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Georgia Music Partners Congratulates 2013 Georgia GRAMMY® Nominees

Posted on December 19, 2012 by GMPAdmin3

Georgia Music Partners (GMP), the advocacy arm of The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter, today congratulates the 30 plus GRAMMY® nominations garnered from the Peach State. GMP is a non-profit advocate for promoting the business of music and related music technology in the state of Georgia.

Leading in nominations is Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse), Janelle Monáe, and Tauheed Epps (aka 2 Chainz) each with three nominations. Burton’s work was highlighted with The Black Keys for their platinum-selling album El Camino, while Monáe was featured on the hit “We Are Young,” which she performed with fun. on the GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live. Epps is nominated for Best Rap Album for “Based On A T.R.U. Story” as well as his work with Kanye West. In addition, André 3000 (Outkast) received two nominations for his work with Young Jeezy and Frank Ocean. Burton, Monáe, and André 3000 are all nominated for their roles in the prestigious Album of the Year category.

“The high number of GRAMMY nominations from Georgia is a testament to the wealth of music and the music industry in this state,” said Tammy Hurt, Co-President of Georgia Music Partners. “We are delighted that again this year the state of Georgia is so well represented for these awards.”

Co-President Simon Horrocks said, “Georgia has such a rich heritage of musicians and amazing diversity as evidenced by this year’s nominees. The state is an exceptional breeding ground for talent, and we have the music industry workforce, facilities and educational system that will make this an attractive place to do business.”

Georgia nominees include:

  • Ken Oriole – 1 Nomination
  • Ne-Yo – 1 Nomination
  • Usher – 1 Nomination
  • Patrick “jQue” Smith – 1 Nomination
  • Ludacris – 1 Nomination
  • SWV (Leanne “Lelee” Lyons) – 1 Nomination
  • Sam Joseph Dew – 1 Nomination
  • Little Big Town– 1 Nomination
  • Zac Brown Band– 1 Nomination
  • Casting Crowns – 2 Nominations
  • Mark Hall (of Casting Crowns) – 1 Nomination
  • Chris Tomlin – 1 Nomination
  • Micah Massey – 1 Nomination
  • Lecrae – 1 Nomination
  • Steven Lance Ledbetter – 1 Nomination
  • Michael Graves – 1 Nomination
  • The-Dream (Terius Nash) – 2 Nominations

For more information on Georgia Music Partners and the music industry in Georgia, please visit http://georgiamusicpartners.org.

For more information on The GRAMMY Awards and The Recording Academy, Atlanta Chapter, please visit http://www.grammy365.com.

About Georgia Music Partners

Georgia Music Partners (GMP) is a 501c6 not-for-profit organization, which seeks to grow and protect the business of music and related music technology in the state of Georgia through economic development efforts, tax incentives and applicable educational opportunities. GMP was formed from a subcommittee of the Atlanta Chapter of The Recording Academy® (which produces GRAMMY® Awards). For more information, contact Scott Mills at 678-781-7201, scott@williammills.com or visit the organization’s website at http://georgiamusicpartners.org.

About The Recording Academy

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/thegrammys; a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/thegrammys; and a YouTube channel subscriber at www.youtube.com/thegrammys.

Contacts

For Georgia Music Partners
Scott Mills, APR
678-781-7201
scott@williammills.com

Oz Magazine Article: As Seen On TV – Music Made In Georgia

Posted on June 06, 2012 by Tammy

Georgia’s music industry gets a big “win” in the film and television production industry.

Read full article here: http://georgiamusicpartners.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Oz-Magazine-AsSeenOnTVMusicMadeInGA.pdf

Georgia Music Partners on Georgia Public Broadcasting and NPR

Posted on May 18, 2012 by Tammy


Georgia Public Broadcasting News, Wed. May 16, 2012:

Movie and television producers filming in Georgia can now record music here and claim the costs to receive tax credits. State lawmakers approved the change during this year’s legislative session.

Read full article here: http://www.gpb.org/news/2012/05/16/music-pros-look-to-wider-tax-break

GEORGIA MUSIC PARTNERS, THE RECORDING ACADEMY® ATLANTA CHAPTER AND GOVERNOR NATHAN DEAL RECOGNIZE SIGNING OF AMMENDED GEORGIA ENTERTAINMENT TAX CREDIT

Posted on May 15, 2012 by Tammy

Atlanta Business Chronicle: Revised Law Should Foster Music in Georgia

Posted on April 29, 2012 by Tammy

Read full article here:  Georgia Music Partners Article – ABC – 4 20 12

Georgia Legislature Ends on a High Note by Siding with Music Industry on Entertainment Tax Credit Amendment

Posted on April 04, 2012 by Tammy

ATLANTA, April 3, 2012 – Georgia Music Partners (GMP) and The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter successfully engaged the Georgia Legislature to add language to the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act that clearly shows that music produced in Georgia for qualified film and television productions is an eligible expense. This decision clears the way for the state and GMP to promote the tax benefits of music production here. (See Section 2 (5) http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20112012/HB/1027).

            The bill was sponsored in the Senate by Chip Rogers (District 21) and in the House by Ron Stephens (Savannah), Matt Hatchett (Dublin), Butch Parrish (Swainsboro), Matt Dollar (Marietta) and Amy Carter (Valdosta).

“We are very happy to make Georgia home to music,” said Sen. Stephens. “We hope to have the very same success in music as we have in film productions.”

            According to Tammy Hurt and Simon Horrocks, co-presidents of GMP, the language in the original 2008 law suggested a narrow interpretation of what would be considered “qualified” music productions. “By having the legislature rule in favor of music production in the state as a qualified expense, we now have confidence in marketing the business-friendly environment that Georgia offers the music industry,” said Hurt. “The state has seen a huge increase in film production since 2008,” said Horrocks.  “The legislator’s clarification is the first step in doing the same for the state’s music industry.”

        “This is great news for the state’s economy,” said Phil Tan, an Atlanta-based three-time Grammy Award music engineer. “This will enable local music-related business entities to have an additional marketing angle and attract record companies, artists, producers and other music makers to bring their projects here to Georgia. Hotels, restaurants and other local businesses will benefit from the added traffic as well.”

        According to Billboard’s top 40 moneymakers of 2012 ranking, Georgia artists represent 18% of the worldwide top music moneymakers worldwide. 

Originally created in 2008 the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act provides state tax credit for qualified production and post-production expenditures. The Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act offers an across the board flat tax credit of 20 percent based on a minimum investment of $500,000 on qualified productions in Georgia. An additional 10 percent Georgia Entertainment Promotion (GEP) uplift can be earned by including an imbedded animated Georgia logo on approved projects.

 About Georgia Music Partners

Georgia Music Partners (GMP) is a 501c6 not-for-profit organization, which seeks to grow and protect the business of music and related music technology in the state of Georgia through economic development efforts, tax incentives and applicable educational opportunities.  GMP was formed from a subcommittee of the Atlanta Chapter of The Recording Academy® (which produces GRAMMY® Awards).  For more information, contact Scott Mills at 678-781-7201, scott@williammills.com or visit the organization’s website at http://georgiamusicpartners.org

 About The Recording Academy

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/thegrammys, a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/thegrammys, and a YouTube channel subscriber at www.youtube.com/thegrammys.

 

CALL TO ACTION: Support Georgia’s Music Industry

Posted on March 19, 2012 by Tammy

Keep Georgia’s Music Industry Strong and Growing!

Tell your state legislators to amend HB 1027 to include music in the film and TV production tax credit

This week, the Georgia General Assembly is considering HB 1027, a bill that would amend the state tax credit for film and television production in the State of Georgia. Clarifying language must be added to the bill to ensure that our Georgia music industry is included in the state tax credit.

Under the 2008 Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act, certain costs associated with film and television productions qualify for a tax credit, providing a strong incentive for companies to bring new business to the state. A provision of the law needs to be amended to clarify that expenses for sound recordings and musical compositions are qualified expenses under the tax credit. Adding this language will not expand the tax credit, but only make clear a concept that is already in the law.

Music is a part of every film and television show and should be treated like any other production expense, such as wardrobe, craft services or rental cars. Adding this clarification to the law will help Georgia better market music for film and television productions. It will make Georgia more competitive with other states. It will open the door for more music companies to open offices in Georgia to benefit from the tax credit. And it will help grow businesses, jobs and revenue in Georgia. Georgia’s music industry already supports nearly 20,000 jobs and has a total impact on the state’s economy of $3.8 billion.

Contact your State Senator and Representative TODAY and ask them to support the Music Clarification Amendment to HB 1027 so that expenses for sound recordings and musical compositions are included in the Georgia film and television tax credit.

CALL TO ACTION:


It is very important that you act now. Don’t delay. Ask your extended family and friends to contact their legislators. Every person, every letter counts.  We want to speak with one voice.  Contacting your legislators takes less than 1 minute!

Click this link to urge your legislators to amend HB 1027 to include music in the film and TV production tax credit:     http://capwiz.com/grammy/issues/alert/?alertid=61103836 

Georgia Music Magazine Profiles Georgia Music Partners – Winter 2012

Posted on January 26, 2012 by Tammy

GEORGIA MUSIC PARTNERS AND THE RECORDING ACADEMY® ATLANTA CHAPTER CELEBRATE INAUGURAL GEORGIA MUSIC DAY AT THE CAPITOL TODAY, JANUARY 24, 2012

Posted on January 25, 2012 by Tammy

Participating Artists Included Black Crowes, Train, Rolling Stones, Third Day, Sugarland,

Zac Brown Band, Drivin N Cryin, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,

Corey Smith, and Anthony David

ATLANTA, Jan. 24, 2012 — Today is “Georgia Music Day,” as recognized by both the Georgia House of Representative and the State Senate, to identify the impact of Georgia’s music industry on this great state. Partners for this event include Georgia Music Partners (GMP), a nonprofit organization which promotes the music industry in Georgia, The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter, and the The Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD).

 See photos and video footage in media gallery here: http://georgiamusicpartners.org/media

Artists from diverse genres attended including: Johnny Colt (Black Crowes/Train); Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones); Mac Powell (Third Day); Corey Smith; Robert Spano (Music Director, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra); Kristian and Brandon Bush (Sugarland); Coy Bowles and John Hopkins (Zac Brown Band); Anthony David; and David V. Johnson(Drivin N Cryin).

 

“For our industry to thrive, we need the creative community, state and local government, and higher education to work as a team, ” said Georgia Music Partners Co-President and The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter President Tammy Hurt. “Today is a great day for the music industry in Georgia, and we are thrilled to honor all of those who make a living in music.”

 

“Today shines a spotlight on creators and performers of music, as well as on businesses which support and deliver music to listeners which curate the business in Georgia,” said Georgia Music Partners Co-President Simon Horrocks. “Georgia Music Day is an important step in recognizing the cultural importance and impact music has in our state.”

 

According to an economic impact study released last year, Georgia’s music industry employs nearly 20,000 individuals (direct and in-direct), who have a combined annual income of $280 million. The music industry produces a yearly economic impact of $3.7 billion and generates $126 million in tax revenues for the State and $188 million for local governments.  The study is available for download at georgiamusicpartners.org.

 

About Georgia Music Partners

Georgia Music Partners (GMP) is a 501c6 not-for-profit organization, which seeks to grow and protect the business of music and related music technology in the state of Georgia through economic development efforts, tax incentives and applicable educational opportunities.  GMP was formed from a subcommittee of the Atlanta Chapter of The Recording Academy® (which produces GRAMMY® Awards).  For more information, contact Scott Mills at 678-781-7201, scott@williammills.com or by visiting the organization online at: georgiamusicpartners.org.

 

About The Recording Academy

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @The GRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare, GetGlue, and Instagram.

 

About Georgia Department of Economic Development

The Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office is a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), which plans, manages and mobilizes state resources to attract new business investment to Georgia, drives the expansion of existing industry and small business, locate new markets for Georgia products, inspires tourist to visit Georgia, and promote the state as a top destination for arts events and film, music and digital entertainment projects. Visit georgia.org.

11/1/11: Georgia Trend: The Magazine of Georgia Business, Politics and Economic Development, Reports on GMP and Georgia’s Booming Film Industry – “Ka-Ching: Crunching The Movie Numbers “

Posted on November 09, 2011 by Tammy

Read full article here:

http://www.georgiatrend.com/November-2011/Ka-Ching-Crunching-The-Movie-Numbers/


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