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Monday, June 11, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

How hard up for cash are Austin’s musicians? So much so that the city’s Music and Entertainment Division had to scuttle at the last minute a summit on music compensation because demand for registration exceeded the expected capacity by a rather large margin. Originally scheduled to take place on May 31 at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin, the confab has been moved to the City Council chambers at City Hall at 2 p.m. on June 18. As previously planned, division staff 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 last of which was launched in March using $150,000 in development fees from the Trammell Crow Co. 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. Registration for the free event is available here.

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