|Jason Dauman (Founder) and (CEO)|
Dauman Music is an American entertainment company and record label headquartered in Los Angeles. It maintains a worldwide distribution contract with Sony-Red Distribution. The company was founded in 2007 by Jason Dauman who was originally a song placer and music publisher.
Jason Dauman was born in Manhattan and is a cousin to former Viacom CEO Phillipe Dauman. His father Sidney founded Dauman Displays, one of the world's leading point of purchase display companies, whose clients included Revlon, Gillette, Elizabeth Arden, Anheuser-Busch among many others.
Jason Dauman entered the entertainment industry as the host of the celebrity talk show "The Sound Factory." The show hosted artists Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, Raquel Welch, Joan Collins, Merv Griffin, Regis Philbin, George Hamilton, Kris Kristofferson, Marie Osmond, O. J. Simpson, Michael Eisner, Sissy Spacek, and Anthony Quinn among others. It was awarded top honors at the San Francisco International Video Festival. He continued his career in television by hosting the show "Hollywood Goes to the Party" which interviewed celebrities at prominent award shows.
As a song placer and music publisher, Dauman worked independently and later joined Universal Music Group. Dauman has represented, at one point or another, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Billy Steinberg, Garth Brooks, Glen Ballard, Tom Kelly, John Wesley Harding, Makeba Riddick, The Jackie Boyz, Damon Elliott, Maria McKee, Allan Rich, and Frank Wildhorn.
Early in his career, Dauman introduced his client Albert Hammond to Diane Warren resulting in a collaboration that lead to several hit singles including "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" by Starship and "Don't Turn Around" by Ace of Base along with other singles for Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Neil Diamond, Chicago, Joe Cocker, and Tina Turner among others. He later went on to place "I Don't Have the Heart" with James Ingram, and "I'll Stand by You" with The Pretenders. His placement of "Falling into You" by Billy Steinberg for Celine Dion became the titular track on her Grammy Award-winning album.
Dauman music was founded in 2007. It has had over 75 charting singles and has been a particularly strong force in the Dance Club Songs chart of Billboard. Some of the many popular songs associated with Dauman music include "Just Another Day" by Tiffany, "Lithium" by Athena, "Forever" by Ralphi Rosario featuring Frankie, "Oasis" by Kendra Erika, and "Let it Rain" by Amy Weber, as well as hits by Snoop Dogg, Tiffany, Taylor Dayne, Joanna Krupa, Frenchie Davis, Jeff Timmons and Frankie J.
Some of the remixers associated with Dauman Music are Dave Audé, DJ Escape, Tracy Young, Jason Nevins, Ralphie Rosario, The Wideboys, Bimbo Jones, Sick Individuals, Liam Keegan, Mixin Marc, Stonebridge, and Narada Michael Walden.
Dauman is heavily active in the company and enjoys being involved with all aspects of its operation including working with producers and remixers, video production, promotion, public relations and social media, and product placement and licensing.