ASCAP Announces Artist Line-Up for 2006 Sundance Film Festival Daytime Music Café

Brazilian Girls, Rodney Crowell, Judy Collins, Imogen Heap, Bruce Hornsby, Michael Penn, Sharon Stone and Rufus Wainwright Among Featured Performers

NEW YORK, NY — (MARKET WIRE) — 01/05/2006 — ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) is pleased to announce the artist line-up for the daytime programming at the Sundance Film Festival Music Café during the 2006 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Music Café is located at The Star Bar, 268 Main Street. Daytime performances, produced by ASCAP, will be open to Festival credential holders from January 20 – 28, 2006. Performances will take place each day from 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM on Friday, January 20).

For the eighth consecutive year, ASCAP will present an exciting and dynamic mix of promising up-and-comers, established and distinguished artists from across the musical spectrum. This year’s featured performers include 2 Foot Yard, Athlete, Augustana, Bird York, Brazilian Girls, Judy Collins, Rodney Crowell, Mike Doughty, Schuyler Fisk, Inara George, Darren Hayes from Savage Garden, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Imogen Heap, Kristin Hoffmann, Bruce Hornsby, Chris Janson, Lyfe, Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s, Michael Penn, The Persephone’s Bees, Robert Post, Roberto Poveda, Martin Sexton, Darrell Scott, Sharon Stone & Friends, Rufus Wainwright, The Weepies, and Musicians from Wristcutters: A Love Story.

For the complete schedule, bios and photos of the performing artists, visit ASCAP’s website at: http://www.ascap.com/sundance2006/.

The Music Café, with daytime programming by ASCAP, continues to be one of the most popular draws at the Festival. It is dedicated to showcasing the exceptional talent of new artists, top names and emerging artists, and is a place where independent filmmakers can meet and interact with film composers and songwriters to encourage collaboration amongst all of these talents.

Over the years, ASCAP has presented a stellar line-up of legendary and cutting-edge artists at the Music Café such as And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, India.Arie, Joseph Arthur with Ben Harper & Peter Gabriel, Edie Brickell, Jon Brion, Peter Cincotti, Guy Clark, Clem Snide, Shawn Colvin, Billy Currington, John Doe, The Dresden Dolls, Mary Gauthier, Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Joe Jackson, Angelique Kidjo, Kings of Leon, Ben Kweller, Jonny Lang, Daniel Lanois, Los Pinguos, Martin Luther, Michael McDonald, Nellie McKay, Lori McKenna, Midnight Movies, Raúl Midón, Jason Mraz, Anna Nalick, Nickel Creek, Old 97′s, Fernando Osorio, Linda Perry, Glen Phillips Damien Rice, Josh Ritter, Sweet Pea Atkinson & Was (Not Was) Quintet featuring Don & David Was, Wayne Kramer & Narada Michael Walden and Bernie Worrell, Suzanne Vega, Saul Williams, and many others.

About ASCAP

Established in 1914, ASCAP is the first and leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization representing the world’s largest repertory totaling over 8 million copyrighted musical works of every style and genre from more than 225,000 composer, lyricist and music publisher members. ASCAP also represents the repertories created by the international affiliates of 70 foreign performing rights organizations. ASCAP protects the rights of its members and foreign affiliates by licensing the public performances of their copyrighted works and distributing royalties based upon surveyed performances. ASCAP is the only American Performing Rights Organization owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. www.ascap.com

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