about 

about 

about 

about 

about 

Part-timer to empire.

 

Howdy, Im Daniel Grimmett and my approach to the music industry has always been rooted in: Build your own thing, explore uncharted territory, reject cynicism, and keep good people around.

I spent many years wrestling between part-time and full-time trying to figure this whole music thing out. Most of my ideas didn’t work, but a few landed. My first “Oh shit this is real” moment was The Songwriting Team, a fully-remote music production agency I launched back in 2012. I employed some incredibly talented friends and we went on to work for billboard charting artists, Fortune 500 companies, labels, and TV shows.

This led me to be a part of other cool music projects like Anthemize and Woodshed Audio which rolled into a brand called Make Pop Music back in 2016… And more recently, teaming up with Mastering.com & Musician On A Mission to create what I feel is truly the most relevant version of an audio college (The Full-time Music Producer).

But, my most special project is Dark Label Music (est. 2018). I thought it would be cool to use my experience running music companies (that collectively earn $100k/mo) to launch a business mastermind / consulting practice that helps working music freelancers get “unstuck” in their business and reach new career milestones.

The big picture.

If there are more examples of independent success then we can crush the typically cynical view of this industry while creating new work for the future generation of music creators.

My favorite part of this job is seeing our alumni take care of themselves, their families, and provide opportunities to others (that then go on to do the same).

It’s a beautiful chain reaction.