News – News
TMO + Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association co-present Texas Music showcase at the Key West Songwriter’s Festival
The Texas Music Office + Texas Heritage Songwriters' Association co-present a Texas Music showcase at the Key West Songwriter's Festival this Thursday, May 9, 2019, 5 - 8 PM at the Key West Theater Thursday Show, featuring Kelley Mickwee, Jamie Lin Wilson, Jack Ingram, Rob Baird, Lee Roy Parnell, Liz Rose, Aaron Barker, and Heather Morgan.
The largest record convention in North America (& the second largest in the world) returns to the Austin's Palmer Events Center May 17-19. We spoke with Austin Record Convention founder Doug Hanners about the history of the event that has grown to attract buyers and sellers from around the world, and about how the future of the Convention remains a family affair.
TMO-certified Music Friendly Communities gathered in Fort Worth last month for the debut Texas Sounds & Cities Conference, co-hosted by the Texas Music Office + Visit Fort Worth. Leading in to Fortress Fest, the conference highlighted music scene development efforts by the TMO and various communities from around the state.
The Texas Music Office will host a Music Friendly Community workshop on Tuesday, April 16, in Lubbock. 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.
Civic Lubbock, Inc has opened up applications for their local music project, Lubbock Music NOW from April 1 to April 30, 2019. The non-profit organization is asking artists and bands within a 100-mile radius of Lubbock who have played gigs in Lubbock over the past year to submit their applications for a place on the 2019 album.
The Texas Music Office joins Visit Fort Worth on April 26 for TEXAS SOUNDS & CITIES, a one-day conference filled with live music, conversation and collaboration to keep our great state’s music scene moving forward. This conference is ideal for communities interested in becoming music-friendly certified by the State of Texas and others wanting to work more closely with musicians and the local music eco-system. Hear from industry experts from Sound Diplomacy, the Texas Music Office and many more.
During this year's SXSW conference, music business professionals from around the world descended upon the capital city, and the Texas Music Office was at the center of multiple activations, co-sponsored stages, and events...including Governor Greg Abbott's press conference announcing that Broadcast Music Inc. new Texas office is officially open.
For the third consecutive year, the Texas Music Office sponsored stages at the Folk Alliance International Conference. This year the conference took place at Montreal, Canada’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel. In addition to official showcases from Texas artists Jackie Venson and Eliza Gilkyson, nearly twenty additional Texans braved the single digit temperatures to perform for media, booking agents, promoters, festivals and venues from more than 35 countries over five days.