Event: ASCAP New York Sessions

by Amos White V

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Written by Amos White V for THE ARTISTS FORUM MAGAZINE
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Amos White V for THE ARTISTS FORUM, INC
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ASCAP HOSTS NY SESSIONS AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER

NEW YORK, NY (March 11, 2009) Yesterday, ASCAP held a mini-expo for music creators on the East Coast who might not be able to make it out to Los Angeles for the upcoming ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo, to be held April 23 – 25, 2009.

ASCAP’s New York Sessions was a a one-day career boosting event for songwriters and composers, featuring a special keynote interview with Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Rob Thomas.

The event was held at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, in Manhattan on March 10. The New York Sessions offered music creators the opportunity to connect with ASCAP’s top songwriters, composers, and producers, and a chance to experience educational panels, inspiring speakers, and informative technology demos.

After the interview and Q&A session with Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Rob Thomas, the mini-expo held a variety of seminars, sponsored by some of today’s top music technology and service businesses. The seminars covered topics such as: Marketing from The Driver’s Seat, Making the Most from Digital Distribution and Airplay, Recording a Ready for Primetime Demo, and Managers, Agents, Publishing and You.

The event also had “teaching studio” built on site, operating throughout the day. It was a master class in recording, staffed by a working producer and engineer who developed a piece of music in a series of cumulative sessions.

The event ended with a panel of top songwriters, composers and producers who discussed their views on making it in the business and answered questions from the audience regarding how to make more in roads to success.

A very social post-event party was held at the Hudson Hotel, featuring a round of free drinks per ticket holder.

For more information about ASCAP’s Session, visit: https://www.ascap.com/playback/2009/SPRING/FEATURES/Rob_Thomas

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