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, KEXP, King Country Creative, MoPOP, 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 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.
MENTORSHIP Opportunities Available:
Mastering the Hustle will now offer mentorship sessions on the day of each workshop to provide emerging artists - especially youth artists - with the opportunity to connect with an industry expert for more one-on-one conversations and support, based on the content of the Mastering the Hustle workshops. Mentors are all affiliated with the partner organizations, receive training on how to be a good mentor, and are bound by values of artistic integrity, creative freedom, and personal responsibility.
Mentor meetings will occur at MoPOP on the morning of the workshops and are free. Each mentee (individual or band) will be paired with an industry professional and have a 30-minute session with them, followed by opportunities to connect after the workshop.
Mentorships opportunities will resume in fall. Please keep checking this page for updates!