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June 12, 2024

Ticketing through an Austin Lens

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By: Miles Bloxson

This episode of Pause/Play explores changes in ticketing through an Austin lens. You’ll hear from Mellie Price, one of the founders of Front Gate Tickets about the industry’s expansion onto the internet. Then you’ll hear from Stephen Parker, the executive director of the National Independent Venue Association about problems with service fees, secondary markets, and speculative ticketing. And you’ll learn about what some people are trying to do to fix these issues.

May 29, 2024

How laws targeting LGBTQIA+ Texans are impacting Austin’s live music scene

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By: Elizabeth McQueen

LGBTQIA+ members of Austin’s music scene talk about how proposed bans on drag performances, and laws outlawing gender-affirming care for minors are impacting their work and their lives.

You’ll hear from co-owner of Cheer Up Charlies Maggie Lea. Plus you’ll hear from Austin musicians Caleb de Casper, Lizzy Lehman, Pelvis Wrestley’s Jammy Violet, and writer/musician Jack Kaulfus.

May 15, 2024

Peace, Love, and Texas Women: Women in Austin music reflect on the Texas abortion ban

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By: Elizabeth McQueen

Women from the Austin music scene talk about how the Texas abortion ban is impacting their lives.

You’ll hear from music publicist Adrienne Lake, membership manager at The Recording Academy  Amanda Garcia Davenport, Cassandra Shankman, aka DJ Cassandra, event producer Cheyenne Doer and songwriter, rapper and producer Qi Dada, who is one-half of the Austin hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm.

April 17, 2024

How are global and local changes impacting the Austin Music Scene?

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By: Elizabeth McQueen

How is climate change impacting Austin’s Music Scene? What about skyrocketing ticket prices? Or changes in AI and tech? How are new laws in Texas affecting women and LGBTQIA+ people in the music ecosystem? These are some of the questions that hosts Miles Bloxson and Elizabeth McQueen will explore in Season 5 of Pause/Play. In the first episode, they look at how COVID has shifted some people’s relationship with live music, plus they give you a season overview.

In this episode you’ll hear from neuropsychotherapist Bella Rockman, Lawrence Boone from the Far Out Lounge and Stage, Meteorologist David Yeomans, Jammy Violet from Pelvis Wrestly, Austin musician Caleb de Caspar, Adrienne Lake from Daydream Believer Austin and Frontgate Tickets founder Mellie Price.

April 5, 2024

Pause/Play Season 5 Trailer

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By: Elizabeth McQueen

The new season of Pause/Play starts on April 17th. This season is all about change. We’ll be looking at the impact that climate change, changes in laws, changes in ticketing, changes in venues, changes in tech, and more are having on the Austin music scene.

March 29, 2023

All About Our Listeners

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By: Elizabeth McQueen