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AUSTIN
TEXAS MUSICIANS

Austin, Texas has long been touted as the “Live Music Capital of the World” because of the amazing community of musicians who live and work within our beautiful city. It’s has become increasingly harder for musicians to make a living providing the very service that helped build our trendsetting economy.

Now, we have an opportunity to take our place at the table in ensuring a future for commercial music. Now, we organize to bring fair representation to city policies and planning. Music makes a big noise in Austin, and now is our time to be heard.



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OUR MISSION

To Serve as the Trusted Voice for Austin Musicians

We do this by:

  • Engaging our music community to determine what they want and what their needs are.
  • Ensuring that Austin musicians are aware of and educated about city and state policies that present opportunities or challenges to commercial music.
  • Creating strong community and civic partnerships.
  • Providing data-driven recommendations on city and state policies that will directly affect musicians.

The Austin Texas Musicians Facebook Group was originated in 2008 by Nakia Reynoso in 2008. With over 4,300 current members, this group has become the defacto channel through which the largest amount of Austin musicians are able to share information and collaborate. The group is open to all musicians that live within a 20 mile radius of the city and perform.

In 2019, after a number of community discussions, Nakia saw a growing need to organize Austin musicians and secure representation within Austin’s larger political landscape. A dedicated ATM workgroup was created, and a partnership was formed with Music Makes Austin, a family of nonprofit organizations all directly dedicated to helping enhance commercial music in our city. Austin Texas Musicians is a 501( c ) 4 nonprofit organization, and we are pleased to serve the music community that we call home!

Our team is made up of working musicians

AUSTIN TEXAS MUSICIANS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Nakia Reynoso
Founder and President
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Pat Buchta
Founding Vice-President and Executive Director
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Sonya Jevette
Founding Secretary and Treasurer
Get involved in the Austin Texas Musicians Mission and let your voice be heard!

Community Events & Programs

Best Seat in the House - Live from ATX
Free Livestream
Night Shift
Weekly Talk Show
Verse And Chorus
Weekly Discussion
OUR NONPROFIT PARTNERS THAT HELP

SUPPORT AUSTIN TEXAS MUSICIANS

Our Community Partners

People Who Support Us

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Testimonials

What People
Say About Us

"Our city proudly calls itself the “Live Music Capital of the World,” and musicians deserve a seat at the table and a strong voice at City Hall. Austin Texas Musicians is that clear, undeniable voice.”

Jimmy Flannigan
Austin City Council Member, District 6

"Musicians are the heart and soul of this city and deserve to have their voices heard. Austin Texas Musicians is listening to our musicians and providing a unified voice for them to speak up together."

Reenie Collins
Executive Director, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM)
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