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.
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 A Capitol Salute to Texas Music, an invite-only reception at the Governor’s Mansion celebrating Texas music and the Texas music Industry.
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!
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.’