Austin Music Foundation - Artist Development Program - Class of 2017

Artist Development Program

Designed by AMF and launched in 2017, the Artist Development Program (ADP) is a highly selective signature program that supports and advances the most talented independent artists in Austin.

Investment

AMF understands that by investing in the development of artists who contribute to our City’s economy and rich culture, we are investing in the future of Austin music. The Artist Development Program supports the viability, growth, and visibility for Austin’s musical talent through a number of ways:

  • Tailored professional development & one-on-one mentoring 
  • Real-time constructive feedback from industry experts
  • Personal interaction with repetitious engagement
  • Facilitation of meaningful connections & opportunity
  • Fostering peer-to-peer collaboration & support
  • Product & revenue development

Innovative, Impact-Driven Model

AMF is the only non-profit arts organization in Austin that provides the opportunity for a select group of local independent artists to participate in intensive, music business training in the areas of strategic career planning, finance management, songwriting, and product development, recording, marketing, publishing, and licensing, touring and revenue generation.  

Guided by AMF’s core faculty of mentors, ADP participants work one-on-one and in peer-to-peer sessions to define, develop, and execute their creative and professional strategies. The result of this endeavor: a better prepared and informed class of music professionals who, upon graduation, are armed with the business acumen, tools, and connections needed to navigate the music industry and further advance their careers. 

Class of 2021


ADP Class of 2021
Stone Wheels
ADP Class of 2021
Pelvis Wrestley
ADP Class of 2021
DRINT
ADP Class of 2021
Deezie Brown
ADP Class of 2021
Aubrey Hays

Class of 2020


ADP Class of 2020
DAYEATER
ADP Class of 2020
Calliope Musicals
ADP Class of 2020
Ray Prim
ADP Class of 2020
Kydd Jones
ADP Class of 2020
Sydney Wright
ADP Class of 2020
Jai Malano
ADP Class of 2020
William Harries Graham

Class of 2019


ADP Class of 2019
Otis Wilkins
ADP Class of 2019
Alesia Lani
ADP Class of 2019
Shy Beast
ADP Class of 2019
Western Youth
ADP Class of 2019
Superfónicos
ADP Class of 2019
Aaron Stephens
ADP Class of 2019
Kalu & The Electric Joint

Class of 2017


ADP Class of 2017
Charlie Faye & the Fayettes
ADP Class of 2017
Magna Carda
ADP Class of 2017
James Junius
ADP Class of 2017
Gina Chavez
ADP Class of 2017
Jane Ellen Bryant
ADP Class of 2017
Jackie Venson
ADP Class of 2017
Migrant Kids