Like most grad students, I wanted to pay my way through grad school with gigs while also honing my craft. I decided to take control of my freelance career by combining my musicianship with my tech skills. I created my own music agency (Dream City Music) and wrote an app to manage it. With the power of our app, Dream City Music was able to play 150 weddings in its 2nd year. My team and I realized this app had the potential to transform musicians' lives across the globe, and so BookLive was born.