AUSTIN MUSIC INDUSTRY.
CORNERSTONE OF THE
Whether you need personalized career development and mentoring, tools and
resources to help you succeed, opportunity, a pipeline to the local music
industry or all of the above, AMF has you covered.
FOCUSED OPPORTUNITY.
MUSIC-INDUSTRY-
We are dedicated to cultivating and unifying every aspect of the Austin music
community. That means with both musicians AND industry professionals.
Whether you're wanting to support our efforts, get involved, or be a participant,
you can learn about AMF's Industry-focused panels, mixers, & programs HERE!
AMF's 'Feel The Love'  Music Industry Expo 2018
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Welcome to the Austin Music Foundation.

AMF is the cornerstone of the Austin Music Industry. With personalized career guidance, mentor programs and all the resources you need to succeed.

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About AMF

Austin Music Foundation (AMF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen and connect the local music industry and community through innovative programs that empower musicians, music industry professionals, and music businesses within Austin’s creative economy. Austin Music Foundation offers free professional and career development services specifically tailored to today’s music business climate. With expert panels, consultations, mentoring, and networking, AMF’s programs provide the necessary tools and opportunities to help the Austin music industry succeed.

Over the past 17 years, AMF has served over 17,000 musicians and music industry professionals and remains committed to ensuring that Austin’s creative class and music industry thrive.

About AMF

Austin Music Foundation (AMF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen and connect the local music industry and community through innovative programs that empower musicians, music industry professionals, and music businesses within Austin’s creative economy. Austin Music Foundation offers free professional and career development services specifically tailored to today’s music business climate. With expert panels, consultations, mentoring, and networking, AMF’s programs provide the necessary tools and opportunities to help the Austin music industry succeed.

Over the past 17 years, AMF has served over 17,000 musicians and music industry professionals and remains committed to ensuring that Austin’s creative class and music industry thrive.

the art of taxes for musicians, presented by Austin Music Foundation

The Art of Taxes: Musician's Edition

We’ve partnered with Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA) to present The Art of Taxes: Musician’s Edition

Created with musicians in mind, this seminar will walk you through your tax return, addressing common artist concerns and important IRS regulations pertaining to creative practices. Lisa Sretenovic will be sharing her expertise, highlighting the issues that many musicians encounter in their tax returns.

Topics Covered:

  • What it means to be self-employed/independent contractor
  • What the self-employment tax is and how it is paid
  • Keeping records of income and expenses
  • Which expenses are deductible
  • What is needed to prepare your taxes
  • Estimated tax payments
  • Business vs. Hobby rules
  • Sales tax and employment tax
  • Home office expenses

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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the art of taxes for musicians, presented by Austin Music Foundation

The Art of Taxes: Musician's Edition

We’ve partnered with Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA) to present The Art of Taxes: Musician’s Edition

Created with musicians in mind, this seminar will walk you through your tax return, addressing common artist concerns and important IRS regulations pertaining to creative practices. Lisa Sretenovic will be sharing her expertise, highlighting the issues that many musicians encounter in their tax returns.

Topics Covered:

  • What it means to be self-employed/independent contractor
  • What the self-employment tax is and how it is paid
  • Keeping records of income and expenses
  • Which expenses are deductible
  • What is needed to prepare your taxes
  • Estimated tax payments
  • Business vs. Hobby rules
  • Sales tax and employment tax
  • Home office expenses

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

RSVP

SUPPORT AUSTIN MUSIC.

“It feels as though our band has really stepped up to a new level over the past few months, and we really credit the AMF team for all of their help in getting us there.“ - Taylor Williams, Western Youth, 2018 Artist Development Program Participant

SUPPORT AUSTIN MUSIC.

“It feels as though our band has really stepped up to a new level over the past few months, and we really credit the AMF team for all of their help in getting us there.“ - Taylor Williams, Western Youth, 2018 Artist Development Program Participant

Upcoming Events

Past Events

  • AMF Presents The NEXT 2020 Austin, Antone's Nightclub
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  • Locally Grown Music: Aubrey Hays Austin, Geraldine's
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