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Thursday, April 28 • 9:45am - 10:45am
ASCAP Annual Membership Meeting and ASCAP EXPO Kickoff

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ASCAP is home to today’s leading professional songwriters, composers and music publishers. Why? Because ASCAP offers music creators more than just the most innovative and efficient performing rights tracking and royalty distribution on the planet. We offer the strongest advocacy for music rights, a community that provides education, support and guidance to members throughout their careers, and a collective licensing model that delivers the greatest value to both businesses and music lovers around the world. At this opening session ASCAP’s President Paul Williams, CEO Beth Matthews and EVP of Membership John Titta will be joined by some very special guests in showing how “Our ASCAP” is blazing a path to a stronger future for music.

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avatar for OMI

OMI

"Cheerleader," "Hula Hoop," Me 4 U, Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "Cheerleader," "Hula Hoop," Me 4 U | | Insightful Jamaican artist Omi (Omar Samuel Pasley) is bringing his breakthrough story to the U.S., with the compelling sheen of “Cheerleader,” leading the way. The smash dance song has notched more than 90 million Spotify streams, topping iTunes in 14 territories, including Germany, Australia, Sweden and others (Top 10 in nearly 30 other markets). Released in 2012, a... Read More →
avatar for Chris DeStefano

Chris DeStefano

"Something in the Water," "That's My Kind of Night," "Good Girl," "Don't Ya", Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - "Something in the Water," "That's My Kind of Night," "Good Girl," "Don't Ya" Chris DeStefano is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist, raised in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey and currently residing in Nashville, TN. As a songwriter, he has earned multiple #1 songs with artists including Carrie Underwood (“Good Girl,” "Little Toy Guns," “Smoke Break”), Billy Currington... Read More →
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Melissa Etheridge

"I'm the Only One," "Come to My Window," "Bring Me Some Water," “I Need to Wake Up” (from An Inconvenient Truth), Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "I'm the Only One," "Come to My Window," "Bring Me Some Water," “I Need to Wake Up” (from An Inconvenient Truth) Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as "Bring Me Some Water," "No Souvenirs... Read More →
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Brett James

"Something in the Water," "Jesus, Take the Wheel," "When the Sun Goes Down," "The Truth", Songwriter, Producer
Songwriter, Producer - "Something in the Water," "Jesus, Take the Wheel," "When the Sun Goes Down," "The Truth" | | From Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts . . . to Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, Will I Am, Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson, and Leona Lewis, Brett James has had more than 350 of his songs recorded by some of the biggest artists in the world. His songs have appeared on albums with... Read More →
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Beth Matthews

CEO, ASCAP
CEO - ASCAP | Elizabeth Matthews is Chief Executive Officer of ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP), a membership association of more than 565,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music. Beth joined ASCAP in 2013 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, overseeing the ASCAP Business & Legal Affairs department. In that role, she oversaw business... Read More →
avatar for Priscilla Renea

Priscilla Renea

"Timber," "Worth It," "Somethin' Bad," "California King Bed", Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "Timber," "Worth It," "Somethin' Bad," "California King Bed" For the past eight years, artist and songwriter Priscilla Renea has carefully journeyed across every genre of music and touched people from various walks of life with her infectious melodies and real life lyrics. With a discography that reveals an overall love for great music no matter who the artist or the audience, there is no doubt that Priscilla will continue... Read More →
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John Titta

EVP, Membership, ASCAP
EVP, Membership - ASCAP
avatar for Paul Williams

Paul Williams

“Evergreen,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “The Rainbow Connection", Songwriter, Actor, Author / President & Chairman – ASCAP
Songwriter, Actor – “Evergreen,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “The Rainbow Connection" | President & Chairman of the Board – ASCAP Paul Williams is one of the most beloved and respected music creators in the world today. A lyricist and composer who has won an Oscar Award, three Grammy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, an Ivor Novello International Award, and... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 9:45am - 10:45am
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

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