Live Event Broadcasts

Video only: Sync Up 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 1:00pm

Jazz & Heritage Center

1225 N. Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
Status: 
Active

Upcoming Shows

The 10th annual Sync Up conference is coming April 28 to May 6. This unique conference brings together leaders in music, film and digital media for educational and networking sessions during Jazz Fest. Events include Sync Up Music April 28-29 and May 5 which will be streamed live at wwoz.org/livevideo.

With panel discussions, interviews, screenings and social events, Sync Up approaches the entertainment business from the perspective of the independent artist. All events take place at the George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart St.). 

Highlights of Sync Up Music 2017:
• A keynote interview with Derek Vincent Smith, aka the electronic music megastar Pretty Lights
• “Case study” discussions with two New Orleans groups who broke big in 2017: The Revivalists and Tank & the Bangas
• Panels on women at the helm of major event production, a clear-eyed look at the cost of making indie records and licensing music to nontraditional film outlets
• An “entrepreneur focus” on O.G. Blake Owens, who masterfully cross-promotes his businesses in hip-hop and night bike touring 

For the complete schedule of panels, keynotes and screenings, please visit www.syncupconference.com.

 

SYNC UP 2017
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, April 28 SYNC UP MUSIC
10a Panel Discussion
How Much Should You Spend on Your Indie Record?
The promise of digital technology was that we’d all be making albums in our bedrooms on our laptops for free, right? Some artists – especially in hip-hop – are able to do just that, and convincingly. But many others are spending anywhere from $1,500 to $30,000, and sometimes more, to make a professionally produced record in a proper studio. How much should you plan to spend? We talk to four record makers with wildly divergent approaches.
Brian Seeger, jazz musician
Nesby Phips, rap artist
Lefty Parker, rock artist
Chris Finney, record producer/engineer

11a Case Study
The Revivalists
Since forming in New Orleans 10 years ago, The Revivalists have built a career the old-fashioned way: one fan at a time, thanks to blistering live performances. Without much fanfare, they’ve steadily built an audience to the point where they’re main attractions at many of the biggest festivals in the country – getting billing higher than bands that have been around twice as long. What did they learn along the way? We talk to key members to find out. 
David Shaw, lead singer
Zack Feinberg, guitar
Andrew Campanelli, drums
Dave Melerine, tour manager

11:40a Entrepreneur Spotlight
O.G. Blake Owens, hip-hop artist and co-founder Bike Rite/Get Up N Ride
A polished G-funk rapper with several solid releases to his name, O.G. Blake Owens had a straight job at a music club and was promoting shows on the side to spotlight his friends. Then he had a vision – a brightly lit one – of friends on multi-colored bicycles taking over the night streets. His Get Up N Ride rolling parties have become a massive phenomenon – changing the bicycle culture of New Orleans – and a profitable sideline that he cross-promotes with his music. 

12:15p Panel Discussion
Meet the Festival Buyers
You’ve got a new act on the scene and you want to get beyond nightclubs. What’s next? Festivals. But it’s too hard – and too expensive – to make big road trips. So you need to break into the festivals in your hometown. We introduce you to some of the key talent buyers at the bigger festivals in the New Orleans market, so you can hear what it takes to score a gig. You’re welcome.
Don Kelly, Voodoo Music & Art Festival
Reeves Price, Buku Music Festival
Jared Zeller, Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival
Greg Schatz, French Quarter Festival
Cleveland Spears, Fried Chicken Festival

Saturday, April 29 SYNC UP MUSIC
10a  Panel Discussion
Planning your release strategy: Distribution, Publicity and Gigs
Should you make physical product or go strictly digital? Should you hire a publicist? Or a radio promoter? What outlets mean the most to your audience? What gigs are not only attainable but also make strategic sense?
AF THE NAYSAYER, rapper
Josh Hefner, drummer and business manager, The Royal Teeth
Marc Broussard, singer/songwriter

11a  Panel Discussion
Getting Your Music Into Non-Traditional Film/Video Projects
Licensing a track to a major motion picture or TV production requires access to a very insular circle of the “music supervisors” who recommend tunes to directors and producers. Is there a way into the world of “sync” licensing that bypasses the big players? Web TV, upstart video games and indie films are great ways to get a foot in the door.
Josh Rabinowitz, The Grey Group
Sarah Bromberg, music supervisor
Darcy McKinnon, New Orleans Video Access Center

12p Keynote Interview
Pretty Lights
A skateboarder turned punk rocker from Colorado, Derek Vincent Smith went on to become the famous DJ/producer who Rick Rubin called “the face and voice of the new American electronic music scene.” But even if electronic music is his thing, he never lost the taste for real musicians improvising onstage. So it’s not entirely surprising that one of the biggest concert draws on the tour circuit now calls New Orleans home. We hear his thoughts on how young artists can break through in today’s music business.
Moderator: Sam D’Arcangelo, OffBeat magazine

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Jazz Fest 2017

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Inside the Gospel Tent at Jazz Fest 2016
Inside the Gospel Tent at Jazz Fest 2016 [Photo by Carrie Booher]
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:00am to Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

Fair Grounds Race Course

1751 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70119
Status: 
Active

Upcoming Shows

WWOZ will again be at the Fairgrounds every day of the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, bringing you the sounds of the fest from various stages.

Here's our live broadcast plan. It's subject to change, pretty much right up to air time. We'll also be adding more acts, once we obtain artist releases.

Friday, April 28

11:15a - NOON Jazz Tent
David L. Harris

12:25 - 1:20p Jazz Tent
John Mahoney Big Band

1:40 - 2:35p Blues Tent
Joe Krown Trio featuring Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Russell Batiste, Jr.

4:25 - 5:40p Jazz Tent
The Joey Alexander Trio


Saturday, April 29

11:10 - 11:50a Blues Tent
Brother Tyrone & the Mindbenders

1:10 - 2:20p Blues Tent
Kenny Neal and the Baton Rouge Blues Revue

2:40 - 3:50p Jazz Tent
The Pedrito Martinez Group

4:15 - 5:35p Jazz Tent
The Jazz Epistles featuring Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya and Hugh Masekela


Sunday, April 30

12:15 - 1:10p Jazz Tent
Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson Quartet

1:20 - 2:15p Blues Tent
Lil’ Buck Sinegal Blues Band with special guest Barbara Lynn

2:40 - 3:30p Blues Tent
Luther Kent & Trickbag

4:00 - 5:00p Jazz Tent
John Boutté


Thurday, May 4

12:30 - 1:20p Jazz Tent
Quiana Lynell and the Lush Life Band

2:55 - 3:45p Economy Hall Tent
Charlie Gabriel & Friends

4:25 - 5:30p Jazz Tent
Torkestra: The Great American Songbook featuring Germaine Bazzle, Kermit Ruffins, Clint Johnson and more

5:50 - 6:45p Economy Hall Tent
Doyle Cooper Jazz Band


Friday, May 5

4:10 - 5:10p Blues Tent
William Bell

5:40 - 7:00p Blues Tent
Rhiannon Giddens


Saturday, May 6

12:15 - 1:00p Blues Tent
Glen David Andrews Band

2:35 - 3:35p Blues Tent
A Tribute to Buckwheat Zydeco featuring Nathan Williams, C.J. Chenier, Corey Ledet and the Ils Sont Partis Band

4:05 - 5:10p Jazz Tent
Kenny Baron Trio

5:40 - 7:00p Jazz Tent
SFJAZZ Collective Plays the Music of Miles Davis


Sunday, May 7

11:15 - 11:45a Blues Tent
Daymé Arocena of Cuba

2:40 - 3:40p Jazz Tent
Jamison Ross

3:45 - 4:55p Blues Tent
Tab Benoit

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Video only: Sync Up Conference 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Jazz & Heritage Center

1225 N. Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
Status: 
Active

Upcoming Shows

The 10th annual Sync Up conference is coming April 28 to May 6. This unique conference brings together leaders in music, film and digital media for educational and networking sessions during Jazz Fest. Events include Sync Up Music April 28-29 and May 5 which will be streamed live at wwoz.org/livevideo.

With panel discussions, interviews, screenings and social events, Sync Up approaches the entertainment business from the perspective of the independent artist. All events take place at the George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart St.). 

Highlights of Sync Up Music 2017:
• A keynote interview with Derek Vincent Smith, aka the electronic music megastar Pretty Lights
• “Case study” discussions with two New Orleans groups who broke big in 2017: The Revivalists and Tank & the Bangas
• Panels on women at the helm of major event production, a clear-eyed look at the cost of making indie records and licensing music to nontraditional film outlets
• An “entrepreneur focus” on O.G. Blake Owens, who masterfully cross-promotes his businesses in hip-hop and night bike touring 

For the complete schedule of panels, keynotes and screenings, please visit www.syncupconference.com.

 

Friday, May 5 SYNC UP MUSIC
10a Panel Discussion
Women Running the Show: Female event producers, tour managers and sound engineers
It’s a man’s world? Don’t tell that to these strong ladies, who run the show for some of the biggest acts and largest events. Making it to the top of the game is never easy, but it takes a special kind of grit to bust through the glass ceiling in the concert business.
Sami Slovy, tour manager for Neko Case, production coordinator for Buku Festival
Christine McBride,  event producer, The Solomon Group
Alex Diaz, front of house engineer, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Addie Olsen, festival director, Buku Festival
Sharita Cenac, event producer, Sharita’s World
Alison Fensterstock, moderator

11a Panel Discussion
Oh No You Didn’t – Use My Song Without Permission
Yes, copyright infringement is still a thing. Major corporations, political campaigns and media outlets continue to use copyrighted music without obtaining the necessary permissions – or paying for them. We’ll show you real-world examples of how infringers operate. And we’ll show you the consequences of failing to make sure your copyrights are up to date.
Brent McCrossen, CEO and co-founder, AudioSocket
Tim Kappel, attorney

12p Case Study
Tank & the Bangas
From coffee houses and poetry slams to music festivals and National Public Radio:  it’s taken a few years for Tank & the Bangas to develop an audience for their unique blend of rock and performance art. But now that this very nontraditional New Orleans band is the winner of a nationwide video contest on NPR, we ask, “What’s their key to success?” (Hint: “C” stands for “confidence.”)
Tarriona “Tank” Ball, lead singer and poet
Joshua Johnson, drummer and musical director
Albert Allenback, saxophone
Tavia Osbey, manager

Wednesdays in the Square: PJ Morton + Andrew Duhon

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Andrew Duhon.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Lafayette Square

602 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Status: 
Active

Upcoming Shows

WWOZ is planning a live broadcast from YLC's Wednesday's in the Square on May 10, featuring PJ Morton + Andrew Duhon.
 

Wednesdays in the Square: Mia Borders + Sweet Crude

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Mia Borders
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Lafayette Square

602 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Status: 
Active

Upcoming Shows

WWOZ is planning a live broadcast from YLC's Wednesday's in the Square on May 24, featuring Mia Borders + Sweet Crude.

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