Governor Announces New NC Office of Music

Governor Roy Cooper has announced a new office to promote and celebrate North Carolina music, musicians and the music industry is to be established within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

The new North Carolina Music Office will facilitate a multitude of music-based programming and investments across the state; enhance economic development spurred by creative economies; further attract music industry investments; and increase awareness of the state’s vibrant music heritage, culture, and education. North Carolina joins a small number of states that have a state-supported music office, including Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee. Governor Cooper made the announcement and issued a proclamation during an event for Make Music Day, a global music celebration.

“North Carolina’s vibrant music industry is a key part of our state’s creative economy, driving economic growth and supporting nearly 45,000 jobs,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “An official N.C. Music Office will support this growing and important industry.”

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