2016 Georgia Music Day – a Showing of Wide Ranging and Unified Support

March 4th, 2016

Sincere thanks to the 300 + supporters who came out to Georgia Music Day.   Your commitment, time and support helped elevate the strength of the industry.  We’ll need your support throughout the year to keep our momentum strong. Both the House of Representatives and the State Senate recognized the impact of Georgia’s music industry on our great state with a …






Join Us For Georgia Music Day – March 2nd 2016

February 28th, 2016

Please join us on Monday March 2nd for Georgia Music Day at the State Capitol   Georgia’s music history is rich and diverse and should be celebrated.  2016 is after all the Year of Georgia Music. We encourage all industry professionals from singers, songwriters, musicians, producers and engineers from publicists, business managers, entertainment attorneys, promoters and venue managers, music educators and students to …






We have Bipartisan support from all over Georgia!

February 10th, 2016

This week, the Georgia House of Representatives will consider, for the first time, a bill focused on growing the music industry by attracting big touring productions and scoring opportunities. The music industry in Georgia is a $3.7 billion dollar industry contributing more than $313 million in tax revenue to the state and local government. With numerous opportunities for growth, the …






Georgia Music Partners State of the Union 2016

February 3rd, 2016

We just held our State of the Union address to kick off 2016 and it’s going to be a huge year! Tina O’Hailey and the fine people at SCAD here in Atlanta allowed us to host the event in their theater. Mala Sharma and Tammy Hurt, both co-presidents of GMP, pulled us all together to give us a run down of everything …






Music Is Economic Development Panel: Buckhead Club – WED. 2/3 – 12:00 PM

January 29th, 2016

It is proven that a vibrant music ecosystem sparks job creation, economic growth and tourism. On January 26th, Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Tourism Department declared 2016 “The Year of Georgia Music”.  GMP has partnered with Network of Women (NOW) to present “Music IS Economic Development”. Industry panelists will discuss how growing Georgia’s music industry can create jobs, grow music tourism and keep …






Gov. Deal & Georgia Tourism Industry announce 2016 as “Year of Georgia Music”

January 26th, 2016

More great news for Georgia Music! Today, Governor Nathan Deal along with leader’s from Georgia’s tourism industry announced 2016 as the “Year of Georgia Music”. The “Year of Georgia Music” kicks off a year-long initiative to grow and improve the music industry in Georgia and will be featured on multiple marketing platforms including the ExploreGeorgia.org website, social media channels, marketing …






Georgia Music Partners Kicks Off 2016 Legislative Session With Presentation of RLand Artwork to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal

January 16th, 2016

The 2016 Georgia Legislative Session kicked off this week. Michele Caplinger, Mala Sharma and Tammy Hurt, along with Ed Roland (Collective Soul) and John Driskell Hopkins (Zac Brown Band) presented Governor Nathan Deal with an original R. Land Georgia Music print in conjunction with the start of the session on Monday, January 11, 2016. Below are photos from the meeting …






Georgia Music Partners reach extends to Athens, Georgia

January 16th, 2016

In December,David Barbe of UGA’s MBUS program and New West Records hosted an evening for the Athens music community to introduce GMP’s legislative agenda for state-wide music incentives. New West Records artists include Ben Folds, Buddy Miller and Steve Earle, among others. With the hope to garner feedback on how GMP and the Athens music community can benefit from the legislative efforts, the …






2016 Is Here – What’s Next

January 8th, 2016

2016 is going to rock! It is the year in music in our fair state and Georgia Music Partners is looking forward to a big year. As Georgia music’s advocacy coalition, we have identified a number of opportunities that can help grow music jobs and attract more businesses to relocate here. We will be introducing legislation that will provide tax incentives …






GMP and Georgia Legislators Make Beautiful Holiday Music Together

December 22nd, 2015

Third Day’s Quarry Studios host Music Industry Event 12-15-2015 “I love to go to the studio and stay there 10 or 12 hours a day. I love it.” Johnny Cash On Wednesday night, Georgia Music Partners (GMP) hosted an event that enabled Georgia State Legislators to experience a live recording session with an all-star band of Georgia musicians. Orchestrated by …