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Council pushes for music census every five years, with data to publish on city portal

Data from the most recent census of the Austin music ecosystem will be posted on the city’s open data portal, along with data from the applicant pool for the first-ever cohort of the new Live Music Fund. Last week, City…

Music Commission pushes city to analyze, publish latest music census data

The Music Commission wants the city to look for ways to analyze data from the latest census of the Austin music ecosystem and find a way to publish the raw data from that third-party project on the city’s open data…

Economic Development staff opts to withhold music census data from city data portal

Staffers in the Economic Development Department have declined to publish data from the most recent census of the Austin music ecosystem on the city’s open data portal, despite a request to do so from the Music Commission and the support…

Exodus: Census shows musicians leaving Austin over affordability

Austin’s political and business leaders now have clear data to back up years of anecdotal evidence that local musicians are being driven out of the city due to the high cost of living and the general affordability crisis. The cost…

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Initial music census findings show changing landscape for Austin creatives

Early findings from a recent census of the Austin music community show some improvements in the state of local creatives, though there are still areas of concern for music stakeholders. At Monday’s meeting of the Music Commission, a presentation from…

Commissioners envision co-working space for musicians

The Music Commission would like City Council to consider creating a centrally located hub for the Austin music industry comparable to what Austin Studios is for the film industry. The resolution discussed at the Music Commission’s Monday evening meeting is…

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Austin's music industry talks future, fees

This summer’s release of the Austin Music Census, along with recent and potential music venue closures, paints a dire picture of Austin’s celebrated music scene and has prompted a dialogue about the future of local artists and venues. That conversation…

Can Austin help save Austin music?

Amid concerns that Austin’s rising costs may be driving out the music industry that has been so integral to the city’s popularity, Austin Music People released its Biennial White Paper yesterday. As a supplement to the paper’s extensive policy recommendations,…

Austin Music Census reveals fault lines in industry

The Austin Music Census is out, and it warns that Austin’s music industry is rapidly approaching a tipping point. According to the census, Austin’s musicians and music industry professionals are finding it difficult to get by in a more expensive…

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