Cutting-Edge Entertainment Law Seminar Announces Lineup


30and State-of-the-art CE conferences and events

July 7 – 9, 2022

InterContinental New Orleans Hotel and Historic Carver Theater

Music Business and Creative Industries Sessions

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Virtual Coffee at Pete’s Pub Sessions

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Roots Music Gathering – Oral History Interviews [MUS. BUSINESS]

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Performances

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Location: Frenchmen RM #1

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. New production tips, tricks and secrets [MUS. BUSINESS]

Recording in a commercial studio, home studio or LIVE requires knowledge of the tools of the trade for engineers and producers. This panel will discuss the equipment, techniques and planning needed to avoid common mistakes.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Commercial Music Law: Recording Contracts Explained – Important clauses and selling points in recording affect outcomes for artists and record labels. [MUS. BUSINESS]

12:30 – 1:45 The A&R Process in the Digital Age, Part I: How to Get Discovered and Stay Relevant

A&R representatives, record label owners, managers and publicists will explain the A&R process from their role in an artist’s career. [MUS. BUSINESS]

2:00 – 3:15 p.m. Performance Review – Why artists fail on stage

Sometimes it’s anxiety; other times it’s training, management or sabotage – artist development guru Linda Septien will lead a panel of artists, managers and publicists as they explore proper stage training, relations with the public and the management of rejection. [MUS. BUSINESS]

3:30 p.m. – Let’s Write a Song, Part I: For Film/TV – Veteran songwriter and producer Michele Vice-Maslin leads the first of three sessions on essential considerations when crafting a song for a sync license or not. She will join Synch Assassin, producer, music supervisor Barry Coffing and music supervisor artist Jessi Campo [MUS. BUSINESS]

Virtual Coffee at Pete’s Pub Sessions

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Virtual South American Speed ​​Meeting with Maxiliano de la Fuente of GrooveList

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Interviews (to be determined)

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Technical demonstration (TBA)

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Musical performance (to be determined)

8:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Artists Showcase (venues across New Orleans)

Friday, July 8, 2022

Location(s): French RM #1, French RM #3

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Songwriting with Michele Vice-Maslin Part II: Your Song

Veteran songwriter, producer Michele Vice-Maslin led the second of three sessions on essential considerations when crafting a song for a sync license or not. [MUS. BUSINESS]

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Visions of the future of the music industry

Where will the music business be in five years? What are the “Hot Topics” and “Current Trends” to pay attention to in this chaotic business environment? [MUS. BUSINESS]

11:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Keynote speaker

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. You’re in the studio to finish your new album: what should your record company, manager and marketing team do to prepare for your release?

Multitasking is the hallmark of the music industry; marketing and distribution channels should reflect all aspects of production. Vision and its logistics! [MUS. BUSINESS]

1:10 – 1:30 p.m. AFM SAG-AFTRA Presentation – Raising Your Money Worldwide [MUS. BUSINESS]

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Developing writers and artists in today’s marketplace [Mus. Bus./Legal/CLE 1.0 cr. hrs.] French RM #3

1:40 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Monetize your music and earn money without intermediaries [MUS. BUSINESS/Tech]

Learn how to get value from your music and eliminate the middleman’s fees and waits.

2:30 – 3:45 The A&R process in the digital age, part II: 5 things to do to draw attention to A&R [MUS. BUSINESS]

A&R representatives, managers and publicists discuss how to:

  1. Build your brand
  2. Build your fan base
  3. Network and build relationships
  4. Get discovered on music discovery websites
  5. Apply marketing strategies

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. TBD

6:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Artist Showcases (Venues across New Orleans)

@ Historic Carver Theater

Lifetime Achievement and Music Influencer Awards

7:30 p.m. – Music Influencer Award

20:00 Life Achievement Award

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Location: Frenchmen RM #1

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Educators Roundtable [MUS. BUSINESS]

Where are educators and institutions today in terms of better equipping performing artists and entrepreneurs?

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Essential visuals that establish your brand [MUS. BUSINESS]

Those in the music industry often overlook proper imagery; this panel will make that clear.

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Managers, publicists, booking agents, venue operators on their role in the music ecosystem [MUS. BUSINESS]

This panel will allow the public to better understand how a professional team works with an artist.

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Songwriting with Michèle Vice-Maslin, Part III [MUS. BUSINESS]

Veteran songwriter, producer Michele Vice-Maslin led the third of three sessions on essential considerations when crafting a song for a sync license or not.

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Main Room, 2n/a Living room FL

Workshop for Music and Creative Industries Entrepreneurs


In partnership with the New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund

Musicians and creative entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend

Presented by:

Treme Arts Center Cutting Edge CE Conferences and Events NOLA Downtown Music and Arts Carver Theater Creative Entrepreneurs Project

Live and Virtual @ Cutting Edge’s #REDUX Virtual Project (check the schedule for LIVE presentations)

Presentations – Demonstrations – Interviews

  • Music – Artist Performances, Interviews, Recording Contact Negotiation Information, Your Music in Film/TV, Virtual Speed ​​Meeting
  • Fashion – Fashion discussion, interviews, demonstrations, beauty advice, product sales
  • Tech – Music Tech, Esports, Gear Demo, Podcast
  • Film – Featured Short Films
  • book signing

5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Artist presentation show


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