Workshop: How to Get More New Orleans Music to Hollywood

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Business Alliance and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation announced in a press release the third jointly-hosted Sync Up workshop to help local musicians earn more money for their art. This time the event focuses on Hollywood.

“Every day, we see the film trucks and set crews as evidence of the resurgent film and television industry in New Orleans,” said Quentin L. Messer, Jr., president and CEO of the New Orleans Business Alliance. “We want to equip talented local musicians with the tools to protect and profit from their artistry, so they get their scores and music into productions that are filmed here and elsewhere. Royalties are the stepping stones to wealth creation for musicians and ultimately, we want local artists to have multiple revenue streams beyond performance income.”

  • Sync Up Workshop: Make Your Music the Next Hollywood Soundtrack
  • Wednesday, September 18, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, 1225 N. Rampart Street
  • Free Admission. Register here.

Presenters will teach local artists how to clear samples for use, register copyrighted music, and how to get their works into film, commercials and TV productions.

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“In the changing music economy, having your work licensed for use in films and TV productions has become increasingly important. This Sync Up workshop is designed to help our local musicians and composers learn how to pursue these amazing opportunities,” said Don Marshall, executive director of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

The workshop features a discussion with John Boutté, local jazz icon, whose “Treme Song” became the theme for the acclaimed HBO series Treme.

In addition, film, music and law experts will discuss registering music for licensing or use. Panelists include:

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  • Sarah Bromberg, music supervisor, Bonfire Collective (music supervision for NBC’s Smash, Pitch Perfect 2 and commercials for Walmart, Subaru, Budweiser and more)
  • Erica Falls, artist (lead singing role of the award-winning Lee Daniels film The Butler, currently touring with funk band Galactic)
  • Dino Gankendorff, entertainment attorney, Provosty & Gankendorff (clients include Chuck D, Cupid, Mavis Staples, Rebirth Brass Band and Trombone Shorty among others)
  • Kyle Lamy, music and location supervisor, NCIS New Orleans
  • Reid Wick, senior director & project manager, The Recording Academy (GRAMMYS).

Attendees can sign up for free assistance sessions with The ELLA Project, a nonprofit that uses volunteer lawyers to help artists protect their copyrights. The attorneys will help musicians and songwriters organize their catalogs, and take the necessary steps to register copyrights.

The first 50 artists who register, attend the Sync Up, sign up and complete an ELLA Project assistance session will earn a grant from the New Orleans Business Alliance to substantially offset the fees for copyright registration.

Sponsors include: Louisiana Economic Development and The ELLA Project.

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