Solo
Songwriter - "Glad You're Here," "Sweet Baby"
Staff Writer/Producer - Famous Music; Featured Composer - BMG Killer Tracks

Jeff Sosnow

A&R - Interscope Records

Billy Steinberg

Songwriter - "Like A Virgin," "True Colors," "Eternal Flame," "I'll Stand By You"

Jonathan Stone

Consultant - Bug Music

Tom Sturges

Executive Vice President, Head of Creative - Universal Music Publishing

Asa Taccone

Songwriter, Composer, Performer - TV: "Dick in a Box," Saturday Night Live, AwesometownHot Rod

Evan Taubenfeld

Songwriter, Producer, Artist - "Don't Tell Me," "Hot," "Innocence"

Adam Taylor
President - APM Music

Jack Tempchin
Songwriter - "Peaceful Easy Feeling," "Smuggler's Blues"

Allan Tepper
President & Chief Creative Officer - The Bicycle Music Company

Beka Callaway Tischker
Senior Director, A&R - Razor & Tie

Chris Tompkins

Songwriter - "Before He Cheats," "Bama Breeze," "That's How They Do It In Dixie," "Me and Emily"

Barbara Vander Linde

VP, Creative - Disney Music Publishing

Tom Vickers
Music Consultant & Career Coach

Butch Walker

Songwriter, Producer, Artist - "So Much For My Happy Ending," "When You're Gone," "1985"

Chris Wallin

Songwriter - "Don't Blink'," "Something To Be Proud Of," "Love Me If You Can," "Speed"

Greg Watkins
Co-CEO and Co-Founder -

Perry Watts-Russell

SVP, A&R - Warner Bros Records

Jimmy Webb

Songwriter - "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Galveston," "Wichita Lineman"
Author - Tunesmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting

Jonathan Weiss

Music Supervisor, Music Publisher - Haiku Entertainment/Bunim-Murray Productions

Lindsay Wolfington
Owner, Music Supervisor - Lone Wolf Music Supervision; TV: One Tree Hill, Ghost Whisperer, Unhitched

Doug Wood
President/Owner - Omni Music
Composer - The Omni Music Library

Jeffrey Worob, Esq.

Attorney, Partner - Serling, Rooks & Ferrara LLP

David "Touch" Wright

Creative Director, Urban Music - Underdog Entertainment

Jenny Yates

Songwriter - "Standing Outside the Fire," "When You Come Back To Me Again," "Thicker than Blood," "Let Your Light Shine"

Donna Young

Founder, Owner - Donna Young Music

Adam Zelkind

Composer - TV: I Love New York, Flavor of Love, The Surreal Life, Charm School


AM said...

AM is speaking at Ascap Expo.
Show tonite at

Hotel Cafe
1623 Cahuenga
Hollywood CA

he can be found at
51 songs in film and television and just finished his second album SOUL VARIATIONS.
See you there!

rob getzschman said...

AM's panel with Busby, Bekah Callaway Tischker and Michelle Featherstone was great. Check his official site at and at CD Baby: