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 …






Georgians Score Big On Grammy Nominations

December 18th, 2015

The 2016 Grammys bring a plethora of Georgia born talent, whether they are an artist or music professional as an engineer or producer. The upcoming awards list of nominees from Georgia reflects the variety of musical talent across the state. The 2016 Grammys nominees consist of 22 talented artists and music professionals that are affiliated with the state. “The announcement …






Turn up the Volume on Music in Georgia

November 2nd, 2015

Georgia Music Partners just launched a fundraising campaign to raise $100,000. Why is this important?  The music industry contributes nearly $5 Billion to Georgia’s economy, with 20,000 individuals that are in the industry and hundreds of music venues and festivals around the state. For an industry our size, we need to come together to advocate for policies that will grow opportunities for …






What a great event!

October 13th, 2015

On October 7, 2015, GMP had its first Quarterly Member Meeting on a beautiful afternoon at Park Tavern. Our special guest speakers were Chris Rickwood (Activision, THQ, Microsoft, Cartoon Network, Madden NFL 12, Smite, among others) Andrew Lackey (formerly of EA, now with Wabi Sabi Sound). Moderator Tammy Hurt guided them through a series of questions about the gaming industry. …






Turning everyday sounds into art

October 5th, 2015

We are thrilled to have two special guests at our Quarterly Meeting on October 7th. If you are interested in learning more about composing for film, TV, video games, sound design and audio directing, you don’t want to miss it. Our speaker spotlight today is on Andrew Lackey, the owner of Wabi Sabi Sound – an Atlanta based facility that …






The Mozart of Madden

September 30th, 2015

We are thrilled to have 2 special guests at our Quarterly Meeting on October 7th.  If you are interested in learning more about composing for film, tv, video games, sound design and audio directing, you don’t want to miss it. One of the speakers spotlighted at the meeting will be Chris Rickwood, recently referred to as the “Mozart of Madden.” Rickwood …






How to advocate for music education and jobs

September 21st, 2015

Listen to co-president of Georgia Music Partners, Tammy Hurt, on LA Talk Radio as she discusses how to better advocate for more music education and more jobs in music in Georgia. Tammy reviewed the need not only for music instruction, but also education for music engineering, music business and development as well as raising interest among students: (Recorded on LA Talk …






It Is Time for Music in Georgia

July 16th, 2015

It was announced last week that Georgia’s Film and TV Industry is one of the fastest-growing entertainment production centers in the world. The 248 film and television productions shot during fiscal year 2015 (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015) represent an economic impact of more than $6 billion. + Music is a part of every film, TV show, webisode and video …






What Good is a White Paper on Georgia’s Music Business?

March 5th, 2015

By Scott Mills How are we going to know if this music business in Georgia is growing or in decline and who is our competition for talent and investment? As an organization that seeks to improve the music business condition here, we wanted to start a discussion on the state of the state. In 2011, we sponsored the first music …