Austin Music Foundation (AMF) is a nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen and connect Austin’s music community with innovative programs that empower music professionals and music businesses within Austin’s creative economy. With expert panels, consultations, mentoring and mixers, AMF’s programs provide the necessary tools and opportunities to help bring success in the Austin music industry.
Since 2002, AMF has helped as many as 20,000 professionals in the music industry through its expert programs, panels, mentoring and consultations. The Austin Music Foundation is committed to ensuring that Austin’s creative class and music industry thrive.
“The Austin Music Foundation is such an inspiring place. As someone who was new to town, AMF took me under their wing, and I am so grateful. Since the first day I went into AMF, the organization has given me invaluable feedback about where I am as an artist and the kind of promotional tools I need to expand my audience and build a name for myself in Austin. I told them I wanted to concentrate on booking shows, and they not only sat down and highlighted all of the places that would be perfect for me and my music, but also personally reached out to their contacts to help make sure I would get a chance to play on an Austin stage. Their staff is super friendly and readily available. If you’re really ready to put yourself out there in the Austin music scene and not sure how to, make a trip to the Austin Music Foundation. You won’t regret it.” –Drew Davis
“Austin Music Foundation and The Creative Media Center have been such a wonderful resource to me over the last few years! I have met amazing people at the free panels and also had the opportunity to meet one on one with a music lawyer right when I needed it. I am grateful to live in a city that has so much to offer working musicians.” –Vanessa Lively
I can’t recommend the AMF Creative Media Center highly enough for local artists. Regardless of where you are in your career – be it, considering attending your first open mic, or signing your first record deal – Alex and the team have access to resources that can help. More importantly, they have the interests of the independent artist at heart. I made some great connections through the team while I was in Austin and make it a point to stop by every time I’m in town. –Aly Tadros
The Austin Music Foundation’s Creative Media Center is a tremendous resource for up and coming musicians and bands in the Austin Area. The Creative Media Center team gave me a better understanding of how the music industry works and what I can do to stand out from the pack. Any musicians trying to find their way in this crazy world of music would benefit from setting up a meeting with the AMF’s Creative Media Center! – Charlie Gore
“The staff at Austin Music Foundation works way beyond duty. They really take a personal interest helping anybody that walks in.
If you are looking for some no-BS advice and impulses concerning your musical enterprise, this is the place to check out. Stop by and meet them yourself!” – Ulrich Ellison
“The Creative Media Center is an incredible resource! Great place with access to computers and a knowledgeable staff that has real hands-on experience in the music business. I have learned some invaluable information through the free seminars they offer. You guys rock!” – Haydn Vitera, Vitera
“The positive vibe. The confidence. An artist’s needs are met here. It’s a great one-of-kind team of musicians, graphic artists and professional people.” – Richard Sanguinetti
“The Foundation’s Creative Media Center has become instrumental in providing first class, pro assistance during the CD cover layout & production phase of my project. Lisa & Alex have been hands on, responsive, & fun to work with, making the entire experience & product something to be very proud of.” – M Renee Suaste
“The AMF Creative Media Center is just what a music town like Austin needed! Thank you so much for all the help and guidance provided to local musicians. I have especially enjoyed the workshops and the invaluable expertise shared by some of Austin’s leaders in the music industry. Keep up the great work!”
“As an independent musician finishing my new album, the AMF CMC has provided valuable resources, support, and feedback! Thanks AMF!” –Becky Alter
“Over the last few years, AMF has been a huge help to my music career. Without AMF’s help, I wouldn’t have made it to where I am right now. Thanks especially to Lisa Fawcett and Alex Vallejo for the many hours they’ve spent mentoring me and helping me grow as a musician.”
“The CMC has given us the upper hand in the Austin music scene. They have dedicated staff, like Lisa Fawcett, to help with your website and online marketing. Musicians who have done it all, like Alex Vallejo, to share their experiences in the industry with you. And great workshops that discuss all angles of the business. The environment screams creativity, and as an artist you have to feel blessed to have such a wonderful resource – literally a gold mine – at your fingertips! In the words of Rudi DeVino, ‘The AMF CMC has all the tools and knowledge you need to cultivate yo cerebellum!'” -Cap N Kirk, SubKulture Patriots
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Help fuel the music! Austin Music Foundation depends on the Austin community at large for financial support of our programs and services. If you would like to become involved with AMF through membership or becoming a sponsor of one of AMF’s educational programs or events, please click on the appropriate link above.
Austin Music Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.