No matter where you are, you’ve gotta hustle to make it in the music biz. Some places, however, present more challenges than others. For this unique discussion, we’ve brought together speakers from Cairo, Poland, and Beirut who have all overcome lack of business infrastructure, political pressures, unstable social climates and zero funding opportunities in order to support music in their communities. > Amina Abodoma is an Egyptian arts producer who co-established the company “El Wekala Global” in 2015. She also serves as the Artistic Director of the multidisciplinary International Backstreet Festival. > Bojan Bošković started the Exit Festival in Serbia and now works for Wicker Park in Beirut and the Festival in the Desert of Mali. > In 2009 Cyprian Buś co-founded Front Row Heroes, a promotion collective formed to promote alternative artists who had trouble getting to Poland and integrate them into the local music scene. Following that, he started the Green ZOO Festival, an event in Kraków that spans multiple venues and has become an established part of the city’s music scene.