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Music Office Co-ops

Tipitina’s Music Office Co-Ops are statewide workforce development centers for musicians, filmmakers and other digital media workers in Louisiana. First established in 2003 as a pilot project in New Orleans, the program now operates in three additional Louisiana cities: Alexandria, Lake Charles, and Shreveport as well as in Commerce, Texas.

The Co-Ops offer a wide range of software, equipment, workspace and resources to those who cannot afford, or do not otherwise have access:

  • Presonus Studio One, Digidesign Pro Tools and Apple Garageband audio software
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Apple Final Cut Pro video editing
  • On-site technical support
  • Access to our network of music business professionals
  • Classes and Workshops to foster business development
  • Tutorials on basic computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, page layout, web design, and press kit creation.
  • Windows and Mac computers
  • High-speed Internet, Laser printer, Scanner, Telephone and Fax
  • Web design & Page layout tools
  • Volunteer production assistance
  • A clean, well-lit, ergonomic workspace
  • An ever-growing library of specialized information resources
  • Free hearing screening for local musicians
  • ELLA Project: A pro-bono music business legal assistance program led by top entertainment business attorney, Ashlye Keaton, that has helped hundreds of local artists secure and protect their intellectual property and resolve contractual issues.

NEW ORLEANS MUSIC OFFICE CO-OP
HOURS: 10:30AM – 5:30PM, MON – FRI
1331 Kerlerec Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
PHONE: 504-947-1990
Manager: Joshua Miles
Email: josh@tipitinas.com
Click Here to Pay Your Dues

SHREVEPORT MUSIC OFFICE CO-OP
HOURS: 10AM – 6PM, MON – FRI
700 Texas Street, Shreveport, 71101
PHONE: 318-934-0000
Email: shreveport@tipitinas.com
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LAKE CHARLES MUSIC OFFICE CO-OP
2128 Hodges St., Lake Charles, LA 70601
PHONE: 337-433-5779
Manager: Harold Guillory
Email: lakecharles@tipitinas.com
By appointment only
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ALEXANDRIA MUSIC OFFICE CO-OP
HOURS: 10AM – 6PM, MON – THUR
321 Desoto St., Alexandria, LA 71301
PHONE: 318-443-9306 or 318-443-9307
Manager: Steve McCloud
Email: alexandria@tipitinas.com
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COMMERCE, TX CREATIVE ARTS CO-OP
905 College St
Commerce, Texas 75429
Phone: 903-246-3181
Manager: Rick Parent
Email: commerce@tipitinas.com
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Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council New Orleans. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.