Watch the Sync Up conference live - streaming in real-time video and audio at WWOZ.org, starting at 10 a.m. CST every day of the conference.
The Sync Up Conference, put on by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and held during Jazz Fest at NOMA in City Park, is New Orleans’ top forum for entertainment industry leaders, covering music, film and digital media from the perspective of independent artists. Sync Up is free but requires registration.
On tap today, Friday April 26:
9:00 a.m. - Registration Opens
10:00 a.m. - Panel Discussion
Scene Setters: People Making a Difference
A growing group of local entrepreneurs are making cool things happen in music and digital media. Here's a roundup.
Tag That File! Getting Paid for Online Content
In an era of digital distribution of music (and all art), getting paid depends on properly attributing your content. That means making sure your metadata has complete credits for all performers and copyright owners - otherwise the agencies that collect and distribute royalties won't know which performers and rights holders to pay. Two of the most significant pioneers of online music break down what this means for independent artists.
11:50 a.m. - Panel Discussion
Music Publishing in the Spotify Era
It's long been said that in the music business, publishing is where the money is. But these days - with traditional record sales losing ground to online services like YouTube, Pandora and Spotify - what does that mean for songwriters? We cover the latest in sync licenses, public performance, mechanical royalties and ad-click revenue.