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.
Texas Music Office Director Brendon Anthony (pictured far left along with BMI executives and Governor Greg Abbott) recaps the office's accomplishments from 2019, including this special press conference in March where Governor Abbott announced that Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) would make their first office expansion in 20 years by opening a new office in Texas. Please join us in recapping the highlights of our economic development work in 2019, as we continue our long term work increasing opportunities for the Texas music community.
Meet Our Newest Team Member: Community Relations & Outreach Specialist, Chip Adams. As the TMO continues to expand our Music Friendly Community program, we've brought on a new team member to help us managing the growing program, including reaching our goal of 20 in 2020: 20 total or more certified Music Friendly Communities by the end of 2020.
Black Pumas, Lizzo, Beyoncé, Willie Nelson, Tanya Tucker, Gary Clark Jr., Sarah Jarosz, and many more: 40 Texas born-or-based (or raised) acts received a total of 60 GRAMMY nominations.
Freddie Records Founder Freddie Martinez Sr. To Discuss His Career and the History of Freddie Records on Nov. 7
On Thursday, November 7, 2019, Freddie Martinez Sr. - founder of Freddie Records and 6 time GRAMMY Award winner - will discuss his career as an artist, the history of Freddie Records and Tejano music at Bell Library in Corpus Christi, TX in honor of his record label's 50th anniversary celebration.
November 15 Deadline for 2020 Texas Commission on the Arts’ + Texas Cultural Trust’s Young Masters Grant Program
The Texas Commission on the Arts and the Texas Cultural Trust are accepting applications for the 2020 class of Young Masters, a joint initiative that provides exemplary Texas-based arts students in grades 8-11 with the financial help they need to pursue advanced study in the areas of visual arts, literary arts, folk arts, music, theater, dance, musical theater, and media arts.
Visual Artist Tim Wakefield Brings Music and Art Together For Philathropy Around The World, Launches Music-Inspired Art Park in Austin
Visual artist / Soundwaves Art Foundation founder Tim Wakefield has raised more then $2 million for charities around the world with his singular soundwaves art, but now he's bringing his philanthropy to his new adopted Central Texas home with his newest project, W’ALL Austin. An ever-evolving art park and music installation located at Mosaic Sound Collective, W'ALL Austin opens to the public on November 16 with its official launch during this year’s East Austin Studio Tour. We recently spoke with Wakefield about the new project and how he uses his unique soundwaves art in collaboration with musicians, giving them a platform to galvanize their fans to support charitable causes.