Heavyweights to spill for ASCAP Music Expo


ASCAP's fourth annual I Create Music Expo will feature interviews with Jeff Lynne, Chaka Kahn and Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson along with panels and sessions with James Newton Howard, Ricky Skaggs and others.

I Create Music runs April 23-25 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel.

Before the interview with Lynne, ASCAP will present the producer and former Electric Light Orchestra frontman with its Golden Note Award in recognition of his contributions to music.

The ASCAP conference includes panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes, product displays and performances.

One panel will gather Wyclef Jean, Craig Wiseman and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder to discuss the creation of music, while a writer-producers jam will feature Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman of the Hooters, Holly Knight and Narada Michael Walden.

Ed Christman is a senior correspondent for Billboard.