November 2017 found the TMO connecting with various organizations around the state, in addition to continuing its Music Friendly Communities initiative with a MFC workshop in San Antonio. Among the many organizations that the TMO worked with in November include: Texas Heritage Songwriters Association, CBI National Student Electronic Media Convention, NAMM Foundation, City of Austin's Music and Entertainment Division, SIMS, HAAM, Austin Music People, Frisco ISD, Fort Worth ISD, West ISD, and many more.
With Thanksgiving behind us, and all of the various December holidays approaching, its time to start thinking about holiday gifts for friends and family. The TMO's Texas Music specialty license plates are truly a gift that keeps on giving: $22 of the $30 purchase fee goes toward future grants for Texas school children to receive music instruments and music lessons, and to community music programs.
20 Texas born-or-based acts received a total of 31 GRAMMY nominations today from the Recording Academy, including El Paso's Khalid who topped off the list of Texans with 5 total nominations. The Recording Academy will present the 60th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, live from Madison Square Garden in New York and broadcast on CBS from 7:30–11:30 pm ET.
San Antonio to Host Texas Music Office Music Friendly Communities Workshop at Freetail Brewing Company on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017 from 5 pm - 7 pm. Join the Texas Music Office, City of San Antonio, San Antonio Sound Garden, and the San Antonio music community to learn: What is the Texas Music Office’s “Music Friendly Communities” Program, What does “Music Friendly Communities” mean for San Antonio? What does it mean for Texas’ music industry as a whole, What is the economic impact of San Antonio’s music industry, and What initiatives are being developed to help grow San Antonio’s music industry.
The Texas Music Office (TMO) released the findings of its 2017 Texas music industry economic impact study today. The TMO worked with TXP, Inc. economist Jon Hockenyos and his team to update the office’s first state-wide economic impact study, which was conducted in 2015. The findings from the study show that the economic impact of the Texas music industry has grown significantly from 2015 to 2017.
Read our November 2017 Newsletter to learn about: TMO's recent trip to promote the new "Music Friendly Communities" program at the annual Music Cities Convention, various Texas music-related businesses that are currently hiring, SBA property damage loans for Texas businesses affected by Hurricane Harvey, TMO community outreach at UT Austin and Schreiner University in Kerrville, the Texas Commission on the Arts/Texas Cultural Trust's Young Master Program, annual music events happening around the state, and more.
TEXAS MUSIC BUSINESSES affected by Hurricane Harvey: The filing deadline for loans from the United States' Small Business Administration (SBA) for property damage caused by Hurricane Harvey is coming up on November 24, 2017. The deadline to return economic injury applications is May 25, 2018. Continue reading for info on how to apply for these relief programs.
As the Texas music economy remains strong, companies big and small are hiring for music-related jobs all across the state. We've got a list of companies currently hiring, and linked jobs. Likewise, the Texas Music Office is currently accepting applications for our 2018 Spring Fellowship Intern Program.