From Austin To Memphis: What It Takes To Build A Music-Tech City

Silicon Valley for music. Even today, this phrase smells of paradoxy. After all, so much of the music industry's recent history has been carved out by an ideological and geographical separation from tech entrepreneurism—the likes of Napster in Boston, BitTorrent in San Francisco and Spotify in Sweden disrupting the incumbents in New York and Los Angeles, forcing record labels, publishers and their artists to catch up to the consumer-facing allure and logistical B2B mess of file-sharing and streaming.


Workshop Brings SA Closer to ‘Music Friendly Community’ Certification

Music industry professionals and enthusiasts met Wednesday for a public workshop that marked a key step in San Antonio’s efforts to receive official certification as a Music Friendly Community from the Texas Music Office.

Study Finds Healthy Music Scene in SA – But a Nashville or Austin?

Dixieland jazz at the Esquire Tavern, a touring fempunk band at Korova, Tejano tunes at a Southtown church festival, a conjunto taller at a community center, modern chamber music at Jazz, TX, a rhythm and blues DJ night at Tucker’s, a marching band rehearsing in the Brackenridge High School parking lot, and a Houston Street busker trumpeting the national anthem – all of these music events can be found during a typical week in San Antonio.


Santikos Riffs and Reels Showcase Announces Its First-Ever Winning Music Videos

On Tuesday night, the marriage of the San Antonio film and music communities tightened as the Riffs and Reels Music Video Showcase announced its first winner of a competition that lasted four weeks.


San Antonio's Co-Work Space for Musicians Lands Funding From City

Councilman Cris Medina, long an advocate for developing our city’s music economy, succeeded in securing $25,000 for San Antonio Sound Garden (SASG) from the FY2017 budget for the City of San Antonio. The funds will be designated to assist SASG with a comprehensive plan as part of our ongoing effort to develop San Antonio’s untapped music economy.


City to Spend 25,000 to Study SA Music Scene "an oil field that hasn't been tapped yet"

SAN ANTONIO - The city of San Antonio is finalizing a contract with a nonprofit to study the local music scene. 


Mission Pachanga: A Community-Led Celebration of SA’s Local Music Culture

San Antonio’s Spanish-colonial Missions will celebrate their first birthday as a UNESCO World Heritage Site this weekend at the inaugural World Heritage Festival. On Saturday, Sept. 10, Mission Pachanga will acknowledge the musical power and presence of local artists who create music as storied as Mission Concepción’s walls and as colorful as Mission San Juan’s history. 


How one San Antonian is cultivating the city's blossoming music scene

It's no secret that being a musician or professional in the music industry is a challenge in San Antonio. To address this, a new nonprofit organization called San Antonio Sound Garden aims to give people a place to work, play, network, and grow right in the heart of San Antonio. 


Reps. Castro, Bernal to Speak at Celebration for San Antonio Sound Garden, a New Arts Collective

One of the most common complaints that I hear from local musicians is that they have neither the tools nor the funds to attempt to take their bands to "the next level." Simply put, despite the increasing availability of media software, there is still an array of expensive equipment necessary to shoot your own video, record your own album or just find the room to get musicians together to create and collaborate. 


San Antonio's New Sound Garden Brings Music Scene Buzz

Call it a jam session for the mind.
This is the San Antonio Soundgarden, where dozens of musicians and promoters met Tuesday to share ideas.
It's the first ever Las Raices – or The Roots – forum. 


City to spend $25,000 to study San Antonio music scene

SAN ANTONIO – The city of San Antonio is finalizing a contract with a nonprofit to study the local music scene, the first step in an effort to help it grow


The Source: Could San Antonio Be The Next Great American Music Scene?

The rich cultural heritage and potentially prosperous economic impact of fostering San Antonio's music community has piqued the interest of city officials.