State Tries to Lure Soundtrack Producers to Tennessee

Posted at 10:19 PM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 23:23:58-04

We know that a lot of the music on the radio is produced and recorded in Music City, but under a new deal from the state, more music of a different genre may soon be produced in Nashville.

Thanks to a state law that went into effect this month, movie producers who choose to record their soundtracks in Tennessee will get a 25 percent cash rebate on the money they spend.

The deal also applies to another growing recording segment in Nashville -- video game music.

Nashville competes with cities like Los Angeles for recording studio space and even cities like Prague in Eastern Europe where recording costs are way less.

"We have already created an industry, this is just the thing we need to kick it into high gear," said Pat McMakin of Ocean Way Nashville Studios.