Business of the Arts

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The City of Dubuque Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs in conjunction with The Lift, Broadjam, and Between the Waves have come together to create this event. This year in the spirit of bringing business and the arts together, we are offering a presentation focused on the business of arts.

Title of the presentation: 

Making A Living, Making Music


Founder and CEO of Broadjam & Director of  Between The Waves Madison Music Festival and Conference - Roy Elkins

This music licensing professional will discuss strategies on how artists can make a living in today's changing world. His presentation will discuss developing, marketing, selling and financing projects with particular attention to musical performance and entertainment. This presentation focuses on how to employ business strategies, delivery systems and practical advice to amplify the reach of your work. He discusses the methods and challenges of pitching to the professional industry of film and television, maximizing earnings in local markets and putting together a successful business strategy. 

This enthusiastic, experienced and engaging speaker has made presentations all over the world. We are lucky to have the benefit of his 35 + years of experience in the music industry on our stage.

To learn more about the speaker click here 

For more information about this event contact  Arts and Cultural Affairs Coordinator Debra Alleyne at 563-690-6059 or email

This event was made possible through partnership with the following: