This section is for musicians, it includes links for both Georgia and National music organizations, and includes a list of Georgia music festivals. Additional resources for musicians will be added as this section is completed. Visit the main menu for artist residency programs in Georgia.

Notice to the Georgia Music Industry:

REPORT OF THE GEORGIA HOUSE MUSIC INDUSTRY STUDY COMMITTEE          Download Music Industry Study Committee Report 2014 PDF

The Georgia House of Representatives established a special study committee of the Music Industry in 2013. The Study Committee held meetings in five Georgia cities and has published its Report which you can find at the link below. There were three primary recommendations.

1. Marketing. The Committee recommends the state fund the development and implementation of a strategic marketing plan in FY 15 to aggressively promote Georgia music talent, business, education and tourism—as well as the music component of the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act—across multiple platforms through the Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office (FMDE) of the Georgia Dept. of Economic Development (GDEcD).

2. Measurement. The Committee recommends that the state facilitate a comprehensive economic impact analysis of Georgia’s music industry to provide a baseline from which to measure future growth. The study should be as inclusive as possible in measuring the direct and indirect impact of music in Georgia and take into account that an industry based on intellectual property, significant sole proprietorships, an expansive structure of micro-businesses and numerous intersections with other creative industries is difficult to categorize solely by standardized classification systems like the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS). Further, the Committee recommends that the Georgia General Assembly consider forming a Joint House-Senate Music Industry Oversight Committee for the purpose of reviewing the process, participation and findings of the economic impact analysis.

3. Preservation/Heritage. The Committee recommends that the University of Georgia Special Collections Library examine opportunities to expand public access and extend the reach of its music-related archives through partnerships with other organizations. UGA’s Special Collections Libraries hold the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Collection, deposited there following the museum’s closure in 2011, as well as a growing number of special collections documenting Georgia music and the music industry. The Special Collections Libraries also house an extensive media archive, including the Peabody Awards collection, while the Music Library and the Main Library house the University’s voluminous music-related holdings.


Atlanta Music Project
1280 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 4074
Atlanta, GA 30309


The Recording Academy
Atlanta Chapter
3290 Northside Parkway, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30327


Georgia Music Foundation
P.O. Box 78850
Atlanta, Georgia 30357

Georgia Music Partners
c/o The Recording Academy
3290 Northside Pkwy, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30327


Georgia Music Educators Association
218 Willis Drive
Stockbridge, GA 30281


Georgia Music Teachers Association
1794 Lake Heights Circle
Dacula, GA 30019


Georgia Music Industry Association
1125 Edgewater Drive
Atlanta, Ga 30328


Music in Columbus
c/o Columbus Jazz Society
Liberty Theatre and Cultural Center,
813 8th Ave Columbus, GA 31901

Georgia Music Festivals

A3C Hip Hop Festival
October in Atlanta
The three-day “All 3 Coasts” festival features music and multi-media performances, workshops and more.

June in Athens
Annual Music and Arts Festival and Half-Marathon support music and arts education in Athens.

Atlanta Jazz Festival
May in Atlanta
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, AJF is a Memorial Day Weekend tradition

June in Atlanta
The South’s premier Christian music festival is held each year at Stone Mountain Park

Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival
May in Thomson
The blues legend’s hometown features a day of American music in his honor.

Bragg Jam
July in Macon
Summer music festival features multiple stages and venues

Georgia Mountain Fair
North Georgia must-do with national acts featured in daily concerts

Gram Parsons Guitar Pull
September in Waycross
The annual music & camping weekend pays tribute to Parsons, who grew up in Waycross

Music Midtown
September in Atlanta
After a six-year hiatus, the festival returned in 2011 in a new home at Piedmont Park

National Black Arts Festival
July in Atlanta
Annual summer musical highlights feature gospel, blues, jazz, soul and more

Raccoon Creek Bluegrass Festival
July in Dallas
Bluegrass and gospel fans congregate in the country for a weekend of music

Savannah Jazz Festival
Free events throughout the city are presented annually by the Coastal Jazz Association

Savannah Music Festival
March/April in Savannah
A 17-day, world-class celebration of the musical arts in the gorgeous setting of Georgia’s First City

Savannah Stopover Festival
Always the weekend in March before SXSW, Stopover features almost 100 bands in all genres

Westobou Festival
September in Augusta
A variety of fine and performing arts are presented over ten days


New Music USA
90 John Street, Suite 312
New York, NY 10038


Chamber Music America
12 West 32nd Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001-3813


League of American Orchestras
33 West 60th Street 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023