Louisiana Music Factory

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Louisiana Music Factory is an independent record and cd store located in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. Its specialty is in the local music, and has been known to the fans of the genre around the world. Its rich inventory of New Orleans and Louisiana music include CDs and vinyl of traditional jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, zydeco and cajun music, many of which are of local independent labels hard to find outside the Louisiana region.

The store also holds weekly in-store performances throughout the year, and many local artists plays there especially during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival period.

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Inside the store

The store was opened in February 1992 by two founders Jerry Brock and Barry Smith on Peters Street in the French Quarter.[1] Brock had been known as one of the founders of the local radio station WWOZ, and a producer who first recorded the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

In 1996, the store moved to the current location on Decatur Street within the French Quarter.[1] The new store is two-storied devoting the second floor to vintage vinyl. In 2001, Brock left the store to pursue other opportunities, and Smith became the sole owner.[2]

The store suffered little damage by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and was one of the first record stores to reopen after the storm.[3]

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Coordinates: 29°57′11″N 90°03′58″W / 29.95304°N 90.06605°W / 29.95304; -90.06605