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Save Our Stages Act
Making a Scene Brings you a rundown of the Save Our Stages Act

With the Covid 19 Shutdown of the gig economy, the small music venue is lifeblood for the touring indie artist. Democrate Senator Amy Klobuchar and Republican Senator John Cornyn has proposed the Save our Stages Act to help small venues weather this shutdown of Live Music.

The NIVA - National Independent Venue Association is helping push the movement to get the Republican controlled Senate to pass this legislation so it can move through the House and ultimately to the Presidents Desk.

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CD Reviews

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Slave To Sound Vol 5 The Muggs If proof was needed that honest, loud,driving rock…

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Music Business

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