Hip Hop, Instrumental, RnB
Baton Rouge, LA
Dan Blouin (born April 18, 1980), professionally known as Dan Simmons, is an American record producer, and song writer. He is also the founder of DanSimmons Productions™, a production/management company founded in 2017 and named in honor of his father Dan J. Simmons.
Dan Simmons is a unique music producer with a great ear for good music. Throughout the years Dan has made a name for himself producing records, managing local Baton Rouge music artist, and as Consultant / Marketing Director for a few Baton Rouge start-up labels. He has dedicated himself to produce the best quality of music to share with the world.
“Because we are unreasonably ambitious, we believe that great ideas are a decisive advantage. A great idea can help you reach the unreachable. A great idea can help you achieve the impossible. DanSimmons Productions™ welcome the impossible idea.” Dan Simmons
“Can You Believe” was the first single from Dan Simmons & The MileStone Family, digitally released in 2016. With “Can You Believe”, fans uncover a staggering collection of messages that incorporates various samples and allusions to African-American culture, including civil rights exhortations, and a response to violence in the African American communities, and foreign lands.
In 2016, Dan discovered an aspiring hip hop artist, “Lawd Feva”, who made his debut on the song “Can You Believe”. On November 11, 2017, DanSimmons Productions™ released “Lawd Feva” debut solo “Road To Riches” The song was produced Dan Simmons.
Dan Blouin was born in New Roads, LA . He lived in Baton Rouge, LA with his mother from age two to nine, who encouraged him to read and write before he started head start. Dan was introduced to hip hop music at the age of 7 after watching LL Cool J “I’m Bad” video from his “Bigger and Deffer” album, and by 10, he was writing his own raps. Dan endured many hardships in his adolescence. He relocated to Maringouin, LA in 1990, to live with his grandparents after witnessing the tragic shooting death of his mother on May 28, 1989. He spent two years in Maringouin, LA, where his grandfather worked as a part-time junk dealer, and landscaper before relocating back Baton Rouge.
Dan moved around a lot during his early teenage years. By the early mid 90’s, Dan had become heavily involved in “street life”. In 1997 a friend introduced him to Mike “Frost” Brooks who was establishing Can’t Stop Records. Frost taught him how to structure songs and make records.
Dan is currently working as executive producer on “Lawd Feva” debut project (TBA). He produces for many artists, most of his recent production is for a close group of frequent collaborative singers. Dan focuses on managing and producing projects for Hip Hop and R&B artist and Instrumental projects of his own.
2003 – 2015
During this time Dan worked behind the desk of several Baton Rouge music companies where his overall responsibilities included:
Research market competitors and industry trends to identify potential new products and services.
Accountable for Music and Marketing Division including overall customer satisfaction.
Create new revenue streams through website development.
Generate new business through online marketing.
Supervise various administrative activities. These responsibilities include planning and monitoring budgets, examining studio bills, preparing studio reports, collecting information for label copy and packaging, monitoring and reporting on contractual options, copyrighting works for a single or album and obtaining mechanical licenses. Oversee the entire music operations division (marketing/sales Dept., A&R Dept., Artist Relations Dept., Publicity Dept., Creative Services Dept.)
Create an exciting interactive experience that will improve clients online/offline marketing.
Can You Believe 2016 Non-Album Single
Metanoia 2017 Instrumental
Road To Riches 2017 Non-Album Single
Rap Messiah 2017 Non-Album Single
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“Road To Riches” is a song by American hip hop recording artist Feva. It was released on November 11, 2017, for digital download by DanSimmons Productions™.