Best-selling songwriters Chris Stapleton and Dan Wilson join ASCAP Experience summer lineup with top film and TV composers Segun Akinola, Ruth Barrett, Lorne Balfe, Joel Beckerman, Siddhartha Khosla, John Powell, Pinar Toprak and Isobel Waller-Bridge
Since launching in May, ASCAP Experience has featured iconic hitmakers in conversation, including the winner of the ASCAP Golden Note award. Greg kurstin (Adele, Sia) with a friend and collaborator Dave Grohl; ASCAP Voice of the Culture award-winning singer-songwriters Timbaland & Swizz beatz and rapper and DJ D-Nice and more. ASCAP’s summer lineup includes a plethora of seasoned composers, songwriters and more who are ready to share their perspectives as industry professionals.
“Mark for superheroes” – Scottish composer Lorne balfe will be a featured panelist discussing his past work (The Crown, Assassins: Creed) and his latest project: the recent Marvel blockbuster, Black Widow. Balfe will break down his process of composing one of the film’s scenes with a group of promising composers.
“What they don’t teach you in music school” – a candid conversation about crucial career lessons between three leading UK film / television composers Isobel Waller-Pont (Flea bag, Emma.), Ruth barrett (Victoria) and Segun Akinola (Doctor Who).
“The art of collaborating with Chris Stapleton and Dan Wilson“- Grammy Award-winning songwriters Chris Stapleton and Dan Wilson will talk about how they worked together and with other artists to create some of the greatest hits of the 21st century. Stapleton co-wrote huge songs with Kenny chesney, Luke Bryan and Justin timberlake, in addition to his chart-topping career as a solo artist; Wilson’s resume includes Top 10 Hits and Grammy Winners for Halsey, Dierks Bentley, Adele, The Chicks, her band Semisonic and more.
“What Every Film / TV Composer Should Know About The Company” – A distinguished lineup of composers will offer advice on the business skills that every professional film / television composer needs to pursue a long-term career, and explain their own journeys of breakthrough and success. With composers Siddhartha Khosla (It’s us), John powell (How to train your dragon), Pinar Toprak (Captain marvel) and Joel beckerman, the founder of Your Music, Your Future.
“Composition for voice” – Vocal coach Matt ramsey with songwriter / producer / singer Fall Rowe and Grammy-winning composer-arranger Vince Mendoza explain how to create songs that take advantage of the natural abilities and limitations of the voice. They will discuss what makes a melody or lyrics singable, how to pitch your song to suit different singers, how to make room for vocals in your arrangements and mixes, and much more.
Virtual sessions are free and take place twice a month on Wednesdays through various platforms including YouTube, Instagram, and on the ASCAP Experience website. Participants can find more information and confirm their attendance on upcoming events at www.ascapeexperience.com. Additional programming will be announced.
Also in the coming weeks, ASCAP will organize an interactive experience session, “Check it out.” Open to selected ASCAP members who are registered with the ASCAP Experience, “Check It Out” provides a forum for aspiring songwriters of all musical genres to obtain live commentary from a senior music industry executive on their music. songs. Interested writers can submit their work to ASCAP through the Check the submission form through 11:59 p.m. PST at July 18.
ASCAP experience will continue through 2021. The first ASCAP virtual experience, in 2020, reached 10,000 registrants from 120 countries and included more than 38 panels, featuring Finneas O’Connell, Hans zimmer, IT, Brandy clark, Priscilla Renee, mxmtoon, Shaggy, Claudia Brant, Rep. Adam schiff and more. Songwriters, composers and music professionals can join the ASCAP Experience Community to access one-to-one conversations with leading songwriters and producers from pop, hip-hop, R&B, country and across the musical spectrum, as well as panels with top executives in the industry , song commentaries, networking opportunities and more.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional organization made up of songwriters, composers, and music publishers of all types of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and its foreign subsidiaries, to obtain fair remuneration for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties it collects on the basis of these executions. ASCAP members write the world’s most loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of this music to hundreds of thousands of companies who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail to radio, television and cable, to the Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license provides an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters to be paid fairly. With more than 825,000 members representing more than 16 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the world leader in performing royalties, services and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the the only US performing rights organization (PRO) owned and operated by its member writers and publishers. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, at Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.