Dear Friends of Georgia’s Music Industry,
GMP has been quite busy this past year on multiple fronts, and we are finishing the year strong:
We’re continuing our partnership with Sound Diplomacy mapping the studios and venues in Fulton County. We have conducted scores of interviews and collected hundreds of data points, which will be assembled into a final report in 2020.
We are excited to share that two of our legislative advisors have been named to the Governors Music, Film and Digital Entertainment Commission – congratulations Mala Sharma and Steve Weizenecker. In addition, Steve Weizenecker was the keynote speaker at an event hosted by The Atlanta Business Chronicle in early December. One of GMP’s creative advisors, John Hopkins from the Zac Brown Band served on the music panel as well. If you haven’t read the corresponding article, check it out here.
We will continue to work with local, city, state government to grow investment and opportunity for Georgia’s music industry in 2020. One of our big priorities in 2020 is to make the necessary changes to the Georgia Music Investment Act. Rep. Josh Bonner introduced HB-347, a “clean up” bill that would lower the spending thresholds, allow projects to be aggregated, and enable transferability of credits under the Music Investment Act. These requests fall in line with the successful film and digital incentives.
We hope that we can count on your continued support of GMP in 2020. We look forward to seeing you in one of our events next year.
Happy Holidays from all of us at GMP!