Dan is a freelance Music Producer, Songwriter, Musician and Proprietor of Why Me? Studios in Streamwood IL (just outside of Chicago).
As a music producer/songwriter, Dan has worked with or is working with Promiseland Children’s Ministry at Willow Creek Community Church, Kids Hope USA, GO! Curriculum, Galaxy Starz, Animated Praise, Keys for Kids Radio, Jesus in Jeans Jr., Christian Youth Theater, National Youth Theater, and Spotlight Youth Theater, to name a few.
Also, Dan is currently the Publisher of Singin’ Praise Kids, worship music for preschoolers and grade school kids. From quiet, reflective praise songs to toe-tappin’, hand clappin’ all-out worship celebrations, Singin’ Praise Kids has it all!
Dan is also a jingle/theme writer in the technology podcast-sphere. His credits include several jingles/themes for Leo LaPorte’s, TWiT.tv network. Including The New Screen Savers, Tech News Today, Android App Arena, iOS Today, Know How..., Triangulation, and more.
And theme songs and jingles for that "same dumb show", the Giz Wiz with hosts OMGChad and Mad Magazine’s Maddest writer and the Giz Wiz, Dick DeBartolo.
With a career that spans over 30 years, Dan has worked with several Chicago-based musical groups such as XTC, Drive, Kelly and the Playmakers, The Stay Tuned Orchestra, and Willow Creek Community Church. Dan’s work includes playing bass with noted artist’s such as Darlene Czech, Laura Hall, Tommy Walker, John Carlson, and Kirk Whalum, among others.
A behind the scenes kind of guy, Dan plays a fantastic supporting role; letting the music take center stage. For this reason, whether it’s writing a marketing jingle, producing a podcast, or putting together background music for a video project, working with Dan is always easy and fun. He genuinely wants you to enjoy the development process and be ecstatically happy with the end result.
Name: Dan Lueders
Lives in: Chicago, Illinois
Company: Why Me? Studios
Occupation: Music Composer
The New Screen Savers
Music by Dan Lueders (News and Talk-Show) Composer Hosted by Leo Laporte Dan is the music composer for The New Screen Savers is a variety show for tech on the TWiT network. The show stars Leo Laporte and is co-hosted by Megan Morrone, Jason Howell, Fr. Robert Ballecer, and Bryan Burnett. Viewers get live tech help, interesting guests, insights into the latest innovations, products and trends, plus lots of fun things thrown in, too. There will also be special guest co-host appearances from Patrick Norton, Kate Botello, Kevin Rose, Martin Sargent, and more. The New Screen Savers is produced every Saturday and available for download on your favorite podcast subscription service. Records live every Saturday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.
The Village Church Q&A Podcast
Internet by Village Church of Bartlett (Talk-Show) Producer A daily podcast that creates digital, sharable, and helpful content to make disciples who will go, grow, and overcome.
Music by Dan Lueders Composer Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone love their iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches so much they've created iOS Today, the TWiT network's first show highlighting the best apps, most helpful tools, coolest tricks, and essential news surrounding iOS.
Jesus in Jeans Jr.
Music by Dan Lueders Producer Creative For Kids is the parent company of Jesus In Jeans Curriculum. Jesus In Jeans had a desire to partner with churches in reaching out to and drawing in un-churched families and children in new innovative ways. Beginning with Mural Kits, an easy, cost effective resource to decorate, eventually many more product lines developed. Including, Wall Stickers, Banners, Posters, 3D Stand Ups, Media Materials and now Curriculum with music.
Singin' Praise Kids
Music by Dan Lueders Songwriter/Producer/Publisher I am currently the Publisher of Singin’ Praise Kids, worship music for preschoolers and grade school kids. From quiet, reflective praise songs to toe-tappin’, hand clappin’ all-out worship celebrations, Singin’ Praise Kids has it all!
Spotlight Youth Theater
by Spotlight Youth Theater (Drama and Musical) Music Producer Spotlight Youth Theater is a non-profit theater arts education program for kids ages 5-18
Promiseland Children's Ministry
by Willow Creek Community Church Music Director Promiseland exists to inspire curiosity and wonder about God and provide a place for kids to belong. In Promiseland, your child can discover more about God and come to know God in a personal way.