On August 26th, InfiniD Music will be hosting our first ever networking event created specifically for the Austin music scene. We know first-hand that getting your foot in the door can sometimes be tricky and overwhelming, and we created a space for passionate artists and entrepreneurs to come together to discuss navigating such a dense and competitive business. When picking our team of key note speakers, we wanted to reflect this goal, and choose individuals who are all about navigating the business while staying authentic and bringing others up alongside them. We are a community of passionate individuals, our leaders should reflect this passion too!
Introducing Lauren Trahan, the first speaker at our Let's Talk Music event! Lauren is the founder of Paper Moon Entertainment, collaborator in Austin's Very Own, and boss babe of the Austin RnB/Hip-Hop scene. At events (that she very often is hosting!), you can find her mingling with poise and a day-brightening charm. She runs her own management company, Paper Moon Entertainment with authenticity and drive, a combination that only comes around once in a Paper Moon (hah!).
With such a rich history in the industry, it's no wonder that Lauren has such a broad skill set. Right after graduating from the University of Texas (hook-em!), Lauren worked as day-to-day manager for Bruce Robison, a country singer/songwriter that she described as "one of those people who just has a million amazing ideas." With Robison, Lauren worked in every aspect of the business, from event promotion to mechanical licensing. Over the years, Lauren developed a unique combination of skills, and discovered that she has a knack for management.
One of my favorite parts about Lauren is her passion for people. In her collaboration with Nina Ho of Collective Blue, Lauren brings art and hip-hop together for a one-of-a-kind series called Austin's Very Own. These showcases provide a space for authentic musicians, bringing people and good music together!
Although Lauren has experienced some business-relationship mishaps in the past, she hasn't failed to learn from them. After a false start business attempt a few years back, Lauren hit the ground running and launched Paper Moon Entertainment. Today, Paper Moon manages local favorites like Huggy and the Feel Goodz and Shanzyan.
Come check out our Let's Talk Music event on August 26th to hear more about Lauren's amazing story. She will be discussing more about her path to creating Paper Moon, and what managers like herself look for in DIY musicians. There will also be a Q&A component to the evening so bring as many questions as you have! This is an opportunity for honest collaboration and fostering this rich community. We can't wait to see you there!