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Our History

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.

Our Team

Danny Barros

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.

Richard Nash

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.

Neil Collins

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. 

Geneva Hancock

Day-to-Day Manager

Geneva is our day-to-day manager at Hitskope, overseeing daily business operation and release schedules for our clients. Geneva graduated from Stonehill College, where her love of music flourished as an on-air DJ at the college’s radio station. This propelled her into a cross-country move from Boston to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the music industry. Geneva’s background as a celebrity personal assistant, and digital marketing manager, instilled her with a unique front-row perspective into the intricacies of both creating innovative marketing strategies for our clients and working with high-profile industry leaders. A rising star in the LA music management scene, Geneva’s tenaciousness and well-versed expertise make key player of Hitskope’s management team.

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