Welcome To The Dallas Music Network
Our mission: “To create opportunities for artists to thrive, to connect, and to use their passion to enrich the lives of others.”
In March 2020, COVID-19 shutdowns began abruptly, sending shockwaves through the live music industry. Beverly Perry, Cryste Deshields, Carlos Guedes, and other Dallasites who had worked for many years in the local live music scene, came up with a plan to keep the music playing, even with venues closed and concerts cancelled. They built the tech team and began recruiting local talent that they could feature in livestreamed performances and recordings, and Dallas Music Network was born.For independent musicians who made their entire living from the already unstable “gig economy,” Dallas Music Network provided performance opportunities, artistic development, coaching, and exposure to industry executives. Now a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization, Dallas Music Network’s work has expanded far beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, providing critical resources and performance opportunities to rising artists from the Dallas area, with the goal of supporting a flourishing artistic community and ensuring that live music continues to thrive in North Texas.
Dallas Music Network directly affects artists . Here’s what we do:
- We professionally stream to Dallas Music Network YouTube & Facebook profiles.
- We provide performance fees, professional photography of performances, edited video singles, and in-depth filmed interviews of the artist’s story, as well as promotion – all at no charge.
- We provide opportunities for Texas artists to create professional connections within the local music industry and beyond.
Dallas Music Network has worked with more than 100 featured artists and over 300 additional supporting musicians, including (but not limited to):
- Rob Holbert
- Carlos Guedes
- Tempest B
- Sydney Cope
- Rey Santana
- Brian Pounds
- Beckham Brothers
- Cyfa Fix
- Red Clay Gypsies
- Sarah Johnson
- Karri Music
- Joe Savage
- Southern Brave
- Taylor Dee
- Taylor Davidson
- Poppy Xander
- Tristen Cole
- La Bell
- The Inspiration Band
- DXV The Singer
- Stephen Pride
- Andrew Sevener
- Elyse Jewel
- Que P
- The Dirty Shirts
- Dem Chops
- Simone Nicole
- Joe King
- Cassandra Robertson
- Grace Pettis
- Kierion Johnson
- Grace Pettis
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
- Dallas Music Network is on a mission to help musical artists reach their full potential. We value the tapestry of sound created by every shape, size, gender, and color of humanity. Not only do we believe that diversity makes music better, we believe that diversity makes us better. From our board to our leadership, to the artists and audiences we serve, diversity and inclusion are not just a belief, it’s who we are.
- With the extensive reach of our programs, Dallas Music Network is in a unique position to champion music makers from diverse backgrounds. We take this responsibility seriously. We are deliberate in our process of artist selection to ensure equity, inclusion, and diversity of race, age, economic background, and gender identity. As a diverse group of music makers and music lovers ourselves, this is an organic core value and a natural part of our internal compass.
Safe Workspace Policy Rev. 001 March 15, 2022
The Dallas Music Network Safe Space Policy aims to ensure an open and welcoming environment on our stages, in our interview chairs, and throughout every aspect of our workspaces so that all our musicians, technicians, and staff feel comfortable participating.
Dallas Music Network has adopted this Safe Space Policy recognizing that systematic oppression attempts to exclude certain groups. This safe space policy protects oppressed groups and encourages their full participation. Dallas Music Network is committed to operating as an inclusive and supportive space where no forms of discrimination are tolerated. Racism, homophobia, biphobia, sexism, transphobia, disablism, or prejudice based on age, ethnicity, nationality, class, gender, gender identity, language ability, immigration status, or religious affiliation is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Dallas Music Network requires all musicians and staff to adhere to this policy. This policy also extends to all online communications (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Website, etc.). Safe Space Guidelines
1. Be aware of the connotations of your language. Respect others and do not make assumptions about gender, abilities, ethnic identity, survivor status, or life experiences.
2. Respect each other’s physical and emotional boundaries, always get explicit verbal consent before touching someone or crossing boundaries.
3. We encourage all to listen to views different from their own and express opposition nonconfrontational.
4. Harassment, hostility, and aggression will not be tolerated.
5. Upholding this policy is a collective responsibility.
Individuals are responsible for their behavior. Violations should be reported to a supervisor or officer. Violation of this policy may result in immediate removal.