The Texas Music Office and the San Marcos Convention & Visitor's Bureau will co-host a Music Friendly Community Workshop on Tuesday, March 31, in San Marcos. The workshop is open to anyone interested in learning about the new Texas Music Office program that seeks to foster music business economic development in Texas cities and communities. Chip Adams, Community Relations & Outreach Specialist of the Texas Music Office within the Office of the Governor’s Economic Development and Tourism Division, will be present to explain the Music Friendly Community designation and answer questions.
Due to the city of Austin and Travis County’s declarations on March 6th, the March 2020 SXSW Conference, Festivals and related events have been canceled. As such, the Let’s Talk Texas event on Tuesday, March 17 will no longer take place.
The Texas Music Office lists Texas music industry-related jobs on our social media channels with the hashtag #TXMusicJobs. There are currently Texas music industry-related jobs available in Dallas, Austin, Houston, Irving, and San Antonio via LiveNation, Frontgate Tickets, KMFA, and MOOD Media.
Continuing with our ongoing 5 Questions With An Industry Professional interview series, we spoke with Native Texan and longtime music photojournalist Pat Blashill who has compiled his life's work into a new photo book Texas Is the Reason: The Mavericks of Lone Star Punk (Bazillion Points, February 29), covering the origins of Texas punk rock music and how much of it centered in Austin and San Antonio.
Governor Greg Abbott today congratulated the Texas Music Office on its 30th anniversary. The Texas Music Office (TMO) serves the Texas music industry by creating new opportunities and connecting businesses in communities all across the state. The TMO acts as a clearinghouse for Texas music industry information, serves as a liaison between music businesses and government agencies, publicizes significant developments within the industry, and attracts essential music industry to foster local job growth and economic development for Texas communities, Texas music businesses and Texas musicians.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Music Office will host a Music Friendly Community Workshop on Wednesday, February 5th, in Richardson. The workshop is open to anyone interested in learning about the new Texas Music Office program that seeks to foster music business economic development in Texas cities and communities. Brendon Anthony, director of the Texas Music Office within the Office of the Governor’s Economic Development and Tourism Division, will be present to explain the Music Friendly Community designation and answer questions.
The Texas Music Office invites Houston's music business professionals (artists, promoters, managers, agents, & every profession in-between) to come out for some networking and hang-time. Learn about the TMO's programs, including their license plate grant program and their new Music Friendly Community program. Learn how to take advantage of the TMO's tax exemption for producers of audio master recordings.
For the fourth year in a row, the Texas Music Office helped provide stages for Texas musicians at the annual Folk Alliance International Conference, held this year in New Orleans. The TMO partnered with our friends at the Kessler Presents to host the official Lone Star Showcase. Riana Rose, Andrew Pressman and Rory Cloud joined Matt the Electrician to kick off the evening followed by an emotional set by Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin. SaulPaul turned a folk concert into a dance party with his set and Lindsay Beaver brought some Texas rockabilly to the New Orleans stage. Los Texmaniacs were joined by Peter Rowan to close out the show to a full house of promoters, booking agents, managers, publicists, journalists and DJs.