The Memphis Chapter is a co-sponsor the Louisiana Music Prize, which is a two-part event that features a professional development workshop called the Louisiana Music Prize U (Oct. 3) and Louisiana Music Prize band competition (Oct. 4). The Louisiana Music Prize is in its seventh year and is an off-shoot of the highly successful Louisiana Film Prize.
Music Prize U consists of panel discussions and networking opportunities. The first panel, “Show Me the Money” will take you through the steps of how to make significant money with your band or business so you can keep your passion going. The second panel “Everyone Wants to be Famous” focuses on how to promote yourself and get your work in front of the right people. The panels will be followed by “Guru-go-round,” a one on one speed dating-type industry consultation opportunity and the evening will end with “The Listening Party” is designed to get your music heard by music industry professionals.
Participating music industry professionals include: Chris Trovero (Danger Bird Records), Heather Boyd (Music Licensing, Sync Licensing agent), Chris Riemenschieder (music journalist, Star Tribune), Jeff Gage (music journalist, Rolling Stone), Chris Finney (GRAMMY winning engineer & producer), Reid Wick (Recording Academy), Mark Davis (music attorney).