Episode 69

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20th Apr 2021

Special Edition: One Year Anniversary Episode

We started Hustle Like U Broke to highlight the working-class heroes of the music industry, and it turned out to be a great way to stay connected with our road family during an unprecedented hiatus. Here we are a year later and we've had professionals from all walks of touring - audio, lighting, video, design, travel, compliance, security, fan engagement, non-profit support, insurance, and so much more. We knew the breadth of the talent in this industry was wide, but in the past year our appreciation for this incredible group of humans has grown. And that's why our special anniversary episode features a whole cast of characters - along with the Core 4 (Matthew, Kyle, Chris, and Dallas), we're joined by Tami Blevins (C3 Artist Relations), Malchijah Bailey (Independent Risk Management & Security), Ian Simon (Strangeloop Video), Meg Dieter (BWG Festivals & Live Event Logistic), and Dani Triebner (Ascot Travel). In this discussion, we talk about the state of our industry and where we all are, questions specific to each of our fields, and we revisit the most poignant question we ask on the show - tell us one thing you would like to see our industry doing better?

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About the Podcast

Hustle Like U Broke
A Balanced Look from Behind the Scenes, Celebrating the Working-Class Heroes of the Concert Industry
Matthew Walt, Kyle Hamilton, Christine Dallas, and Chris Lee tell their stories from the trenches of the live entertainment world. With over 80 combined years of experience, working with a wide range of A-list artists - including Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder, JLo, Rihanna, Jay Z, Drake, Mac Miller and more - these concert veterans share their unique perspectives on surviving and thriving in the music world. Joining them each week are the people that make the shows happen – the working-class heroes - including production vendors, touring and production managers, engineers and techs, MDs, stylists and backstage managers, bus drivers, tour accountants, travel agents and many more.