Musicians adapt with live tours still canceled

Oct 21, 2020
The bars where lots of bands played have limited capacity, if they’re open at all.
A still from René Kladzyk's music video for her song "True Romantic," released in August.
Ralph Diaz

Musicians are figuring out what concerts look like during the pandemic

Apr 27, 2020
The industry was set to make more from touring than record sales.
The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles remains closed due to the coronavirus.
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Nashville musicians, recovering from tornadoes, face COVID-19 cancellations

Apr 6, 2020
Now that Nashville’s music industry has weathered a literal storm, they're facing tough times again with a stream of cancellations.
Popular live music venue The Basement East, in East Nashville, was severely damaged by a tornado on March 3, 2020.
Rachel Iacavone

"Gigs do not exist" — Irish musicians take festivals online

Mar 26, 2020
To continue performing, a group of Irish musicians have taken to Facebook Live and other online platforms.
Musician Emma Langford performed in the first Live at Home festival.
Screenshot via Facebook

Rapper Dessa on hard truths about life as a touring artist

Sep 18, 2018
"I have earned the dark circles this year," she says.
Dessa is a touring musician and a member of the Minneapolis based hip-hop collective Doomtree.
Chad Kamenshine/Courtesy of Dessa Wander

Two arms good...three arms better?

Mar 2, 2016
Wearable robotic arm can transform you into a three-armed drummer.
Wearable robotic arm can transform you into a three-armed drummer.
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Popular musicians bolster tourism industry

Feb 15, 2016
The Beatles bring in big bucks to the northern English city of Liverpool.

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For musicians, holiday gigs provide critical income

Dec 8, 2015
Atlanta's airport is bringing in local musicians to help travelers de-stress.

I've Always Wondered: 'The Travellin' Band'

Aug 31, 2015
How do bands decide which cities to play and which to pass on tour?

Soundtracks have a life beyond the movies

Jul 22, 2015
Gerrick Kennedy says soundtracks are gaining significance after the movie is over.