CRESCENT CITY DUPLICATION is the only New Orleans based CD Duplication service that offers retail ready CD duplication. With a brand new industry level duplicator, and in collaboration with top tier partners in pre-production and manufacturing, we provide top quality CD/DVD duplication, audio mastering and graphic design to the region’s entertainment industry.
First established as a partnership between graphic designer Diana Thornton and mastering engineer Mike Hogan, CCD is owned operated by SunRea Enterprise, the parent company of the esteemed New Orleans record label Louisiana Red Hot Records. Thornton and Hogan have provided design, mastering, and disc manufacturing for over 15 years for clients like Ellis Marsalis, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Irvin Mayfield, The Continental Drifters, Mulebone, and many others, while Louisiana Red Hot Records has released some of the most important artists in the region including Trombone Shorty, Dumpstaphunk, Honey Island Swamp Band, Roland Guerin, Corey Henry, Erica Falls, Glen David Andrews and Cyril Neville.
We are housed in the 102.3 WHIV building conveniently located in Mid-City at 2762 Orleans Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119.
Carmen Sunda, Owner
Carmen took over operations at Louisiana Red Hot Records in 2016, and became its new owner when founder and music industry maverick Harris Rea lost a valiantly fought battle with leukemia in 2017. She fearlessly took on the task of re-branding the company with a mission of helping artists achieve their vision of success while bringing the best of Louisiana music to the world.
Carmen quickly identified that the artists in the community needed assistance far beyond the Red Hot business model of offering worldclass physical and digital distribution, and set about launching a new company aimed at filling in some of those gaps. SunRea Enterprise, Inc. was subsequently launched to provide a one stop source for burgeoning and accomplished artists’ marketing, merchandising, and licensing needs, with Crescent City Duplication serving as a first tier resource being offered to those ends.
Lilli Lewis, General Manager
A native of Athens, GA, Lilli came to Louisiana Red Hot a die hard DIY musicians who, under the mentorship of Harris Rea, became a quick study of the music industry when it came to manufacturing and national distribution. Always passionate about empowering artists, Lilli was inspired by the music and the mission of Red Hot, which ultimately led her to accepting Carmen’s invitation to run the label in 2017.
Lewis was a frequent customer of CCD, and when she learned that Diana and Mike were looking for a way to expand on their design and mastering services without losing the invaluable service CCD provided, it seemed clear that their goals were compatible with that of Carmen’s. Further, Lilli’s experience with the label paired with a passion for service made her the ideal choice for continuity of the CCD brand.
Some of Our Partners:
“Mastering for musicians by a musician.”
Mike founded M.M.I. Music and Necromancer Digital in 1994 to fill a void in affordable music production and compact disc mastering in New Orleans. On the mastering side, Necromancer Digital is the professional solution for independently released music.
An eclectic selection of Mike’s mastering work can be heard on records by Jean Knight, Kim Fowley, Beth Patterson, The Continental Drifters, Rebecca Barry, Country Fried, Mulebone, Woodenhead, Joybuzzer, Danny and Patrick O’Flaherty, Hart McNee, Tim Smooth, the Gullah Kinfolk, The Lollies, Potent Bathers, Ya Ya Soul, etc. etc. He has worked on many titles for Louisiana Red Hot Records, Sound of New Orleans, Frenchman Street Records, Bank On It Records and Koch Records.
Diana is an award-winning creative and original graphic designer/digital artist with over 20 years experience and special qualifications because she is a singer/songwriter who has produced her own albums and has worked in the film industry.
She also owns Crescent Music Services which provides CD/DVD manufacturing services. Her clients include Ellis Marsalis, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Charmaine Neville, and Basin Street Records (Kermit Ruffins, Los Hombres Calientes, Jon Cleary, Theresa Andersson, Irvin Mayfield.
In addition, she designs collector’s books about the Beatles for nationally acclaimed author and Beatles historian Bruce Spizer www.beatle.net.