CREATIVE MEDIA CENTER

CREATIVE MEDIA CENTER

What is the CMC?

Our Creative Media Center provides musicians with the advanced knowledge and tools they need to navigate the music industry and build their careers and consists of 3 components:

Panels, workshops and networking events

Career consultations

The Artist Development Program.

Our Creative Media Center provides musicians with the advanced knowledge and tools they need to navigate the music industry and build their careers and consists of 3 components:

Panels, workshops and networking events

Career consultations

The Artist Development Program.

Panels and Workshops

An educational series created to help educate musicians about the business aspects of the music industry, enabling them to make informed decisions about their career development. Each seminar is led by a panel of both local and national experts. Designed to educate entry-level and emerging artists, each event focuses on a different topic relevant to the modern music industry. Recent topics include: Recording and Releasing Music; Marketing & Promotion; Copyright, Publishing, Licensing, and Revenue Streams; and Booking and Tour Management.

Free and open to the public

8-12 panels and/or workshops annually
Each is focused on a specific business-related challenge unique to musicians

Led by experienced industry professionals with invaluable insight

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Networking Events

AMF produces, partners on, and participates in an average of 45 events per year – including special events such as Austin City Limits Festival, South By Southwest, the Wine Down Series in partnership with ACL Live, and the ‘1645 Live’ Music Series in partnership with C3 Presents.  

The AMF ‘Feel The Love’ Music Industry Expo is our key community event held annually for professionals in the Austin music industry. The expo gathers dozens of area music-support non-profits and organizations in one place for musicians and music professionals during Love Austin Music Month to connect and learn about community resources that are available to them and to network with industry peers. 

EVENTS
ONE ON ONE

Consultations

AMF offers one-on-one career consultations. Each session is one hour long and is guided by one of several hand-selected music industry veterans with extensive experience and knowledge of the constantly changing music industry. In 2017, AMF provided 151 consultations to local musicians and music industry professionals. AMF offers these consultations at no cost to the music community.

Free online registration
60 minute, one-on-one session with AMF Artist Consultants
Assessment of current career trajectory
Develop plan to help achieve goals

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DEVELOP TALENT

Artist of the Month

The Artist of the Month series is a way for AMF to celebrate the enormous wealth of talent in our city by shining a spotlight on a different and deserving musician or musical group each month. The series provides artists with the opportunities and connections to continue to develop their talent and grow in the local music community.

Each month, AMF selects a local Artist of the Month. The artist exhibits the creativity, discipline, and entrepreneurship needed to succeed in the music industry. The featured Artist of the Month receives a free studio session, live gig, photo shoot, radio interview, and more.

AOTM

AMF Artist Development Program

ADP is an intensive 7-month program that provides advanced educational and professional development to a select group of emerging artists based in Austin. The goal of the program is to leverage Austin’s tremendous talent pool and develop a class of artists in this city who can reach the next level in creating sustainable careers. The ADP serves as a new and innovative model that will work to support the viability, growth, and visibility for Austin’s musical talent.

AMF’s Artist Development Program prepares emerging artists for the next step in their careers by providing expert mentoring, advanced-level professional development, and high-visibility opportunities. Participants work closely with the AMF staff, its Advisory Panel, and mentors to define their creative and professional goals.

Classroom focused group sessions + tailored breakout sessions with mentors
Hands-on expert mentoring and professional support
Direct access to leading music industry pros
Collaborative peer-to-peer interaction
Focused tools and resources
Career/performance assessment with feedback

ADP