Cutting Edge Music Business Conference is an annual 4-day event that draws together established and aspiring music industry professionals from around the nation and the world. It is a success-oriented event. Sessions in this national conference cover vital phases of the business end of the music industry. In addition, and running concurrently with the conference, Cutting Edge also presents a trade show, the NewWorks Showcase & the Roots Music Gathering.

A multi-day event with 3 full conference days packed with no-nonsense information and training.

  • Instructions by industry pros
  • Networking with the music experts
  • One to One consultation with music professional and attorneys
  • Cutting Edge Trade Show and Product Expo
  • New Orleans style hospitality hub where attendees meet, greet and deal
  • NewWorks Showcase – 3 nights of great live performances showcasing original works
  • A Roots Music Gathering
  • Instrument clinics and demonstrations
  • Conference directory with a schedule of events, articles, features, names, contacts, and ads that keep working all year long.

26th Annual


August 23 – 25, 2018

New Orleans


“Important Developments in Entertainment Law”


Covering Recording Contracts, Publishing Contracts, Termination of Transfer, Copyrights, Neighboring Rights, Entrepreneur Crowdfunding (JOBS Act), Filmmakers Agreements, VR/Interactive laws,

Subject to change

Approved for 15.5 hours of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credits, including 1 hr of Ethics, 1 hr of Professionalism and 1 hr of Legal Practice by the Louisiana State Bar MCLE Committee.​