Mastering the Hustle


The DIY spirit of the Northwest is what makes our artistic community so unique. As part of our commitment to supporting the sound and culture of the Northwest, KEXPUpstream Music Fest + SummitMoPOP, and The Recording Academy are partnering to offer Mastering the Hustle, a series of ongoing workshops to help emerging artists navigate the music industry.

Artist-centric programming is a cornerstone of all three organizations, and Mastering the Hustle will bring local and national industry experts straight to emerging artists, providing them with valuable information to help further their career. We want to provide emerging artist the tools and support they need to find success; however, you define it. 

Mastering the Hustle sessions include speakers from across the music industry and collaborative workshops, focused on supporting emerging artists at every level of their career, especially those interested in pursuing music at a professional level. These workshops are FREE, All Ages, and open to the public. Please note that RSVPs do not guarantee entry. Admission is subject to venue capacity and is first come, first served.

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Mastering the Hustle 9: Health and Personal Care in the Music Industry

2018-05-12 14:00:00

Health and Personal Care in the Music Industry

Join us in the KEXP Gathering Space for an in-depth exploration of resources and tools that encourage mental and physical health.

Date: May 12, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: KEXP Gathering Space
Guest Speakers: Ian Moore, Erica Krusen, Dr. Brenna Regan, ND, Faustine Hudson, and moderator John Richards



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Mastering the Hustle

Mastering the Hustle: How to Survive as an Artist (VIDEO)

KEXP, Upstream Music Fest + Summit, MoPOP, and The Recording Academy have partnered together to present Mastering the Hustle: a panel discussion with six annual events, tackling a different topic to help emerging artists make better decisions earlier in their careers. Throughout the series, we’ll be discussing everything from how to get airplay, legal and licensing, healthcare for artists, and promoting your brand.
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