Live shows are back. But the economics behind them aren't great.

Oct 28, 2022
Many musicians rely on touring for revenue. But they are facing inflation, supply chain problems and a lot of competition.
L7 performs in Los Angeles in January 2020. This year, the band is selling a pre-show experience to defray costs of the tour.
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Bands are small businesses, too

Jul 1, 2021
When the pandemic hit, Western swing group Asleep at the Wheel lost 75% of its income. So it cut expenses and applied for federal relief funds.
Ray Benson and Katie Shore — then Katie Holmes — of Asleep at the Wheel perform in 2014. Because the band is a small business, it received a PPP loan during the pandemic.
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