News

Jan 7

US State Department’s American Music Abroad Seeking Applicants

In cooperation with the U.S. Department of State, American Voices arranges 2-3 week long, multi-country cultural exchange programs for artists, including public concerts, interactive performances with local traditional musicians, lecture demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions and media interviews and performances. Application deadline is January 20, 2019.

Jan 4

Governor Abbott Announces Music Friendly Community Workshop In San Angelo

Governor Greg Abbott today announced a Music Friendly Community workshop scheduled for Thursday, January 10, in San Angelo. The workshop, cohosted by the Texas Music Office and Discover San Angelo, 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 Division, will be present to explain the Music Friendly Community designation and answer questions.

Jan 1

2018’s Top Selling Texas LPs in Texas Record Stores

We reached out to more than 100 Texas record stores in our Texas Music Industry Directory to learn what some of the top selling Texas artist LPs where in 2018.

Dec 31

2018 Year in Review

2018 Year in Review: Texas Music Office Director Brendon Anthony recaps the office's accomplishments from 2018, including collaborating with community partners, expanding the office’s Music Friendly Communities Program, and pursing business development opportunities…with the combined efforts culminating in long term growth for the Texas music community.

Dec 7

29 Texas born-or-based acts received a total of 46 Grammy nominations

29 Texas born-or-based acts received a total of 46 Grammy nominations

Dec 4

Conroe to be become TMO-certified “Music Friendly Community”

On Tuesday, December 18, Conroe, TX will be officially designated as a Texas Music Office-certified "Music Friendly Community," joining music metros such as Austin, San Antonio and Fort Worth. Conroe will be the first city with the business development designation in the Houston area certified by the Texas Music Office.

Dec 3

2019 Texas Music Events Calendar Application

The Texas Music Office 2019 Texas Music Events Calendar is filling up with the various annual Music Festivals, Awards Shows, Music Conventions, and more. The TMO refers thousands of clients and tourists each year to annual events centered around music...or with significant budgets for live music. Learn more about what type of events are featured on the calendar, and how event promoters can submit events for inclusion.

Nov 30

Randy Rogers Works to Carry Kent Finlay’s Legacy Forward

We sit down for an interview with Randy Rogers of the Randy Rogers Band to talk about his work carrying on the legacy of singer/songwriter/venue owner/artist mentor Kent Finlay. Rogers and bandmate Geoff Hill come together for 'An Evening with Randy Rogers and Geoff Hill' at Seekatz Opera House in New Braunfels, TX on December 9th. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Texas State University for the Kent Finlay Endowment in the University's Center for Texas Music History. In our exclusive interview, Rogers discusses Finlay's mentorship, and why he is proud to carry on Finlay's legacy of fostering new talent as the owner of Cheatham Street Warehouse.