Learning the Secrets of the Music Industry
Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes will be hosting singer/song writer, Dan Shafer November 21, 2010 at its new time 7 pm eastern as he talks about his amazing career, the changes in the music industry and his new project “Rock and Load.”
Dan became lead vocalist for the group Mercenary on Portrait Records. Here he worked with Rusty Daddio of Ronnie James Dio and Richie Blackmore. Dan’s experience as a premier vocalist continued throughout the 1980s with stints as lead vocalist for the group Orphan on Polygram Records and singer/songwriter with the group Face the Music, working with Jerry Love at Paramount/Famous Music. Dan’s vocal talents soon began to be sought out for commercial work and in the early 1990s Dan’s list of successful commercial work began. This list includes Seagram Wine Cooler for HB&B, working with producer Cheryl Smith, Transformers (Robots in Disguise), Space Marines from Aliens III, and hundreds of television/radio commercials including Revlon, Pizza Hut, Tetley Tea, AT&T, Matchbox, and BC Powder. During this time Dan also started producing vocals, arranging and executing background vocals for a variety of producers and artists, also doing voice-over work for SEM&M in New York City.
In 1996 Dan’s career expanded. After relocating to Nashville, Tennessee he started producing, arranging and executing solo vocals including background vocals for Chuck Howard, Byron Gallimore, Stuart Harris, and John Berry. His roots as a vocalist still continued working with Bucket Colwell of Bad Company, singing with the group Public Witness and on a host of jingles for Coors Lite, BC Powder in Nashville, Chicago and New York City.
In 1998, Dan started a production/development company with the goal of helping artists and/or producers not only with tracks, but focusing on Vocal Production . Dan produced, arranged and wrote seven songs on the Salt record *Satisfied“. The single “Get Back” went to 13 R&R charts Dec 2001, and the single “Satisfied” went to 20.
Currently Dan is writing with, and has written with, Kim Trible, Bill Cuomo (“Oh Sherrie” for Steve Perry), Beeb Birtles (Little River Band), Rachel Williams, Brian Williams, Bill & Will Champlin (Sons Of Champlin, the group Chicago), Joie Scott, Hilary Williams, Gary Hannan, Hollie Jett, Fidel Fernandez, J.R. Brown, Michael Tait (DC Talk), Brett Cartwright (Foghat), Jane Bach, Andrea Pearson, Elishia Hoffman, Memarie, Bonnie Swayze, Minnie Murphy, Trini Triggs, Lance Miller, Tommy Barns, Tony Stampley, Lisa Shaffer, Trenna Barnes, Stacy Widelitz (“She’s Like The Wind” for Dirty Dancing), Ashley Bowers, etc… The Journey Continues!!!
Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on November 21 at 7:00 pm eastern to learn more about the music industry from Dan Shafer. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to participate. The phone number is (347) 324-3745. The interactive chat room is available on the show’s page.
You can still listen to the show in the archives by going to the show page.