OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.
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If you live in New Orleans, you're a part of the music business. Even if you never go to Tipitina's or Bourbon Street, the revenue generated by music makes up a chunk of our local economy.
We're also tied into the empire of the world heavyweight champion of live music, Live Nation, through the local offices of Live Nation Festivals North America.
Live Nation Festivals North America Chief Marketing Officer is Sig Greenbaum. If you’re a certain age you might remember Mr. Greenbaum when he was known as "Sig," on 106.7 The End. Sig is back on the radio today, as Peter Ricchiuti's guest on Out to Lunch.
Peter's other music biz heavyweight guest is legendary Kim Stephens.
Kim is just a regular guy at home here in New Orleans, but in the record business he's famous for discovering numerous bands who are household names.
From records, to CDs, to iTunes, to Spotify - few businesses are being forced to change as much as the music business. What's going on and what's next?
And what can we do about hunger in America and here in New Orleans?
Lauren Rudzis has the answer: Community Plates. Download Lauren's app, Go Rescue, and you can become a part of the solution. Lauren pitches her vision to Peter, Sig and Kim on this show. You can hear a longer conversation about Community Plates with Peter, Lauren, Sig, and Kim here.