My next Music Business Charm School room is at 11:11am PST and 2:11pm EST and 7:11pm UK and focuses on our favorite non-profits. I hope you can join us.

RajiWorld lives to serve, Help Us Help The Artists You Love! Make a donation to your favorite artist in one of the charities below or see how you can help. If you know someone in need, Roggie offers assistance to connect theses services to those in the Austin Music community.


ALL ATX is an Austin music education based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that, in addition to its education outreach, raises money for Austin’s music charities that aid musicians in the areas of healthcare and income support. Currently, ALL ATX benefits the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians(HAAM), The SIMS FoundationAustin Music Foundation, (AMF), and Black Fret. Through investing in these organizations, ALL ATX is striving to make Austin a musician’s paradise that provides our professional musicians with the resources they need to not only succeed in their craft, but also maintain a healthy livelihood. ALL ATX’s primary mission is to protect and develop Austin’s position as the “Live Music Capital of the World” by helping Austin musicians with education and affordability solutions.


Austin Music Foundation (AMF) is a nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen and connect the local music community with innovative programs that empower music professionals and music businesses within Austin’s creative economy. Austin Music Foundation offers free education specifically tailored to today’s music business climate. With expert panels, consultations, mentoring and mixers, AMF’s programs provide the necessary tools and opportunities to help the Austin music industry succeed. Since 2002, AMF has helped over 20,000 musicians and music industry professionals and remains committed to ensuring that Austin’s creative class and music industry thrive.


Backline is the hub for music industry professionals and their families to quickly and easily access mental health and wellness resources. Backline’s services are free for all those who have a hand in making the music happen.
→ Artists
→ Managers
→ Agents
→ Promoters
→ Crew
→ Family Members…Some restrictions may apply.


Black Fret is a public charity headquartered in Austin whose mission is to empower musicians to create and perform great new music. The organization is an innovative evolution of the age-old symphony patronage model that is focused on supporting popular local music. Together, Black Fret’s limited membership will build an endowed institution capable of sustaining more than a million dollars a year in grants to Austin’s artists.


c3 is a non-profit, artist-run, advocacy organization for musicians. With chapters in five cities, they are dedicated to working with songwriters, performers, and musicians for equity in the digital world.


The mission of Health Alliance for Austin Musicians is to provide access to affordable health care for Austin’s low-income, uninsured working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness. Austin is the “Live Music Capital of the World,” yet many professional working musicians are self-employed and rarely have access to health insurance. Without insurance, they cannot afford preventive health care, including primary medical care, basic dental services and mental health counseling.


The Hi, How Are You Project is a non-profit organizationinspiring new conversations around mental health issues by funding and creating thoughtful media content, projects and events. The Foundation, created with the support of Daniel Johnston and Family, provides a platform for the exchange of ideas and education on mental well-being. Donations to the Foundation fund mental health Awareness, Research and Education.

ABOUT House of Blues Music Forward Foundation

As part of the House of Blues and Live Nation Entertainment family, Music Forward inspires ambition and creates a momentum to redefine what’s possible for the young people and the industry we serve. Focusing on young people ages 12-22 in underserved communities, we set the stage for success by providing workshops and showcases to inspire the next generation of music industry leaders, innovators, and artists.

ABOUT MusiCares

The Recording Academy’s charity MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical, and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.

ABOUT MusicallyFed We work with artists, promoters, management, and venues nationwide to donate unused, backstage meals to community organizations comprised of at least 50% veterans and who focus on feeding the homeless, hungry, and food insecure.

The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

ABOUT ROADIECARERoadiecare is a non-profit founded by audio and production vet Sandy Espinoza. Unlike other programs, Roadiecare operates by donations of cash and electronic gift cards or certificates. Recipients are identified through either the website or personal referral.

SIMS provides access and financial support for mental health and addiction recovery services to Austin musicians, music industry professionals and their family members. SIMS works with over 90 therapists, psychiatrists and addiction recovery professionals in the Austin area to provide low or no cost services to music professionals suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, stage fright, relationship problems, addiction and other serious mental health issues. SIMS Foundation:

Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts was formed in 1979 to meet the legal and accounting needs of artists and art nonprofits. Services include lawyer and accountant pro bono assistance for artists, patent pro bono assistance for inventors, dispute resolution services, and educational programs for the artistic and business communities. Programs are designed to help participants apply sound business practices to protect intellectual property, advance careers, and develop income.

TCA supports a diverse and innovative arts community in Texas, throughout the nation and internationally by providing resources to enhance economic development, arts education, cultural tourism and artist sustainability initiatives.


Austin Creative Alliance

The Austin Music Commission

Austin Music People

Austin Federation of Musicians

I Respect Music

Education & Outreach

Austin Blues Society

Austin Classical Guitar Society

Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Music Office

Austin Jazz Alliance

Austin Latino Music Association

Austin Tejano Music Coalition

Dart Music International

DiverseArts Culture Works

Live Music Tutor

The Texas Music Office

more Health & Wellness


more Professional Development

Capitol View Arts

City of Austin Cultural Arts Division

Dub Academy

The Recording Academy Texas Chapter

Women in Jazz Association, Inc.

Austin Songwriters Group


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