David Hazan, Head of North America, MIDEM

David Hazan, Head of North America, MIDEM

Throughout his extensive career, David Hazan has consistently conceived and executed breakthrough strategic marketing campaigns for more than 25 tech, festival, event, brand, and entertainment clients, including Xlrator Media, Festicket, Fest300, Ottawa Bluesfest, CID Entertainment, and GigSalad, as well as the O’Cannabiz, GrowUp and Canadian Music Week conferences. 

He is currently Head of North America for Midem, the world’s largest and longest running b2b music conference held each June in Cannes, France.

David’s deep music marketing experience includes senior positions held at leading digital distributor 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, and Finger 11. 

He is a frequent speaker, interviewer and moderator at leading industry events around the world including IEG, O’ Cannabiz, FestForums, XLIVE, Midem, SF Music Tech, MU:CON, and Canadian Music Week among others.

David’s experience at leading event marketing and sponsorship agencies includes US Concepts/MKTG; Warner Music Group’s Warner Custom Music and EMCI / Rockbill, including a term at their London, UK offices developing global music marketing campaigns for clients such as Converse, Philips N.V., and Pepe Jeanswear.

David has booked festival, arena, casino, theater, performing arts centers, and club engagements for artists including Melissa Etheridge, Paul Shaffer, WuTang Clan, Lil Kim, Peter Murphy, Flock of Seagulls, Vanilla Ice, Sandra Bernhard, Lucha Libre USA (Mexican wrestling phenomenon and MTV2 show), and the Jersey Boys original Broadway Cast.

David lives in Nyack, NY with his wife and two sons.