Achieving success in the music industry means that artists, musicians, composers, and songwriters need to keep apprised of ground that is constantly shifting under their feet. 

The Ella Project, which provides pro bono legal assistance and business services to the New Orleans cultural community, is spearheading a seven-week series of music business workshops called Crescendo, along with the New Orleans Jazz Museum and Offbeat Media. And check this out–the first session is free! If you’re in or around the NOLA area, take advantage of it!

Additional workshops are $20 each, or participants can buy a season pass for a flat rate of $100. Lead presenters for Crescendo are musician and music business professional Lou Hill and attorney Brianna Whetstone.

Some of the great topics that will be covered include:

  • October 5: Copyright and Contracts for Musicians
  • October 12: Publishing and Publishing Revenue Streams
  • October 19: Working with Labels, Master Recordings and Record Deals
  • October 26: Streaming Royalties and Performing Rights Organizations
  • November 2: Music Contracts, Band Agreements, and Trademarks
  • November 9: Running your Band Like a Business
  • November 16: Releasing, Pitching, and Monetizing Your Music

You can find out more info about the workshops here.

Crescendo is presented with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of New Orleans Office of Culture Economy, the Arts, Entertainment, and Sports Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association, and the annual supporters of The Ella Project.