Danny Wimmer Nominated For IEBA “Festival Buyer Of The Year”
Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents–a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America–has been nominated by the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) for “Festival Buyer Of The Year.”
Member voting is underway now through September 14 and awards will be presented at the Honors & Awards Ceremony on October 11, 2016 in the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville. For more details, visit https://www.ieba.org/2016-ieba-industry-award-nominees-announced/.
In addition, Danny Wimmer Presents was recently named one of “America’s Fastest Growing Companies” in the Inc. 5000. Overall, DWP was ranked #266 on the list, placing them in the top 6% of this elite group of the 5000 fastest growing privately held U.S. companies.
The Inc. 5000 “are the superheroes of the U.S. economy.” This list recognizes a wide range of businesses that “exercise the body and the mind, push the boundaries of virtual reality and 3-D printing, and delight fans with rock concerts and superheroes.”
Inc. invites readers to “Thrill to these companies’ amazing exploits–and learn a thing or two about the hard, real work” (www.inc.com/profile/danny-wimmer-presents).
Inc. 5000 also placed DWP at #15 on the list of Top Consumer Products & Services Companies and at #21 on the Top Los Angeles Companies list, with 3-Year Growth reported at 1,496% under CEO Danny Hayes’ stewardship.
Hayes has been a business advisor and attorney for Danny Wimmer since DWP’s inception in 2011. A preeminent entertainment attorney and founding partner of consumer rewards website Swagbucks and its parent company, Prodege, Hayes oversees day-to-day operations and drives DWP’s business development and accelerated growth initiatives. During his career, Hayes has represented iconic artists including Tool, Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson, Paramore, Staind, Corey Taylor and Yanni. His considerable experience with members of the music industry, as well as his entrepreneurial success with Prodege and Swagbucks, gives him a unique understanding of the full spectrum of DWP’s industry.
DWP’s 2016 festival roster includes Rock On The Range, Louder Than Life, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Houston Open Air, Chicago Open Air, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy Aftershock, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, and Northern Invasion.
About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1993, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. With 580,000 fans attending all DWP festivals in 2015, and 10 billion media impressions, DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Louder Than Life, and Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, among others.