NEW YORK, (CelebrityAccess) – Some of the past year’s most successful songwriters have been announced for this year’s ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, May 2 – 4 in Los Angeles.
Panels and panelists announced for the expo include Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next and Sweetener collaborators Victoria Monet, Tommy Brown and Charles “Scootie” Anderson, who will be on hand for a behind-the-scenes discussion around Grande’s best-known hits.
Also confirmed is a cross-genre panel of producers which includes Latin Grammy Producer of The Year Linda Briceño (Ella Bric), and Mike Woods of production duo Rice N Peas (G-Eazy, Mike Stud, Jay Sean).
Additionally, a group of songwriters that includes Ashley Gorley, musician and SuperPhone CEO Ryan Leslie, and Darrell Brown will be on hand to serve as mentors, coaches, and advisors for music creators during masters sessions and feedback panels.
Grammy winner Joelle James (Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up”) and Grammy nom Jon Nite (#1s for Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Keith Urban, and Miranda Lambert) are also on tap for sessions that promise to offer a behind the scenes look at their careers.
Industry professionals will be on hand as well, including a panel of the nation’s top female A&R execs – Dominique Dunn (Roc Nation), Jennifer Drake (Sony/ATV), Ericka Coulter (Epic) and Ashley Calhoun (Pulse Music Group) – who will discuss how budding songwriters can break into the profession.
The expo will take place from May 2-4 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.