44 episodes

A podcast about live music, why it matters, and what comes next. In the first two seasons, hosts Miles Bloxson and Elizabeth McQueen explored the impact of the pandemic on The Live Music Capital of the World. Now they’re taking a deep dive into the other issues facing the Austin music scene and talking to the people who are helping the scene survive and thrive. Produced by KUT & KUTX Studios.

Pause/Play KUT & KUTX Studios

    • Music
    • 4.8 • 39 Ratings

A podcast about live music, why it matters, and what comes next. In the first two seasons, hosts Miles Bloxson and Elizabeth McQueen explored the impact of the pandemic on The Live Music Capital of the World. Now they’re taking a deep dive into the other issues facing the Austin music scene and talking to the people who are helping the scene survive and thrive. Produced by KUT & KUTX Studios.

    Do Musicians Need Corporate Support to Survive in the New Austin?

    Do Musicians Need Corporate Support to Survive in the New Austin?

    Miles and Elizabeth explore different forms of corporate support for music, and look at one company that's making a big investment in Austin music.

    • 38 min
    Take note U.S.: Canada actually gives its musicians money

    Take note U.S.: Canada actually gives its musicians money

    Hosts Miles Bloxson and Elizabeth McQueen explore the Canadian system of support for the arts in general, and for commercial music specifically. They explain what they know to Pause/Play audio engineer Jake Perlman, with help from Jessica Deljouravesh from the Ontario Arts Council,  Marina Adam from Ontario Creates, Eric Owen from Black Pistol Fire , and KUT transportation reporter Nathan Bernier.

    • 49 min
    Why doesn’t commercial music in the U.S. get any financial support outside of, say, fans?

    Why doesn’t commercial music in the U.S. get any financial support outside of, say, fans?

    Hosts Miles Bloxson and Elizabeth McQueen talk to UT Professor Charles Carson about why American commercial music doesn't get financial support outside of the capitalist market. They break down the idea that the best music comes from struggle. They also talk about what the city of Austin owes the music scene, and how the city might better support the for-profit music sector.

    • 31 min
    NFTs and Music: Austin Musicians’ Thoughts on NFTs

    NFTs and Music: Austin Musicians’ Thoughts on NFTs

    Hear what Jackie Venson, Deezie Brown, David Shabani, and Erin Ivey have to say about NFTs and Music. You can check out the NFT for our song “What is an NFT?” It’s not for sale, but it is on the Solana blockchain! https://solsea.io/n/AaYykx8tvL4yzrmwwqwuB3H3NFaiV3kF7uEeAM9bfwHJ/ And you can listen to the song any time on our podcast […]

    • 31 min
    NFTs and Music: What is a NFT? The Song!

    NFTs and Music: What is a NFT? The Song!

    Here’s your very own, very fungible copy of the soon-to-be hit song, “What is an NFT?”

    • 2 min
    NFTs and Music: Minting an NFT

    NFTs and Music: Minting an NFT

    Miles and Elizabeth go on a journey to mint an NFT. But in order to do that they have to write and record a song, buy cryptocurrency, set up a wallet, and list an NFT for sale. But things don’t quite go as they planned.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

iamweldon ,

Perfect for this moment

One of the things that makes this pandemic so crazy is we are living through history while it is being made. These times will be studied, reviewed and remembered well past the shelf life of all that hand sanitizer we purchased.

And that is exactly what makes Pause/Play so incredible. I am learning more about what we are all experiencing all the while they are documenting it for the future, and it is done through the microcosm of music in the Live Music Capitol of the World.

I have learned, laughed, cried and been in awe of all the stories and people they have highlighted. And enough can not be said about the two incredible hosts, Elizabeth McQueen is always such a beautiful light but Miles Bloxson is new to my ears and she is equally as fantastic.

Do yourself a favor and start listening now!

Stanky baby ,

Gftghhfgbjjngvrdnvgftggfgbjjngvrdnv

WHY DID YOU MAKE A BAD GAME!!! YOUR GAME IS TRASH!!!!😱😱😱😱😱😱😡😾

The JMQ ,

Great new show

This podcast hits right at the gut of what’s happening to musicians and venues during COVID-19. It’s current, tough and hopeful all in one.

Top Podcasts In Music

The Joe Budden Network
The Black Effect and iHeartPodcasts
Barstool Sports
All The Things Productions
WNYC Studios & OSM Audio
Math Hoffa

You Might Also Like

NPR
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
WNYC Studios
WNYC Studios
This American Life
New York Times Opinion

More by KUT

KUT & KUTX Studios, Dr. Art Markman & Dr. Bob Duke
KUT & KUTX Studios
KUT & KUTX Studios
Walker Lukens, Zac Catanzaro, KUT & KUTX Studios
KUT & KUTX Studios, Confucius and Fresh
KUT & KUTX Studios, Raj Patel, Tom Philpott & Rebecca McInroy