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President Donald Trump signed H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law this week. It is the third and most extensive, measure enacted to provide relief and aid related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes economic and health coverage protection provisions for individuals, employers, and key sectors of the music industry. We've prepared a summary of some of the key benefits for music industry professionals.
Learn about the plethora of livestream concerts happeningn today from Texas-based artists. As almost all events are canceling and rescheduling for the foreseeable future, musicians are moving to social media and digital platforms to livestream concerts from their homes, empty venues, or wherever they can.
Resources & Info for Texas Music Businesses Affected by COVID-19: SBA Disaster Loan Info, Small Business FAQs, Emergency Assistance Grants, Unemployment Assistance
The TMO has complied resources & information for Texas music businesses professionals affected by COVID-19, including: SBA Disaster Loan Info, Small Business FAQs, Emergency Assistance Grants, and Unemployment Assistance.
Due to the city of Austin and Travis County’s declarations on March 6th, the March 2020 SXSW Conference, Festivals and related events have been canceled. As such, the Let’s Talk Texas event on Tuesday, March 17 will no longer take place.
The Texas Music Office lists Texas music industry-related jobs on our social media channels with the hashtag #TXMusicJobs. There are currently Texas music industry-related jobs available in Dallas, Austin, Houston, Irving, and San Antonio via LiveNation, Frontgate Tickets, KMFA, and MOOD Media.
Continuing with our ongoing 5 Questions With An Industry Professional interview series, we spoke with Native Texan and longtime music photojournalist Pat Blashill who has compiled his life's work into a new photo book Texas Is the Reason: The Mavericks of Lone Star Punk (Bazillion Points, February 29), covering the origins of Texas punk rock music and how much of it centered in Austin and San Antonio.
The Texas Music Office invites Houston's music business professionals (artists, promoters, managers, agents, & every profession in-between) to come out for some networking and hang-time. Learn about the TMO's programs, including their license plate grant program and their new Music Friendly Community program. Learn how to take advantage of the TMO's tax exemption for producers of audio master recordings.
For the fourth year in a row, the Texas Music Office helped provide stages for Texas musicians at the annual Folk Alliance International Conference, held this year in New Orleans. The TMO partnered with our friends at the Kessler Presents to host the official Lone Star Showcase. Riana Rose, Andrew Pressman and Rory Cloud joined Matt the Electrician to kick off the evening followed by an emotional set by Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin. SaulPaul turned a folk concert into a dance party with his set and Lindsay Beaver brought some Texas rockabilly to the New Orleans stage. Los Texmaniacs were joined by Peter Rowan to close out the show to a full house of promoters, booking agents, managers, publicists, journalists and DJs.