New Music Video Producer
Artist, musician, and founder of score follower, Dan Tramte (b. 1985) produces new music videos for web consumption. 1,300+ composers send him approximately 1,700 music compositions annually to be included in a public archive of score videos viewed millions of times (~100k/mo), and receiving around ten million impressions per year. Across his accounts, including the score follower TikTok, his music videos receive upwards of 1.5M views per month, despite its impossibly niche appeal. “One of the most valuable new music resources on the net, indeed anywhere,” according to musicologist Tim Rutherford-Johnson, Tramte’s score follower project has expanded into a suite of web applications funded by individual and institutional subscribers, including Stanford University, Harvard University, and the University of California, San Diego.
Likewise, Tramte’s own music is made for internet audiences. It’s meme-like. It’s like scrolling through a social media feed. It’s game-like, like Just Dance! and Guitar Hero. He likes to "webify" contemporary music otherwise meant for stuffy concert halls through his video production. He deeply understands new music's place on the web, and how to leverage it to promote his peers. In fact, he made an experimental music concert hashtag trend on vine.co. This NEVER happens. Not in this field.
Tramte currently teaches Music Technology at SUNY Geneseo, having previously taught courses such as creative coding, web-audio programming, game music, physics of sound, and music composition at universities including Virginia Tech, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Harvard University. He earned his PhD in computer music media from the University of North Texas.