Daniel Glass is the Founder and CEO of Glassnote Entertainment Group, home to Glassnote Records.
He launched the company in 2007.
Daniel Glass: Career beginnings and label success
Daniel Glass started his music career while a pre-med student at Brooklyn College, as a DJ at the college radio station WBCR. He then became a DJ at renowned club Regine’s.
Glass moved through the ranks at Chrysalis Records in the 1980s under Chris Wright and Terry Ellis, helping break acts like Sinead O’Connor, Billy Idol and Spandau Ballet in the process.
He then joined SBK/EMI, first as Senior Vice President of Promotion and, eventually, CEO of EMI’s US-based operation.
By the mid-1990s, Glass was headhunted by none other than Doug Morris to run Rising Tide Records – a new label which would later become Universal Records. In 1999, Glass joined Artemis Records as Executive Vice President, becoming President after a few months.
Daniel Glass: Founding Glassnote
Daniel Glass founded Glassnote Entertainment Group in 2007,
Glassnote’s roster includes Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, Childish Gambino, The Temper Trap, Two Door Cinema Club, GIVERS, CHVRCHES and Half Moon Run.
In 2013, Glass was named as MUSExpo’s ‘International Music Person of the Year’ and SESAC honoured him as the 2013 ‘Music Visionary of the Year.’ Glass won MUSExpo’s International A&R Executive of the Year in April 2014.
In December, 2015, Glass was named a Chevalier De L’Ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture.
Speaking to MBW in 2015, Glass said: “Glassnote is family, and that’s not a contrived thing. I wouldn’t sign an artist we wouldn’t have over to our house for lunch or dinner. I don’t need the record that badly, we don’t need the money that badly.pMusic Business Worldwide