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The Sound of Diversity: Championing Unique Voices in Film/TV Music
While the last few years have seen an explosion of new voices bringing their diverse stories to the film and TV screen, opportunities for women and people of color in the film/TV music community still lag behind. The Universal Composers Initiative (UCI) is one of a growing number of efforts to address that gap. Launched in 2018 by NBCUniversal, UCI finds talented music creators with unique perspectives, and connects them with mentors and professional opportunities. During this session, you’ll meet ASCAP composers Raashi Kulkarni and Daniel Rojas, two participants in this year’s UCI class. They’ll speak about their experiences with Universal Pictures executive Jeff Cafuir, and explain why diversity, equity and inclusion efforts are so crucial for composers, corporations and fans alike.
- Jeff Cafuir - Sr. Director of Production Talent & Partnerships, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group - Global Talent Development & Inclusion
- Raashi Kulkarni - Composer/Pianist
- Daniel Rojas - Composer/Producer
- Amanda Shoffner - Director, Film & TV/Visual Media, ASCAP (moderator)
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Express Yourself: A Roundtable on Identity in the Music Industry
Music can be an enormously powerful tool for driving social change and increasing understanding between diverse groups of people. But the music industry can be a difficult place to find acceptance and success for people of color, LGBTQ+ people and other marginalized communities. This roundtable discussion will explore the stories of music makers and executives from different communities. They’ll discuss how their identities shape their music careers, and how they’ve navigated the challenges they’ve encountered along the way. They’ll also offer their perspectives on how to create a more welcoming, accessible and nurturing music industry for all.
- Ryan Cassata – Singer-Songwriter
- Lazaro Hernandez – VP A&R, US Latin and Latin America, Warner Chappell Music
- Kailen – Assoc. Director, A&R, Epic Records
- J. Marie Jones – Director of Creative, Rhythm & Soul/Urban, ASCAP (moderator)
NFTs: What Every Music Creator Needs to Know
Presented by the ASCAP Lab
Unless your WiFi has been shut off for the last two years, you’ve likely heard about NFTs, and their impact on the music business. Non-fungible tokens have opened up a whole new landscape of opportunities for music creators, presenting new ways for you to monetize your creative work, and interact with your fanbase. We’re bringing together three NFT early adopters for a conversation about this exciting new intersection of music, tech and commerce. They’ll answer many of the basic questions you probably have, and help you understand how NFTs could benefit your creativity and career.
- Vickie Nauman - Founder & CEO, CrossBorderWorks
- Poo Bear - Writer/Producer/Artist
Matt Medved - Co-Founder & CEO, nft now (moderator)