Lauren Lyman is an experienced freelancer in administration and social media management. Lauren originally began her career in academia, aspiring to work as a university professor in music history and classical flute while holding several customer service and office coordinator jobs along the way. In December 2011, Lauren graduated from Texas State University with a M.M. in Music History and Literature and moved to Austin, TX two years later.
After working for a music licensing company in the contract, billing, and sales support departments, she decided to combine these skills with her music network by starting her own business, OtherSide Austin, in January 2017. For this startup, Lauren specialized in public relations, booking, artist management, social media management, and email newsletters for DIY artists and non-profit organizations. Lauren has represented artists for local festivals, including Voyager Music Festival (2016), Sonic Transmissions Festival (social media management in 2017), and Congo Square ATX (2019 and 2020). She was also a public relations representative for the stand-up comedian, Mo Amer, for his Netflix special at The Paramount Theatre in June of 2018.
In the spring of 2020, her partner was accepted into graduate school, so that summer they moved to Brooklyn, NY, where Lauren continues to freelance as a Trusty Oak professional. In her spare time, Lauren plays her flute for her partner’s studio session work as well as for other independent musicians and producers.