◎知名鼓手Questlove被宣布添加到今年美國作曲家、作家和發行商協會ASCAP的《I Create Music》展覽會的主題演講者名單中，ASCAP董事會主席兼總裁Paul Williams將與這位身兼DJ、製作人的The Roots樂團成員對談；Questlove還將獲頒ASCAP創意聲音獎，該獎項是頒發給其在職業生涯上的重要成就同樣充分體現在他們的創作精神和他們對創作者在社群中可以發揮的作用有重大貢獻的會員。
◎新加入展覽會的專家小組成員包括：〈This Is Us〉的作曲者Sidd Khosla、電子音樂製作人TOKiMONSTA和Freddy Kennett、著名歌曲創作者Priscilla Renea和奧斯卡及葛萊美提名創作歌手Stephen Bishop。
◎之前已公布的小組成員包括Wyclef Jean、Lee Ann Womack、歌曲〈Shallow〉的共同創作者Anthony Rossomando、Matthew Koma，Troye Sivan的合作者Leland、歌曲創作者名人堂成員Desmond Child、Sondre Lerche等等。ASCAP《I Create Music》展覽會將於5月2日至4日在洛杉磯的洛伊斯好萊塢酒店舉行。
Questlove has been added to keynote this year's ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO. ASCAP Chairman of the Board and President Paul Williams will interview the drummer, DJ, producer, author and member of The Roots, who will also recieve an ASCAP Creative Voice Award.
The honor is presented to members whose significant career achievements are equally informed by their creative spirit and by their contributions to the role that a creator can play in the community.
New panelists just added to the EXPO include:
"This Is Us" composer Sidd Khosla, electronic producers TOKiMONSTA and Freddy Kennett (of Louis The Child), acclaimed songwriter Priscilla Renea ("Timber," "California King Bed") and Oscar- and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop ("On and On," "Save It For a Rainy Day").
Emmy-winning composer Bear McCreary will teach a masterclass offering feedback to EXPO attendees on their original scores, set to scenes from his illustrious filmography. "The Rise of Emo Rap" panel will look into how the SoundCloud era's top innovators are finding mainstream success by pushing genre boundaries, with Emo Nite LA's Morgan Freed, producer Charlie Shuffler, and artists Lil Aaron and Kreayshawn. "Nashville Goes Global" will explore Music City's embrace of international sounds and trends with Ashley Gorley, Tommee Profitt, Chris Farren, Steven Battey and Dave Kuncio. The popular "Publishing 101" panel returns to EXPO, hosted by a roster of experienced industry execs including Sue Drew (Kobalt), Jake Fain (Sony), Luke McGrellis (UMPG) and Monti Olson (BMG).
These new additions join previously-announced panelists Wyclef Jean, Lee Ann Womack, "Shallow" co-writer Anthony Rossomando, Matthew Koma, Troye Sivan-collaborator Leland, "Monopoly" co-writer Victoria Monet, Songwriters Hall of Fame member Desmond Child, Sondre Lerche and more.
The ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO will take place May 2 - 4, 2019 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.