Shachar Oren, Founder and CEO of Neurotic Media, was elected President of Georgia Music Partners (GMP), the authority that promotes, grows and improves the music economy in the state of Georgia. GMP was the primary driver behind Georgia’s Music Investment Act (HB-155), which Governor Deal signed into law in May 2017. GMP is now focused on promoting Georgia’s Music Investment Act to the music industry nationally and locally in order to drive job growth in Georgia, and emphasize workforce readiness strategy in collaboration with academia. GMP is led by a Board of industry professionals who all volunteer pro bono to drive GMP’s mission forward.
The following post was made on the GMP site by exiting founding president Tammy Hurt on September 8th, 2017:
It has been a privilege and humbling experience to serve as president of Georgia Music Partners (GMP) these last 7 years. With a huge legislative win and Governor Deal’s signing of HB 155 into Georgia’s Music Investment Act, the stage is set for Georgia to exponentially grow its music industry. While I have very much enjoyed being at the helm of the organization, it’s time for me to concentrate on building my business and focus on fulfilling my role as national Trustee of the Recording Academy Atlanta. It’s an exciting evolution for me and it is a very good time for GMP.
I am passing the proverbial baton to my colleague, Shachar “Shac” Oren, who has served as a GMP board member since 2014. I believe he is the best person within the organization to lead GMP’s business and workforce development efforts to grow Georgia’s music economy. At our last board meeting, Shac was unanimously voted in as president. If you don’t already know him, he is CEO & President of both Neurotic Media and Amplified. Shac will follow up in upcoming days with information about GMP’s roadmap for 2017-2018.
I’m not leaving, just making way for the organization to continue on the path we have created together. I will continue to provide support to my fellow colleagues and the organization going forward as a board member and sponsor.
It has truly been an honor to have been a small part of the big journey.
Founding President, Georgia Music Partners