Four-time Grammy-winning producer Brian Kennedy and six-time Grammy-winning songwriter Malik Yusef are among the 32 hitmaking songwriters, producers and execs added to the lineup for the 12th annual ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo.
Kennedy, who collaborated with Rihanna for a decade, including her most recent album Anti; Yusef, credited on Kanye West's The Life of Pablo and Beyonce's Lemonade; and Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd, writer of eight songs on Justin Bieber's triple-platinum Purpose, are among panelists confirmed for this year's confab, which runs April 13-15 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.
Other industry leaders committed to sharing knowledge at this year's event include Sam Hollander (One Direction, Katy Perry), Dave Bassett (Rachel Platten, Elle King) and Greg Wells (Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Adele).
The three-day program comprises panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes and one-on-one sessions to the 3,000-plus international expo participants, according to The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), which has some 600,000 members and represents more than 10 million copyrighted works. It is owned and governed by its writer and publisher members.
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