We heard from hundreds upon hundreds of acts that have volunteered to perform at various Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concerts around the state. We are now circulating that spreadsheet of acts to Texas venues and event promoters. Likewise, we heard from multiple event promoters, bands, and folks from towns big and small that wanted to help their fellow Texans by putting together a benefit concert.
Resources For Texas Music Artists (& Music Business Professionals) Affected By Hurricane Harvey: 4 non-profits (The Recording Academy's MusiCares, Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, and SoundExchange) all announce initiatives to get relief funds - & digital royalties - to evacuees and and hurricane victims.
Are you organizing - or considering playing - a Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concert? The Texas Music Office is coordinating with event producers around the state who are planning benefit concerts for all those affected by the massive devastation of Hurricane Harvey. We are actively partnering with a few benefits, and encouraging others to donate to RebuildTX.org.
Read the August 2017 TMO Newsletter to learn about the debut of the "Music Friendly Communities" economic development program, the TMO joining the Recording Academy in honoring audio engineering legend Rupert Neve on his 91st birthday, Texas Music History Trails, annual events featuring music, a new songwriting competition for Texas-based songwriters, and much more.
Texas Music Office Director Brendon Anthony joined the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy to honor audio engineering pioneer (and Wimberley resident) Rupert Neve, celebrating his 91st birthday, and his incredibly influential contributions to the recording industry.
The Texas Music Office participated in the 9th annual Texas Plains Trail Region Tourism and Preservation Roundup, where TMO Programs Manager Steve Ray delivered the lunchtime keynote “A Music Trail For Texas” highlighting the Texas Music History Trail recently created by the Texas Legislature, and signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott.
On Thursday, July 20, TMO Director Brendon Anthony presented the first “Music Friendly Communities” workshop in Fort Worth, with the assistance of the Fort Worth Convention and Visitor's Bureau. More than 50 music business professionals from the Fort Worth community turned out to learn about the new Texas Music Office program that seeks to foster music business economic development in Texas cities and communities, as well as to develop the interconnection of these communities.
The Alabama-born America artist and songwriter Jason Isbell was presented with an "honorary Texan" proclamation by TMO Director Brendon Anthony in a surprise presentation during the final night of Isbell's sold-out 3 night stand at ACL Live in Austin, TX.