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On Saturday, April 7, the Texas Music Office joined the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) for their 3rd annual Music Biz Day. TMO Director Brendon Anthony provided the final keynote address, and TMO staff joined more than 20 additional vendors providing info on various music industry opportunities during the event.
Texas Music Office Marketing Specialist Marc Fort caught up with the super busy Texas music pianist Emily Gimble to discuss her creative process, what her current live equipment looks like, and what it was like growing up in a family that has produced 3 generations of some of the most talented Texas musicians in the state's history.
SXSW 2018 Recap: As the music portion of the SXSW conference extends in length with each passing year, the Texas Music Office is able to take business meetings and foster economic development opportunities with the thousands of music business professionals from around the world that descend on Austin.
Check out the top-selling Texas artists and their albums in 2017, surveyed from a variety of record stores located all across the state (including Cactus Music, Waterloo Records, Good Records, Doc's Records & Vintage, Antone's Records, Music Connection, and Exploded Records). We put out a call to Texas record stores to send us their top selling Texas artists and albums from 2017, and the results from Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth, and Austin show some familiar faces (Willie Nelson) and some burgeoning superstars (St. Vincent) at the top of the lists.
Texas Music Office Director Brendon Anthony looks back at the TMO's accomplishments in 2017, which include launching the Music Friendly Communities Program, releasing the 2017 Texas Music Industry Economic Impact Study, coordinating Hurricane Harvey relief and benefit concerts, increased Texas Music License Plate Grants for Texas school children...and much more.
The Fort Worth-based Flying Musicians Association (FMA) is proud to announce two programs focused on the high school and college music students with a passion for aviation: The 2018 FMA Solo Scholarship Program is open for nominations from music directors, and the FMA Internship Program.
5 Questions with a Music Industry Professional, featuring event producer and promoter Marsha Milam of Marsha Milam Music and Milam and Co.
With Thanksgiving behind us, and all of the various December holidays approaching, its time to start thinking about holiday gifts for friends and family. The TMO's Texas Music specialty license plates are truly a gift that keeps on giving: $22 of the $30 purchase fee goes toward future grants for Texas school children to receive music instruments and music lessons, and to community music programs.