By Nathalie Phan
Today, the Texas Music Office and BMI announced that BMI will open an office in Austin by March of 2019, just in time for SXSW. This development is big news for the Austin's musicians and music industry professionals as BMI will be the first major performing rights organization to organize an official office in the city. The creation of music publishing infrastructure gives musicians a chance to develop their relationships with professionals in the licensing and songwriting space, strengthens the naively ignored income stream of music licensing, and will attract publishing and licensing companies to the city.
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