5 Questions With An Industry Professional: UTOPiAfest Chief Experiential Architect Travis Sutherland
As a part of our ongoing "5 Questions With A Music Industry Professional" interview series, we sit down with UTOPiAfest promoter and Chief Experiential Architect Travis Sutherland to discuss the origins of the music festival, its transition from Utopia, TX to this year's location at Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, TX, and what he's learned during the last 11 years producing the intimate, family-friendly festival that is unlike any other in the state.
The Texas Music Office will host Music Friendly Community Workshops this month in Victoria and Plano. The office is collaborating with the Victoria Convention & Visitors Bureau and Visit Plano on the workshops, which are free and open to anyone interested in learning about how the program seeks to foster music business economic development in Texas cities and communities.
The Texas Music Office + Modern Outsider + KUTX 98.9 co-present the 2nd annual Texas Record Label Bazaar on November 2nd at the ABGB. Come find your favorite new albums - including vinyl, CDs and merch - from some of the best independent labels across Texas! And Texas-based record labels take note: there are still a few days left to register for a vendor space.
The Texas Music Office will host a Music Friendly Community Workshop, in partnership with Visit Bay Area Houston, on Tuesday, October 1, in League City. The workshop is open to anyone interested in learning about the new Texas Music Office program that seeks to foster music business economic development in Texas cities and communities.
Texas music showcases, afternoon industry mixers, panel discussions featuring TMO staff, the Texas Music Office has partnered with several groups to present Texas music at the Americana Music Conference and Festival in Nashville September 11-14.
Throughout the month of August, the Texas Music Office participated in conferences, workshops, and held workshops of its own, across the state and in neighboring Louisiana. The following are some highlights from the TMO's August 2019 community outreach work.
A tireless advocate for Texas artists, Theresa Jenkins’ leadership as the Senior Executive Director of the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy ushered in countless opportunities for musicians around the state during her tenure with the chapter over the last 15 years. She also inspired students and aspiring artists with her Grammy In The Schools community outreach work in Texas high schools all around the state, as well as with the Grammy U chapters that continue to launch at Texas universities and colleges...providing students with a runway and access to careers in music.
The State Bar of Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section (TESLAW) announced that nominations for the Cindi Lazzari Artist Advocate Award are open now until October 1, 2019. The award is named for the late Cindi Lazzari, a leading Texas attorney who went far beyond the call of duty in her efforts to protect the rights of artists in the music industry.