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.