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January 18, 2022

Could affordable housing save Austin’s music scene?

By: Elizabeth McQueen

In the latest episode, you’ll learn how Austin non-profit Foundation Communities helped musician James Shelton find affordable housing the central Austin. And you’ll get a crash course in how affordable housing works from Foundation Communities Executive Director, Walter Moreau.

Walter Moreau of Foundation Communities is pictured on Jan. 12, 2022, outside of Bluebonnet Studios. Michael Minasi/KUTX

Read “The Artist Loft: Affordable Housing (for White People)” from the Atlantic

Read “The Rise of WhiteSegregated
Subsidized Housing
” from The Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity at the Minnesota School of Law.


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July 10, 2024

An Austin Artist’s Guide to Success: Part 1

The latest episode of Pause/Play is an Austin Artist’s Guide to Success. You’ll hear from many people in the everchanging Austin music scene about their tips and tricks for making here.

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June 26, 2024

Who owns Austin’s venues, how it’s changed, and why it matters.

20 years ago, most of Austin’s venues were independently and locally run. But, over time corporations like Live Nation and Oak View Group have entered Austin’s venue landscape. Discover how that happened, and hear what that means for our live music ecosystem.

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June 12, 2024

Ticketing through an Austin Lens

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 […]

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May 29, 2024

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

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 […]

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May 15, 2024

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

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

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May 1, 2024

How is climate change impacting Austin’s live music scene?

In the latest episode of Pause/Play, you’ll hear from musicians, venue owners and fans about how climate change is affecting Austin’s Music Scene.  We also talk to weatherman David Yeomans and neuropsychotherapist Bella Rockman.

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April 17, 2024

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

In the first episode of Season 5, hosts Miles Bloxson and Elizabeth McQueen look at how COVID has shifted some people’s relationship with live music, plus they give you a season overview.

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April 5, 2024

Pause/Play Season 5 Trailer

The new season of Pause/Play starts 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.

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