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Friday, April 29 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
We Are Young: A Conversation Between Nate Ruess & Paul Williams

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After over a decade of paying his dues and developing his craft in various music projects, in 2011 singer-songwriter Nate Ruess and his mates in the band fun. released their single “We Are Young” into the world. The song, featuring guest vocals by Janelle Monae, became a #1 hit, earning Ruess two Grammys and a new position as one of the world’s reigning pop stars. Ruess became an in-demand collaborator, and with P!nk, with whom he dueted on “Just Give Me a Reason,” he earned his second #1 hit. In 2015, he released his first solo album, Grand Romantic, and its powerful single, “Nothing Without Love,” taking his career to new heights. In this special session, Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning Hall of Fame songwriter Paul Williams will join Reuss in an honest conversation about their respective musical paths. They will explore the joys, and pains, of pursuing a creative life, how to be truly committed to your craft and how to stay open and productive as a songwriter, no matter what stage you are at in your career. 

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Jason Silberman

Sr. Director, Pop/Rock, Membership, ASCAP
Sr. Director, Pop/Rock, Membership - ASCAP

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Nate Ruess (fun.)

"We Are Young," "Just Give Me A Reason," "Nothing Without Love", Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "We Are Young," "Just Give Me A Reason," "Nothing Without Love" Nate Ruess knew he wanted to call his album Grand Romantic long before he finished writing its songs. The singer-songwriter says he’s always been a romantic, even if he’s also always been the cynical kind. Last summer, as he began writing and demoing tracks for his solo debut, his awareness of these dueling qualities was especially pronounced... Read More →
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Paul Williams

“Evergreen,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “The Rainbow Connection", Songwriter, Actor, Author / President & Chairman – ASCAP
Songwriter, Actor – “Evergreen,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “The Rainbow Connection" | President & Chairman of the Board – ASCAP Paul Williams is one of the most beloved and respected music creators in the world today. A lyricist and composer who has won an Oscar Award, three Grammy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, an Ivor Novello International Award, and... Read More →

Friday April 29, 2016 11:45am - 1:00pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

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