It’s hard to grow a career in music.

Together, we can change that.

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

Foster community in music.

 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 learn industry dynamics and knowledge, 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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Making Money in the Music Industry

Everyone knows that there a million paths to be successful. From bringing your concert photos to a local art fair to turning your album reviews into a monthly newsletter, there a ton of ways to make money in the music industry. Most commonly, people use their full-...

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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...

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As a music photographer, what is a lesson you wish you learned in the first year of you career? But instead you learned much later?

If you’re a Chicago based EDM photographer and would like to be recommended for shows let me know!! Recently I’ve had to turn down a lot of gigs due to already being booked or traveling. Please send me your portfolio and contact info if interested :))

Creatives, be patient with yourselves. Don't take creativity for granted. Take a break if you are tired. Be kind to yourselves.

Not sure why I wanted to share this morning but I am really thankful to feel that spark again when I am in the photo pit. It was a scary year.

Spotify is banking on the idea that you want it to recommend podcasts... just like it recommends new music -