V. Marc Fort is the Marketing & Communications Specialist at the Texas Music Office, within the Office of the Governor.Fort has more than 30 years of music experience performing and recording on electric bass guitar, violin, and singing.Fort has performed in numerous bands (including Bo Bud Greene, The F-ckemos, and Schatzi) that have toured across North America and around the world. He has worked as a recording artist for various indie labels including Last Beat, Unclean, Redemption and Doghouse Records, as well as for major labels such as Scotti Brothers and Hollywood/Mammoth Records (Disney Music Group). Additionally, Fort worked as a staff journalist at The Denver Post and the Austin American-Statesman. His photos and articles have been syndicated by Associated Press, as well as featured in various media including Brooklyn Vegan, NME, and with Dan Rather’s News and Guts Media Group. Fortreceived his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Austin. He enjoys volunteering on the advisory boards of the Austin Music Video Festival, Austin Music Foundation, and the advisory committee of Austin Community College’s School of Music Business, Performance & Technology. Fort also volunteers with the nonprofit KOOP 91.7 FM community radio where he DJs the Ear Candy 2.0 program.