ASCAP 39I Create Music39 EXPO Coming in April

iStandard is proud to announce that ASCAP has unleashed its first round of confirmed panelists for this year's ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, April 22 24 in sunny Hollywood, California Before we let you in on this star studded line

iStandard is proud to announce that ASCAP has unleashed its first round of confirmed panelists for this year's ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, April 22-24 in Hollywood, CA.

Launched in 2006, the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO is the first and only national conference dedicated to songwriting and composing. Selling out in its inaugural year, the EXPO immediately provided a unique opportunity for songwriters, composers, publishers, producers—and those in the industry that support them—to come together to share their knowledge and expertise. In its short history, the innovative programming offered to attendees has grown to include celebrity Q&As, master classes, songwriting and composing workshops, publisher and business panels, One-on-One sessions, DIY career building workshops, showcases and performances, song feedback panels, state-of-the-art technology demos, as well as leading music industry exhibitors. In other words, it's a must-attend for any producer, artist, writer, composer, manager, attorney, or anyone that's serious about increasing their network.

Without any further ado, check out some of the EXPO's panelists:

Quincy Jones - Composer, Producer, Arranger - "We Are the World," Thriller,In Cold Blood, Roots

John Mayer - Songwriter, Performer - "Who Says," "Your Body is a Wonderland," "Daughters," "Gravity," "Waiting for the World to Change"

Bill Withers - Songwriter - "Ain't No Sunshine," "Lean on Me," "Use Me," "Just the Two of Us"

For a full list of panelists, which also includes the likes of Just Blaze, Dre Vidal, Desmond Child, Linda Perry, and more, click HERE.

Submissions for the iStandard Producer Showcase ASCAP EXPO edition are now open (through April 8, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. EST)! The iStandard Producer Showcase is the premier national music producer specific event, spotlighting aspiring hit-makers in front of a panel of prominent music industry tastemakers. You must be registered for the ASCAP EXPO in order to be considered for this event.

The ASCAP EXPO iStandard Producer Showcase will occur on Thursday, April 22 at The Highlands (5th Floor) at 10 p.m. The eight EXPO attendees, whose tracks are selected by iStandard, will receive valuable constructive criticism and build relationships with contacts that can assist them in getting ahead in their careers.

The ASCAP EXPO iStandard Producer Showcase promises to up the ante for hip-hop, R&B, pop, and dance production for 2010 and beyond. Any producer registered for the ASCAP EXPO can submit their tracks (no full songs!). Even if you aren't selected to be on the showcase, the ASCAP EXPO iStandard Producer Showcase will be a must-attend event for networking, hearing real feedback and finding the next superproducer.

To View All of the Guidelines and Details, Click HERE.

To get a jump start on the festivities at the ASCAP EXPO, iStandard is throwing a 2-Night Producer Showcase at the Hollywood Highlands on Tuesday March 23 and Wednesday March 24. Any producers who wish to showcase their tracks in front of viable music industry staples such as Zach Katz of Beluga Heights, MIDI Mafia, and ASCAP Rhythm Soul reps, and much more, simply click HERE.

For all things EXPO, make sure to check daily, and don't forget to follow the ASCAP EXPO at Twitter HERE.