On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, the TMO's Texas Music Mixtape radio show featured new music from The Vapor Caves (ft Jackie Venson), St. Vincent, Sam Choate, Guma, Zack Person, and more! The Texas Music Mixtape has moved to its new 2:00 pm CT start-time, and will now run for an hour, from 2-3 pm!
On Wednesday, May 19, the TMO's Texas Music Mixtape radio show featured Part I of our tribute to Asian American & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month. The show included music from Texas artists with Asian heritage, including Abhi The Nomad, Cabus, BettySoo, The Tontons, SINE, and more!
Governor Greg Abbott Announces Both Dripping Springs + Round Rock Have Been Certified By The TMO As Music Friendly Communities
The City of Dripping Springs and the City of Round Rock were both certified this month as Music Friendly Communities by Governor Greg Abbott, TMO Director Brendon Anthony, and Community Relations & Outreach Specialist Chip Adams. Texas music blues living legend Jimmie Vaughan was a surprise special guest at the Dripping Springs certification ceremony. Meanwhile, Ameripolitan music star Dale Watson headlined Round Rock's Music On Main show, which immediately followed the Round Rock Music Friendly Community certification ceremony.
On Wednesday, May 12th, the TMO's Texas Music Mixtape was joined in conversation for an exclusive interview with BMI Texas' Sr. Director, Creative, Mitch Ballard. Ballard discussed the return to his home state after nearly 3 decades working in Nashville's music industry, what it was like to be selected to launch BMI's first new regional office in more than 20 years, and he explains how the #BMITexasTen playlist quickly became a "must listen" for music industry insiders and fans of new Texas music.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Dripping Springs, 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-related economic development in Texas cities and communities.
SBA’s SHUTTERED VENUE OPERATORS GRANT Application Portal To Reopen TOMORROW, April 24, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. CST
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced TODAY that they will reopen the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal tomorrow, April 24, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. CST for operators of live music venues, live performing arts organizations, museums and movie theaters, as well as live venue promoters, theatrical producers and talent representatives to apply for critical economic relief.
On Thursday, April 29th at 5:30 pm, the Texas Music Office (TMO) + the Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau will celebrate Dripping Springs becoming a TMO-certified Music Friendly Community (MFC). TMO Community Relations & Outreach Specialist Chip Adams will represent the TMO, awarding Dripping Springs MFC liaison Pam Owens the "Music Friendly" honor at Hudson’s On Mercer St, a restaurant that regularly hosts local music.
On Wednesday, May 5th at 6 pm, the Texas Music Office (TMO) + the City of Round Rock will celebrate Round Rock's officially becoming a TMO-certified Music Friendly Community. The City of Round Rock has been working for months to complete the multi-step certification process, in order to receive the coveted designation.