White Paper Identifies Challenges and Opportunities Facing Georgia’s Music Industry

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ATLANTA, GA – Georgia Music Partners (GMP), the advocacy arm of The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter, has published a white paper on Georgia’s music industry providing a statewide outlook, analysis of competitive challenges and opportunities to boost economic impact while building an international brand. Georgia’s music industry has an economic impact of $3.7 billion, generates more than $300 million in tax revenue for state and local governments according to a 2011 economic impact study by B. William Riall, Ph.D. and commissioned by GMP. To access the white paper, go to https://georgiamusicpartners.org/white-paper/

The white paper addresses issues facing Georgia’s music industry sectors, including the creative community, music high tech, media post-production and live music and entertainment. The white paper also explores music industry growth areas in marketing, financial investment and higher education.

“GMP is seeking to develop and promote programs that start at the education stage and continue through the life cycle of a music person or company’s career,” said Mala Sharma, Co-president of GMP. “Our goal is to create and market brand awareness for Georgia music, promote growth in Georgia’s music economy and advocate for improved partnership between education and current industry needs.”

“What marvelous opportunities are before us to strengthen and grow Georgia’s music industry,” said Michele Rhea Caplinger, Senior Executive Director, The Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter and Vice President of GMP. “The collective enthusiasm within our creative community is contagious and unstoppable. Georgia’s great diversity is a perfect complement for growing our fertile creative landscape. It’s time to link arms, brain trust and resources. If we can create meaningful market brand awareness for Georgia music, as well facilitate improved partnerships between education and the music industry, we are certain to realize greater success for a healthier music economy in Georgia.”

About Georgia Music Partners

Georgia Music Partners, Inc. (GMP) is the authority that grows and improves the music economy in Georgia, operating in partnership with The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter. GMP is a 501c6 not-for-profit organization, which seeks to grow and protect the business of music and related music technology through economic development efforts, tax incentives and applicable educational opportunities. For more information, contact Scott Mills at 678-781-7201, scott@williammills.com or visit the organization’s website at https://georgiamusicpartners.org.

The Recording Academy

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.

Contact:         Scott Mills, APR