Sonos and ASCAP welcomed Aloe Blacc to Sonos Studio NYC for a conversation with ASCAP's John Titta about songwriting and music, where guests were also treated to Aloe performing the songs "Wake Me Up" and "The Man." The session also featured a screening of ASCAP's 100th birthday film, Why We Create Music, which features Aloe among others.
When creating music, it’s always positive to musical heroes to guide your inspiration. For musician and songwriter Aloe Blacc, he began his conversation with John Titta by discussing his deep appreciation of musician Bill Withers and other key players in music history—from Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, to Smokey Robinson and Michael Jackson—all vocalists or musicians that have all had a positive story to share.
During the discussion, Aloe spoke to the intimate crowd of fans about his career progression from being a hip hop artist and songwriter to his wide-recognition as a musician for his smash-single, “Wake Me Up." He shared his philosophies on the positive influences of songwriting, and how it can be used as a tool for social change.
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