CEO, First Avenue Productions; Board President & Co-Founder, NIVA
Dayna Frank is President and CEO of First Avenue Productions, Minnesota’s leading independently owned and operated concert venue and promoter. Dayna has expanded the business beyond its star-adorned walls to include the Fine Line, the Turf Club, the Palace Theatre, and the Fitzgerald Theater. Dayna is Board President and co-founder of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) who lobbied Congress and rallied music lovers in all 50 states to secure $16.25 billion dollars to save our stages. NIVA continues to work on preserving the national ecosystem of independent venues and promoters. Dayna is a strong LGBTQ+ advocate, a 2018 Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a firm believer in community building through live music. In all First Avenue Productions events, Dayna aspires to provide a safe space for everyone involved that offers radical inclusion.
The State of the Music Business: Live Music’s Long Road Back to Normal
10/11/22, 2:00 PM
After a harrowing couple of years for the live-entertainment industry, the coronavirus has diminished and artists and festivals are back at nearly full strength. But with a glut of tours and festivals competing for limited fan budgets amid record-high ticket prices and an uncertain economy, how is it all going? We kick off Mondo 2022 with live music leaders and what promises to be a lively -- and important -- discussion.
Everything You Need to Know About Music Policy in About an Hour
10/13/21, 7:00 PM
Leading policy experts discuss the major issues in music in 2021. From pandemic relief for creators and live venues to protection of new revenue streams -- the industry has adapted, innovated and partnered in ways never seen to deliver music to fans. Join an elite panel of Washington policymakers and advocates for a discussion on what to expect from Congress and the Biden Administration as the music industry continues to play a significant role in the culture and economy.
RIAA's Everything You Need to Know About Music Policy in About an Hour
10/14/20, 6:00 PM
Mondo is proud to once again partner with the RIAA to host their annual series, “Everything You Need to Know About Music Policy in One Hour” featuring Kris Ahrend (Mechanical Licensing Collective); Jordan Bromley (Manatt and Music Artists Coalition); Dayna Frank (First Avenue and NIVA); Josh Friedlander (RIAA); Mitch Glazier (RIAA); Sarah Howes (SAG-AFTRA); Prophet (50/50, Black Music Action Coalition); Dr. Portia Sabin (Music Business Association); and Maria Strong (U.S. Copyright Office).