The Music & Entertainment Division is committed to serving the needs of the Austin music industry, but we can’t do it alone. We leverage our partnerships—local, national and international that align with our mission, vision, and values, to provide the greatest benefit to the public.
Austin-Toronto Music City Alliance
This music-specific trade and export alliance, the first of its kind, is a public-private partnership involving City Council, City staff, and private industry leaders in both cities. The Alliance will encourage joint programming and exhibitions, meaningful trade partnerships for music products and services, and enable the growth of new commercial music business ventures by acting as a gateway for emerging entrepreneurs as well as established professionals. The Alliance seeks to accelerate the music industry market sector in Austin and Toronto in terms of jobs, revenue, and business expansion.
Texas Music Office
Austin has been named a ‘Music Friendly Community’ in the State of Texas. Participation in the Texas Music Office's "Music Friendly Community" program provides Texas communities with a network for fostering music industry development, and sends a clear message to industry professionals that certified communities are serious about attracting and developing music industry growth.
The Office of the Governor’s Texas Music Office created the Texas Music Industry Directory, capturing music businesses of all kinds, from commercial music to education to tour services. In collaboration with the Texas Music Office, the Music & Entertainment Division provides the maintenance and promotion of Austin’s portion of the directory. The listing serves as a very much needed industry asset, connecting members of the community together to cultivate a stronger Austin music community.
Love Austin Music Month
KUTX, Austin Music Foundation and the Music and Entertainment Division have declared February "Love Austin Music Month" and are making a concerted effort to highlight and spread love of Austin music.
The Music & Entertainment Division in partnership with concert promotion company Scoremore Shows, hosts quarterly events with industry professionals. These events focus on helping aspiring music industry professionals to network, develop professional development skills, and balance goals. Past panelists have represented Margin Walker Presents, I Heart Media, Front Gate Tickets, Orb Recording Studio and more.