What does it take to start your own website or app that covers music through photos, videos, blog posts and more? Daniel Senyard and Shannon Delaney of vivogig and Ian Morales and AJ Miranda of Austin Vida/Red River Noise will share their thoughts and expertise on how they began their startups in our September meeting.
Daniel Senyard, CEO of vivogig, is the team's visionary and meeting man. Daniel uses his years of marketing, project management, journalism and web marketing experience to build and foster communities, grow relationships and raise funds. The first show Daniel went to was UB40.
Shannon Delaney, content manager for vivogig, created a social media plan for vivogig and works to implement the plan on a daily basis. In addition to handling the social media accounts, she is in charge of vivogig’s music blog, which provides readers with music news, reviews, previews, giveaways, opinions and more. Shannon graduated with a master’s degree in mass communication from Texas State University.
Ian Morales, editor in chief of Austin Vida and Red River Noise, has attended small shows and big concerts in Austin since his high school days, when there were more all-ages venues in town. After a few years in the corporate world, Ian left to work as the marketing manager and events coordinator for a tattoo parlor on Austin's famed Sixth Street. Since 2008, Ian has been interviewing bands and writing reviews for Double Stereo (formerly CD Fuse), Austin Vida and his personal music blog. If he speaks loudly, it's because his ears are still ringing from that Rage Against The Machine concert in '99.
AJ Miranda, managing editor and multimedia editor for Austin Vida and Red River Noise, grew up in California but has lived in Texas since 2002. Launching 'NITES, a Blog for Austinites, in 2008, he created an outlet for his interest in videography, photography and writing, while at the same time shining a much-needed spotlight on the plethora of unknown talent in his city. He has a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin and has written about business and city life for The Wall Street Journal, The Denver Post and Laredo Morning Times.
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