Navigating the music industry is never a smooth experience, but it gets easier with help. For the past several years, Philly Music Fest has included a feature called Inside Hustle in its programming: an event where expert panelists give their perspective and offer advice, and folks from all sides of the music industry — artists, promoters, producers and more — have an opportunity to connect and network.
This year, Inside Hustle is expanding into a twice-annually event. In partnership with WXPN, a spring edition of Inside Hustle takes place on May 1st at REC Philly, timed to coincide with WXPN’s annual NON-COMMvention, it kicks off the week on Monday, with NON-COMM officially beginning Tuesday.
Inside Hustle features a panel talk with musicians Chill Moody, Julia Pratt, and Jillian Taylor of Ruby The Hatchet moderated by WXPN’s Bruce Warren, followed by an open-networking expo event, with tables focused on management, promotions, radio, promotion, fan engagement, and more. Find the full list of participants below.
The event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on May 1st and is free to attend, but you have to RSVP, so do that here and we’ll see you there.
Inside Hustle 2023 Participants
Jillian Taylor (Ruby the Hatchet and Cosmic Guilt)
Touring / Agent
Geoff McGovern (Ground Control Touring)
Ryan Farlow (Arrival Booking)
Booking / Venues
Jesse Lundy (Rising Sun Presents)
Graham Noel (Rising Sun Presents)
Devin Ruffner (Q Prime)
Brittany Boyce (Another Management Co.)
Rennie Jaffee (Another Management Co.)
Eric Osman (Lame-O Records)
Mike Vasilikos (WXPN)
John Vettese (WXPN)
Sara Parker (WMMR)
Joe Sivick (Missing Piece Group)
Rachel Barrish (WXPN)
Ryan Hall (Universal Music Group)
The Recording Academy
Nikisha Bailey (Board Member)
Carolyn Lederach (Universal Music Group)