Founder, A&R, CEO & Managing Partner at Cat Music & Media Services, Dan Popi is a visionary and one of the main influencers of the Romanian music industry. Over time, he discovered artists whose success and notoriety go far beyond the borders of Romania. The Romanian label was founded in 1991 by Dan Popi and his partner. Since 1997, Cat Music has been also Sony Music Entertainment licensee.
Cat Music has the biggest YouTube music channel in Central-Eastern Europe and Russia that has reached a record of over 5 million subscribers and more than 5 billion views.
As a consequence of Dan Popi’s innovative nature and his quest of new challenges, Cat Music is in a continuous expansion. Since 2018 the record label has no longer only its Romanian nationality. The label went international and established a second branch office – Cat Music Spain. Dan Popi officially announced that he will invest one million euros in the Spanish music industry in the next five years. Following this development trend, Cat Music launched TRU [The Real U], the first Romanian YouTube Multi Channel Network dedicated to vloggers, an ambitious project that aims to bring the community of online content creators into the offline.
During his career, Dan Popi was also the president of the U.P.F.R. Romania and in 2004 he was listed by Billboard Magazine as one of the best A&R Managers.
Cat Music is the biggest record label in Romania and its portfolio includes artists such as Smiley, Feli, What’s UP, Lidia Buble, Elena Gheorghe, Mandinga, DJ Sava, JO, Ruby and many more. Legendary and highly notorious bands such as 3 Sud Est, Andre, BUG Mafia, La Familia, N & D, Class, Valahia, or O-Zone are also part of Cat Music’s timeless portfolio.