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New Orleans Music Economy – Making Music Make Money

New Orleans is synonymous with music: the birthplace of jazz, the home of more festivals than anywhere, a place where people dance at weddings and funerals. When it comes to music, New Orleans is unrivaled. But live performance is only part of music in The Crescent City. With over 50 studios, scores of award-winning music professionals, and some of the richest music incentives in North America, New Orleans is not just home to the rhythm of music – it also home to the business of music.

NOLA Music Biz Factsheet NOLA Music Biz Action Plan
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Benefits of the Music Business in New Orleans

DEEP INCENTIVES

Up to 40% cash back for content creation

Louisiana and New Orleans offer rich incentives from 18% - 40% for music, film and other creative endeavors that function and create jobs within the state.

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A RECORDING HAVEN

World-class facilities

New Orleans is home to dozens of world-class recording facilities and award-winning producers that capture the sounds created by talented musicians that flock to New Orleans from around the world.

New Orleans Recording Studios

BUILDING NEW LEGACIES

New Orleans

From high schools through college and beyond, students of the music business have a ripe training ground for learning the ropes. Leading the charge are a group of programs designed to build long and successful careers for the future.

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Take Center Stage

GNO, Inc. is dedicated to helping companies do business in Greater New Orleans. Our team will work with your company through every step of the process to open an office in this unbelievable market.

BUSINESS INCENTIVE ASSISTANCE

We're happy to arrange a visit with GNO, Inc. and LED to discuss software and entertainment incentives that you may qualify for.

A FREE SPACE TO TEST THE MARKET

After going over the numbers for your growth, we'll set up a temporary office space in the Greater New Orleans area – at no cost to you.

CREATE A TALENT PIPELINE

Once here, we'll introduce you to education & training leaders to help with developing new curriculum and recruit your local workforce.

SETTLE INTO A PERMANENT SPACE

GNO, Inc. and Louisiana Economic Development will work hand in hand with your company leadership to showcase and narrow down real estate options.

EXPLORE THE COMMUNITY

Your executives will participate in driving Quality of Life Tours to become more familiar with local neighborhoods & communities to find the right area to settle down.

MARKET INTEGRATION

GNO, Inc. will help your team acclimate with the New Orleans business community with introductions to key contracts & business leaders.

Testimonials

"Wanted to record in a place that has music in the walls and music in the bones. In my opinion, (New Orleans is) the most influential city, in many ways, of the last 100 years. A mind-boggling place that has produced so much culture. It inspires me to no end."

Dave Matthews

"New Orleans has created a different environment, it’s now a work environment, not just party, the vibe is special and you can’t get it anywhere else in this country."

PJ Morton – Solo Artist, Owner of Morton Records, Member of Maroon 5

"There is a real opportunity over the next decade to grow something special in New Orleans….a true culture hub in this country."

Reid Martin – Mid Citizen Entertainment

Examples of Companies Currently In Region

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Our team is ready to help your company begin operations in the New Orleans market, let us know what we can do for you.

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Office

1100 Poydras Street
Suite 3475
New Orleans, LA 70163

504.527.6900
info@gnoinc.org

Team

Michael Hecht
President and CEO
504.715.5037
mhecht@gnoinc.org

Grady Fitzpatrick
Senior VP, Business Development
504.239.3535
gfitzpatrick@gnoinc.org