After the crowd goes home, after they pack their gear and instruments, when their van rolls through the night and the smell of smoke still lingers on their clothes, the bottom line remains. The business of music never sleeps.
Artist royalties, mechanical royalties, revenue streams and recording contracts occupy the minds and sleepless nights of managers and artists the country over as they head to their next gig.
You could fill a college course with everything an artist needs to know. Trust us, they have.
Human beings love doing things in groups. It starts off with fun birthday parties when we're kids, and goes all the way to desperate attempts to have fun at conferences — which is why so many of them come to New Orleans.
While folks are here at a conference, Teddy Nathan's company, Crescent City Connections, rounds them up and puts them to work volunteering for local non-profits.
Louisiana exports grew by 9.3 percent to $32.1 billion during the first half of the year. That's according to figures from the World Trade Center of New Orleans.
The export growth — fueled by agriculture and oil and gas goods — enabled Louisiana to remain in sixth place among all of the states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. Louisiana accounted for 3.6 percent of the $804 billion in total U.S. exports through midyear.
The State Palace Theater, a piece of New Orleans history, may finally receive a long overdue facelift. Developer Gregor Fox recently announced the purchase of the Canal Street relic for $3.5 million.
The State Palace, built in 1926, was flooded during Hurricane Katrina and fully shut down in 2007. Plans to convert the theater into a museum and concert venue pre-Katrina never happened. Now, Fox says he hopes to complete a partial renovation of the 3,000-seat theater's exterior and adjoining retail space within two years.
The New Orleans City Council voted in July to rewrite the law regarding short-term rentals. But a lot remains to be decided about what that law should look like.
One of the biggest arguments against unlicensed vacation rentals typified by Airbnb is that they pose an unfair advantage because they’re not subject to the same permitting and taxation requirements as traditional bed and breakfasts.
Benteler Steel/Tube project director Patrick Guillaume and human resources manager Rhonda Simmons discuss the future of Benteler's first U.S. steel/tube plant that is slated to be in operation by Aug. 2015.
Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 1:54 pm
Benteler Steel/Tube will hold a job fair Saturday, Aug. 9, for its steel tube manufacturing facility under construction at the Port of Caddo-Bossier. The $975 million complex will ultimately employ about 675 people. Human resources manager Rhonda Simmons says this event is geared toward blue collar, hourly jobs, but there are some salaried positions that the company aims to fill.
New airport terminal is expected to create 13,000 construction jobs.
Community groups are pushing the City of New Orleans to make sure local workers get their share of the jobs expected from a half-billion-dollar airport project. Up to 13,000 construction jobs could be created from building a new terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Self-styled "Emperor of the Universe" entertainer Ernie K-Doe used to say that besides New Orleans being the birthplace of jazz, he was pretty sure everything came from New Orleans. When you tell people that grocery giant Whole Foods started here in New Orleans — on Esplanade Avenue — you generally get the same response you'd expect k-Doe would have gotten with his wild claim.