ASCAP is planning a week of events in April dubbed "I Create Music Week," aimed to celebrate the voice of the music creator.

The events include two awards shows at the Kodak Theatre -- the 24th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards honoring Melissa Etheridge and the 22nd annual ASCAP Film & Television Music Awards honoring Marc Shaiman -- and the 2nd annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, a three-day national conference dedicated to songwriting and composing, being held at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel.

"By presenting this important and unique slate of activities, ASCAP hopes to educate, showcase, connect and ultimately celebrate the people who create the music that enriches our lives," said ASCAP President and Chairman Marilyn.