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DARK LABEL MUSIC

We give freelance music producers a clear path to build a long term career in the highly competitive, internet-driven music industry

Development

Consulting

Education

FEATURED PRODUCERS

Luke Moseley

Austin Hull / Make Pop Music

Carey Clayton

Alyssa Wilkens

Rich Pilkington

Mark Eckert

Chase Coy

Seb Barlow

John McLucas

PRODUCE PROSPEROUSLY

Dark Label Music is a boutique business development company that serves a clientele of indie and major label music producers. Established in 2018, the company is currently operated by Daniel Grimmett and Mike Mani.

We created Dark Label Music because there weren’t many viable options out there to truly prepare working producers for the highly competitive, internet-driven music industry.

The role we play for our clients falls somewhere in between business consulting and management services. We leverage our experiences, resources, and networks to help producers grow. Our work involves many different areas of focus from client acquisition and writing camps with emerging artists to digital products, strategic partnerships and ancillary income streams.

Meet The Team

F.A.Q.

Who is Dark Label a good fit for?

Our ideal clients are freelance music producers who have talent and experience producing commercial music* but need assistance with landing projects, creating new income streams, and expanding their reputation. We focus on ambitious producers who have a desire to control their business, have a history that proves they are 100% “all in” (no hobbyists), and are open to new & different approaches.

*styles you would hear on the radio/major playlists

What do you actually do?

We give freelance music producers a clear path to build a long-term career in the internet-driven music industry.

The role we play for our clients falls somewhere in between business consulting and management services. We leverage our experiences, resources, and networks to help producers grow. Our work involves many different areas of focus from client acquisition and writing camps with emerging artists to digital products, strategic partnerships and ancillary income streams. Our aim is to help talented producers establish themselves and build fruitful, lifelong careers.

We also run an education-mentorship hybrid called the Producer MBA that helps producers launch and grow their business. This prepares producers for our development services once they’ve established themselves.

*We only work with 50 producers at a time (for development) and take up to 300 applicants per year for the Producer MBA

Click here for more details about what we do.

Where can I see your clients and track record?

You can see a handful of our clients here.

For testimonials and case studies click here.

I'm not a producer. Can you still help me?

It’s possible! However, we really try to stay in our lane. You’re welcome to inquire and we will let you know whether or not it could be a fit.

How experienced do I have to be?

This can vary, but here’s some context…

Our flagship service (Business Development) is generally reserved for producers who have full-time experience in the business and truly need nuanced help expanding their career.

The ProducerMBA program accepts a wider range of experience levels and is customized based on where you are at in your journey. We’ve had producers come in and learn how to get work. We’ve had part-timers come in to learn how to make the transition to full-time. And we’ve had full-timers come in to learn how to grow their business.

At bare minimum, you have to have the talent. Although we can provide creative guidance when needed… We are not a music production school. We focus solely on the business side.

How do we get started?

Fill out the client inquiries form.

If we feel that we have something that would be a good fit for you then we will reply via email and set up a 15 minute intro call.

If we feel that we can help you then we will book a complimentary consulting call where we will build out a roadmap for you and make a proposal.

Then you can decide whether or not you would like our help moving forward.

Music Pro Daily

The business podcast for working producers

Music Pro Daily gives freelance music producers real insights into building a long term career in the internet-driven music industry. I use this podcast to document my day-to-day in the trenches developing producers. The best part? You get multiple episodes every week.

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