Texas Music Office

Texas Music Office

http://www.governor.state.tx.us/music

If you access the main page on of website, you’ll find the standard self-promoting political gobbledy-goo. However, if you peel back the crap from the home page and go to the Texas Music Office Page, you’ll be rewarded with a treasure trove of information that would benefit any musician — particularly the ones who are trying to break into the business.

If you lived in Texas and wanted to promote yourself in Texas, you probably wouldn’t need to go anywhere else for Media info. This site has the addresses, contacts and format for every radio station in the state, as well as addresses and contacts at newspapers and almost any other Media outlet in the state that you could possibly think of. The site also provides listings of events, promoters, and links to thousands of music-related Web sites that are either Texas-based or Texas-friendly. Want a listing of Grammys won by Texas musicians? It’s here. There couldn’t be much about Texas music that you’d want to know that you couldn’t find here.

Even if you don’t live in Texas, you should find this site — at the very least — interesting. If you are a hard-core fan of Texas music, this site has a comprehensive directory of Texas Internet Radio Sites for your listening pleasure. If you are a musician — especially a beginner who is trying to figure out the laws and rules related to the business — you might find this site invaluable. I wouldn’t let it be a substitute for a Music Industry lawyer, but it is chock-full of the type of information that can give a beginning indie musician enough knowledge to avoid a lot of the most-common mistakes and help him stay out of trouble. It covers everything from how to license copyrighted material to basic tips on getting started in the music business. They even offer indie band packet as well as tips on how to develop an effective music-related website. I highly recommend it as a musician’s resource. It’s also a pretty good read.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Jacqueline Kerrod
    Jacqueline Kerrod

    17 Days in December (Orenda Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Pokey Lafarge
    Pokey Lafarge

    In The Blossom Of Their Shade (New West Records). Review by Jeremy Glazier.

  • Best of Film 2021
    Best of Film 2021

    Lily and Generoso select and review their ten favorite features, seven supplemental films, and two prized repertory releases of 2021.

  • I Saw A Dozen Faces…
    I Saw A Dozen Faces…

    From The Windbreakers to Bark, Tim Lee is a trooper in the rock and roll trenches…and he’s lived to tell it all in his new memoir.

  • The Lyons
    The Lyons

    A man on his deathbed is surrounded by bickering family members, many of which you would strangle him given the chance. In other words: a brilliant comedy!

  • The Reading Room
    The Reading Room

    Today’s episode features author Anna-Marie O’Brien talking about her book Adventures of a Metalhead Librarian: A Rock N’ Roll Memoir with Ink 19’s Rose Petralia.

  • Bush Tetras
    Bush Tetras

    Rhythm and Paranoia (Wharf Cat). Review by Scott Adams.

  • Tom Tom Club
    Tom Tom Club

    The Good The Bad and the Funky (Nacional). Review by Julius C. Lacking.

  • Barnes & Barnes
    Barnes & Barnes

    Pancake Dream (Demented Punk Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.

  • Jeremiah Lockwood
    Jeremiah Lockwood

    A Great Miracle: Jeremiah Lockwood’s Guitar Soli Chanukah Album (Reboot). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

From the Archives