2016 Full Schedule (Grid View)

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Film Series Opening Show

6:00 pm
6:30 pm
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Cafe Istanbul
2374 St. Claude Ave
Cafe Istanbul
Cafe Istanbul
Ivor S. K.
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Original Blues from Sidney, AU
Ivor S. K.
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

[Film] Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
a film by Stevenson Palfi
[Film] Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
a film by Stevenson Palfi

New Orleans quintessential musicians film about three of New Orleans legendary piano players, Allen Toussaint, Professor Longhair and Mr Tuts Washington. [Note] New Orleans’ filmmakers Stevenson Palfi, Eddie Kurtz, Jim Gabor, Joe Sanford, Jay Weigel and others, made films and documented New Orleans/Louisiana culture long before tax credits. They are tremendously responsible for today’s Louisiana film society. [Introduction by Polly Waring, widow of filmmaker Stevenson Palfi, Comments by Clarence “Reggie” Toussaint] https://vimeo.com/31603554

Bluesman Kenny Acosta
8:45 pm - 9:20 pm
Baton Rouge
Bluesman Kenny Acosta

Diane Cameron Elam
9:30 pm - 10:05 pm
Atlanta/New Orleans
Diane Cameron Elam

Day: Seminars and Panels

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General Biz
Music/Film/Interactive panels and discusions
General Biz
General Biz
Registration
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Registration
8:00 am - 9:00 am

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Making a Great Recording
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Managing Your Recording Session
Making a Great Recording
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Managing Your Recording Session
Location:
FR2

Managing your recording session - Our panelists will discuss do’s and don’ts of making a studio recording, including mixing and mastering techniques. Speakers: Mark Hornsby, Director of Operations, Producer, Engineer, Sweetwater Studios, Moderator Carlo Ditta, Producer, Owner, Orleans Records Rick Garcia, Producer, Executive Vice President, Hacienda Records Chris Nicotera, Musician, Engineer, Director of Delgado Community College Sound Production Program

Ask A Lawyer
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
It is All About the Paperwork
Ask A Lawyer
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
It is All About the Paperwork
Location: FR2

Got a legal question? Ask A Lawyer – It is All About the Paperwork. Discussion and Questions on music business contracts. Have a question for our team of entertainment attorneys here is your opportunity. Mentors: Abid Hussain, Esq., New Orleans, LA, Jeffrey S Becker, Esq., Swanson Martin & Bel, LLP, Chicago

Today’s Music is Marketing
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Marketing Panel Discussion
Today’s Music is Marketing
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Marketing Panel Discussion
Location: FR2

The panel hosted by a veteran music producer, music attorney and label owners will focus on the role of music today as a primary marketing tool and secondarily as an art form. Discussion will focus on the use of the artist’s content to drive public image and revenue from live performance, merchandising, advertising and synchronization licenses. It will expire the cutting edge of marketing the artists content in today’s ever changing environment. Speakers: John Bradley, Esq., Bradley Legal Group, Mark Hornsby/Director of Operations, Producer, Engineer, Sweetwater Studios

Under the Influence
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Touring and more with British drummer Mark Atkins
Under the Influence
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Touring and more with British drummer Mark Atkins
Location: FR2

British drummer, provocateur, marketing genius, Martin Atkins has been showing the world musicians great tips on survival and success in the music business and Having Fun At It! Hear his montage of tips given as only Martin Atkins, can give them – “Welcome To The Music Business You’re F----“

Murphy's Laws of Songwriting
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ralph Murphy and PJ Morton
Murphy's Laws of Songwriting
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ralph Murphy and PJ Morton
Location: FR2

Songwriting Discussion with Maroon 5’s PJ Morton (Founder/CEO of Morton Records, singer/keyboardist in Maroon 5 & songwriter)

Entertainment Law
Panels and interviews on legal issues in Entertainment Law
Entertainment Law
Entertainment Law
Professionalism – The Ornery Adversary
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Professionalism – The Ornery Adversary
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Legal/CLE Credit(s): 1 hr
Location: FR1

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

Transactional Law
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Agreements for the Modern Age
Transactional Law
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Agreements for the Modern Age
Legal/CLE Credit(s): 1hr
Location: FR1

Agreements for the Modern Age. This panel will review of important techniques to help attorneys and entertainment executives negotiating entertainment and media agreements for artists representation, recording contracts, producers agreements, endorsement and marketing agreements. Speakers: Marc Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law, Boca Raton, FL Sabrina Ment, Esq., LaPolt Law, Los Angeles, CA Edgar “Dino” Gankendoff, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, NOLA John F. Bradley, Esq., Fort Lauderdale, FL Tom Leavens, Esq., Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC, Chicago, IL

Crowdfunding Update
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Raising Equity Funds for New Ventures
Crowdfunding Update
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Raising Equity Funds for New Ventures
Legal/CLE Credit(s): 1 hr
Location: FR1

Raising Equity Funds for New Ventures - This panel will review and discuss the possibilities created by the new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules allowing the sale of equity to investor through Internet crowdfunding platforms. Speakers: Gregg R Zegarelli, Esq., Pittsburgh, PA Suzette Toledano, Esq., New Orleans, LA Scott Keniley, Esq., Atlanta, GA Allen E Frederic, III, Esq., Jones Walker LLP, New Orleans, LA

Legal Mentorship
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Law Students Q & A
Legal Mentorship
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Legal/CLE Credit(s): .75 hr
Location: FR2

Law Students Q & A Speakers: Suzette Toledano, Esq., New Orleans, LA David Dalia, Esq., New Orleans, LA

Online Ethics
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Rights in the online world
Online Ethics
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Rights in the online world
Legal/CLE Credit(s): 1 hr
Location: FR1

Rights in the online world - Lawyers are often in the position of accessing employees’ personal information i.e. company emails, but how much is too much. How is privacy addressed? What about protecting clients’ data from breaches? What about gaining access to prospect employees or jurors social profiles? What are the ethical concerns as attorneys use technology more in their legal practice? Speakers: Vernon P. Thomas, Esq., New Orleans, LA Judith DeFraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA Nadine Ramsey, Esq., New Orleans, LA Sabrina Ment, Esq., LaPolt Law, Los Angeles, CA

Damage Control
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Representing Athletes and Celebrities in the Media, and the Courtroom
Damage Control
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Representing Athletes and Celebrities in the Media, and the Courtroom
Legal/CLE Credit(s): 1 hr
Location: FR1

Representing Athletes and Celebrities in the Media, and the Courtroom - The discussion will center on the analysis of the legal issues representing athletes and entertainers in contract negotiation when there is a crisis and representation is needed with the media and in the courtroom. The panel will also cover changes in legal business issues under various collective bargaining agreements. Speakers: Darryl Cohen, Esq. Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA; Brian Caplan, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt, New York, NY; Martin Fischman, Esq. NFLPA Contract Advisor, New Orleans; Sabrina Ment, Esq., LaPolt Law, Los Angeles, CA; Tim Bennett, Owner, Overtime Sports, MGM Ballpark, Biloxi, MS

VIP / Promoter Package Agreements
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Live Performance VIP Package Agreements and the artist/promoter relationship.
VIP / Promoter Package Agreements
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Live Performance VIP Package Agreements and the artist/promoter relationship.
Legal/CLE Credit(s): 1.25
Location: FR1

Live Performance VIP Packages Agreements and other aspects of the artist/promoter relationship. VIP seating and accommodations (e.g. Big Chief VIP Experience, Listening parties, After Parties, artist meet and greet experiences), what are the artist, promoter, venue and ticketing agency agreements and liabilities. Speakers: Marc Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law, Boca Raton, FL; Wallace Collins, Esq., New York, NY; Frank Nicotera, Esq., CAO and General Counsel, Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI; Tom Leavens, Esq., Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC, Chicago, IL

Listening Room
NewWorks Showcases and other live performances from Cutting Edge CE Artists
Listening Room
Listening Room

Evening: Films & Performance Showcases

6:00 pm
6:30 pm
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Little Gem (Upstairs)
Jazz and Blues in the Ramp Room, 445 S Rampart St
Little Gem (Upstairs)
Little Gem (Upstairs)
COPUS
6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
San Francisco Rap/Jazz/Fusion for the thoughtful listener.
COPUS
6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
San Francisco Rap/Jazz/Fusion for the thoughtful listener.
Location: Little Gem (Upstairs)
445 S Rampart St, 70112

COPUS - Creation Of Peace Under Stars - San Francisco Rap/Jazz/Fusion for the thoughtful listener. COPUS is a world beat ensemble that weaves together dynamic lyrical forms with passionate, musical landscapes. Formed by renowned poet Royal Kent and ASCAP award-winning composer Wendy Loomis, the group has performed at clubs, theaters, and festivals in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the country. The band includes flutist Monica Williams, bassist Patrick Mahon, drummer Greg McRay, percussionist Omar Clark Taylor, along with pianist Wendy Loomis and spoken word artist Royal Kent. In the words of music critic Michael Allison, “COPUS could become legendary if given the opportunity to thrive!” http://www.copusmusic.com/

Tres Bourbonnais
6:55 pm - 7:35 pm
Original Jazz Blues from Austin, TX
Tres Bourbonnais
6:55 pm - 7:35 pm
Original Jazz Blues from Austin, TX

Not your typical Jazz Trio: Sharon Bourbonnais pianist, vocalist, songwriter and her ensemble Tres Bourbonnais bring a unique brand of Texas Jazz & Blues with a hint of Latin seasonings. https://www.reverbnation.com/tresbourbonnais

Lifetime Achievement Award
7:35 pm - 8:30 pm
Honoring Pat Jolly, Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Lifetime Achievement Award
7:35 pm - 8:30 pm
Honoring Pat Jolly, Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Pat Jolly is the person who single-handedly informed a generation about who was performing and where, first in her legendary 1970’s–80’s Jolly Jazz Calendar, a brochure of weekly listings funded by the New Orleans Jazz Festival. With this brochure she set a new standard, teaching other print publications the importance of music, gallery and event listings. Jolly continued her information campaign into the Internet age and now provides her weekly PatJolly.com listing of events, shows, CD releases and “everything New Orleans.” Not pretentious, never all knowing (though clearly often the most versed person in the room), always pleasant, and ever on the move either going to an event or coming from one, Pat Jolly is a constant in the New Orleans music and culture scene; we are grateful and enriched by her dedication. Cutting Edge is proud to announce a very well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award to Pat Jolly - Hosted by Carlo Ditta

Quiana Lynell
7:50 pm - 8:30 pm
Jazz Vocalist / Songwriter from Gonzales, LA
Quiana Lynell
7:50 pm - 8:30 pm
Jazz Vocalist / Songwriter from Gonzales, LA

With a smile that will entrance you and a voice that helps your troubles disappear, Lynell’s vocal dexterity allows her to perform a limitless repertoire. Infusing her classical training with her gospel upbringing she approaches jazz as a storyteller. www.lynellmusic.com

Carlo Ditta and the Mo’ Fess Band
8:45 pm - 9:25 pm
An All-Star Tribute to Professor Longhair’s genius ft. Carlo Ditta
Carlo Ditta and the Mo’ Fess Band
8:45 pm - 9:25 pm
An All-Star Tribute to Professor Longhair’s genius ft. Carlo Ditta

Renowned New Orleans drummer Earl Gordon and Fess devotee Tom Worrell are leading a powerhouse ensemble to pay tribute the music of the immortal New Orleans piano wizard Professor Longhair featuring veterans of his touring band. Originally this line-up was assembled by Orleans Records owner Carlo Ditta to perform at the record release party for Professor Longhair – Live in Chicago 1976 held at the Little Gem Saloon earlier this year. This line-up boasts legendary Billy Gregory on guitar and Gordon who both backed up Longhair in the 70’s and appear on the recently released Professor Longhair – Live in Chicago 1976. Joining them is bassist Bobby Joe Harvey (Irma Thomas) whose father Will also performed with the Professor in Chicago, Fess & James Booker devotee Tom Worrell on keys and vocals, sax player Johnny Pennino (Skip Easterling, Freddy Fender) and soulful belter Diane Lotney (Dr. John). Ditta will be appearing with them as vocalist & guitarist on select numbers.

Ivor S. K.
9:30 pm - 10:10 pm
Original Blues from Sidney, Australia
Ivor S. K.
9:30 pm - 10:10 pm
Original Blues from Sidney, Australia

Hailing from Sydney Australia, Ivor Simpson-Kennedy is one of a new generation of exciting young blues talents to emerge from Down Under. Owning a dark, smoke filled voice and liquid smooth guitar stylings, he utilises these inherent skills to give his compositions a striking originality, paying homage to generations past while bringing a remarkably fresh approach to the table. While his all original music has a deep blues thread throughout, it is by no means one dimensional, with strong reggae, soul and rock flavours permeating deliciously deep grooves. http://www.ivorsk.com/

Little Gem (Main)
Various Artists Downstairs, 445 S Rampart St
Little Gem (Main)
Little Gem (Main)
The Christian Brothers
6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
New Orleans Gospel
The Christian Brothers
6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
New Orleans Gospel

The Christian Brothers' style is characterized by their blend of good old classic gospel quartet with the bluesy, jazzy guitar. Louis Cooper (manager and guitarist) brings experience to this new group having been with several touring groups in the past (The Royal Harmonizers of Washington D.C., The New Spirits of Boston, The Jubilee Travelers in Northern Virginia, The Faithful Gospel Singers and The Russ Special of New Orleans. The members of Christian Brothers attend separate churches in New Orleans. Their church affiliations include: Greater Mount Carmel, and Macedonia Baptist Church. The Christian Brothers recently appeared in New Orleans at Macedonia Baptist Church. https://www.reverbnation.com/thechristianbrothers

Kenny Acosta
6:55 pm - 7:40 pm
Master Bluesman from Baton Rouge
Kenny Acosta
6:55 pm - 7:40 pm
Master Bluesman from Baton Rouge

Kenny has established himself as a master bluesman in all his travels from the Florida Keys to Fairbanks, Alaska and all points in between. Kenny and the band will take you on a musical ride. At a moments notice Kenny's grooving down Funk Street, swinging over to Latin Parkway, recollecting on Oldies Cove, or ripping down R&B Lane. The recipe for Kenny Acosta's musical performance consist of a hint of bluesy jazz, mixed with the New Orleans street beat and Caribbean rhythms, sautéed in a funky mixture of soulful growl. http://www.kennyacosta.com/cgi-bin/shop/Home.html

Captain Ledge Band
7:50 pm - 8:30 pm
Alternative Americana Roots from Wilburton, OK
Captain Ledge Band
7:50 pm - 8:30 pm
Alternative Americana Roots from Wilburton, OK

What happens when Bob Marley and Americana Roots music are combined. Throw in a good dose of Pink Floyd for style along with 80’s hair band energy and you’ve got The Captain Ledge Band. The Captain Ledge band is a family with an adopted member or two. One of those “adoptions” being Greg Gash, a metal guitar player that’s made the transformation to acoustic flat picking and the other being Jason Wood, a sailor with a bad habit for making rhythm. It all adds up to a unique and engaging sound that will “surround you and make you feel welcome”. The family doesn’t stop with the live show though. Tony Adams, a brilliant acoustic player. formerly from the band of a Grammy Award winning musician, adds an incredible flavor when the band is in the studio. http://www.captainledge.com/

Joy Clark
8:45 pm - 9:25 pm
New Orleans guitarist & singer/songwriter
Joy Clark
8:45 pm - 9:25 pm
New Orleans guitarist & singer/songwriter

NOLA singer/songwriter creating a lyrical gumbo of Folk, Blues, Soul & Alternative. Catch her original music honoring love & harmony live across the South. joyclarkmusic.com

Wolf Critton
9:40 pm - 10:20 pm
Rock & Blues Singer/Songwriter and Veteran from Windsor, NY
Wolf Critton
9:40 pm - 10:20 pm
Rock & Blues Singer/Songwriter and Veteran from Windsor, NY

"NEWBURGH SOLDIER MARCHES TO THE BEAT OF HIS OWNSONG" -HAPPY HUDSON VALLEY NEWS. ​Endorsed by LUNA, ICON MOTORSPORTS, SHURE & D'ADDRIO. featured on Magisto with over 20K views and counting, featured on Steve Harvey in the morning radio, PLAYING FOR THE MAYOR OF HIS CITY and Connecticut Style News. singer Songwriter Wolf Critton is the artistic musician to Be heard! With various collaborations and interviews with all forms of media, this street raised Iraq War Veteran is reaching the ears of thousands, with His soulful sound of Rock & Blues. http://www.wolfcritton.com/

GrayHawk Band
10:40 pm - 11:20 pm
Blue, funk, & jazz with Native American tribal themes from New Orleans
GrayHawk Band
10:40 pm - 11:20 pm
Blue, funk, & jazz with Native American tribal themes from New Orleans

The Grayhawk Band is a New Orleans-based combo with a musical style that represents a uniquely diverse blend of influences – blues, funk, folk, and rock, intertwined with tribal rhythms and themes. With their Native American roots planted firmly in the diverse musical landscape of New Orleans, the band creates a distinctive sound all their own. And if you listen closely, you will hear the influences of various musical icons ranging from James Brown to the Rolling Stones. It's an earthy, upbeat sound that appeals to a wide range of audiences. Behind their songs and heartfelt live performances lie the experience and enthusiasm of lifelong New Orleans musicians who are excited to be doing what they love. Together, the music they make is an irresistible, funky, multicultural brew. http://www.thegrayhawkband.com/

Film Series
Screenings at Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St Claude Ave
Film Series
Film Series
Player Hating: A Love Story
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
a film by Maggie Hadleigh-West
Player Hating: A Love Story
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
a film by Maggie Hadleigh-West

Player Hating: A Love Story, is about hip hop artist Half-A-Mill, by Director Maggie Hadleigh-West. Screenef April 6-12, 2012 in NYC at QUAD cinema. https://youtu.be/U4M0cyQRJLI

Take Me to the River
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A film by Martin Shore
Take Me to the River
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A film by Martin Shore
Location: Cafe Istanbul

"Take Me to the River" is a feature film celebrating the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation. The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording a historic new album, to re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday. Featuring Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi All-Stars and many more. https://youtu.be/RFmULZOFaIM

Evening: Films & Performance Showcases

Day: Seminars and Panels

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General Biz
Music/Film/Interactive panels and discusions
General Biz
General Biz
Registration
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Join the Conference. Register anytime from 8am-5pm
Registration
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Join the Conference. Register anytime from 8am-5pm

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Murphy's Laws of Songwriting
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Part 2: Crafting Your Song
Murphy's Laws of Songwriting
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Part 2: Crafting Your Song
Location:
FR2

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

Social Disruption
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
How to get a Million Followers/Views/Fans and use it to get to get ahead in the entertainment business?
Social Disruption
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
How to get a Million Followers/Views/Fans and use it to get to get ahead in the entertainment business?
Location: FR2

How to get a Million Followers/Views/Fans and use it to get to get ahead in the entertainment business? The panel of social media experts will discuss social media techniques and which media outlets work best for your career goal of getting discovered, signing a deal and what it all means. Speakers: Linda Septien, Septien Entertainment Group

A&R Panel
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Do you have what record labels are looking for???
A&R Panel
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Do you have what record labels are looking for???
Location: FR2

Do you have what record labels are looking for??? 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: Rico Brooks, CEO, Adella Thomas Management; David Lessof, Esq. Mannatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Steve Jones, CEO, Brash Records; Scott Billington, Executive Vice-President, Rounder Records; Lilli Lewis, Musician, Louisiana Red Hot Records, Moderator; Wallace Collins, Esq., New York, NY

Keynote Address: Jake Schneider
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Managing Partner, Madison House Booking and Management
Keynote Address: Jake Schneider
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: FR2

Jake Schneider, Managing Partner, Madison House Booking and Management

Today's Live Music Business
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Agents and Talent Buyers: The Live Music Business & Its Importance to Emerging Artists
Today's Live Music Business
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Agents and Talent Buyers: The Live Music Business & Its Importance to Emerging Artists
Location: FR2

Agents and Talent Buyers: The Live Music Business & Its Importance to Emerging Artists - 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. Speakers: Kerry Brown, Musician, Talent Buyer, Bay Harbor Fest, Bayou Boogaloo Music Festival; Stu Schayot, Manager, Talent Buyer, Howlin’ Wolf; Jeff B romberger, Owner, Maison/Dragon's Den/Hi Ho, Manager (Manny Fresh); David Silbaugh, Talent Buyer, SummerFest; Henry Turner, Jr, Musician, Producer, Ultimate Louisiana Party Tour; Linda Septien, Talent Developer (Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Kacey Musgraves, industry expert for American Idol and The Voice (Moderator)

Music Supervising: The Anatomy of a Song Placement
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Selecting music for Film, Television and Commercials [Sponsored and presented by the Recording Academy Memphis Chapter]
Music Supervising: The Anatomy of a Song Placement
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Selecting music for Film, Television and Commercials [Sponsored and presented by the Recording Academy Memphis Chapter]
Location: FR2

Selecting music for Film, Television and Commercials - 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: Jay Weigel, Composer, Producer, Conductor, Film Scorer. Sponsored and presented by the Recording Academy Memphis Chapter

Entertainment Law
Panels and interviews on legal issues in Entertainment Law
Entertainment Law
Entertainment Law
Entertainment and Sports
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Litigation: Entertainment and Sports Cases Updates
Entertainment and Sports
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Litigation: Entertainment and Sports Cases Updates
Legal/CLE Credit(s): 1.5hr
Location: FR1

Updates regarding Litigation in Entertainment and Sports Cases. Speakers: Paul V. LiCalsi, Esq., Robins Kaplan, New York, NY; John Tehranian, Esq., One LLP, Beverly Hills, CA; Lesli D. Harris, Esq., Stone Pigman, New Orleans, LA; Brian Caplan, Esq., Reitler Kallas & Rosenblatt, New York, NY; Scott Keniley, Esq. Keniley Kumar, Atlanta, GA;

Digital Music Licensing
10:40 am - 12:10 pm
New Deals, Negotiations and Income
Digital Music Licensing
10:40 am - 12:10 pm
New Deals, Negotiations and Income
Legal/CLE Credit(s): 1.5 hrs
Location: FR1

New Deals, Negotiations and Income - Opportunities for music use are at an all time high both in the online/ digital world as well as in traditional media. But with these opportunities has come an increasing complexity in deal structure, negotiations and the end result fees and royalties. This panel will discuss many of these new deals download and streaming services, video games, music in apps, interactive toys and live concert streaming), the strategies being employed, the considerations important to both user and copyright owner, the multiple platforms and distribution channels being requested and the money in initial fees and backend royalties being generated. Speakers: Jeffery Brabec, Esq., Vice President, BMG Chrysalis, Los Angeles, CA; Todd Brabec, Esq., Co-Author (w brother Jeff), Music Money and Success: the Insiders Guide to Making Money in the Music Business; David Lessoff, Esq., Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Los Angeles, CA; Jessica Kaye, Esq., Kaye and Mills, Beverly Hills, CA;

Washington Report: Updates and Insights
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
There is more happening in Washington than you think!
Washington Report: Updates and Insights
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Legal/CLE Credit(s): 1 hr
Location: FR1

This panel will visit important rules and legislation that will effect how cases are decided and money flows in the entertainment business, including Web IV CRB rulings, the DOJ investigations into the consent decrees and the Sec. 115 mechanical royalty proceeding. Speakers: Jay Rosenthal, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Washington, DC

New Technology Copyright and Trademark
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Copyright and Trademark and Patent Protections for Creatives in New Technology Platforms
New Technology Copyright and Trademark
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Copyright and Trademark and Patent Protections for Creatives in New Technology Platforms
Legal/CLE Credit(s): .75 hr
Location: FR1

Copyright and Trademark and Patent Protections for Creatives in New Technology Platforms - Maintaining copyrights and trademark protections in the face of increased consumer transactions presents a challenge for new technology enterprises and their legal teams. This panel will cover intermediary liability threats, piracy, combating counterfeit goods and strategies for proper licensing and derivatives products. Speakers: Jay Rosenthal, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Washington, DC; Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley Kumar, LLC, Atlanta, GA; Gregg R Zegarelli, Esq., Pittsburgh, PA; John Tehranian, Esq., One LLP, Beverly Hills, CA; Stephanie Adwar, Esq., Furgang & Adwar, LLP, New York, NY

New Technology Copyright
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Copyright and Trademark Protections in New Technology
New Technology Copyright
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Copyright and Trademark Protections in New Technology
Legal/CLE Credit(s): 1.25 hrs
Location: FR1

Copyright and Trademark Protections in New Technology - Maintaining copyrights and trademark protections in the face of increase consumer transactions presents a challenge for new technology enterprises and their legal teams. This panel will cover intermediary liability threats, piracy, combating counterfeit goods and strategies for proper licensing and derivatives products.Speakers: Jay Rosenthal, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Washington, DC; Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley Kumar, LLC, Atlanta, GAGregg R Zegarelli, Esq., Pittsburgh, PA; John Tehranian, Esq., One LLP, Beverly Hills, CA; Stephanie Adwar, Esq., Furgang & Adwar, LLP, Work,NY

Keynote Interview: Tyler Thompson
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Live Interview w/ Cross Creek Films' Tyler Thompson
Keynote Interview: Tyler Thompson
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Legal/CLE Credit(s): .75 hrs
Location: FR1

Live Interview w/ Cross Creek Films' Tyler Thompson. Interviewer: Allen Fredric, Esq., Jones Walker, New Orleans, LA

From Piracy to Producer Agreements
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Shedding light on the chaotic world of Film Distribution Economics
From Piracy to Producer Agreements
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Shedding light on the chaotic world of Film Distribution Economics
Legal/CLE Credit(s): 1.5 hrs
Location: FR1

Filmmakers, distributors and film transactional attorneys will discuss the many aspects of film distribution, cash flow, talent negotiations, producers’ agreements and global piracy. Speakers: Allen Fredric, Esq., Jones Walker, New Orleans, LA; David Fink, Esq., Kelly Drye, Los Angeles, CA; Kevin Mills, Esq., Kaye & Mills, Los Angeles, CA; Darryl Cohen, Esq., Cohen Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA

Receptions
Hosted by CIMM and Memphis Chapter of the Recording Academy, 2nd Floor
Receptions
Receptions
Interactive Workshop
Launch Pad, 643 Magazine St.
Interactive Workshop
Interactive Workshop
Music Innovation Hackathon
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Launch Pad, 643 Magazine St.
Music Innovation Hackathon
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Launch Pad, 643 Magazine St.

Music Innovation Hackathon Begins – Goal | Developers will find a way to use music, while also utilizing the culture of the city (think: create an app that activates songs, and information when you travel to a different part of the city).

Day: Seminars and Panels

Day: Seminars and Panels

9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
General Biz
Music/Film/Interactive panels and discusions
General Biz
General Biz
[Educators Forum] Crowdfunding
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Can the “New” Crowdfunding Rules help Educators and Non-Profits Raise Funds for Programming
[Educators Forum] Crowdfunding
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Can the “New” Crowdfunding Rules help Educators and Non-Profits Raise Funds for Programming
Location: FR2

Can the “New” Crowdfunding Rules help Educators and Non-Profits Raise Funds for Programming - Dr. Peter Cho, Musician, Chair Music and Music Business, Delgado Community College, Moderator

Publicity in Action
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Creating a brand for your Artist or Entertainment Company
Publicity in Action
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location:
FR2

Creating a brand for your Artist or Entertainment Company Speakers: Marcia Groff, Publicist, Entertainment Enterprises, Moderator; T. J. Sagen, Manager; Jeff Battaglia Management; Michael Dixon, Sodarock Entertainment; Cosimo Ohms, Anamaze Booking Agency; Camika Bajoie, Publisher, Shive Magazine

Artist Management
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Promotions and the new media techniques
Artist Management
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Promotions and the new media techniques
Location: FR2

This panel of professionals will discuss essential industry components that help artists advance their careers. Speakers: Rico Brooks, CEO, Adella Thomas Management; Rueben Williams, Thunderbird Management; Cosimo Ohms, Anamaze Booking Agency; John Tovar, TMG Music; Michael Dixon, Sodarock Entertainment; J. Sagen, Manager, Jeff Battaglia Management; Lou Hill, Musician, Bandleader, Moderator

Murphy's Laws of Songwriting
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Part 3: The Results
Murphy's Laws of Songwriting
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Part 3: The Results
Location: FR2

Part 3 of Ralph Murphy's songwriting: The Results.

Roundtable Discussions
1:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Round Table Discussion and one-on-one consultations for entrepreneurs
Roundtable Discussions
1:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Round Table Discussion and one-on-one consultations for entrepreneurs
Location: FR2

Topics: The Recording , management, Promotions, Merchandising, Legal, Film, in the studio, Record label essentials, Funding, Incubator professional.

Entertainment Law
Panels and interviews on legal issues in Entertainment Law
Entertainment Law
Entertainment Law
Publishing Income from Film and Digital Media
9:00 am - 10:00 am
The sources of income for publishers in film and digital media and how attorneys might advise their clients.
Publishing Income from Film and Digital Media
9:00 am - 10:00 am
The sources of income for publishers in film and digital media and how attorneys might advise their clients.
Legal/CLE Credit(s): 1hr
Location: FR1

What and where are the sources of income for publishers in film and digital media, how should attorneys advise their clients to position themselves to take full advantage of these sources? Areas covered include film and TV, new mechanical streaming consoles, download and locker rates, apps, e-cards, advertising commercials, remixes and samples, interactive dolls and toys, slot machines, digital jukeboxes, streaming live performances and much more. Speakers: Jay Rosenthal, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Washington, DC; Jessica Kaye, Esq., Kaye and Mills, Beverly Hills, CA; Wallace Collins, Esq., New York, NY; Darryl Cohen, Esq., Cohen Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA

The Performance Right
10:15 am - 11:15 am
A World in Transition: Songs and Sound Recordings - the cornerstone of the worldwide music business ,
The Performance Right
10:15 am - 11:15 am
A World in Transition: Songs and Sound Recordings - the cornerstone of the worldwide music business ,
Legal/CLE Credit(s): 1 hrs
Location: FR1

A World in Transition: Songs and Sound Recordings- the cornerstone of the worldwide music business. The Performance Right- responsible for a substantial portion of song and record royalties. This panel will discuss the 3 billion dollar world of ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SoundExchange and how these organizations generate income for songwriters, recording artists, music publishers and record companies as well as how foreign country performance song and record royalties are handled and distributed. Challenges to these collection societies will also be discussed as well as alternative licensing strategies and the viability of new competing business models and entities. What is the future for Harry Fox Agency now that it owned by SESAC. Speakers: Jeffery Brabec, Esq., Vice President, BMG Chrysalis, Los Angeles, CA; Todd Brabec, Esq., Co-Author (w brother Jeff), Music Money and Success: the Insiders Guide to Making Money in the Music Business

Legal Practice: Successful Independent Filmmaking
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Legal/Film CLE for Independent Filmmaking and Reality TV
Legal Practice: Successful Independent Filmmaking
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Legal/Film CLE for Independent Filmmaking and Reality TV
Legal/CLE Credit(s): 1 hr
Location: FR1

Legal/Film CLE for Independent Filmmaking and Reality TV

Music Tech Talks
Music Tech Talks
Music Tech Talks
Considerations for Emerging Music Technology
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Legal and Practical Considerations for Emerging Music Technology
Considerations for Emerging Music Technology
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Location: MEL

Legal and Practical Considerations for Emerging Music Technology - As consumer interest in music streaming, digital media and app-based entertainment increases, we observe steady growth in the music industry’s relationship with, and reliance upon, technology. Join our legal and professional experts as they discuss a number of fundamental business and legal issues confronted by developing music – tech companies as they enter this “new media frontier.” Sponsored by 2112 Music, Film, Technology Incubator and the VL Group. Speakers: Jeff Becker, Esq.; Abid Hussain, Esq.; J. Miguez, CEO, VL Group; Marcus Cobb, CEO, Co-Founder, Jammber.com

Sampling and Copyright
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Sampling and Copyright
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Sampling and Copyright
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Copyright considerations in using technology including Abelton
Sampling and Copyright
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Copyright considerations in using technology including Abelton
Location: MEL

Copyright considerations in using technology including Abelton demonstration

Music Innovation Hackathon Conclusion
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pitches & Awards Presentation
Music Innovation Hackathon Conclusion
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pitches & Awards Presentation
Location: InterContinental
MEL

Pitches & Awards Presentation

Film Panels
Film Panels
Film Panels
Fundraising and Distribution
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Insights from filmmakers on fundraising techniques, pitches and managing budgets.
Fundraising and Distribution
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Location: FR1

In Conjunction with Chicago International Movie and Music Festival (CIMM Fest): Insights from filmmakers on fundraising techniques, pitches and managing budgets. Speakers: Maggie Hadleigh-West, Filmmaker, Film Fatale; Allen E. Frederic, III, Esq., Partner, Jones Walker LLP, Corporate & Securities Practice Group, Co-executive producer on Lee Daniels’ film, The Butler and producer of his featured film, King of New Orleans; Ted Baldwin, Director, Owner, 3rd Coast Digital Films; Carmine Cervi, Director of Programming, Chicago International Movie and Music Festival (CIMM Fest)

Content, Culture and Impact
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Discussion led by Maggie Haleigh-West
Content, Culture and Impact
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Discussion led by Maggie Haleigh-West
Location: FR1

Maggie Haleigh-West leads a discussion on the importance of creating films with a culturally relevant message that will have a positive impact on the audience and the world. Speakers: Darcy Mckinnon, Executive Director, NOVAC – New Orleans Video Access Center, moderator; Ji Un Choi, writer/director/producer, The Shotgun Waltz; Kim Rivers-Roberts, Filmmaker, Fear No Gumbo – A Documentary Film, Star of Katrina documentary ‘Trouble the Water’; Maggie Hadleigh-West, Filmmaker, ‘Player Hating: A Love Story’; Angela Tucker, Filmmaker, (A)Sexual, Black Folk Don’t, a documentary web series

Day: Seminars and Panels