InterContinental Music Awards music judge, dan kimpel, portrait

Dan Kimpel

InterContinental Music Awards Judge

One of the American media’s foremost authorities

Author, educator and music journalist Dan Kimpel, Song Biz editor of Music Connection magazine, contributes feature stories and interviews to a variety of media including magazines, websites, television shows and documentary films. Airline passengers might recognize his inimitable voice from inflight audio programming on United Airlines and Delta Airlines worldwide. 

Among his most memorable interviews Dan notes cultural icons Dr. Maya Angelou, Leonard Cohen, Quincy Jones, Peter Asher and Clint Eastwood; marquee singer-songwriters Randy Newman, Jackson Browne, Jason Mraz and Brian Wilson; pop artists Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Maroon 5; country hit makers Keith Urban, Leanne Womack and Lady Antebellum; rockers Ringo Starr, Steve Vai, John Mayer, Green Day, Maroon 5 and Metallica; film composers Lalo Schifrin, John Powell, John Debney and Alan Silvestri, and soul greats Bill Withers, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys and Ty Dolla $ign

The author of six-best selling books about the music industry, over a five-year period, Dan conducted weeklong master classes on networking and personal presentation skills at Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) in the UK. Stateside, he lectures at colleges, universities and conferences across the U.S., Canada and Japan. For twelve years, he was a multiple award-winning member of the Musician’s Institute faculty in Hollywood, CA and Chairman of the Musicians Foundation Board.  

Dan is currently the host of the music industry podcast Storyophonic.