Headlining act for the 2015 She Rocks ASCAP Expo Showcase, Dia Frampton (left), and She Rocks ASCAP Expo Showcase performers Alyse Black (center), Elle Winston (top right) and Kate Diaz (bottom right).

The Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) is excited to announce the three finalists selected to perform alongside headlining act Dia Frampton at the official 2015 She Rocks ASCAP Expo Showcase. Taking place during the ASCAP Expo, the showcase will be hosted on Fri., May 1, 2015, at the Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill in Hollywood, Calif. There is no cover charge.

The Showcase will bring together singer-songwriter Elle Winston, guitarist and singer-songwriter Kate Diaz, and singer-songwriter Alyse Black to perform in front of industry experts, media representatives, artists, publishers and more during one of the most prestigious songwriting events of the year. Performers were chosen based on their submissions to

“The amount of submissions we received this year was unprecedented. There was great enthusiasm on behalf of so many talented female musicians out there, and choosing just a few to perform was challenging. I am very pleased with the finalists and know that we’re going to have a great show!” said Women’s International Music Network Founder Laura B. Whitmore.

Elle Winston is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, who spent most of her life growing up in the southwest sun of Phoenix, Arizona. Her sound might best be described as a meeting of folk-legend James Taylor, the songstress Erykah Badu and the classical great Elly Ameling. Winston earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the Herberger College of Music at Arizona State University. Learn more at

Kate Diaz is a songwriter/guitarist/singer who has released four acoustic albums and three singles, including award-winning songs and songs for various causes. Over the past five years, she has booked her own gigs and performed more than 150 solo acoustic shows at Chicago venues and national festivals, notably at Lollapalooza, Milwaukee Summerfest, Midpoint Music Festival, Taste of Chicago, and National Mall Earth Day Festival. Kate graduated high school at 17 and moved to Boston, where she continues songwriting and performing while going to college at Berklee and Harvard. Visit for more information. 

Alyse Black started out belting Billie Holiday tunes a cappella on the streets of Pike Place Market in Seattle. Since then, she’s performed on Seattle’s NPR station, recorded a commercial for Target, moved to Austin, won Billboard’s Annual Songwriting Contest, had several songs placed in movies and TV shows, and toured the country playing over 600 clubs, theaters, festivals, television shows and radio stations. She recently won The Recording Conservatory of Austin’s Top Singer-Songwriter Contest and ran a successful Kickstarter to fund her long-awaited next album. Learn more at

The She Rocks ASCAP Expo Showcase features headlining act and Casio artist Dia Frampton. With six number-one singles across Asia as a solo artist, Frampton has also established herself as a prolific songwriter, collaborating with distinguished artists from around the world, including Lindsey Stirling, The Crystal Method, M83, and Singto Numchok. Currently, she is working with her band ARCHIS, which pairs her with renowned film composer Joseph Trapanese, the musical mastermind behind TronOblivion, and The Raid. In February, ARCHIS released a self-titled EP through Nettwerk Music Group. The band is now writing their debut album, to be released later this year. Visit for more information. 

The She Rocks Showcase will take place on Fri., May 1, 2015, from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. in the heart of Hollywood at the Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill, located at 1724 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, across the street from the ASCAP Expo headquarters at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. This free Showcase will feature free hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, and a Casio PX-350 digital piano giveaway.

The Showcase is sponsored by Casio, Taylor Guitars, 108 Rock Star Guitars and Acoustic Nation. An EXPO badge is not required to attend or participate in the Showcase. To learn more, visit