Jun 4

#TXMusicJobs, Internships, and Performance Opportunities

The Texas Music Office posts job opportunities - and internship opportunities - on our social media accounts under the hashtag #TXMusicJobs. Currently, KOOP 91.7 FM - the Austin-based "Community Radio for People, Not for Profit" 501c3 nonprofit radio station - is hiring a Station Manager. For more information on how to apply for the KOOP job opening, and for info on how to apply to intern at the Gold Rush Vinyl record pressing plant, how to apply for the pianist gig at Georgetown Theater, and for numerous other job and performance opportunities around the state, just search our #TXMusicJobs hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

Jun 1

5 Questions with An Industry Professional: DJ and producer, El Dusty

Corpus Christi DJ and Music Producer El Dusty (aka Dusty Oliveira) has been working on the cutting edge of music production for more than a decade, incorporating Cumbia music, Tejano, EDM beats, and Texas dirty South polyrhythms into a thoroughly modern, innovative genre-hybrid...a new sound that is beloved in the streets and clubs around the world, and has also received the recognition of his industry peers via a recent Grammy nomination. Despite touring nonstop behind his recent Cumbia City LP release, the Universal Music recording artist generously made time to speak with the TMO for our recurring 5 Questions With An Industry Professional interview series.

May 16

4th Annual Texas Music Pickers Songwriter Competition

The deadline to enter the 4th Annual Texas Music Pickers Songwriter Competition is approaching fast! The competition selects up-and-coming Texas/Red Dirt artists to receive studio time, radio promotion, songwriting sessions with award-winning songwriters, and the opportunity to perform in front of some of the Texas country music scene’s top venue/festival talent buyers.

May 13

Texas Music Office & Texas Heritage Songwriters Association showcase at BMI’s Key West Songwriters Fest

The Texas Music Office joined the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association (TxHSA) this year at BMI's annual Key West Songwriter's Fest, presenting two nights of showcases featuring music from Texas artists Bruce Robison, Liz Rose, Jamie Lin Wilson, Rob Baird, TxHSA Hall of Fame member Aaron Barker Sr., and more.

Apr 28

TMO Presents Proclamation Recognizing Arkey’s 50th Anniversary

TMO Program Manager Steve Ray presented a proclamation signed by Governor Greg Abbott to Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar Saloon in Bandera, TX as they celebrated their 50th anniversary.

Apr 27

Texas Record Label Bazaar

The Texas Music Office joins forces with Modern Outsider Records + Management, KUTX 98.9, and the ABGB to present the Texas Record Label Bazaar on Saturday, May 12th in Austin at the ABGB. More than 20 Texas record labels from Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, and Austin will come together to sell their vinyl records, various label & band merch...and to celebrate Texas music!

Apr 24

KVOU-FM Seeks Texas Music Submissions

KVOU-FM 104.9 “Coyote Country” in Uvalde County is launching its new Texas Music Show, “Texas 12-Pack w/Robert Miguel”, ft the best TX-brewed Country & Southern Rock. The show producer/host is accepting submissions for Texas music to be broadcast on the show.

Apr 9

Recap: UTSA Music Biz Day

On Saturday, April 7, the Texas Music Office joined the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) for their 3rd annual Music Biz Day. TMO Director Brendon Anthony provided the final keynote address, and TMO staff joined more than 20 additional vendors providing info on various music industry opportunities during the event.