Friends of the Expo—Dan Kimpel

Dan Kimpel

Acknowledged as one of the American media's foremost authorities on popular music and songwriters, Dan Kimpel contributes to a dizzying variety of print and electronic mediums: books, interactive CDs, magazines, web sites, videos and new media. For the past six years, Dan has conducted audio interviews and voiced programs heard by 19 million monthly passengers on United Airlines flights worldwide. In addition to United, he has written, interviewed, produced and voiced segments for TED, Regal Cinemas, and the presidential and vice presidential planes, Air Force One and Two.

Dan’s latest book, Networking Strategies For The New Music Business (ArtistPro / Thomson Course Technology), the follow-up to best selling debut, Networking in the Music Business, takes a revealing look at the personal relationships in the industry as it guides readers to connect with others who share their aspirations, energies and enthusiasm. “Our destinies are self-fulfilling prophecies and the positive energy we transmit via our music will return amplified and multiplied,” writes the author in his introduction.

Dan also strategizes on projects and writes copy for record labels, music libraries, DVD releases and major label and independent recording artists with a client roster includes the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning writing and production duo, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. His resume includes a variety of services for the entertainment industry including event production and co-ordination and artist management/public relations consulting.

Dan Kimpel has been a regular at the Durango Songwriters Expo for a number of years. He has written about the Expo in Music Connection magazine, participated in and moderated panel discussions, and brought his expertise and obvious enthusiasm for "the biz" to our event time and time again. His insights are an invaluable resource to songwriters everywhere.

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