UT Dallas Arts School Gets New Name with $40M Bass Foundation Gift

by | May 9, 2023
The School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas will now be called the Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology following a $40 million gift to the university from the Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation. “The impact of this gift cannot be overstated,” says Bass School Dean Dr. Nils Roemer.
Deep Ellum’s 150th Anniversary Rolls On with Mural Walking Tour, Arts Fair, Juneteenth Block Party, and More
by | Apr 14, 2023
Known as the “birthplace of the blues in Texas,” the district just east of downtown Dallas regularly buzzes with live music, street art, galleries, restaurants, clubs, and culturally creative retail. But all this year, Deep Ellum is kicking it up a notch. Here's what's in store over the next several weeks.
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These Programs Are Inspiring Budding Musicians in Dallas to Pursue Their Dreams
by | Apr 7, 2021
From plucking a string for the first time to performing around the world, Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Young Strings and Young Musicians programs are creating opportunities for the next generation.

Impact Ventures: Meet TopIt, a Social Platform for Communal Direct-Challenge Competitions

by | Jul 30, 2020
Dallas-based TopIt allows users to create customized challenges based on their interests and hobbies. A user can choose to post their own niche challenge from a variety of categories or join in on an active one.
The University of North Texas to Debut an MBA in Music Business This Fall
by | Jul 27, 2020
The music business MBA is expected to provide a collaborative experience for aspiring music professionals by combining business administration and music entrepreneurship curricula.
Gillian Friedman Fox of the Dallas Symphony on the Intersection of Corporate, Arts and Entrepreneurship
by | Apr 18, 2019
As Director of Contemporary & SOLUNA Programs, Gillian Friedman Fox is partnering with Capital One to showcase the importance of keeping art and music relevant.
Follow the Money: Door Gets $5.4M, Ikonopedia Nets $2M in Series C, Muzooka Notes $3.9M
by | Feb 28, 2019
You’ll also find news about EnTouch Controls, Sea Pine Technologies, Worksoft, TPG Capital, and SanoTech 360 in this roundup of investment, merger, and acquisition activity involving companies and investors in North Texas.
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UNT Student’s Music, Accounting Skills Add Up to New Business

by | Jan 18, 2018
Kyle McKay founded his company, The Musician’s Bookkeeper, after recognizing a common thread among his musical peers — a need for financial services.
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Thin Line Fest Submission Deadlines Are Coming Up Soon
by | Dec 19, 2017
The Denton festival, now in its 11th year, is a melding of the arts including film, music, and photography. 
Ex-NFL Receiver Mark Clayton Catches Entrepreneurial Spirit With Headphones Company
by | Nov 21, 2017
The former NFL wide receiver designed headphones that stay on an athlete's head during activity via a patented titanium band.
It’s a Big Weekend for Arts, Music in North Texas Cities
by | Oct 20, 2017
If you're a lover of the arts or music, you'll have plenty to see this weekend.
The event's grand finale will be on Nov. 11 at the Longhorn Ballroom with tent lounges, a "futuristic" campfire, a concert, and cooking by Mathew Peters.

Take a Trip to Texas’ Future with The Edge of Texas This Fall

by | Aug 25, 2017
Produced by Texas Monthly and presented by VisitDallas, the inaugural event will run Nov. 10-11 in downtown Dallas.
Dallas’ Zenu Seeks to Simplify, Modernize Event Booking
by | Aug 4, 2017
Zenu is an Airbnb-style app where people can view professional photographs, take 3-D and virtual reality tours, and book the venue with a few clicks.
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Deep Ellum Music, Art Venue Readies for Summer Opening
by | May 15, 2017
The venue will have 5,000 square feet of space inside and will have an expected capacity of 400 to 500 people.
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Music Startup CommonEdits Gets $600K Seed Capital, Nears June Launch
by | May 1, 2017
The music startup was backed by a $600,000 investment and support from the CodeLaunch accelerator.