Dan BeckTrustee The Recording Industry’s Music Performance Trust Fund
Dan Beck is a 20-year veteran of building and supporting the images of artists on the
roster at Epic Records; as head of publicity, as a product manager, and SVP of Marketing
and Sales. He launched V2 Records, as President of North America, for Virgin
entrepreneur and self-made brand Richard Branson. He later launched his own
boutique entertainment marketing company Big Honcho Media, LLC, a pioneer in social
media relational tactics.
Beck started the first major publicity department in country music. He was creatively at
the forefront of music video production, and his licensing strategy launched Moby,
forever changing the industry’s strategic model.
He has spearheaded marketing and media 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.
His hearing conservation film Listen Smart won the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle
Award and was featured at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He’s written songs with Hall
of Famers Dion DiMucci and Felix Cavaliere. He Executive Produced Broke*, Will
Gray’s award-winning documentary on the sustainability issues facing independent artists
in today’s environment.