Marketing Opportunities


Cutting Edge Trade Show & Marketing Opportunities

Trade Show – Pro Gear Show

Reach the Music Market one-on-one! Whether you have product, equipment or services, get your message across with the greatest possible impact. Take a stand!

The Cutting Edge Trade Show & Product Expo is the center of action where everyone will meet, greet and network. Each exhibitor receives two complimentary conference registration. 8′ x 10′ booth space – $600. Reserve early for priority location.

There will be a media center and a hospitality area. Special product sales opportunities can be made available when possible.

Cutting Edge is in a new location this year to accommodate the growth of the event in recent years, opening access to more music industry panels, and networking at the trade show. There is a 25% discount on tickets to the event for members of the AFM. For more information on the AFM and The Gulf Coast Musicians Relief Fund, see the AFM website at


Make sure your best interests are IN THE BAG! Cutting Edge Conference amenity bags will be distributed to all attendees. Get your promotional materials and product samples into the hands of conference goers. Insertion cost $200.



Open the door to good business! How would you like to share in a business that appeal to every age, every ethic and personality type and whose marketability never wane?

Consider Music. An investment in Cutting Edge makes good business sense. This is an established, comprehensive program that enjoys local, national and international professional support. Cutting Edge gives a picture into the New Orleans market, opening previously untapped business sectors. That can mean an actual take-it-to-the bank return on the dollar. Add to that, the profitable advantage of a community spirited project is the most effective, publicly embraced form of advertising.

There are various levels of sponsorship available, each tailored to the sponsor’s choice. These include:


At any level of sponsorship or participation, Partnering with Cutting Edge Opens Doors.


Your level of sponsorship determines the many benefits you derive from your support. You may also select from a variety of events, choosing to sponsor one, several or all. These include:

  • Full Conference Activities
  • Trade Show
  • NewWork Evening Showcases
  • NewWork Day Festival Showcases
  • Cutting Edge will tailor a package to your preferences; a combination that includes any or all of the following:
  • A full page ad (color or black and white) in the Indie Magazine Conference issue.
  • On-site signage with your name/logo at selected or all venues.
  • Publicity on all promotional and mail-out information material.
  • Arrangements for special redeemable coupon offers (such as for inclusion in Conference bags)
  • Product sales opportunities (made available whenever possible for trade show or festival showcases).
  • And, of course, full hospitality and admission to all showcase events.
  • For anyone wishing to conduct market surveys, Cutting Edge is happy to permit market research projects.