The Cutting Edge CE Conference runs through Saturday at the InterContinental Hotel, the Carver Theater and other New Orleans venues.

The Cutting Edge conference discusses hot topics and trends in the entertainment business. Sessions include entertainment law, the business of music, film financing and tax credits.

The conference also features artist showcases in roots music and new music. This year’s showcases will take place at the Little Gem Saloon, Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club, Café Istanbul, Siberia, the Louisiana Music Factory and other venues.

For more information, see the conference’s website at