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Mondo.NYC Speaker

Dayna Frank

CEO, First Avenue & 7th St Entry; Board President, 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. She is currently working with the public to develop a Community Performing Arts Center on the Mississippi riverfront. Dayna is a founding Board Member of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), working to secure financial support to preserve 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.

RIAA's Everything You Need to Know About Music Policy in About an Hour

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).