North Carolina Music Office

Governor Roy Cooper has announced the establishment of the North Carolina Music Office within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. This new office is dedicated to promoting and celebrating North Carolina's music, musicians, and music industry. It will coordinate a wide range of music-based programming and investments across the state, enhance economic development driven by creative economies, and increase awareness of North Carolina's vibrant music heritage, culture, and education. 

A team is developing a state music strategy to coordinate with DNCR divisions and partners including the N.C. Arts Council, the Come Hear NC initiative, the N.C. Museum of Art, the N.C. Museum of History, N.C. State Historic Sites, the N.C. Symphony, N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Hometown Strong, the N.C. African American Heritage Commission, and the N.C. American Indian Heritage Commission. The office will also work with other state agencies and organizations including Visit NC, the N.C. Department of Commerce, and PBS North Carolina.