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Watch the Archive Editions of the Mechanical Licensing Collective + TMO Co-Sponsored Webinars: THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL AUDIO MECHANICAL ROYALTIES FROM DSPs IN THE USA
On Tuesday, December 8th - and on December 16th - the TMO welcomed the newly created Mechanical Licensing Collective (the MLC) to Texas as we joined the MLC in co-hosting two FREE webinars for Texas music creators, producers, and self-administered songwriters entitled “THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL AUDIO MECHANICAL ROYALTIES FROM DSPs IN THE UNITED STATES." The webinars provided crucial information for songwriters who administer their own publishing to help ensure they receive this important revenue stream from digital service providers.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Arlington, 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 economic development in Texas cities and communities. TMO Community Relations & Outreach Specialist Chip Adams will present the Music Friendly Community designation to Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams on Friday, December 18, 2020, at 12:30 PM during a virtual certification ceremony in partnership with Levitt Pavilion Arlington, the City of Arlington, and the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau.
On Tuesday, December 8th at 11:00 am CT - and on December 16th at 1:00 pm CT - the TMO welcomes the newly created Mechanical Licensing Collective (the MLC) as the host two FREE webinars for Texas music creators and producers entitled “THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL AUDIO MECHANICAL ROYALTIES FROM DSPs IN THE UNITED STATES." The webinars will provide information for artists and music producers to help ensure they are receiving this important revenue stream from digital service providers.
Don’t mess with Texas is launching a contest as big as the Lone Star State to find its new anti- litter theme song. The Don’t mess with Texas “Lone Star Song Search” invites Texans to compose an original song to compete for prizes provided by iHeart Media, Guitar Center and the School of Rock. Two winners will be selected in two different categories with each winning valuable prizes.
23 Texas born-or-based acts received a total of 37 Grammy nominations in advance of the 63rd GRAMMY Awards, which will be broadcast live on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, on CBS at 7:00 pm CT. Beyoncé leads the entire field of nominees with nine nominations for her music across various media formats. With her nine nominations, Beyoncé makes another career milestone, adding to her 79 total nominations throughout her entirer music career, making her the most-nominated woman in Grammy history.
On Monday, November 16, the Texas Music Office and Hear Fort Worth will co-host a virtual, one-day conference to bring together music friendly communities in Texas to discuss the future of the Texas music industry. The goal of the virtual conference is to create an environment for music friendly communities to collaborate and discuss recovery strategies for musicians, venues and the music industry in Texas. Speakers will include Brendon Anthony, director of the Texas Music Office; Adriana Cruz, Executive Director of the Office of the Governor's Economic Development & Tourism Division; and many more. Roundtable discussions among cities will also be part of the programming.
Thanks to the hard work Joel Novosad, Director of the City of Victoria's Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Texas Music Office and the Texas Film Commission will certify Victoria as a Music Friendly and Film Friendly Community on Tuesday, November 17th during Victoria's upcoming City Council meeting. The event can be live-streamed in real time.
Friday morning, October 30, 2020, city and state officials, New Braunfels' Chamber of Commerce staff and board members, local media, and representatives of Gruene Historic District met for a special presentation in Gruene Hall, Texas' Oldest Dance Hall. New Braunfels, TX was officially certified as a “Music Friendly Community” in Texas by the Office of Governor Greg Abbott's Texas Music Office.