Meghan Trainor To Join ASCAP’s ‘I Create Music’ EXPO Keynote Panel

Meghan Trainor will participate in a keynote conversation at the 2018 ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, joining a distinguished lineup of music creators that includes Jason Mraz, Marc Cohn, Darrell Brown, Dan Wilson, Claudia Brant, Billie Eilish, Desmond Child and Paul Williams. This year’s EXPO takes place May 7-9 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in L.A.

Trainor’s relationship with ASCAP stretches back to the beginnings of her music career, when she first attended its “I Create Music” EXPO at 16 years old, right after self-releasing her first-ever recordings. Trainor cites meeting panelist Natasha Bedingfield at that EXPO as a transformative experience for her, and is now coming full-circle to participate as a 2018 keynote.

Trainor’s breakout 2014 single “All About That Bass” (co-written with producer Kevin Kadish) spent eight weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified Diamond by the RIAA. She followed up the colossal hit with her first full-length album Title in 2015, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and 2016’s Thank You, which went Platinum. Trainor’s highly anticipated new single “No Excuses” was released on March 1.

She has won four ASCAP Pop Music Awards, and last year was recognized with the ASCAP Vanguard Award at the 2017 ASCAP Pop Music Awards, for her impact on musical genres that are helping shape the future of American music.

Now in its 13th year, the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO is the largest conference of its kind in the United States, attracting over 3,000 music creators for three days of panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes and one-on-one sessions with the industry’s top hitmakers. Registration is now open for this year’s EXPO, and information can be found at


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