The Music Business Institute (MBI) introduces the nola DOWNTOWN music and arts festival presented with the Cutting Edge: CE. Taking place in the Central Business District and the Warehouse Arts District the festival celebrates the revival of Downtown New Orleans.Not since the 1800's has New Orleans Downtown have such a mix of commercial, residential and art. From the Ogden Museum, WWII Museum, Saenger Theater, and the Contemporary Arts Center, to the new development of the Hospital Districts, re-opening of the Hyatt Regency, new downtown trolleys lines, supermarkets and new apartment. "Downtown New Orleans is the Place To Work, Live and Enjoy" MBI is a New Orleans based non-profit, its goal is to expand the opportunities for musicians and music professionals.
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Cutting Edge C.E. (formerly the Cutting Edge Music Business Conference) was started in 1993 as a conference dedicated to educating musicians and music professionals about the latest trends in the music industry. Since its inception, it has evolved into entertainment workshops covering legal issues, filmmaking, interactive applications and media business education. Cutting Edge C.E. brings together established and aspiring entertainment professionals; it is as much about bringing people in the entertainment business together as it is about the business of entertainment.
New Orleans is the home of the Cutting Edge C.E. In New Orleans, music is more than business; it's also cultural expression. Every artist that performs during the Cutting Edge C.E. becomes a part of New Orleans cultural history.