Yesterday, North Carolina Public Radio (WUNC) aired a segment about the struggles Chapel Hill-area musicians have with obtaining quality, affordable health insurance. Obviously, this is an issue for many Americans. Yet musicians represent a kind of shifting dynamic in toda's workforce — from full-time, lifelong employment with benefits to more contract-based, freelance gigs. So other consultant and project-based professionals (think graphic designers and computer/internet programmers) have likely lived through similar circumstances. So what can we learn from the musician experience? read more
Almost every night of the week in North Carolina it?s possible to go out and hear high quality music, no matter the genre. Many of those artists perform even when they?re sick because they need the income, and many of the performers on area stages lack health insurance.