The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosts an entire week of events that celebrate the voice of the music creator. I Create Music Week brings together some of the industry's top songwriters, composers, lyricists, and music publishers representing a broad array of genres, mediums and musical perspectives. The packed schedule includes two major awards shows (The 24th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards honoring Melissa Etheridge and the 22nd Annual ASCAP Film & Television Music Awards honoring March Shaiman) in addition to the 2nd Annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO.
S C H E D U L E :
Tuesday, April 17:
22nd Annual ASCAP Film & Television Music Awards - Kodak Theatre
* Composer Marc Shaiman will be honored with the prestigious ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for Career Achievement.
* The event will also honor the composers of the top box office film music and the most performed television music of 2006.
Wednesday, April 18:
24th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards - Kodak Theatre
* Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge will be honored with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award for her pioneering contributions to music.
* The event will also honor the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed pop songs of 2006. Top awards will be given to "Songwriter of the Year," "Song of the Year" and "Publisher of the Year," in addition to the presentation of the "ASCAP Vanguard Award," which recognizes the impact of musical genres that help shape the future of American music.
* Live performances by some of today's top songwriter-performers.
Thursday to Saturday, April 19 - 21:
2nd Annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO - Hollywood Renaissance Hotel
* A three-day event, dedicated to songwriting and composing, featuring a comprehensive array of panels, workshops, keynotes, master classes, song critiques, product displays, state-of-the-art technology demonstrations, performances, and much more.
* Special Welcome by Marilyn Bergman.
* Exclusive interview with composer and songwriter Randy Newman.
* Panelists include top music creators from every musical genre. Click here for a complete list.