by Ken Korman
Presented by New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC), the annual Sync Up Music and Sync Up Cinema conferences begin on Friday, April 28 and run through Friday, May 5. The conferences offer panel discussions, workshops, screenings and networking events designed to help independent artists navigate the entertainment industries. This year's program highlights include panel discussions "How Much Should You Spend on Your Indie Record?" and "Oh No You Didn’t — Use My Song Without Permission." Film screenings include Nos Amis, an HBO documentary about Eagles of Death Metal's return to the Bataclan concert hall a year after the terrorist attacks in Paris.
Admission to the conferences is free and open to the public but registration is required and available here. More information including the full schedule of events is here. All events take place at the The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart Street).