Looking Back: Georgia Music Day to HB-155, The Georgia Music Investment Act

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For those of you who do not know, Georgia Music Partners has been on the front lines of advocating for our industry since 2010. We formed out of the Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter’s advocacy committee when we realized that music wasn’t included in the original entertainment tax incentive for film and video games. Since that time, we have fought to keep music funding in schools, we have strived to get legislation passed in a number of areas including tax exemption for instruments and recording studios and we led the charge to stop the Atlanta studio ordinance that threatened to hurt local recording studios. We thought it would be nice to have a Throwback Thursday to the first ever Georgia Music Day on January 24, 2012. These musicians and industry professionals pictured below have been building relationships with Georgia lawmakers for a long time to get us to this point. Help us get HB155 crossed over to the Senate by calling your representative today.

Pictured below: Artists from diverse genres attended including: Johnny Colt (Black Crowes/Train/Lynyrd Skynyrd); Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones); Mac Powell (Third Day); Corey Smith (Artist); Robert Spano (Music Director, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra); Kristian and Brandon Bush (Sugarland); Coy Bowles and John Hopkins (Zac Brown Band); Anthony David (Artist); and David V. Johnson (Drivin N Cryin).