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Matt Ott

Black Fret
Austin, TX
Matt Ott has founded two nonprofits to help Austin's local music community: Austin Music Foundation and Black Fret. With over 20 years of marketing and design experience for Fortune 500 companies, mom-and-pop businesses and not-for-profit organizations, Matt’s marketing and design background is grounded in finding what truly works for both the client and the market. In addition to helping run Black Fret, he is now Director of Community Solutions Marketing for Small World Labs. An Austinite for over 30 years, Mr. Ott and his family returned to Austin in 2005 after ten years in Silicon Valley, citing severe withdrawal symptoms related to a lack of real BBQ, friendly people and the most incredible music scene in the world.