The 8th Edition of ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo Sees a Spike in Attendance Despite Hotel name change

The expo was held April 18th through 20th, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, formerly called the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, in the heart of the Hollywood community.

The 8th annual ASCAP “I Create Music” expo have seen a record turn-out attendance of over 2,500 of new and seasoned musicians, songwriters, composers and others in the music industry.

“It was one of the highest turn-out compared to previous years,” according to Jake Desouza, who was working at the press check-in desk.

The expo was held April 18th through 20th, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, formerly called the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, in the heart of the Hollywood community.

This event attracted musicians from around the world who attended to get connected in the entertainment industry, as well as to learn new trends in the business of music through its different panels, workshops, booth displays and one-on-one sessions.

ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo – L to R: From SoundExchange–Gini Phipps, Lauven Danoy and Reggae Artist Mr. SupriZe


Among the A-list of corporate sponsors and display booths included SoundExchange, a non-profit performance rights organization that collect statutory royalties from digital music service provider such as satellite radios (SIRIUS XM), internet radios, cable TV music channels and similar platforms for streaming sound recordings.

At the booth, CaribPress was told that they have worked with a company in Jamaica called JAMMS (Jamaica Music Society), to collect royalties owed to Reggae artists in Jamaica.

Overall this year “I Create Music” expo was a great success and the 9th edition is set for 2014 in Los Angeles.

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