Moderated by Rick Badie
Georgia’s film’s industry has become an economic blockbuster with an impact of $3.3 billion in 2013, according to the the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office. Could the state’s renowned musical moxie — a palette of hip-hop, country and rock — prove just as lucrative? That’s the subject for today.
Market Georgia music
By Ben Harbin
Last fall, the House music industry study committee and I set out to examine the music industry in Georgia and explore strategies to grow it. We knew the names of many Georgia artists, and a 2011 study showed the industry had a $3.77 billion economic impact and supported 20,000 jobs. But until we visited Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Macon and Savannah and heard testimony from more than 100 individuals, we had no idea how expansive “Georgia music” really is.
The committee heard from artists, composers and producers who create content that is performed,streamed and licensed for use in movies, television, games and