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Texas Music Office and TeXas Video Showdown Support

May 23, 2016

Dear Musea Readers,

Lately I’ve gotten some support for the TeXas Video Showdown, a musical protest against an industry controlled by 3 CEO’s, from the TEXAS MUSIC OFFICE in Austin..

Marc Fort from the Texas Music Office, saw my post, liked it, commented on it, and sent me a guide to resources so that I could pass the word on to other Texans.

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Hi Tom,

I love that line: “time to change the music industry so it’s built on talent and not publicity.”

It’s true that *the traditional music industry* is distributed and controlled by 3 multinational conglomerates, and the men that lead those companies.

The great news is that the playing field for having a career in the music industry is more wide open than ever. Prior to the Internet, musicians had to almost completely rely on the record labels for national and international distribution. Now it’s perfectly normal for musicians to have long, healthy, prosperous careers independent of the traditional industry.

Commercial radio is still very tough for independent artists to break into… because of the conglomerate consolidation, but independent and college radio do provide artists with opportunities.

Please feel free to give the Texas Music Office a call on Monday (when we’ll be back in the office), or shoot us an email at music@gov.texas.gov, and we’d be happy to send you some resources for the various genres you listed above (genres outside of pop music).

We have a ton of resources for indie musicians of all genres!
Thanks for sharing this! Did you write it? It’s really well done and thought out. I’m checking out the link to the TeXas Video Showdown now.

Best regards,
Marc Fort
Texas Music Office
(512) 463-6666

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[And later after viewing the TeXas Video Showdown video:]

Loved the video! Reminded me of an old school rockabilly rave up! Thanks for sharing.
… I really, really enjoyed the song! I look forward to finding & hearing the studio version, because this video immediately made me want to hear another version where I can hear the vocals better.

We’ll definitely help spread the word! Musicians are organizing in DFW, San Antonio, Lubbock, & Austin, spurred on by some of the same inspirations. There’s a new nonprofit org up near your area – Hear Fort Worth – that’s organizing in an attempt to change some of the ongoing issues in the music industry.

Thanks again for sharing that rave-up! …

Cheers,
Marc

Musea #200 Will Be Late

April 28, 2016

Dear Readers,

The Musea for May,June, July is not going to be available in May, June, or July!
This is the first time I’ve missed a deadline, in 23 years but there are reasons, good reasons.

1. The next issue is the 200th, and I’m planning something special.

2. I’m finishing – yes I can see an end – to a 15 year old writing project, my sci-fi novel called
WRITINGS IN SCIENCE, A History of the Future in Stories, Essays, Poems and Plays.

There is a saying in the book itself that reads, “This may not be the widest sci-fi novel ever written, but it is the biggest.” That will make sense when you see it.

3. I’ve got other fun plans in the works for all things in the Musea world.

So nothing now, but plenty on the drawing boards.
Don’t forget the 199 issues that went before – most on line, or see my blogs, or music site.

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 23 year old zine Musea)

ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM) http://www.Musea.us
MUSIC, 9 full CD’s of free Postism Music)
http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/HunkasaurusandHisPetDogGuitar
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http://www.Hunkasaurus.com
BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)
http://www.Musea.wordpress.com
BOOK PAGE (all 4 of my books + author info. )
http://tinyurl.com/o58t7mv

YOUTUBE CHANNEL, features all my 73 videos)
http://www.youtube.com/TomHendricksMusea
“The BIG LIST – 100 Plus Favorite Music
“BIG MUSIC LIST (200 Song – First Worldwide Best Music List)
Here are 200 great tunes you probably have not heard – notice they are in all genres, from all over the world, are great songs, and stand out – not fit in like the generic pop stars. They deserve as much attention as any pop song. Then too if you don’t like say 50 or so of these, there are still 150 great ones left for even the pickiest listener. http://wp.me/p5S9X-36

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