May Musicians at Work Forum: the 7/11 panel

Last week I caught the last Musicians at Work Forum before “summer break.” (The Chicago Music Commission hosts six Musicians at Work Forums a year, and breaks  for the summer. The next forum will be in September.) The discussion was hosted by Martin Atkins, who invited speakers to present seven points in 11 minutes, with … Continue reading

Touring tips from the Musicians at Work Forum

I’m beginning to really love the Chicago Artists Resource & Chicago Music Commission’s Musicians at Work Forums (yes, that was a mouthfull). This month’s panel discussion covered touring. The panel was made up of diverse experts, offering a nice and well-rounded point of view from bookers, managers, labels and artists: Moderator: Joanna Quargnali-Linsley, from Misery … Continue reading