Community Outreach: Texas Music Office Director Brendon Anthony held meetings with city leaders and music industry stakeholders in Lindale, TX as a part of the initial stages of the Music Friendly Community certification. Anthony attended music industry town halls in both Fort Worth and San Antonio, wherein both cities outlined economic development goals, took input from music industry stakeholders, and discussed their individual citywide music industry economic impact surveys.
For over 40 years the staff of Tyler, TX-based Rosewood Studios has arranged, produced and recorded projects for a wide variety of artists. Owner/music producer Greg Hunt recently sat down with the TMO for our Industry Profile Interview Series...tracing his extensive career.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!