Governor Greg Abbott today congratulated the Texas Music Office on its 30th anniversary. The Texas Music Office (TMO) serves the Texas music industry by creating new opportunities and connecting businesses in communities all across the state. The TMO acts as a clearinghouse for Texas music industry information, serves as a liaison between music businesses and government agencies, publicizes significant developments within the industry, and attracts essential music industry to foster local job growth and economic development for Texas communities, Texas music businesses and Texas musicians.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Music Office will host a Music Friendly Community Workshop on Wednesday, February 5th, in Richardson. 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. Brendon Anthony, director of the Texas Music Office within the Office of the Governor’s Economic Development and Tourism Division, will be present to explain the Music Friendly Community designation and answer questions.
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.
Texas based/born/or raised acts dominated among the winning acts at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards last night in Los Angeles, CA. View the complete list of Texas winners among the 84 different categories, including Texas artists Gary Clark Jr., Tanya Tucker, Lizzo, Willie Nelson, and many more! 13 Texas acts won 17 GRAMMY awards.
The Texas Music Office and Visit McKinney will co-host a Music Friendly Community Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Courtroom Theater at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee St. in downtown McKinney. This informational session will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The Texas Governor’s Commission for Women is now accepting nominations for the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. Nominations are open to any native or current residents of Texas, living or deceased, who have made significant contributions that have benefited the state of Texas. Nominees can be musicians representing cultural arts; Texas vocalist and entertainer Vikki Carr was inducted into the 2018 Women's Hall of Fame.
For the last 4 years, we've reached out to the more than 130 Texas record stores in our Texas Music Industry Directory to learn who some of their top selling Texas artist were in the past year. Check out the responses to see what your fellow Texans are purchasing, and what Texas artists are selling in big numbers: these are 2019's Top Selling Texas LPs in Texas Record Stores.