Quincy Jones, Bill Withers and John Mayer will headline performing rights group ASCAP’s annual songwriters convention in Hollywood on April 22-24, organizers announced.

The artists will speak about their craft during Q&A sessions at the fifth annual “I Create Music” Expo, which returns to the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, according to Reuters.

A preliminary lineup of panelists this year includes jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, Aerosmith and Bon Jovi songwriter Desmond Child, Prince protegees Wendy & Lisa, country star Phil Vassar, and ASCAP’s Oscar-winning president Paul Williams.

Last year’s event, which featured performers Jeff Lynne, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart and Chaka Khan, drew more than 2,400 attendees. (via

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