How Some Indie Musicians Innovate And Improvise During Coronavirus : Alt.Latino From a virtual songwriting camp to studio session work, we check back with Davíd Garza, Rocio Marron and Making Movies' Enrique Chi about what they're doing to generate some income during quarantine.
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How Some Indie Musicians Innovate And Improvise During Coronavirus

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How Some Indie Musicians Innovate And Improvise During Coronavirus

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Davíd Garza, the co-producer of Fiona Apple's Fetch the Bolt Cutters, talks about the economic challenges of the pandemic with a panel of guests. Felix Contreras/NPR hide caption

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Davíd Garza, the co-producer of Fiona Apple's Fetch the Bolt Cutters, talks about the economic challenges of the pandemic with a panel of guests.

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By nature, musicians are creative souls, with minds trained to innovate and improvise. Live concerts have come to a complete stop during quarantine, of course, and so has that income. Online sales of recordings have picked up a little bit, especially when Bandcamp waived its revenue fees. That helps.

Last month, I talked with Enrique Chi (Making Movies), Davíd Garza and Rocio Marron about the economic challenges of being an independent musician during the coronavirus crisis. On this week's episode, we all catch up and dig a little more into their own circumstances to be creative and generate a little income, from Chi's virtual songwriting camp and Garza's visual art to Marron's studio session work and virtual recitals for her students.

We'll keep talking. The world will undoubtedly change by then and we'll see how they have adapted, yet again, next month.


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