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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.

Programs, Services & Funding

  • Funding: Provides funding opportunities for creatives and creative businesses to survive and thrive. Contact Erica Shamaly for details.

  • Artist Programs: Provides professional development and compensation opportunities to increase earnings and capacity for musicians. Contact Stephanie Bergara for details.

  • Music & Entertainment Services: Manages policies, tools, and partnerships to ensure vibrant and well-planned live music and nightlife experiences, while promoting venue preservation, sustainability, and compatibility. Contact Kim McCarson for details.