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

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

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

27th Annual

27th CUTTING EDGE ENTERTAINMENT LAW SEMINAR

August 22 – 24, 2019

New Orleans

InterContinental Hotel  

“A Brave New World in Entertainment Law”

 

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

 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

9:00 – 10:00 AM         Professionalism – The Ornery Adversary [Legal/ CLE 1.0 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:

  • Judith DeFraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA
  • David Dalia, Esq., New Orleans, LA

10:15 – 12:15 PM         Legal and Business Considerations when Advising Clients Creating and Operating Music Labels. [Legal/Business CLE 2.0 cr. hr.]

Part I: Covering the legal considerations in record label management and creation.

Part II: A review of label-artist, label-producer, and label distributor agreements

 Entrepreneurs and musicians are among those seeking success by signing artists or self-releasing music. This panel will cover legal issues that arise when organizing and operating an independent record label, including the organization structure, income streams, standard agreements, and organizations that can help with the independent label’s success.

Speakers:

  • Marc D. Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law PA, Boca Raton, FL
  • Edgar “Dino” Gankendoff, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, NOLA
  • Matthew Wilson, Esq., Greater Thinking Music Group, Atlanta, GA  (Moderator)
  • Peter J Strand, Esq., Partner, Mandell Menkes, Chicago, IL

Noon                  Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 PM                  Ethics after #MeToo [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

This panel will cover rules of professional conduct when engaged in the discovery process, including best practices for preservation, the collection of electronic documents and protecting client’s information.

Speakers:

  • Judith DeFraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA
  • Nadine Ramsey, Esq., New Orleans, LA

2:45 – 3:45 PM                  Damage Control: Dealing with high profile Talent – What happens when an artist, athlete or celebrity has a run in with the law? [Legal/ CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

The discussion will center on the analysis of the legal issues related to representing athletes and entertainer involved in contract negotiations 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:

  • Brian Caplan, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt, New York, NY (Moderator)
  • Peter J Strand, Esq., Partner, Mandell Menkes, Chicago, IL
  • Darryl Cohen, Esq. Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA

 

4:00 – 5:15 PM                  Trademark: Branding – Considerations in Gaming and Cannibiz [Legal/ CLE 1.25 cr. hr.]

This panel will cover trademarks, piracy, combating counterfeit goods, and strategies for proper licensing and derivatives products.

Speakers:

  • Gregg Zegarelli, Esq., Zegarelli Technology & Entrepreneurial Ventures Law Group, PC, Pittsburgh, GA (Moderator)
  • Wallace Collins, Esq., New York, NY
  • Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley Kumar, LLC, Atlanta, GA
  • Matthew Wilson, Esq., Greater Thinking Music Group, Atlanta, GA

Friday, August 23, 2019

9:00 – 10:30 AM         Funding Deals and How to Successfully Finance Ventures – Advising entertainment entrepreneurs [Legal/ CLE 1.5 cr. hr.]

This panel will address various funding methods and deal points entrepreneurs can pursue when seeking financing. Including traditional banking, equity investors, and crowdfunding.

Speakers:

  • Gregg Zegarelli, Esq., Zegarelli Technology & Entrepreneurial Ventures Law Group, PC, Pittsburgh, GA (Moderator)
  • Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley Kumar, LLC, Atlanta, GA
  • Morris L Kahn, Morris L Kahn & Associates

10:45 – 12:15 PM Copyrights Changes is the Age of the Music Modernization Act [Legal/ CLE 1.5 cr. hr.]

From the impact of the MMA, the latest on the “Mechanical Licensing Collective,” and termination of copyrights.

Speakers:

  • Stephen J. Easley, Esq., Song Research & Recovery Services, LLC (Moderator)
  • Jay Rosenthal, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Washington, DC
  • Wallace Collins, Esq., New York, NY
  • Richard W. Perna, Austin, TX

11:45 AM                           Lunch

12:30 – 1:15 PM         Legislative Updates [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

Covering the Music Modernization Act, content distribution, and the new technologies

Speakers:

  • Jay Rosenthal, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Washington, DC

1:30 – 2:30 PM                  Litigation Updates [Legal/CLE 1.00 cr. hr.]

Latest case law – Current Trends and Hot Topics

Speakers:

  • Brian Caplan, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt, New York, NY (Moderator)
  • Robert Besser, Esq. Law Offices of Robert Besser, Los Angeles, CA
  • Peter J Strand, Esq., Partner, Mandell Menkes, Chicago, IL

 

2:45 – 3:45 PM                  Legal and Business Issues in Independent Films – Financing – Tax Credits – Production – Distribution [Legal/Film CLE 1.00 cr. hr.]

This panel will provide an overview of completing and launching an independent film.

Speakers:

  • Darryl Cohen, Esq. Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA (Moderator)
  • Peter J. Dekom, Esq. Peter J Dekom, A Law Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
  • Richard “Rick” French, CEO, French, West, Vaughan, Filmmaker, Board Member, Buddy Holly Foundation
  • Christoper Szapary, Esq, Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, New Orleans, LA

 

4:00 – 5:15 PM                  Music, $$ and Synch Licensing: a Brave New World [Legal/ CLE 1.25 cr. hr.]

This panel, by the authors of the best selling music business book “Music, Money and Success” (8th edition), will explain the ins and outs of what the deals look like, the short and long term money that can be made and where this area is heading in the future.

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

Saturday, August 24, 2019

9:00 – 10:00 AM         Legal Practice Management: Do’s and Don’s of Building a Successful Entertainment Law Practice [Legal/ CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

New Orleans has become a hub for music, film and TV industries, but what does that mean for an attorney and their independent music and filmmaking clients. This panel will walk you through the process of maintaining communication with clients, client funds management, making sure the filmmaker/client engagement letters are correct. Review user-generated content rights and procedures with filmmaker clients. Establishing a disbursement system for staff fees payment. Review intellectual property agreements, tax credit financing incentives, and distribution.

Speakers:

  • David Dalia, Esq., New Orleans, LA (Moderator)
  • Vernon W. Thomas, Esq. Law Offices of Vernon P. Thomas, New Orleans, LA
  • Paul Insinna, Esq. New York, NY

 

10:15 – 11:45 AM         Broadway Musicals: the Contracts, Royalties, and Economics [Legal/ CLE 1.5 cr. hr.]

Whether you are a creator, producer or investor, the Broadway Musical is the surest way to “rags or riches” This panel will discuss the many different types of music licensing deals, contracts, and practices that come into play when dealing with the four basic types of musicals.

Speakers:

  • Jeffery Brabec, Esq.,Vice President, BMG Chrysalis, Los Angeles, CA (Moderator)
  • Todd Brabec, Esq., Co-Author (w brother Jeff), Music Money and Success: the Insiders Guide to Making Money in the Music Business
  • Marc D. Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law PA, Boca Raton, FL
  • Jay Rosenthal, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Washington, DC
  • Richard W. Perna, Austin, TX

12:00 – 1:15 PM          Building Music Communities: Public Policy, Non-Profits and Music Businesses in Partnership [Legal/Business CLE 1.25 cr. hr.]

Public/Private partnerships to build, maintain and sustain the important business of music in our communities.

Speakers:

  • Stephen J. Easley, Esq., Song Research & Recovery Services, LLC (Moderator)
  • Joel Robideaux: Mayor of Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Mark Falgout:Warehouse 515/Blue Moon Saloon and Founder, SOLO Songwriters Festival and Workshop
  • Brendon Anthony, Director, Texas Music Office in the Office of the Governor

1:30 – 3:00 PM                   Presentation: Honoring Attorney Ellis Jay Pailet – Presentation and reception honoring the career of pioneer entertainment law attorney.

Book Signing – MUSIC, MONEY AND SUCCESS, 8th Edition – Celebrating of the release of Todd and Jeffrey Brabec’s best-selling book on the entertainment industry.

27th Cutting Edge CE Speakers

Lead by Keynote speaker, Josh Young, CEO of Atrium Music, and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, John Autin, owner of Rabadash Records, the growing list of speakers Includes:

CLE Faculty (more added as confirmed)

  • Brendon Anthony, Director, Texas Music Office
  • Jeffery Brabec, Esq.,Vice President, BMG, 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
  • Robert Besser, Esq. Law Offices of Robert Besser, Los Angeles, CA
  • Brian Caplan, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt, New York, NY
  • Darryl Cohen, Esq. Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA
  • Wallace Collins, Esq., New York, NY
  • David Dalia, Esq., New Orleans, LA
  • Judith DeFraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA
  • Peter J. Dekom, Esq. Peter J Dekom, A Law Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
  • Stephen J. Easley, Esq., Song Research & Recovery Services, LLC
  • Mark Falgout:Warehouse 515/Blue Moon Saloon and Founder, SOLO Songwriters Festival and Workshop
  • Rick French, Filmmaker, Board Member, Buddy Holly Foundation
  • Edgar “Dino” Gankendoff, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, NOLA
  • Paul Insinna, Esq. New York, NY
  • Morris L Kahn, Morris L Kahn & Associates
  • Scott Keniley, Esq., Keniley Kumar, LLC, Atlanta, GA
  • Richard W. Perna, Austin, TX
  • Nadine Ramsey, Esq., New Orleans, LA
  • Joel Robideaux: Mayor of Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Jay Rosenthal, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Washington, DC
  • Julia Scott, Esq.,LOJS, Los Angeles, CA
  • Marc D. Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law PA, Boca Raton, FL
  • Peter J Strand, Esq., Partner, Mandell Menkes, Chicago, IL
  • Christoper Szapary, Esq, Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, New Orleans, LA
  • Vernon W. Thomas, Esq. Law Offices of Vernon P. Thomas, New Orleans, LA
  • Matthew Wilson, Esq., Greater Thinking Music Group, Atlanta, GA
  • Gregg Zegarelli, Esq., Zegarelli Technology & Entrepreneurial Ventures Law Group, PC, Pittsburgh, GA

Music Business Sessions speakers

  • Martin Atkins, Entrepreneur, Music Industry Raconteur
  • Dirk Billie,Co-Owner Rabadash Recording Studio, Sound Engineer and Producer
  • Co-Owner Rabadash Recording Studio, Sound Engineer and Producer
  • Ryan Block, Independent Ear Records
  • Chopper Brady, Engineer
  • LaTosha Brown, Jazz Vocalist, Facilitator, and Founder of TruthSpeaks
  • Henry Byrd, Jr., Bryd’s Satellite Lounge
  • Barry Coffing, Producer, Owner, Music Supervisor Inc.
  • Peter Cho, Executive Dean West Bank, Delgado Community College
  • Cindy D’Adamo, Owner, LadyLake PR, Founder ENVISION Indie Coalition
  • Carlo Ditta, Owner, Orleans Records
  • Michael Dixon, SodaRock Management
  • Scott Fetters, CEO, 2112 Chicago, Technology, Film, Music Incubator
  • Rich Goldman, President, Riptide Music Group
  • Chuck Harris, DJ, M.H.G. music Group
  • Marc Hewitt, Engineer, Rabadash Recording Studio
  • Solomon Kincaid, Radio DJ
  • David Kunian, Curator, New Orleans Jazz Museuam
  • Teddy (Lloyd) Johson, DJ, Owner, Teddy’s Juke Joint, Zachary, LA
  • Nicolaus Logan, Talent Buyer, Tipitina’s Music Club
  • Lilli Lewis, A&R, Louisiana Red Hot Records
  • Ake Lundstrom, CEO, Live at Heart, Orebro, Sweden
  • Michèle Vice-Maslin, Emmy Award Winning / #1 Hit Music Producer / Music Arranger/ Songwriter/ Music Publisher/
  • Mike Mayeaux, Engineer
  • Walter Moorehead, DJ, Record Promoter
  • Chris Nicotera, Audio Engineer, Audio Engineering Program at Delgado Community College
  • Michael O’Hare, Songwriter
  • Kennetta Piper, The Birthing Point
  • Lou Plaia, Co-founder, EVP Music Industry & Artists Relations, ReverbNation
  • Paul Saunders, CEO, New Music Lives
  • Linda Septien, Talent Developer (Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Kacey Musgraves)
  • Freddie Staehle, Musician
  • Tim Stanbaugh, Engineer, Rabadash Recording Studio
  • Kim Stephens, Forward Entertainment, A&R Lava Records
  • John Tovar, Manager, TMG Management
  • Henry Turner, Jr.,Promoter, Baton Rouge Soul food Festival, Henry Turner, Jr.’s Listening Room
  • Drew Young, Owner, Good and Plenty Records
  • Al Jai Wallace, DJ, Former Director of the Black Radio Programmers Association
August 24, 2019
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Legal Practice Management: Do’s and Don’s of Building a Successful Entertainment Law Practice [Legal/ CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

New Orleans has become a hub for music, film and TV industries, but what does that mean for an attorney and their independent music and filmmaking clients. This panel will walk you through the process of maintaining communication with clients, client funds management, making sure the filmmaker/client engagement letters are correct. Additionally, it will review user-generated content rights and procedures with filmmaker clients establishing a disbursement system for staff fees payment review intellectual property agreements, tax credit financing incentives, and distribution.

Speakers:

  • David Dalia, Esq., New Orleans, LA (Moderator)
  • Vernon W. Thomas, Esq. Law Offices of Vernon P. Thomas, New Orleans, LA
09:00 AM DAY IV, PART 7 Women Succeeding In Music [MUSIC BUS./Legal]
09:30 AM – 10:45 AM Publicity and Artist Management in Action: Creating a brand for an artist or entertainment company [MUSIC BUS.]

Everyone has a role! Selecting talent, communicating, songwriting, therapist and just some of the hats management and publicity professionals shaping the future of an artist or record label brand.? [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Speakers:

  • Clinton F Billups Jr., NCOPM National President
  • Michael Dixon, SodaRock Management
  • Ryan Block, Independent Ear Records
  • Marcia Groff, Entertainment Enterprises (Moderator)
  • John Tovar, Manager, TMG Management
  • Jim Bateman, Manager, Owner, Real Music 
10:00 AM – 11:00 PM [Educators Forum]

Taking up the challenge of encouraging students and educators to view themselves as problem solvers, developing the skills needed to work with others to make a difference. Dr. Peter Cho, Musician, Executive Dean Delgado Community College West Bank Campus, Moderator

Presenting:

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM Broadway Musicals: the Contracts, Royalties and Economics [Legal/ CLE 1.5 cr. hr.]

Whether you are a creator, producer or investor, the Broadway Musical is the surest way to “rags or riches” This panel will discuss the many different types of music licensing deals, contracts, and practices that come into play when dealing with the four basic types of musicals.

Speakers:

  • Jeffery Brabec, Esq.,Vice President, BMG Chrysalis, Los Angeles, CA (Moderator)
  • Todd Brabec, Esq., Co-Author (w brother Jeff), Music Money and Success: the Insiders Guide to Making Money in the Music Business
  • Marc D. Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law PA, Boca Raton, FL
  • Jay Rosenthal, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Washington, DC
  • Richard W. Perna, Austin, TX

 

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM [Day’case Performances – 10 min. 2 songs max] [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Artists: TBA

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Women Holding Your Own: Sacrifices and Consequences – The Masterminds Roundtable. [MUSIC BUS.]

What does success look like? What are your triumphs and losses?
Women entrepreneurs conduct a mentoring session via stories of how they used their ideas, efforts, and brains to fore their businesses. Whom do they admire? Did they have a mentor? [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Speakers:

  • Lilli Lewis, A&R, Louisiana Red Hot Records (moderator)
  • Jan Ramsey, Publisher, OffBeat Music Magazine
  • Linda Septien, Talent Developer (Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Kacey Musgraves)
  • LaTosha Brown, Jazz Vocalist, Facilitator, and Founder of TruthSpeaks
  • Michèle Vice-Maslin, Emmy Award-Winning / #1 Hit Music Producer / Music Arranger/ Songwriter/ Music Publisher/
  • Kennetta Piper, The Birthing Point
12:00 PM DAY IV, PART 8 Recording Academy – Non Profits Filling in the Blanks for Music Communities [MUSIC BUS./Legal]
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Building Music Communities: Public Policy, Non-Profits, and Music Businesses in Partnership [Legal/Business CLE 1.25 cr. hr.]

Public/Private partnerships to build, maintain, and sustain the vital business of music in our communities.

Speakers:

  • Stephen J. Easley, Esq., Song Research & Recovery Services, LLC (Moderator)
  • Joel Robideaux: Mayor of Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Mark Falgout:Warehouse 515/Blue Moon Saloon and Founder, SOLO Songwriters Festival and Workshop
  • Brendon Anthony, Director, Texas Music Office in the Office of the Governor
12:15 PM – 12:30 PM [Day’case Performances – 10 min. 2 songs max] [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Artists: TBA

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM BOUNCE: The Creation of a NEW music Genre: The Evolution of Bounce from the Street Parades of New Orleans to the sidelines of the National Football League

The often-sampled music that can be found in songs from artists such as Yo Gotti, Cardi B and Beyonce, has its roots in New Orleans Street Parades (aka Secondlines), pea-popping and the rhythms of Professor Longhair, Eddie Bo and Earl King. This panel will host New Orleans “Bounce Royalty” and record entrepreneurs who are bringing it to the international entertainment world. ? [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Speakers:

  • Angela Woods aka Cheeky Blakk
  • Jerome Temple aka DJ Jubilee
  • Darwin Turner aka Choppa
  • John Maximillion, Owner, Power504 Radio, Maximum Productions
  • David Kunian, Curator, New Orleans Jazz Museum, Producer radio Documentaries, Radio DJ
01:15 PM 1:30 PM [Day’case Performances – 10 min. 2 songs max] [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Artists: TBA

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM The Recording Academy – Annual session – How “NEW” Indicatives will help build profit for Artists and Entrepreneurs [MUSIC BUS.]

With the increased interest in the music industry from banks and investors, the New Orleans Music Economy (NOME) Study being conducted to assess the present economics of the New Orleans music industry and creating a road map for future growth. Join us as we have stakeholders and pundits discuss this important moment in New Orleans future economy. [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Speakers:

  • Reid Wick, Recording Academy
  • Scott Fetters, Director, 2112 Incubator Chicago
  • Don Pitts, CEO, Sound Music Cities
02:00 PM – 4:00 PM Monster Sound Stage – Performance [MUSIC BUS.]
02:00 PM – 4:00 PM One on One Consultation [MUSIC BUS.]
02:30 PM 2:30 PM – The 2112 Woman Entrepreneur Award – Recipient: Jan Ramsey, Publisher, OffBeat Music Magazine

Presented by 2112Chicago Tech · Music · Film Incubator

Reception follows presentation

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August 23, 2019
09:00 AM – 10:30 AM Funding Deals and How to Successfully Finance Ventures – Advising entertainment entrepreneurs [Legal/ CLE 1.5 cr. hr.]

This panel will address various funding methods and deal points entrepreneurs can pursue when seeking financing, including traditional banking, equity investors, and crowdfunding.

Speakers:

  • Gregg Zegarelli, Esq., Zegarelli Technology & Entrepreneurial Ventures Law Group, PC, Pittsburgh, GA (Moderator)
  • Morris L Kahn, Morris L Kahn & Associates
  • Lillian Taylor, Esq., Miami, FL
  • Marc D. Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law PA, Boca Raton, FL
09:00 AM DAY III, PART 5 – Songwriting [MUSIC BUS.]

Interviews – Performances – Critiquing

09:00 AM – 9:30 AM Sound Stage – Unplugged Performance Critiquing Session [MUSIC BUS.]

Providing real-time critiquing of artist’s acoustic performance.

Performances by: TBA

09:30 AM – 10:30 AM Songwriters Talks [MUSIC BUS.]

Discussions among songwriters on inspirations, techniques, valuable tips, songwriting computer programs – Y/N. [Room: Frenchmen, 2nd Fl]

Interviewer: Barry Coffin, CEO, MusicSupervisor.com

Subjects:                  

  • Michael O’Hare (The Sheik), Songwriter
  • Henry Turner, Jr., Musician, Promoter, Baton Rouge Soul food Festival, Henry Turner, Jr.’s Listening Room
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM [Day’case Performances – 10 min. 2 songs max] ? [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Artists: TBA

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM Copyrights Changes in the Age of the Music Modernization Act [Legal/ CLE 1.5 cr. hr.]

This panel follows the impact of the MMA, the latest on the “Mechanical Licensing Collective,” and termination of copyrights.

Speakers:

  • Stephen J. Easley, Esq., Song Research & Recovery Services, LLC (Moderator)
  • Jay Rosenthal, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Washington, DC
  • Wallace Collins, Esq., New York, NY
  • Richard W. Perna, Austin, TX
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Branding your Music Internationally: the Scandinavian Market – Meet the Swedes Working with new and traditional Media to Move an Artist’s career forward [MUSIC BUS.]

Cutting Edge CE joins with “Live At Heart” one of Scandinavia’s biggest festivals and conferences, to help Cutting Edge’s attendees “discover the sensational opportunities present in the Swedish entertainment market. Hear from music executives, filmmakers, and musicians as they highlight business opportunities in Orebro, Sweden, and the entirety of Scandinavia.

[Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Speakers:

Drew Young, Owner, Good and Plenty Records (Moderator)

  • Ake Lundstrom, CEO, Live at Heart, Orebro, Sweden
  • Bossa Nikolausson, Live at Heart, Orebro, Sweden
  • ELinda, Artist, Orebro, Sweden
  • Slim Kuttar, Artist, New Orleans

 

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM [Day’case Performances – 10 min. 2 songs max] [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Artists: TBA

12:00 PM DAY III, PART 6 – Music Licensing – Booking – Talent Disruption [MUSIC BUS.]
12:00 PM – 12:35 PM Keynote Address – Josh Young, Founder, CEO of Atrium Music [MUSIC BUS.]
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Legislative Updates [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

Covering the Music Modernization Act, content distribution, and the new technologies

Speakers:

  • Jay Rosenthal, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Washington, DC
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Selecting Music for Film, Television, and Commercials [MUSIC BUS.]

The keynote speaker, Josh Young will join other professionals in discussions to learn how the process works for getting yours into commercials, movies, and TV.

Speakers:

  • Josh Young, Founder, CEO of Atrium Music
  • Barry Coffing, Producer, Owner, Music Supervisor Inc.
  • Rich Goldman, President, Riptide Music Group
  • Michèle Vice-Maslin, Emmy Award-Winning / #1 Hit Music Producer / Music Arranger/ Songwriter/ Music Publisher/ (Moderator)

 

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Litigation Updates [Legal/CLE 1.00 cr. hr.]

Latest case law – Current Trends and Hot Topics

Speakers:

  • Brian Caplan, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt, New York, NY (Moderator)
  • Robert Besser, Esq. Law Offices of Robert Besser, Los Angeles, CA
  • Peter J Strand, Esq., Partner, Mandell Menkes, Chicago, IL
01:45 PM – 2:00 PM [Day’case Performances – 10 min. 2 songs max] [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Artists: TBA

02:00 PM – 3:15 PM Women Entrepreneurs: Stories from the Frontline – How small moments and big ideas made business dreams come true. [MUSIC BUS.]

Women entrepreneurs conduct a mentoring session via stories of how they used their ideas, efforts, and brains to fore their businesses. Whom do they admire? Did they have a mentor? [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Speakers:

  • Linda Septien (Selena Gomez, Demi Lavato, Kacey Musgraves)
  • Marcia Groff, Entertainment Enterprises
  • Carmen Sunda, Director Small Business Development Center of Louisiana, Owner Louisiana Red Hot Records
  • Lilli Lewis, Musician, A&R, Louisiana Red Hot Records
  • Jesse Campo, Javi Production
02:00 PM – 4:00 Monster Sound Stage – Performance [Location: Melpomene Rm 2nd fl]
02:45 PM – 3:45 PM Legal and Business Issues in Independent Films – Financing – Tax Credits – Production – Distribution [Legal/Film CLE 1.00 cr. hr.]

This panel will provide an overview of completing and launching an independent film.

Speakers:

  • Darryl Cohen, Esq. Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA (Moderator)
  • Peter J. Dekom, Esq. Peter J Dekom, A Law Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
  • Richard “Rick” French, CEO, French/West/Vaughan, Filmmaker, Board Member, Buddy Holly Foundation
  • Christoper Szapary, Esq, Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, New Orleans, LA
03:00 PM – 3:15 PM [Day’case Performances – 10 min. 2 songs max] [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Artists: TBA

04:00 PM – 5:15 PM Music, $$ and Synch Licensing: a Brave New World [Legal/ CLE 1.25 cr. hr.]

This panel, by the authors of the best selling music business book “Music, Money and Success” (8th edition), will explain the ins and outs of what the deals look like, the short and long term money that can be made and where this area is heading in the future.

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
04:15 PM – 4:30 PM [Day’case Performances – 10 min. 2 songs max]

Artists: TBA

04:30 PM – 5:15 PM Part I: The Booking and Touring Process! – What is today’s audience looking for from artist? [MUSIC BUS.]

Agents, talent buyers, managers, and festival producers must understand what their audience is looking for and when to introduce the new artist. Join booking and touring professionals as they explain their methods and rationale for booking and representing artists.

5:15 – 6:00 PM

Part II         Talent Disruption – Performance Critiquing

Speakers:

  • Nicolaus Logan, Talent Buyer, Tipitina’s Music Club
  • John Tovar, Manager, TMG Management
  • Linda Septien, Talent Developer (Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Kacey Musgraves)
  • Martin Atkins, Entrepreneur, Music Industry Raconteur
  • Marc D. Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law PA, Boca Raton, FL (moderator)
  • Barry Coffing, Producer, Owner, Music Supervisor Inc.

 

Performances by: TBA

04:30 PM – 6:00 PM Part II: Talent Disruption –New considerations in Artists careers (Impact of 5G network) – Talent development Do’s and Don’ts – performance critiquing [MUSIC BUS.]

Hosted by Talent Developer Linda Septien (Selena Gomez, Demi Lavato, Kacey Musgraves)

Speakers:

Performances by: TBA

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August 22, 2019
00:00 DAY II, Part 2 – Be an Entrepreneur –
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Professionalism – The Ornery Adversary [Legal/ CLE 1.0 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 delays matters? How do you get the most out of your negotiation? How do you save a deal from going south?

Speakers:

  • Judith DeFraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA
  • David Dalia, Esq., New Orleans, LA
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Sound Stage – Unplugged Performance Critiquing Session [MUSIC BUS.]

Providing real-time critiquing of artist’s acoustic performance.

[Production note: Day Showcases are acoustic original music performances, handheld percussion allowed, 10 min. 2 song maximum – These “Day’cases” are organized for artists to gain direct input from industry experts, artists will be critiqued on ability as a singer/songwriter]

Performances by: TBA

 

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM The Music Entrepreneur Initiative – [MUSIC BUS.]

Moderated By: Lou Plaia, EVP, Co-Founder, ReverbNation

Session I:                            The “NEW” Music Industry Overview – Success in the music business requires both pieces of knowledge of the traditional music industry structure and a keen understanding of how music is sold today. This session of the Music Entrepreneur Initiative discusses how are innovative entrepreneurs changing the business model. How entrepreneurs can organize their income streams into an effective business strategy. Duration: 30 minutes

Lou Plaia, EVP, Co-Founder, ReverbNation

Session II                           Case Study – Operating A Recording Studio in the Modern Music Economy – The studio environment is its music ecosystem–what are the new models employed that help musicians, producers, and record labels/investors complete their projects? Recording studios can be creative training spaces for entrepreneurs. Duration: 30 Minutes

Subject: Rabadash Recording Studio

Speakers:

  •  John Autin, Co-Owner Rabadash Recording Studio
  • Dirk Billie, Co-Owner Rabadash Recording Studio, Sound Engineer and Producer
  • Tim Stanbaugh, Engineer, Rabadash Recording Studio
  • Marc Hewitt, Engineer, Rabadash Recording Studio

Session III                  Legal Advice for Music Entrepreneurs – Entertainment attorneys provide an overview of contracts, agreements, and negotiating strategies music entrepreneurs will encounter when setting up, establishing and growing their business. Duration: 45 Minutes

Speakers:

  • Wallace Collins, Esq., New York, NY
  • Marc D. Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law PA, Boca Raton, FL

 

10:15 AM – 12:15 PM Legal and Business Considerations when Advising Clients Creating and Operating Music Labels. Part I and II . [Legal/Business CLE 2.0 cr. hr.]

Part I: Covering the legal considerations in record label management and creation.

Part II: A review of label-artist, label-producer, and label distributor agreements

 Entrepreneurs and musicians are among those seeking success by signing artists or self-releasing music. This panel will cover legal issues that arise when organizing and operating an independent record label, including, the organization’s structure, income streams, and standard agreements. The panel will explore third-party organizations potential roles that can help with independent label success.

Speakers:

  • Marc D. Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law PA, Boca Raton, FL
  • Edgar “Dino” Gankendoff, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, NOLA
  • Matthew Wilson, Esq., Greater Thinking Music Group, Atlanta, GA  (Moderator)
  • Peter J Strand, Esq., Partner, Mandell Menkes, Chicago, IL
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM [Day’case Performance– 10 min. 2 songs max]

Artists TBA

12:15 PM DAY II: Part 3 – Artist Development – Women Succeeding in Music [MUSIC BUS.]
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Creative Success – What is the success value? Is it the process, the product, or the adulation of the listener? Money? [MUSIC BUS.]

This panel will consist of a combination of an artist, a producer, managers, and a record executive who will relay their experiences and views on the pathways to success for today’s women artists. Is the definition of success, another patriarchal system with false conclusions? [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Speakers:

  • Lilli Lewis, A&R, Louisiana Red Hot Records (Moderator)
  • Lillian Taylor, Esq., Of Counsel International Law Partners, LLP, Miami, FL
  • Michèle Vice-Maslin, Emmy Award-Winning / #1 Hit Music Producer / Music Arranger/ Songwriter/ Music Publisher/
  • Serabee, Songwriter
  • Amy Lott, Songwriter
01:15 PM – 1:30 [Day’case Performance– 10 min. 2 songs max]

Performing artists: TBA

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Ethics after #Me Too [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

This panel will cover rules of professional conduct within #Me Too litigation. Privacy, morals, and interpretation of conduct during the discovery process will be examined, including best practices for preservation, the collection of electronic documents and protecting client’s information.

Speakers:

  • Judith DeFraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA
  • Nadine Ramsey, Esq., New Orleans, LA
  • Magdalen Bickford, Esq. New Orleans, LA
01:30 PM – 2:45 PM A&R: Do you have what the music industry is looking for? [MUSIC BUS.]

Follow the panelists’ discussion on how they select artists and how they work with newly signed artists. The panelist will also advise artists who perform live for the panel on how they might improve their chances to get signed and distributed.

[Room: Frenchmen RM, 2nd Fl]

Speakers:

  • Lilli Lewis, A&R, Louisiana Red Hot Records
  • Carlo Ditta, Owner, Orleans Records
  • Rich Goldman, President, Riptide Music Group
  • Kim Stephens, Forward Entertainment, A&R lava records (Moderator)
  • John Tovar, Manager, TMG Management
  • Ryan Block, Independent Ear Records

 

02:00 PM – 4:00 PM Monster Sound Stage – Performance [Location: Melpomene Rm 2nd fl]
02:45 PM – 3:45 PM Damage Control: Dealing with high profile Talent – What happens when an artist, athlete or celebrity has a run in with the law? [Legal/ CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

The discussion will center on the analysis of the legal issues related to representing athletes and entertainer involved in contract negotiations when there is a crisis and representation is needed with the media and the courtroom. The panel will also cover changes in legal business issues under various collective bargaining agreements

Speakers:

  • Brian Caplan, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt, New York, NY (Moderator)
  • Mikhael Bortz, Esq, Chicago, IL
  • Darryl Cohen, Esq. Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA
  • Richard D. French, Chairman & CEO, French/West/Vaughan

Darryl Cohen, Esq. Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA

02:45 PM DAY II: Part 4 The Hit Making Process [MUSIC BUS.]
02:45 PM – 3:00 PM [Day’case Performances – 10 min. 2 songs max] [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Artists: TBA

03:15 PM – 4:30 PM The Art of Making a Great Recording or at least a good one – [MUSIC BUS.]

3:15 – 4:00 PM         

Part I – The Art of Making a Great Recording or at least a good one –

The panel will cover the Do’s and Don’ts of studio recording, mixing and mastering techniques. The panelists will discuss their methods of creating good records. Followed by Sound Stage performances where panelists will critique artists recordings or performance. [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

4:00 – 4:30        

Part II – Sound Stage – Unplugged Performance Critiquing Session

Providing real-time critiquing of artist’s acoustic performance. ? [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Speakers:

  • Scott Billington, Producer
  • Barry Coffing, Producer, Owner, Music Supervisor Inc.
  • Chopper Brady, Engineer
  • Michèle Vice-Maslin, Emmy Award-Winning / #1 Hit Music Producer / Music Arranger/ Songwriter/ Music Publisher/ (Moderator)
  • Mike Mayeaux, Engineer

 

04:00 PM – 5:15 PM Trademark: Branding – Considerations in Gaming and Cannibiz [Legal/ CLE 1.25 cr. hr.]

This panel will cover trademarks, piracy, combating counterfeit goods and strategies for proper licensing and derivatives products.

Speakers:

  • Gregg Zegarelli, Esq., Zegarelli Technology & Entrepreneurial Ventures Law Group, PC, Pittsburgh, GA (Moderator)
  • Wallace Collins, Esq., New York, NY
  • Lillian Taylor, Esq., Miami, FL
04:00 PM – 4:30 Sound Stage – Unplugged Performance Critiquing Session [MUSIC BUS.]

Providing real-time critiquing of artist’s acoustic performance.

Performances by: TBA

[Day’case Performances – 10 min. 2 songs max]  [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

04:45 PM – 6:00 PM Music Supervisor Live Pitch Session

Ever wonder how songs are picked for movies? Exactly how do they do it? participate in a “LIVE” pitch sessions with music supervisor Barry Coffing! Barry will bring film clips from current projects and Cutting Edge Composers will be able to play finished songs for possible film and TV placements. [What will you learn? You will gain insight into the Dos and Don’ts of preparing your music for submission to music supervisors.]

 

Providing real-time critiquing of artist’s acoustic performance. ? [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Presenter:

  • Barry Coffing: CEO, MusicSupervisors.com
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August 21, 2019
00:00 DAY I, Part 1 Culture – History

1:00 – 4:30 PM                 

[ROOT MUSIC GATHERING] Chitlin’ Circuit Revisited – Byrd’s Satellite Lounge, Port Allen, Louisiana [Program location: New Orleans Jazz Museum, 400 Esplanade Avenue, Performance Hall]

In conjunction with Henry Turner, Jr. Listening Room and the New Orleans Jazz Museum

 

1:00 – 1:45 PM        

Conversation with Henry Byrd II on his memories of Byrd’s Satellite Lounge, the clientele and the shows that were

 

2:00 – 3:00 PM

National Park Service Band – Music of the Chitlin’ Circuit Era

 

3:15 – 4:30 PM

Promoting shows at Byrd’s Satellite Lounge

Local Radio Disc jockeys often doubled as promoters of show that too place at the Chitlin Circuit venues. Byrd’s was particularly popular because it also had a ballroom that could hold 1,000 patrons.

Speakers

  • David Kunian, Curator, New Orleans
  • Teddy (Lloyd) Johson, DJ, Owner, Teddy’s Juke Joint, Zachary, LA
  • Solomon Kincaid, Radio DJ
  • Al Jai Wallace, DJ, Former Director of the Black Radio Programmers Association
  • Henry Turner, Jr.,Promoter, Baton Rouge Soul food Festival, Henry Turner, Jr.’s Listening Room

 

5:00 –

 Happy Hour at Julius Kimbrough’s Prime Example Jazz Club

01:00 PM – 4:30 PM [ROOT MUSIC GATHERING] Chitlin’ Circuit Revisited – Byrd’s Satellite Lounge, Port Allen, Louisiana

In conjunction with Henry Turner, Jr. Listening Room and the New Orleans Jazz Museum

1:00 – 4:30 PM                 

[ROOT MUSIC GATHERING] Chitlin’ Circuit Revisited – Byrd’s Satellite Lounge, Port Allen, Louisiana [Program location: New Orleans Jazz Museum, 400 Esplanade Avenue, Performance Hall]

In conjunction with Henry Turner, Jr. Listening Room and the New Orleans Jazz Museum

 

1:00 – 1:45 PM        

Conversation with Henry Byrd II on his memories of Byrd’s Satellite Lounge, the clientele and the shows that were

 

2:00 – 3:00 PM

National Park Service Band – Music of the Chitlin’ Circuit Era

 

3:15 – 4:30 PM

Promoting shows at Byrd’s Satellite Lounge

Local Radio Disc jockeys often doubled as promoters of shows that took place at the Chitlin Circuit venues. Byrd’s was particularly popular because it also had a ballroom that could hold 1,000 patrons.

Speakers

  • Vincent Sylvain, Owner, New Orleans Agenda
  • Teddy (Lloyd) Johson, DJ, Owner, Teddy’s Juke Joint, Zachary, LA
  • Solomon Kincaid, Radio DJ
  • Al Jai Wallace, DJ, Former Director of the Black Radio Programmers Association
  • Henry Turner, Jr., Promoter, Baton Rouge Soul food Festival, Henry Turner, Jr.’s Listening Room

5:00 –

 Happy Hour at Julius Kimbrough’s Prime Example Jazz Club

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Music Business
00:00 DAY I, Part 1 Culture – History

1:00 – 4:30 PM                 

[ROOT MUSIC GATHERING] Chitlin’ Circuit Revisited – Byrd’s Satellite Lounge, Port Allen, Louisiana [Program location: New Orleans Jazz Museum, 400 Esplanade Avenue, Performance Hall]

In conjunction with Henry Turner, Jr. Listening Room and the New Orleans Jazz Museum

 

1:00 – 1:45 PM        

Conversation with Henry Byrd II on his memories of Byrd’s Satellite Lounge, the clientele and the shows that were

 

2:00 – 3:00 PM

National Park Service Band – Music of the Chitlin’ Circuit Era

 

3:15 – 4:30 PM

Promoting shows at Byrd’s Satellite Lounge

Local Radio Disc jockeys often doubled as promoters of show that too place at the Chitlin Circuit venues. Byrd’s was particularly popular because it also had a ballroom that could hold 1,000 patrons.

Speakers

  • David Kunian, Curator, New Orleans
  • Teddy (Lloyd) Johson, DJ, Owner, Teddy’s Juke Joint, Zachary, LA
  • Solomon Kincaid, Radio DJ
  • Al Jai Wallace, DJ, Former Director of the Black Radio Programmers Association
  • Henry Turner, Jr.,Promoter, Baton Rouge Soul food Festival, Henry Turner, Jr.’s Listening Room

 

5:00 –

 Happy Hour at Julius Kimbrough’s Prime Example Jazz Club

00:00 DAY II, Part 2 – Be an Entrepreneur –
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Sound Stage – Unplugged Performance Critiquing Session [MUSIC BUS.]

Providing real-time critiquing of artist’s acoustic performance.

[Production note: Day Showcases are acoustic original music performances, handheld percussion allowed, 10 min. 2 song maximum – These “Day’cases” are organized for artists to gain direct input from industry experts, artists will be critiqued on ability as a singer/songwriter]

Performances by: TBA

 

09:00 AM DAY III, PART 5 – Songwriting [MUSIC BUS.]

Interviews – Performances – Critiquing

09:00 AM – 9:30 AM Sound Stage – Unplugged Performance Critiquing Session [MUSIC BUS.]

Providing real-time critiquing of artist’s acoustic performance.

Performances by: TBA

09:00 AM DAY IV, PART 7 Women Succeeding In Music [MUSIC BUS./Legal]
09:30 AM – 10:30 AM Songwriters Talks [MUSIC BUS.]

Discussions among songwriters on inspirations, techniques, valuable tips, songwriting computer programs – Y/N. [Room: Frenchmen, 2nd Fl]

Interviewer: Barry Coffin, CEO, MusicSupervisor.com

Subjects:                  

  • Michael O’Hare (The Sheik), Songwriter
  • Henry Turner, Jr., Musician, Promoter, Baton Rouge Soul food Festival, Henry Turner, Jr.’s Listening Room
09:30 AM – 10:45 AM Publicity and Artist Management in Action: Creating a brand for an artist or entertainment company [MUSIC BUS.]

Everyone has a role! Selecting talent, communicating, songwriting, therapist and just some of the hats management and publicity professionals shaping the future of an artist or record label brand.? [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Speakers:

  • Clinton F Billups Jr., NCOPM National President
  • Michael Dixon, SodaRock Management
  • Ryan Block, Independent Ear Records
  • Marcia Groff, Entertainment Enterprises (Moderator)
  • John Tovar, Manager, TMG Management
  • Jim Bateman, Manager, Owner, Real Music 
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM The Music Entrepreneur Initiative – [MUSIC BUS.]

Moderated By: Lou Plaia, EVP, Co-Founder, ReverbNation

Session I:                            The “NEW” Music Industry Overview – Success in the music business requires both pieces of knowledge of the traditional music industry structure and a keen understanding of how music is sold today. This session of the Music Entrepreneur Initiative discusses how are innovative entrepreneurs changing the business model. How entrepreneurs can organize their income streams into an effective business strategy. Duration: 30 minutes

Lou Plaia, EVP, Co-Founder, ReverbNation

Session II                           Case Study – Operating A Recording Studio in the Modern Music Economy – The studio environment is its music ecosystem–what are the new models employed that help musicians, producers, and record labels/investors complete their projects? Recording studios can be creative training spaces for entrepreneurs. Duration: 30 Minutes

Subject: Rabadash Recording Studio

Speakers:

  •  John Autin, Co-Owner Rabadash Recording Studio
  • Dirk Billie, Co-Owner Rabadash Recording Studio, Sound Engineer and Producer
  • Tim Stanbaugh, Engineer, Rabadash Recording Studio
  • Marc Hewitt, Engineer, Rabadash Recording Studio

Session III                  Legal Advice for Music Entrepreneurs – Entertainment attorneys provide an overview of contracts, agreements, and negotiating strategies music entrepreneurs will encounter when setting up, establishing and growing their business. Duration: 45 Minutes

Speakers:

  • Wallace Collins, Esq., New York, NY
  • Marc D. Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law PA, Boca Raton, FL

 

10:00 AM – 11:00 PM [Educators Forum]

Taking up the challenge of encouraging students and educators to view themselves as problem solvers, developing the skills needed to work with others to make a difference. Dr. Peter Cho, Musician, Executive Dean Delgado Community College West Bank Campus, Moderator

Presenting:

10:15 AM – 12:15 PM Legal and Business Considerations when Advising Clients Creating and Operating Music Labels. Part I and II . [Legal/Business CLE 2.0 cr. hr.]

Part I: Covering the legal considerations in record label management and creation.

Part II: A review of label-artist, label-producer, and label distributor agreements

 Entrepreneurs and musicians are among those seeking success by signing artists or self-releasing music. This panel will cover legal issues that arise when organizing and operating an independent record label, including, the organization’s structure, income streams, and standard agreements. The panel will explore third-party organizations potential roles that can help with independent label success.

Speakers:

  • Marc D. Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law PA, Boca Raton, FL
  • Edgar “Dino” Gankendoff, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, NOLA
  • Matthew Wilson, Esq., Greater Thinking Music Group, Atlanta, GA  (Moderator)
  • Peter J Strand, Esq., Partner, Mandell Menkes, Chicago, IL
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM [Day’case Performances – 10 min. 2 songs max] ? [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Artists: TBA

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Branding your Music Internationally: the Scandinavian Market – Meet the Swedes Working with new and traditional Media to Move an Artist’s career forward [MUSIC BUS.]

Cutting Edge CE joins with “Live At Heart” one of Scandinavia’s biggest festivals and conferences, to help Cutting Edge’s attendees “discover the sensational opportunities present in the Swedish entertainment market. Hear from music executives, filmmakers, and musicians as they highlight business opportunities in Orebro, Sweden, and the entirety of Scandinavia.

[Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Speakers:

Drew Young, Owner, Good and Plenty Records (Moderator)

  • Ake Lundstrom, CEO, Live at Heart, Orebro, Sweden
  • Bossa Nikolausson, Live at Heart, Orebro, Sweden
  • ELinda, Artist, Orebro, Sweden
  • Slim Kuttar, Artist, New Orleans

 

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM [Day’case Performances – 10 min. 2 songs max] [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Artists: TBA

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Women Holding Your Own: Sacrifices and Consequences – The Masterminds Roundtable. [MUSIC BUS.]

What does success look like? What are your triumphs and losses?
Women entrepreneurs conduct a mentoring session via stories of how they used their ideas, efforts, and brains to fore their businesses. Whom do they admire? Did they have a mentor? [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Speakers:

  • Lilli Lewis, A&R, Louisiana Red Hot Records (moderator)
  • Jan Ramsey, Publisher, OffBeat Music Magazine
  • Linda Septien, Talent Developer (Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Kacey Musgraves)
  • LaTosha Brown, Jazz Vocalist, Facilitator, and Founder of TruthSpeaks
  • Michèle Vice-Maslin, Emmy Award-Winning / #1 Hit Music Producer / Music Arranger/ Songwriter/ Music Publisher/
  • Kennetta Piper, The Birthing Point
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM [Day’case Performances – 10 min. 2 songs max] [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Artists: TBA

12:00 PM DAY III, PART 6 – Music Licensing – Booking – Talent Disruption [MUSIC BUS.]
12:00 PM – 12:35 PM Keynote Address – Josh Young, Founder, CEO of Atrium Music [MUSIC BUS.]
12:00 PM DAY IV, PART 8 Recording Academy – Non Profits Filling in the Blanks for Music Communities [MUSIC BUS./Legal]
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Building Music Communities: Public Policy, Non-Profits, and Music Businesses in Partnership [Legal/Business CLE 1.25 cr. hr.]

Public/Private partnerships to build, maintain, and sustain the vital business of music in our communities.

Speakers:

  • Stephen J. Easley, Esq., Song Research & Recovery Services, LLC (Moderator)
  • Joel Robideaux: Mayor of Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Mark Falgout:Warehouse 515/Blue Moon Saloon and Founder, SOLO Songwriters Festival and Workshop
  • Brendon Anthony, Director, Texas Music Office in the Office of the Governor
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM [Day’case Performance– 10 min. 2 songs max]

Artists TBA

12:15 PM DAY II: Part 3 – Artist Development – Women Succeeding in Music [MUSIC BUS.]
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Creative Success – What is the success value? Is it the process, the product, or the adulation of the listener? Money? [MUSIC BUS.]

This panel will consist of a combination of an artist, a producer, managers, and a record executive who will relay their experiences and views on the pathways to success for today’s women artists. Is the definition of success, another patriarchal system with false conclusions? [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Speakers:

  • Lilli Lewis, A&R, Louisiana Red Hot Records (Moderator)
  • Lillian Taylor, Esq., Of Counsel International Law Partners, LLP, Miami, FL
  • Michèle Vice-Maslin, Emmy Award-Winning / #1 Hit Music Producer / Music Arranger/ Songwriter/ Music Publisher/
  • Serabee, Songwriter
  • Amy Lott, Songwriter
12:15 PM – 12:30 PM [Day’case Performances – 10 min. 2 songs max] [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Artists: TBA

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM BOUNCE: The Creation of a NEW music Genre: The Evolution of Bounce from the Street Parades of New Orleans to the sidelines of the National Football League

The often-sampled music that can be found in songs from artists such as Yo Gotti, Cardi B and Beyonce, has its roots in New Orleans Street Parades (aka Secondlines), pea-popping and the rhythms of Professor Longhair, Eddie Bo and Earl King. This panel will host New Orleans “Bounce Royalty” and record entrepreneurs who are bringing it to the international entertainment world. ? [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Speakers:

  • Angela Woods aka Cheeky Blakk
  • Jerome Temple aka DJ Jubilee
  • Darwin Turner aka Choppa
  • John Maximillion, Owner, Power504 Radio, Maximum Productions
  • David Kunian, Curator, New Orleans Jazz Museum, Producer radio Documentaries, Radio DJ
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Selecting Music for Film, Television, and Commercials [MUSIC BUS.]

The keynote speaker, Josh Young will join other professionals in discussions to learn how the process works for getting yours into commercials, movies, and TV.

Speakers:

  • Josh Young, Founder, CEO of Atrium Music
  • Barry Coffing, Producer, Owner, Music Supervisor Inc.
  • Rich Goldman, President, Riptide Music Group
  • Michèle Vice-Maslin, Emmy Award-Winning / #1 Hit Music Producer / Music Arranger/ Songwriter/ Music Publisher/ (Moderator)

 

01:00 PM – 4:30 PM [ROOT MUSIC GATHERING] Chitlin’ Circuit Revisited – Byrd’s Satellite Lounge, Port Allen, Louisiana

In conjunction with Henry Turner, Jr. Listening Room and the New Orleans Jazz Museum

1:00 – 4:30 PM                 

[ROOT MUSIC GATHERING] Chitlin’ Circuit Revisited – Byrd’s Satellite Lounge, Port Allen, Louisiana [Program location: New Orleans Jazz Museum, 400 Esplanade Avenue, Performance Hall]

In conjunction with Henry Turner, Jr. Listening Room and the New Orleans Jazz Museum

 

1:00 – 1:45 PM        

Conversation with Henry Byrd II on his memories of Byrd’s Satellite Lounge, the clientele and the shows that were

 

2:00 – 3:00 PM

National Park Service Band – Music of the Chitlin’ Circuit Era

 

3:15 – 4:30 PM

Promoting shows at Byrd’s Satellite Lounge

Local Radio Disc jockeys often doubled as promoters of shows that took place at the Chitlin Circuit venues. Byrd’s was particularly popular because it also had a ballroom that could hold 1,000 patrons.

Speakers

  • Vincent Sylvain, Owner, New Orleans Agenda
  • Teddy (Lloyd) Johson, DJ, Owner, Teddy’s Juke Joint, Zachary, LA
  • Solomon Kincaid, Radio DJ
  • Al Jai Wallace, DJ, Former Director of the Black Radio Programmers Association
  • Henry Turner, Jr., Promoter, Baton Rouge Soul food Festival, Henry Turner, Jr.’s Listening Room

5:00 –

 Happy Hour at Julius Kimbrough’s Prime Example Jazz Club

01:15 PM – 1:30 [Day’case Performance– 10 min. 2 songs max]

Performing artists: TBA

01:15 PM 1:30 PM [Day’case Performances – 10 min. 2 songs max] [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Artists: TBA

01:30 PM – 2:45 PM A&R: Do you have what the music industry is looking for? [MUSIC BUS.]

Follow the panelists’ discussion on how they select artists and how they work with newly signed artists. The panelist will also advise artists who perform live for the panel on how they might improve their chances to get signed and distributed.

[Room: Frenchmen RM, 2nd Fl]

Speakers:

  • Lilli Lewis, A&R, Louisiana Red Hot Records
  • Carlo Ditta, Owner, Orleans Records
  • Rich Goldman, President, Riptide Music Group
  • Kim Stephens, Forward Entertainment, A&R lava records (Moderator)
  • John Tovar, Manager, TMG Management
  • Ryan Block, Independent Ear Records

 

01:30 PM – 2:30 PM The Recording Academy – Annual session – How “NEW” Indicatives will help build profit for Artists and Entrepreneurs [MUSIC BUS.]

With the increased interest in the music industry from banks and investors, the New Orleans Music Economy (NOME) Study being conducted to assess the present economics of the New Orleans music industry and creating a road map for future growth. Join us as we have stakeholders and pundits discuss this important moment in New Orleans future economy. [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Speakers:

  • Reid Wick, Recording Academy
  • Scott Fetters, Director, 2112 Incubator Chicago
  • Don Pitts, CEO, Sound Music Cities
01:45 PM – 2:00 PM [Day’case Performances – 10 min. 2 songs max] [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Artists: TBA

02:00 PM – 3:15 PM Women Entrepreneurs: Stories from the Frontline – How small moments and big ideas made business dreams come true. [MUSIC BUS.]

Women entrepreneurs conduct a mentoring session via stories of how they used their ideas, efforts, and brains to fore their businesses. Whom do they admire? Did they have a mentor? [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Speakers:

  • Linda Septien (Selena Gomez, Demi Lavato, Kacey Musgraves)
  • Marcia Groff, Entertainment Enterprises
  • Carmen Sunda, Director Small Business Development Center of Louisiana, Owner Louisiana Red Hot Records
  • Lilli Lewis, Musician, A&R, Louisiana Red Hot Records
  • Jesse Campo, Javi Production
02:00 PM – 4:00 PM Monster Sound Stage – Performance [MUSIC BUS.]
02:00 PM – 4:00 PM One on One Consultation [MUSIC BUS.]
02:00 PM – 4:00 PM Monster Sound Stage – Performance [Location: Melpomene Rm 2nd fl]
02:00 PM – 4:00 Monster Sound Stage – Performance [Location: Melpomene Rm 2nd fl]
02:30 PM 2:30 PM – The 2112 Woman Entrepreneur Award – Recipient: Jan Ramsey, Publisher, OffBeat Music Magazine

Presented by 2112Chicago Tech · Music · Film Incubator

Reception follows presentation

02:45 PM DAY II: Part 4 The Hit Making Process [MUSIC BUS.]
02:45 PM – 3:00 PM [Day’case Performances – 10 min. 2 songs max] [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Artists: TBA

03:00 PM – 3:15 PM [Day’case Performances – 10 min. 2 songs max] [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Artists: TBA

03:15 PM – 4:30 PM The Art of Making a Great Recording or at least a good one – [MUSIC BUS.]

3:15 – 4:00 PM         

Part I – The Art of Making a Great Recording or at least a good one –

The panel will cover the Do’s and Don’ts of studio recording, mixing and mastering techniques. The panelists will discuss their methods of creating good records. Followed by Sound Stage performances where panelists will critique artists recordings or performance. [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

4:00 – 4:30        

Part II – Sound Stage – Unplugged Performance Critiquing Session

Providing real-time critiquing of artist’s acoustic performance. ? [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Speakers:

  • Scott Billington, Producer
  • Barry Coffing, Producer, Owner, Music Supervisor Inc.
  • Chopper Brady, Engineer
  • Michèle Vice-Maslin, Emmy Award-Winning / #1 Hit Music Producer / Music Arranger/ Songwriter/ Music Publisher/ (Moderator)
  • Mike Mayeaux, Engineer

 

04:00 PM – 4:30 Sound Stage – Unplugged Performance Critiquing Session [MUSIC BUS.]

Providing real-time critiquing of artist’s acoustic performance.

Performances by: TBA

[Day’case Performances – 10 min. 2 songs max]  [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

04:15 PM – 4:30 PM [Day’case Performances – 10 min. 2 songs max]

Artists: TBA

04:30 PM – 5:15 PM Part I: The Booking and Touring Process! – What is today’s audience looking for from artist? [MUSIC BUS.]

Agents, talent buyers, managers, and festival producers must understand what their audience is looking for and when to introduce the new artist. Join booking and touring professionals as they explain their methods and rationale for booking and representing artists.

5:15 – 6:00 PM

Part II         Talent Disruption – Performance Critiquing

Speakers:

  • Nicolaus Logan, Talent Buyer, Tipitina’s Music Club
  • John Tovar, Manager, TMG Management
  • Linda Septien, Talent Developer (Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Kacey Musgraves)
  • Martin Atkins, Entrepreneur, Music Industry Raconteur
  • Marc D. Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law PA, Boca Raton, FL (moderator)
  • Barry Coffing, Producer, Owner, Music Supervisor Inc.

 

Performances by: TBA

04:30 PM – 6:00 PM Part II: Talent Disruption –New considerations in Artists careers (Impact of 5G network) – Talent development Do’s and Don’ts – performance critiquing [MUSIC BUS.]

Hosted by Talent Developer Linda Septien (Selena Gomez, Demi Lavato, Kacey Musgraves)

Speakers:

Performances by: TBA

04:45 PM – 6:00 PM Music Supervisor Live Pitch Session

Ever wonder how songs are picked for movies? Exactly how do they do it? participate in a “LIVE” pitch sessions with music supervisor Barry Coffing! Barry will bring film clips from current projects and Cutting Edge Composers will be able to play finished songs for possible film and TV placements. [What will you learn? You will gain insight into the Dos and Don’ts of preparing your music for submission to music supervisors.]

 

Providing real-time critiquing of artist’s acoustic performance. ? [Location: Frenchmen Rm, 2nd Fl]

Presenter:

  • Barry Coffing: CEO, MusicSupervisors.com
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CLE
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Professionalism – The Ornery Adversary [Legal/ CLE 1.0 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 delays matters? How do you get the most out of your negotiation? How do you save a deal from going south?

Speakers:

  • Judith DeFraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA
  • David Dalia, Esq., New Orleans, LA
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Legal Practice Management: Do’s and Don’s of Building a Successful Entertainment Law Practice [Legal/ CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

New Orleans has become a hub for music, film and TV industries, but what does that mean for an attorney and their independent music and filmmaking clients. This panel will walk you through the process of maintaining communication with clients, client funds management, making sure the filmmaker/client engagement letters are correct. Additionally, it will review user-generated content rights and procedures with filmmaker clients establishing a disbursement system for staff fees payment review intellectual property agreements, tax credit financing incentives, and distribution.

Speakers:

  • David Dalia, Esq., New Orleans, LA (Moderator)
  • Vernon W. Thomas, Esq. Law Offices of Vernon P. Thomas, New Orleans, LA
09:00 AM – 10:30 AM Funding Deals and How to Successfully Finance Ventures – Advising entertainment entrepreneurs [Legal/ CLE 1.5 cr. hr.]

This panel will address various funding methods and deal points entrepreneurs can pursue when seeking financing, including traditional banking, equity investors, and crowdfunding.

Speakers:

  • Gregg Zegarelli, Esq., Zegarelli Technology & Entrepreneurial Ventures Law Group, PC, Pittsburgh, GA (Moderator)
  • Morris L Kahn, Morris L Kahn & Associates
  • Lillian Taylor, Esq., Miami, FL
  • Marc D. Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law PA, Boca Raton, FL
09:00 AM DAY IV, PART 7 Women Succeeding In Music [MUSIC BUS./Legal]
10:15 AM – 12:15 PM Legal and Business Considerations when Advising Clients Creating and Operating Music Labels. Part I and II . [Legal/Business CLE 2.0 cr. hr.]

Part I: Covering the legal considerations in record label management and creation.

Part II: A review of label-artist, label-producer, and label distributor agreements

 Entrepreneurs and musicians are among those seeking success by signing artists or self-releasing music. This panel will cover legal issues that arise when organizing and operating an independent record label, including, the organization’s structure, income streams, and standard agreements. The panel will explore third-party organizations potential roles that can help with independent label success.

Speakers:

  • Marc D. Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law PA, Boca Raton, FL
  • Edgar “Dino” Gankendoff, Esq., Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, NOLA
  • Matthew Wilson, Esq., Greater Thinking Music Group, Atlanta, GA  (Moderator)
  • Peter J Strand, Esq., Partner, Mandell Menkes, Chicago, IL
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM Broadway Musicals: the Contracts, Royalties and Economics [Legal/ CLE 1.5 cr. hr.]

Whether you are a creator, producer or investor, the Broadway Musical is the surest way to “rags or riches” This panel will discuss the many different types of music licensing deals, contracts, and practices that come into play when dealing with the four basic types of musicals.

Speakers:

  • Jeffery Brabec, Esq.,Vice President, BMG Chrysalis, Los Angeles, CA (Moderator)
  • Todd Brabec, Esq., Co-Author (w brother Jeff), Music Money and Success: the Insiders Guide to Making Money in the Music Business
  • Marc D. Stollman, Esq., Stollman Law PA, Boca Raton, FL
  • Jay Rosenthal, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Washington, DC
  • Richard W. Perna, Austin, TX

 

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM Copyrights Changes in the Age of the Music Modernization Act [Legal/ CLE 1.5 cr. hr.]

This panel follows the impact of the MMA, the latest on the “Mechanical Licensing Collective,” and termination of copyrights.

Speakers:

  • Stephen J. Easley, Esq., Song Research & Recovery Services, LLC (Moderator)
  • Jay Rosenthal, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Washington, DC
  • Wallace Collins, Esq., New York, NY
  • Richard W. Perna, Austin, TX
12:00 PM DAY IV, PART 8 Recording Academy – Non Profits Filling in the Blanks for Music Communities [MUSIC BUS./Legal]
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Building Music Communities: Public Policy, Non-Profits, and Music Businesses in Partnership [Legal/Business CLE 1.25 cr. hr.]

Public/Private partnerships to build, maintain, and sustain the vital business of music in our communities.

Speakers:

  • Stephen J. Easley, Esq., Song Research & Recovery Services, LLC (Moderator)
  • Joel Robideaux: Mayor of Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Mark Falgout:Warehouse 515/Blue Moon Saloon and Founder, SOLO Songwriters Festival and Workshop
  • Brendon Anthony, Director, Texas Music Office in the Office of the Governor
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Legislative Updates [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

Covering the Music Modernization Act, content distribution, and the new technologies

Speakers:

  • Jay Rosenthal, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Washington, DC
01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Litigation Updates [Legal/CLE 1.00 cr. hr.]

Latest case law – Current Trends and Hot Topics

Speakers:

  • Brian Caplan, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt, New York, NY (Moderator)
  • Robert Besser, Esq. Law Offices of Robert Besser, Los Angeles, CA
  • Peter J Strand, Esq., Partner, Mandell Menkes, Chicago, IL
01:30 PM – 2:30 PM Ethics after #Me Too [Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

This panel will cover rules of professional conduct within #Me Too litigation. Privacy, morals, and interpretation of conduct during the discovery process will be examined, including best practices for preservation, the collection of electronic documents and protecting client’s information.

Speakers:

  • Judith DeFraites, Esq., New Orleans, LA
  • Nadine Ramsey, Esq., New Orleans, LA
  • Magdalen Bickford, Esq. New Orleans, LA
02:45 PM – 3:45 PM Damage Control: Dealing with high profile Talent – What happens when an artist, athlete or celebrity has a run in with the law? [Legal/ CLE 1.0 cr. hr.]

The discussion will center on the analysis of the legal issues related to representing athletes and entertainer involved in contract negotiations when there is a crisis and representation is needed with the media and the courtroom. The panel will also cover changes in legal business issues under various collective bargaining agreements

Speakers:

  • Brian Caplan, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt, New York, NY (Moderator)
  • Mikhael Bortz, Esq, Chicago, IL
  • Darryl Cohen, Esq. Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA
  • Richard D. French, Chairman & CEO, French/West/Vaughan

Darryl Cohen, Esq. Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA

02:45 PM – 3:45 PM Legal and Business Issues in Independent Films – Financing – Tax Credits – Production – Distribution [Legal/Film CLE 1.00 cr. hr.]

This panel will provide an overview of completing and launching an independent film.

Speakers:

  • Darryl Cohen, Esq. Cohen, Cooper Estep & Allen, Atlanta, GA (Moderator)
  • Peter J. Dekom, Esq. Peter J Dekom, A Law Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
  • Richard “Rick” French, CEO, French/West/Vaughan, Filmmaker, Board Member, Buddy Holly Foundation
  • Christoper Szapary, Esq, Provosty & Gankendoff, LLC, New Orleans, LA
04:00 PM – 5:15 PM Trademark: Branding – Considerations in Gaming and Cannibiz [Legal/ CLE 1.25 cr. hr.]

This panel will cover trademarks, piracy, combating counterfeit goods and strategies for proper licensing and derivatives products.

Speakers:

  • Gregg Zegarelli, Esq., Zegarelli Technology & Entrepreneurial Ventures Law Group, PC, Pittsburgh, GA (Moderator)
  • Wallace Collins, Esq., New York, NY
  • Lillian Taylor, Esq., Miami, FL
04:00 PM – 5:15 PM Music, $$ and Synch Licensing: a Brave New World [Legal/ CLE 1.25 cr. hr.]

This panel, by the authors of the best selling music business book “Music, Money and Success” (8th edition), will explain the ins and outs of what the deals look like, the short and long term money that can be made and where this area is heading in the future.

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
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