Cutting Edge Entertainment Law Seminar Announces Programming

The 30th Cutting Edge CE Conferences and Events announces its Music Business Sessions. The sessions will occur at the InterContinental New Orleans; additional workshops at the Carver Theater will benefit the creative entrepreneurs.

The 30th Cutting Edge Entertainment Law Seminar received accreditation from the Louisiana State Bar Association.
This course is approved for a total of 15.5 hour(s) of credit, including 1.00 hour(s) of ethics, 1.00 hour(s) of professionalism, and 1.00 hour(s) of law office practice by the MCLE Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

30th Cutting Edge CE Conferences and Events

July 7 – 9, 2022

InterContinental New Orleans Hotel & Historic Carver Theater

Music Business and Creative Industries Sessions

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Virtual Café in Pete’s Pub Sessions

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM             Roots Music Gathering – Oral History Interviews [MUS. BUSINESS]
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM             Performances

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Location: Frenchmen RM #1

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM        New Production Tips, Tricks, & Secrets [MUS. BUSINESS]
Recording either in a commercial studio, home studio, or LIVE requires insight into the tools of the trade of engineers and producers. This panel will discuss equipment, techniques, and planning needed to avoid common mistakes.
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM         Music Business Law: Recording Contracts Explained – Important clauses and deal points in recording affect the outcomes for artists and record companies. [MUS. BUSINESS]
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM           The A&R Process in the Digital Age, Part I: How to get discovered and stay relevant
A&R representatives, record label owners, managers, and publicists will explain the A&R process from their role in an artist's career. [MUS. BUSINESS]
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM             Performance Review – Why artists fail on Stage
Sometimes it is anxiety; other times, it is training, management, or sabotage – Artist Development guru Linda Septien will lead a panel of artists, managers, and publicists as they explore proper stage training, audience rapport, and dealing with rejection. [MUS. BUSINESS]
3:30 PM –                             Let’s Write a Song Part I: For Film/TV – Veteran Songwriter and Producer Michele Vice-Maslin leads the first of three sessions on essential considerations when crafting a song for synch licensing or not. She will join Synch Assassin, Producer, Music Supervisor Barry Coffing and artist music supervisor Jessi Campo [MUS. BUSINESS]

Virtual Café in Pete’s Pub Sessions

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM              South American Virtual Speed Meeting with GrooveList’s Maxiliano de la Fuente
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM             Interviews (TBA)
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM             Tech Demonstration (TBA)
5:00 PM – 8:00                    Music Performance (TBA)
8:00 PM – 1:00 PM               Artists Showcase (venues across New Orleans)

Friday, July 8, 2022

Location(s): Frenchmen RM #1, Frenchmen RM #3

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM           Songwriting with Michele Vice-Maslin Part II: Your Song
Veteran Songwriter, Producer Michele Vice-Maslin lead the second of three sessions on essential considerations when crafting a song for synch licensing or not. [MUS. BUSINESS]
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM        Visions of the Future of the Music Business
Where will the music business be in five years? What are the "Hot Topics" and "Current Trends" to pay attention to in this chaotic business environment? [MUS. BUSINESS]
11:30 AM – 11:55 AM        Keynote Speaker
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM           You're in the studio finishing your new album: What should your Record Label, Manager, and Marketing Team do to get ready for your release.
Multi-tasking is the hallmark of the music business; tracts of marketing and distribution should mirror all aspects of production. Vision and its logistics! [MUS. BUSINESS]
1:10 PM – 1:30 PM             AFM SAG-AFTRA Presentation – Collecting your Money Globally [MUS. BUSINESS]
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM             Developing Writers and Artists in Today’s Market [Mus. Bus./Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hrs.] Frenchmen RM #3
1:40 PM – 2:40 PM             Monetizing Your Music and Make Money without the Middlemen           [MUS. BUSINESS/Tech]
Learn how to benefit from your music and eliminate the fees and wait of the middleman.
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM             The A&R Process in the Digital Age, Part II: 5-Things you should do to attract A&R attention [MUS. BUSINESS]
A&R representatives, managers, and publicists discuss how to:
  1. Build your Brand
  2. Build Your Fan Base
  3. Network and Build Relationships
  4. Get Discovered on Music Discovery Websites
  5. Apply Marketing Strategies
4:00 PM – 5: PM                  TBA
6:00 PM – 2:00 PM               Artists Showcases (venues across New Orleans)

@ Historic Carver Theater

Lifetime Achievement and Music Influencer Award Show
7:30 PM -                              Music Influencer Award
8:00 PM                                 Lifetime Achievement Award

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Location: Frenchmen RM #1

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM             Educators Panel [MUS. BUSINESS]
Where do educators and institutions stand today in better equipping artists and entertainment entrepreneurs?
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM        Essential Visuals that Establish Your Brand [MUS. BUSINESS]
Those in the music industry often overlook proper images; this panel will set that straight.
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM        Managers, Publicists, Booking Agents, Venue Operators on their role in the music ecosystem            [MUS. BUSINESS] 
This panel will improve the audience's understanding of how a professional team works with an artist.
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM           Songwriting with Michele Vice-Maslin, Part III [MUS. BUSINESS]
Veteran Songwriter, Producer Michele Vice-Maslin lead the third of three sessions on essential considerations when crafting a song for synch licensing or not.

@ Historic Carver Theater - 2101 Orleans Avenue, NOLA

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Main Hall, 2nd Fl Lounge

Music and Creative Industries Entrepreneurs Workshop
In partnership with New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund
Musicians and Creative Entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend
Presented by:
Treme Arts Center · Cutting Edge CE Conferences and Events · NOLA Downtown Music and Arts · Carver Theater Creative Entrepreneurs Project
Live and virtual @ Cutting Edge’s #REDUX virtual project (check the schedule for LIVE presentations)
Presentations – Demonstrations – Interviews
  • Music – Artists Performance, Interviews, information on negotiating recording contacts, your music in Film/TV, Virtual Speed Meeting
  • Fashion – Fashion Discussion, interviews, Demonstrations, Beauty Tips, Product Sales
  • Tech – Music Tech, Esports, Equipment Demonstration, Podcast
  • Film – Film shorts presented
  • Book Signing
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM    Artists Showcase Performance

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