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Resources For The Houston Music Scene

Houston Music Foundation
Houston Music Foundation raises funds for local musicians residing in Harris County during times of crisis, and gets donations into the hands of those in need as quickly as possible. Qualified applicants are eligible for a one-time grant of $500.

Concert Pub North Relief Fund

White Oak Music Hall Relief Fund

Warehouse Live (Started by Hardwired To Kill ‘Em All)

Houston Tip Jar Page (comprehensive listing of places that have created virtual tip jars)

If you’re looking to replace lost income from your band, you’re going to need a virtual tip jar. Here is a list of services that can help get you paid. (If you haven’t set up a bank account for your band, we highly recommend you do so; most banks require proof of a business, such as as DBA at the very least. These links are provided as go-by, and do not replace professional advice.)

PayPal Me

Venmo

Cash App

AddThis Tip Jar

This is a series of articles that are helpful if you’re new to live-streaming. For example, one of the articles mentions to put a link to your virtual tip jar in the first comment. That’s good advice!

Using Facebook Live to Earn 74K A Year

Instagram Live For Musicians

The Complete FB Live Toolkit for Musicians (includes gear recommendations)

Livestream on Twitch

Whether you have your own equipment or not (oftentimes just a mobile phone is needed – see our handy how-to’s above), we have the resources you need to get your show on the road information highway.

R&R Studios – Not only are they a strong supporter of the Houston tribute scene, they do a really cool interview and performance series that is perfect for your band’s introduction to live streaming. 

LightStream – Lightstream gets our serious interest when they say live streaming shouldn’t require weeks of research, YouTube videos, setup, and frustration. Their platform aims to make live broadcasts easy enough for the beginner, but with impressive video and audio results to wow the viewer. Currently users can choose to stream to Facebook Live, Twitch, YouTube Live, and Mixer.

SlingStudio – live streaming multi-camera system with a relatively low barrier to entrance.

 

 

Music in the time of coronavirus is a difficult proposition since even small gatherings (read: rehearsals) are prohibited. We’ve located a few good virtual performance solutions for your consideration:

JamKazam – JamKazam is an innovative live music platform and social network, enabling musicians to play music together in real time from different locations over the internet as if they are sitting in the same room. The core platform is free to use. (Recommendation: use their metronome feature to keep everyone in time.)

MusicianLink

Jamulus

Sweetwater’s take on online practices

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