New Legislation Promotes Georgia Music Industry

Georgia Legislation
Posted at 5:30 PM, Jan 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-31 14:20:55-05

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTXL) - New legislation was introduced today that promotes the growth of Georgia’s music industry.

According to the Georgia House of Representatives, State Representative Matt Dollar introduced House Bill 196, which provides state tax exemptions on royalty income for musicians.

Representatives say "this legislation is designed to not only retain and attract talent, but to also allow Georgia to compete with other states."

Additionally, Dollar believes this music bill will help create a wide variety of jobs in the industry and has great economic development potential for Georgia. 

The bill comes right on time for Georgia's Music Day at the State Capitol, tomorrow, Wednesday, February 1st. The annual event brings together and celebrates Georgia’s entire music industry and recognizes this industry at the capitol.