On September 27, 2017 Fort Worth was designated the first music-friendly city in Texas by the Texas Music Office, Office of the Governor’s “Music-Friendly Communities” certification program. The Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau and Hear Fort Worth partnered to accomplish the five steps set forward by the Texas Music Officer to become a music-friendly community.
- Host a music-friendly community workshop
- Establish a City/County/Region Music Office liaison, who can respond to constituent questions
- Register with the Texas Music Office’s Texas Music Industry Directory
- Demonstration of partnerships with the community's music-related 501c3 nonprofits in order to foster community development.
- Collaboration with music education programs, including area college or university music schools.
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