The Music & Entertainment Division—part of the City of Austin Economic Development Department—delivers programs and services to innovate and grow Austin's commercial and nonprofit music and entertainment industries. We're a connection point and resource for the Austin music industry to promote job and compensation growth, sector development, nightlife compatibility, and talent export.

Programs & Services

  • Funding – Grants and funding for creatives and creative businesses to survive and thrive. Contact Kim McCarson for details.
  • Artist Development– Professional development and compensation opportunities for local musicians to increase earnings and build careers. Contact Erica Shamaly for details.
  • Program Partnerships – Local, national and international partnerships. Contact Erica Shamaly for details.
  • Services & Assistance – Assistance for creatives and creative businesses in City operating, permitting, and code requirements. Contact Kim McCarson for details.
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