MUSIC MAVEN AGENCY is a collective of music, marketing and event experts who create unforgettable experiences through Live DJ performances + Branding + Music Production + Curation + Licensing + Events. We are based in Austin, TX and work with clients around the globe.
Music Maven, Brand Strategist and Event Maestro of choice for international brands. Her latest project, DANESTRUMENTALS, is out now and currently plays in W Hotels, Tory Burch, Hilton and Holiday Inn Hotels worldwide. The project is also available for download.
Dana's passion for music began as a violinist in the Charleston Youth Symphony in South Carolina from ages 7 to 18. She went on to receive her Bachelor's degree in Integrated Marketing Communication from Winthrop University.
Dana's work as a branding professional has been featured in national media including The New Yorker, USA Today, The New York Times, CNBC and ABC News. She has worked with iconic brands including Gucci, Lexus, Valentino, Diane Von Furstenberg and Four Seasons. Dana was also quoted in the 2017 New York Times Best-Selling book by Charlamagne entitled Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It.
In addition to branding, Dana produces and promotes concerts, tours and festivals with the Music Maven Agency team. Previous artists she has produced and/or promoted shows for include Pharrell, Herbie Hancock, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Erykah Badu, Rage Against the Machine, ?uestlove of The Roots, Cee-Lo, J-Boogie, Pete Rock, DJ Spinderella of Salt-N-Pepa, Sara Bareilles, De La Soul and SHAED.
In 2014, Dana planned and managed the 15th Annual Costco Scholarship Breakfast in Seattle, WA that raised a record $3.6 million for minority student scholarships. She actively volunteers with senior citizens and teens. She also supports and consults non-profit organizations.
When Dana is not branding or producing an event, she DJ's under the name Mahogany Dane. She has performed at SXSW Music Festival for nearly 10 straight years and was The Official Livestrong Marathon DJ.
This range of music, branding and event experience makes Dana and fellow Music Mavens some of the most in-demand minds in the world.