Georgia Music Partners, Inc. (GMP) is the Leading Advocacy Organization for the Music Business in Georgia, operating in partnership with The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter.
GMP promotes the business of music and related music technology in the State of Georgia through the development of a supporting workforce and applicable educational opportunities. GMP continues to motivate this state’s musicians, music professionals, educators and legislators to work together to further develop Georgia’s music industry through creativity and innovation which will generate opportunity and prosperity for all.
The recognized authority on, and advocate for, Georgia’s music business, GMP is also actively engaged with education, local and state governments, business organizations, and music business leaders. Through these partnerships, programs are developed and facilitated which will enable the state to better market music business in Georgia —which attracts investment dollars by encouraging music technology companies to headquarter in our state.
According to a 2011 study conducted by B. William Riall, Ph.D., the estimated economic impact of the music industry in Georgia is $3.7 billion annually. Additionally, the study credits the industry with creating 19,955 jobs and generating more than $313 million in tax revenues for state and local governments.
Formed from a subcommittee of The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter, this Georgia not-for-profit corporation operates exclusively for purposes within the meaning of 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., owns, among others, the following registered trademarks: National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences® and GRAMMY®
Who We Are
Board of Directors:
Co-President: Tammy Hurt, Placement Music, Co-Founder Georgia Music Partners
Co-President: Mala Sharma, City National Bank
Vice President: Michele Caplinger, The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter, Co-Founder Georgia Music Partners
Secretary: Gwen Hughes, Red Warbler Music
Treasurer: Llew Haden, Wales Business Management
Executive Director: Jeremy Gilbertson, Tunewelders
Scott Mills, William Mills Agency
Jim Etheridge, KEF Media
Joel Katz, Greenberg-Traurig
Phil Tan, GRAMMY-Award Winning Mixer
Chuck Leavell, Musician
Charlie Brusco, Red Light Management
Simon Horrocks, Affix Music, Co-Founder Georgia Music Partners
Shachar Oren, Neurotic Media
Andrew J. Schutt, Arnall Golden Gregory
Ric Reitz, President, SAG-AFTRA Atlanta
Wilbur Fitzgerald, Chair, Government Affairs, GPP
Shay Griffin, The Chez Group