Is Live Music sustainable?

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Is live music sustainable in Portland nightclubs?

Do musicians get what they need to keep performing?

Do audiences get to hear them at their best, or are their performances marred by marginal conditions like decrepit sound systems?

Are the deals musicians make with venues equitable? Transparent?

Why do Portland’s best artists rarely, if ever, perform here?

Why do so many talented performers and great bands simply stop playing out?

Are fans staying at home and listening to their favorite bands on Spotify instead of seeing them live?

How long would you stay in a career if you had no idea how much your next paycheck would be… or when it would arrive?