Music City Scoring

Recording Orchestra

Ocean Way Nashville Psalm SpaceWhat Better Place For Orchestral Scoring than Nashville?

Nashville, TN and the term “music industry” are synonymous. Simply put, music is in every fiber of Nashville life. The air is thick with melodies and lyrics. Therefore, it is no surprise to hear about the tax incentives being offered for music scoring in Nashville. Simply put, it goes “hand in glove” with the immense talent in the city.

Tax Rebates for Film Scoring in Nashville


Recently, Tennessee Entertainment Commission Executive Director Bob Raines announced the Nashville film scoring incentives. Video game and film scoring projects produced in Tennessee are eligible for benefits. This is great news. The “who’s who” of the music industry in Nashville have wanted these benefits for a long time.

Currently, there is a 25% rebate on all qualifying projects for film scoring in Nashville that spend at least $50,000.00. There is also a 25% rebate on all qualifying orchestral projects produced in other parts of the state that spend at least $25,000.00 or more. Other incentives include grants for digital media projects produced in Tennessee. Further rebate details can be clarified on the TEC website. However, we advise you to check with the TEC to insure that your project is eligible.

More Music City Benefits


NARAS of Nashville and Memphis have worked with TEC to develop these film scoring incentives. Additionally, there are more plans developing to further the benefits of music being produced in Nashville.

Benefits of recording your film or game scoring project in Nashville are many. World class recording studios, a pool of world class musicians, engineers, composers and producers.

Surprisingly, video game film scoring in Nashville has tripled in the last few years. Developers are now favoring fully orchestrated classical music.

Nashville’s Top Recording Studios


Nashville’s top studios are particularly suited for orchestral film scoring. This is due to their world class equipment and size footprint. Blackbird Studio and Ocean Way Nashville are our top two choices.

Don’t like classical music? Music City Scoring accommodates all genres. In fact, it is our mission to “bridge the genre gap.”

At this time, Los Angeles and New York are the main source of clients for orchestral scoring in Nashville.

Do you want to do your next film, TV or video game music scoring in Nashville? Contact us and we will make it easy.