The Metro Council could soon make legal the many home recording studios in Nashville that currently operate on the fringes of the law. The Council is set for a third and final vote on the bill tomorrow night. Parts of the proposal are still up in the air.
The bill’s sponsor, Megan Barry, says there are more than a half-dozen potential tweaks that could be added. One could exempt whole neighborhoods from the proposal. Barry has a problem with that, saying it shouldn’t just single out certain areas:
“I think we sometimes have conversations about being able to carve out pieces of the county, and just have an activity happen in only… you know, ‘just in my district, but not in that district.’ I think for this one, musicians live all over Nashville, and this is a recognition that we’re Music City, they exist here, and they live everywhere in Davidson County.”
Barry’s proposal has the blessing of the Nashville Musicians Association. The group says it’ll go along with Barry on any change to the bill she supports.