Mission and Vision
Beyond The Music educates and empowers individuals, enabling them to grow careers in the music industry.
We envision a world where the barriers of the music industry are broken down, where people can join and grow by their own merit, passion and network. By creating a more cohesive and collaborative community, every single professional will feel equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in their desired sector of the music industry.
What We Do
Articles, Editorials, and Interviews that aim to provide tools, resources, and insights to develop a career.
Covering a wide range of topics, our events serve to create meaningful connections and expand music industry knowledge.
Join a community of individuals that want to grow in the music industry. Coming to Chicago, Summer 2019!
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A Letter from Connor, Founder of Beyond The Music
Hey Everyone! Thank you for checking out this page and learning what we aim to work towards at Beyond The Music. The concept for this organization has rapidly evolved since October 2017 when I first started working on the initial website. At the time, I just wanted to talk to my friends that work in the music industry and create content for them in order to inform others of what they do. I still loving doing that today, and this organization has grown into something much larger.
As I was planning the first event and more content came together, I knew I needed help. Adding Emily Steinhauer to the BTM team has been one of my best decisions to date. Her professional, academic, and personal experiences continuously make this organization more impactful. So thanks Emily!
Then, our mission and vision shaped into what you see above and we began to double our content efforts and prepare an organizational shift towards defining: What does success look like?
To me, the music industry is a fascinating web of passionate people with a necessary mission: to bring music to your ears. There are pockets of music-oriented communities all over the world for artists, genres, festivals, and behind the scenes friends. Over the years, these communities have grown stronger and more connected, resulting in a more collaborative and informed music industry. But, there is always more room for support and collaboration.
I hope that through our work, Beyond The Music will become a platform where people feel empowered to grow a career in the music industry and confident to make it a lifelong effort. In return, we hope you continue to exemplify the best in music in order to build a strong, and supportive industry.