August 2017 Newsletter

August 2, 2017

texas music office


August 2017 Edition

Brendon in Fort Worth at Music Friendly Communities Workshop

"Music Friendly Communities" Workshop Debuts in Fort Worth

On Thursday, July 20, the Texas Music Office debuted its new "Music Friendly Communities" economic development program in Fort Worth with the help of the Fort Worth Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Hear Fort Worth, and many Fort Worth-area music business professionals.

Read More About Music Friendly Communities

photo of Steve Ray at Texas Plains Trail Roundup

TMO Joins "Texas Trails and Texas Tunes" Conference

On July 20, TMO Programs Manager Steve Ray provided the lunchtime keynote speech “A Music Trail For Texas” highlighting the new Texas Music History Trail legislation at the Texas Plains Trail Region Tourism and Preservation Roundup in Plainview, TX.

Read More About the Texas Plains Trail Roundup

Brendon Anthony and Rupert Neve

TMO & Recording Academy Honor Rupert Neve On His 91st Birthday

TMO Director Brendon Anthony joined the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy on July 31st to honor audio engineering pioneer (and Wimberley resident) Rupert Neve, celebrating his 91st birthday, and his incredibly influential career.

Read More About "A Salute to Rupert Neve"

Jason Isbell with proclamationJason Isbell Declared "Honorary Texan"

TMO Director Brendon Anthony joined Texas musician Amanda Shires in surprising her husband Jason Isbell during his sold-out shows at ACL Live, where Anthony presented Isbell with an "Honorary Texan"  proclamation signed by Governor Greg Abbott.

Read More About "Honorary Texan" Jason Isbell


Songwriter U poster

4th Annual Texas Songwriter U Competition Accepting Entries

Texas Songwriter U (TxSU), in collaboration with Texas-born singer-songwriter Jack Ingram, the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association and The ASCAP Foundation, announces its 4th Annual Texas Songwriter U discovery and development songwriting program.

Read More about How to Apply for the Songwriting Contest

Upcoming Events

August 6 (10:00 am - 5:00 pm)
DFW Record Show
Hurst, TX more info

August 8-12 (various times)
El Paso Pro-Musica Summer Fest
El Paso, TX more info

August 12-13 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
163rd Annual East Texas Sacred Harp Singing Convention
Henderson, TX more info

August 23-26
Deep Summer Bluegrass Festival
Sherman, TX more info


The Texas Music Office (TMO) is a state-funded business promotion office and information clearinghouse for the Texas music industry. The TMO assists more than 15,000 individual clients each year. Under mandate from the Texas Legislature, the office "promotes the development of the music industry in the state by informing members of that industry and the public about the resources available in the state for music production." 

State of Texas, Office of the Governor, Texas Music Office
Texas Music Office • P.O. Box 12428 • Austin, Texas 78711 • (512) 463-6666