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Vice President A&R, Downtown Publishing
Dan has been working in the music Industry for over 15 years, he was an award winning PR while working in Press at Warners Brothers, where he worked with Gnarls Barkley on their St Elsewhere campaign, Crazy was the the first ever digital download number 1. He also fronted campaigns for My Chemical Romance, Biffy Clyro and The Fratelli's while working in PR.
He has recently left Sony ATV Music Publishing/EMI Music Publishing where he was Vice President of A and R, he served there for a decade. During his tenure he was responsible for signing 2 time ASCAP Songwriter of the year Taio Cruz, The Mercury Music Prize winning album 'Let England Shake' by PJ Harvey, multi award winning polymath Plan B and Grammy award winning talent Joy Williams from . Other signings include Pendulum, >span class="s2">Knife Party, Nero, Youmeatsix, Gorgon City, The Maccabees and more recently Bugzy Malone, Tom Grennan, Stefflon-Don and Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid.
He has just started as Head of A and R and Senior Vice President of International at Downtown Music Publishing, Downtown is home to Ryan Tedder, Naughty Boy, Benny Blanco, Bruce Springsteen, Slaves and One Direction, too mention a few.
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