Over the years, Austin has crystallized its title as Live Music Capital of the World thanks to its thriving music community. Sadly, this title may not hold true for much longer as our music community faces serious problems ranging from affordability and housing issues and an arcane city permitting process to venues shutting down and declining attendance at shows.

In efforts to save Austin music, Mayor Steve Adler introduced the Omnibus Resolution earlier this year which allowed key stakeholders in the music community to share their insight over the course of 90 days. After 10 town hall meetings gathering input from artists, venue owners, music fans/patrons, non-profit organizations, private businesses across districts and genres, we need to keep the conversation going and further discuss possible solutions.

“We won’t be the Live Music Capital of the World for much longer if we keep losing musicians and music venues.” – Mayor Steve Adler
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3 episodes to discuss the resolution and solutions.

Read the official response

FDBK Ep. 098 – Work With The City. Do Not Rely On It

Rebecca Farrell
Rebecca FarrellAustin Music Law
Rebecca Farrell is a local music attorney. She advocates on behalf of the music community, representing several venues around Austin.
Tee Double
Tee DoubleUrban Artist Alliance
The “Hometown Kid” Tee Double is a successful Hip Hop artist and founder of the Urban Artist Alliance which helps artists learn more about the business side of the music industry.

FDBK Ep. 099 – Bet On Music Tech

Dan Redman
Dan RedmanFounder of Mosaic Sound Collective
The Mosaic Sound Collective is a music incubator aimed to provide support the Austin music community.
Chris Bush
Chris BushCEO of TipCow
TipCow allows patrons to tip bands directly from their smartphones.

FDBK Ep. 100 – Dissecting The Solutions (Live From City Hall)

Gavin Garcia
Gavin GarciaChair of Music Commission
The Music Commission advises City Council on local music industry and development issues.
Don Pitts
Don PittsDivision Manager at ATX Music Office
The ATX Music Office is highly engaged in developing and executing initiatives that help accelerate the growth of the music industry infrastructure by focusing on job creation, talent export, trade development, and industry revenue growth.
Jennifer Houlihan
Jennifer HoulihanExecutive Director at Austin Music People
Austin Music People is an advocacy group that represents the interest of the Austin music community at City Hall and the Capitol.

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