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Hosted By and Elizabeth McQueen

What happens to the live music capital of the world, when there’s no live music? Hosts Elizabeth McQueen and Miles Bloxson explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted live music in Austin, Texas and beyond. In each episode listeners will hear from people across the spectrum of the live music ecosystem about their personal experiences, survival strategies, adaptations and what they think is possible on the other side of this pandemic. Produced by KUT & KUTX Studios. Pause/Play is supported by Odell Brewing Co. and McCullough Heating and Air Conditioning.

Episodes

  • Miles and Elizabeth go on a journey to mint an NFT. But in order to do that they have to write and record a song, buy cryptocurrency, set up a wallet, and list an NFT for sale. But things don’t quite go as they planned.
  • In this first episode of our mini-season about NFTs you'll learn all the things you need to know in order to understand what NFTs are and how they work.
  • We're taking a look at the first in-person SXSW in 3 years. You'll hear from rapper and event curator J Soulja, bartender and co-founder of the Amplified Sound Coalition Jeanette Gregor, artist manager Andi Narvaez, Cheer-Up Charlie's owners Maggie Lea and Tamara Hoover, musician and composer Graham Reynolds, freelance writer […]
  • The City of Austin's Economic Development Department just raised their rate of pay for musicians to $200 per hour per musician. Hear why that happened, and how they hope this change will inspire other departments.
  • Hear what Austin Mayor Steve Adler has to say about the history of the Live Music Fund, why he raised concerns about the Live Music Fund Event Program, and what he thinks should guide the conversation moving forward.