NEW YORK, March 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — ASCAP, the only U.S. performance rights organization (PRO) that operates as a not-for-profit, hits South by Southwest (SXSW) 2023 in Austin, TX with two events dedicated to supporting emerging music creators and a SXSW kickoff event panel slot:

Digilogue X Dolby Panel: Artistrepreneurship 
Tuesday, March 14, 1PM – 2PM 
Brazos Hall, 204 East 4th Street, Suite 700 in Austin
ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Director Jason Reddick leads the “Artistpreneurship” panel at the Digilogue X Dolby SXSW Kickoff Event. The session will offer insight on how artists can succeed on the business side of their career, including how to navigate the landscape of revenue streams and resources and still be creative in the process. Panelists will discuss the ways artists can be successful entrepreneurs in the modern music business and include:

  • JR Mckee (CEO at MPR Global)
  • Kayvan Daragheh (Director of A&R at Genius)
  • Erinn Knight (President & Co- Founder at Build Your Own Dreams)
  • AMEA (Artist)
  • Jason Reddick (Director at ASCAP), moderator

Admission is free and more information can be found here.

On the Come Up – SXSW Edition 
Thursday, March 16 at 8PM 
Half Step, 75 ½ Rainey Street in Austin
ASCAP hosts a SXSW version of its popular On the Come Up showcase at Half Step in Austin. On the Come Up is ASCAP’s platform for rising R&B and hip-hop artists, songwriters and producers. The long-running showcase has its roots in an ASCAP newsletter that helped introduce the music industry to chart-topping artists including Miguel, Inayah, Jessie Reyez, Fetty Wap, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Tierra Whack, Jonathan McReynolds, Blxst, DaniLeigh, Rico Nasty and Dreezy.

The On the Come Up: SXSW Edition lineup features five up-and-coming artists soon to be on playlists everywhere:

  • Akeem Ali
  • Ashoka
  • Badda TD
  • evrYwhr
  • Moxie Knox

DJ C. Devone will host and keep the music going in between sets. Admission to the showcase is free with a SXSW badge or wristband.

SXSW Songs 2023
ASCAP is also a presenting sponsor of the SXSW Songs 2023 writing camp which takes place from March 14 – 16. The pop song camp was created for established producers, songwriters and artists with commercial co-writing credits. It brings together a curated group of 15 – 20 songwriters from all over the world for a three-day collaboration to create new hit songs and wraps up with an official listening party on Friday, March 17. Other sponsors include VEVA Sound and American Songwriter.

SXSW Songs Listening Party 
Friday, March 17 from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM 
The British Music Embassy
The Courtyard, 208 West 4th Street in Austin
The SXSW Songs Listening Party invites SXSW attendees to the playback of songs created during the camp. Participating producers, songwriters and advisors share their experiences from the camp and discuss the current state of songwriting with SXSW attendees.

Admission to the party is free with a SXSW badge or wristband. A Spotify playlist of cuts from previous SXSW songwriting camps can be found at https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6OhdYXuCSvyfDupnm9zdcx?si=f22fa239a7444333.

For more information on ASCAP at SXSW, visit: www.ascap.com/sxsw23.

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 900,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, and represents some of the world’s most talented music creators. Founded and governed by songwriters and composers, it is the only performing rights organization in the U.S. that operates as a not-for-profit. ASCAP licenses a repertory of over 17 million musical works to hundreds of thousands of businesses that use music, including streaming services, cable television, radio and satellite radio and brick and mortar businesses such as retail stores, hotels, clubs, restaurants and bars. ASCAP collects the licensing fees; identifies, matches and processes trillions of performances every year; and returns nearly 90 cents of every dollar back to its members as royalties. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. ASCAP puts music creators first, advocating for their rights and the value of music on Capitol Hill, driving innovation that moves the industry forward, building community and providing the resources and support that creators need to succeed in their careers. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.


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