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Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Music Office (TMO) and the City of Hutto will co-host a Music Friendly Community workshop on Wednesday, October 20. TMO Community Relations & Outreach Specialist Chip Adams will be present to explain the Music Friendly Community designation and answer questions.
The Texas Music Office (TMO) and the City of Hutto will co-host a Music Friendly Community workshop in Hutto on Wednesday, October 20 at 6 pm at the Downtown Hall of Fame. TMO Community Relations & Outreach Specialist Chip Adams will be present to explain the Music Friendly Community designation and answer questions.
Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Music Office today announced the Third Annual Texas Sounds & Cities Conference will be held Thursday, September 9 and Friday, September 10 in Arlington, Texas. Co-hosted by the Texas Music Office, Levitt Pavilion Arlington, and the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau, the two-day music conference will include panel discussions on Texas music scene development and conversations about potential statewide collaboration between the certified communities, as well as spotlight economic development best practices that lead to increased music tourism, job creation, and music scene cohesion.
On Friday, June 18, the Texas Music Office (TMO) + the City of El Paso + the El Paso International Music Foundation will celebrate El Paso becoming a TMO-certified Music Friendly Community (MFC). TMO Community Relations & Outreach Specialist Chip Adams will represent the TMO, awarding El Paso MFC liaison Veronica Castro (Director of Tourism, Destination El Paso) the "Music Friendly" honor at an in-person celebration in El Paso.
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.
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.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Music Office (TMO) and the City of Round Rock will co-host a virtual Music Friendly Community workshop on Tuesday, March 30. TMO Community Relations and Outreach Specialist Chip Adams will co-host the workshop via livestream to represent the TMO, answer questions, and speak about the Music Friendly Community program.
Texas based/born (or raised) acts dominated among the winning acts at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards last night in Los Angeles, CA. 8 Texas acts win 11 GRAMMYs at the 2021 Recording Academy GRAMMY Awards. View the complete list of Texas winners among the 83 different categories, including Texas artists Sarah Jarosz, Miranda Lambert, Bobby Sessions, Megan Thee Stallion, and many more! Houston native Beyoncé made history this year, when she became the most-winning female artist, and the most-winning singer, male or female, in the 63-year history of the GRAMMY Awards with a new total of 28 trophies.