When the Austin Music Census, which surveyed Austinites who work in the music industry, was released last summer, issues like affordability rose to the forefront. It sparked discussions among city officials, musicians, venue owners and music fans about how to keep the music scene vibrant in a city that’s branded itself the “Live Music Capital of the World.”
(Article by Nancy Flores, republished http://music.blog.austin360.com/2016/02/01/tish-hinojosa-speaks-out-about-fair-pay-for-musicians/)
In an editorial piece for the Austin American-Statesman,veteran singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa wroteabout the importance of fair pay for musicians and her experiences performing in Austin over the years.
In her recent opinion piece, Hinojosa writes that change in Austin is inevitable but that, “The changes I see reflect a city that loves what the title ‘Live Music Capital Of The World” has brought Austin, but also one that is turning a blind eye to problems facing musicians who need decent pay…” Read Hinojosa’s editorial in its entirety here.
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