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City hosts summit to educate musicians on local programs

Monday, May 21, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Next week musicians in Austin will get a chance to learn about all the city-affiliated programs that currently offer compensation for performances or use of recorded works. The Musician Compensation Sector Summit will take place at 2 p.m., May 31, at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin on South Capital of Texas Highway off South Lamar Boulevard. There, staff from the Music and Entertainment Division will give information on how to take advantage of programs such as Dipjar, Music on Hold, the Daybird Music Series, the forthcoming ATX Tour Aid Initiative and the Street Performance Pilot Program. The street performance program – commonly known as the city’s busking program – was launched in March and pays four preselected acts per week to perform downtown on Saturday afternoons, with compensation provided using $150,000 from the Trammell Crow development company. The city holds the sector summits four times per year to help musicians and interested parties stay informed of opportunities and issues in the Austin music industry. Register here.

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