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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There’s a Caucus for the Music Industry?

Industries of all kinds need committees in order to unite common causes and bring order to logistical and strategic chaos. In the case of the government, these are called caucuses. Often associated with nominating candidates, caucuses can also be defined as "a...

Chicago’s Ever-Evolving Venues

In an ever-aging, ever-gentrifying, ever-expanding city like Chicago, it can be hard to keep up with the changes in a specific place and time. Our fluctuation of history, and renovation comes with nostalgic confusion on encouraging new spaces to open up while needing...

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people on the barricade who don’t know any of the words

Ed Sheeran breaks global monthly listener record on Spotify:

For all the people managing artist FB activity:

Instead of being mean to bands on YouTube you could instead do literally anything else might I recommend a book

“You have to put in a lot of work and put in the hours and network and find people and try to figure out how to make it work.”