Chicago Music Industry Summit

Exclusive: Beat Making with Thelonious Martin

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Join producer Thelonious Martin, rapper Swade, and writer Ernest Wilkins to celebrate the first week of our Chicago Music Industry Summit. Martin and Swade will perform a set, then they’ll break down a track in Logic Pro X and talk about how they collaborate on creative projects in a Q&A led by Wilkins. This session is a partnership with Apple Music. Sign up for more sessions throughout September.

Thelonious Martin


Chicago native Thelonious Martin honed his skills while attending school in New Jersey. He has produced music for Mac Miller, ASAP Rocky, Chance the Rapper, Action Bronson, Joey Purp, and others.

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Ernest Wilkins

Culture Writer

Ernest Wilkins is the director of content for Mess, a design and content studio in Chicago. He also hosts Office Hours, a podcast that has featured interviews with Baratunde Thurston, Ayesha Siddiqi, and more.

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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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