Music Friendly Texas Program

Shakey Graves
Texas Music's Shakey Graves performing at SuperBowl Live 2017 in Houston, TX. Photo by Rob Loud.

In 2016, the Texas Music Office (TMO) created the only Music Friendly Community Program in the US, now known as Music Friendly Texas, and since then, the TMO’s Music Friendly Texas program has grown into a fully operational network of over 40 Certified Communities across the state. As the only standalone State Music Office in the US, the TMO is proud to be the gold standard for all states and cities across the US who wish to emulate our unique office and programming. Texas is leading the way in working to support the commercial music ecosystem, and we welcome all new partners who are interested in following the TMO’s example.

Becoming a Certified Music Friendly Texas Community

Participation in the TMO's Music Friendly Texas program provides Texas communities with a network for fostering music industry development, and sends a clear message to industry professionals that certified communities are serious about attracting and developing music industry growth.

Cities that have received the official Music Friendly Texas Community designation from the TMO include: Fort WorthAustinSan AntonioDallas, Houston, DentonLindaleStephenville, ConroeSan AngeloNacogdochesAbileneMcKinneyWaxahachie, WacoAlpineBastropNew BraunfelsVictoriaArlingtonDenisonLubbockBrenham, Dripping Springs, Round RockEl Paso, OdessaVidorGrand PrairiePort Aransas, San MarcosMcAllenBryan, Wimberley, Salado, Harker Heights, EdinburgSelmaMarshallGranbury, Corsicana and Frisco.

Cities that are currently working through the certification process include: College StationCorpus ChristiGalvestonCarthage, Texarkana, Sherman, LufkinHuttoGrapevineRockwallKerrvilleNavasota, TylerLinden, Crockett, Clear Lake Shores, Harlingen, Angleton, Chambers CountyRockport-Fulton and Sweetwater.