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Playback – Now Hiring: Austin Music Office
Austin’s top governmental job in music is up for grabs
"...week posted an online application for manager of their Music Division, a top governmental position held by Don Pitts..."

April 28, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Meet the New Texas Music Czar
New Texas Music Office director, new Rock N Roll Rentals branch, and a new Foot Patrol fetish!
"...A professional fiddler with experience in music-related e-commerce has assumed leadership of the Texas Music Office...."

Feb. 6, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Music News: Mitch Ballard Named Head of BMI’s New Austin Office
Texas governor welcomes performance rights organization
"...Georgia’s primary destination hub has only grown as a musical hotbed...."

March 13, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

BMI to Open Austin Office
Performance rights organization landing locally in 2019
"...The Texas Music Office and Austin-based music advocate/real estate mogul Gary Keller..."

Nov. 8, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Music Deportment
The Live Music Task Force recommends a Music Department under Austin government. Time for the Austin music community to put its many heads together.
"...both the promise and struggle of the contemporary Austin music scene. The venue has become a linchpin of Red..."

Nov. 21, 2008 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Playback: Austin Music Census
The Austin Music Census hits the fan. As does Tyler, the Creator!
"...Grim assessments of the Austin music industry aren't hard to come by. Ask any grunt..."

June 5, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

City Report on Music Division Revealed
Findings: Manager Don Pitts didn’t report fraudulent invoice
"...The city’s investigation into the Austin Music & Entertainment Division reveals that former Program Coordinator Ashley..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: The FAQs of Austin Music 2015
Q: Is Austin still the "live music capital of the world"?
"...our balls to drop), historically calls for a year-in-review Music news column. You know the drill: condense the highlights,..."

Dec. 25, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Sizing Up Music's Bite of the Hotel Tax
Two new municipal funding schemes look to finally impact Austin music
"...Wouldn't it be nice if musicians could derive income from the constant stream of tourists..."

Sept. 15, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Disharmony Over City Music Department
Live Music Task Force members resign from SAM board after Troy Dillinger criticizes city
"...In a Save Austin Music e-newsletter sent March 26, SAM founder Troy Dillinger blasted..."

April 3, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

New City Music Manager: Erica Shamaly
Marketing veteran takes over top municipal music post
"...Theater, has been made the new manager of Austin’s Music & Entertainment Division...."

July 10, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Best Austin Music Controversies of 2017
The year in quarrel
"...South by Southwest hosted a showcase consisting entirely of musicians from the seven predominantly Muslim nations targeted in Trump's..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

ASCAP Levels Lawsuit Against Sixth Street Music Venue the Nook
Venue sued over non-payment of songwriter royalties
"...has taken legal action against Sixth Street bar and music venue the Nook Amphitheater for alleged “unauthorized public performance..."

Feb. 26, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: The 2016/17 Austin Music Awards Reveal
"...scheming, and dreaming up performances for the 2016/17 Austin Music Awards. All the generals were there: Charlie Sexton –..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Taxing Times for Film and Music
Council looks to raid the budget intended to bring creative jobs to Austin
"...First the Legislature cut support for film and music. Now City Council may do the same, with the..."

Sept. 8, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Playback: CodeNEXT and the Austin Music Scene
How might the update of Austin’s land development code affect the musical landscape?
"...Council. To assess its potential impact on the local music scene, "Playback" downloaded the most recent draft – 1,566..."

June 8, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: The Austin Music Poll's 11th Hour
A final push to get out the vote in the Austin Music Poll
"...real popular vote: 59 categories determining the top bands, musicians, recordings, and businesses in our community. If you haven't..."

Jan. 29, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Herb Alpert’s School of Music
Trumpeter’s alums include Waylon, Satchmo, and Karen Carpenter
"...but he also became a major force in the music industry itself. Now 80, he performs at the One..."

Sept. 24, 2015 Music Post by Greg Beets

Playback: Austin Music's Cooperative Future
Could music collectives make Austin the next Music Row?
"...no quick fix for the arduous grind of Austin's music industry, where the pay's low, the rent's high, and..."

Aug. 21, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

A Year in Local Music Crams Onto One Stage at the 2018/19 Austin Music Awards
Unique musical moments make for a night of fan-voted accolades
"...Community, legacy, and the Austin music of today. That's a tough trio to get all..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Crowdfunding Austin Music Venues
Mayor Adler announces new mini-bond plan to preserve at-risk venues
"...utilize a new mini-bond program to preserve local live music venues. His hope is to crowd-source a $10 million..."

Sept. 22, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Behold! The Austin Music Awards
Announcing the 2014/15 Austin Music Awards bill, the 13th Floor Elevators reunite for Levitation, and King Coffey recovers after being struck by a car
"...words serve as the theme for the 2014/15 Austin Music Awards and they never ring truer than during South..."

Feb. 20, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Letters At 3AM: Karen Holden's This Music
This Music, Karen Holden's new poetry collection, expresses the connection between the self and the world
"...drifted from Karen Holden. What Holden expresses in This Music, her new poetry collection, is precisely the connection between..."

Sept. 5, 2014 Column by Michael Ventura

Mind Over Music: Austin’s Music Trivia Smackdown
The Chronicle's first-ever music trivia competition featured a who's who of Austin's vibrant music scene
"...1, at the Palm Door for the Chronicle's first-ever music trivia competition. Twenty-eight teams of five took part in..."

Feb. 5, 2010 Sports Feature by Mark Fagan

Austin Music Census Data Will Remain Private
Attorney General grants exemption from open records requests
"...open records dispute over results from last year’s Austin Music Census has come to a conclusion as Texas’ Attorney..."

Feb. 1, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Rock On: Music Biz Summer Reading
Meet Dan Kennedy, Danny Goldberg, and Susan Voelz
"...Music bios and autobios can be tons of fun, but..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Music Post by Zoe Cordes Selbin

Last Chance to win an ACL Music Fest Wristband!
you know you want it.
"...has expanded into one of the largest, most reputable music festivals in the United States. Sure there are tons..."

Sept. 24, 2009 Chron Events Post by Logan Youree

Ruby’s BBQ: Where Austin Music & Barbecue Legends Intersect
Campus-area mainstay celebrates its silver anniversary
"...Austin culture exert a strong gravitational pull – the music, the arts, the food, the attractive surroundings. In the..."

Dec. 13, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

More Cabs to Hit Streets; Music Permit Changes, More
Our council preview, Pt. Two, cranks it up to 11
"...week, including potentially big changes on taxis, temporary live music permits, and more. Read on, friends...."

Dec. 13, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Thoughts on Grulke and on the Music Scene
"...Moser, and Brent) all around the same time [“SXSW Music Fest Creative Director Brent Grulke Dies,” Earache! Music blog,..."

Aug. 15, 2012 Postmarks

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