‘Levitating’ and ‘POV’ Songwriters in Conversation for ASCAP Pop Music Awards
In celebration of the ASCAP Pop Music Awards 2022April 12 and 13 ASCAP experience will host two special sessions focusing on the art of writing a hit song. On April 12, Dua Lipa The co-writers of “Levitating” will join to “Levitating: Sarah Hudson and Clarence Coffee Jr. in Conversation” and on April 13, the duo behind songs including “Holy” (justin bieber) and “34+35”, “positions” and “pov” (Ariana Grande) will be featured in “POV: Tommy Brown and Mr. Franks in conversation.” Both sessions will dive into tips for creating the perfect hook, finding inspiration and writing with superstars, and both will be available to everyone via @ASCAP Instagram.
The ASCAP Pop Music Awards take place on @ASCAP social media from April 11-14. Coffee, Hudson, Brown and Franks are set to take home awards for their chart-topping successes.
Tuesday, April 12 at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT
Levitation: Sarah Hudson and Clarence Coffee Jr. in conversation
ASCAP is hosting an exclusive IG Live with Sarah Hudson and Clarence Coffee Jr. – two members of ASCAP’s star songwriting team who helped get Dua Lipa’s multi-platinum hit “Levitating” off the ground . In addition to co-writing multiple tracks for Dua Lipa, Hudson and Coffee have individually or collectively created next-level songs for Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Pop Smoke, Years & Years, Pitbull, Lizzo and more. They’ll talk about their careers and the art of collaboration, and offer tips for connecting with artists and listeners through songwriting. For music creators whose careers are booming or have already taken off, this is sure to be an uplifting conversation.
Wednesday, April 13 at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT
POV: Tommy Brown and Mr. Franks in conversation
Writer-producers Tommy Brown and Mr. Franks are among the most trusted collaborators in pop and hip-hop. As two of the sound architects behind Ariana Grande’s blockbuster posts album, plus recent credits with Justin Bieber, The Weeknd and Blackpink, they fuse addictive beats and hooks into instantly memorable songs. In “POV: Tommy Brown & Mr. Franks in Conversation”, Tommy and Mr. Franks talk with Wendy Goldstein, Co-President of Republic Records, A&R for Ariana & The Weeknd on the process, the collaboration, and what lies ahead for their heat-seeking music careers.
ASCAP Experience’s 2022 lineup kicked off last month with a Women’s History Month panel, “Wordly Women in Music,” featuring Oscar-nominated personalities Encanto composer Germaine Franco (who this year became the first Latina to be nominated for Best Original Score, and also the first Latina to join the Music Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences), award-winning composer and conductor Pulitzer 2021 Tania Leon, and Grammy winner “Song of the Year” Amy Wedgewhose songs appear on Ed Sheeran Xby James Blunt The after love and Kacey Musgraves golden hour. The session and all the panels of the 2021 Experience are available for free on ascapexperience.com/on-demand.
The 2022 launch event followed a landmark year for ASCAP Experience, ASCAP’s flagship event created to inspire, educate and connect aspiring songwriters and composers around the world. The 2021 virtual panels reached their largest audience ever – over 41,000 views on real-time and on-demand streaming, driving a 39% increase in attendance and 53% increase in RSVPs over to the previous year. Guests and panelists from the 2021 experience included Greg Kurstin, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, D-Nice, Chris Stapleton, Michael Franti, Tai Verdes, Cassadee Pope, Sam DeRosa, Natalia Jiménez, Draco Rosa, Gizzle, Madeline The Person and much more.
ASCAP Experience events for 2022 will run on a monthly basis this spring and summer. More information can be found at ascapexperience.com.