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Questlove To Keynote ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, More Panelists Announced

Ascap-new logoQuestlove has been added to keynote this year's ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO. ASCAP Chairman of the Board and President Paul Williams will interview the drummer, DJ, producer, author and member of The Roots, who will also recieve an ASCAP Creative Voice Award.

The honor is presented to members whose significant career achievements are equally informed by their creative spirit and by their contributions to the role that a creator can play in the community.

New panelists just added to the EXPO include:

"This Is Us" composer Sidd Khosla, electronic producers TOKiMONSTA and Freddy Kennett (of Louis The Child), acclaimed songwriter Priscilla Renea (“Timber,” “California King Bed”) and Oscar- and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop (“On and On,” “Save It For a Rainy Day”).

Emmy-winning composer Bear McCreary will teach a masterclass offering feedback to EXPO attendees on their original scores, set to scenes from his illustrious filmography. "The Rise of Emo Rap" panel will look into how the SoundCloud era's top innovators are finding mainstream success by pushing genre boundaries, with Emo Nite LA's Morgan Freed, producer Charlie Shuffler, and artists Lil Aaron and Kreayshawn. "Nashville Goes Global" will explore Music City's embrace of international sounds and trends with Ashley Gorley, Tommee Profitt, Chris Farren, Steven Battey and Dave Kuncio. The popular "Publishing 101" panel returns to EXPO, hosted by a roster of experienced industry execs including Sue Drew (Kobalt), Jake Fain (Sony), Luke McGrellis (UMPG) and Monti Olson (BMG).

These new additions join previously-announced panelists Wyclef Jean, Lee Ann Womack, "Shallow" co-writer Anthony Rossomando, Matthew Koma, Troye Sivan-collaborator Leland, "Monopoly" co-writer Victoria Monet, Songwriters Hall of Fame member Desmond Child, Sondre Lerche and more.

The ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO will take place May 2 - 4, 2019 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Registrants for ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO can save up to $80 if they sign up before April 18 at https://expo.ascap.com/page/1373079/register.

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