GMP President Update – March 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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 …

Recent Update on HB-155

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We’re very happy to report that we passed out of the Georgia Senate Finance Committee with a vote of 9-2. There were some changes made that we hope to address, resolve, and fix. They have put a 10 day minimum on the touring component of the bill. They have reduced the credit to 15% only. We hope to get on …

Georgia Music Partners Adds Music Industry Leaders To Team

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2017 GEORGIA MUSIC PARTNERS ADDS MUSIC INDUSTRY LEADERS TO TEAM — Shani Sammons, David Barbe, DiAndria Green and Craig Hoffman tapped for board and advisory roles —  ATLANTA — Georgia Music Partners (GMP) announced the appointment of Shani Sammons to the board of directors; and David Barbe, DiAndria Green and Craig Hoffman to the advisory board. …