Learn more at: http://www.danmckimmusic.com
I am a professional songwriter/producer that has been in the industry for over 10 years and have created a deep library of music that is available through publishers like Universal Music Group and distributed in Sample Libraries and Virtual Instruments through Big Fish Audio and Guitar Center.
I am a graduate of multiple recording programs and institutes, including the world renown Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA, where I was awarded the distinction of Best Album in 2007. At MI, I built the foundation for all of the creative skills I have cultivated to this day. After beginning to record original music at the age of 14, now, at 27, I'm proud to say I'm becoming an accomplished producer with a few major industry credentials.
Some of the transformative experiences of my career have come under the tutelage of some excellent mentors…
As a producer and A&R representative for MVP Loops (www.mvploops.com), I worked under an amazing production team whose credits include Flo Rida, Tu Pac, Jason Derulo, Jodeci, Mariah Carey, Chris Brown, the NFL, BET, HBO, and are responsible for millions of records sold worldwide. This was my first experience as a music professional and provided me with much of the experience that I rely on today. (side note: I never actually met Tu Pac, and no, I can't get his autograph for you)
While producing my own original music, I began collaborating with and assisting renowned English Songwriter and Producer Gary Miller in Malibu, CA. Gary's credits include Katy Perry, David Bowie, Seal and many others. Gary is a great guy, and this experience gave me a once in a lifetime insight into the highest level of songwriting and production.
Until the age of 25, I fronted the Alternative/Hard Rock band Alpha Prevail as Lead Singer and Guitarist. In addition to writing and performing, I was the primary producer on our self titled debut Album released in 2009. I count this as one of the most important experiences of my life, as I had a first hand view of the music industry, from the bottom up. I don't think I would have the broad perspective of the industry that I have now without having been part of a fully authentic band experience.
Now living in Mission Viejo, CA I currently supply a growing number of emerging artists with original songs in a variety of genres, including rock, pop, hip hop, dance and orchestral music. With many musical accolades, including nominations for best song at numerous industry events, my music is helping me to earn the reputation as one of the top young songwriters in the Orange County, CA area.
As a musical instructor and mentor for young and aspiring songwriters, I have found a new passion that provides me with a fresh musical perspective and rekindled enthusiasm. Thanks for taking the time to learn a bit about me, I hope to hear from you soon!
Learn more, hear more, and see more at: http://www.danmckimmusic.com