Mondo.NYC Speaker

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Daniel Rowland

Daniel Rowland

Head of Strategy and Partnerships, LANDR

Daniel Rowland is an LA-based audio engineer/producer, educator, visual artist, and tech executive. He holds both a B.S and M.F.A. in Music Technology and is currently Head of Strategy and Partnerships at Montreal’s LANDR Audio and longtime professor at MTSU in Nashville.

Daniel has been part of numerous international tours; produced the music for an Oscar-winning Pixar film; and mastered multiplatinum/Grammy-nominated albums, while working on projects as varied as Nine Inch Nails, Seal, Meek Mill, Bhad Bhabie, Philip Glass, David Foster, Gayle, Gucci Mane, Gwen Stefani, and The Sandbox (metaverse/gaming), along with dozens of Disney properties such as Star Wars and Marvel.

Longtime collaborator with iconic musician Adrian Belew (David Bowie, King Crimson, Talking Heads, Frank Zappa), Daniel originally branched into tech with the development of Belew's interactive, ever-evolving audiovisual album Flux, and companion iOS FX processing app.

Approached by LANDR while speaking at SXSW in 2014, Daniel has now helped to grow LANDR to nearly 4.5 million users, working to refine their AI mastering engine and develop numerous virtual instruments, plugins, and other products, while crafting acquisition and partnership deals with a wide range of startups and iconic brands/artists.

His current focus is on immersive audio, recently opening Immersive Mixers with renowned film trailer mixer Matt Guiler (Spiderman: No Way Home, Jumanji, Uncharted), as well as on Web3 and AI for helping new creators enter the music industry and better monetize their work.

Daniel has spoken on the present and future of music technology at conferences such as SXSW, Mondo.NYC, A3E, NOLA Music Tech, NAMM, A3C and the ASCAP Expo, as well as in Billboard, and is a voting member of the Recording Academy.

Future of Music Creation & Production: Immersive Audio: It’s Everywhere!

10/12/22, 9:00 PM

Stereo’s reign as the audio dominant format could be on shaky ground. With the proliferation of immersive creator tools and improvements in consumer technology, formats like Dolby Atmos and Sony 360RA are taking off. Hear from the immersive experts.

Future of Music Creation & Production: Intelligent Creator Tools: Friend or Foe?

10/12/22, 7:00 PM

AI powered tools are inspiring a whole new generation of creators, lowering both financial and knowledge barriers to music making. For that same reason these tools are also controversial, as they disrupt the traditional process of creation and collaboration, along with raising potential IP concerns. Hear from companies building the future of intelligent creator tools.

Future of Music Creation & Production: The Reinvention of Remote Collaboration

10/12/22, 6:00 PM

The tumultuous events of the Pandemic era have necessitated a re-evaluation of real-time and asynchronous collaboration solutions. Songwriting and music production present a unique challenge here, both technically and with regard to UX. Get the latest from leaders on the cutting edge of collab.

The Future of Music Production: The Producers Panel

10/13/21, 10:00 PM

Noted producers from multiple genres discuss the state of the art.

The Future of Music Production: NFTs & Music Creation

10/13/21, 8:00 PM

Are NFT’s just a fad with no long-term impact? Beyond the hype, learn about the practical future of digital scarcity and collectibles in the music industry, from artists and developers building it.

The Future of Music Production: The Impact of AI

10/13/21, 7:00 PM

New technologies have always impacted the creative process, but perhaps never to the extent that AI-powered tools have the capacity to. Will they empower the masses to create music? Serve as an assistant and collaborator to professionals? Or possibly replace the humans they are designed to help?

The Producers Panel

10/14/20, 9:00 PM

A conversation with top music producers about their experiences working on and releasing music during COVID. We’ll discuss the creative process in isolation, new tech collaborative channels and techniques, sharing of stories, experiences, production inspirations and more. Join the discussion with an incredible group of producers.