New Orleans funk heavyweights Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes share the secrets of their success.
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. Read more at: http://www.wwltv.com/news/NO-Council-considers-increasing-minimum-age-to-enter-a-bar-140518743.html
The Faculty from the Loyola College of Music and Fine Arts Music Industry Studies Department discusses why they're so excited about the upcoming year. The Entrepreneurial Units also take some time to present their planned activities for the year. John Rankin announces he will be receiving a lifetime achievement award from OffBeat Magazine.
Music Industry forum hosts producer/engineer Dana Nielsen, as well as his wife, singer/songwriter Charissa Nielsen.
Music Industry Forum sits down with a former Bolivian-teen-idol, Bhob Rainey. Topics include high school music programs, improvisation, computer programming, and a brief history of DJ Skrew.