The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) announces the performers for the official 2019 She Rocks Showcase at the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, to be held at Live House in Hollywood, CA at 9:30 pm on Friday, May 3, 2019. This year’s performers include GRAMMY Award-winning artist Judith Hill as the headliner, plus Gigi Rich, Halle Johnson and Eliza Spear.
Praised by Rolling Stone for her “stellar powerhouse vocals,” GRAMMY Award winner and The Voice alum Judith Hill built up a solid resume penning and performing her own material, as well as backing up such artists as Stevie Wonder and the late Michael Jackson. She has also opened for Josh Groban, John Legend and Prince both in the US and the UK. Her debut album, Back In Time, which she co-produced with Prince, is out now on NPG Records. Her sophomore album, Golden Child, was released in 2018. judithhill.com.
Growing up listening to Alicia Keys and Amy Winehouse, Gigi Rich was inspired to write her first song at age 13, which topped the NY Songwriter’s Circle charts. She pursued her musical ambitions and won Amateur Night at New York’s iconic Apollo Theater. After graduating high school early to pursue studies at Juilliard and Berklee College of Music, she landed a spot on Team Gwen in season seven of The Voice. Rich is currently performing and finishing her next EP. gigirich.com.
Soulful singer-songwriter and American Idol alum, Halle Johnson, has rocked the stage at iconic venues such as AMPLIYFi, The L.A. Recording Academy, The GRAMMY Museum, and more. A finalist from Guitar Center’s national Singer-Songwriter contest, Johnson wows audiences with her timeless and original music, and edgy sound. After overcoming many personal obstacles, she became a “triple threat” in the L.A. scene, pursing modeling, acting and singing. purehalle.com.
Eliza Spear has spent the past few years relentlessly fine tuning her writing and her classic rock-pop-twangy sound. Her music speaks truths about coming of age, young love, and discovering who you are. Her lyrics are authentic and relatable, and although she’s singing her story, it’s a story everyone can connect to. On stage, her energetic performances captivate audiences with a “hangout” vibe. elizaspearmusic.com.
Now in its 14th 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.
This official ASCAP EXPO Showcase, which is celebrating its sixth anniversary, will be a focal point of the evening at the conference. The 2019 She Rocks Showcase presents a unique opportunity for female artists of all styles to perform in front of industry experts, media representatives, artists, publishers and more during the premier conference for songwriters, composers and producers. The She Rocks Showcase is sponsored by Martin Guitar, 108 Rock Star Guitars, John Paul Mitchell and M.A.C Cosmetics. The She Rocks Showcase is presented by the Women’s International Music Network (theWiMN.com), an organization aimed at providing opportunities and a voice for women in the music industry.
The showcase is open to all ASCAP Expo ticket holders. Find out more at www.thewimn.com/ascap-showcase-2019.
About The Women’s International Music Network (WiMN)
Founded in 2012, the Women’s International Music Network unites women who work within all facets of the music and audio industries. With theWiMN.com as its hub, the WiMN provides a community for women within the industry while enriching their careers and musical experiences through networking and sharing. The Women’s International Music Network produces events such as the WiMN She Rocks Showcases, and the She Rocks Awards, hosts many panels and workshops, and is founded by music industry veteran Laura B. Whitmore. For more information, visit www.TheWiMN.com.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world’s best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With nearly 700,000 members representing more than 11.5 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.