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Sweet Home New Orleans

State of the Musicians

by barry August 26, 2010

Sweet Home New Orleans—a relief organization that serves as a lifeline to many of the city’s musicians, Mardi Gras Indians, and Social & Pleasure Club members—has just released its annual State of the New Orleans Music Community Report. You can download and read it here. You will not be surprised the news is mostly discouraging. […]

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State of the Music Community

by admin October 11, 2009

The non-profit Sweet Home New Orleans, which provides services to 4,500 musicians, has issued its 2009 State of the New Orleans Music Community Report. Among the findings: The average income of its clients is $18,000 a year. Of 397 musicians surveyed who rent their homes, only 14 have savings accounts. Only 3.5 percent of those […]

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