Austin’s live music venues to see new layer of city support

Austin’s live music venues are on their way toward having an added layer of protection against displacement following a decision by City Council to create a standardized definition for the performance spaces.

In a nutshell, music venues could soon be considered arts organizations of sorts in municipal eyes, allowing them to tap into city programs and revenue previously out of reach.

Council voted July 28 in favor of an ordinance that starts the process of defining a "live music venue" in city…

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