Music venues worried about sound complaints could get city help

Downtown Austin music venue (KXAN photo)
Downtown Austin music venue (KXAN photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin leaders are have proposed doing away with entertainment licenses for some venues.

The Austin Monitor’s Mike Kanin joins KXAN News Today to discuss how the change could help.

The proposal would make it possible for long-established venues, without outdoor stages, to qualify for protection under an Agent of Change policy, which will place the burden of impact mitigation and awareness on whoever moves into an area.

The city’s Music and Entertainment Division would likely try to implement a license system for all music venues in two years. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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