Ella In the News

The Ella Project on Net Neutrality

It’s easy to be cynical about what’s happening with our Federal government in Washington, DC. Between the antagonism, gridlock and overall messiness of Congress, we sometimes lose sight of positive developments that make a difference for our cultural community.

One of those developments took place this week, and Senator John Kennedy was in the middle of it…. READ MORE


The Ella Project on WRBH’s Public Affairs with Lyn Koppel, September 13th, 2017

Mayoral candidates to weigh in on future of New Orleans music

Gambit Forum

“Mayoral candidates Michael Bagneris, LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet will participate in a forum discussing the future of New Orleans musicians — and whether they’ll have a voice in City Hall — in a city that fears risking their loss as it changes.

The forum — presented by The Ella Project, OffBeat Media and The Recording Academy — is 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11 at the Carver Theatre (2101 Orleans Ave.)

Ella Project wins the Musician Resource Award at the 2016 Best of the Beat Awards.”


 Ella Brings Legal Advice to Co-Op Members

Ella Tips Article

“People know they can come here… they love Mark Fowler, (New Orleans Co-op Manager) he’s a hub in the community, and the co-op has the resources that complement the services. It’s like a trifecta, people come in for legal advice, then they need business advice and see Gene, then technical advice and Mark is right there. So we send them out the door with a better understanding of many different topics related to their craft.”

Ella Project Relocates to Frenchmen St, from OffBeat, November 10, 2016

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“I started reading OffBeat thirty years ago in the Newman High School Library,” says Project Co-Founder Gene Meneray. “To be here on Frenchmen, surrounded by these great artists and steadfast champions of Louisiana culture, is perfect for Ella.” Read more...

The More you NOLA: Ella Project, by Mary Cross. October 5, 2016


Musicians and artists are the backbone of New Orleans’ culture and the ELLA Project is helping to bolster these creative spirits as they play a key role in preserving the character of the Crescent City…. read more

Want To Use My Suit? Then Throw Me Something, by Campbell Robertson, 03/23/2010


“It’s not the old way of doing things, but the old way of doing things was conducive to exploitation,” said Ashlye M. Keaton, a lawyer who represents Indians in her private practice and also works with them through two pro bono legal programs… read more