Musicians earn tips on virtual concerts with Crosstown Arts platform

By Updated: July 14, 2020 9:18 AM CT | Published: July 10, 2020 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Black Cream guitarist Thomas Crivens (in his home studio on Wednesday, July 8) has benefited from Crosstown Arts&rsquo; Against the Grain program. The web-based platform aids local musicians in connecting with their fans and making money.</strong> <strong>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s a battle to keep motivation. When you have a family, your priorities change very, very quickly,&rdquo; Crivens said.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Black Cream guitarist Thomas Crivens (in his home studio on Wednesday, July 8) has benefited from Crosstown Arts’ Against the Grain program. The web-based platform aids local musicians in connecting with their fans and making money. “It’s a battle to keep motivation. When you have a family, your priorities change very, very quickly,” Crivens said. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Against the Grain offers Memphis-area musicians a place to post performance videos. The service has earned nearly 150 musicians a total of more than $19,000.

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