Georgia Senate Music Workforce Development Committee Update

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Georgia Music Partners would like to thank Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan for recognizing the need and importance of appointing the Senate Music Workforce Development Study Committee. Chairing the committee is long time music supporter and advocate, Jeff Mullis (Chickamauga), as well as past music committee members President Pro Tempore, Butch Miller (Gainesville) and Senator Tyler Harper (Ocilla) as well as …

DeKalb County answers call for support of our creative community

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The live music sector has been crippled by the pandemic. GMP would like to thank Dekalb County for providing CARES act funding to the Creative Arts Community to address this specific crisis. Dekalb County’s leadership is very valuable at this time of need. Here are the details of the program they announced this week:   District 3 Commissioner Larry Johnson …

Urge Congress to pass the RESTART Act

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Tomorrow, the entire Live Entertainment Industry is participating in a nationwide movement to urge Congress to pass the RESTART Act.  On September 1, from 9 p.m. – 12 midnight (local time), as many as 1,500 venues, stages, and other buildings across the U.S. will be lit in red, with supporting messages delivered to Congress and shared on social media. We …

How are you impacted by COVID-19?

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C4 Atlanta (a local arts service nonprofit organization) is tracking the impact of COVID-19 on Atlanta’s artist community and we need your help. In April, we released a survey to gauge initial impact, and now, four months in, we have released a follow up to gauge where artists are at now, the Atlanta Artist COVID-19 Continuing Impact Survey.   How are …

ANNOUNCING – GEORGIA DAY OF ACTION to #SAVEGEORGIASTAGES AUGUST 4, 2020

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#SAVEGEORGIASTAGES Next Tuesday, August 4, venues, promoters, festivals, and artists across the state will join together to promote a Georgia Day of Action, with the state specific hashtag #SAVEGEORGIASTAGES, to call on Senators Loeffler & Perdue and our respective Congresspeople to support the live performance and event industries in the federal stimulus package up for a vote within weeks. Ultimately our …

GMP’s C-19 Response Program Was a Resounding Success

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Last month, Georgia Music Partners and gener8ator offered Georgia creatives and music industry professionals access to the “Georgia Emergency Response Program,” where participants had access to a free webinar series and other virtual programming to help them cope with the effects of COVID-19. The Emergency Response Program ultimately attracted over 350 individuals in the Georgia music industry – and 445 …

Coronavirus Relief Funding

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Urge Congress to Protect Music Makers in Coronavirus Relief Funding. During these unprecedented times, Congress is actively working on relief packages to support Americans, our health, and our economic well-being. It is critical that self-employed, freelance and independent music makers have access to relief funding to help alleviate any of the financial burdens inflicted by canceled tours and gigs, studio …

Update on SB441 amendment to the music incentive

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Today is “crossover day” – the last day of this session for a bill to crossover from one chamber of the house to the other in Georgia. The velocity in which things change at the Capital is intense. Unfortunately, the bill(s) that would make the needed changes to allow the music incentive to be utilized won’t be put forward this …

GMP Legislative Update for March 2020

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Thursday, March 12th is crossover day and the need to get legislation from one chamber to the other is critical for a bill to survive. We are tracking and supporting several bills as well as keeping an eye on some troublesome trends we are seeing nationally to keep them from arising here.   SB 441:  Amendment to Georgia Music Investment …

Meet Aneesah Bray, GMP’s Secretary

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Aneesah Bray holds multiple executive roles: She is the CEO of Creative Collective Capital (C3), the Principle at Aneesah Bray Consulting, and the President of GPP (GMP’s equivalent organization on the film side). She made Georgia home back in 1994. We sat down for a quick interview about her roots and her career in music:   What did music represent …