What You Need to Know: Atlanta Sound Studio Ordinance

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Thanks to your hard work, phone calls, and letters we defeated the ordinance for a second time at the zoning committee meeting on January 11th. We have now come to the final step in the political process. We need you to call, write the city council, and join us on January 17th to stand together against the studio ordinance.

The proposed ordinance now advances to the full city council for a final vote this coming Tuesday, January 17th. Our sound recording studios have brought millions of dollars into the city’s economy, created jobs and helped to nurture the homegrown talent and culture that has given the city of Atlanta its prominence in the entertainment industry worldwide. Additional restrictions such as the proposed ordinance will keep new businesses from developing in our area. The ordinance is requiring studios to obtain special use permits, mandated soundproofing regulations and at least 300ft distance from residences (targeting home studios).

Please join us at the next city council meeting, January 17, 2017. The meeting is in the Atlanta City Hall annex downtown at 55 Trinity Avenue, from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. We expect our vote to take place towards the end of the meeting but need our presence to be felt in the chamber the entire time. Please carpool, bring your friends, and wear red. We’ve been advised that our vote will be near the end of the agenda, but we’ll post updates via our Facebook and Twitter pages as we receive more news.

Action: Take advantage now of our action tool and send a message or reach out directly to your city council member or use the information below to contact them.

City council members and contact information: (Members listed in “bold” voted “no” on the ordinance during the zoning committee meeting.)

President Ceasar Mitchell ccmitchell@atlantaga.gov (404) 330-6052
District 1 Carla Smith csmith@atlantaga.gov (404) 330-6039
District 2 Kwanza Hall khall@atlantaga.gov (404) 330-6038
District 3 Ivory Lee Young, Jr. ilyoung@atlantaga.gov (404) 330-6046
District 4 Cleta Winslow cwinslow@atlantaga.gov (404) 330-6047
District 5 Natalyn Mosby Archibong narchibong@atlantaga.gov (404) 330-6048
District 6 Alex Wan awan@atlantaga.gov (404) 330-6049
District 7 Howard Shook hshook@atlantaga.gov (404) 330-6050
District 8 Yolanda Adrian yadrean@atlantaga.gov (404) 330-6051
District 9 Felicia A. Moore fmoore@atlantaga.gov (404) 330-6044
District 10 C. T. Martin cmartin@atlantaga.gov (404) 330-6055
District 11 Keisha Lance Bottoms kbottoms@atlantaga.gov (404) 330-6054
District 12 Joyce Sheperd jmsheperd@atlantaga.gov (404) 330-6053
Post 1 Michael Julian Bond mbond@atlantaga.gov (404) 330-6770
Post 2 Mary Norwood mnorwood@atlantaga.gov (404) 330-6302
Post 3 Andre Dickens adickens@atlantaga.gov (404) 330-6041

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Georgia Music Partners
Atlanta Federation of Musicians
Atlanta Institute of Music and Media
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Bravo Ocean
Bryan-Michael Cox
Captive Sound Studios, Inc.
Creative Sound Concepts
EDF Developers
Flo (Florian Ongonga)
Foz Rock-Musician (Avenue of the Giants, REHAB)
ICON Studios
Indiehitmaker (Bram Bessoff)

Jan Smith Studios (Mama Jan Smith)

Mean Streets Studios
Mike Froedge/Open Sky Studio
Mixed by Miles (Miles Walker)
Neurotic Media
Phil Tan –Grammy Award Winning Producer/Engineer
Placement Music (Tammy Hurt)
Red Tuxedo Mastering
Redwarbler Music, LLC
SAE Institute Atlanta
Silent Sound
Soul Asylum Studios Group LLC
Sound and Stone Studios
Sound Resort Studios
Stone and Tashia Stafford
Street Execs Studios
The Caldwell Group
The Zero Mile LLC
Top 40 Recording Studios
Triangle Sound (Tricky Stewart)
Twelve Music and Studios
Wholeteam Enterprises, LLC
Zac Recording