Meet The Bees: A Moment With ‘The Great Gats-bee’, Dan

In 2021, the Beehive PR team has expanded to meet the needs of our flourishing roster of clients! It’s been an exciting time of development for our music publicity agency. With a new year up ahead, we couldn’t be more stoked to have such a strong team of passionate new music publicists and specialists on deck to propel us into 2022!

Meet Dan Seymour – hailing from Brisbane, Dan brings a coupla different perspectives to The Hive. He not only plays with two killer bands (Columbus and Waxflower), but also works in the venue booking space as well. Coming on board as a publicist with Beehive PR, Dan has been working campaigns for the likes of Supathick, South Summit and Hollow Coves.

Find out a bit more about our ‘The Great Gats-bee’ below!

Tell us a bit about yourself – where did your love for music begin?

My love for music stems waaaay back to when I was 10 years old and got the PS2 game Singstar Party. My sister and I played that game to death – it had all the hits; Maroon 5, Pink, Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper and Destiny’s Child! 

From there it was a deep dive into all the music I could get my hands in.

Are there any artists who you’ve been really into recently – hit us with your recommendations!

Ahh – so many! 

In Australia, I’ve been loving the new record from Loser (All The Rage), as well as new tracks from Between You and Me, Towns, Melaleuca and Pinkish Blu.

International releases that have got me excited recently include the new Turnstile EP (Turnstile Love Connection) and songs from Snail Mail (Valentine), Bearings (Get The Need), Better Off (No Drama) & The Maine (Sticky). 

Was there any one particular moment where you realised you wanted to make a career in the music industry?

I’m not sure if it was one particular moment, but I always think back to my teenage excitement (and honestly, my excitement as an adult, haha) about anything music related. I’ve always wanted to be able to play a part in sharing that with the world!

Along with joining Beehive PR as a publicist, you’re also a musician with Brisbane group Columbus. This would give you two different perspectives, for sure! How have you found your dive into music PR so far?

It’s been great being on the other side! I’ve really enjoyed it – everyone at Beehive is so wonderful and the media isn’t a big scary giant, just normal people sitting at a desk sipping a coffee, haha. 

I hope that I can bring my experience as an artist to the team and provide a unique perspective on the campaigns that we’re working on now & into the future!

Music publicity can be a bit overwhelming for those who may not know too much about how it all works – what we’ve loved is seeing your enthusiasm and all-in approach.

Has there been anything so far you can tell us about dealing with media outlets or working with artists that has stuck out as being interesting/or unexpected?

It’s been so lovely to see how many media outlets & programmers will take the time to listen to a song and provide honest feedback. I’m sure they’re inundated with pitches – so it’s really heartwarming to get a response and know that they’ve taken the time to listen. Always appreciated!

And finally: you’re stuck at the end of the world with only ONE album to see it all out with. What are you taking down with you and why?

Ohh, tough one! I’d have to go with Say Anything’s ‘Is A Real Boy’. Nothing like a dramatised emo-rock opera to make me feel a little better about the end of the world!