Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Austin seeded the idea for The Otherside Music & Arts Festival and brought everyone together. He oversees all operations and steers the company ship in the right direction.
Austin Max has west coast roots but has been living in Nashville Tennessee for the past 11 years. He is the son of Hollywood’s top Rock and Roll Promoters circa 1989. He dove into music growing up while learning from his father and sitting in on many recording sessions as a kid. Max is currently pursuing dual degrees in Music Business & Management and Guitar Performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
He has worked and collaborated with many musicians and industry associates over the years. Various projects range from All-access press at Bonnaroo Music & Arts festival in Manchester, TN to coordinating auditions for Berklee College of Music to festival research journalism for the Music Business Journal to producing banging rooftop events in Kenmore Square along with everything in between.
Attending numerous music festivals as a kid, he fell in love with the eclectic atmosphere and experience that each festival created. What started as a drive to bring local music to the forefront of city culture seeded the idea of starting a new music festival and doing it right. Thus, Platinum Monkey Productions was born. Austin currently oversees and directs all operations for the company.