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Ga. Officials Look To Music Industry For Economic Boost

Some state lawmakers are eyeing the for-profit music industry to bring in money.
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WABE’s Amy Kiley spoke with Reps. Matt Dollar and Spencer Frye about a bipartisan effort to support Georgia’s music industry.

Television and movies have a $6 billion impact on Georgia’s economy each year.

Now, some lawmakers are eyeing more arts to bring in money: the for-profit music industry.

State Reps. Spencer Frye, a Democrat, and Matt Dollar, a Republican, are members of a study committee that explored how to support that industry.

Now, they’re ready to propose legislation.  The two representatives spoke with WABE’s Amy Kiley.  Dollar began with an overview of the committee.

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