Daniel Goldmark works on American popular music, film and cartoon music, the history of the music industry, and popular music in Cleveland. He is the author or editor of The Cartoon Music Book (A Cappella, 2001), Tunes for ‘Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon (California, 2005), Beyond the Soundtrack: Representing Music in Cinema (California, 2007), Funny Pictures: Animation and Comedy in Studio-Era Hollywood (California, 2011), Jazz/Not Jazz: The Music and Its Boundaries (California, 2012), and Sounds for the Silents: Photoplay Music from the Days of Early Cinema (Dover, 2013). He is the series editor of the Oxford Music/Media Series from Oxford University Press, and is the recipient of a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).
Goldmark also spent several years working in the animation and music industries. He was an archivist at Spümcø Animation in Hollywood, where he also worked as the music coordinator on the short cartoons “Boo-Boo Runs Wild” and “A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith.” For five years Goldmark was research editor at Rhino Entertainment in Los Angeles, where he also produced or co-produced several collections and anthologies, including a two-CD set of the music of Tom & Jerry composer Scott Bradley, and a two-disc anthology entitled Courage: The Complete Atlantic Recordings of Rufus Harley, featuring the world’s most famous jazz bagpiper.