Georgia Music Partners (GMP), the authority on growing and improving the music economy in Georgia, 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 legislative session on Monday, January 11, 2016. The artwork showcases many of Georgia’s award-winning and renowned musical talents from across the state.
Monday also marked the start of a year-long initiative by Georgia Music Partners, operating with The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter, to improve the business landscape for Georgia’s music industry and create a business environment that will allow Georgia music to succeed in the future. 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 as well as honor’s the state’s rich and diverse musical history.
“I’m proud to be from the great state of Georgia and consider myself fortunate to be able to make a living in music here. It was very nice for Governor Deal to spend some time with us to hear our ideas for growing the music business here. “ – Ed Roland, Collective Soul
Mala Sharma, co-president of GMP commented, “I can’t thank the Governor’s staff enough for their enthusiasm and interest in the music business. Working together, we have a chance to create jobs and give many Georgia-based businesses a boost.”
In the coming weeks and months, look for additional announcements from Governor Deal and Georgia Music Partners as they build to Georgia Music Day on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. For more information on Georgia Music Partners, visit here.