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As a certified Music Friendly Community through the Texas Music Office, San Antonio is dedicated to the growth and development of its talented and diverse local music industry.
San Antonio is home to experienced and talented musicians, music businesses and music resources – and the San Antonio Music Guide is your resource for connecting with them easily.
Please note: The online guide is a reference; no endorsement or quality judgment is implied by the San Antonio Music Commission.
Do you need to register your music business, band, or yourself in the San Antonio Music Directory?
The City Council Local Music Spotlight is a program administered by the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture and that features the music of local San Antonio artists during City Council meetings and on TVSA during city advertisements showcasing bid opportunities.
Applications for the City Council Local Music Spotlight program are accepted on a rolling basis.
To be considered for the City Council Local Music Spotlight, create a free listing on the San Antonio Music Guide and then complete the application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with:
Please directly attach application, photos and songs in an email to email@example.com.
Thank you for your interest in sharing your music with the City of San Antonio. We are excited to showcase our city’s rich and diverse music scene!
FEATURED ARTISTS AND SONGS:
COMMERCIAL DECAL FOR MUSICIANS
Throughout San Antonio are several Commercial Loading Zones. As a certified Music Friendly Community, the City of San Antonio provides permission to local musicians who meet the qualifications and application requirements below to use the city's 30-minute commercial loading zones with a Commercial Decal, strictly for the purpose of loading music gear and equipment into and out of gig venues.
REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
At any time, the City of San Antonio's Center City Development Office's Parking Division may require to provide additional documents.
PROGRAM RULES AND REGULATIONS
Decals are sold in person between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Center City Development Office's Parking Division at 400 N. St. Mary's Street, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205. Applicants must bring all applications documents listed above.
Our Cultural Interactive Map (Updated Version Coming Soon) provides a view of music venues, studios and other arts and cultural locations in San Antonio. If you have any recommendations for other Arts and Cultural locations we have not included here, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 210. 206.ARTS (2787), and we will be happy to consider your suggestions.
In the fall of 2016, the Department of Arts & Culture, along with music industry stakeholders, began work on a study of the local music industry – including community feedback sessions, economic impact analysis, and a survey instrument. Using the study as a foundation, the Department of Arts & Culture, along with its Music Committee, is working to develop a Music Strategic Plan to help grow, develop and promote the local music industry as well as define the direction and role of a San Antonio Music Office.
A timeline of past and upcoming the music study and strategic planning efforts is detailed below:
If you are member of the media looking to learn more about San Antonio’s music scene, please contact Krystal Jones, Music Commissioner, 210.207.6730.
Film, Music & Marketing Administrator
A committee of the San Antonio Arts Commission, the Music Committee consists of individuals with expertise across the music industry. The responsibility of this advisory committee, which meets once every two months, includes assisting with the development of a Music Strategic Plan, participating in public meetings concerning the local music industry and beyond, and making reports at regular San Antonio Arts Commission meetings. The members of the Music Committee are:
Per the San Antonio Arts Commission bylaws, the Music Committee can comprise of up to 11 members. If you are interesting in volunteering your time and commitment to the San Antonio music industry by serving on the Music Committee the next time a position is available, please fill out this application. All applicants are reviewed and recommended by the Committee Chairperson and voted on by the San Antonio Arts Commission. If you have any questions, please call (210) 207-6968.