The 20th Annual Cutting Edge CE in New Orleans | Sept. 26th-30th, 2012

170 bands selected for NewWorks Showcase at 20th Annual Cutting Edge music business conference in New Orleans

ORLEANS – The 20th Annual Cutting Edge CE (formerly Music Business
Conference) announces the list of selected artists for NewWorks
Showcases at its annual conference held in New Orleans at the Historic
Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Avenue in the heart of New Orleans’
Downtown Development District from September 26 -30, 2012.

will include NewWorks Showcases by new and emerging artists seeking
exposure to record executives, booking agents, managers and the media.
From Larry g(EE) of Dallas, whose sound has been described as modern
twist on Motown; to New Orleans’ latest rap sensation 3D NaTee who has
received accolades for her substance-filled storytelling; to Austin’s
Hot Rails To Hell heavy breed of seventies hard rock, punk, and early
heavy metal; New York’s Jerrra Blues who has been described as a cross
between Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse, and Lauryn Hill; and the silky jazz
vocals of New Orleans’ Stephanie Jordan; the 2012 Cutting Edge CE has
something for all music genres.

In addition to day time exposure,
showcases are arranged in the evening at area venues including Gallier
Hall, Jazz Live at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Ogden Museum, Circle Bar,
Howlin Wolf, Irvin Mayfield I Club, Mike’s on The Avenue, Twist Cocktail
Bar, and others.

Musical acts selected to appear in these showcases
are: (Acoustic) – Simone Durand Trio, Odenville AL; Cleburne
Workmaster, Atlanta GA; (Alternative) – Deering and Down, Memphis TN;
The New, Miami FL; Girls on Film, Tallahassee FL; (Americana) – The
Boogie King All-Stars, Baton Rouge LA; Ann Armstrong & Steve Hughes,
Dallas TX; Gravy Flavored Kisses, New Orleans LA; Lynn Drury, New
Orleans LA; Copper Box, Oshkosh WI; Brandon Taylor & The Tenants,
Oxford MS; Unpainted Souls, Tampa FL; Anna Johnson, Nashville TN;
(Blues) – Muskett Brothers Blues Show, Milroy IN; Boukou Groove, Miramar
Beach FL; Nicole Boggs, Nashville TN; Gary Applegate, Seymour IN;
Wailin Wolves Band, Thomasville GA; Donna Hopkin Band, Tucker GA; Misty
Blues, Williamstown MA; J. B. Lyn & Crossroads; (Brass) – Gerald
French and the Deja vu Brass Band, New Orleans LA;

– Dee Brown and Breakthrough, Albuquerque NM; Caleb Berg Band, Baton
Rouge LA; Erskin Anavitarte, Ferris TX; Chris Bolton, Inglewood CA; The
Soul Consolators, Magnolia MS; Collage, New Orleans La; Gospel Soul
Children, New Orleans LA; Tyrone Foster and Arc Singers, New Orleans LA;
Zack Landrum and Phaze, New Orleans LA; Joanna Endsley, Tyler TX;
(Classical Jazz) – Music Alive Ensemble, New Orleans LA; (Comedian) –
Andy Dawson, Jamaica Plain MA; Jonah Bascle, New Orleans LA; (Conscious
MC) – Truth Universal, New Orleans LA; (Country) – Sam Watkins and Fate
Train, Austin TX; Brinn Black, Nashville TN; Marthia Sides, Nashville
TN; Tesa James, Sulphur LA; (Dance Hall) – Eson Austin TX; (Folk) –
Carmin Wong, Los Angeles CA; DJ Chris Couture, Miami FL; DJ B.I.G.
WiLLiE, Valrico FL; (Electronica) – Lenny Green, New Orleans LA; (Folk) –
All Good Things, Milwaukee WI; Rayo Brothers, Lafayette LA; La Famille
Band/Cajun Brothers Duo, Prairieville LA; Lisa Sanders, San Marcos CA;
(Funk) – Damion Neville, New Orleans LA; The Caesar Brothers Funk Box,
New Orleans LA;

(Hip-Hop) – Jack Preston and The Dojo
Collective, Atlanta GA; Jam-All Productions, New Orleans LA; T-Zank,
Angola IN; Doc Deuce Rap, Austin TX; Shurlock, Birmingham AL; Exqwizite
Boynton, Beach FL; Gifted Da Flamethrowa, Houston TX; Novacaine, Houston
TX; Mo Blak, Lafayette LA; Big Shane, Lake Charles LA; Kuntry Noiz,
Lexington KY; Deedub, Long Beach CA; Weapons of Mass DeFunktion, Madison
WI; Pyr Kyd, New Orleans LA; Raw Revolution (R.A.W.R.E.V.), New Orleans
LA; Rugged N Raw, New York NY; Theolodge, Orlando FL; Woo Child, Saint
Louis MO; (Indie) – No Grave Like the Sea Brooklyn NY; The Green Demons
New Orleans LA;

(Jazz) – Stephanie Jordan, New Orleans LA, Anais
St. John, New Orleans LA; Rob Walker, Caldwell ID; Level 10 Band,
Clearwater FL; Daddy B, New Orleans LA; Marlon Jordan, New Orleans LA;
Mycah Chevalier, Silver Spring MD; Burns Mills, Ensemble; (Metal) – Crux
of the Dawn, Lafayette LA; Jason and the Kreugers, Lafayette LA;
Phycomertry, Lafayette LA; Fed of Me, McAllen TX; 4Mag Nitrous, New
Orleans LA; (Mix Bag) – NOWIM (N.O. Women in Music) New Orleans LA;
Mary-Kathryn, Brentwood TN; Al Beauti, New Orleans LA; Truth Universal
New Orleans LA; (Pop) – Kevin Rowe, Atlanta GA; Lindsay Mendez, Slidell
LA; (R&B/Soul) – Myz B, Austin TX; Royal, Hammond LA; iris P, New
Orleans LA; Quinten Corvette, New Orleans LA; TAH – Thomas, Hyde New
Orleans LA; Tanya Boutte, New Orleans LA; NA!RA, Atlanta GA; Clif St.
Laurent, Baton Rouge LA; Sugafunk, Baton Rouge LA; Ingrid Gerdes, Boston
MA; Sonnyboy, Brooklyn NY; Larry g(EE), Dallas TX; Felice Guimont, New
Orleans LA; Kyndra Joi, New Orleans LA; Nik West, Phoenix AZ; Dominoe
Ch’Yea, Saint Paul MN; Serafia Austin TX;

(Rap) – 3D NaTee, New
Orleans LA; Tiffany Fox, Atlanta GA; Chill Will, Atlanta GA; S. J. Lacy,
Hammond LA; (Rock) – Jredd, Austin TX; Bronco, New Orleans LA ; Smoke
Dizzle, New Orleans LA; The Show, New Orleans LA; Drastik, Austin TX;
Hot Rails to Hell, Austin TX; Smokin Toads, Austin TX; Prestor John,
Bastrop LA; Evan Goodrow Band, Boston MA; Small Room 9, Hattiesburg MS;
James Popik/Ten Foot Tall Band, Hopewell NJ; Sheridan Road, Mandeville
LA; Dyslexic Postcards, Miami FL; Dear Darling, Miami Beach FL; Wayside,
Monroe LA; Blackfoot Gypsies, Nashville TN; Blackfoot Gypsies,
Nashville TN; DiNOLA, New Orleans LA; Egg Yolk Jubilee, New Orleans LA;
Firebug, New Orleans LA; Liquid Peace Revolution, New Orleans LA; Split
Lips, New Orleans LA; The Breton Sound, New Orleans LA; The Consortium
of Genius, New Orleans LA; The Parishioners, New Orleans LA; The
Tributaries, New Orleans LA; Andy Macintyre, Pflugerville TX; Leah Marr,
Plano TX; Mr. Bella Tampa FL; (Rock & Roll) – The Forthrights, New
Orleans LA; (Roots) – Henry Turner, Baton Rouge LA;

Songwriter) – KaylaMarie Thompson, Ankeny IA; Debra Rider, Atlantic
Beach FL; Saul Paul, Austin TX; Jerrra Blues Band, Brooklyn NY; Samora
Sweet, Chicago IL; Matt Johnson, Colleyville TX; Sweet Life, Columbia
PA; Frank Hurd, Elon NC; Amanda Mcdowell, Farmerville LA; Ta’Marah Esi,
Garland TX; To’nya Dylette, Hampton GA; Tyler Matl, Hendersonville TN;
Remaria, Houston TX; Patrick Joseph, Los Angeles CA; Renee Ruth,
Lynchburg VA; Mike Sullivan, Manhattan Beach CA; B T Sharpe, Memphis TN;
EnVee, Miami FL; Ashleigh Ashton, New Lenox IL; Carlo Ditta, New
Orleans LA; Jesse Brooks, New Orleans LA; Eric Dash, New York NY; Sacha,
Oshawa ON; ..just us here, Piermont NY; Aaron & Amanda Konzelman,
Rosharon TX; Katie McMinn, Salt Lake City UT; Nicole Bowman, Sanford FL;
Eliel Lyn, Taylor MI; Eliza Kelley, Woodstock GA; (Spoken Words) –
Andre Neff, New Orleans LA; John Sinclair, New Orleans LA; (Urban Folk) –
Erin Ivey, Austin TX; (World Music) – Africa Brass, New Orleans LA;
Morella & The Wheels Of If, New Orleans LA; and Kora Konnection, New
Orleans LA. Festival lineup will be announced at a later date.

Edge CE brings together music industry personnel from across the
country; including representatives from ASCAP, BMI, ReverbNation, Music
Connection, eOne Music, and many others. For the second year, the
conference will also include the “NOLA Downtown Music & Arts
Festival” which will be held in Lafayette Square as part of its
scheduled activities on that Friday and Saturday. This year’s festival
includes a new feature; the Cruisin’ New Orleans Specialty Car Show; a
celebration of antique, classic and hot rod vehicles showcased in the
heart of New Orleans’ Downtown Development District combined for a
weekend of fun, music, food, and hot cars:

• NOLA Downtown Music & Arts Festival
• Cruisin’ New Orleans Specialty Car Show
• Mardi Gras in September Second Line Romp
• Cutting Edge Film Rodeo featuring new music performed to Tarzan of the Apes
• Entertainment Industry Business Opportunity Expo
• Energy/Green efficient lifestyle products demonstration
• Popular musical acts from national and local artists

in 1993 as a conference dedicated to educating musicians and music
professionals about the latest trends in the music industry, it has
evolved into entertainment workshops covering Cutting Edge Business
Sessions, Cutting Edge Entertainment Law Seminar, and Cutting Edge Film
Workshop. The seminar topics include new trends and hot topics in music,
film and interactive contracts including; Publishing, Copyrights and
Trademark Update and other visual medias (TV, Video games, Internet,
Advertising, etc.).

Vans Warped Tours’ Kevin Lyman and Michael Koch
of Entertainment One US will serve as keynote speakers. Mr. Lyman is
best known as the producer and creator of the hugely successful Vans
Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music and extreme sports
festival in the world while Koch’s eOne Music is the largest independent
record company in the United States. Experts from around the country
fill out a roster of some of the best minds in the entertainment
industry for the other workshops; including the return of the National
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ (NATAS) Chairman Darryl B.
Cohen as a speaker for one of its continuing legal education sessions.
NATAS is the entity which produces the Primetime Emmy Awards.

For additional information on the conference, please visit

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