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.
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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

Roland & the Roots Riddim

AMF is proud to present Roland & the Roots Riddim as our July Artist of the Month!  

The Roots Riddim’s high energy is influenced and directed by the lead-singer & frontman, Roland “Mista Muzic” Kemokai. Born in Liberia, West Africa, Roland was discarded on a dump-pile as a baby. He struggled through poverty, violent abuses, and the Liberian civil war while utilizing remarkable gifts of strength, perseverance, and his music to survive.  These qualities have resonated with his band members, who each believe that through the power of music they can contribute both locally to their community and more broadly to the world. 

Roland is multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer who uses his music to share his belief in the power of forgiveness, positive thinking, and the potential for greatness within us all. He is also a vocal instructor, published author, and empowerment speaker. 

“Music is my first love and sacred space of tranquility. When bullets were flying everywhere taking lives randomly and mortar shells dreadfully blasting in the streets of Monrovia, my 3-stringed village guitar became my best friend and deepest comfort. And now with the Roots Riddim Band we can really turn up the vibes,” says Roland.

Catch the full band performing on Friday, July 12 at Geraldine’s our Locally Grown Music showcase.

Photo by: Ismael Quintanilla

More from our AOTM

AMF ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Roland & the Roots Riddim

AMF is proud to present Roland & the Roots Riddim as our July Artist of the Month!  

The Roots Riddim’s high energy is influenced and directed by the lead-singer & frontman, Roland “Mista Muzic” Kemokai. Born in Liberia, West Africa, Roland was discarded on a dump-pile as a baby. He struggled through poverty, violent abuses, and the Liberian civil war while utilizing remarkable gifts of strength, perseverance, and his music to survive.  These qualities have resonated with his band members, who each believe that through the power of music they can contribute both locally to their community and more broadly to the world. 

Roland is multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer who uses his music to share his belief in the power of forgiveness, positive thinking, and the potential for greatness within us all. He is also a vocal instructor, published author, and empowerment speaker. 

“Music is my first love and sacred space of tranquility. When bullets were flying everywhere taking lives randomly and mortar shells dreadfully blasting in the streets of Monrovia, my 3-stringed village guitar became my best friend and deepest comfort. And now with the Roots Riddim Band we can really turn up the vibes,” says Roland.

Catch the full band performing on Friday, July 12 at Geraldine’s our Locally Grown Music showcase.

Photo by: Ismael Quintanilla

More from our AOTM

SUPPORT AUSTIN MUSIC.

“I don’t know what I would be doing without the professional development, networking opportunities, and guidance they have selflessly given.” - James Junius, Musician

SUPPORT AUSTIN MUSIC.

“I don’t know what I would be doing without the professional development, networking opportunities, and guidance they have selflessly given.” - James Junius, Musician

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  • AMF Presents “How Did I Get Here?” Fireside Music Chats at On The Record 1:00 pm, Austin, Native Hostel
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