Texas Music Office Announces Round One Application Deadline for Texas Music Incubator Rebate Program (TMIR)
The first round of applications for the Texas Music Incubator Rebate (TMIR) Program will close on November 30, 2023.
This historic tax rebate program provides qualifying music venues and festival promoters in Texas with a full or partial rebate of mixed beverage gross receipts taxes or sales taxes attributable to the sale of beer and wine remitted in the prior fiscal year (September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023), up to $100,000.
With $20.2 million in funding approved for the biennium, the rebates are to assist eligible venues and promoters in their efforts to create and support live music performance across Texas. The TMIR Program is administered by the Texas Music Office.
The Texas Music Office in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism is the only state music office in the nation. Since 1990, TMO has fostered the economic development of Texas music businesses, Texas musicians, and Texas communities. TMO operates an extensive network of certified Music Friendly Texas community partners across the state, serves as a clearinghouse for Texas music industry information, acts as a liaison between music businesses and government offices, publicizes significant industry developments, and attracts essential music industry to the Lone Star State. A vibrant Texas music industry supports local job creation while drawing visitors from around the globe, attracting a talented workforce across industries, and supporting business recruitment and expansion efforts throughout the state.