Daniel Nigro is a producer and songwriter from Long Island, NY. Thanks to an early introduction to music by his mother and the classic NY radio station K-Rock, Daniel formed the indie cult band As Tall As Lions in 2001, as lead singer and guitarist. Years of touring and three albums later, Dan left the band in 2011 and moved to Los Angeles to write jingles for commercials while pursuing a career as a full time songwriter. It was around that time that he met Ariel Reichstaid through elementary school friend and fellow producer, Justin Raisen.
Dan soon found himself on the roster of Ariel's Heavy Duty Music where his songwriting talents landed him in the room with artists like Sky Ferreira, Lewis Capaldi, Caroline Polachek and Carly Rae Jepsen. Realizing that his true passion lay in executing a song's full sonic vision from start to finish, and not simply just being part of the songwriting process, Dan decided to shift focus and hone his production craft. In 2018 Dan began working with then-new artist Conan Gray. The two sparked an immediate creative connection, and Dan found the opportunity to integrate the songwriting and production process together with an artist to be incredibly fulfilling. Dan produced Conan's first EP Sunset Season, and debut album Kid Krow.
During this time, Daniel became a member of the Sony Music Publishing family, signing with Jennifer Knoepfle and Nick Bral. With a great new team and recognition for his current projects, Dan was led serendipitously to another new artist, Olivia Rodrigo. Daniel and Olivia struck up a similar creative collaboration, resulting in the breakout album of 2021, "Sour". The album has produced two #1 radio hits with "drivers license" and "good 4 u", while also making Rodrigo the first artist in history to debut their first two singles inside the top 10 of the Hot 100. The album also broke the global Spotify record for the biggest opening week for an album by a female artist.
Currently, Dan continues to work alongside artists he admires and has forged strong creative relationships with. He has learned to seek collaborators based on instinct and authenticity, looking to well-established artists and completely new voices alike.