Austin is becoming prohibitive for its famous live music scene

Despite Austin, Texas titled the “Live Music Capital of the World”, many musicians are being pushed out of the city by the rising cost of living.

According to the results of a recent survey, around 38% of musicians have difficulty paying their dues rent or mortgage.

FILE: A two-piece country band performs live in the West Terminal on May 23, 2022 in Austin, Texas.

FILE: A two-piece country band performs live in the West Terminal on May 23, 2022 in Austin, Texas.
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“As the rent goes up, it’s going to push more and more artists out,” bassist Christopher Alexander, who was forced to find a new place to live after his rent went up nearly $500, told KXAN. “After all would have been said and done, I think our rent would have ended up being $2,800.”

The study, Austin Music 2022, sought to understand “what it’s like to work in Austin’s music ecosystem.”

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The results showed that about 27% of the musicians live outside of Austin. For those who remain in the city, less than two-thirds feel confident that they can stay over the next three years.

Around 2,260 musicians took part in the survey and answered 85 questions about Employment statushealth and wellness and demographics, among others.

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The full results of the study will be presented later this month to community organizers who helped conduct it, the Austin Monitor reports.

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