Based in Austin, Texas, Bruce Furst is the president of Ashber Corporation, an entertainment licensing, production, and negotiating firm. Bruce Furst relocated Ashber Corporation to the City of Austin due to its thriving economy and entrepreneurial spirit. In 2013, Austin was named one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. The city continues to draw residents and visitors to its flourishing music scene.
When visitor to Austin want to experience live music, they don’t need to look very far. In fact, live music can be found at the airport, in grocery stores, on street corners, and in over 250 venues featuring every kind of music imaginable. A large number of music festivals occur in Austin each year, drawing thousands of people to city.
The most well-known festival, South by Southwest, occurs every March and draws noted filmmakers, musicians, and artists from all over the world. At the internationally renowned festival, performers showcase their work and introduce new releases. Attendees can experience the festival at over 90 venues across the city.
The Austin City Limits festival also draws thousands of attendees. Hosted in Zilker Park, the two-day festival presents some 130 musical acts from all over the world.
The Pecan Street Festival is a family-friendly event that occurs biannually. The street fair features music, food vendors, and arts and crafts.
The Sound on Sound Festival and Urban Music Festival are also noteworthy Austin events featuring a wide variety of genres of music.
With over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Bruce Furst boasts significant expertise in film and music licensing.