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TAG Digital Media & Entertainment Presents: How Does the Music Tax Credit Benefit the Music Industry


June 27, 2018

Turner Broadcast
1050 Techwood Drive, N.W. 
Bldg. 1020/HUB - Conference Room 
Atlanta Ga. 30318

6:00-8:00 PM

The General Assembly passed the Georgia Musical Investment Act (started as HB-155 -  effective January 1, 2018).  This act, led by Georgia Music Partners (GMP), was passed to retain Georgia talent and create jobs, such jobs as, musicians, logistics consultants, caterers, lawyers, accountants, composers, engineers, stage designers, lighting designers, managers, promoters and booking agents. 
This event is a round-table discussion focusing on the incentives this act is designed to create and how people in the Music Industry can possibly benefit.

Rohan Crawford

A graduate of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, Rohan has a background in finance, consulting and now in the technology space. Rohan has recently made a move into the Agile space as a Scrum Master where he's lead development teams to deliver value while continuously improve their processes and greater embrace the Agile mindset. In his free time, Rohan enjoys doing CrossFit, training in martial arts and being active in the Agile community.

Amanda Brown - Turner Broadcasting Tax Director 
Amanda has 19 years experience in state and local tax, including time at a Big 4 accounting firm and 12 years of industry experience at Turner.  Her expertise is in entertainment credit legislation and program administration.  Currently, she is the Tax Director leading Turner’s state and local tax planning and advocacy initiatives, including credits and incentives.  When not working, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and working out.

Curtis Daniel III - CEO / Co-owner of Patchwerk Recording Studios 
Curtis is a graduate from Michigan State University.  He is the majority owner of 5ten15twenty (a group fundraiser site for well-known artist & producers), sole owner of The Talent Incubators (which signs & develops producers), and a minority owner of Atlanta’s Streetz 94.5 FM radio station.

Shachar Oren - President of Georgia Music Partners (GMP), President/CEO of Neurotic Media
Shachar, President of Georgia Music Partners (GMP), is responsible for the Georgia music tax incentive that enables music companies with qualified expenditures in Georgia to save 15%-20% (!) of their cost.

Christina Ottaviano -  Secretary of the Atlanta Federation of Musicians,  Local 148-462
Christina has served with the American Federation of Musicians since 2012. She previously served as an AFM Local Executive Board Director and Regional Orchestra Players Association Delegate for the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. She’s a double bassist with a Bachelors and Masters in Music Performance.  She is a member of the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, Atlanta Opera Orchestra, and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

Chris Rickwood - Composer and Best known for Creating Dramatic Musical Scores for Video Games
Chris work ranges from catchy melodies underscoring fights with cartoon evil geniuses to massive soundscapes suitable for building and destroying empires. Blending the traditional with the modern, Rickwood’s musical style is often a marriage of current musical genres with traditional instrumentation and orchestration. Hip hop for hammered dulcimer or heavy metal for full orchestra are the norm. Credits include Paladins, Smite, Rising Storm, Orcs Must Die, Age of Empires Online, Madden NFL 12, Global Agenda, and Tribes: Ascend.

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