Red-headed athlete-turned-musician Dan Godlin spent his high school years in Boston juggling two personas: that of a rough and tumble football captain but also a sensitive and heartfelt songwriter. Despite being scouted by Ivy League coaches, Dan chose to follow music. After graduating from NYU in 2012, Godlin released his debut album, Loving On Empty, which earned a place on the Top 200 “Hot AC” radio charts and reached the #3 spot on iHeart Radio’s “New!” countdown. Dan was named Channel One’s Artist of the Month and was later nominated for Artist of the Year.
...a 26 year old dreamer who croons like Jason Mraz and embodies a magnetic, good-guy charm reminiscent of a male version of Taylor Swift…
In 2013, Godlin created a follow-up EP, In Between, co-writing and producing songs with Jim McGorman (Avril Lavigne, Cassadee Pope) and Robb Vallier (R. Kelly, Gin Blossoms). Taking his pop/rock cues from bands like Matchbox Twenty, the Goo Goo Dolls, and The Fray, Godlin hit the road in 2014 as a support act for artists such as Howie Day, Anna Nalick, Tyler Hilton, Ryan Cabrera, and Tony Lucca. Some notable performances along the way included opening for Matt Nathanson, Colbie Caillat and the Plain White T's at Live In The Vineyard and showcasing at Hollywood's 9th Annual MUSEXPO.
Godlin's songs have been featured on American Airlines' most popular radio station The Hit List (alongside Ed Sheeran, LMFAO, and Ariana Grande) and have aired multiple times on E!'s "Keeping Up with the Kardashians", MTV's "The Challenge", ABC Family's "The Vineyard", and the hit Canadian TV show "Degrassi". Dan's song "Hardly Wait" (co-written by Latch Key Kid) was featured in the trailer of Hong Kong's hottest new romantic comedy Women Who Flirt. His song "Where We Belong" was featured in the opening credits of the 2016 independent film The Suicide Note, and most recently, his electro-pop collaboration "Close Enough" was placed in 2017's indie film It Happened One Valentine's. Dan's biggest licensing accomplishment to date was landing his newest pop ballad "For Me, For Life" in the season finale of TNT's crime drama series Major Crimes. Now based in New York City, Godlin is riding the wave of his second full-length album release, AMBITION, which he has been promoting on tour with O-Town in 2016.