Free event to show state of Austin's music scene

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by KVUE News

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Posted on February 25, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 25 at 6:56 PM

AUSTIN -- Austin is known as the 'live music capital of the world' and a new report will show that many people, including local musicians, believe that's more true than ever before.

The Austin Music People Association, along with business owners and musicians, will present their findings Monday night on the state of Austin music, and what it really means to the capital city.

According to their research, Austin's music industry is going strong with more than 270 live music venues. 

Festivals are also helping put Austin's music on the map, Fun Fun Fun fest brought in $27 million last year. The upcoming SXSW music festival is slated to bring in close to $200 million next month.

"It's good for all of us, it's good for our schools, it's good for our roads, it's good for our entire community when the music community does well," said Jennifer Houlian from Austin Music People.

Monday night's presentation will also go over how Austin police, the City and live music venues are working together.

The event is at the KLRU studio at Guadalupe and 26th Street. It's free and open to the public.

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