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New Trends and Hot Topics in Music, Film and Interactive Contracts

Including…

Publishing, Copyrights and Trademarks Update

Other visual medias (TV, Video games, Internet, Advertising, etc.) & International Rights

The Cutting Edge aims to present a concise examination of the legal paperwork a practicing attorney or entertainment executive will use in protecting or enforcing the rights of their clients or understanding their professional responsibility.

August 23. 2014
00:00 – 11:15 AM [Managers Forum] Artist Management, Promotions and Distribution

In conjunction with NARAS, this panel of managers, and other music professionals will discuss the managers role in essential decisions that advances an artist career.

Speakers:
Reid Wick/NARAS (moderator)
Ruben Williams/Thunderbird Management
John Tovar/Manage/Owner/John Tovar Entertainment Group
John “Jdogg” Shaw/Select-O-Hits Distribution

 

12:10 AM – 1:40 PM Entertainment Law Practice [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

Part 1 The Beginning – Getting your first client, avoiding mistakes. Part 2 Getting your first Job or Internship – Where to look? What are they looking for?

Speakers:
Ellis Pailet, Esq., Pailet & Ostendoff LLP, New Orleans, LA
Tom Leavens, Esq., Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC, Chicago, IL
Kimberly Haynes, Esq., Haynes Johnson, Atlanta, GA
Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley Kumar, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Suzette Toledano, Esq., Toledano Entertainment & Arts Law, NOLA
08:00 AM - 1:00 PM Registration InterContinental Hotel Ground Floor – Executive Business Suites
09:00 AM – 10:30 AM Performing Rights Organizations (PROs) and Direct Digital Licensing Rates [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

The rate courts which govern the PROs have issued decisions which prohibit publishers from withholding their digital rights in an effort to negotiate separate and higher rates. The US Department of Justice is considering what to do about these decisions and publishers are as well. How will this impact publishers, songwriters, performing artists, and copyright owners? How will it impact publishers, songwriters, performing artists and copyright owners and what effect will it have on the worldwide licensing of U.S. works as well as the Performance Right in sound recording.

Speakers:
Todd Brabec, Esq., USC Thornton School of Law, Los Angeles,
Henry Root, Esq., Lapidus Root Franklin & Sacharow, LLP, Santa Monica, CA
Suzette Toledano, Esq., Toledano Entertainment & Arts Law, NOLA
 
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Teaching Digital Media and Technology with Innovation

Presented by NOSACONN, Inc and The New Orleans Arts in Education Initiative [Educators Panel]

Participants:
Damon Batiste/President/NOSACONN
Vincent T. Sylvain/Owner/New Orleans Agenda (Moderator)
Jonathan Tankel/Educator/Promoter Open Mic Nights

 

10:40 AM - 12:10 PM Successful Independent Filmmaking [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

New Orleans has become a hub for the film and TV industry but what does that mean for an independent filmmaker and their legal counsel. This panel will walk you through the process of development, financing, production and distribution, including current intellectual property issues in film content, options, talent negotiations, financing incentives, distribution and accounting.

Speakers:
Allen Fredreic, III Esq., Jones Walker, New Orleans, LA
Darryl Cohen, Esq., Cohen Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA
Christophe Szapary, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, New Orleans
Tom Leavens, Esq., Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC, Chicago, IL
Henry Root, Esq., Lapidus Root Franklin & Sacharow, LLP, Santa Monica, CA
 
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Roundtable Discussions/one-on-one consultations

Topics: management, Promotions, Merchandising, Legal, Film, in the studio, Record label essentials

Participants:
Ruben Williams/Thunderbird Management
John Tovar/TMG Entertainment
Harris Rea/Owner/Louisiana Red Hot Records
Tim Lincoln/Senior Creative Director/Music Supervisor/ Music Dealers, New Orleans-Chicago
Alexander Fruchter/Owner/A&R/Closed Sessions
 
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM [Offsite Programming] NOSACONN, Inc. Digital Media and Technology Festival at the Algiers Technology Academy
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM Murphy Laws Songwriting – The Results Part 3 [Business Session]
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM [Offsite Programming] The Porch Sessions TV Show Conversations with Musicians at Bamboula’a Club, 514 Frenchmen Street

The Porch Sessions/Roots Music Gathering (Hattiesburg, based web TV show hosted by University of Southern Mississippi’s Drew Young will conduct Oral Histories and Demonstrations on local and visiting musicians)

Presents: Milo Records’ “Women of New Orleans”

02:00 PM – 4:00 PM [Offsite Programming] Urban New Orleans – Urban Austin – Industry Workshops – Business Mixer presented by Shive Magazine at Café Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Avenue
03:00 PM – 8:00 PM [Offsite Programming] People United for Armstrong Park put the focus on Music Business with a Music Business Appreciation Day at Sweet Lorraine Jazz Club, 1931 St. Claude Avenue
05:00 PM – 6:00 PM [Offsite Programming] NOSACONN, Inc. Cultural Second Line Parade from Armstrong Park to Sweet Lorraine Jazz Club, With NOSACONN Brass Band and student from the NOSACONN, INC
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August 22. 2014
08:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration InterContinental Hotel Ground Floor – Executive Business Suites
09:00 – 10:30 PM Current Case Law in Entertainment Litigation – Coprights: Will they be a-changin’? [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

A review of the most current case law affecting the entertainment industry. A look at the recent developments in copyright law, including pending and proposed legislation before Congress. Covering the ins and outs of Copyright termination pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 203.

Speakers:
Brian Caplan, Esq., Caplan Ross, LLC, New York, NY
Linda Mensch, Esq., Of Counsel Bryan Cave, Chicago, IL
Sabrina Ment, Esq., LaPolt Law, Los Angeles, CA
09:00 AM – 9:45 AM Non –Profit and Student Run Production Companies: Could they survive in the real marketplace? [Educators Panel]
Participants:
Drew Young/Good and Plenty Records/The Porch Sessions
Dr. Peter Cho/Educator/Musician/ Chair Music and Music Business/Delgado Community College (moderator)
Kevin George/Assistant Professor of Music/ Delgado Community College
Hunter Scott, Head of Marketing and Publicity/LaFamos PR & Branding, Los Angeles;
Steven Edwards/Professor of Music/Delgado Community College
Damon Batiste/President/NOSACONN
Dr. Peter Cho/Educator/Musician/ Chair Music and Music Business/Delgado Community College
Jonathan Tankel/Educator/Promoter/Open Mic Nights
Wendy Hajjar/Xaiver University
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Publicity in Action: Creating a Brand for your Artist or Entertainment Company [Business Session]

Hands on practical and legal advise on ways to grow your brand through media. What are the legal ramifications of branding in social media?

Speakers:
Hunter Scott, Head of Marketing and Publicity/LaFamos PR & Branding, Los Angeles;
Camika Bajoie/Publisher/ Shive Magazine
Diana Thornton/Owner/Crescent Music Services
Darryl Cohen, Esq./Cohen Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta;
10:40 AM – 12:10 PM Licensing Music for Film/TV/Video Games [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

What is new in Sync Licensing? What is the best way to get your client’s music into film, television, and video games? This panel will discuss the ins and outs of music licensing for audiovisual and current challenges faced in the industry.

Speakers:
Jeffery Brabec, Esq., Vice President, BMG Chrysalis, Los Angeles, CA
Todd Brabec, Esq., USC Thornton School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
Tom Leavens, Esq., Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC
Wallace Collins, Esq. New York, NY
Michael Frisch, Esq., Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Hersman, LLC, NYNY
Rich Goldman, CEO, Founder, RipTide Music, Los Angeles
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM The Live Music Business & Its Importance to Emerging Artists. How Artist Management, Promotions and the new media techniques all play a role [Business Session]

This panel of professionals will discuss the essential need for emerging artists and every artist to perform Live. What is gained? How it can be used to grow your audience. What is the impact of social media on live performance and the benefits and maybe the downside? [CE Artists Live Performance]

Speakers
Linda Septien/CEO/Septien Entertainment Group
Marc Stollman, Esq./Stollman Law, Boca Raton, FL (Moderator)
Ruben Williams/Thunderbird Management
John Tovar/John Tovar Entertainment Group
Hunter Scott, Head of Marketing and Publicity/LaFamos PR & Branding, Los Angeles;
Allison Fenderstock/Writer/ Journalist /Times Picayune

 

12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Music Supervising: The Anatomy of a Song Placement – Selecting music for Film, Television and Commercials [Business Session]

Getting your songs placed in TV, film, and commercials can fund your music organization and establish or advance your career. Learn how the process works from this panel of industry insiders. The panel will consist of Music Supervisors, Marketing Executive and Sync Licensing experts, discussing how the process works from their prospective.

Speakers:
Olga Wilhelmine Munding/ Filmmaker/Actress/Singer-Songwriter (Moderator)
Jay Weigel/Composer/producer/conductor/ Film scorer
Kathy Hirsch/Senior Broadcast Producer/Peter A. Mayer Advertising, Inc
Tim Lincoln/Senior Creative Director/Music Supervisor/ Music Dealers, New Orleans-Chicago
Rich Goldman/President/Founder/Riptide Music Group
Jedd Katrancha/SVP/Creative Services/Downtown Music Publishing
Joel C High/Music Supervisor/Creative Control Entertainment

 

01:00 PM – 1:45 PM Keynote Interview Speaker – Gabe Feldman, Esq. [Legal/CLE .75 cr. hrs]

Interviewer – Dr. Gary Clark, Director, Dillard University Center for Law and Public Policy

02:00 PM – 3:30 PM Publishing Income: How to Build Pennies Into Dollars [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

What and where are the new sources of income for publishers and how should attorneys advise their clients to avail themselves of these sources. Areas covered include new mechanical streaming, download and locker rates, apps, e-cards, advertising commercials, remixes and samples, interactive dolls and toys, slot machines, digital jukeboxes, live performances and much more.

Speakers:
Jeffery Brabec, Esq., Vice President, BMG Chrysalis, Los Angeles, CA
Sabrina Ment, Esq., LaPolt Law, Los Angeles
Michael Frisch, Esq., Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Hersman, LLC, NYNY
Rich Goldman, President, Founder, Riptide Music Publishing, Los Angeles
02:00 PM – 3:15 PM Murphy Laws Songwriting – Critiquing Part 2 [Business Session]

Get the inside track on songwriting as a craft from award-winning songwriter Ralph Murphy, Author “ Murphy Laws of Songwriting”

 

03:40 PM – 5:30 PM Future of Entertainment, Gaming and Sports [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

Follow industry leaders as they have a lively and opinionated discussion on where things are going or might go.

Speakers:
Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley Kumar, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Eric Sheinkop, CEO, Co-Founder, Music Dealers
Michael Olsen, Esq., President, EOne Music, Nashville, TN
Henry Root, Esq., Lapidus Root Franklin & Sacharow, LLP, Santa Monica, CA
Martin Fischman, Esq., Sports Agent, Pro Sports Inc.
Linda Septien, CEO, Septien Entertainment Group, Dallas, TX
03:40 PM – 4:00 PM [Keynote Address and Mega Panel] Eric Sheinkop, CEO, Co-Founder of Music Dealers

Eric Steinkop is a world leader in branding and market integration, is the Cutting Edge 2014 Keynote Speaker. Eric will present on his thoughts on market identity for artists and companies. He will be joined by industry activists, and executives as they look forward to future of Entertainment, Gaming and Sports.

04:00 PM – 5:30 PM Future of Entertainment, Gaming and Sports [Business/CLE]

Follow industry leaders as they have a lively and opinionated discussion on where things are going or might go.

Speakers:
Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley Kumar, LLC, Atlanta, GA (Moderator)
Eric Sheinkop, CEO, Co-Founder, Music Dealers
Michael Olsen, Esq., President, EOne Music, Nashville, TN
Henry Root, Esq., Lapidus Root Franklin & Sacharow, LLP, Santa Monica, CA
Martin Fischman, Esq., Sports Agent, Pro Sports Inc.
Linda Septien, CEO, Septien Entertainment Group, Dallas, TX

 

04:15 PM – 5:15 PM Radio Airplay: Still essential in Breaking Gospel/Christian Artists [Business Session]

Radio remains essential means of breaking certain genres. The panel will examine radio impact on emerging artists and how to work the radio market.

Speakers:
Daphanie Cassel/Owner/DW Promotions
Percy Davis/Asst. Program Director/WKXI-FM/AM/Jackson, MS
Pastor Lorretta Petit/two-time Stellar Award nominated Radio Personality
JoJo Walker/Radio Personality
Darrell Lester/Head of A&R/Malaco Records
Andrew West/Technologist

 

 

05:30 PM – 8:30 PM Reception/Gospel Show presented by Collage Worldwide Entertainment
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August 21. 2014
08:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration InterContinental Hotel Ground Floor – Executive Business Suites
09:00 AM - 10:20 AM Professionalism – Conflict of Interest [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]

What do you do when the attorney on the other side is being unprofessional, or nasty, or simply impossible? What do you do when you have an adversary who stalls, doesn’t return calls, or simply delays matters? How do you get the most out of your negotiation? How do you save a deal from going south?

Speakers:
Vernon P Thomas, Esq., New Orleans, LA
Judith Defraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA
David Dalia, Esq., New Orleans, LA
09:00 AM - 9:45 AM [Root Music Gathering] Porch Sessions presents a breakfast conversation with Scott Aiges, Marketing Director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation

The man behind the Foundation’s very successful festival series, including the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, Treme Creole Gumbo Festival, Congo Square New World Festival and the Sync Up Conference.

Speakers:
Scott Aiges, Marketing Director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation
Drew Young, Educator, Owner, Good and Plenty Records, Director of the Porch Sessions

 

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Agents, Talent Buyers and Artists: Knowing what takes to get booked. Bring Touring Ideas into action [Business Session]

Touring and booking are the biggest balancing act for artists today.   A lack of tour support and a tougher retail marketplace leaves the touring arena more attractive and crowded than ever. Join our professionals as they look at the future of artists on the road. [CE Artists Live Performance]

Speakers:
Scott Aiges, Marketing Director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation (Moderator)
Stu Schayot/Howlin’ Wolf Music Club
Kerry Brown/Talent Buyer/Director of Entertainment/Jefferson Parish
Jonathon “Boogie” Long/Guitar Center’s 2011 King of the Blues
Leanne Weill/Deputy Assistant Secretary/Tourism
Dino Marshall, General Manager, Carver Theater
 
10:40 AM - 12:10 PM Representing Producers: The Art of the Deal [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

Transactional issues in representing producers from the viewpoint of the producers, the agent, and the lawyer.
Operation Agreements
Talent/Property Attachments
Shopping Deals

Speakers:
Edgar Dino Gankendoff, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, New Orleans
Marc Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law, Boca Raton, FL
Tom Leavens, Esq., Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC, Chicago, IL
Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley Kumar, Atlanta, GA
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM The Art of Making a Great Recording or at lease a good one – From Studio to Live Recording Sessions [Business Session]

Selected showcasing artists will perform their music and the panelists will discuss what can be done to help these artists make a better recording. Our panelists will discuss do’s and don’ts of mixing and mastering and a few tricks you can employ to make a better recording.[CE Artists Live Performance]

Speakers:
Bruce Barielle/Mastering Engineer
Chris Nicotera/Engineer/Head of Engineering Studies Delgado
Carlo Ditta/Owner/Orleans Records
Ruben Williams/Thunderbird Management
John Chelew/Producer/Grammy winner for Blind Boys of Alabama
Danny Kadar/Producer/Engineer/US Mint (Moderator)

 

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Crowd-funding 101[Business Session]

Everything you need to know to launch a Kickstarter/PledeMusic/IndieGoGo campaign to raise money and awareness for your brand.

Speaker:
Hunter Scott, Head of Marketing and Publicity/LaFamos PR & Branding, Los Angeles;

 

01:00 PM – 2:15 PM A&R: This is how we select new artists. Do you have what record labels are looking for??? [Business Session]

Follow the panelists discuss how they select artists and how they work with newly signed artists. The panelists will also advise artists who perform live for the panel how they might improve their chances to get sign and distributed. The panel will include executives from record labels, distribution, public relations and distribution.

Speakers:
Mark Samuels/Owner/Basin Street Records
Harris Rea/Owner/Louisiana Red Hot Records
Scott Keniley, Esq./Keniley Kumar, Atlanta;
Alexander Fruchter/Owner/A&R/Closed Sessions
John Tovar/Manage/Owner/John Tovar Entertainment Group
Rachael Cain/Owner/Trax Records/New Orleans-Chicago

 

01:30 PM - 2:30 PM Future Business Dealing: Conflicts, Money, and Ethics [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hrs]

Lawyers are often in the position of representing more than one related party to a deal.  How attorneys address these conflicts can make the difference between an actionable conflict and an ethically represented deal.

Speakers:
Vernon Thomas, Esq. New Orleans, LA
Linda Mensch, Esq. Of Counsel Bryan Cave, Chicago, IL
David Dalia, Esq., New Orleans, LA
Tim Mackie, CLU, ChFC, Executive Vice President, AXA Advisors, LLC;
02:30 PM – 4:00 PM Write Me A Song – Sing It To Me Part 1 of Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting [Business Session]

Songwriters, lead by Ralph Murphy will put “Murphy’s Laws Of Songwriting” into practice and evaluate songs performed during the panel and the audience will began a three day critique of their songwriting, a process Ralph Murphy conducts around the world.

02:40 PM - 3:50 PM Damage Control: Representing Athletes and Celebrities in the in the Media, and the Courtroom [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]

The discussion will center on the analysis of the legal issues representing athletes and entertainer in contract negotiation and when there is crisis and representation is needed with media and in the court room. The panel will also cover changes in legal and business issues under various collective bargaining agreements.

Speakers:
Darryl Cohen, Esq., Cohen Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA
Sabrina Ment, Esq., LaPolt Law, Los Angeles, CA
Hunter Scott, LaFamos PR and Branding, Los Angeles, CA
Terrel Broussard, Esq., Mongomery Barnett, LLP, New Orleans, LA
03:50 PM – 5:00 PM Sports Law Updates [Legal/CLE 1.16 cr. hrs]

A look at how both sides establish their strategies.

Speakers:
Martin Fischman, Esq., Sports Agent, Pro Sports, Inc, New Orleans, LA
Gabriel Feldman, Esq., Associate Professor, Tulane Law School, New Orleans
Kimberly Haynes, Esq. Haynes Johnson, Atlanta, GA
04:15 PM – 5:15 PM Juke Box Jury: CD Listening Sessions [Business Session]
Speakers:
John Tovar/John Tovar Entertainment Group
Tim Lincoln/Senior Creative Director/Music Supervisor/ Music Dealers, New Orleans-Chicago
Alexander Fruchter/Owner/A&R/Closed Sessions        
John “Jdogg” Shaw/Select-O-Hits Distribution

 

07:30 PM – 9:30 PM The “Guitar Summit” presented by T-Watt Amplifiers – Cutting Edge’s NewWork Showcase opening event

T-Watt owners will lead a group of Gutiarslingers through a melody of Rock, Blues and Jazz standards and cap it off with a showcase artists Jam Session. The 2014 Cutting Edge Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented.

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Roots Music Gathering
09:00 AM - 9:45 AM [Root Music Gathering] Porch Sessions presents a breakfast conversation with Scott Aiges, Marketing Director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation

The man behind the Foundation’s very successful festival series, including the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, Treme Creole Gumbo Festival, Congo Square New World Festival and the Sync Up Conference.

Speakers:
Scott Aiges, Marketing Director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation
Drew Young, Educator, Owner, Good and Plenty Records, Director of the Porch Sessions

 

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM [Offsite Programming] The Porch Sessions TV Show Conversations with Musicians at Bamboula’a Club, 514 Frenchmen Street

The Porch Sessions/Roots Music Gathering (Hattiesburg, based web TV show hosted by University of Southern Mississippi’s Drew Young will conduct Oral Histories and Demonstrations on local and visiting musicians)

Presents: Milo Records’ “Women of New Orleans”

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Music Business
00:00 – 11:15 AM [Managers Forum] Artist Management, Promotions and Distribution

In conjunction with NARAS, this panel of managers, and other music professionals will discuss the managers role in essential decisions that advances an artist career.

Speakers:
Reid Wick/NARAS (moderator)
Ruben Williams/Thunderbird Management
John Tovar/Manage/Owner/John Tovar Entertainment Group
John “Jdogg” Shaw/Select-O-Hits Distribution

 

08:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration InterContinental Hotel Ground Floor – Executive Business Suites
08:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration InterContinental Hotel Ground Floor – Executive Business Suites
08:00 AM - 1:00 PM Registration InterContinental Hotel Ground Floor – Executive Business Suites
09:00 AM - 9:45 AM [Root Music Gathering] Porch Sessions presents a breakfast conversation with Scott Aiges, Marketing Director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation

The man behind the Foundation’s very successful festival series, including the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, Treme Creole Gumbo Festival, Congo Square New World Festival and the Sync Up Conference.

Speakers:
Scott Aiges, Marketing Director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation
Drew Young, Educator, Owner, Good and Plenty Records, Director of the Porch Sessions

 

09:00 AM – 9:45 AM Non –Profit and Student Run Production Companies: Could they survive in the real marketplace? [Educators Panel]
Participants:
Drew Young/Good and Plenty Records/The Porch Sessions
Dr. Peter Cho/Educator/Musician/ Chair Music and Music Business/Delgado Community College (moderator)
Kevin George/Assistant Professor of Music/ Delgado Community College
Hunter Scott, Head of Marketing and Publicity/LaFamos PR & Branding, Los Angeles;
Steven Edwards/Professor of Music/Delgado Community College
Damon Batiste/President/NOSACONN
Dr. Peter Cho/Educator/Musician/ Chair Music and Music Business/Delgado Community College
Jonathan Tankel/Educator/Promoter/Open Mic Nights
Wendy Hajjar/Xaiver University
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Teaching Digital Media and Technology with Innovation

Presented by NOSACONN, Inc and The New Orleans Arts in Education Initiative [Educators Panel]

Participants:
Damon Batiste/President/NOSACONN
Vincent T. Sylvain/Owner/New Orleans Agenda (Moderator)
Jonathan Tankel/Educator/Promoter Open Mic Nights

 

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Agents, Talent Buyers and Artists: Knowing what takes to get booked. Bring Touring Ideas into action [Business Session]

Touring and booking are the biggest balancing act for artists today.   A lack of tour support and a tougher retail marketplace leaves the touring arena more attractive and crowded than ever. Join our professionals as they look at the future of artists on the road. [CE Artists Live Performance]

Speakers:
Scott Aiges, Marketing Director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation (Moderator)
Stu Schayot/Howlin’ Wolf Music Club
Kerry Brown/Talent Buyer/Director of Entertainment/Jefferson Parish
Jonathon “Boogie” Long/Guitar Center’s 2011 King of the Blues
Leanne Weill/Deputy Assistant Secretary/Tourism
Dino Marshall, General Manager, Carver Theater
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Publicity in Action: Creating a Brand for your Artist or Entertainment Company [Business Session]

Hands on practical and legal advise on ways to grow your brand through media. What are the legal ramifications of branding in social media?

Speakers:
Hunter Scott, Head of Marketing and Publicity/LaFamos PR & Branding, Los Angeles;
Camika Bajoie/Publisher/ Shive Magazine
Diana Thornton/Owner/Crescent Music Services
Darryl Cohen, Esq./Cohen Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta;
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM The Live Music Business & Its Importance to Emerging Artists. How Artist Management, Promotions and the new media techniques all play a role [Business Session]

This panel of professionals will discuss the essential need for emerging artists and every artist to perform Live. What is gained? How it can be used to grow your audience. What is the impact of social media on live performance and the benefits and maybe the downside? [CE Artists Live Performance]

Speakers
Linda Septien/CEO/Septien Entertainment Group
Marc Stollman, Esq./Stollman Law, Boca Raton, FL (Moderator)
Ruben Williams/Thunderbird Management
John Tovar/John Tovar Entertainment Group
Hunter Scott, Head of Marketing and Publicity/LaFamos PR & Branding, Los Angeles;
Allison Fenderstock/Writer/ Journalist /Times Picayune

 

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Roundtable Discussions/one-on-one consultations

Topics: management, Promotions, Merchandising, Legal, Film, in the studio, Record label essentials

Participants:
Ruben Williams/Thunderbird Management
John Tovar/TMG Entertainment
Harris Rea/Owner/Louisiana Red Hot Records
Tim Lincoln/Senior Creative Director/Music Supervisor/ Music Dealers, New Orleans-Chicago
Alexander Fruchter/Owner/A&R/Closed Sessions
 
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM [Offsite Programming] NOSACONN, Inc. Digital Media and Technology Festival at the Algiers Technology Academy
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM The Art of Making a Great Recording or at lease a good one – From Studio to Live Recording Sessions [Business Session]

Selected showcasing artists will perform their music and the panelists will discuss what can be done to help these artists make a better recording. Our panelists will discuss do’s and don’ts of mixing and mastering and a few tricks you can employ to make a better recording.[CE Artists Live Performance]

Speakers:
Bruce Barielle/Mastering Engineer
Chris Nicotera/Engineer/Head of Engineering Studies Delgado
Carlo Ditta/Owner/Orleans Records
Ruben Williams/Thunderbird Management
John Chelew/Producer/Grammy winner for Blind Boys of Alabama
Danny Kadar/Producer/Engineer/US Mint (Moderator)

 

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM Murphy Laws Songwriting – The Results Part 3 [Business Session]
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM [Offsite Programming] The Porch Sessions TV Show Conversations with Musicians at Bamboula’a Club, 514 Frenchmen Street

The Porch Sessions/Roots Music Gathering (Hattiesburg, based web TV show hosted by University of Southern Mississippi’s Drew Young will conduct Oral Histories and Demonstrations on local and visiting musicians)

Presents: Milo Records’ “Women of New Orleans”

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Crowd-funding 101[Business Session]

Everything you need to know to launch a Kickstarter/PledeMusic/IndieGoGo campaign to raise money and awareness for your brand.

Speaker:
Hunter Scott, Head of Marketing and Publicity/LaFamos PR & Branding, Los Angeles;

 

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Music Supervising: The Anatomy of a Song Placement – Selecting music for Film, Television and Commercials [Business Session]

Getting your songs placed in TV, film, and commercials can fund your music organization and establish or advance your career. Learn how the process works from this panel of industry insiders. The panel will consist of Music Supervisors, Marketing Executive and Sync Licensing experts, discussing how the process works from their prospective.

Speakers:
Olga Wilhelmine Munding/ Filmmaker/Actress/Singer-Songwriter (Moderator)
Jay Weigel/Composer/producer/conductor/ Film scorer
Kathy Hirsch/Senior Broadcast Producer/Peter A. Mayer Advertising, Inc
Tim Lincoln/Senior Creative Director/Music Supervisor/ Music Dealers, New Orleans-Chicago
Rich Goldman/President/Founder/Riptide Music Group
Jedd Katrancha/SVP/Creative Services/Downtown Music Publishing
Joel C High/Music Supervisor/Creative Control Entertainment

 

01:00 PM – 2:15 PM A&R: This is how we select new artists. Do you have what record labels are looking for??? [Business Session]

Follow the panelists discuss how they select artists and how they work with newly signed artists. The panelists will also advise artists who perform live for the panel how they might improve their chances to get sign and distributed. The panel will include executives from record labels, distribution, public relations and distribution.

Speakers:
Mark Samuels/Owner/Basin Street Records
Harris Rea/Owner/Louisiana Red Hot Records
Scott Keniley, Esq./Keniley Kumar, Atlanta;
Alexander Fruchter/Owner/A&R/Closed Sessions
John Tovar/Manage/Owner/John Tovar Entertainment Group
Rachael Cain/Owner/Trax Records/New Orleans-Chicago

 

02:00 PM – 3:15 PM Murphy Laws Songwriting – Critiquing Part 2 [Business Session]

Get the inside track on songwriting as a craft from award-winning songwriter Ralph Murphy, Author “ Murphy Laws of Songwriting”

 

02:00 PM – 4:00 PM [Offsite Programming] Urban New Orleans – Urban Austin – Industry Workshops – Business Mixer presented by Shive Magazine at Café Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Avenue
02:30 PM – 4:00 PM Write Me A Song – Sing It To Me Part 1 of Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting [Business Session]

Songwriters, lead by Ralph Murphy will put “Murphy’s Laws Of Songwriting” into practice and evaluate songs performed during the panel and the audience will began a three day critique of their songwriting, a process Ralph Murphy conducts around the world.

03:00 PM – 8:00 PM [Offsite Programming] People United for Armstrong Park put the focus on Music Business with a Music Business Appreciation Day at Sweet Lorraine Jazz Club, 1931 St. Claude Avenue
03:40 PM – 4:00 PM [Keynote Address and Mega Panel] Eric Sheinkop, CEO, Co-Founder of Music Dealers

Eric Steinkop is a world leader in branding and market integration, is the Cutting Edge 2014 Keynote Speaker. Eric will present on his thoughts on market identity for artists and companies. He will be joined by industry activists, and executives as they look forward to future of Entertainment, Gaming and Sports.

04:00 PM – 5:30 PM Future of Entertainment, Gaming and Sports [Business/CLE]

Follow industry leaders as they have a lively and opinionated discussion on where things are going or might go.

Speakers:
Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley Kumar, LLC, Atlanta, GA (Moderator)
Eric Sheinkop, CEO, Co-Founder, Music Dealers
Michael Olsen, Esq., President, EOne Music, Nashville, TN
Henry Root, Esq., Lapidus Root Franklin & Sacharow, LLP, Santa Monica, CA
Martin Fischman, Esq., Sports Agent, Pro Sports Inc.
Linda Septien, CEO, Septien Entertainment Group, Dallas, TX

 

04:15 PM – 5:15 PM Juke Box Jury: CD Listening Sessions [Business Session]
Speakers:
John Tovar/John Tovar Entertainment Group
Tim Lincoln/Senior Creative Director/Music Supervisor/ Music Dealers, New Orleans-Chicago
Alexander Fruchter/Owner/A&R/Closed Sessions        
John “Jdogg” Shaw/Select-O-Hits Distribution

 

04:15 PM – 5:15 PM Radio Airplay: Still essential in Breaking Gospel/Christian Artists [Business Session]

Radio remains essential means of breaking certain genres. The panel will examine radio impact on emerging artists and how to work the radio market.

Speakers:
Daphanie Cassel/Owner/DW Promotions
Percy Davis/Asst. Program Director/WKXI-FM/AM/Jackson, MS
Pastor Lorretta Petit/two-time Stellar Award nominated Radio Personality
JoJo Walker/Radio Personality
Darrell Lester/Head of A&R/Malaco Records
Andrew West/Technologist

 

 

05:00 PM – 6:00 PM [Offsite Programming] NOSACONN, Inc. Cultural Second Line Parade from Armstrong Park to Sweet Lorraine Jazz Club, With NOSACONN Brass Band and student from the NOSACONN, INC
05:30 PM – 8:30 PM Reception/Gospel Show presented by Collage Worldwide Entertainment
07:30 PM – 9:30 PM The “Guitar Summit” presented by T-Watt Amplifiers – Cutting Edge’s NewWork Showcase opening event

T-Watt owners will lead a group of Gutiarslingers through a melody of Rock, Blues and Jazz standards and cap it off with a showcase artists Jam Session. The 2014 Cutting Edge Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented.

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00:00 – 11:15 AM [Managers Forum] Artist Management, Promotions and Distribution

In conjunction with NARAS, this panel of managers, and other music professionals will discuss the managers role in essential decisions that advances an artist career.

Speakers:
Reid Wick/NARAS (moderator)
Ruben Williams/Thunderbird Management
John Tovar/Manage/Owner/John Tovar Entertainment Group
John “Jdogg” Shaw/Select-O-Hits Distribution

 

12:10 AM – 1:40 PM Entertainment Law Practice [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

Part 1 The Beginning – Getting your first client, avoiding mistakes. Part 2 Getting your first Job or Internship – Where to look? What are they looking for?

Speakers:
Ellis Pailet, Esq., Pailet & Ostendoff LLP, New Orleans, LA
Tom Leavens, Esq., Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC, Chicago, IL
Kimberly Haynes, Esq., Haynes Johnson, Atlanta, GA
Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley Kumar, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Suzette Toledano, Esq., Toledano Entertainment & Arts Law, NOLA
08:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration InterContinental Hotel Ground Floor – Executive Business Suites
08:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration InterContinental Hotel Ground Floor – Executive Business Suites
08:00 AM - 1:00 PM Registration InterContinental Hotel Ground Floor – Executive Business Suites
09:00 AM - 10:20 AM Professionalism – Conflict of Interest [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]

What do you do when the attorney on the other side is being unprofessional, or nasty, or simply impossible? What do you do when you have an adversary who stalls, doesn’t return calls, or simply delays matters? How do you get the most out of your negotiation? How do you save a deal from going south?

Speakers:
Vernon P Thomas, Esq., New Orleans, LA
Judith Defraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA
David Dalia, Esq., New Orleans, LA
09:00 – 10:30 PM Current Case Law in Entertainment Litigation – Coprights: Will they be a-changin’? [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

A review of the most current case law affecting the entertainment industry. A look at the recent developments in copyright law, including pending and proposed legislation before Congress. Covering the ins and outs of Copyright termination pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 203.

Speakers:
Brian Caplan, Esq., Caplan Ross, LLC, New York, NY
Linda Mensch, Esq., Of Counsel Bryan Cave, Chicago, IL
Sabrina Ment, Esq., LaPolt Law, Los Angeles, CA
09:00 AM – 10:30 AM Performing Rights Organizations (PROs) and Direct Digital Licensing Rates [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

The rate courts which govern the PROs have issued decisions which prohibit publishers from withholding their digital rights in an effort to negotiate separate and higher rates. The US Department of Justice is considering what to do about these decisions and publishers are as well. How will this impact publishers, songwriters, performing artists, and copyright owners? How will it impact publishers, songwriters, performing artists and copyright owners and what effect will it have on the worldwide licensing of U.S. works as well as the Performance Right in sound recording.

Speakers:
Todd Brabec, Esq., USC Thornton School of Law, Los Angeles,
Henry Root, Esq., Lapidus Root Franklin & Sacharow, LLP, Santa Monica, CA
Suzette Toledano, Esq., Toledano Entertainment & Arts Law, NOLA
 
09:00 AM - 9:45 AM [Root Music Gathering] Porch Sessions presents a breakfast conversation with Scott Aiges, Marketing Director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation

The man behind the Foundation’s very successful festival series, including the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, Treme Creole Gumbo Festival, Congo Square New World Festival and the Sync Up Conference.

Speakers:
Scott Aiges, Marketing Director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation
Drew Young, Educator, Owner, Good and Plenty Records, Director of the Porch Sessions

 

09:00 AM – 9:45 AM Non –Profit and Student Run Production Companies: Could they survive in the real marketplace? [Educators Panel]
Participants:
Drew Young/Good and Plenty Records/The Porch Sessions
Dr. Peter Cho/Educator/Musician/ Chair Music and Music Business/Delgado Community College (moderator)
Kevin George/Assistant Professor of Music/ Delgado Community College
Hunter Scott, Head of Marketing and Publicity/LaFamos PR & Branding, Los Angeles;
Steven Edwards/Professor of Music/Delgado Community College
Damon Batiste/President/NOSACONN
Dr. Peter Cho/Educator/Musician/ Chair Music and Music Business/Delgado Community College
Jonathan Tankel/Educator/Promoter/Open Mic Nights
Wendy Hajjar/Xaiver University
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Teaching Digital Media and Technology with Innovation

Presented by NOSACONN, Inc and The New Orleans Arts in Education Initiative [Educators Panel]

Participants:
Damon Batiste/President/NOSACONN
Vincent T. Sylvain/Owner/New Orleans Agenda (Moderator)
Jonathan Tankel/Educator/Promoter Open Mic Nights

 

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Agents, Talent Buyers and Artists: Knowing what takes to get booked. Bring Touring Ideas into action [Business Session]

Touring and booking are the biggest balancing act for artists today.   A lack of tour support and a tougher retail marketplace leaves the touring arena more attractive and crowded than ever. Join our professionals as they look at the future of artists on the road. [CE Artists Live Performance]

Speakers:
Scott Aiges, Marketing Director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation (Moderator)
Stu Schayot/Howlin’ Wolf Music Club
Kerry Brown/Talent Buyer/Director of Entertainment/Jefferson Parish
Jonathon “Boogie” Long/Guitar Center’s 2011 King of the Blues
Leanne Weill/Deputy Assistant Secretary/Tourism
Dino Marshall, General Manager, Carver Theater
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Publicity in Action: Creating a Brand for your Artist or Entertainment Company [Business Session]

Hands on practical and legal advise on ways to grow your brand through media. What are the legal ramifications of branding in social media?

Speakers:
Hunter Scott, Head of Marketing and Publicity/LaFamos PR & Branding, Los Angeles;
Camika Bajoie/Publisher/ Shive Magazine
Diana Thornton/Owner/Crescent Music Services
Darryl Cohen, Esq./Cohen Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta;
10:40 AM - 12:10 PM Representing Producers: The Art of the Deal [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

Transactional issues in representing producers from the viewpoint of the producers, the agent, and the lawyer.
Operation Agreements
Talent/Property Attachments
Shopping Deals

Speakers:
Edgar Dino Gankendoff, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, New Orleans
Marc Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law, Boca Raton, FL
Tom Leavens, Esq., Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC, Chicago, IL
Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley Kumar, Atlanta, GA
10:40 AM – 12:10 PM Licensing Music for Film/TV/Video Games [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

What is new in Sync Licensing? What is the best way to get your client’s music into film, television, and video games? This panel will discuss the ins and outs of music licensing for audiovisual and current challenges faced in the industry.

Speakers:
Jeffery Brabec, Esq., Vice President, BMG Chrysalis, Los Angeles, CA
Todd Brabec, Esq., USC Thornton School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
Tom Leavens, Esq., Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC
Wallace Collins, Esq. New York, NY
Michael Frisch, Esq., Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Hersman, LLC, NYNY
Rich Goldman, CEO, Founder, RipTide Music, Los Angeles
10:40 AM - 12:10 PM Successful Independent Filmmaking [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

New Orleans has become a hub for the film and TV industry but what does that mean for an independent filmmaker and their legal counsel. This panel will walk you through the process of development, financing, production and distribution, including current intellectual property issues in film content, options, talent negotiations, financing incentives, distribution and accounting.

Speakers:
Allen Fredreic, III Esq., Jones Walker, New Orleans, LA
Darryl Cohen, Esq., Cohen Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA
Christophe Szapary, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, New Orleans
Tom Leavens, Esq., Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC, Chicago, IL
Henry Root, Esq., Lapidus Root Franklin & Sacharow, LLP, Santa Monica, CA
 
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM The Live Music Business & Its Importance to Emerging Artists. How Artist Management, Promotions and the new media techniques all play a role [Business Session]

This panel of professionals will discuss the essential need for emerging artists and every artist to perform Live. What is gained? How it can be used to grow your audience. What is the impact of social media on live performance and the benefits and maybe the downside? [CE Artists Live Performance]

Speakers
Linda Septien/CEO/Septien Entertainment Group
Marc Stollman, Esq./Stollman Law, Boca Raton, FL (Moderator)
Ruben Williams/Thunderbird Management
John Tovar/John Tovar Entertainment Group
Hunter Scott, Head of Marketing and Publicity/LaFamos PR & Branding, Los Angeles;
Allison Fenderstock/Writer/ Journalist /Times Picayune

 

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Roundtable Discussions/one-on-one consultations

Topics: management, Promotions, Merchandising, Legal, Film, in the studio, Record label essentials

Participants:
Ruben Williams/Thunderbird Management
John Tovar/TMG Entertainment
Harris Rea/Owner/Louisiana Red Hot Records
Tim Lincoln/Senior Creative Director/Music Supervisor/ Music Dealers, New Orleans-Chicago
Alexander Fruchter/Owner/A&R/Closed Sessions
 
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM [Offsite Programming] NOSACONN, Inc. Digital Media and Technology Festival at the Algiers Technology Academy
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM The Art of Making a Great Recording or at lease a good one – From Studio to Live Recording Sessions [Business Session]

Selected showcasing artists will perform their music and the panelists will discuss what can be done to help these artists make a better recording. Our panelists will discuss do’s and don’ts of mixing and mastering and a few tricks you can employ to make a better recording.[CE Artists Live Performance]

Speakers:
Bruce Barielle/Mastering Engineer
Chris Nicotera/Engineer/Head of Engineering Studies Delgado
Carlo Ditta/Owner/Orleans Records
Ruben Williams/Thunderbird Management
John Chelew/Producer/Grammy winner for Blind Boys of Alabama
Danny Kadar/Producer/Engineer/US Mint (Moderator)

 

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM Murphy Laws Songwriting – The Results Part 3 [Business Session]
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM [Offsite Programming] The Porch Sessions TV Show Conversations with Musicians at Bamboula’a Club, 514 Frenchmen Street

The Porch Sessions/Roots Music Gathering (Hattiesburg, based web TV show hosted by University of Southern Mississippi’s Drew Young will conduct Oral Histories and Demonstrations on local and visiting musicians)

Presents: Milo Records’ “Women of New Orleans”

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Crowd-funding 101[Business Session]

Everything you need to know to launch a Kickstarter/PledeMusic/IndieGoGo campaign to raise money and awareness for your brand.

Speaker:
Hunter Scott, Head of Marketing and Publicity/LaFamos PR & Branding, Los Angeles;

 

12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Music Supervising: The Anatomy of a Song Placement – Selecting music for Film, Television and Commercials [Business Session]

Getting your songs placed in TV, film, and commercials can fund your music organization and establish or advance your career. Learn how the process works from this panel of industry insiders. The panel will consist of Music Supervisors, Marketing Executive and Sync Licensing experts, discussing how the process works from their prospective.

Speakers:
Olga Wilhelmine Munding/ Filmmaker/Actress/Singer-Songwriter (Moderator)
Jay Weigel/Composer/producer/conductor/ Film scorer
Kathy Hirsch/Senior Broadcast Producer/Peter A. Mayer Advertising, Inc
Tim Lincoln/Senior Creative Director/Music Supervisor/ Music Dealers, New Orleans-Chicago
Rich Goldman/President/Founder/Riptide Music Group
Jedd Katrancha/SVP/Creative Services/Downtown Music Publishing
Joel C High/Music Supervisor/Creative Control Entertainment

 

01:00 PM – 1:45 PM Keynote Interview Speaker – Gabe Feldman, Esq. [Legal/CLE .75 cr. hrs]

Interviewer – Dr. Gary Clark, Director, Dillard University Center for Law and Public Policy

01:00 PM – 2:15 PM A&R: This is how we select new artists. Do you have what record labels are looking for??? [Business Session]

Follow the panelists discuss how they select artists and how they work with newly signed artists. The panelists will also advise artists who perform live for the panel how they might improve their chances to get sign and distributed. The panel will include executives from record labels, distribution, public relations and distribution.

Speakers:
Mark Samuels/Owner/Basin Street Records
Harris Rea/Owner/Louisiana Red Hot Records
Scott Keniley, Esq./Keniley Kumar, Atlanta;
Alexander Fruchter/Owner/A&R/Closed Sessions
John Tovar/Manage/Owner/John Tovar Entertainment Group
Rachael Cain/Owner/Trax Records/New Orleans-Chicago

 

01:30 PM - 2:30 PM Future Business Dealing: Conflicts, Money, and Ethics [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hrs]

Lawyers are often in the position of representing more than one related party to a deal.  How attorneys address these conflicts can make the difference between an actionable conflict and an ethically represented deal.

Speakers:
Vernon Thomas, Esq. New Orleans, LA
Linda Mensch, Esq. Of Counsel Bryan Cave, Chicago, IL
David Dalia, Esq., New Orleans, LA
Tim Mackie, CLU, ChFC, Executive Vice President, AXA Advisors, LLC;
02:00 PM – 3:30 PM Publishing Income: How to Build Pennies Into Dollars [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

What and where are the new sources of income for publishers and how should attorneys advise their clients to avail themselves of these sources. Areas covered include new mechanical streaming, download and locker rates, apps, e-cards, advertising commercials, remixes and samples, interactive dolls and toys, slot machines, digital jukeboxes, live performances and much more.

Speakers:
Jeffery Brabec, Esq., Vice President, BMG Chrysalis, Los Angeles, CA
Sabrina Ment, Esq., LaPolt Law, Los Angeles
Michael Frisch, Esq., Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Hersman, LLC, NYNY
Rich Goldman, President, Founder, Riptide Music Publishing, Los Angeles
02:00 PM – 3:15 PM Murphy Laws Songwriting – Critiquing Part 2 [Business Session]

Get the inside track on songwriting as a craft from award-winning songwriter Ralph Murphy, Author “ Murphy Laws of Songwriting”

 

02:00 PM – 4:00 PM [Offsite Programming] Urban New Orleans – Urban Austin – Industry Workshops – Business Mixer presented by Shive Magazine at Café Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Avenue
02:30 PM – 4:00 PM Write Me A Song – Sing It To Me Part 1 of Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting [Business Session]

Songwriters, lead by Ralph Murphy will put “Murphy’s Laws Of Songwriting” into practice and evaluate songs performed during the panel and the audience will began a three day critique of their songwriting, a process Ralph Murphy conducts around the world.

02:40 PM - 3:50 PM Damage Control: Representing Athletes and Celebrities in the in the Media, and the Courtroom [Legal/CLE 1 cr. hr]

The discussion will center on the analysis of the legal issues representing athletes and entertainer in contract negotiation and when there is crisis and representation is needed with media and in the court room. The panel will also cover changes in legal and business issues under various collective bargaining agreements.

Speakers:
Darryl Cohen, Esq., Cohen Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA
Sabrina Ment, Esq., LaPolt Law, Los Angeles, CA
Hunter Scott, LaFamos PR and Branding, Los Angeles, CA
Terrel Broussard, Esq., Mongomery Barnett, LLP, New Orleans, LA
03:00 PM – 8:00 PM [Offsite Programming] People United for Armstrong Park put the focus on Music Business with a Music Business Appreciation Day at Sweet Lorraine Jazz Club, 1931 St. Claude Avenue
03:40 PM – 5:30 PM Future of Entertainment, Gaming and Sports [Legal/CLE 1.5 cr. hrs]

Follow industry leaders as they have a lively and opinionated discussion on where things are going or might go.

Speakers:
Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley Kumar, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Eric Sheinkop, CEO, Co-Founder, Music Dealers
Michael Olsen, Esq., President, EOne Music, Nashville, TN
Henry Root, Esq., Lapidus Root Franklin & Sacharow, LLP, Santa Monica, CA
Martin Fischman, Esq., Sports Agent, Pro Sports Inc.
Linda Septien, CEO, Septien Entertainment Group, Dallas, TX
03:40 PM – 4:00 PM [Keynote Address and Mega Panel] Eric Sheinkop, CEO, Co-Founder of Music Dealers

Eric Steinkop is a world leader in branding and market integration, is the Cutting Edge 2014 Keynote Speaker. Eric will present on his thoughts on market identity for artists and companies. He will be joined by industry activists, and executives as they look forward to future of Entertainment, Gaming and Sports.

03:50 PM – 5:00 PM Sports Law Updates [Legal/CLE 1.16 cr. hrs]

A look at how both sides establish their strategies.

Speakers:
Martin Fischman, Esq., Sports Agent, Pro Sports, Inc, New Orleans, LA
Gabriel Feldman, Esq., Associate Professor, Tulane Law School, New Orleans
Kimberly Haynes, Esq. Haynes Johnson, Atlanta, GA
04:00 PM – 5:30 PM Future of Entertainment, Gaming and Sports [Business/CLE]

Follow industry leaders as they have a lively and opinionated discussion on where things are going or might go.

Speakers:
Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley Kumar, LLC, Atlanta, GA (Moderator)
Eric Sheinkop, CEO, Co-Founder, Music Dealers
Michael Olsen, Esq., President, EOne Music, Nashville, TN
Henry Root, Esq., Lapidus Root Franklin & Sacharow, LLP, Santa Monica, CA
Martin Fischman, Esq., Sports Agent, Pro Sports Inc.
Linda Septien, CEO, Septien Entertainment Group, Dallas, TX

 

04:15 PM – 5:15 PM Juke Box Jury: CD Listening Sessions [Business Session]
Speakers:
John Tovar/John Tovar Entertainment Group
Tim Lincoln/Senior Creative Director/Music Supervisor/ Music Dealers, New Orleans-Chicago
Alexander Fruchter/Owner/A&R/Closed Sessions        
John “Jdogg” Shaw/Select-O-Hits Distribution

 

04:15 PM – 5:15 PM Radio Airplay: Still essential in Breaking Gospel/Christian Artists [Business Session]

Radio remains essential means of breaking certain genres. The panel will examine radio impact on emerging artists and how to work the radio market.

Speakers:
Daphanie Cassel/Owner/DW Promotions
Percy Davis/Asst. Program Director/WKXI-FM/AM/Jackson, MS
Pastor Lorretta Petit/two-time Stellar Award nominated Radio Personality
JoJo Walker/Radio Personality
Darrell Lester/Head of A&R/Malaco Records
Andrew West/Technologist

 

 

05:00 PM – 6:00 PM [Offsite Programming] NOSACONN, Inc. Cultural Second Line Parade from Armstrong Park to Sweet Lorraine Jazz Club, With NOSACONN Brass Band and student from the NOSACONN, INC
05:30 PM – 8:30 PM Reception/Gospel Show presented by Collage Worldwide Entertainment
07:30 PM – 9:30 PM The “Guitar Summit” presented by T-Watt Amplifiers – Cutting Edge’s NewWork Showcase opening event

T-Watt owners will lead a group of Gutiarslingers through a melody of Rock, Blues and Jazz standards and cap it off with a showcase artists Jam Session. The 2014 Cutting Edge Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented.

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