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Ban Brass Bands On Frenchmen?

On Monday night of this week, the New Orleans Police Department forcibly subdued and arrested “Little Eugene,” a mentally-challenged young brass band member, after being contacted by the owner of […]

Folk Alliance Conference Presents Opportunities For Local Musicians in 2020.

The Folk Alliance International (FAI) Conference is set in New Orleans in January 2020.

It Should Still Be a Music Circle

It’s been a bad week: first Leah Chase, then Dr. John, then Spencer Bohren. Mrs. Chase had a beautiful send-off, and I am hoping that we can do the same […]

Reinstate the Amusement Tax?

Once again, New Orleans is talking about reinstating the onerous Amusement TaxL: killing the goose that laid the golden egg.

Women in Music

Women in music in New Orleans are few and far between.

Music Industry Education Key To NOLA Music Business

Music business education is key to the success or and establishment of a thriving music industry in New Orleans.

Jazz Fest’s 50 Years of Family Ties

As of Thursday, we’ll be embarking on a journey into the second 50 years of the Jazz Fest’s centennial year…God willing. It started as a foray by the city into […]

Are Festival Headliners A Thing of The Past?

With the chaos caused by the cancellation of the Stones (Mick’s heart) and then Fleetwood Mac (Stevie’s flu), the Jazz Fest rounded up Widespread Panic, a great band, but one […]

Heart Derailed By A Heart

How will the Jazz Fest (booked by Festival Productions New Orleans—FPI) replace the Rolling Stones, now that they’ve cancelled their performance due to Mick Jagger’s heart condition? Huge question. I […]

What Does A New Orleans Music Industry Actually Mean? Guest Editorial

Is New Orleans ready for a music industry in the “Nashville” sense? Producer, A&R Director, musician and Loyola University Music Indsutry instructor Scott Billington gives his perspective.