Legislative Update from GMP

** Update on House Bill 347 ** Dear friends of the arts, Georgia Music Partners would like to thank all the supporters, sponsors and members that reached out to their legislators in support of HB347. This bill was introduced as a cleanup bill in order to make the necessary changes to the original bill that would allow it to be …

President Update: GMP’s Recording Studios Directory

This year has flown by fast, and I find it hard to believe it’s already summer. We’ve been planning our marketing approach to the Georgia Music Tax Incentive, working diligently with our Task Forces to define go-to-market tactics, as well as strategizing with our Member Companies about the “Aggregation” concept. The aggregation concept is designed to allow entities who are …

GMP President Update – March 2018

Dear GMP Community,   It has been a few weeks since our last update. As you will see below, we have been very active putting in motions plans in line with the mission I articulated in my last email. Today’s update covers the following: An update about the activities of our three core Committees, (i) Legislative Affairs, (ii) Workforce Readiness …

GMP is off to a great start in 2018

Happy January everyone, I’m pleased to report that GMP is off to a great start in 2018! Last week was a pretty big week: Not only did we spread the word during Grammy Week in NYC by sponsoring the Music Business Association’s global NY:LON Connect conference kick-off lunch with ChooseATL, the following day Billboard ran an amazing piece on the …

Important News From Tammy

Friends, It has been a privilege and humbling experience to serve as president of Georgia Music Partners (GMP) these last 7 years. With a huge legislative win and Governor Deal’s signing of HB 155 into Georgia’s Music Investment Act, the stage is set for Georgia to exponentially grow its music industry. While I have very much enjoyed being at the …

GMP Unveiled New Logo

GMP this week unveiled a fresh new look to launch the organization’s next phase of outreach – our new logo, Mr. Peachy with headphones. Our primary objective with the new logo is to promote inclusiveness. We sought a clean, professional and entertaining look with a nod to Georgia, which was achieved by featuring the peach. Its sassy look is inviting …

GOVERNOR NATHAN DEAL SIGNS GEORGIA MUSIC INVESTMENT ACT, HB-155

GEORGIA MUSIC PARTNERS SUCCESSFULLY BROUGHT TOGETHER VARIOUS INDUSTRIES TO ACHIEVE TAX INCENTIVE FOR MUSIC INDUSTRY Tax Incentive Expected To Boost Music Industry in Georgia ATLANTA — Georgia Music Partners (GMP) and more than 200 music-related businesses applaud the passage of the Georgia Music Investment Act (House Bill 155), signed into law by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. “We have started another …

Georgia Music Investment Act – HB-155 – Passes Final Vote

V-I-C-T-O-R-Y! Georgia Music Partners (GMP) is very pleased to announce that the Georgia Music Investment Act – HB-155 – passed the Georgia General Assembly today. This is a significant milestone: the first-ever targeted incentive specifically for music in Georgia. GMP and the Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter have been advocating on behalf of Georgia’s diverse music industry for over seven years. We are …

Midnight Update – Down to the Wire

Nothing like being down to the wire. Today, Thursday March 30th is Legislative Day 40 of the Georgia Legislative session, also known as Sine Die. It is the last day bills can be passed this session. To make sure everyone understands the process, HB-155 started out in the Georgia House of Representatives, and a few changes were made before it was approved and moved …

Another Milestone!

ANOTHER MILESTONE! Georgia Music Partners is pleased to report that HB-155 passed the Georgia Senate, 46-7, but it’s not time to celebrate just yet…. There have been some amendments made that we hope to change before Sine Die (the last day of the session), Thursday, March 30, 2017: · A 10 day minimum has been placed on the touring component …