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Freddie Records Founder Freddie Martinez Sr. To Discuss His Career and the History of Freddie Records on Nov. 7
On Thursday, November 7, 2019, Freddie Martinez Sr. - founder of Freddie Records and 6 time GRAMMY Award winner - will discuss his career as an artist, the history of Freddie Records and Tejano music at Bell Library in Corpus Christi, TX in honor of his record label's 50th anniversary celebration.
November 15 Deadline for 2020 Texas Commission on the Arts’ + Texas Cultural Trust’s Young Masters Grant Program
The Texas Commission on the Arts and the Texas Cultural Trust are accepting applications for the 2020 class of Young Masters, a joint initiative that provides exemplary Texas-based arts students in grades 8-11 with the financial help they need to pursue advanced study in the areas of visual arts, literary arts, folk arts, music, theater, dance, musical theater, and media arts.
5 Questions With An Industry Professional: UTOPiAfest Chief Experiential Architect Travis Sutherland
As a part of our ongoing "5 Questions With A Music Industry Professional" interview series, we sit down with UTOPiAfest promoter and Chief Experiential Architect Travis Sutherland to discuss the origins of the music festival, its transition from Utopia, TX to this year's location at Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, TX, and what he's learned during the last 11 years producing the intimate, family-friendly festival that is unlike any other in the state.
The Texas Music Office will host Music Friendly Community Workshops this month in Victoria and Plano. The office is collaborating with the Victoria Convention & Visitors Bureau and Visit Plano on the workshops, which are free and open to anyone interested in learning about how the program seeks to foster music business economic development in Texas cities and communities.
The Texas Music Office + Modern Outsider + KUTX 98.9 co-present the 2nd annual Texas Record Label Bazaar on November 2nd at the ABGB. Come find your favorite new albums - including vinyl, CDs and merch - from some of the best independent labels across Texas! And Texas-based record labels take note: there are still a few days left to register for a vendor space.
Throughout the month of August, the Texas Music Office participated in conferences, workshops, and held workshops of its own, across the state and in neighboring Louisiana. The following are some highlights from the TMO's August 2019 community outreach work.
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.