State Sound Recording Tax Incentives

The Sound Recording Investor Tax Credit provides an 18% tax credit for sound recording projects made in the State of Louisiana. Louisiana also offers some of the world’s finest talent and great recording studios to complement the attractive financial benefits of recording in state. Sound recording investor tax credits are issued as rebates. The program incentivizes sound recording, defined as a recording of music, poetry or spoken-word performance made in Louisiana and produced in Louisiana in whole or in part. A $15,000 minimum in expenditures is required, with a $5,000 minimum expenditure requirement for Louisiana residents.

  • Provides an 18% tax credit on sound recording expenses.
  • Program is subject to a cap of $2.16 million between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2018.
  • Starting July 1, 2018, program is subject to a cap of $3 million in tax credits per calendar year.

For more information and an application please visit Louisiana Entertianment.