Musical Traditions And Low Production Costs Set Foundations For Industry Success
Louisiana is known as the birthplace of jazz and is home to numerous Grammy award winners and nominees. The state’s renowned creative culture has nurtured legendary recordings artists — including Dr. John, Rebirth Brass Jazz Band, Trombone Shorty and Kenny Wayne Shepherd — and even inspired entire genres like swamp pop and zydeco. State-of-the-art recording studios, a unique production rebate and highly skilled studio musicians and engineers create an unrivaled opportunity for success in sound recording in Louisiana.
Since the launch of the music incentive program, the state’s already-established production industry has grown at a rapid pace. New and expanding recording studios and world-class musicians, engineers and other recording industry professionals now call Louisiana home.
Complementing the film industry in Louisiana, film scoring is quickly becoming an important part of the music production mix in the state, with the opening of Esplanade Studios in New Orleans. Additionally, Blade Studios in Shreveport offers a recording space unlike any other.
The Sound Recording Tax Credit Reduces Costs
The Sound Recording Investor Tax Credit provides an 18 percent tax credit for qualified sound recording projects made in Louisiana. The program is subject to a cap of $2.16 million in tax credits per calendar year.