The Music Business Intensive series is a 7-week program designed to educate musicians on the essential topics that form the foundation of the modern music industry, in order to empower artists to control their own work and make smart decisions to grow their careers.

All workshops are on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon, and (EXCEPT APRIL 2nd) are held on the Second floor of Gulf Coast Bank, 3200 Magazine St in New Orleans.


Tuesday, April 16th. Running Your Band / Music Project Like a Business LLCs and band agreements, trademarks, marketing, and discussing managers and booking agents. 

Topics to be covered include:
– LLCs, Corporations
– Band Agreements
– Trademarks & Using a Band Name
– Booking/Management
– Marketing – with advice from Lou Hill of Water Seed
– Plus your questions!

$20. To register, please click here. 

Tuesday, April 23rd. Releasing, Pitching, and Monetizing Your Music Planning and timing the release, pitching to labels and publishers, finding ways to monetize independently (licensing, fundraising, etc.) 

With guest speakers Erin Frankenheimer of TuneCore and Reid Martin of MidCitizen (manager for Big Freedia, Tank & the Bangas, Sweet Crude, Maggie Koerner, and others).

Topics to be covered include:
– How to package your music for distribution
– Working with Digital Distributors
– Marketing and Promoting Your Release for Big Impact — Playing the PR game
– Pitching record labels and publishers
– Getting your music into Film and TV
– Plus your questions!

$20. To register, please click here. 

This workshop is supported with funding from the Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans. Special thanks to Gulf  Coast Bank to hosting!