Both San Antonio and Denton received a "Music Friendly Communities" designation from the Texas Music Office in February 2018. The City of San Antonio's Arts & Culture Division and the Denton Convention & Visitor's Bureau (Discover Denton) have partnered with the Texas Music Office on music business development initiatives and information exchange.
Both the City of San Antonio and the City of Denton will receive recognition from the Texas Music Office as "Music Friendly Communities" during the month of February 2018.
The Texas Music Office joins Kessler Theater Presents to host the Texas Music Showcase on Feb 14-17 in Kansas City at the annual Folk Alliance International Conference.
St. David’s Children’s Hospital has worked to develop a partnership with MyMusicRx. This program brings the joy of music to children in hospital settings as a method of therapy and to distract children from their current circumstances. St. David's Children's Hospital is currently seeking musician volunteers to begin the program at the hospital in February!
Governor Greg Abbott just released his 2018 "Report to the People of Texas," and it highlights some of the Texas Music Office's recent work (see page 10 in the report), among the many other Office of the Governor accomplishments from the prior year.
Check out the top-selling Texas artists and their albums in 2017, surveyed from a variety of record stores located all across the state (including Cactus Music, Waterloo Records, Good Records, Doc's Records & Vintage, Antone's Records, Music Connection, and Exploded Records). We put out a call to Texas record stores to send us their top selling Texas artists and albums from 2017, and the results from Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth, and Austin show some familiar faces (Willie Nelson) and some burgeoning superstars (St. Vincent) at the top of the lists.
Texas Music Office Director Brendon Anthony looks back at the TMO's accomplishments in 2017, which include launching the Music Friendly Communities Program, releasing the 2017 Texas Music Industry Economic Impact Study, coordinating Hurricane Harvey relief and benefit concerts, increased Texas Music License Plate Grants for Texas school children...and much more.
The Fort Worth-based Flying Musicians Association (FMA) is proud to announce two programs focused on the high school and college music students with a passion for aviation: The 2018 FMA Solo Scholarship Program is open for nominations from music directors, and the FMA Internship Program.