New Music Video Producer
Artist, musician, and founder of score follower, Dan Tramte (b. 1985) produces new music videos for web consumption. 1,400+ composers send him 1,700+ music compositions annually to be included in the public archive he founded. Across his accounts, including the score follower TikTok, his music videos receive upwards of 3M views per month, despite its 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 for 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 Entrepreneurship at SUNY Geneseo and Video Game Criticism at Rochester Institute of Technology, having previously taught courses such as creative coding, web-audio programming, game music, physics of sound, and music composition at universities including Virginia Tech, and Harvard University. He earned his PhD in computer music media from the University of North Texas.