The 24th Annual Cutting Edge CE Conference and Events (formerly Cutting Edge Music Business Conference) announces Madison House Booking & Management’s Partner, Jake Schneider as its 2016 Keynote Speaker.

Jake Schneider is a Partner, Agent, and the Director of Agency Development at Madison House Inc., a booking and management company based in Boulder, Colorado. During his time at Madison House he has helped diversify the agency’s roster and has garnered a reputation as one of the music industry’s most talented young leaders.
 
A University of Iowa alum, Jake began his career promoting shows in the upper Midwest. He moved to Boulder shortly after college to join the Madison House team as a booking agent and manager.

Today, Schneider books some of most successful and cutting edge acts in music including BASSNECTAR, Beats Antique, Lotus, Paper Diamond, Keys N Krates and dozens of others.
 
Schneider works around the clock to revolutionize the space in which fans relate to a live show, maximizing the experience within outdoor festivals, arenas, amphitheaters and venues across the country.

Jake lends his insight to many organizations and panels – Insomniac’s EDM Biz, Pollstar Live!, IMFCON, Canadian Music Week and SF MusicTech Summit are just a few who have tapped into his expertise for their various events.
 
Sitting on the advisory board of the not for profit Conscious Alliance, Jake works within music communities to raise much needed monetary and food donations for economically isolated Native American reservations. He is also a member of the Colorado Rapids advisory board where he works to improve the overall fan experience for the club, which is one of the 10 founding soccer teams in the MLS.

From his adaption to the Rocky Mountains’ relaxed lifestyle to his passion for all things technology and geekdom, Jake may very well be the world’s only music agent/flyfisherman/comic book nerd. As diverse and complex as his talented roster, Jake continues to push the boundaries of concert booking and set groundbreaking footsteps for the future of the music business.

What is it like to be a high power talent agent? In Dave Brooks’ Ampify magazine article “Inside Jake Schneider’s Backpack,” he gives a great glimpse into The Real considerations of a Super Agent.

Since its formation in 1996, Madison House Inc. has been dedicated to providing unique and innovative management and booking for its clients. The Madison House roster includes a diverse lineup of artists, including Grammy winner Jon Cleary, Bill Evans’ Soulgrass, Deep Banana Blackout, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Hilltop Hoods, John Brown’s Body, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Nahko and Medicine for the People, The Greyboy Allstars, The Revivalists, The Soul Rebels and many more

Cutting Edge provides an intimate environment where musicians, entertainment professionals and attorneys can mingle with speakers asking and answering questions in a relaxed atmosphere. Panel topics and speakers will focus on “Hot” topics and “Current” trends in today’s music and entertainment industry.

New Orleans is the home of the Cutting Edge, where music, great songs and talented musicians are essential to our cultural identity. Jake Schneider represents the best in today’s artist development. Cutting Edge is pleased to have him as a part of New Orleans music culture.