Hitskope Music Group is a Los Angeles based artist management company and record label for a variety of major-label and independent musicians in the pop, rock, hip-hop, and EDM genres. For independent artists, we offer experiential marketing as well as full record label services. We are dedicated advocates for our artists and committed to providing the highest level of strategic support, guidance and coaching to our clients.
By protecting the best interests of our artists with the utmost integrity, Hitskope has been built on the foundations of mutual respect, transparency and loyalty. Our goal is to showcase rare talent to the world while never losing sight of the creative visions and core values of the artists that we represent.
President / Founder
Danny Barros is the Founder and President of Hitskope Music Group. He is a visionary change-maker with over a decade of successful artist management and music marketing experience. Originally from Boston, Danny is a graduate of the Music Business Program at Berklee College of Music and holds a Professional Certification in Digital Marketing from Cornell University. He is an active member of the Music Business Association and Music Managers Forum US.
Barros co-founded the D-Squared Entertainment Group in 2006, which quickly became one of New England’s major nightlife promotion and talent agencies. During his time at D-Squared, Danny produced nearly 500 live shows, regularly negotiating and planning performances for several A-List artists such as Ed Sheeran, Chris Brown, Steve Aoki and T-Pain.
Now based in Los Angeles, Barros formed Hitskope Music Group to guide and develop artists on their journey through the music industry. With double digit years of experience under his belt and deep skills in artist management, creative strategy, brand marketing and concert promotion — Danny is a true example of a forward-thinking artist manager.
Mark Burton Esq.
EVP, Business & Legal Affairs
Mark Burton heads up business affairs for Hitskope Music Group. He has over 25 years of experience as an attorney and private equity partner, whose firm focused on life sciences, digital and entertainment technology companies and renewable resources. Mark left his firm to begin pursuit of his passion for music, completing his Master of Arts in Music Business at Berklee College of Music. Aside from Hitskope, Mark is the President of Pop-Daze®, an online music community. He has also been a leader in the philanthropic world sitting on the boards of such organizations as the California Heritage Museum, Beverly Hills Heritage, The Minneapolis Sexual Violence Center and Rogue Machine Theatre.
EVP, Marketing & Promotion
Richard Nash is no stranger to the music industry. He has over 35 years as a music executive at Elektra Records, Capitol Records and Sony Music Entertainment. Richard played an instrumental role in the careers of Missy Elliot, Brandy, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Katy Perry and many more.
VP, Business Development & Technology
Neil Collins is the CEO & Founder of BREAKING HITS INC. (www.breakinghits.com) a music rating platform that aggregates song reviews from consumers & verified industry professionals helping creators, management and record labels across all genres. Neil is the Vice President of Hitskope's Business Development and Technology departments and brings over 20+ years of business development and entertainment technology in addition to music marketing and artist development experience to our team.
Houston is a graduate of Arizona State University - W.P. Carey School of Business and handles the day-to-day management duties of our administrative office. A classicly trained musician, Houston is proficient in music theory and specializes in artist & brand development, marketing and strategy development. Houston is also the co-founder of Bighead Studios in Tempe, Arizona.