Black Fret is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that believes popular music is art, worthy of support as the opera and symphony have been supported for generations.

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Discover how we have distributed over $3.5M into local music communities since 2013, including $2.1M directly to musicians in Austin and Seattle.

“Making a living as a musician may be especially difficult in these times of record label consolidation, sales collapse, and streaming services... [Black Fret is] trying to change that by bringing a symphony-style patronage model to local popular music.”
Forbes Magazine

$3.5 MILLION AND COUNTING. LEARN ABOUT OUR IMPACT

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