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Cutting Edge Music Business Panel Sessions

Featuring successful music professionals who address “hot” topics and “new” trends–everything from getting your music in films, to booking, touring, publicity and promotions.


Cutting Edge CLE Entertainment Law Seminar

Founded in 1993, Cutting Edge Entertainment Law Seminar examines the latest in Entertainment Law, including litigation trends, publishing, current contractual agreement safeguards as well as film contracts and digital agreements. Staffed by some of today’s best practicing entertainment attorneys.


Film & Interactive

The Cutting Edge Film and Interactive Media Workshops show independent filmmakers on how to finance films and garner distribution deals. Those interested can apply to have their film screened in the Cutting Edge Film Series.


NewWorks Artist Showcase

Bring on the Bands! Play for the professionals. A band’s best publicity is performance. In addition, these artists get an opportunity to attend panels and network at the conference.


NOLA Downtown Festival

The Music Business Institute (MBI) introduces the NOLA DOWNTOWN music and arts festival presented with the Cutting Edge: CE. Taking place in the Central Business District and the Warehouse Arts District the festival celebrates the revival of Downtown New Orleans.


Roots Music Gathering

The roots of New Orleans music are the Cutting Edge, even when the backbeat is a half beat behind. The Roots Music Gathering is about the world communities that like New Orleans produce music as a part of their cultural expression.


Cutting Edge Songwriters Camp

Instruction · Demonstrations · Masterclasses · Performance

Cutting Edge Songwriters Camp

Cutting Edge CE Conferences and Events has organized the Cutting Edge Songwriters Camp from August 21 to 24 as a prelude to the conference. It is designed to complement the Conference activities. The Camp is a result of our collaborations and consultations with Michael Dixon from Soda Rock Music, the multiplatinum-selling songwriter Jim McCormick (2021 Country Music Song of the Year nominee), Stephen Easley, Esq. from Buddy Holly Foundation, and Lilli Lewis, songwriter and advisor. Expanding to encompass additional segments of the creative sphere, we are partnering with DAWn Audio to produce:
Producers Cohort: Beat Makers
writing collectively and remotely
powered by DAWn Audio
 The Camp is by invitation only; an interested songwriter can email us HERE.
More on the Cutting Edge Songwriters Camp is coming soon.

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Join us at the 32nd Cutting Edge Conference | AUGUST 21 - 24, 2024