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Cutting Edge Music Business Panel Sessions

Featuring successful music professionals who address “hot” topics and “new” trends–everything from getting your music in films, to booking, touring, publicity and promotions.


Cutting Edge CLE Entertainment Law Seminar

Founded in 1993, Cutting Edge Entertainment Law Seminar examines the latest in Entertainment Law, including litigation trends, publishing, current contractual agreement safeguards as well as film contracts and digital agreements. Staffed by some of today’s best practicing entertainment attorneys.


Film & Interactive

The Cutting Edge Film and Interactive Media Workshops show independent filmmakers on how to finance films and garner distribution deals. Those interested can apply to have their film screened in the Cutting Edge Film Series.


NewWorks Artist Showcase

Bring on the Bands! Play for the professionals. A band’s best publicity is performance. In addition, these artists get an opportunity to attend panels and network at the conference.


NOLA Downtown Festival

The Music Business Institute (MBI) introduces the NOLA DOWNTOWN music and arts festival presented with the Cutting Edge: CE. Taking place in the Central Business District and the Warehouse Arts District the festival celebrates the revival of Downtown New Orleans.


Roots Music Gathering

The roots of New Orleans music are the Cutting Edge, even when the backbeat is a half beat behind. The Roots Music Gathering is about the world communities that like New Orleans produce music as a part of their cultural expression.


Southern Electronic Music Conference (SEMC)

Instruction · Demonstrations · Masterclasses · Performance

The Southern Electronic Music Conference (SEMC) joins the Cutting Edge CE Conferences and Events for their second installment. Originating in Lafayette, LA, the Southern Electronic Music Conference is a confab representing all users of electronic mediums in Music and Entertainment. The SEMC thrives to enhance the electronic music community’s awareness of music industry opportunities and how to access these opportunities. As part of the many opportunities identified during the SEMC panel sessions comes the recognition of how the multiple electronic platforms available to engineers, beatmakers, DJs and EDM producers work to create a segment of the music industry where the equipment is the instrument. Sessions by Studio Engineers, Producers, Beat & EDM Producers, DJs, and Promoters.

Join us at the Southern Electronic Music Conference, August 19 – 22, as part of the 28th Cutting Edge CE Conferences and Events. Who should attend: Producers, Engineers, BeatMakers, DJs, EDM Producers, Studio owners, equipment representatives, and those who want to learn more about the electronic music scene.


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Join us at the 32nd Cutting Edge Conference | AUGUST 21 - 24, 2024