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.

AMF ARTIST OF THE MONTH

COWBOY DIPLOMACY

AMF is proud to feature Cowboy Diplomacy as our December Artist of the Month! 2019 was a pivotal year for the band, who released 3 new singles ahead of their debut full-length album, available December 13.  Recorded at 601 Studios in Austin, the album is an intensely personal one, focusing on growth in facing personal demons and learning from bad decisions. To quote KUTX’s Jack Anderson, “it’s all about ditching the vapidity of casual self-destruction in favor of showing love and respect for oneself and others.”

Cowboy Diplomacy deliver unrestrained, invigorating southern rock and blues, captivating its audience with unconventional style and raw lyrics. Cowboy Diplomacy is fronted by lead singer Ian Cochran, with Billy Boswell on lead guitar, Brad Bentley on bass and Matt Whilden on drums. While Ian’s unique growl-like vocals tend to draw the crowd in, it’s the energy and music that the band creates as a whole that keeps them around. 

Get to know the guys in our exclusive AMF interview.

Photo by Ismael Quintanilla III

More from our AOTM

AMF ARTIST OF THE MONTH

COWBOY DIPLOMACY

AMF is proud to feature Cowboy Diplomacy as our December Artist of the Month! 2019 was a pivotal year for the band, who released 3 new singles ahead of their debut full-length album, available December 13.  Recorded at 601 Studios in Austin, the album is an intensely personal one, focusing on growth in facing personal demons and learning from bad decisions. To quote KUTX’s Jack Anderson, “it’s all about ditching the vapidity of casual self-destruction in favor of showing love and respect for oneself and others.”

Cowboy Diplomacy deliver unrestrained, invigorating southern rock and blues, captivating its audience with unconventional style and raw lyrics. Cowboy Diplomacy is fronted by lead singer Ian Cochran, with Billy Boswell on lead guitar, Brad Bentley on bass and Matt Whilden on drums. While Ian’s unique growl-like vocals tend to draw the crowd in, it’s the energy and music that the band creates as a whole that keeps them around. 

Get to know the guys in our exclusive AMF interview.

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

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Past Events

  • ROAD MAP: Promote Your Music on Social Media Austin, Austin Music Foundation
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  • Locally Grown Music: Cowboy Diplomacy Austin, Geraldine's
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