Since anyone can remember, Daniel has been part of the "business of music" and the making of it. His formative years were spent as an artist performing, producing and writing with various musical groups from New York City to Los Angeles. Within that time, he developed as a composer and producer, and discovered the love of capturing that "intangible spirit of music" through recording and making great records in the studio.
As an Artist, he is an insider to the "business of music" and modern media in a way that most industry professionals aren’t, and he brings that unique lens to the company. As a Producer, he enables artists, musicians and songwriters to achieve their greatest work. As a “Enthusiaser” he is always helping and inspiring clients to create and capture their best creative ideas and turn them into reality . As the Founder of SecondsAFTER Music & Media, he leads the charge to bring music and media back from this current age of “disposable-ness” and return them to a place of value within the hearts and minds of the people listening.
“This is where the real value is and this is where you will find the listeners and fans for a generation and lifetime.”
"It always starts with a real artist...with a real song."
Tony Bernardo - Creative A&R, Writer
In addition to being the lead singer and co-creator of The Great Wide Divide, Tony uses his creative talents to write and arrange music and craft screenplays for various SecondsAFTER Music clients and artists. Whether it's reinventing a classic song, building a new one from scratch, or polishing a script or screenplay, Tony infuses his writings with passion and unabashed emotion.
On the ground, Tony engages with potential clients and artists. He’s the first face you’re likely to see once you’re ready to take your creative ideas and vision to the next level with SecondsAFTER.
Director of Marketing Communications & Strategy
Representing SecondsAFTER Music & Media in the Big Apple, Jason's past experiences include spearheading initiatives as a marketing director, media manager, PR consultant, digital copywriter, content creator, and strategic planner, all while immersed within the media capital of the modern world.
Aside from serving as the bassist for The Great Wide Divide, Jason understands the importance of proper messaging in a deafening and distracting landscape. His credits can be seen in work for such international brands as BuzzFeed, The New York Rangers, Tasty, The Huffington Post, and Hasbro Toys in both print and digital media, as well as behind the scenes.
Sanjay Sharma - Head of Visual & Film Content
With over twenty years in film and television, Sanjay brings his film production and screenplay experience to SecondsAFTER Music. He first gained industry attention with his high-octane sci-fi script writing, then went on to produce several short films and eventually a feature film distributed by 20th Century Fox/Incendo. Additionally, he brings experience in film distribution, including the National Film Board of Canada.
In 2010, Sanjay set up production and post facilities in Montreal. Since then, he has associated himself with the Producer’s Guild of America’s and has been invited to develop a publishing venture with a world-class name brand. After successfully working together on SecondsAfterMusic’s initial productions, Sanjay officially joined the company in 2015.
Jonathan Bruns - Art Director
Over the last 20 years, Jonathan has been involved in all things creative. He brings a wealth of experience in design, fine art and illustration. Jonathan has been playing guitar since his youth and loves working with musicians to develop the look that matches the sound. Jonathan is currently a Partner at a design firm in Washington, DC.
Jonathan received a BA in Studio Art and Design from the University of Maryland, College Park. His work has been published in many design publications and has won a multitude of awards.
Ron Haney - Songwriter & Arranger
Ron Haney is an American songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and sound engineer. He has written and performed extensively with Alicia Keys, and worked closely with other such well known artists as Rihanna, Mariah Carey, and Jennifer Lopez.
His writing credits run long and deep. He’s had original music featured in multiple major motion pictures, as well as popular television shows. He brings tremendous experience in artist development to SecondsAFTER Music and offers the wisdom of a seasoned veteran in the music business.
Jim Lusardi - Creative Director
Jim is a professional photographer with more than 15 years’ experience with a specialty in nature, urban, music, portrait, and extreme sports photography. His inspiration comes from music, light, and ocean waves. Having attended concerts and shows since a kid, Jim decided early on to pick up a camera to document the energy and passion only seen at live performances. You will always find either a surfboard or camera in his hand. Jim's goal is to deliver the strength and beauty in those everyday moments. Behind each photo is a story. Let Jim and SecondsAFTER Music help you tell your story.
Tom Cottone - Session Talent
Tom Cottone is a New Jersey based drummer and instructor. His versatility makes him one of the most in demand drummers in the NY/NJ and Philadelphia areas. He has toured the US and Europe and has played and/or recorded with Randy Brecker, Mark Egan, Roy Hargrove, Dionne Warwick, Bobby Kimball, Glen Burtnik. BD Lenz, Keith Franklin, The Churchills, Griffin House, Fossil, and many others. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and uses his vast knowledge and experience to help and teach others the art of drumming, and how it translates to working in the professional studio environment.
Tom will be leading the charge in all things Studio and Creative at SecondsAFTER Recording Studios as lead Creative Talent Developer.