This year the annual ASCAP music expo bringing together the best and the brightest from all genres of the music industry is returning to Hollywood with a stellar lineup that you won’t want to miss. 2019 has started off as the year of the female with Ariana Grande making music history with her album Thank U, Next and chart topper single by the same name. The singer was already on her way to becoming a pop sensation but her latest album made her a household name in music this year. She became the first female solo artist to hold the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart simultaneously. The last band to do this was the Beatles in 1964. Her pop singles about moving on from a breakup and practicing self love have hit a chord with female listeners everywhere. Her song 7 rings, about female friendship and success is also a hit. This year at the ASCAP music expo attendees will get the chance to hear from some of the creators that worked on the album including Tommy Brown, Victoria Monet and Charles Anderson.
The expo, which Hollywood Glam covered in the heart of Hollywood last year will also feature appearances from 2019 GRAMMY ‘BEST R&B SONG’ WINNER JOELLE JAMES; LATIN GRAMMY PRODUCER OF THE YEAR LINDA BRICEÑO (ELLA BRIC); #1 COUNTRY SONGWRITERS ASHLEY GORLEY, JON NITE AND DARRELL BROWN. According to the press release, “Grammy nominee Jon Nite (#1s for Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert) will take to the stage to share the songs, stories and secrets behind their remarkable success.”
Some of the most successful creators in country music will return to provide mentorship to up and coming artists during coaching sessions and attendees are also sometimes lucky enough to get treated to special mini concerts in some of the breakout sessions.
The expo features panels and speakers across all areas of the music industry including film and TV composition. According to the press release, “Boundary-breaking composer Pinar Toprak, the first woman to score a big-budget action feature (Captain Marvel) and Emmy-winning Bear McCreary (Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica) will also be in the mix to share insights from their unique perspectives atop the film and television field.”