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dan kimpelDAN KIMPEL

is one of the most important people to know in this industry, & his latest book shows why!

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 CD's, magazines, web sites, videos and new media. His recent interview subjects include Green Day, Usher, Alicia Keys, OutKast, Jason Mraz and Black Eyed Peas.

Over the past six years, passengers on United Airlines have heard Kimpel's interviews with hit songwriters and recording artists worldwide on The United Entertainment Network. In addition, he has written, produced and/or voiced segments for TED, Regal Cinemas, and the presidential and vice presidential planes, Air Force One and Two. In print, Dan contributes cover features to the west coast trade publication Music Connection magazine, plus a bi-weekly column,"Song Biz" that includes a profile of a writer or composer in each issue. To date, Dan has conducted over 200 interviews for the magazine covering such diverse talents as Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette, Randy Newman, Glen Ballard, John Mayer, Jill Scott and Rufus Wainwright. Other publications that feature his writing include BMI World, ASCAP Playback, Grammy, SESAC Magazine and American Songwriter.  

Dan's book, Networking Strategies For The New Music Business (ArtistPro/Thomson) is the follow up to his best-selling title, Networking in the Music Business. Over five years, he conducted a weeklong master class on networking at Sir Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) in the UK. Stateside, he lectures at colleges, universities and conferences across the U.S. and Canada, and he is currently on the faculty of Musician's Institute in Hollywood.

His newest book, How They Made It: True Stories of How Music's Biggest Stars Went From Start to Stardom, signing stories of today's most successful recording artists, has just been released by Hal Leonard.

True Stories of How Music's Biggest Stars Went from Start to Stardom.

Everyone comes from somewhere: How They Made It is a savvy insider's tale that traces the career trajectories of a cross section of top selling recording artists, puncturing the mythologies of the music business to reveal the truths within. Hard work and persistence are the common themes, dispelling the notion of  "overnight success." Artists covered include Jim Brickman, Green Day, Norah Jones, Maroon5, John Mayer, Alanis Morissette, OutKast, Rufus Wainright and Lee Ann Womack.


This book will be a great source of inspiration for anyone, not just those aspiring to moving forward in this industry, & hey, ya know, Christmas is comin'.

Dan will have copies of this book and his latest networking book available, & will be sharing from those and a lil' about the thing he knows better than anybody.NETWORKING!

And, as always, we'll be listening to your stuff, so bring your notepads, demos & dreams (& a few bux if ya wanna buy the book(s))

November 1st, 7:30 PM
Dan Kimpel @ SongNet
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake Ave
Altadena CA.
Always FREE!

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