The Cutting Edge C.E., a New Orleans music conference in its 23rd year, will cover music business topics and trends Aug. 27-29 at the Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center.

Conference sessions include entertainment law, the music business, film financing and tax credits. The conference also features roots music and the new music showcases. Other conference events include the NOLA Downtown Festival and Cruisin’ New Orleans Pro Gear Show at the Carver Theater.

This year’s Cutting Edge 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to New Orleans music business veteran Harris Rea at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at House of Blues.

More information and admission costs are available at the Cutting Edge website at