We had the good fortune of connecting with Meagan Funk and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Meagan, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Authenticity. I am no salesperson. If I don’t believe in something, I can’t expect anyone else to believe in it. For me, something that goes hand-in-hand with authenticity is attention to detail.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am an artist, myself. Before I started supporting entertainers and building their artist brands, I represented myself – only – for 12 years in a different industry. I know firsthand what it feels like to put the work in, to get rejected, build yourself back up and continue creating, learning and striving towards goals. Being a solopreneur forced me to learn all the aspects of my business outside of my creative work. Going into an artistic field, I was completely unprepared so its very important to me that new artists and entertainers get the support they may not know they need. My world is artist-centric. I’ve built two brands on that foundation; it’s who I am. If there is one thing to know, it’s that.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Assuming we aren’t living in the Covid era, here. No doubt we’d get them to a Loft Stories show to give them a taste of DFW’s music scene. I love spending the day in Oak Cliff, especially getting coffee at Davis St. and hitting the local shops there as well as BBBop. I think everyone should visit the Virgin Hotel, and book at least one night there. Alamo Drafthouse is my love language. Go a little further north and grab a Hot Dang from Whistle Britches – life changing Nashville hot chicken sandwich – now I’m craving it. The grand finale to a great week in Dallas is undoubtedly a full day at the DMA. ILY, Dallas.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
This is easily dedicated to every artist in the middle of the grind. It’s not an easy pursuit to the top. I’m inspired by the determination of indie artists. I specifically want to shout out Merrick Porcheddu, CEO of Artist Uprising, who has been all of those things. Supportive, encouraging and a great person to work alongside in building our art & entertainment communities. Also need to shout out our TRND family in Fort Worth: Mitch and Blake are true champions of collaboration over competition which is vital to building a strong community and something we passionately defend.
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