Surviving the Coronavirus Crash as a Musician: A Discussion with Peter Lin Ep 74

11 May 2020

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:

 

Since I’ve stepped into the role of Producer of this podcast, in addition to being the host, we’ve been working on consistently delivering quality content, and on releasing previously unreleased episodes. In doing so, it’s allowed me to revisit some of our previous guests like Peter Lin who is a jazz musician and trombone player who I interviewed in 2018.

 

Recently I caught up with Peter, two years after our first interview. Artists and musicians have been amongst the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and I wanted to know how Peter was dealing with it.

 

 

I learned that Peter released a second album in 2019 and has started a new company, Yardbird Entertainment. He had lots of great advice and tips for musicians who are trying to get through these tough times.

 

Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode:

 

  • The difference between performing live vs. doing remote, online performances
  • How the Internet can offer new opportunities for musicians to reach the larger global community
  • How some musicians have earned money by performing on a live stream with a link to Venmo or PayPal to donate
  • What relief funds and government assistance there is for musicians
  • The different ways that musicians have been trying to earn money
  • The Facebook group, the COVID-19 musicians support group- a resource to apply for unemployment, and find out about grants
  • Resources where musicians can apply for relief
  • The importance of staying at home and protecting those who are most vulnerable and realizing who has been hardest hit
  • What Peter has been working on since the last time he was on Talking Taiwan on 2018
  • The release of Peter’s second album New Age Old Ways in 2019 and the comic book that accompanies it
  • Peter’s YouTube series Jazz Biz 101 by Yardbird Entertainment
  • Peter’s remote video production company, Yardbird Entertainment
  • Creating mobile live stream
  • How clubs can widen their reach by broadcasting on the Internet
  • How people can support artists and musicians in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Related Links:

 

The Lintet’s website and social media

 

Peter Lin’s Website : www.lintet.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thelintet

Instagram: www.instagram.com/the_lintet

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR9oIrd0KQlvLqov1ivTkSA

 

Yardbird Entertainment’s website and social media

 

Yardbird Entertainment Website : www.yardbirdent.com

Y.E.’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/yardbirdentertainment

Y.E.’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/yardbirdentertainment

Y.E.’s YouTube (Jazz Biz 101 + Y.E. Remote Music Video Productions): www.youtube.com/c/yardbirdentertainment

 

Jazz Exchange Relief Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/dz5cng-the-jazz-exchange-relief-fund

 

Louis Armstrong Foundation Musicians Emergency Fund: https://louisarmstrongfoundation.org/emergency-fund-for-jazz-musicians-form/

 

Peter Lin’s Digital Album + Comic Book “New Age Old Ways” + First Album “With Respect”: https://peterlin.bandcamp.com/

 

Places to stream Peter Lin’s Music:

 

Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/artist/2zQlHyPGf6ydi4CBrLXP4r

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/peter-lin/1402841452

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Respect-Peter-Lin/dp/B07F1TPSQC

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Peter_Lin_New_Age_Old_Ways?id=Bhdnqosid74unyfczxi5grktxoq&PCamRefID=LFV_857c0eb8a48e4637a911c4fb39769d32

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/thelintet

 

Kelly Lin’s Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SketchBites

 

Peter Lin’s Remote Rendition of Taiwanese Classic “Wife”:

https://youtu.be/Brja_6rq1T4

https://www.facebook.com/peterlinmusic/videos/10157450798753335/

 

NYC’s Covid-19 Musician Resource Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/nycmusicianscovid19/

 

Chris Do’s “The Futur” YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSkoolRocks

 

Pat Flynn’s website Smart Passive Income: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/

 

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