GEORGIA MUSIC PARTNERS AND THE RECORDING ACADEMY® ATLANTA CHAPTER
TO CELEBRATE “GEORGIA MUSIC DAY” AT THE CAPITOL
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017
Atlanta, GA — Georgia Music Partners (GMP) and The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter are extremely proud to have led the effort that resulted in the Atlanta City Council voting to NOT move forward with the Atlanta Sound Studio Ordinance. The successful journey is a result of uniting the diverse music industry ranging from hip hop, country and rock to Christian, classical and jazz, and including songwriters, artists managers, music educators and students from area schools. The sound recording ordinance would have jeopardized the future growth of all sound recording in Georgia including film, TV and video games.
“Atlanta has been at the forefront across every genre since country music originated here in the 1930’s,” said Georgia Music Partners Governmental Affairs Committee Chair, Mala Sharma. “Georgia Music Partners is committed to keeping the industry in our state strong and growing. We are thrilled the Atlanta City Council overwhelmingly overturned the ordinance, and we look forward to working with them as we develop opportunities to attract new businesses to the city.”
With this victory, Georgia Music Partners now shifts its sights to the State Capitol where the annual Georgia Music Day will take place on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.
“Georgia Music Day is an opportunity to be a part of the collective voice of music as lawmakers are addressed on key issues needed to expand and grow the music industry in Georgia,” said Georgia Music Partners President Tammy Hurt. “GMP board and members have been instrumental in working with both the State House of Representatives and the Senate to outline legislation incentivizing music production for both live music and song production/recording. We are grateful for the ongoing support from the music community and look forward to celebrating the music of this great state.”
Georgia Music Partners is an all-volunteer advocacy coalition of Georgia music industry professionals. Every dollar raised through donations, merchandise sales, and membership dues goes towards helping grow, defend and support our music community and growing industry. Join GMP now to stay updated on events.
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Partners for Georgia Music Day include Georgia Music Partners, the authority that grows and improves the music economy in Georgia, The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter.
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About Georgia Music Partners
Georgia Music Partners (GMP) is the authority that grows and improves the music economy in Georgia. GMP encourages the state’s musicians, music professionals, educators and legislators to work together to further develop Georgia’s music industry through creativity and innovation. GMP is actively engaged with educators, local and state governments, business organizations, and music business leaders in pursuit of cooperation that promotes growth for all stakeholders. Through these partnerships, the organization seeks to develop programs which enable the state to better market the music business in Georgia, and works to attract investment dollars for music technology companies to headquarter here. GMP seeks not only to sustain the music industry, but also holistically grow Georgia’s economy.
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.
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Melissa A.E. Sanders