It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. In his 9th year in the host seat, Ricchiuti's learned but uniquely NOLA informal perspective has established Out to Lunch as the voice of Crescent City business. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Music Biz – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

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.

sig greenbaum

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.

peter ricchiuti, 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

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.

peter ricchiuti, lauren rudzis, kim stephens, sig greenbaum

Photos on this page taken at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.

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