The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and the New Orleans Business Alliance will host a Sync Up workshop on Wednesday, September 18 to help local musicians earn more money for their art. It starts at 5:30 p..m. at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart Street). Admission is free.
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.
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. CLICK HERE TO RSVP!
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 the nuances of registering music for licensing or use.
•Sarah Bromberg, music supervisor, Bonfire Collective (music supervision for NBC’s Smash, Pitch Perfect 2 and commercials for Walmart, Subaru, Budweiser and more)
•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).