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 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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&& I also did promo sessions for 17 bands, 6 weddings, 25 portrait sessions, 7 events, and 63 recap videos.. Look at me go.

whats up I shot 170 shows (gonna be 174 by the end of the year) & around 300 artists this year (I gave up counting people at fests and stuff) & that's fucking nuts. thanks for letting that happen.

Let's shoot more in 2020??

At any point in your career as a photographer - what was the part you struggled with the most? The part you wish someone would have helped you through?