Surfdog Merchandising

Surfdog Merchandising is a full service merchandising company that works with artists to capture their vision, design cool and innovative merchandise, and provide both on the road sales and an online store. Our clients have included the legendary Brian Setzer, Glen Campbell, Stray Cats, Jennifer Nettles, The Burning of Rome and Drake Bell.

Dave Kaplan, owner and founder of Surfdog / DKM got his start in the music business in 1983 when he moved to Los Angeles to join a small merchandising firm. The company soon signed artists including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Bette Midler and David Bowie, going on to become one of the largest independently-owned merchandising companies in the 1980s. Surfdog has always had strong vision for their clients and are stoked to offer a way to support and promote the artists and music we love. Our passion for merchandising drives us to serve our artists with an unmatched level of care. We know what it’s like to be “on the other side!”