Live from the Living Room

Venues are shuttered. Roadies and crew are scrambling. Musicians are streaming from home. The pandemic’s done a number on live music, and this billion dollar industry is hanging on by a thread.

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Venues are shuttered. Roadies and crew are scrambling. Musicians are streaming from home. The pandemic’s done a number on live music, and this billion dollar industry is hanging on by a thread. But live events are evolving online, as platforms like Patreon and Twitch create new distribution channels - and new ways to make money.

  • Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons on closing a brand new music venue.
  • Musician Ezra Furman on writing music for Netflix’s Sex Education from home, and how her writing has changed.
  • Le Poisson Rouge founder David Handler on how to sustain a shuttered club.
  • Summerstage artistic director Erika Elliot on how NYC's biggest outdoor music festival has moved online (for now).
  • NIVA co-founder Reverend Moose on the importance of venues to the local economy, and how the Save Our Stages Act is essential. Donate now, if you can.

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