Texas Music Office at UTSA’s Music Biz Day 2017

April 29, 2017 | San Antonio, TX

The Texas Music Office staff joined the University of Texas at San Antonio's second annual Music Biz Day today, Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the UTSA School of Music. The conference was free and open to the public, taking place from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the UTSA Arts Building.

UTSA School of Music Professor and Music Marketing Coordinator Dr. Stan Renard came up with the concept last year in an effort to show the university's music students just how many resources, businesses, and opportunities there are located in San Antonio and around the state.

After a keynote speech from TMO Director Brendon Anthony (pictured on right), the small expo connected individuals who share a passion for music and seeks to bridge the gap between professionals in the music industry and students, allowing each to network and interact first-hand.

Topics for the conference's informational panels and workshops included: Show Biz and Commercial Music, Role of Radio and Press, Tech, Services for Musicians, Creating an Urban Identity, Venues and Ticketing, and Careers.

Stephen Ray, Texas Music Office (far left) moderates the "Creating a Urban Music Identity" panel at UTSA's Music Biz Day 2017, featuring panelists Cris Medina (center), San Antonio District 7 Councilman and Adam Tutor (far right) of San Antonio Sound Garden.

Panelists included music professionals from all around the state, including (left to right): Dennis Johnson,  Radio Show Host of KAZI's Untapped Show and Event Producer, "My Music Career" panel moderator Bianca Neal of ReRoute Music Group, Marc Fort of the Texas Music Office, and Co-Founder Capitol View Arts & Director of the Historic Victory Grill Music Venue Director Clifford Gilliard.