This week the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation kicks off its sixth annual free conference. The Sync Up event brings entertainment industry experts to New Orleans as a way to help local artists get a grip on business trends. This Friday and Saturday morning - April 26 and 27 - and next Friday and Saturday morning - May 3 and 4 - Sync Up has free panel discussions at the New Orleans Museum of Art, from 9am to 12:30 pm. Registration is recommended, at www.syncupconference.com.
WWNO General Manager Paul Maassen talked with Scott Aiges of The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation about the conference.
Among the highlights: a session on putting together a successful tour as a live musician, funding projects through existing fans, and a panel with NPR Music's Anya Grundmann.