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Over three decades into his multifaceted career as a record executive, music supervisor, music publisher, marketing and promotion expert and Founder and CEO of the thriving label Dauman Music, Jason Dauman is still breaking fresh ground, charting hits with legendary superstars while cultivating the careers of exciting emerging artists. 

Launching his career in the 80s as a “song plugger” both independently and on behalf of Universal Music Publishing, Dauman developed his keen instincts for perfectly matching top artists and songwriters. Over the years, his “A-list” clients included U2, Bruce Springsteen, Burt Bacharach, Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly, Garth Brooks, John Wesley Harding, Maria McKee, The Jackie Boyz, Makeba Riddick (Rihanna, Beyonce), Oscar-nominated songwriter Allan Rich and Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pumpernickel). 

Dauman’s first high-profile “match” was Diane Warren and Albert Hammond, a collaboration that created Starship’s Oscar-nominated #1 Billboard pop hit “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.” Other successes include Ace of Base’s #1 hit “Don’t Turn Around”; Barry Manilow’s recording of Garth Brooks’ “If Tomorrow Never Comes”; James Ingram’s #1 hit “I Don’t Have the Heart” by Allan Rich and Jud Friedman, at one time the longest running single in Billboard A/C chart history; and Billy Steinberg/Tom Kelly’s anthem “I’ll Stand By You,” a co-write with Chrissie Hynde that endures as one the The Pretenders’ biggest hit and has since been recorded by Rod Stewart, Shakira, Carrie Underwood, Shirley Bassey, Patti Labelle and the Glee cast, among others. Tunes penned by songwriters paired by Dauman have also been recorded by Aretha Franklin, Elton John and Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Chicago, and various others. 

Dauman has also Music supervised films for Warner Family entertainment and has been a music consultant for other Warner films and Universal Music publishing. 

Two years after founding Dauman Music in 2005, Dauman inked a worldwide distribution deal with Republic/Motown/Universal Music Group. The label has since been a mainstay on the Billboard Dance charts, with 100+ Billboard charting singles, 100+ Music Week pop chart hits, numerous Mediabase chart hits and many iTunes bestsellers. In addition to several dozen UK Music Week commercial Top 10, Dauman Music has scored Top 10s in France, Germany, Switzerland, and Holland, with licensing deals all over the world. Billboard magazine ranked Dauman music the #6 Dance Label of the Year in the Dance Club category, an honor rarely bestowed upon independent labels. 

The iconic artists who have released tracks on Dauman Music include Dionne Warwick, Snoop Dogg, Tyga, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, Shab and Fat Joe, Melissa Manchester, Jessica Sutta of The Pussycat Dolls, Hilary Roberts, Sean Kingston, Al Jarreau, Frankie J, Taylor Dayne and Kendra Erika, who recently released the single “Self-Love Symphony” with Olivia Newton John’s singer/songwriter daughter Chloe Lattanzi.

Dauman Music’s impact in the jazz and pop markets include partnering with L&L Music to lead a promotional campaign for jazz singer and Vegas headliner Clint Holmes’ 2017 album Rendezvous (which featured Jane Monheit, Ledisi, Dave Koz, Dee Dee Bridgewater and The Count Basie Orchestra) the album received two Grammy nominations. He also just received a glowing review in the New York Times for a single he released with Antonia Bennett, daughter of Tony Bennett. 

Jason Dauman continues to radiate sparks and energy within the music world.

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