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From downloads to ringtones, Xboxes and video games to film, television and new media, music is an integral part of billions of listeners’ lives worldwide. Dan’s latest book, It All Begins with the Music: Developing Successful Artists and Careers for the New Music Business offers practical information on how to make an impact in today's music business. Across an impressive span of 80+ exclusive interviews, co-authors Don Grierson and Dan Kimpel introduce a stellar cast of diverse music biz luminaries. With insights from traditional artists and major executives and industry, the scales are balanced by the soon-to-be known names of the future: new artists, and a new generation of risk-takers and visionaries from all the various areas of the complex music business, reshaping what is to be. “Song Biz” Dan’s monthly column for the national magazine Music Connection covers songwriting and publishing information from Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, London and beyond. Each month Dan profiles a songwriter who is making an impact. You can also read Dan’s cover stories and features here. You can now watch excerpts from Dan’s on camera interviews with Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke and Composer Carter Burwell at the ASCAP website. & searching his name on youtube will provide plenty of Dan’s signature “info-tainment”.

Also well known for his expertise on networking, Dan probably has one of the most valuable cell phone lists in the industry “why name drop when you can speed dial?” This is your opportunity to find out how to make AND use the connections you can find all day in this town.


Dan at Cine GrillDAN KIMPEL

Author, educator and journalist Dan Kimpel contributes to a dizzying variety of print and electronic mediums: interactive CD's, magazines, web sites, podcasts, documentary films, videos and new media.

As an author, his best-selling titles include How They Made It: True Stories of How Music's Biggest Stars Went From Start To Stardom; Networking Strategies For The New Music Business, and Networking in the Music Business.

His latest book, Electrify My Soul: Songwriters and the Spiritual Source, new for 2008, explores the axis of creativity and spirituality through interviews with Melissa Etheridge, Paul Williams, Marcus Hummon, Craig Wiseman and others.

A noted music business educator, Dan conducted a weeklong master seminar for five years 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 a faculty member in the Music Business Program at Musicians Institute in Hollywood where he was recently named MBP Teacher of the Year.

Visit Dan online at: www.dankimpel.com.

Dan Kimpel - ElectrifyElectrify My Soul

Distinguishing the indelible line between creativity and a higher power is an undertaking with deep implications. Whether it is defined as coming from God, the universe, or some collective font of eternal knowledge, most creative individuals acknowledge that at times their inspiration seems to emanate from a mysterious metaphysical source. Songs affect people's lives on a profound level, and songwriters are especially attuned to these principles. Author Dan Kimpel -- who has interviewed virtually every major songwriter in the history of American popular music -- has observed that many successful songwriters are often able to tap their spirituality for inspiration. This book explains these processes as it tells their stories.





Dan Kimpel. You've heard it said "It's all about who you know". Dan Kimpel wrote the book. Literally!

The music industry, like every other business, is based on personal relationships: who you know, what you know and who knows you. "Networking in the Music Business" is used as a textbook in major universities as the blueprint for developing the people skills necessary to achieve success in the global music industry.

As a 20-year veteran of the music industry whose recent credits include working with Quincy Jones, Babyface, Diane Warren, Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman, Dan has a unique opportunity to observe how personal skills positively impact these artist's achievements. With his detailed guide to creating a career game plan and by learning from artists, writers and executives who have already established themselves as major players, both the professional and aspiring musician will have a substantial edge.

From Dan's Website :

Acknowledged as one of the American media's foremost authorities on pop music and songwriting, Dan Kimpel contributes to a dizzying variety of print and electronic mediums: books, interactive CD's, magazines, web sites, videos and new media.

14 million monthly passengers hear Kimpel's interviews with songwriters and recording artists on United Airlines flights worldwide. Whether interviewing a classic song poet like Leonard Cohen or a hit maker like Brian McKnight, Kimpel's insight and empathy make for riveting listening. Kimpel also writes, interviews, produces and voices other shows for United, Amtrak, and President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney's planes, Air Force One and Two. Recent shows have featured Sheryl Crow, Sting, Shelby Lynne and Paul Simon.

Since the early Nineties, Dan has maintained DKM Management and Creative Services, the umbrella under which he conducts a variety of businesses and services including artist management, PR writing and consulting. His current client roster includes the multi-platinum, 2002 Grammy-winning writing and production duo of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

A featured journalist in just about any major industry publication you can name, Dan will explain what songwriters and performers need to know about where the power is, the current state of the music business, where to go to make contact with decision makers, how to assess talents and make the most of them. FREE!

More @ www.dankimpel.com

In print, Dan contributes features to the west coast trade publication Music Connection magazine, plus a bi-weekly column, Song Biz, that includes a profile of a hit writer or composer in each issue. To date, Dan has conducted over 200 interviews for the magazine. His most recent cover story, March 2002, featured Alanis Morissette. Other notable features have included conversations with Jill Scott and Rufus Wainwright (pictured).


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