What Went Down at NOISE, New Orleans’ New Music Innovation Conference

When Collision organizers announced the technology conference was relocating to Toronto, the city of New Orleans instantly had an opening for a new event to take place in between Jazz Fest weekends.

Enter NOISE, or New Orleans Ideas, Sound & Entertainment, a brand new conference at the intersection of music, entertainment, and technology. The plan was clear: bring together the brightest and most creative minds to discuss the future of of these industries.

NOISE was presented by Kevin Lin, co-founder at Twitch, and serial entrepreneur Travis Laurendine. .

“After last year’s Jazzfest, we got together and asked ourselves: As native New Orleanians, can we plan an event that is more authentic, more impactful, and more relevant than our city has ever seen before?”

Lin and Laurendine looked at NOISE as the opportunity  to help bring New Orleans into the future.

Throughout the two-day event, more than a dozen businesses were represented, including Live Nation, the Ace Hotel, Launch Pad, Twitch, and more. There were panels, screenings, performances, and programming to fill the calendar.

NOISE also welcomed musicians such as Win Butler, Kango Slimm of Partners-N-Crime, Boyfriend, Judith Owen, and Nicholas Payton.

Visit noise.music for more information.