The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers will stage its fourth annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles on April 23-25.

The activities and events at the music creator conference covers all genres of music and includes panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes, one-on-one sessions, song critiquing, networking events, product displays, technology demonstrations and performances.

"At the heart of the EXPO is a true spirit of community of the most successful songwriters, composers and industry experts and those just starting out,” ASCAP president/chairman Marilyn Bergman said in a statement.

"The EXPO continues to grow because it offers a unique experience to those who are serious about their careers. Participants connect face to face with music creators and industry leaders and leave with tools they can put to use in today’s music world."

Since its inaugural year, the EXPO has attracted more than 6,000 music creators, industry professionals, exhibitors and sponsors, and is expected to bring together another large gathering in 2009.

Panelists and performers for the 2009 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO will be announced in the coming months. Past EXPOs have attracted some of the biggest names in music, with headliner interviews featuring Bon Jovi, Jackson Browne, Steve Miller, Tom Petty and Randy Newman.

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