Welcome to Daring To, a podcast that finds out how CEOs and entrepreneurs navigate today’s business world – the conventions they’re breaking, the challenges they’ve faced and the decisions that they’ve made, and lastly, just what makes them different.
A sound-driven A&R platform, Andrson is a brand new A.I.-powered tool which connects emerging artists to the right industry professionals, helping them to become discovered.
Zach Miller-Frankel is Co-Founder and CEO of Andrson. A manager himself, he and partner Neil Dunne built Andrson to solve their own A&R challenges. He is also the founder & co-director of ThinkTank Music Management, a boutique firm based in New York City and Dublin.
For his artists, Zach has secured multi-million dollar contracts, global tours, mainstage festival performances, and talent agency representation. He has nearly a decade of experience in the music industry and artist management, and has worked with artists such as Philip Glass, The National, and The Antlers.
A frequent conference speaker, his dynamic keynotes on innovative methods for Digital A&R and the use of AI and Machine Learning in Music Tech, have been heard by audiences around the world. He sits on the Young Leadership Board of a cancer research fund, from which he received the “Founder’s Award” for the production of their inaugural music festival.
He holds an MBA from Trinity College Dublin and undergraduate degrees in Opera Performance & French.
Neil Dunne is the Co-Founder and COO of Andrson. At age 25 he has already been named in the 30 Under 30 list for both the Sunday Business Post and The Sunday Independent in 2020.
In 2019, Neil was awarded a spot as one of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs and has represented Andrson in print, broadcast, and digital media. Neil is also the co-director of ThinkTank Music Management, a boutique firm based in New York City and Dublin.
Alongside founder Zach, they have now grown their Irish roster to 7 artists, for whom Neil has secured agency representation, sync deals, and international touring opportunities. He studied engineering at Trinity College Dublin and also holds an undergraduate degree in Marketing from IADT.
A musician himself, Neil grew up in the south of Ireland singing and performing with orchestras, bands and singing groups. He has featured in podcasts and hosted panels on the application of AI in music and on the broader A&R landscape.