Foster Community in Music

We provide career-building tools, resources, and opportunities through community engagement for the world of individuals beyond the music.

It’s hard to have a career in the music industry. We want to change that.

Beyond The Music is a community organization designed to help individuals working behind the scenes in the music industry. We understand that these people dominate the industry, yet receive little recognition. The current music industry landscape makes it hard for people to become aware of industry dynamics, nearby resources, and career-boosting opportunities. Through conversation and community, we can build the foundation for an industry that values people more than anything else.

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3 Things Google Analytics Can Do To Help Your Career

If you do not have your own website yet, you should consider getting one. If you are working for yourself, growing a music industry career on the side, and/or want to continue to build your online presence then creating content and sharing it on your website is...

Beyond The Music Presents: Indie vs. Major Labels

As an artist, manager, or consultant, finding the right label can feel like dating. You know you have to ask questions, do your research, talk to dozens of options before you find the one that makes you feel inspired, excited, and wanting to invest in your future. So...

Chicago Indie Labels You Should Know About

Chicago has significantly grown its business presence in the music industry and independent labels are at the forefront of that growth. While New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville are well-known as the music markets with a lot of cash investment, Chicago has continued...

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People hate on AltPress for only covering a certain number of bands frequently as if they themselves don’t get 10 likes on a tweet and try to repeat that success by tweeting the same thing for the next several weeks.

“The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is not.”

If you find yourself asking: Am I really a photographer? Writer? Artist?

That’s a good sign that you are and you are facing resistance on your eventual success.

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if you’re not putting 100% of your effort and priorities into your passions then you have nobody to blame but yourself for not finding success

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Say Anything @SayAnythingMuz
We need your help for a merch design for our fall tour! Send your ideas & we’ll choose one lucky winner for the Max Bemis design. Winner will receive 2 tickets to the show of their choice + 10 copies of the tee. Email designs to sayanythingmerchcontest @gmail.com. Deadline is 8/23 https://t.co/VX5JImcdNW