Seattle Music During the Pandemic

June 24, 2020

This episode is an opportunity to meet emerging artists and gain insight into how members of the artist community are dealing with the crisis created by COVID-19. The first guest is Zan Fiskum, a Seattle singer-songwriter who burst onto the national music scene as a finalist on the recent season of The Voice. Fiskum discusses her journey as an artist in Seattle and shares behind-the-scenes stories of what it is like to be a contestant on The Voice.

The second guest, Alec Shaw, is an emerging Seattle artist who will be performing with Fiskum and other songwriters on June 27th at the St. Jude Songwriters Showcase. Shaw shares his experiences in Seattle’s music scene and why he is eager to perform to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

The episode gives insight into challenges currently faced by the individuals in Seattle’s thriving arts community, and how some are rising to the challenge.

In the episode, Shulman mentioned the free webinar series for small businesses offered by the UW Foster School of Business’s Consulting and Business Development Center. If you are a small business owner or leader of an arts organization, visit the UW Foster website for expert guidance from award-winning business educators on how to adapt to these uncertain times.

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