The Sync Up Conference

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Sync Up Music: April 22 & 23 and April 29 & 30; Sync Up Cinema: April 25-27
Time: Sync Up Music: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day; Sync Up Cinema: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. each day.
The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center
1225 N. Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
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Welcome to the ninth annual Sync Up conference – the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s entertainment industry gathering during Jazz Fest.

Details of the 2016 Sync Up are still coming together. But don’t wait to register – it’s free. Seating is limited so advance registration is required. Register online here and keep up to date with all the latest news. 

If you missed last year’s conference, you can check out the full roster of topics and speakers (for 2015 and every year before that) at our archive site here. And you can watch the videos of last year’s panels at our YouTube channel here.

Sync Up brings together professionals from the music, film and digital media industries for panel discussions, networking sessions, film screenings and more.

Sync Up Music takes place on the mornings of the Friday and Saturday of both Jazz Fest weekends – this year, the dates are April 22/23 and April 29/30. We focus on how independent musicians can advance their careers in the digital age – touring, distributing their recordings and building a fan base.

Sync Up Cinema takes place on the Monday-Wednesday between Jazz Fest weekends – this year, April 25-27. Parties, panels and screenings make it a great showcase for the Louisiana independent film community.

Please stay tuned for more details – panel topics, presenters and showcasing films all will be announced soon.

Please see our Facebook and Twitter feeds for additional news and interesting tidbits.

And check out the 2016 Jazz Fest lineup here.

What they're saying about Sync Up:

"Sync Up’s reputation has continued to grow within the music industry, providing practical and valuable information to musicians with advice from music supervisors from hit TV shows to legendary musicians."
- Forbes

“Discussions at Sync Up have informed economic development policies in the state of Louisiana.”
- Philip Mann, Director of Live Performance and Music Industry Development, Louisiana Economic Development

“This conference rocks!”
- PJ Bloom, music supervisor, “Glee”

“Sync Up is one of the best music business conferences going. They consistently book talented speakers and host engaging panel discussions... Business gets done at this conference and it has been a boon to our company."
- Brent McCrossen, CEO, Audiosocket

"As someone who is involved in a great deal of panel and moderating engagements internationally, I have found Sync Up to be a special and meaningful part of my speaking schedule. Not only does it revolve around an elite music festival, but the organizers, attendees and audience are true music folk from one of the greatest music cities in the world,  I haven't missed a Sync Up yet."
- Josh Rabinowitz, SVP/Director of Music, Grey Worldwide Advertising

"It's official: Sync Up bests SXSW. Everything you need to know about industry in the mornings with lots of time for Jazz Fest in the afternoons."
- Carrie Williamson, Carrie Williamson Marketing

The Sync Up Conference Festival Archive:
2015's Conference Details
2014's Conference Details
2013's Conference Details
2012's Conference Details
2011's Conference Details
2010's Conference Details
2009's Conference Details
2008's Conference Details

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Sync Up gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors:

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.