In March 2020, COVID-19 shutdowns began abruptly, sending shockwaves through the live music industry.Beverly Perry, Cryste Deshields, Carlos Guedes, and other Dallasites who had worked for many years in the local live music scene, came up with a plan to keep the music playing, even with venues closed and concerts cancelled.They built the tech team and began recruiting local talent that they could feature in livestreamed performances and recordings, and Dallas Music Network was born.