Last month I had the pleasure of traveling to Austin, TX and working with the fine folks there – brainstorming on the future of music and in particular, the future of the live music business. Here is an updated version of my Global Music Business presentation that I gave at their incredible new City Hall.
“Live Music” is what Austin is all about. Austin actually has an official Division of the City of Austin dedicated to developing the music industry in town, effectively led by “music officers” Don Pitts and David Murry. They are devoting significant resources to seeing that the city’s future along with the future of all the musicians who live and work there are aligned with successful practices in the overall music business.
Here is my picture of their official music office “squad car”. All they need now is a flashing light like Steve McGarrett. I’m gonna bring them one the next time I visit. “Pull over Ma’am, is that Emo we hear…?”
How cool is that? Does your city have an official Music Division?