Dr. Dain Estes
Director, Entrepreneurial Leadership Center
Dain Estes has a diverse background as a songwriter, musician, recording artist, and music industry professional. Born in Kansas City, he signed his first record deal at the age of 19 and went on to release a number of nationally distributed recordings on various independent labels and independently. Dain’s songs have been licensed to numerous television shows, films, and commercials. As a touring musician, he has performed throughout the United States and supported a diverse group of artists including the legendary rock act Journey, the Gin Blossoms, and Grammy nominee Abra Moore.
After releasing seven albums and ten years of relentless touring, Dain earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2011, he co-founded the Vinefield Agency, an artist management/booking agency based in Denver, Colorado. Dain has spoken at various music industry events, consulted creative businesses on intellectual property issues, and has managed the careers of signed and independent artists.