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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

  • Music & Entertainment Programming: Provides professional development and funding opportunities to increase compensation and organizational capacity for artists, live music venues, and other industry stakeholders. Contact Stephanie Bergara for information.
  • Entertainment Services Group: Creates and manages policies, tools, and partnerships to ensure vibrant and well-planned live music and nightlife experiences, while also promoting venue preservation and sustainability, as well as compatibility with neighbors. Contact Brian Block for information.