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This year has been devastating for the live music industry, especially for touring musicians, some of whom earn up to 90% of their income from playing live.

Axios Re:Cap unpacks this with Glass Animals frontman Dave Bayley, who released an album this week and discusses what it’s like to release and promote music when touring isn’t an option.

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The pandemic reality for Black women founders

The U.S. for months has faced a national reckoning over simultaneous crises that Black Americans, especially, are facing: structural racism and violence, health disparities in COVID-19 outcomes and devastating economic impacts from the pandemic.

Axios Re:Cap discusses the situation facing the founders in the Black Girl Ventures network with Shelly Bell, entrepreneur and founder of Black Girl Ventures.

“You blew it”: GOP activist turns on corporations over vaccine mandates

The chairman of the American Conservative Union said on "Axios on HBO" he accepts "Joe Biden is my president, and I want him to succeed," but predicted Republicans retake the House and Senate in 2022 — with greater than 50% odds Donald Trump runs in 2024.

The big picture: In a joint interview with his wife, Mercedes, Matt Schlapp also refused to share their vaccination status. And he told corporate America "you blew it" by embracing vaccine mandates and liberal social stances that have alienated GOP voters and politicians.

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Pelosi expects “billionaire’s tax” to pay for Biden social spending

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday she expects the chamber to pass the bipartisan infrastructure plan by week’s end, and alternatives to corporate tax hikes and a “billionaires tax” will be used to finance President Biden’s promised expansion to the social safety net.

Why it matters: Pelosi’s comments come as House and Senate leaders try to wrap up a deal. What will get cut — and how the remainder will be paid — are linchpins to a final agreement.