To Serve As the Trusted Voice for Austin Musicians
We do this by:
- Engaging our music community to determine what they want and what their needs are.
- Ensuring that Austin musicians are aware of and educated about city and state policies that present opportunities or challenges to commercial music.
- Creating strong community and civic partnerships.
- Providing data-driven recommendations on city and state policies that will directly affect musicians.
The Austin Texas Musicians Facebook Group was originated in 2008 by Nakia Reynoso in 2008. With over 4,300 current members, this group has become the defacto channel through which the largest amount of Austin musicians are able to share information and collaborate. The group is open to all musicians that live within a 20 mile radius of the city and perform.
In 2019, after a number of community discussions, Nakia saw a growing need to organize Austin musicians and secure representation within Austin’s larger political landscape. A dedicated ATM workgroup was created, and a partnership was formed with Music Makes Austin, a family of nonprofit organizations all directly dedicated to helping enhance commercial music in our city. Austin Texas Musicians is a 501( c ) 4 nonprofit organization, and we are pleased to serve the music community that we call home!