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Daniel Platzman
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Imagine Dragons

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Composer Daniel Platzman, a native of Atlanta, has played trumpet in a concert band, violin in a pit band, viola in an orchestra, guitar/vocals in a rock band, and bass in a Manhattan club. In 2006, he participated in the prestigious Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program at the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. He is currently drumming for the band Imagine Dragons.

He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Film Scoring from the Berklee College of Music, where he studied with Hal Crook, Sheldon Mirowitz and Ian Froman (among others), played in the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra (led by Greg Hopkins), the Urban Outreach Jazz Orchestra (led by Lin Biviano) and the Berklee Rainbow Big Band (led by Phil Wilson), and received the Vic Firth Award for Outstanding Musicianship as well as the Michael Rendish Award in Film Scoring.

With Imagine Dragons, their debut album, Night Visions, is currently certified at Platinum in the United States, Austria, Canada, Portugal, and Sweden, having sold over 1.5 million copies in the U.S. alone. Three singles from the album have charted in the top 15 on the Billboard Hot 100: "It's Time" (over 2 million sold), "Radioactive" (over 6 million sold), and "Demons" (over 1 million sold).

The band was nominated for three awards at the 2013 American Music Awards and won the award for Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock. They are also nominated in two categories at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards- Record of the Year and Best Rock Performance, both for "Radioactive".


-Imagine Dragons- Night Visions (2012- Interscope/KIDinaKORNER)
-Daniel Platzman Quintet- Pun and Games Vol. 1 (2012)

Film scoring credits include:

-Pierre the Pickpocket
-Cherrylocks and the Three Mexicans
-Eagles are Turning People Into Horses (Slamdance, SXSW)
-Golden Minutes (Atlanta Film Festival)

Dave Grohl, John Bohnam, Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, Bill Bruford, Stewart Copland