“Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.”
— Jimi Hendrix
Daniel Anstandig started drumming when he was 2 years ago. Today, he’s an accomplished songwriter, producer, and performer with multiple projects and more than 1.5 million streams under his belt — but also a media and and technology CEO whose companies work with more than 2,000 of the biggest broadcast brands in the world. So why does he devote so much of his non-day job time to music?
It’s passion for music, sure, but also because of how he sees leadership and innovation tying in with musicianship. These articles sum it up nicely:
These articles sum it up nicely:
BMI: How Songwriting Makes You a Better Innovator
When Daniel’s not in CEO mode, he works with up-and-coming artists under the name Rhythm&Truth to bring their creative visions to life.
Daniel Anstandig, who’s been drumming since he was 2 years old, is an accomplished songwriter, producer, and performer. When he’s not in CEO mode, he works with up-and-coming artists, under the name Rhythm&Truth, to bring their creative visions to life.
Hear Daniel’s take on why the Rhythm&Truth project is important to him, and learn more about R&T:
The Rhythm&Truth debut album, Life Lessons, is about learning through music. Growing up with a Mom as a music therapist, I learned that music is a spiritual gift. It uplifts, heals, and brings people together. Music has taught me about leadership, love, friendship, collaboration, and joy.
Life Lessons is a collaborative work with some of the world’s best new/up-and-coming talent, sharing songs that inspire. It’s a mix of original and cover songs. None of the tracks are performed together in a studio, as the musicians are based around the world. We have contributors on the album from the USA, Canada, Netherlands, Ireland, and Argentina. We recorded our tracks separately in an orderly fashion that provides each musician the ability to add their unique fingerprint and build on the track in progress.
The entire project is intended to be stylistically diverse! It may be decades since we’ve had an album that covers this much musical ground. It’s intended to be personal and spread joy!
“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.”
— Ludwig van Beethoven