GOVERNOR NATHAN DEAL SIGNS GEORGIA MUSIC INVESTMENT ACT, HB-155

June 1st, 2017

GEORGIA MUSIC PARTNERS SUCCESSFULLY BROUGHT TOGETHER VARIOUS INDUSTRIES TO ACHIEVE TAX INCENTIVE FOR MUSIC INDUSTRY Tax Incentive Expected To Boost Music Industry in Georgia ATLANTA — Georgia Music Partners (GMP) and more than 200 music-related businesses applaud the passage of the Georgia Music Investment Act (House Bill 155), signed into law by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. “We have started another …






Georgia Music Investment Act – HB-155 – Passes Final Vote

March 30th, 2017

V-I-C-T-O-R-Y! Georgia Music Partners (GMP) is very pleased to announce that the Georgia Music Investment Act – HB-155 – passed the Georgia General Assembly today. This is a significant milestone: the first-ever targeted incentive specifically for music in Georgia. GMP and the Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter have been advocating on behalf of Georgia’s diverse music industry for over seven years. We are …






Midnight Update – Down to the Wire

March 30th, 2017

Nothing like being down to the wire. Today, Thursday March 30th is Legislative Day 40 of the Georgia Legislative session, also known as Sine Die. It is the last day bills can be passed this session. To make sure everyone understands the process, HB-155 started out in the Georgia House of Representatives, and a few changes were made before it was approved and moved …






Another Milestone!

March 28th, 2017

ANOTHER MILESTONE! Georgia Music Partners is pleased to report that HB-155 passed the Georgia Senate, 46-7, but it’s not time to celebrate just yet…. There have been some amendments made that we hope to change before Sine Die (the last day of the session), Thursday, March 30, 2017: · A 10 day minimum has been placed on the touring component …






Recent Update on HB-155

March 22nd, 2017

We’re very happy to report that we passed out of the Georgia Senate Finance Committee with a vote of 9-2. There were some changes made that we hope to address, resolve, and fix. They have put a 10 day minimum on the touring component of the bill. They have reduced the credit to 15% only. We hope to get on …






Georgia Music Partners Adds Music Industry Leaders To Team

March 17th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2017 GEORGIA MUSIC PARTNERS ADDS MUSIC INDUSTRY LEADERS TO TEAM — Shani Sammons, David Barbe, DiAndria Green and Craig Hoffman tapped for board and advisory roles —  ATLANTA — Georgia Music Partners (GMP) announced the appointment of Shani Sammons to the board of directors; and David Barbe, DiAndria Green and Craig Hoffman to the advisory board. …






GEORGIA MUSIC PARTNERS APPLAUDS REP. AMY CARTER, THE GEORGIA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THEIR LEADERSHIP IN ADVANCING MUSIC INVESTMENT ACT

March 14th, 2017

Georgia Music Partners (GMP) congratulates Representative Amy Carter (R. Valdosta, GA) and the Georgia House on successfully introducing and advancing the Georgia Music Investment Act (House Bill 155) through the Georgia State House of Representatives by a vote of 157-11. The legislation is expected to boost the music industry in this state, just as other incentives have expanded the film and …






HB-155 Passes the Georgia House 157-11 – Now Moves on to the Senate

March 6th, 2017

  The Georgia Music Investment Act: HB-155 moved through the Georgia State House of Representatives on crossover day by a vote of 157-11. March 3 was the last day a bill could be passed from the house to the senate to remain active. As a next step, we will go through the same process as we did with the house but this …






Looking Back: Georgia Music Day to HB-155, The Georgia Music Investment Act

March 2nd, 2017

For those of you who do not know, Georgia Music Partners has been on the front lines of advocating for our industry since 2010. We formed out of the Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter’s advocacy committee when we realized that music wasn’t included in the original entertainment tax incentive for film and video games. Since that time, we have fought to …






Band Together – Kyle Stapleton

February 28th, 2017

I love Georgia music. In fact, you may have seen me around town supporting it. Perhaps by the bar at the Earl or 529, supporting one of the many captivating characters* in our local scene. Or in that one StoneRider video. Or even just bopping around East Atlanta Village jamming Otis or the Allmans. Maybe you’ve seen me at Criminal …