The 2016 Georgia Legislative Session began this week. Michele Caplinger (The Recording Academy), Mala Sharma and Tammy Hurt (Georgia Music Partners), along with Ed Roland (Collective Soul) and John Driskell Hopkins (Zac Brown Band) presented Governor Nathan Deal with an original R. Land Georgia Music print in conjunction with the start of the session.
From L to R: John D. Hopkins (Zac Brown Band), Tammy Hurt (Georgia Music Partners), Mala Sharma (Georgia Music Partners), Governor Nathan Deal, Michele Caplinger (The Recording Academy), Ed Roland(Collective Soul). Photo credit: Andrea Briscoe (Governors office).
Monday also marked the start of a year-long initiative, to improve the business landscape for Georgia’s music industry and create a business environment that will allow Georgia music to succeed in the future. This includes introducing legislation that will provide tax incentives on both the live and recording side of the business.
Featured on page 87 of the March/April 2016 Oz Magazine.