New York, 21st April 2022 ASCAP Experience, ASCAP’s signature event created to inspire, educate and connect aspiring songwriters and composers everywhere, has announced its next wave of spring programming. On April 27, together with The ASCAP Lab, it will host a conversation with Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Poo Bear (Justin Bieber, Usher, Chris Brown) about the potential of NFTs for music creators. On May 5, wrapping up ASCAP Screen Music Awards, it will present a panel discussion between the ASCAP composers of some of the past year’s biggest hit streaming series.
“NFTs: What Every Music Creator Needs to Know” takes place on @ASCAP YouTube on April 27 at 3PM ET/12PM PT. Moderated by nft now co-founder and veteran music journalist Matt Medved, Poo Bear and music technology consultant Vickie Nauman (CrossBorderWorks) will speak about the potential of NFTs for music creators, key issues to consider and Poo Bear’s new NFT band and music project, Ursa Major. The session is presented by The ASCAP Lab, ASCAP’s innovation initiative that explores how the intersection of technology, art and business can positively impact music creators and music users.
“Main Stream Music: Composing for TV in the Streaming Age” will be hosted on @ASCAP YouTube on May 5 at 3PM ET/12PM PT. Composers of three hit TV series, Carter Burwell (The Morning Show), Natalie Holt (Loki) and Siddhartha Khosla (Only Murders in the Building) will come together for a virtual conversation moderated by Variety’s Jazz Tangcay on how composers have contributed to the incredible cultural impact that streaming series have had during the pandemic. The session caps off the ASCAP Screen Music Awards, recognizing the top film, TV and video game composers of the past year on @ASCAP social media from May 2-5.
So far this year, ASCAP Experience has hosted sessions with some of today’s biggest hitmakers, from Tommy Brown and Mr. Franks (writers behind Ariana Grande’s “positions,” “pov” and “34+35”) to Germaine Franco, composer of the score for Encanto, part of Disney’s biggest movie soundtrack in years. Last year’s ASCAP Experience reached its widest audience ever – over 41,000 views across real-time and on-demand streaming, generating a 39% increase in attendance and 53% increase in RSVPs compared to the previous year.
ASCAP Experience events for 2022 will continue to roll out on a monthly basis this spring and summer. More information can be found at www.ascapexperience.com.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (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 more than 850,000 members representing more than 16 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.
About The ASCAP Lab
In 2019, ASCAP launched The ASCAP Lab to drive innovation for its next century of growth. The multi-pronged effort is designed to explore how advanced technologies, new business approaches and creative collaborations can drive value for ASCAP music creator members and licensees.