Pro-Ject has teamed up with the Chicago-based music-focused platform These Days to produce Workflow, a collaborative live panel and podcast series that aims to spark instructive and honest conversation about attaining and maintaining success in the creative industries.
Episode 1 • Producing Your Own Event
The first panel, “Producing Your Own Event,” was held in March and featured multi-faceted insight for aspiring event throwers at all levels from Brent Heyl, Talent Buyer at Empty Bottle Presents, Ciera Mckissick, founder of AMFM, and Ruben Trejo, Multicultural Specialist at New Era Agency.
Listen back to the conversation below, which includes commentary on best practices, securing sponsorship, the day-to-day life of running a DIY venue, the art of talent buying with notes for artists, and how best to pursue relationships early on in your career.
Episode 2 • Growing Your Audience Meaningfully
Our second panel was held in June in front of a live audience and featured four individuals who have authentically created their own audience through content creation with a focus on building community. Photographer & content creator Alina Tsvor; Juan-Elias Riesco, Owner's Son at Nini's Deli and Founder of Chicago Native; and Corey Wagner & Sean Ely, co-founders of Number Six With Cheese, a comedy fast food review show on YouTube.
Listen back to the conversation below, which features the group's commentary on turning passion projects into your career, best practices for taking on the right clients and partnerships, authentically engaging with your audience community and some of Chicago's best kept food secrets.
EPisode 3 • "Getting Your SH!T Together"
Our third panel, held in December 2018 in front of a live audience and featured three individuals who’s perspectives are valuable for creatives looking to bring business and legal discipline to their endeavors. Music Supervisor Melissa Chapman (Co-Founder, Groove Garden), trial and entertainment lawyer Joe Klocke (SmithAmundsen, LLC) and attorney Eddie Sanders (Troglia Kaplan, LLC). Topics include music, film and entertainment law, music licensing & supervision, royalties, entity formation, intellectual property, forming an LLC (or partnership, operating agreement), protecting and monetizing content and more.