The City of Austin Music & Entertainment Division—part of the Economic Development Department—implements programs and services to diversify and accelerate growth of Austin's commercial and nonprofit music and entertainment industries. We serve as a community, artist, and industry resource and liaison to foster increased jobs, compensation, nightlife compatibility, talent export, and revenue growth in Austin.

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Programs, Services & Funding

  • Artist Programming: Provides professional development and compensation opportunities to increase earnings and capacity for musicians. Contact Program Coordinator Stephanie Bergara for details.
  • Entertainment Services Group: Manages policies, tools, and partnerships to ensure vibrant and well-planned live music and nightlife experiences, while promoting venue preservation & sustainability and compatibility with neighbors. Contact Program Manager Brian Block for details.
  • Funding: Provides funding opportunities for creative businesses to survive and thrive. Please contact Economic & Business Liaison Kimberly McCarson for details.