SXSW 2024

Historic Tax Rebate Program for Texas Music Venues


The Texas Music Office (TMO), the only standalone music office in the US, is leading the way in supporting communities through their policy work and ongoing efforts to support all facets of the Texas Music Industry. SB 609, or the Texas Certified Incubator Venue Program, signed into law during the 87th legislative session and funded during the 88th legislative session, is the first of its kind in the nation to provide a tax rebate program to qualifying music venues and music festivals in the state of Texas. Learn how government and the private sector work together to support music ecosystems.

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Jenny Perkins, Marketing & Communications Specialist, Texas Music Office - Office of the Governor

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Music & Tech
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner

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