Austin Live Music Lovers Meetup

Group Description

Let's enjoy live music, let's pay a cover. Let's raise the level of the live music industry in Austin. As reported in great detail in the recent Austin Music Census, local artists and venues are struggling. The Census reports that many artists live below the poverty line and music venues are barely making enough to report a profit. One of the statistics that I found most troubling is that cover charges have remained stagnant in Austin for over 10 years due primarily to the fact that Austinites are increasingly unwilling to pay cover charges to see shows. This needs to stop. We are taking our live music for granted. This group is my attempt to change this paradigm. I'd like for us to band together and go to shows and PAY COVER! This will not only increase revenue for both bands and venues (which is necessary if we don't want them to go to places with lower costs of living, e.g., San Antonio), if it is successful, it will also increase the level of talent that will want to come to Austin, sure in the fact that bands do not have to play for peanuts in the "Live Music Capital of the World."

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