By Diana Hereld of Pathways in Music. Photos by Tonya Wise/PictureGroup. This weekend marked ASCAP’s 9th annual “I Create Music” Expo, where over 2,500 songwriters, composers and publishers gathered in the Hollywood Loews Hotel to network, receive feedback from industry experts, and build upon their knowledge of what it takes to succeed in creating music. Featuring artist talent such as Ray Parker, Jr., Akon, Amy Grant, and Benjamin Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan), the expo played host to a number of influential and instrumental characters in the business. Among the panelists were Terry Lewis, Jimmy Jam, Desmond Child, and Dr....

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