A world crisis has created thousands of new startups and entrepreneurs. According to recent reports, the US Census Bureau states that applications for new solo businesses increased by 77% in 2020. Unfortunately, far too many business owners start off with a great idea, only to fail due to lack of focus and clarity. Or, they didn't have the tools, knowledge and resources to create a sustainable business. However, just like previous periods of economic downturn, we’re bound to see many […]


(WEBINAR) Effective Niche Marketing Strategies

Presented by Score Chicago Niche Marketing can be an effective way to stand out from your competition. In this webinar will do a deep dive into niche marketing – what it is, the benefits and risks and discuss how to know if it’s the right strategy for you. It will also cover how to find your niche and provide examples of successful niche marketing strategies. Topics to be covered: - Benefits and Risks to a Niche Marketing Strategy - Using […]


(WEBINAR) Driving Change & Breaking Barriers: A Panel On Cultivating Inclusion In The Music Industry

Join Women in Music’s DC Chapter for a panel highlighting diversity and inclusion issues in the music industry. This panel will feature several PoC women within the industry, ranging from musicians to business managers, sharing their career experiences and speaking on the topic of breaking through the glass ceiling. Panelists: April George Onrae LaTeal Valencia Howard Dr. Leah Claiborne Ashley Donald REGISTER HERE  


(WEBINAR) Production Music’s Rise From Seat Filler To Center Stage And What’s In It For You

No longer the filler between songs on cable TV, production music is everywhere – heard all day, every day and in every medium. During this enlightening session, we will explore production music’s evolution over the years from humble beginnings to a multimillion dollar industry providing full scores for television series, sound and FX for Hollywood blockbuster trailers, commercially released music for Super Bowl commercials, easy-to-edit score for video games and so much more. Join our LA Chapter as we take […]

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(WEBINAR) Industry Sessions: Know Your Music Rights

Understanding music rights and how artists are paid and protected is critical for artists as well as those who represent them. Join us in a conversation with leaders from music rights organizations as they breakdown the latest in the ecosystem of music rights, royalties, and payments. REGISTER HERE


(WEBINAR) WHO KNEW The Smartest People In The Room Granville Automatic and Leslie Fram

One of our favorite aspects of producing these events is when we get to deliver really smart people who are doing exceptional work, yet might be flying beneath most everyone else's radar. This event is a great example. Granville Automatic, a Nashville based duo, comprised of songwriters Vanessa Olivarez and Elizabeth Elkins, is named after a 19th-century typewriter. In addition to writing hit songs for several established artists, these two amazing storytellers have released a very cool and unique combo- […]


(WEBINAR) Understanding Your Financial Statements

Understanding your small business’s financial performance is fundamental to knowing if the business is meeting your financial goals or if changes are needed in the way you do business. We’ll use realistic sample financial statements to illustrate the concepts we are discussing. Participants are also encouraged to bring their existing financial information to discuss or evaluate in class. During the workshop, we’ll focus on the following: Accounting systems – we’ll help you identify the benefits of timely and accurate financial […]


(WEBINAR) WHO KNEW The Smartest People In The Room Paula Batson and Laurie Jakobsen

Humans make connections by telling stories. These two titans of communications have been the strategists behind many of the biggest stories of the digital music and entertainment business for over two decades.  Paula Batson has spent the majority of her career at the intersection of entertainment and technology. An accomplished senior executive with years of experience in digital entertainment, mobile, social media, and big data she has created value for global media companies and innovative start-ups. Laurie Jakobsen has spent […]


(WEBINAR) Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series: Reid Hoffman

Join the Polsky Center for its Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series Event featuring LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman. An accomplished entrepreneur, executive, and investor, Reid Hoffman has played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses. In 2003 he co-founded LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional networking service. In 2009 he joined Greylock. He currently serves on the boards of Airbnb, Apollo Fusion, Aurora, Coda, Convoy, Entrepreneur First, Microsoft, Nauto, Neeva, Xapo, and a few early stage companies still […]