Foster Connections in the Music Industry


We are a community organization that strives to create a collaborative, educational, and supportive platform for individuals growing a career in music.

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

Beyond The Music started as a platform to showcase individuals working behind the scenes in the music industry. We understand that these people dominate the industry, yet receive little recognition in addition to the many cultural, systemic, and educational barriers that prevent or slow down a career in music. Through conversation and community, we can build the foundation for a more collaborative, informed, and empowered industry.

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Why Booking a Tour is Tougher Than It Seems

One of the most frustrating reasons why it’s hard to book a tour is because every band seems to have climbed their way to fame in a different way. With a bit of research, you can see a band's popularity date back pretty far; you can trace their tours, timing of album...

Tax Tips for the Music Industry

Tax season is almost here (again?!) and it is important to get them done on time. If you are only working with W2s and have a minimal amount of other expenses (like tuition), investments, etc. it is fairly straightforward. However, for many people in the music...

Is Spotify Suing Songwriters?

4 of the top 5 music streaming service providers argued a ruling from the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) which was planning to increase streaming payouts to songwriters by over 40%. Those streaming services are Spotify, Amazon, Google, and Pandora. Apple has publicly...


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Artists, managers, and labels have a lot to consider when booking a tour.

What kind of research do you do before planning a tour? Is it better to do big tour loops, or is it better to hit smaller circuits over and over?

Get answers to these questions and more at our next event with @2112chi!

T-minus 1 month until....THE TAX DEADLINE.

Check out these tax tips if you work in music:

forreal, though. this is so important. i’d be nothing without the advice i’ve received from so many of my peers, and i’m always happy to answer questions, too (even if it takes me a while- i’m workin on it sry)