Upcoming Events

May 31, 2019

Lincoln Park Student Center – Center Atrium

12 – 3 PM


Depaul Music Business Organization’s Music Industry Fair

We are running a table at DMBO’s first Music Industry Fair to educate students on the opportunities in the music industry as well as how they can get involved in way that aligns with their passions. Come say hi!


June 19, 2019

2112 – Chicago

6 – 8 PM


Indie vs. Major Labels

As a manager, consultant, or artist, 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 where does one start? Shoot big, medium, or small? Independent, or major?

Learn the differences between labels, the right questions to ask, and what it all means for your future in music.


Faiz Razi is an Educator, Composer, Designer, and Event Coordinator, among other things. As a composer, he has written and recorded at least an album a year since 1998 and has toured the U.S., Canada, and Spain. He plays a dozen instruments, is a highly sought-after session musician, and has developed several pieces of community-based experimental music technology. He was an international booking agent for three years, and has organized and curated over 600 events, performances, panels, and festivals, most notably the award-winning exhibit, Nomadic Studio. He has produced and hosted a series of short interview documentaries featuring artists and musicians.

Panelists TBA


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Past Events

Beyond The Music Presents: Booking a Small, Regional Tour

Hosted at 2112, a music and film incubator and co-working space in Chicago, our panelists discussed a wide range of topics on booking, promotion, and touring. From choosing your next city and must-have email templates, to specific programs and strategies people use to...

Anchr Magazine Benefit Showcase

Anchr Magazine Presents: Pooky, Sun Cop, Thee Casual Hex, The Edwards; Benefit Showcase for Our Music, My Body As part of Beyond The Music’s involvement in the Anchr Magazine Benefit Showcase, we held a contest where 3 winners will be our Featured Photographers for...

Beyond The Music Presents: An Industry Workshop

Beyond The Music Presents: An Industry Workshop Our very first event! Thank you to everyone involved in our Industry Workshop: Rivka Yeker, Hooligan Magazine Kat Stuehrk and Matthew Walsh, Our Music My Body Britt Julious, Chicago Tribune Rachel Zyzda, Anchr Mag Emilee...