Beyond The Music is launching a new industry event in Chicago next month

BeyondTheMusic, Beyond The Music, Chicago

Chicago is a thriving music mecca filled with brilliant minds looking to connect and develop the future of the industry. Until recently, the city lacked a group willing to take responsibility for bringing the many niche communities of the greater Chicago area together, but then Beyond The Music came along and things began to change at a lightning pace.

Beyond The Music is all about connecting people to Makers, those who make the music industry happen besides the musicians themselves. Whether you are a photographer, journalist or graphic designer, we know you have a story.

Creating opportunities in the music industry is our number one goal. We hold events to provide people with the ability to learn from and build professional relationships with Makers. This also allows Makers to create their own opportunities amongst each other and grow their network.

On May 19, Beyond The Music will be launching a brand new ‘Industry Workshop’ series at Treehouse Record Studio. The day-long event will feature a series of panels, fireside chats, and presentations from Makers that have paved their way in the industry. Brad LaPlante, Britt Julious, Alex “Fucking” Smith, Emilee Keiffer, and Haulix’s own James Shotwell have been confirmed to speak. Additional speakers and presenters will be revealed in the weeks ahead.

Proceeds to the event will go to Chicago music charities:

Intonation Music
Our Music, My Body

Pizza will be provided along with beer from Revolution Brewery. Pizza is all ages, beer is 21+.

Tickets for this event are just $10. If you’re interested in attending, please head over to Eventbrite and claim your pass today!

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.