The 2019 Sync Up Conference

December 4, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The Jazz & Heritage Center
1225 N. Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
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For the past 10 years the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation has presented the Sync Up conference – a business development initiative for the music industry – during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. Since 2018, Sync Up has become a year-round music industry workshop series. In monthly workshops, Sync-Up presents industry professionals in sharp discussions aimed to educate and inspire. Sync Up workshops are appropriate for students, emerging talents, and established artists.

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center, 1225 N. Rampart Street. Admission is free.

All events are streamed live via WWOZ, both on their web site and their Facebook page. Videos are archived for on-demand viewing.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019; 5:30 p.m.
Featured Guest: Michelle Thomas
Panelists: Donna Santiago, Ami Spishock, Nicole Robinson, Trina Shoemaker

Women Changing Music highlights the accomplishments and experiences of women in the music industry while also shedding light on career paths outside of performance. It starts at 5:30 p..m. at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart Street). Admission is free but attendees should RSVP using this online form, available here.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019; 5:30 p.m.
Featured Guest: John Boutté
Panelists: Sarah Bromberg, Dino Gankendorff, Kyle Lamy, & Reid Wick


Presenters will teach local artists how to clear samples for use, register copyrighted music, and how to get their works into film, commercials and TV productions. 

The workshop features a discussion with John Boutté, local jazz icon, whose “Treme Song” became the theme for the acclaimed HBO series Treme. In addition, film, music and law experts will discuss the nuances of registering music for licensing or use.

For the list of topics from the Spring 2018 Sync Up series, see here or our archive section below.

The Sync Up Music and Sync Up Cinema entertainment industry workshops are programs of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the nonprofit that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other raised funds, for year-round programs in education, economic development and cultural enrichment. For more on what we do, please see

The Sync Up Conference Festival Archive:
2020's Conference Details
2020's Conference Details
2019's Conference Details
2018's Conference Details
2017's Conference Details
2016's Conference Details
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.