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ASCAP is transforming its ASCAP Experience conference into a free, ongoing weekly virtual event beginning 5/28 with conversations with Shaggy, Cherrytree Records founder Martin Kierszenbaum, and “Stuck with U” co-writers Whitney Phillips and Gian Stone.

Dubbed ASCAP Experience: Home Edition, the three-hour online event will start every Thursday at 3pm ET/noon PT through the end of July. Each program block will include ASCAP “Sound Advice,” condensed how-to panels on PRO basics, works registration and more essential topics for music creators. Registration will be free, and open to anyone. More details are at www.ascapexperience.com.

The 5/28 schedule includes a welcome from ASCAP Chairman and President Paul Williams; Shaggy and Kierszenbaum starting at 3:05pm ET; Anatomy of a Song: “Stuck with U” with songwriters Phillips and Stone from 4:10pm-4:40pm; ASCAP Sound Advice: I Just Wrote a Song. Now What? from 4:50pm-5:20pm.

A sponsor session—Qobuz: Who cares about audio quality? HD music streaming has answers—also runs from 4:50pm to 5:20pm. At 5:30pm, songwriter Priscilla Renea leads Creative Session: Finding the “Aha!” Moment.

“To keep the craft and creation of music flowing, ASCAP is thrilled to offer ASCAP Experience: Home Edition, an innovative series of virtual educational programming presented at no cost, featuring top writers, producers, publishers and music experts who want to share their knowledge and advice for the greater good of music,” Williams said. “If music creators have to stay home, then ASCAP wants to give them a way to stay informed, inspired and engaged so they can stay creative. I hope everyone joins us.”