The Atlanta City Council on January 17th voted down a proposal that would have imposed new restrictions on recording studios within the city limits.
The proposed ordinance, introduced by Councilwoman Felicia Moore, would have required studios to be inside soundproof buildings at least 500 feet from residential areas, and have off-street parking spaces proportional to their square footage. In recent years there have been an increase in the number of disruptive incidents at certain studios, from noise complaints and parties to gunfire. Last year, rapper Bankroll Fresh was shot to death outside of Street Execs Studio.
After a strong lobbying effort by Georgia Music Partners and other local music industry groups and individuals (many of whom are seen in this photo), the measure was defeated by a vote of 14-1, with Moore the only council member voting in favor of it.