News – Press Release

Feb 21

Governor Abbott Releases Texas Music Economic Impact Study

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Music Office today released the 2019 Texas Music Economic Impact Study measuring jobs created by music businesses and music education in communities across the state, as well as total earnings and industry economic activity statewide. 

Jan 4

Governor Abbott Announces Music Friendly Community Workshop In San Angelo

Governor Greg Abbott today announced a Music Friendly Community workshop scheduled for Thursday, January 10, in San Angelo. The workshop, cohosted by the Texas Music Office and Discover San Angelo, 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 Division, will be present to explain the Music Friendly Community designation and answer questions.

Nov 8

Governor Abbott And BMI Announce Opening Of New Office In Austin

Governor Greg Abbott and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in performing rights management, today announced that BMI is expanding its presence in the Lone Star State and will open its first creative office in Austin, Texas. 

Aug 31

2018 Power On Music Conference

State Representative Todd Hunter, the Texas Music Office and the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau - along with Otrafest and Bar Under the Sun - are pleased to announce the 2018 Power On Music conference on September 20th. The conference will feature panel discussions from national and Texas music industry leaders and is aimed at promoting the importance of this industry on our Texas economy.

Nov 28

20 Texas born-or-based acts received a total of 31 GRAMMY nominations

20 Texas born-or-based acts received a total of 31 GRAMMY nominations today from the Recording Academy, including El Paso's Khalid who topped off the list of Texans with 5 total nominations. The Recording Academy will present the 60th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, live from Madison Square Garden in New York and broadcast on CBS from 7:30–11:30 pm ET.

Nov 22

San Antonio to Host Texas Music Office Music Friendly Communities Workshop

San Antonio to Host Texas Music Office Music Friendly Communities Workshop at Freetail Brewing Company on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017 from 5 pm - 7 pm. Join the Texas Music Office, City of San Antonio, San Antonio Sound Garden, and the San Antonio music community to learn: What is the Texas Music Office’s “Music Friendly Communities” Program, What does “Music Friendly Communities” mean for San Antonio? What does it mean for Texas’ music industry as a whole, What is the economic impact of San Antonio’s music industry, and What initiatives are being developed to help grow San Antonio’s music industry.

Nov 14

2017 Texas Music Eco Impact Study Press Release

The Texas Music Office (TMO) released the findings of its 2017 Texas music industry economic impact study today. The TMO worked with TXP, Inc. economist Jon Hockenyos and his team to update the office’s first state-wide economic impact study, which was conducted in 2015. The findings from the study show that the economic impact of the Texas music industry has grown significantly from 2015 to 2017.

Aug 29

Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concerts

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.