LIVE & ON-DEMAND PROGRAMMING
View upcoming programming and watch past panels on-demand. Most sessions will be posted for on-demand access within 72 hours.
Keynotes and conversations with well known ASCAP members
May 28, 2020 - 3 PM ET/12 PM PT
Featured Conversation: Caught Red Handed: Shaggy’s Boombastic Journey
Global recording star, DJ, actor and philanthropist Shaggy is undoubtedly one of reggae music’s most influential cultural ambassadors. In the ‘90s and early 2000s, he brought dancehall to the mainstream with massive hits like “Boombastic,” “In the Summertime,” “It Wasn’t Me” and “Angel.” While Shaggy has long embraced opportunities to collaborate with artists from across the genre spectrum (including Sting, on their Grammy-winning joint album 44/876), he’s always stayed true to his passion for the music that made him a household name. In this illuminating session, Shaggy and his manager Martin Kierszenbaum will reveal how this one-of-a-kind music creator got to where he is, how he’s sustained his success, and the enduring impact of dancehall. You’ll also get the inside scoop on Hot Shot 2020, an updated version of his breakthrough 2000 record Hot Shot, dropping just in time for its 20th anniversary.
May 28, 2020 - 4:10 PM ET/1:10 PM PT
Anatomy of a Song - "Stuck with U" featuring Whitney Phillips and Gian Stone
With cabin fever setting in across the world, pop hitmakers Whitney Phillips (a multi-talented composer, vocalist and songwriter for Christina Aguilera, Fifth Harmony and more) and Gian Stone (an in-demand producer for chart-toppers like Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa, Katy Perry and Madonna) penned a sunny ode to appreciating our quarantine buddies. Once Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber recorded the infectious ballad and starred in its wildly popular isolation-style video, a viral sensation was born. The song immediately topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the video has over 45 million views on YouTube - an inspiring reminder that even though we’re working far apart, we have the power to create music that connects us all. Join us as Phillips and Stone narrate the journey of creating "Stuck with U," from the initial writing sessions to a #1 debut.
**Sorry! This session with Priscilla Renea is being rescheduled for a future Thursday. Stay tuned for a new date, to be announced soon. We are excited to share that DJ Camper will be joining her as well**
Creative Session: Finding the “Aha!” Moment with hit songwriter Priscilla Renea
You know the feeling: you stumble upon a lyric that fits perfectly with your melody; you find that chord progression that lets your chorus take off; you tweak that beat just so, and all of a sudden everything just works. You may not be able to predict when these magical “aha!” moments will come. But you can learn to coax them out of hiding. Priscilla Renea has captured that songwriting magic countless times, and she’s here to help you find it in your own sessions. In this unique panel, Renea will teach you how to bring the right energy to the studio, how to recognize an “aha!” moment in the making, and how you and your collaborators can best harness it once it arrives.