Dan Rowe is the Chief Executive Officer and a Managing Director of Sword Rowe. He serves as a strategic and financial advisor to a number of the firm’s music, and entertainment clients, including Atlas Music Publishing, PledgeMusic, and MixCloud. Additionally, Dan oversees all of the firm’s principal investing activities through Sword Rowe Capital.
Dan’s career in the music industry spans a series of creative and operating roles prior to Sword Rowe. Most recently, Dan worked in the finance department at TVT Records and TVT Music Publishing, at the time one of the largest independent record labels. Earlier in his career, Dan worked in music management serving artists such as Kool & The Gang and George Clinton. In addition, Dan founded three entertainment businesses including Sonibyte, a web-based podcasting technology company, and artist-friendly record label Wondermore Records. As Founder and CEO of Sonibyte, Dan was responsible for acquiring and managing large media clients such as Time Inc. and Conde Nast. Dan was also a founding partner of Atlas Music Publishing.
In a parallel second career, Dan has been an active musician and record producer. He has an extensive resume as a songwriter, performer, producer, and audio engineer, with a discography that includes albums on Sony, BMG, and Windham Hill. For the past fourteen years, Dan has collaborated with his wife, Americana singer/songwriter Charlotte Kendrick. Charlotte and Dan have produced four albums, played over 400 shows together, and currently perform as Americana duo Goodbye Blue. Dan is a member of the Recording Academy and the Americana Music Association.
Dan received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. While at Tuck, he founded and chaired the Tuck Media & Entertainment Symposium, a content-focused media conference focused on uniting the artistic and business communities within Dartmouth. He also spent a semester studying French and international business at the HEC School of Management in Paris. Dan holds two Bachelor’s degrees from Ithaca College: a B.M. in Music Composition and a B.A. in Math-Economics. He currently resides in Princeton, NJ with Charlotte and their three children.