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'Not a band, an experience': Musician Pete Monfre pushes the boundaries of making it in the music industry

Stories from the Road delivers an interactive performance while aiming to paying musicians farily. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

In a city where live music is heralded above all else, Pete Monfre was surprised to find local musicians working for free that he quit the industry for 10 years in 2006.

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Austin music venues qualify for the majority of $15M COVID-19 relief package
(Joe Lanane)

Austin musicians and venue owners rally outside City Hall for COVID-19 relief in the wake of the pandemic Monday.

Music venues and other businesses deemed vital to Austin's culture and vitality were given a $15 million lifeline Thursday.

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Musicians rally at City Hall for COVID-19 relief
(Joe Lanane)

Kevin Russell of Austin band Shinyribs speaks Monday morning outside of Austin City Hall in a rally to support Austin music industry workers. City Council will consider COVID-19 relief measures this week.

Editor's Note 1:45 p.m.: This story has been updated from the previously published preview to the rally to tell what happened at the rally.

Austin music industry members and supporters rallied Monday morning in front of City Hall to remind elected officials of their essential role in the "Live Music Capital of the World."

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