Nov. 26, 2020

Dan Beck: From Michael Jackson to Cyndi Lauper to Muhammad Ali

Dan Beck: From Michael Jackson to Cyndi Lauper to Muhammad Ali

Ep. 17

Music industry legend, Dan Beck, is back to share his legendary insight with Benny, Siobhán and Cory. In this episode we hear about Dan’s work with Michael Jackson, his contributions to a legendary Cyndi Lauper music video and a chance encounter with the one and only Muhammad Ali. Dan also drops priceless marketing knowledge and inspiration, so don’t miss out!

Dan Beck is a writer, a producer, a marketer, a manager, a mentor, and an investor in a long line of trusted relationships.

He dedicated 20 years in building and supporting the images for dozens upon dozens of artists on the roster at Epic Records, as head of publicity, as a product manager and SVP of Marketing and Sales. As President, he founded V2 Records in North America for Virgin entrepreneur and self-made brand Richard Branson. In 2002, he launched his own boutique entertainment marketing company, Big Honcho Media, LLC, a pioneer in social media marketing and promotion.

Dan started the first major label publicity department in country music. He was creatively at the forefront of music video production in the ‘80s, and his licensing strategy in the ‘90s launched Moby, forever changing the industry’s strategic model.

He has spearheaded marketing strategies for The Clash, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, Sade, Luther Vandross, Pearl Jam, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Charlie Daniels Band, Tammy Wynette, Charlie Rich, Cheap Trick, Ted Nugent, and Boston, among many others.

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Benny Goodman - Instagram: @thebennygoodman / @the_neurotic_guitarist

Siobhán Cronin - Instagram: @siobhan_violin

Cory Paza - Instagram: @corypaza


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