Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Arlington, having completed the multi-step certification process, has been designated as a Music Friendly Community by the Texas Music Office (TMO). The Music Friendly Community program seeks to foster music business economic development in Texas cities and communities. TMO Community Relations & Outreach Specialist Chip Adams will present the Music Friendly Community designation to Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams on Friday, December 18, 2020, at 12:30 PM during a virtual certification ceremony in partnership with Levitt Pavilion Arlington, the City of Arlington, and the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Texas Music Mixtape: The Mechanical Licensing Collective Talks The Future of Digital Mechanical Royalties from DSPs in the United States
On Wednesday, December 16, 2020, the TMO's Texas Music Mixtape program broadcast a program edited from the 2 recent webinars for music publishers and self-administered songwriters, produced in collaboration with the Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC). The radio program highlighted the most important and informative excerpts from the webinar entitled THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL AUDIO MECHANICAL ROYALTIES FROM DSPs IN THE UNITED STATES. The webinar was originally hosted by the Texas Music Office + the newly created Mechanical Licensing Collective on Tuesday, December 8th. The discussion - produced especially for Texas-based music industry professionals - was led by Serona Elton (Head of Educational Partnerships for The MLC) and Kris Ahrend (Chief Executive Officer for The MLC).
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Denison, having completed the multi-step certification process, has been designated as a Music Friendly Community by the Texas Music Office (TMO).
On the Wednesday, December 9th episode of the Texas Music Office's Texas Music Mixtape, we feature brand new music from Texas artists from all around the state, including new singles from The Black Angels' frontman Alex Maas (Austin), Sarah Jarosz (Wimberley), Nick Garza's Get Along (San Antonio), Chloe Jobin (Dallas), Delta Spirit (Austin), Spineless (Dallas), and many more.
The Texas economy continues to reopen, and Texans are returning to work. There are a large number of available jobs providing Texans with new work opportunities. For help finding your next job, please visit WorkInTexas.com and use the virtual and in person services at local Workforce Solutions offices throughout the state. TWC also notes that CARES Act funded benefits expire on December 26, 2020.
On Tuesday, December 8th at 11:00 am CT - and on December 16th at 1:00 pm CT - the TMO welcomes the newly created Mechanical Licensing Collective (the MLC) as the host two FREE webinars for Texas music creators and producers entitled “THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL AUDIO MECHANICAL ROYALTIES FROM DSPs IN THE UNITED STATES." The webinars will provide information for artists and music producers to help ensure they are receiving this important revenue stream from digital service providers.
Don’t mess with Texas is launching a contest as big as the Lone Star State to find its new anti- litter theme song. The Don’t mess with Texas “Lone Star Song Search” invites Texans to compose an original song to compete for prizes provided by iHeart Media, Guitar Center and the School of Rock. Two winners will be selected in two different categories with each winning valuable prizes.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Music Office (TMO) and the City of Denison will co-host a virtual Music Friendly Community workshop on Tuesday, December 1. TMO Community Relations and Outreach Specialist Chip Adams will co-host the workshop via livestream to represent the TMO, answer questions, and speak about the Music Friendly Community program.