WSAcademy: WSA Advisory Board Member

Shawn LeMone is the dynamic and inspirational Senior Vice President: Film & TV Music/New
Media at ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers). After graduating
from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in social psychology, Shawn began his professional
journey serving as a foreign levies administrator at Directors Guild of America. In his prominent
role at ASCAP, Shawn guides and supervises the pursuits of their glittering lineup of
composers for film, television, gaming, advertising, and beyond. To date, he has championed
and advanced the careers of internationally acclaimed musical titans including Hans Zimmer,
John Powell, Nicholas Britell, Jonny Greenwood, Michael Giacchino, Rupert Gregson-Williams,
Junkie XL, Marco Beltrami, Carter Burwell, Marc Shaiman, John Debney, Jed Kurzel, Dave
Porter, the late Jóhann Jóhannsson, and a legion of others. Shawn is responsible for an
ambitious array of annual pedagogical activities, most notably the ASCAP Film Scoring
Workshop and the film/television related programming for the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO.
Under Shawn’s reign, ASCAP has formed meaningful partnerships with reputed organizations
including the Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL), the Alliance for Women Film
Composers, the Production Music Association (PMA), and Game Audio Network Guild,
fostering a strong sense of community for their membership.