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KUT Afternoon Newscast for July 06, 2023

Central Texas top stories for July 06, 2023. Austin Water addressing taste, odor issue. Arrest made in 2018 deadly San Marcos apartment fire. Northbound I-35 closed tonight in Georgetown. Leander Library Foundation expected to be dissolved. Austin Music Commission holds off on SXSW musician pay recommendation. Copa Airlines makes Austin-Bergstrom International Airport more international.

Musician pay for live shows in Austin hasn’t changed in 40 years. Here are some other ways they’ve found to make money with music.

Austin musicians are making the same amount of money per gig as they did in 1979. In the latest episode, we look at gig pay through the years and talk to musicians Greg Clifford and Beto Martinez about how they’ve found ways to make money from music that don’t involve playing live.

Drummer Greg Clifford is pictured in his home where he produces lo-fi music on Feb. 8, 2022, in Austin. Michael Minasi/KUTX
Musician and producer Beto Martinez is pictured in his home studio on Feb. 9, 2022, in Austin. Michael Minasi/KUTX