Ray Danniels

Ray Danniels born 1952 is a Canadian music executive, record producer, and talent manager. He's the founder of SRO (Standing Room Only) Management group, as well as independent record labels Moon Records and Anthem Records.[1] He first rose to prominence as the manager of the Canadian band Rush and later served as the manager of Extreme, King's X, and Van Halen. His sister-in-law Kelly Carter was married to Alex Van Halen. He was instrumental in bringing in Gary Cherone, former lead singer of Extreme, to replace Sammy Hagar as lead singer of Van Halen.[2]

He was awarded the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award at the 2015 Juno Awards.[3]


  1. ^ "About Anthem". Anthem Entertainment Group home page. Archived from the original on 10 December 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. ^ Greene, Andy. "Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Renowned Music Executive Acknowledged for His Myriad Contributions to the Canadian Music Industry". CARAS. 29 January 2015. Archived from the original on 11 February 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2015.

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