FAQ

About Private Consultations

How much do private consultations cost?

They are free, but please limit yourself to one meeting per month. This will make it possible for us to serve the entire Austin musical community. Also, we love to accept donations…

What is the Creative Media Center?

The Creative Media Center provides a Mentor program, access to digital and educational resources, small group sessions, webinars and one-on-one training from experts in various business aspects of the creative arts. Artists are able to work alone or in groups to transform their raw content into finished digital media. The space is also home to many of AMF’s events, workshops and small group sessions.

How long are consultations at the Creative Media Center?

Consultations booked by appointment are one hour, and walk-ins are usually handled on a first come first serve basis if an appointment has not been scheduled for that hour. Due to high traffic, we recommend booking an appointment so we can set aside time for you.

What should I expect the very first time I go to the Austin Music Foundation for a consultation?

Expect major awesomeness. We are probably going to want to know about you, your band, and what sorts of things you’ve done so far to have success in the music industry. Once we have a good idea of what needs you might have, we’ll help you out by providing expert and timely advice.

Is there anything I can do to prepare for the first consultation with the Austin Music Foundation?

Yes! You can fill out a quick questionnaire here. Don’t worry, the information you provide is private and we only use the form to get a better idea of how to help you before you come in.

If you’d like, you can bring in copies of your band’s music, your computer so you can show us what your band’s online presence is like, and coffee (ha! Just kidding, but we won’t turn it down).

How long are consultations at the Creative Media Center?

Consultations booked by appointment are one hour, and walk-ins are usually handled on a first come first serve basis if an appointment has not been scheduled for that hour. Due to high traffic, we recommend booking an appointment so we can set aside time for you.

How do I schedule a consultation with the Austin Music Foundation?

Easy! Just click on either Initial Consultation or Ongoing Consultations at the top of this page. When you schedule either of these, our appointment scheduling system (FullSlate.com) will send you a confirmation email for your appointment. If you don’t receive this email, check your spam folder and try to locate it immediately, because it’s really important. Without this email, you can’t cancel your consultation.

The appointment confirmation email you’ll receive from us has a very important link in it, called a reschedule link. You must click the rescheduling link if you can’t make it to your consultation.

What if I have an emergency?

If you have an emergency, don’t call us and just take care of what you need to take care of. We understand that emergencies happen every once in awhile, and we generally trust you to make the right call.

What if I can’t make my consultation?

Just cancel your lesson by using the online scheduling service more than 6 hours before your consultation. That’s it! No emailing, no calling, no hassles.

How do I get to the Creative Media Center?

The Creative Media Center is located inside the Austin Studios complex in the Soundcheck offices (Stage 4). The address is 1901 E. 51st Street, Austin, Texas.  Drive up to the gate and press 3 twice on the entrance box. When you see “AMF Media Center” press # and we’ll buzz you in.

Can I just walk in to the Creative Media Center or do I need to make an appointment?

Walk-ins are welcome but to get valuable one-on-one time with one of our AMF consultants, booking an appointment is recommended. To book an appointment now, click the image below.

More About the Austin Music Foundation

Aside from one-on-one consulting, what other events does the AMF offer to artists throughout the year?

The Austin Music Foundation produces twelve small group workshops, four venue bootcamps, mixers and fundraisers every year. Courses range from topics on legal to booking your band and we try to introduce up-to-date tips on the ever changing music business.

How long has the Austin Music Foundation been around?

The AMF has been helping local artists since 2002 and was founded by Colin Kendrick and Nikki Rowling to show artists how to manage their bands with valuable resources, DIY tools and music business panels.

How is the Austin Music Foundation funded and how can I support the AMF?

The AMF is partially funded by the City Of Austin, sponsors, fundraisers and donations. To help support the Austin Music Foundation, click HERE to donate anyway that you can.

What are the hours of operation for the AMF’s Creative Media Center?

The media center is open from 11am-6pm Monday through Friday and is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Can the AMF help book or manage our band?

Unfortunately not because the Creative Media Center acts more as a resource center and is a non-profit, but we can offer contact lists of various Texas venues and contacts that you or your band can use to get the gigs.

What online sites does the AMF recommend to find lists of contacts, such as Texas venues, record stores, radio stations, etc?

The Texas Music Office has spent years of timeless research creating the Texas Music Database that is the “go to” resource for contacts, addresses and links to everything Texas music. www.texasmusicoffice.com

Who directs and sits on the board of the Austin Music Foundation?

Our team is made up of some of Austin’s biggest music believers, selected local entertainment industry professionals, and local music veterans to ensure that the AMF is doing everything they can to keep Austin “The Live Music Capital of the World”.

How can I volunteer to help AMF at events, workshops and seminars?

Volunteers are an instrumental part of Austin Music Foundation’s success. Volunteers are the key to our events running smoothly and spreading the word about our programs and services. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities with AMF, please send an email to info@austinmusicfoundation.org. We’ll be happy to let you know about our volunteer needs and opportunities as they arise.

What materials and/or resources are available to use in the Creative Media Center?

There are six Dell workstations, a 47″ flat screen TV with a webcam for webinars and small group sessions, various literature, checklists and links on music, film and gaming.

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