ATTENTION: City of Atlanta Sound Recording Studio’s, Engineers, Educator’s and Stakeholders – WRITE OR CALL ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL TODAY!!
A proposed Sound Studio Ordinance (Z-16-069) introduced by Councilwoman Felicia Moore is threatening Atlanta’s music industry by targeting recording studios.
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 Atlanta its prominence in the entertainment industry worldwide. Any 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 500ft distance from residences(targeting home studios).
Write a short letter on YOUR LETTERHEAD to YOUR Councilperson today. If you don’t live in the City limits, please write to the Zoning Committee Members listed below. Explain how the ordinance would negatively impact your business.
Here are some helpful talking points:
- Encourage Zoning Committee Members to vote“NO” on the proposed Ordinance.
· This ordinance WILL Drive business and customers away from the city and state.
- The issue is one of crime and noise across the city wherever it may occur.
·Musicians are creative professionals that contribute to the workforce and tax base of this city.
· These incidents and individuals do not represent the greater creative community.
- This type of “Spot Zoning” unfairly targets the creative community and opens the city up for unnecessary
lawsuits and costly legal fights.
YOUR CITY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE AND CONTACT INFORMATION:
If you are not sure WHO your council member is, we have includes a map and contact info:
Email your letter. Below is a link to City Council Members and their contact information. Please copy us on your email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are collecting letters to present to the Zoning Committee during their next Committee Meeting.
Carla Smith (Chairman)
ENCOURAGE 5 PEOPLE in your network to write letters. We need a diverse cross section of businesses and industry stakeholders to advocate on our behalf.
PLEASE JOIN US tomorrow, January 11, 2017 for the Zoning Committee Meeting and wear RED. The Zoning Committee Meeting will be held in the Atlanta City Hall annex downtown at 55 Trinity Avenue, at 9:30am in Council Committee room #1. The members of the Zoning Committee will vote on the ordinance at this time. We will present our 500 letters to each member of the committee at this time.
Also, mark you calendar for the MOST important date, January 17th, when the full board of the Atlanta City Council will vote on this issue. Check back here and on social media @gamusicpartners on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for further details, time and location.
As you know, Georgia Music Partners is an advocacy coalition of music industry professionals, educators and artists. We exist because we know that creating and studying music matters for our schools and our economy. We have worked with local and state lawmakers for over 6 years to help create more job opportunities and attract music businesses to Atlanta as well as Athens, Macon, Savannah and Augusta.
Georgia Music Partners
Atlanta Federation of Musicians
Atlanta Institute of Music and Media
Avatar Events Group
Blue Room Studios
Captive Sound Studios, Inc.
Creative Sound Concepts
Flo (Florian Ongonga)
Foz Rock-Musician (Avenue of the Giants, REHAB)
Indiehitmaker (Bram Bessoff)
Mean Streets Studios
Mike Froedge/Open Sky Studio
Mixed by Miles (Miles Walker)
Phil Tan –Grammy Award Winning Producer/Engineer
The Caldwell Group
Placement Music (Tammy Hurt)
Red Tuxedo Mastering
Redwarbler Music, LLC
SAE Institute Atlanta
Soul Asylum Studios Group LLC
Sound and Stone Studios
Sound Resort Studios
Stone and Tashia Stafford
Street Execs Studios
The Zero Mile LLC
Top 40 Recording Studios
Triangle Sound (Tricky Stewart)
Twelve Music and Studios
Wholeteam Enterprises, LLC