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Daniel Platzman is known as an American musician, songwriter, and composer. He is most famous for being the drummer of the rock band, Imagine Dragons.

Background and Age

Daniel James Platzman was born on September 28, 1986 in Atlanta, GA. He went to Berklee College of Music where he earned a degree in film scoring where he studied with Hal Crook, Sheldon Mirowitz and Ian Froman. While at Berklee, Platzman played in the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, the Urban Outreach Jazz Orchestra and the Berklee Rainbow Big Band. He got the Vic Firth Award for Outstanding Musicianship and the Michael Rendish Award in Film Scoring. He likewise played in a guitar performance troupe with future Imagine Dragons bandmates Wayne Sermon and Ben McKee.


Platzman has not revealed any information about his private and personal relationships.

Career and Net Worth

Composer Daniel Platzman, a local of Atlanta, has played trumpet in a show band, violin in a pit band, viola in a symphony, guitar/vocals in a musical crew, and bass in a Manhattan club. In 2006, he participated in the esteemed Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program at the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. He the current drummer for the Las Vegas-based musical pop band Imagine Dragons, with whom he shared the 2014 Grammy award for Best Rock Performance.

Consequent to releasing their 2012 full-length debut Night Visions, including the Grammy Award-winning single "Radioactive", Imagine Dragons experienced around two years bringing their eagerly inventive brand of alt-rock to fields the world over. To deal with the confusion of a touring plan that included 130 feature dates and 50 festivals over the globe, the Las Vegas-based quartet gave themselves time totally to making material for their next assortment.

With Smoke + Mirrors, Imagine Dragons used the imperativeness of life, infusing their music with both rough weight and outrageous self reflection and protection. As on Night Visions, which prompted Imagine Dragons to heap on more than 3.9 million assortment deals and 24 million track deals far and wide, the band worked with unequivocally made whips and scores to dream rhythm driven energizing music that is artful yet intuitive.

Platzman, who studied film scoring at the Berklee School of Music, created the first score for the 2014 season of Africa Investigates, the honor winning analytical documentary series on Al Jazeera English produced by Insight TWI. Africa Investigates is the first globally broadcast documentary series fronted solely by African investigative journalists. Platzman additionally contributed music to the film Best F(r)iends.

In November 2019, at the 2019 American Music Awards, Imagine Dragons was nominated for the Favorite Artist in the Alternative Rock Category Award but lost to Billie Eilish.

Date modified: Jun 21, 2020
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