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2112 is Chicago’s first business incubator focused on the development of entrepreneurs in music, film/video and creative industry-focused technologies.

 Through community, educational opportunities and access to capital, 2112 creates a truly fertile ground for the professional development and acceleration of its members.



CUSP Magazine is a firm believer in the power of collaboration. Embedded in our mission is the mentality that lifting up fellow creatives in the city creates a cohesive community that allows everyone involved to thrive. It is only...
A change is occurring throughout the music industry and how people listen to music. One of these changes is incorporating Artist Apps. In Chicago, founder of Volcanoes for Hire Matt Fredrickson is undertaking the switch. The company builds...


Since 2008, Chicago has been home to CIMMfest, an international music and movie festival that showcases filmmakers, musicians and other media artists from around the world over the span of five eventful days. Quickly becoming synonymous to springtime in...
The afternoon of Feb. 28 saw the grand opening of Zenergy Recording Studios at Fort Knox in Irving Park. The multi-room setup is another addition to the 160,000 square footage of rehearsal space and recording studios at one of...

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It is extremely rare in this day and time for a company to fully embody the old saying “actions speak louder than words.” In an age where many places are all talk — whether it be limited to 140...


On Nov. 18, CUSP Magazine had the privilege of sitting front and center at Fort Knox Studios for another installment of the Live Series held in an intimate section of the 160,000-square-foot space. The monthly event shines a spotlight...

Live at Fort Knox

CUSP Magazine was invited to attend the Live at Fort Knox event on Oct. 19 at the eponymous music facility in Irving Park. A small portion of the 160,000-square-foot space was designated to the event that night, including a...

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