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 Music Business 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 New England’s major promotion and talent agencies. During his time at D-Squared, Danny produced over 700 live shows, regularly negotiating and planning performances for several A-List artists including Ed Sheeran, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, LMFAO, Steve Aoki, T-Pain, Lil Wayne and more.
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, and life sciences. 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. He is an active member of The Recording Academy and 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.
Director, Marketing & Artist Management
Vida joins Hitskope as and artist manager and our Director of Marketing. She is a forerunner in the music industry, having served as the Director of Marketing at some of the world’s most successful record labels such as Motown Records, Columbia Records, A&M and RCA Records. She has played an instrumental role in promoting the careers of top-level artists like Boyz II Men, Destiny’s Child, Janet Jackson, Shanice and many more. As an artist manager, she has facilitated collaborations with Ariana Grande, Trey Songz, Diddy and Kelly Rowland. Vida continues to persevere with hard work and determination.
Director, Sync Licensing
Mike Odabashian is the Director of Sync Licensing at Hitskope Music Group. With several years of experience in publishing, sync licensing and music technology, he is widely recognized as an industry veteran in the field. After spending over 12 years as a touring the world as a drummer in numerous bands, Mike is still very active in the LA music scene. It’s not uncommon to catch him on the big stage, drumming with one of your favorite bands!
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.
Jacob Moore is an aspiring music business professional with experience in artist management, digital marketing, and entrepreneurship. Jacob has a business degree from California State University – Fullerton, where he began his career in music and consulted with numerous start-up companies in various industries. For the last three years, Jacob’s primary role as an artist manager has sharpened his skills in artist development and building careers of emerging artists. Today, Jacob is a member of the Hitskope management team and plays a key role in executing strategies for our clients.