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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.
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LOCAL MUSIC SPOTLIGHT PROGRAM
The Local Music Spotlight Program is a program administered by the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture and that features the music of local San Antonio musicians and songwriters at the beginning and during City Council meetings.
Applications for the City Council Local Music Spotlight program are accepted on a rolling basis.
Only San Antonio-based musicians/songwriters can apply.
Applicant(s) must be both the musician(s) and songwriter(s) of the submitted songs.
Music must be original (in other words, you must have the legal authority to license the City of San Antonio to utilize the recording and composition for the Local Music Spotlight program).
All genres qualify, including music in languages other than English and instrumental only.
Applicants who participate in the Local Music Spotlight Program must comply with the City of San Antonio’s Non-Discrimination Policy. Music submitted must not stereotype or promote views and ideas which are likely to promote discrimination, contempt or hatred for any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, familial status, national origin or age.
Content of submitted work must follow Federal Communication Commission rules on obscene, indecent and profane content.
By applying to Local Music Spotlight Program, musicians/songwriters grant rights to the City of San Antonio to use the submitted music for the purpose of promoting the songs and the applicants via City of San Antonio channels, including on KGSA and during City Council meetings. The City of San Antonio is limited to this exclusive use, while participating musicians/songwriters remain free to use the same music outside of program. By applying, the applicants confirm and verify that they are the legal copyright/license holder of any and all music submitted and have the legal authority to grant a license the City of San Antonio for its use.
City staff and the San Antonio Music Committee, a committee of the San Antonio Arts Commission, will select songs from the pool of submissions received.
Applicants will be notified of selection and when/where music will be used.
Selected song will be featured for a specified length of time.
City reserves the right to remove the song from the program at any time for any reason, without providing notice to the musician/songwriter.
To be considered for the Local Music Spotlight Program, complete the application form with an original (not electronic signature) and email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with:
1 to 2 photos (jpeg format, hi-res preferred for social media promotion)
1 to 3 songs (must be in MP3, MP4 or WAV format)
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!
Artists and songs currently featured are:
Interested in contacting an artist? Find featured artists and browse other San Antonio based artists on our database.
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.
The Department of Arts & Culture Music Division promotes San Antonio as a music-friendly city and provides resources for musicians and music businesses to thrive in San Antonio.
Film, Music & Marketing Administrator
Promotional Services Manager
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 on the Music Committee, 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.