Founder, DLH Strategic Marketing
For over 25 years David Hazan has worked in the entertainment industry where he has held a number of senior positions at top music and media companies, most recently as Head of North America for Midem, a leading industry event serving the global music community. Over the course of his career, he has consulted 25+ tech, brand, media, event and festival clients including Omnispace360, Audioshake, .DOTMUSIC, Qrates, AEG Network Live, Audible Reality, Audio Design Desk, Cirque Eloize, Microsoft, Xlrator Media, Festicket, Ottawa Bluesfest, CID Entertainment, Putumayo World Music, TVT, found.ee, Stay22, LiveMusicStage, Shout! Factory, Mobile Backstage, GigSalad, as well as the O’Cannabiz, GrowUp and Canadian Music Week conferences, where he produced multiple panels, events and hackathons. David’s deep music marketing experience includes senior positions held at The Orchard, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Vh1/MTV Networks, Putumayo World Music, and Wind-up Records where, as Executive VP of Sales and Marketing, he created and directed the marketing and release campaigns for multi-platinum Grammy winners Evanescence as well as for Creed, Seether, and Finger 11 among others. He is a frequent speaker, interviewer and moderator at leading industry events around the world including IEG, SXSW, MusicBiz, Amplify, Canadian Music Week, Midem, Mondo NYC, Indie Week, Screen x Screen, SF Music Tech, and MU:CON, among others. David has also held senior positions at leading experiential marketing agencies such as US Concepts/MKTG; UG Strategies; and EMCI / Rockbill, where he ran their London office.
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As Travis Scott, J Balvin, Lil Nas X and others draw tens of millions of viewers to virtual concerts, a marketplace for virtual merchandise has emerged as a viable alternative to physical goods. Fans are outfitting their avatars with digital-only apparel, accessories and other goodies with no need for an IRL counterpart. Thought-leading execs from some of the most successful platforms behind these virtual goods share exclusive glimpses into the consumer trends (and spend) behind one of the fastest-growing sectors of music merch.
As we approach Year 2 of shelter-in-place for the U.S. and Canada, live-stream concert platforms have become the go-to for live music & innovation. Four of the industry’s most influential live-stream executives share the ever-evolving tips and tricks to pulling off a successful event at scale, and the role streaming tech will continue to play even after in-person concertgoing is able to resume.
From immersive audio to virtual concerts, artificial intelligence is transforming how music gets made – and how artists get paid. Five leaders from across the music-tech spectrum share how A.I. has helped optimize workflow automatization to help deliver personalized music experiences to consumers at scale, and sped up the payment process to rightsholders.
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