Reed Midem has appointed David Hazan to head up its North American business with immediate effect.
Hazan brings with him over 25 years of experience within the entertainment, experiential and media sectors.
He will be based in the Reed Midem offices in New York and he will report to Alexandre Deniot, Midem Director.
Hazan has recently provided strategic and consulting services to more than two dozen tech, festival and media clients around the world including, for the past six years, Canadian Music Week.
He has previously held a variety of senior positions in the industry including, Senior VP Marketing at Putumayo World Music and Universal Classics Group, EVP of Sales and Marketing at Wind up Entertainment.
He has also held senior executive positions at MTV Networks, Warner Music Group and The Orchard.
The Midem music industry conference will take place in Cannes, France, June 4-7.
Midem has recently announced that music licensing pioneer and a key player in the Chinese market, Mathew Daniel, will give a keynote at this year’s conference.
Dia Simms, President of Combs Enterprises, will be speaking exclusively at this year’s edition of Midem.
“We are delighted to have David on board. He brings a strong blend of operating and strategic skills to Midem.”
Alexandre Deniot, Midem
Alexandre Deniot said: “We are delighted to have David on board. He brings a strong blend of operating and strategic skills to Midem.
“His extensive and varied experience in the music industry together, with his passion for music, makes him the ideal person to develop Midem’s outreach in North America and ensure that the region has the representation it deserves at Midem in Cannes.”
“I’m especially looking forward to bringing the new Midem experience to industry people who want to connect and close deals with the leading music companies and executives from around the world.”
Hazan added: “Midem is the ultimate music trade event in an increasingly global industry. With the stabilisation and resumed growth in the industry, it is a particularly exciting time to be joining this incredibly vital music organisation.
“I’m especially looking forward to bringing the new Midem experience to industry people who want to connect and close deals with the leading music companies and executives from around the world.”Music Business Worldwide