The Texas Music Awards are an
event that has two functions. First, the event recognizes
excellence in independent Texas music with an annual awards process that
is voted on primarily by previous recipients, making sure that it's
about the music and not a popularity contest. Actually, it's not a
contest at all. It is recognition for excellence. Second,
the show seeks to raise money, as it is the sole annual fundraiser for
the Academy of Texas Music, Inc. The process, the show, and the
benefits provided to all the nominees is dependent on fine Texas
sponsors who contribute financially to make sure Texas musicians are
properly recognized for their efforts.
Academy promotes worldwide recognition and perpetuation of Texas Music
and the musicians of the State of Texas, whether they are Texans by
birth, residence, or philosophy. The Academy creates, provides,
and enhances music education through various avenues such as clinics,
public and private school education programs, and direct scholarships.
The Academy provides benevolence to qualifying musicians and their
families in times of hardship. The Academy provides formal
recognition for musicians and professionals in the Texas music industry
through the presentation of an annual awards ceremony. The Academy
offers oversight as the sanctioning body for all musical awards
processes in Texas, ensuring fair practices and promoting professional
where it all started back in August of 2000. The site serves
several functions. First, it is an online record store, providing
product fulfillment for Texas artists who want to connect with their
fans in a true Texan way. Second, MTM is the official listing site
for anyone who wants to be eligible for the Texas Music Awards.
You don't have to sell your music through MTM to have it listed, but
it's crazy not to do so. Next, MTM provides a voice for the family
of Texas musicians who are linked by their love of Texas. The site
boasts the lowest price online for any CD carried, while paying out high
percentages to artists. The business is run by musicians who have
not taken a paycheck in over ten years.