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Who is Daniel Glass?

September 23, 2011

Daniel Glass is the keynote speaker at GRAMMY GPS. We wanted to tell you a little about Daniel Glass so you know why he’s worth going to hear.This year the event will be held in conjunction with The Music Foundation’s Plug In Expo. (If you attend Plug In, you can get a discounted registration for GPS. For more info on Plug In see below.)

Daniel Glass Bio-

Glassnote Entertainment Group is a full service independent music company founded by Daniel Glass, one of the most accomplished and respected people in the music industry. Beginning his career as a R&B/dance DJ while at Brooklyn College, Glass learned the music business by osmosis.  Not long thereafter, he began working at SAM records as VP before moving to Chrysalis Records as Director of New Music Marketing, and later, Senior VP.  He later served as President/CEO of EMI Record Group (North America) and President of Universal Records and Artemis Records before eventually founding Glassnote in 2007.

His devotion to music and the artists that create this magic is what drove him to create Glassnote. Through Glassnote, Mr. Glass has created the next-generation music company. It can be looked at as a rebirth of the great independent record companies –Chrysalis, Motown, Atlantic and Island — but built for the ever-changing marketplace.  Glassnote understands that today’s musicians have grown increasingly savvy about the current music business. Artists are aware that it is no longer necessary to subscribe to the traditional music business model that takes away control and ownership of their own career.

When building Glassnote, Daniel Glass constructed his team using the same philosophies that he used to find musical talent. Each member of the Glassnote Team has a passion for music, an understanding of the evolving industry, and the work ethic to grow the label and its artists. Those involved in all aspects of touring, recording, internet promotion, new media marketing and promotion are considered partners as everyone works together to strategize and develop an artist’s career.

The current artist roster of Glassnote is a diverse group of creators, whose success is largely due to the creative freedom that they enjoy  as well as the expertise that Daniel Glass brings.  That roster includes international phenoms Phoenix (Grammy winners) and Mumford & Sons (Grammy nominated) as well as rising acts like Two Door Cinema Club and Childish Gambino.


 What is Plug In?
Plug In Memphis Expo is a free business expo of companies that service  musicians and the music industry. It will feature  booths representing all types of industry-related businesses from merchandisers, entertainment lawyers, promoters and publicists to recording studios, engineers and retailers. Confirmed businesses include Beale Street Caravan, Ardent Studios, BMI Music, Eskridge and Eskridge Law Firm, Select-O-Hits and the Visible School. Plug In participants will have the opportunity to get 20 minute one-on-one consultations from seasoned professionals in the Red Bull Experts Lounge. Some of the Expert Lounge experts  include Yo Gotti manager Artemis “Peppa” Williams (management and artists development), Katherine Sage of Red Wax (licensing), Ardent Records’ Elizabeth Brown (publishing/performance rights organizations), songwriter Joe Leathers (business of songwriting), and Hot 107’s Mo Better (radio strategies). We will have two touring/booking consultants, Josh Bilue from Nashville’s Exit Inn & Birmingham’s Zydeco plus Chris King of Little Rock’s Sticky Fingers & Rev Room. To get a one-on-one consultation contact

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