Chicago Music Industry Summit

Exclusive: All in Detroit with Garret Koehler & Sam Austins

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Discover how Detroit has become a world-class hub for independent artists with Garret Koehler from Assemble Sound and musician Sam Austins. They’ll share what it’s like making music in their city and how to create an environment for artists to work and grow. Austins will also perform a set. This session is in partnership with Apple Music as our Chicago Music Industry Summit wraps up this week.

Garret Koehler

Co-founder, Assemble Sound

Garret Koehler is co-founder and managing partner of Assemble Sound, an independent artist development hub and music licensing company in Detroit. Their clients include media networks and multi-genre artists.

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Sam Austins


Sam Austins’s debut 2017 EP, “ANGST,” was praised by national publications. Since then, he’s shared the stage with Post Malone, 21 Savage, Pusha T, Gucci Mane, Playboi Carti, and others.

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Apple Music

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More about Chicago Music Industry Summit

Join us for the second annual summit starting August 31 at Apple Michigan Avenue for a month of sessions with leaders in the local music scene. Connect with others and tap into creative resources to help further your career in music and the arts.

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