Austin Music Resources & Support

The Live Music Capital of the World® doesn't just come to life when the sun goes down. The city of Austin is dedicated to promoting live music all day, everyday! Here are some resources that not only keep the Live Music Capital of the World® ticking, but healthy as well.

Health Organizations

The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) is a non-profit organization that provides access to low-cost health coverage to Austin's local, uninsured musicians.

SIMS Foundation provides mental health and substance use recovery services for musicians, music industry professionals, and their families to support the well-being of the Austin music community.


Austin Texas Musicians is a nonprofit that aims to serve as a trusted voice for Austin musicians.

Music Commission is a board that advises city council on music development issues and assists in implementing programs that benefit the Austin music community.

The City of Austin Music Division nurtures our city's music business community by enhancing the diverse culture and economic vitality of Austin music.

Sonic Guild (formerly Black Fret) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt public charity that is built upon a simple principle: that local music, like the symphony and the opera, is worthy of public support. Their mission is focused on enabling the creation and performance of new music by the exceptional musicians of our amazing city.

The Recording Academy Texas Chapter (GRAMMY Awards) represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future.

The Texas Music Office serves as a liaison between music businesses and government offices and agencies, publicizes significant developments within the industry, and fosters the economic development of Texas music businesses and musicians.

Professional Development

The Austin Film Commission has comprehensive resources and information about the logistics of filming in Austin.

Austin Music Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization whose core mission is to strengthen, connect, and advance the local music industry and community through educational programming, professional development, and focused mentoring.

Hire Austin Musicians connects Austin musicians of every genre to groups looking to have live music at their events

Music at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is a program sponsored by KUTX 98.9. that helps local musicians perform at the airport.