Year after year, the Twin Cities earns national attention for its talented songwriters. Not only is Minnesota home to a vibrant live music scene, but an academic one as well--with 37 accredited music schools in our state. But the way we consume music is rapidly changing. Streaming services like Spotify and Rdio provide access to millions of songs without having to buy a hard copy, or even download tracks.
So how does technology and a changing music business affect the sustainability of our local music scene? KFAI producer Allegra Oxborough decided to find out. She asked musicians how they are adapting, and finding new revenue models to survive.