Programming You Want. Tracks To Get You There!
**We are gearing up to launch our event schedule next week! This will include all the panels and panelists currently confirmed for the 2020 ASCAP Experience. Below is just a small taste of what you can expect**
We’re taking it to the next level by adding tracks to the programming: Recommendations to help guide you to the right sessions based on your specific interests and where you are in your career. With 7 different tracks to choose from, you can easily explore the programming that best meets your goals.
7 PROGRAMMING TRACKS
YOUR BRAND • WELLNESS SESSIONS
MONETIZING YOUR MUSIC • CREATIVE WORKSHOPS
GET HEARD • LIVE MUSIC • NETWORK
PLANNING YOUR RELEASE FOR IMPACT: MUSIC BUSINESS TOOLBOX
Many things need to happen in order to make sure your project release happens - and that it has the impact you want. Our panelists will take you step by step through the process and highlight the benchmarks for success.
HOW TO FIND AND GROW YOUR FANBASE
There are many ways of getting fans to pay attention to music, but what are the best ways to connect with the right audience? Panelists will explain new and tried-and-true avenues for getting noticed by both fans and the industry.
IN TUNE: MUSIC AS THE BRIDGE TO MINDFULNESS
Emmy-winning producer, teacher and author Richard Wolf will guide attendees on finding a mindful approach to their art and lives. Wolf will explore how mindfulness can help manage some of the pressures of working in music, while contributing to overall health and well-being. Attendees will also learn about the longstanding relationship between music and meditation and discover how music creates headspace for mindfulness.
MAJOR PLAYERS IN MUSIC PUBLISHING
A conversation with executives from BMG, Kobalt, Sony/ATV, UMPG and Warner Chappell about the evolving role of music publishers.
Music has always played a huge role in horror films, ratcheting up tension and raising goosebumps for unsuspecting viewers. But it takes more than a couple tritones and some dissonant strings to unnerve the modern horror fan. This panel features some of the most inventive composers of our time, unearthing how they serve up spine-chilling music for the finest - and freakiest - thrillers and horror flicks today.
FINDING THE “AHA!” MOMENT WITH PRISCILLA RENEA
Stumbling upon a lyric that fits perfectly with the melody; finding that chord progression that lets the chorus take off; tweaking that beat just so, and all of a sudden everything just works. It can be hard to predict when these magical “aha!” moments will come, but it is possible to coax them out of hiding. Hit singer-songwriter Priscilla Renea will teach attendees how to bring the right energy to the studio, how to recognize an “aha!” moment in the making and how to harness that moment once it arrives.
SONIC ARCHITECTS: HIT PRODUCERS AND ENGINEERS ON HOW TO BUILD A HIT
A cross-genre panel with acclaimed producers and engineers who are helping to define the sounds of tomorrow.
WORDS AND MUSIC IN SIX SECONDS WITH DAN WILSON
Grammy-winning artist, songwriter and producer Dan Wilson has toured the world with his successful rock band Semisonic, and written hits that have defined artists’ careers (Adele’s “Someone Like You,” Dixie Chicks’ “Not Ready to Make Nice,” to name just a couple). Wilson has gleaned a whole universe of wisdom from his ever-evolving creative journey, and now he wants to share it with you. In this session, Wilson will bring his popular “Words and Music in Six Seconds” Instagram series to life (learn more at #wordsandmusicinsixseconds). He’ll be joined by a few of his songwriter friends, who will expand on the profound, pithy truths about songwriting, life, collaboration and the creative process first introduced in Wilson’s WM6S series. Come with an open mind and open heart, and you’ll leave with a head full of great ideas to help your day-to-day life as a music creator.
SOUNDS LIKE FUN: FINDING THE RIGHT SOUND FOR ANIMATED TV
For any new TV series, defining a unique sound is every bit as crucial as developing characters and stories. That kind of sonic world-building is especially important in writing for animated television, where music is often asked to educate, entertain and carry the story, all at the same time. So how do the screen music maestros of today do it? We’ve brought in the music team behind the new Disney Junior animated series Mira, Royal Detective, to discuss how they developed the show’s Bollywood-inspired songs and score. They’ll describe the musical detective work that went into discovering just the right tone for Mira, and reveal some of the many factors to keep in mind the next time you’ve got a sonic universe to create.