During Jazzfest 2012, The Sync Up Conference, a free entertainment industry conference, will be taking place in New Orleans. There are panel discussions involving everything in the arts from film to music. It’s a killer opportunity to meet some big name’s and create last connections. Some speakers that will be in attendance include: Tim Westergren (founder of Pandora), Mack Maine (president of Young Money Entertainment), Daniel Glass (founder of Glassnote Records), Jeffrey Merrihue (founder of MOFILM), Ralph Simon (one of the founders of the modern mobile entertainment industry), Ted Kurland (founder of Ted Kurland Associates), and Tony van Veen (head of Disc Makers). Admission is free, but seats are limited. It’s a quick and easy sign up process. Press the link below to find out more and sign up for this incredible opportunity. I know I sure did!
The New Orleans city council president Jackie Clarkson has recently proposed an ordinance that will not allow anyone under the age of 21 to enter a bar. If this ordinance is passed, not only will local venues suffer, many of which are also bars, but so will the young local musicians in the city of New Orleans. With a booming music scene funneling out of the colleges in New Orleans, it will make it harder for them to book shows and bring in crowds. Venues will also be hurt by this new ordinance because half of their business will be depleted. If you are interested in learning more or getting your voice heard on the matter, there will be a public hearing on Thursday March 1st in the city council chambers.
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Four Loyola University student acts perform in this special performance ‘perforum.’ Performers include Taz, Zach Lund, Lacey Rose and City Lark.
Billy O’Connell interviews Howe Gelb about his long and successful career as an independent musician.
John Paul interviews Jon Mueller, a musician and web community leader who helps people make a living from being a creative person. Mueller has performed throughout the world and collaborated with many musicians in the art music genre. His website that helps foster creativity is rhythmplex.com.
The College of Music and Fine Arts faculty Chamber Orchestra performs.
Renowned Jazz clarinetist Bill Smith performs at Loyola University.
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Andrew Tomasulo talks to Loyola University New Orleans students about his art and how it’s possible to create revenue through creativity