The Shoals is synonymous with legendary hit music. No one can deny the heritage and musical pedigree of our community and its influence across the world. The Shoals is pound-for-pound the largest hit-making area in the world, rightfully once known to the world as the "Hit Recording Capital of the World."
To continue the recording tradition and invoke a revival of growth in the industry, The Shoals EDA is excited to launch the Shoals Music Makers Recording Incentive. Eligible and approved recipients will receive up to a 30% reimbursement incentive on their entire budget, provided the project is recorded in Colbert or Lauderdale County.
"We are excited to play our part in encouraging the growth of the music industry and community here in The Shoals," says Kevin Jackson, President of The Shoals EDA.
The idea for this program developed from The Shoals EDA's strategic plan implemented in 2021. Music and film are one of the four new targets established in this plan. For the recording incentive to be awarded, there will be requirements and a selection process, including an interview and analysis of the economic impact of the project. More information and details can be found at www.shoalsmusicmakers.com.
As conversations were held between leaders in the music industry of The Shoals, the need for an organized resurgence effort was discovered. In addition to the recording incentive, the Shoals Music Makers will house a coalition of all facets of the industry in The Shoals. The goal of this is to provide a place to unify and amplify any & all efforts to grow The Shoals area music community. Additional aspects of the website, such as an event calendar and music community directory, are currently being developed to encourage this collaboration.
We are honored to be able to support the growth of the music industry here in The Shoals. We are grateful to those who've helped develop the program and to The Shoals EDA Board & SIDC for supporting this initiative.