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The State Bar of Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section (TESLAW) announced that nominations for the Cindi Lazzari Artist Advocate Award are open now until October 1, 2019. The award is named for the late Cindi Lazzari, a leading Texas attorney who went far beyond the call of duty in her efforts to protect the rights of artists in the music industry.
We continue our 5 Questions With An Industry Professional interview series with Martha Reyna, event promoter for this weekend's Tighten Up Texas Soul Weekender, a multi-day dance party and record swap in Houston at the Continental Club and Pink Elephant Room, with classic and underground soul music fueled by some of Texas' best vinyl DJ (as well as DJs flying in from various points around the world)...and featuring a performance from Houston soul music living legend Archie Bell.
INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK is currently accepting applications for its summer 2020 iteration. The concert series debuted in Texas July 8 - 14, 2019, with independently owned music venues joining an annual international series of shows, bringing together music venues, rising and established artists, promoters, labels, media, and tastemakers. Texas featured one of highest number of participating venues of any state with shows in Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.
The Texas Music Office will return to the annual Folk Alliance International Conference in January 2020 to host Texas music showcases for the fourth year in a row. Performers for the main showcase stages are drawn from official applications to the conference. The deadline for artist applications is July 15.
On May 13, the Texas Music Office + Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association (TxHSA) co-sponsored the Texas Music Showcase at Key West Songwriters Festival featuring Jack Ingram, Wade Bowen, Jamie Lin Wilson, Kelley Mickwee, and many more. TxHSA also announced its 2020 Hall of Fame inductees (Jerry Jeff Walker, Jim Collins, Larry Henley, Susanna Clark, and T-Bone Walker) during showcase.
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.