Let's Talk New Mexico 1/7, 8a: The coronavirus pandemic has shut down performance venues and music festivals around the country. That's left many musicians with cancelled shows and tours, and struggling to connect with fans and make money.
On the next Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’ll talk about what happens when the music goes silent for audiences, musicians and communities and we want to hear from you! Tell us why music is important in your life. What are you doing to fill that void? If you’re a musician, how are you adapting? Are you streaming performances? What is it like trying to make music without fans present?
Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org, join the conversation on Twitter using #LetsTalkNM, or call in live during the show, Thursday morning at 8 a.m. on 89.9 KUNM.
- Rahim Alhaj, musician
- Neal Copperman, AMP Concerts
- David Feldberg, Chatter ABQ
- Marya Errin Jones, founder of ABQ Zine Fest and The Tannex
- Tracey Whitney, musician, commissioner with New Mexico Music Commission, president of Musicians Association of Albuquerque Local 618
- Lara Manzanares, musician and weaver
Save Our Stages Act - National Independendent Venue Association
Virtual liftoff: Launchpad streaming performances by local bands - Albuquerque Journal
Resources for people in creative industries - ABQ Libraries
Six Mental Health Tips For Musicians During Coronavirus Pandemic - Berklee Online
Musicians Always Crave Time To Practice. Lockdown Gave Us Nothing But - Washington Post