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Let's Talk Making Music In The Pandemic

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Megan Kamerick
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KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque

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. 

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Related:

Save Our Stages Act - National Independendent Venue Association

Save Our Stages Pass With Stimulus Package: Where That $15B Is Going, What It Means For Live Music - Billboard

Musicians Struggle During COVID-19 Pandemic - KRQE-TV

Virtual liftoff: Launchpad streaming performances by local bands - Albuquerque Journal

Resources for people in creative industries - ABQ Libraries

How Musicians Are Fighting For Streaming Pay During Pandemic - Pitchfork

Six Mental Health Tips For Musicians During Coronavirus Pandemic - Berklee Online

Musicians Are Suriving The Pandemic By Giving (And Receiving) Virtual Lessons - Pitchfork

Musicians Always Crave Time To Practice. Lockdown Gave Us Nothing But - Washington Post

Megan has been a journalist for 25 years and worked at business weeklies in San Antonio, New Orleans and Albuquerque. She first came to KUNM as a phone volunteer on the pledge drive in 2005. That led to volunteering on Women’s Focus, Weekend Edition and the Global Music Show. She was then hired as Morning Edition host in 2015, then the All Things Considered host in 2018. Megan was hired as News Director in 2021.
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