House approves recording, concert, theater incentives

JACKSON – Incentives for recorded music sound good to some Mississippi lawmakers.

House members voted 110-5 Thursday to pass House Bill 907, which would give up to $1.5 million in subsidies to people who record music or produce expensive concerts or theater performances in the state.

House Tourism Committee Chairwoman Rita Martinson, R-Madison, told the House she believes the measure will lure more recording and concerts to Mississippi.

“I’m tired of Nashville and Muscle Shoals and Atlanta being able to capitalize on our music,” she said.

Daily Journal
2/5/15