Daniel Joseph "Dan" Kanter is a musician, songwriter, and producer from Toronto, Canada. He is the musical director and lead guitarist for Justin Bieber. Kanter co-wrote and co-produced the song "Be Alright" on Bieber's album Believe, and co-produced his My Worlds Acoustic and "Believe Acoustic". Kanter has also directed and performed with Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Miley Cyrus, Drake, Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead, Ariana Grande, and Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman of Phish. He is a judge on the TV show "The Next Star".