Daniel "A1" Hayes
Detroit native Daniel “A1” Hayes is the founder of A1 Promotions, an Atlanta-based marketing and radio promotions company that counts notable hip-hop figures The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, Drake, Nicki Minaj, DaBaby, Young Thug, Meek Mill and Jay –Z as clients. As a result of his professionalism, leadership abilities and tireless work ethic, Hayes has earned numerous accolades including multi-platinum and platinum plaques, as well as a feature in Forbes magazine.
Hayes, a United States Air Force veteran and Full Sail University Music Business graduate, began working in the music industry as an intern at Setting The Pace Promotions where he learned the fundamentals of radio promotions, relationship building and account management. It was then that Daniel established a great rapport and worked closely with his mentor, music industry vet Lester Pace (Currently SVP of Promotions at Roc Nation).
After completing a pair of high-profile internships with Warner Bros. and Atlantic Records, Hayes secured a permanent position with Pace as his executive assistant and right-hand man, where he sharpened his skills and worked with Interscope recording artists. While assisting Pace, Hayes was introduced to artist management veteran Kenneth Crear (Ciara, Backstreet Boys, Justin Timberlake, Dru Hill, Janet Jackson, Mary Mary, Mindless Behavior) whom he worked...Read More