MNspin , Hennepin County Library’s local music platform, now has over 300 albums of diverse music in many genres available for downloading and streaming.
As a MNspin Ambassador, you can be instrumental in helping us find musicians to build the MNSpin collection. We will be seeking new...
Just a couple months ago, it would have seemed impossible to imagine a world in which everything from local dive bar gigs to massive festivals would disappear. Yet here we are, smack in the middle of a pandemic that’s more or less canceled the rest of 2020.
Between social distancing requirements, stay-at-home orders, and no real idea of when live performances will become a viable source of income again, it’s never been more important to turn to online solutions for fan engagement and revenue.
Yes, these are scary and utterly unpredictable times we’re living in right now. But you’re a musician; you have creativity and resiliency in your blood, and you will come out okay on the other side of this.
As you’ve probably noticed, tons of artists have flocked to live streaming in the last few weeks, and for good reason. It’s one of the most effective and reliable ways to maintain a sense of community with your fans and give them the...
The Behind the Scenes Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative announces the launch of Be Scene – Be Heard , a 24/7/365 anonymous, peer-to-peer chat app for those who work behind the scenes.
It’s often hard to talk with family and friends about how you’re feeling and what may be troubling you, but you may not feel quite ready to see a mental health professional. Sometimes it’s easier to talk to people who don’t know you, but who can relate because they’re in this industry too. They get the crazy hours, the pressures of getting the show on every night or the right shot on set, and the void felt when the gig is over.
That’s why Behind the Scenes has partnered with iRel8 to launch Be Scene – Be Heard . A platform to interact with your peers, talk about what’s on your mind, find comfort and knowledge from one another, and, perhaps, offer insight to someone who is going through something you already have....
As the entertainment industry has gone dark, and struggles with cancelled events, shuttered theatres, and widespread layoffs due to the COVID-19 crisis, many individuals, companies, and organizations have jumped in to help as much as possible. Live Design has created a list of links to a wide variety of resources that we hope are useful in these difficult times.