Silent Reminder Entertainment Corporation (“Silent Reminder”) was established in 2019 by Daniel A. Murphy. Daniel was born and raised in Rhode Island, the youngest of John and Grace Murphy’s four sons. Daniel graduated from Providence Country Day School, followed by a post-graduate year at Choate Rosemary Hall. Daniel earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Economics and Organizational Behavior & Management from Brown University and Master of Business Administration in International Business from Bryant University. Daniel also studied music under Professor Jeff Todd Titon at Brown University and taught himself how to play the djembe while studying at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
Daniel A. Murphy is the Founder and CEO of Silent Reminder Entertainment Corporation and Silent Reminder Publishing, LLC. After traveling throughout Australia, Fiji and New Zealand, Daniel returned to the United States and joined the popular music group, Lazy Dog, as a percussionist. Upon graduating from Brown University, Daniel’s career in finance accelerated when he joined the CMBS Department of Societe Generale, now SG Cowen, in New York, NY. The tragic events of September 11, 2001 forced Daniel to prioritize his family over Wall Street, so he returned to Rhode Island to join Home Loan Investment Bank, FSB (HLIB). At HLIB, Daniel assisted thousands of homeowners and business owners with financing their dreams into reality. He developed the small business lending division of the federal savings bank, Ocean Capital, into a preferred Small Business Administration lender and USDA Business and Industry lender nationwide. Continuing his passion for small businesses and entrepreneurship, in 2013, Daniel and his brothers transformed a vacant office space in downtown Providence, RI into the Hatch Entrepreneurial Center, a co-working space for entrepreneurs. Daniel teaches entrepreneurship at local universities, financial literacy courses at non-profit organizations, as well as mentors local entrepreneurs. He also volunteers for the Center for Women & Enterprise as a guest speaker, where he teaches “How to Obtain Bank Financing.” Daniel has been active in the non-profit community. Daniel has served on the Board of Directors for the Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education (RISE), Manton Avenue Project, McAuley House, Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island and Providence Economic Development Partnership, Inc. (PEDP). Currently, Daniel serves as the Secretary of the Providence Business Loan Fund, Inc. In 2013, the Providence Business News recognized Daniel’s commitment to entrepreneurship with the prestigious Forty Under 40 Award. Daniel is a proud graduate of Leadership Rhode Island (LRI) class of 2017, and he continues to support LRI through his mentorship and stewardship activities.
Tye Cooper was the first artist signed to the Silent Reminder roster. Tye has gained notoriety performing under the stage name “Messy Tye”. The highly anticipated EP, Is It Safe Yet?, was released on July 6, 2020. The first single, July 6ix, from the full-length album, The Tye Cooper Show, was released on July 6, 2020. After a career in finance spanning more than two decades, Daniel A. Murphy is banking on himself and Tye Cooper to showcase Providence’s creative capital. The Tye Cooper Show was officially released on all digital streaming platforms on October 31, 2020.
Life is stage and stage is life. Art is business and business is art. The microphone is mightier than the sword. Silent Reminder provides the platform for art to become life.
Silent Reminder passionately creates original hip hop music for all generations. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.
As digital technology refashions the world, our unmatched commitment to lead the industry (i.e. developing new services, platforms and business models for the delivery of music and related content) empowers innovators and allows new commercial and artistic opportunities to flourish.