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In Texas Schools
The Texas Music Project (TMP) has been supporting music education in Texas schools since 2003. Our primary mission, as a 501c3 non-profit organization, is to develop and produce music education programs. TMP has become a grassroots resource for students, schools and the community through partnerships with a network of music industry professionals.
We created TMP to help address the lack of funding for the arts in general and specifically music education in our schools and communities. We believe music has the trans formative power to connect, inspire and heal. For this reason we create educational, instructional, and informational programs for disadvantaged groups. We inspire people to follow their dreams through music.
TMP is recognized by the Texas state legislature for its support of music education in Texas schools, and for which this writer’s law firm served as general and intellectual property counsel, produced a series of compilation CDs featuring Texas artists.
The first of these, Don’t Mess With Texas Music Volume I, became the best-selling compilation of Texas music in history, raising nearly $500,000 for music education in historically disadvantaged schools.
The key to the album’s success was the participation of legendary Texas artists—artists with the kind of stature that they go by only one name—Waylon, Willie, Stevie, Beyoncé, ZZ…