Do you know a talented, deserving Texas-based 8th-11th grade artist who you think could be part of the Texas Cultural Trust's 2018 Young Masters class? The Texas Young Masters Program is a joint initiative between the Texas Cultural Trust and the Texas Commission on the Arts, recognizing student's excellence in music and other artistic disciplines. The program awards scholarship grants of $5,000 per year, for two years, nurturing our rising stars to become the Texas legends of tomorrow.
Last week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a new anti-counterfeiting bill (SB 1343) into law that strengthens protections against physical music piracy and provides law enforcement representatives and prosecutors with clear and efficient legal tools that can be used to protect the Texas music industry.
The TMO's June 2017 Newsletter, featuring an interview w/"the Steve Jobs of guitar makers," Bill Collings of Collings Guitars and Mandolins, TMO Outreach, a new TMO website, and much more!
Read the May 2017 Newsletter for an exclusive interview with Kerrville Folk Festival Producer Dalis Allen, music news about the Austin Record Convention (the largest record convention in the world), TMO outreach around the state including at UTSA's Music Biz Day, upcoming events and more music news.
The Texas Music Office staff joined the University of Texas at San Antonio's second annual Music Biz Day today, Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the UTSA School of Music. The conference was free and open to the public, taking place from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the UTSA Arts Building.
Read the April 2017 Newsletter for music news, a TMO at SXSW recap, the TMO and Gov. Abbott meeting with music industry executives, an interview with the founders of Fort Worth's Fortress Fest, TMO honoring Sunny Sauceda at Univision Fan Fest, and more.
Read the TMO's March 2017 Newsletter featuring part 2 of an industry profile with producer/engineer Lloyd Maines, TMO outreach around the state and at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City, TMO on KGSR, Recording Academy advocacy at the TX Capitol, annual TX music events, and more.
Read the February 2017 Newsletter featuring an exclusive industry profile with Texan producer/musician Lloyd Maines, the feature film LA BARRACUDA which centers around Texas music, the TMO at MusicFest in Colorado, music news, events info, and more.