Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the City of McAllen, having completed the multi-step certification process, has been designated as a Music Friendly Community by the Texas Music Office (TMO). The Music Friendly Community program seeks to foster music business-related economic development in Texas cities and communities.
TALA Attorney Gwendolyn Seale’s “What You Need To Know About Distributing, Administering, and Monetizing Your Music” Seminar
The TMO's Music Friendly Community partners at El Paso International Music Foundation are hosting Texas Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts (TALA) attorney Gwendolyn Seale for a free seminar covering digital distribution and publishing administration; comparing and contrasting the terms and features of the major aggregators in the music distribution and administration spaces (Youtube, TikTok, Instagram), and music more.
End SXSW’s Music Week on a high note with one of the most highly anticipated events of the festival, the BMI Acoustic Brunch (co-sponsored by the Texas Music Office), taking place at Geraldine’s at the Hotel Van Zandt (605 Davis Street, Austin, TX), 10AM-1:30PM. INVITATION ONLY - RSVP required for entry.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the City of Bryan, having completed the multi-step certification process, has been designated as a Music Friendly Community by the Texas Music Office (TMO). The Music Friendly Community program seeks to foster music business-related economic development in Texas cities and communities.
This year, BMI will kick off its return to Austin with its signature Howdy Texas event, co-sponsored by the Texas Music Office. The exclusive day party will take place at the Saxon Pub, the location of the monthly songwriter series presented by the performing rights organization (PRO). The event will feature 6 full band sets and 5 Austin-specific solo acoustic sets. The event will serve as a celebration of the third-year anniversary of the opening of the BMI Austin office. Performances will include Rhea Raj, KALI, Kydd Jones, THEBROSFRESH, Ben Burgess, Sun Room, Jackson Scribner, Gabe Lee, Chief Cleopatra, Jesse Daniel, and Susannah Joffe.
Please join the Texas Music Office + City of Bryan on Friday, March 4, 2022 at the Grand Stafford Theater for a special night celebrating Bryan's official designation as a TMO-certified Music Friendly Community. Representatives from the TMO will join leaders and stakeholders from the Bryan music community for the formal presentation. Following the 7:30 pm certification ceremony, a free concert featuring the Mark Daniel Band and up and coming country artist, Brandon Hodde will commence at 8 pm.
Musicians! Learn about the basics of copyright law and protecting your works through registration with the U.S. Copyright Office. Attorney Gwendolyn Seale will guide the discussion with two staff members of the US Copyright Office; John Riley, Assistant General Counsel, and Holland Gormley, Public Affairs Specialist. Panelists will also address practical issues relating to collaborations and joint ownership of works, and discuss issues pertaining to beats and samples. Additionally, TALA’s popular annual seminar is back for 2022 with a two-part online webinar featuring TWO CPA’s.
The Texas Music Office (TMO) and the Grapevine Convention & Visitor's Bureau will co-host a virtual Music Friendly Community workshop on Tuesday, February 15 at 6 pm CST. TMO Community Relations and Outreach Specialist Chip Adams will co-host the workshop via livestream to represent the TMO, answer questions, and speak about the Music Friendly Community program.