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.
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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.

AMF ARTIST OF THE MONTH

DEMI THE DAREDEVIL

AMF is excited to introduce our October Artist of the Month, Demi the Daredevil. The energetic duo will be releasing a 7-track EP on October 18! Demi the Daredevil is led by frontman Jeff Azar with Tyler Gescheidle behind the drum-kit.  The band draws on the widest variety of influences, ranging from Emo Punk to Show Tunes, and their sound stands out with creepy theatrics, intricate arrangements, and deep lyrics.

Fans describe Demi the Daredevil as raw, relatable and inspiring. Jeff, who started as the band’s drummer, assumed the role of frontman after their founder and lead singer Jovan Ortiz passed away.  After a long, tumultuous journey of universities, mental hospitals, changing band members, and living in attics and teepees, Jeff realized that he could write the songs himself. He released his first solo EP “Secret Schizoid” in October 2016. This quickly garnered a dedicated fanbase around the world. 
 Since then, he has been releasing singles periodically, working with Kevin Butler (Blue October) and Sean O’Keefe (Fall Out Boy) to mix his songs.In June of 2019, Tyler Gescheidle (Tyler G Drumming) joined the band as a full time member bringing charisma, finesse, and a dynamic style both to the live performances and new records.

Stay tuned for our interview with Jeff Azar, and catch Demi the Daredevil at Geraldine’s for our Locally Grown Music showcase on Saturday, October 5!

Photo by Ismael Quintanilla III

More from our AOTM

AMF ARTIST OF THE MONTH

DEMI THE DAREDEVIL

AMF is excited to introduce our October Artist of the Month, Demi the Daredevil. The energetic duo will be releasing a 7-track EP on October 18! Demi the Daredevil is led by frontman Jeff Azar with Tyler Gescheidle behind the drum-kit.  The band draws on the widest variety of influences, ranging from Emo Punk to Show Tunes, and their sound stands out with creepy theatrics, intricate arrangements, and deep lyrics.

Fans describe Demi the Daredevil as raw, relatable and inspiring. Jeff, who started as the band’s drummer, assumed the role of frontman after their founder and lead singer Jovan Ortiz passed away.  After a long, tumultuous journey of universities, mental hospitals, changing band members, and living in attics and teepees, Jeff realized that he could write the songs himself. He released his first solo EP “Secret Schizoid” in October 2016. This quickly garnered a dedicated fanbase around the world. 
 Since then, he has been releasing singles periodically, working with Kevin Butler (Blue October) and Sean O’Keefe (Fall Out Boy) to mix his songs.In June of 2019, Tyler Gescheidle (Tyler G Drumming) joined the band as a full time member bringing charisma, finesse, and a dynamic style both to the live performances and new records.

Stay tuned for our interview with Jeff Azar, and catch Demi the Daredevil at Geraldine’s for our Locally Grown Music showcase on Saturday, October 5!

Photo by Ismael Quintanilla III

More from our AOTM

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

  • Locally Grown Music: Demi the Daredevil Austin, Geraldine's
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  • Talkin’ Shop: Music PR & Marketing Strategy Austin, Austin Music Foundation
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