Austin Federation of Musicians

Music Organizations

  February 23, 2013  

Below is a list of organizations that help Austin musicians as well as preserving the “Live Music Capital of the World”.

    • Texas Music Office

The Texas Music Office serves as the information clearinghouse and promotion office for the Texas music industry. This site contains 19,234 business, band and event listings totaling 3,669 printed pages. In 2012, it attracted 203,334 unique visitors resulting in 417,431 page views.

    • Austin Music Office

Music is more than a hobby for Austinites. It’s our roots. And it’s our passion. This is a city filled with venues and musicians that truly make it The Live Music Capital of the World®. The Austin Music Office is here to make sure all visitors experience our music scene by marketing local music to travelers and working with groups to book local bands for their conventions, keynote luncheons and off-site receptions. After all, it wouldn’t be a trip to Austin without live music.

Austin Music Office

    • City of Austin Music Commission

Advise city council on music development issues. Duties are advisory and include: studying the development of the music industry, assisting in the implementation of programs to meet the needs created by the development of the industry; and review matters that may affect the music industry in Austin.
Austin Music Office

    • Save Austin Music

Save Austin Music is a grassroots trade organization comprised of those working in Austin’s music industry and support industries. As a community, we develop and support best trade practices and act with government to increase the financial and cultural impact of Austin’s music on Austin and abroad.
Save Austin Music

    • Austin Songwriters Group

The Austin Songwriters Group is in its 25th year of serving songwriters. ASG is a non-profit organization created by songwriters for songwriters. In its earliest incarnation, ASG history has it being originally founded by singer-songwriter, Christine Albert, who long ago handed the reins off to others who continued to administer ASG in the many forms it took over the years.
Austin Songwriters Group

    • Austin Latino Music Association

The mission of ALMA (meaning “soul” in English) is to increase knowledge and awareness in the community about local musicians and important historical figures in Austin’s Latino music scene, provide exposure and resources to local musicians, and to foster the development of young musicians who will keep Latino musical styles and traditions alive in the Capitol City.

    • ME Television

ME, “Music and Entertainment” Television, is a 24- hour regional network dedicated to showcasing and providing television exposure for regional artists as well as the hundreds of touring groups that make up the vibrant Texas live music scene. Supporting established artists and promoting and discovering new talent is a priority. ME is the entertainment resource, with venue schedules, artist information, interviews and local live music shows every night at 7pm on ME Live! ME represents different musical genres and areas of the arts community with numerous original programs highlighting everything from filmmakers to art galleries, and musicians to the ballet. In addition, ME ‘s mostly music line-up, spotlights live performance footage, concept music videos as well as biographies, reviews, restaurant tours, and much more.

    • Future of Music Coalition

Future of Music Coalition is a national nonprofit organization that works to ensure a diverse musical culture where artists flourish, are compensated fairly for their work, and where fans can find the music they want.
Future of Music Coalition

    • Austin Music Foundation

Austin Music Foundation (AMF) strengthens and connects the local music community with innovative programs that empower musicians and fuel Austin’s creative economy. AMF provides programs to help local artists navigate opportunities in the music industry and services to unite the local music community through:

– EDUCATION specifically tailored to today’s music business climate including one-on-one music consultations at our Creative Media Center

– OUTREACH efforts to determine artists’ concerns combined with public awareness initiatives to inform the wider audience about music-related issues

– UNIFICATION of local artists and music businesses to foster a sustainable music community
Austin Music Foundation