Atlanta - Georgia Music Investment Act

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Atlanta Chapter

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    Taylor Middle School String Ensemble directed by Nicole Thompson (Music Educator Award Finalist)
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    Third Day's Mac Powell, Representative Amy Carter (R. Valdosta, GA) and Atlanta Chapter President former member of Third Day, Tai Anderson.
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    Georgia Music Day 2017 attendees.

This week, both the House of Representatives and the State Senate recognized the impact of Georgia’s music industry on our great state with “Georgia Music Day.” Artists from diverse genres and music business leaders came out to celebrate Georgia’s music industry and the importance of the Georgia Music Investment Act, also known as HB155. This new legislation, introduced by Representative Amy Carter (R. Valdosta, GA), will help create more than 10,000 new job opportunities for Georgia’s diverse music industry by attracting recording, scoring and live tour rehearsal productions to the state. The music industry currently generates $3.7 billion in annual revenue for Georgia. The Bill is supported by Georgia Music Partners, the authority that grows and improves the music economy in Georgia.

Performances included Mac Powell, Third Day (GRAMMY®-winning artist and Dove Award recipient), and the Taylor Middle School String Ensemble, directed by Nicole Thompson (Music Educator Award Finalist). Also in attendance were Lt. Georgia Governor Casey Cagle, House Speaker David Ralston, Representative Amy Carter (R. Valdosta, GA), Councilman Kwanza Hall (Atlanta City Council, District 2), Keisha Hines (Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Georgia Chamber of Commerce), Tammy Hurt (President, Georgia Music Partners), Michele Caplinger (Senior Executive Director, The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter/Georgia Music Partners), Mala Sharma (Georgia Music Partners) and guests including: Sugarland, Sheryl Crow Band, Black Crowes, Drivin’ N Cryin’, Casting Crowns, Atlanta Pops Orchestra, Yacht Rock Revue and more.


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Chapter Information

Senior Executive Director
Michele Rhea Caplinger

President - Tai Anderson

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