Dain Estes

Instructor, Music Business

Music Hall 25D
CB 311

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 several nationally distributed recordings on various independent labels. Estes’¬†songs have been licensed to numerous television shows, films, and commercials. As a touring musician, he has supported a diverse group of artists including the legendary rock act Journey, the Gin Blossoms, and Grammy nominee Abra Moore.

After his career ended, Estes received 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, Colo. Estes has spoken at various music industry events, consulted creative businesses on intellectual property issues, and has worked with a number of professional musicians.