During TuneCore’s 2016 Austin Takeover the week of SXSW, we threw some pretty amazing music showcases at the Vulcan Gas Company. Additionally, we took some time to celebrate our newly minted office in Austin’s SoCo neighborhood by getting to know members of the Governor’s offices, mingling with TuneCore Artists, and welcoming other members of the music community.

Amy Lombardi, Joe Cuello, Scott Ackerman, Brendon Anthony, Shelby Kennedy, Kedar Frederic

Amy Lombardi, Joe Cuello, Scott Ackerman, Brendon Anthony, Shelby Kennedy, Kedar Frederic

Scott Ackerman, Shelby Kennedy, Governor Greg Abbott, Brendon Anthony

Scott Ackerman, Shelby Kennedy, Governor Greg Abbott, Brendon Anthony

On March 17th, TuneCore CEO Scott Ackerman, Entertainment Relations Vice President Shelby Kennedy, and Austin-based Entertainment Relations Manager Amy Lombardi were guests of Governor Greg Abbott’s Capitol Salute to Texas Music, an invite-only reception at the Governor’s Mansion celebrating Texas music and the Texas music Industry.

Brendon Anthony, Texas Music Office Director

Brendon Anthony, Texas Music Office Director

Joe Cuello, Amy Lombardi, Kelley James, Scott Ackerman, Shelby Kennedy, Phillana Williams

Joe Cuello, Amy Lombardi, Kelley James, Scott Ackerman, Shelby Kennedy, Phillana Williams

Texas Music Office Director Brendon Anthony introduced the TuneCore team to Governor Abbott, who greeted them with great enthusiasm. He showed appreciation for setting an example to companies around the country and world who can be fully supported by the state when they bring their music business to Texas. It was a special experience for everyone, and the Governor’s Mansion is truly beautiful!

Later that day, our favorite local, Amy Lombardi, welcomed executive staff from our Brooklyn, Burbank, Nashville, Boston and Atlanta offices, as well as our partners at Believe Digital and TuneCore Japan for a fun ‘Team Hang Out’, (she also introduced everyone to the magic of green chili queso!).
Ichiro Nada, CEO TUneCore Japan & Takuto 'Tacto' Yoshino

Iichiro Noda, CEO TuneCore Japan & Takuto ‘Tacto’ Yoshino

A morning Open House then took place on Friday, March 18th, during which we shared our new space with the Austin music community, artists, and colleagues from around the world.
TuneCore Artist Kady Rain

TuneCore Artist Kady Rain

Folks came out early to show love for TuneCore (and donuts) and hear words from our CEO Scott Ackerman, our CCO Jose Cuello, and Texas Music Office Director Brendon Anthony. Mr. Anthony thanked us for bringing our presence to the Austin music economy and spoke at length on the ‘Live Music Capital of the World.’

A huge thanks is in order to Governor Abbott, Brendon Anthony, and everyone who was able to join us. Texas sure has a way of making us feel welcome!
Chris Mooney, Royce Bale of A3C, Scott Ackerman

Chris Mooney, Royce Bale of A3C, Scott Ackerman

Catch up on all the fun we had at our TuneCore Austin Takeover events at the Vulcan Gas Company below:
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