New York, NY
Dan Beck wants everyone — with and without a hearing loss — to hear the music. This celebrated Trustee of the Music Performance Trust Fund oversees the distribution of grants that pay professional musicians to perform free in schools, senior centers, hospitals and parks across North America. During his 45-year career in the music industry, Dan pioneered closed captioning to music videos, working with artists including Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Pearl Jam and more. When he stepped down as President of Richard Branson’s V2 Record label, he committed to raising awareness of hearing conservation. As a Board member of Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (H.E.A.R.), Dan promotes hearing awareness to musicians and fans alike.