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Tag Archives: Austin Music Commission

Monday, July 23, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Communication

They don’t want to talk to you… Staff from the Development Services Department repeatedly told members of the Zoning and Platting Commission at their Tuesday meeting that they were legally obligated to approve a site plan for the controversial Champion…

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Arts, music supporters eye bond money to assist existing creative spaces

Leaders in Austin’s arts community appear to be in favor of using $12 million in proposed bond money to help existing creative businesses in purchasing their current spaces before they can be priced out or forced to move because of…

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Arts, culture groups joining forces for bond request likely to exceed $100M

Representatives from the city’s three ethnic cultural centers will join forces with members of the Arts and Music commissions to ask City Council for a bond package request that could add up to more than $120 million.At Monday’s meeting, the…

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Six years gone: Music Commission again asks Council to halt special events ordinance

The Austin Music Commission has asked City Council to put on hold nearly six years of work on updating and revamping of the city’s regulations covering special events.At Monday’s meeting, the commission approved a resolution that calls the current draft…

Monday, April 16, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Collective concerns

No need to bug out… Word hit the street recently that the city was considering a rule that would require all homes to install insect screens. “Proposal would require homeowners to install insect screens,” said a KXAN headline. Buried near…

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Creative ‘hubs’ requests moving forward for $40M bond ask

The questions surrounding a movement to build multiple creative “hubs” – or possibly one single campus – for Austin’s arts and music communities are becoming somewhat clearer as proponents of those groups continue talks ahead of an August decision on…

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Music Commission’s ‘hub’ concept prompts request for $15M bond increase

The Austin Music Commission is asking City Council to add $15 million to November’s bond package to buy or build property that could be used as a music hub to support the city’s flagging music industry.At Monday’s meeting the commission…

Monday, April 2, 2018 by Austin Monitor

Reporter’s Notebook: Let’s talk talk

Talking to themselves… Do the members of the Commissioners Court and their staff need to take some time to discuss how they discuss things? Well, last Tuesday, the court discussed that very question! Concerning an upcoming retreat, Commissioner Brigid Shea…

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Music proponents continue push for venues in CodeNEXT

Proponents of Austin music and the health of clubs and music venues are still pushing to make the final version of CodeNEXT more favorable to those businesses, after failing to win over the planners who contributed to the third draft…

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

City busking program brings public music performance into question

Austin’s long-debated policy concerning the legality of paid acoustic street performance – widely referred to as “busking” – returned as an issue of some discussion Monday, with the city’s music office attempting to change both the perception and enforcement of…

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Live music proponents revive ‘agent of change,’ with eye toward fall

After it lay dormant since July, city leaders and music industry professionals are restarting the process that – it is hoped – will protect live music venues and nearby residential buildings from clashing over noise and general quality-of-life issues.Known as…

Friday, January 12, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Nonprofits pitching in on cultural land trust proposal

A group of Austin nonprofit organizations are working together on an effort that would see the city of Austin create a cultural land trust to buy and preserve properties around the city for use as theaters, studios, live music venues…

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Commission: Add music venues in CodeNEXT to help clubs spread through city

The push is on to make live music venues a distinct business use case in the city’s building code, a move that music industry proponents hope will make it easier for music hot spots to emerge in neighborhoods throughout the…

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Kitchen to take up city efforts to preserve music, arts venues

Council Member Ann Kitchen has started work on a resolution that will direct city staff to examine ways for the city to step up and help prevent music venues, small community theaters and other creative spaces from being priced out…

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Commission wants live music venues specified in CodeNEXT

Austin city staff and live music industry stakeholders are working to add a “live music venue” use case designation to CodeNEXT, the city’s in-process building code that will determine how Austin grows over the next two-plus decades. If approved for…

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Music Commission seeks city properties list, but who’s got it?

Austin’s Music Commission is making another push to have the city’s Office of Real Estate Services compile a list of city-owned properties that are currently unused and could be made available for creative groups and music venues that get priced…

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Data suggests economic boost from later Red River noise curfews

With the six-month pilot program giving outdoor music venues on Red River Street later weekend sound curfews set to expire at the end of the month, business owners and city officials are putting together their case for extending the program…

Friday, July 14, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Venue rent relief seen as goal of new incentives programs

As Economic Development Department staff worked on plans to update the city’s economic incentives program, the department’s top executive gave a preview earlier this week of how the creative economy could be helped in the coming years.At Monday’s meeting of…

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

City reveals new music division manager

The city has selected the new head of the Music and Entertainment Division, roughly three months after the position opened following a cloud of controversy.The announcement that Erica Shamaly, a longtime Austinite with close to two decades in local film…

Monday, July 10, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

HAAM considers enrollment closure amid growing health care costs

A growing base of musician members needing health care services has officials with the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians looking at possibly closing the program to new members later this year.The nonprofit, which was founded 11 years ago, will discuss…

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