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The Texas Music Project is a program launched by the Audio Preservation Fund and the Texas Music Museum to archive and preserve the rich, ongoing musical culture of the Lone Star State. Musicians currently releasing albums, EPs, or singles are asked to donate their music to the Texas Music Museum. The Texas Music Museum will care for these recordings and occasionally use them in rotating exhibits featuring Texas music.

If you are a Texas musician of any genre, we would love to hear from you!

Texas has an incredible diversity and history of music. Your recordings will sit next to legendary artists Bob Wills, Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin, Roky Erickson, Alejandro Escovedo, and many more! Please contact us about donating a copy of your recordings to the Texas Music Museum or simply send it to our mailing address:

Audio Preservation Fund
200 E. 31st St., #A
Austin, TX 78705

We would also love to hear the story behind your music. Please consider sending a press photo and biography along with your recordings. Information about you and your recording will be featured in this section of our website as part of the project. The recordings themselves will be used for archival and display purposes only and are at no risk for public distribution or download.

View recordings donated to the Texas Music Project

If you a Texas music lover and have recordings of Texas artists you would like to donate, we can help! Please contact us and we will make sure that your collection finds it way to a safe, respectful home in Austin's Texas Music Museum.

Thank you very much!

FAQ:

What genres of music are you looking for?
Are you only interested in new recordings?
What if I don't have recordings of my own, but have recordings of other Texas artists?
What formats are you looking for?
Do you want anything else along with my recordings?
What will happen to my recordings after I donate them?
Is my music in danger of being stolen?
How do I donate?


What genres of music are you looking for?

We are looking for music of all genres!

One of the great things about the music of Texas is its diversity. We gladly accept any genre or genres of music you perform.

Are you only interested in new recordings?

No. This program is focusing on new releases, but in a broader sense we are looking for recordings from past generations as well.

What if I don't have recordings of my own, but have recordings of other Texas artists?

If you have a collection of Texas music, please consider donating it! We are trying to build an extensive collection of all genres and decades to exhibit the history of Texas music.

What formats are you looking for?

We are accepting all formats.

If you are releasing your recording on multiple formats, such as CD and LP, please consider donating a copy of each format for archival and display purposes.

Do you want anything else along with my recordings?

Yes! We would love to share the story behind the music. Please consider submitting a press photo, biography, and any story or stories you would like to tell about your recordings.

What will happen to my recordings after I donate them?

After we receive your recording, we will catalog it and archive it at the museum. Basic information about the recording will be listed as part of the program on the website of the Audio Preservation Fund. If you choose to submit a picture, biography, and story about your music, they will also be featured on the website.

We also hope to use the recordings we receive during this program in a future exhibit at the museum. There are many new Texas releases every year and we want to help keep the culture strong.

Is my music in danger of being stolen?

No. The music will be protected and well-cared for at the museum. The music will never be made available for public distribution or download.

Occasionally, it may be used in exhibits at the museum.

How do I donate?

You can submit your recordings by dropping them at our office:

200 E. 31st St., #A
Austin, TX 78705

or at the Texas Music Museum:

1009 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78702

Please call ahead of time to make sure someone will be there.

Audio Preservation Fund: (512) 731-9616
Texas Music Museum: (512) 472-8891 or (512) 471-0520

You can also email us to set up an appointment time: audiopreservationfund@gmail.com

Another way you can donate is through a participating record store. Just speak with the person in charge of consignment and tell them you would like to donate the recordings to the Texas Music Project for the Texas Music Museum. Below is a list of participating stores:

Austin

Antone's Record Shop
2928 Guadalupe, Austin, TX  78705

Backspin Records
5247 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX  78756

Cheapo Discs
914 N. Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX  78703

End of an Ear
2209 S. 1st St., Austin, TX  78704

Friends of Sound
1704 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX  78704

MusicMania
3909 N IH-35 Ste. D1, Austin, TX  78722

Trailer Space
1401-A Rosewood Ave., Austin, TX  78702

Turntable Records
1903-B S. 1st St., Austin, TX  78704

Waterloo Records
600A North Lamar, Austin, TX  78703





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