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Oftentimes when we think of entrepreneurs, we sometimes forget those in creative spaces, such as music. However, indie music artists are entrepreneurs as well. Their talent is their product/service, their name is their brand, and they all face similar obstacles as a tech start-up. In this discussion, we will discuss the highs and lows of being a music entrepreneur, and address some of the questions and concerns attendees may have about their entrepreneurial journey in Chicago. Agency Abron and Grey partnered together to host this panel discussion, which will feature Chicago-area music entrepreneurs who will discuss their journey as music entrepreneurs. Our featured guests will share both the challenges and opportunities they experienced throughout their careers. Vanessa Abron of Agency Abron will host and moderate the event.

Confirmed Panelists:

Add-2 Founder of Haven Studios/Artist/Music Mentor/ Rap Consultant  

Brandon Hughes Founder of Revel Talent Alliance  


Matt B International R&B Singer & Songwriter  


Pennjamin Bannekar Hip-Hop Artist & Songwriter  


Kenya McGuire Johnson Singer/Songwriter & Chicago Network Director, NABFEME  

Event Flow

  • 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. – Check-In/Networking
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Discussion
  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Q&A