Founded in Los Angeles, Hitskope Music Group is a modern artist management company to a variety of independent and major-label signed artists. We are dedicated advocates for our artists and committed to providing the highest level of strategic support, guidance and coaching to our clients.
Hitskope Records is an independent record label with fair and flexible deals offering services such as major distribution, digital marketing, financing, branding, PR, sync placements and more. Our goal is to showcase rare talent to the world while never losing sight of the creative visions and core values of the artists 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. Featured in VICE, BuzzFeed and Forbes Magazine, Danny has a long track record of industry success. He is an active member of the Recording Academy, Music Business Association, The American Association of Independent Music, and the Music Managers Forum US.
Barros co-founded the D-Squared Entertainment Group in 2006, which quickly became one of New England’s major 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.
EVP, Marketing & Promotion
Richard Nash leads our Marketing and Promotion for Hitskope Records. With over 30 years of experience as a senior music executive at Elektra Records, Capitol Records, Atlantic Records and Sony Music Entertainment, Richard is widely recognized in the entertainment industry for developing and promoting some of the biggest names in music. He played an instrumental role in building the careers of Missy Elliot, Brandy, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Katy Perry and many more.
Mark Burton Esq.
EVP, Business & Legal Affairs
Mark Burton heads up business and legal affairs for Hitskope Music Group. He has over 25 years of experience as an attorney and private equity partner, whose firm focused on entertainment, digital technology, life sciences and renewable resources. Mark left his firm to begin pursuit of his passion for music, receiving his Master of Arts in Music Business, with distinction, from Berklee College of Music. Aside from Hitskope, Mark is the President of Pop-Daze®, an online music community. He is also 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.
VP, Business Development & Technology
Neil Collins 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. Neil is also 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.