Musician Resources

The musicians of New Orleans are the heart and soul of the WWOZ community. Our local musicians create the unique music we broadcast on WWOZ, and they nurture the culture and traditions that are at the core of WWOZ’s mission.

In addition to broadcasting the recordings and live performances of New Orleans musicians, WWOZ works with scores of service organizations and community institutions to support New Orleans musicians by providing access to information, resources, services and business opportunities.

Economic Development and Job Skills Training

  • Cutting Edge Music Business Conference: A yearly New Orleans conference that focuses on music business education.
  • Sync Up, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Entertainment Industry conference takes place each year during the weekends of Jazz Fest in April and May.

Grants and Other Funding


Instrument Replacement

Medical Care

Legal Services

  • Free information on legal issues, getting legal help, community resources and courts, as well as disaster relief, employment, family law, housing, education and senior citizen rights. 
  • The Entertainment Law Legal Assistance Project (ELLA): A partnership of the Arts Council of New Orleans, Tipitina's Foundation and Tulane Law School Community Service Program, the ELLA Project offers free legal assistance to low-income artists, musicians, and non-profits in Louisiana. ELLA provides assistance with copyright and intellectual property, business and non-profit incorporation, contracts and other civil law matters.

Professional Organizations

Jazz: An Endangered Art Form

New Orleans Relief Organizations

Help For Musicians Everywhere

  • MusiCares: Organization set up by the Grammys and providing assistance to musicians.
  • Musicians Foundation, Inc.: Support for all musicians, regardless of genre.
  • MusicMaker Relief Foundation: A non-profit organization dedicated to helping the true pioneers and forgotten heroes of Southern musical traditions gain recognition and meet their day-to-day needs.
  • Music Rising: A national campaign created by U2's The Edge and producer Bob Ezrin with lead partners Gibson Guitar and Guitar Center/Musician's Friend, administered by the MusiCares Foundation.
  • Society of Singers: An organization for professional singers.
  • Tour MGMT 101: a free online learning resource dedicated to teaching musicians and interested professionals about the concert touring industry.
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