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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 11:19am

Georgia Music Industry Looking At Tax Incentives To Spur Growth

An advocacy group is hoping to get tax incentives for Georgia’s growing music industry.They want to get benefits like those that have created a film production boom in the state.

Georgia Music Partners grew out the Atlanta Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. They say under the current entertainment act many parts of the music industry can’t take advantage of tax breaks.

Tammy Hurt says right now they’re conducting a study to see what affect incentives could have on growing a business that’s already here.

“The music industry is responsible for about 2-billion dollars of impact in the state right now which equated to around 11-thousand jobs.”

Hurt says they are working with the same people who helped get film tax incentives passed, to come up with a plan for music. Right now 15 states offer incentives for the music industry.