Head of North America, Midem
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. Currently he is Head of North America for Midem, a leading global music industry event serving the global music community held each June in Cannes, France.
David’s deep music marketing experience includes senior positions held at The Orchard, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, 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, Finger 11 among others.
Over the course of his career he has consulted with more than two dozen tech, brand, media, event and festival clients including Xlrator Media, Festicket, Ottawa Bluesfest, uphoric.tv, CID Entertainment and GigSalad, as well as the O’Cannabiz, GrowUp and Canadian Music Week conferences, where he produced multiple panels, events and hackathons.
He is a frequent speaker, interviewer and moderator at leading industry events around the world including IEG, SXSW, MusicBiz, Canadian Music Week, Midem, XLIVE, FestForums, 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 ground breaking sponsorship agency EMCI / Rockbill, where he ran their London office.
David lives in Nyack, NY with his wife and two sons.