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 …






Update from the Gold Dome

February 25th, 2017

Music + Politics = Jobs!!! We are very excited to report that HB155, the Georgia Music Investment Act, will go in front of the House Ways and Means Committee on Monday. Click here to see the members of the Ways and Means Committee. For the first time in our state, we have a bill that will help the music industry …






Facilitating jobs growth with HB-155

February 20th, 2017

My company, Neurotic Media, lost a talented Label Liaison person to Nashville last year. Seeing talent drain to other major markets has been a recurring theme in the Atlanta music scene for over a decade. There is an opportunity right now to do something about it, to reverse it and actually promote growth in Georgia’s music industry. We urgently need …






25 Grammy Nominees Rooted In Georgia

February 12th, 2017

This year over 25 music industry professionals with Georgia roots are nominated for GRAMMY® Awards. Some are names you may not recognize – music producers and engineers, songwriters, graphic artists and mastering engineers. These professionals are the backbone of music – the fuel and fire that help the artists spark. As you watch the awards tonight,  remember that HB155 – …






Same Tax Incentives as Film, TV, Video Games and Car Manufacturers

February 6th, 2017

We are Georgia Music. We are businesses, academic institutions, and non-profits based in Georgia. We are musicians, songwriters, producers, publishers, recording studio owners, students, educators, attorneys, record labels, business managers, and entertainment bankers – from all around this great state. We all live in Georgia – we all contribute to the music economy – and we all give back to …






We Did It!

January 18th, 2017

After successfully defeating a sound recording ordinance, which would have jeopardized the future growth of all sound recording including film, TV and video games, we now shift our sights to the state capitol. Georgia Music Partners and The Recording Academy®, Atlanta Chapter are extremely proud to have led the effort to unite the diverse music industry including hip hop, country, …






What You Need to Know: Atlanta Sound Studio Ordinance

January 14th, 2017

Thanks to your hard work, phone calls, and letters we defeated the ordinance for a second time at the zoning committee meeting on January 11th. We have now come to the final step in the political process. We need you to call, write the city council, and join us on January 17th to stand together against the studio ordinance. The …






URGENT: Write or call your City Council Representative Today. Zoning Board Vote TOMORROW – 1-11-17

January 10th, 2017

ATTENTION: City of Atlanta Sound Recording Studio’s, Engineers, Educator’s and Stakeholders – WRITE OR CALL ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL TODAY!! A proposed Sound Studio Ordinance (Z-16-069)  introduced by Councilwoman Felicia Moore is threatening Atlanta’s music industry by targeting recording studios. Our sound recording studios have brought millions of dollars into the city’s economy, created jobs and helped to nurture the homegrown talent and culture …






Georgia Music Partners Leaders Appointed To House & Senate Music Economic Development Study Committee

August 23rd, 2016

ATLANTA — Several key Georgia Music Partners (GMP) leaders have been appointed to the Joint Georgia House and Senate Music Economic Development Study Committee. Georgia House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle announced that board members Michele Caplinger, Mala Sharma, and advisor Matt Still, as well as members Steve Weizenecker, Brandon Bush and Charlie Brusco have …