Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Texas Music Office

Fall 2015 

Position: Intern
Student: Economics Senior

The Texas Music Office is a state office within the Office of the Governor, and serves as a clearinghouse for the Texas music industry. We provide information about artists and music businesses to the public, and help professionals navigate the industry. The “goal” of the office is to bolster the Texas music scene.

My main job at the office is to update our online directories of artists, businesses, and music events. My typical day involves conducting extensive research, emailing questionnaires, and occasionally making phone calls to verify the information. This aspect of the job is extremely rewarding. Getting to research and communicate with industry professionals offers an inside glimpse of the music industry. It teaches you about how the industry works, what it takes to be successful, and how to go about networking.

However, I think the most rewarding aspect of the job is getting to work with the great staff at the office. They’re all kind and helpful, and truly know a lot about the industry. They encourage you to ask questions and are always looking to teach you something new about the music business. They’ll even let you sit in on meetings with industry professionals
Overall, this is an extremely rewarding experience for those interested in a career in music. It educates you on the industry, allows you to meet people, and shows you what’ll you need to be successful in your career. I highly recommend it

 


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    Austin, Texas 78712-1508
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