David Hazan

Head of North America, Midem

David Hazan is Head of North America for Midem, a leading industry event serving the global music community, held in Cannes, France David’s deep music marketing experience includes senior positions held at The Orchard, Universal Music Group, Wind-up Entertainment, Warner Music Group, MTV Networks, and Putumayo World Music. He has consulted with more than 2 dozen tech, brand, media, event and festival clients, including CID Entertainment, Festicket, and Ottawa Bluesfest, as well as the O’Cannabiz, GrowUp and Canadian Music Week conferences, where he produced multiple events, panels, and hackathons. Earlier David held senior positions at leading experiential marketing agencies such as US Concepts/MKTG; UG Strategies; and ground breaking sponsorship agency EMCI / Rockbill, where he ran their London UK office. He is a frequent speaker, interviewer and moderator at leading industry events around the world including IEG, SXSW, MusicBiz, Canadian Music Week, Mondo, Music Tectonics, XLIVE, FestForums, SF Music Tech, and MU:CON, among others.

David is speaking at

February 17, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm



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.

February 18, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm



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.

February 19, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


  • Ken Umezaki (Speaker) Chief Executive Officer, Verifi Media
  • Matt Boerum (Speaker) CEO & Co-Founder, Audible Reality
  • Hazel Savage (Speaker) CEO/Co-Founder, Musiio
  • Chris McMurtry (Speaker) Head of Music Product, EXACTUALS LLC
  • David Hazan (Speaker) Head of North America, Midem
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada


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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