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. Building from an introductory “basics” class that covers the essentials of what a copyright is, what rights are included, and how revenue can be generated from copyrights, the advanced series will dive deeper into the complex world of record labels, publishing companies, and online streaming. The series will also include information on the legal and business issues that artists will face while navigating the changing music industry as an independent entity. Organized by Ella Project volunteers and local entertainment attorneys Max Hass and Bri Whetstone and supported with funding from the Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans, The Intensive features presentations from industry professionals, small discussion, and networking opportunities with others involved in the music industry.
Participants can subscribe to the entire series.
Just interested in one workshop? Scroll down the schedule and find your ticket link for individual events.
All workshops are on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon, and are held on the Second floor of Gulf Coast Bank, 3200 Magazine St in New Orleans.
Tuesday, March 12th Copyright & Contract Basics What is a copyright, what rights are included, how artists can use contracts to protect important copyright rights. FREE, but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, March 19 Publishing Musical compositions and “publishing” rights & revenue streams; working with publishing companies. $20 or part of season pass. To register, please click here.
Tuesday, March 26th Masters Sound recordings and “master” rights & revenue streams; working with record labels. $20 or part of season pass. To register, please click here.
Tuesday, April 2nd Performing Rights Organizations (PROs) and Online Streaming
What do ASCAP and BMI do for artists? We also break down all of the different types of royalties related to online streaming. $20 or part of season pass. To register, please click here.
Tuesday, April 9th Putting it all together with Contracts: The Paperwork Side of records. We walk through all of the contracts and other paperwork essential for an independent recording project. $20 or part of season pass. To register, please click here.
Tuesday, April 16th. Running Your Band / Music Project Like a Business LLCs and band agreements, trademarks, marketing, and discussing managers and booking agents. $20 or part of season pass. 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.) $20 or part of season pass. 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!