Deron Delgado; Label Manager/Managing Director - Dirtybird/Paradise Distribution
The Art of Artist Management: A Discussion With Some of Today’s Top Managers
Thursday, March 28th
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
With nearly 20 years experience in the Digital Music & Media environment in an entrepreneurial role, Deron Delgado has amassed an all-encompassing knowledge of music label management, digital distribution, licensing, artist development, event production, publishing, and music marketing strategies.
In 2004, he was at the forefront of the digital revolution where he helped launch one of the world's first digital download music stores, Stompy.com. As the Director of Label Relations & Business Development, he negotiated and developed the business relationships for thousands of labels and helped launch the careers of hundreds of unknown producers who went on to become world-class artists on major labels.
Since 2013 he continues his musical path as the Managing Director for the US-based sister company to Paradise Distribution, one of the premier aggregators and innovative Multi Channel Networks based in Berlin & San Francisco. With a portfolio of 1000+ labels in over three dozen countries including King Street, Souvenir, Rockets & Ponies, Connaisseur, PillowTalk Music, Watergate, Katermukke, Lazy Days, Roam Music, Reptile Dysfunction, My Favourite Freaks, Good For You and countless others, the Paradise team is a leader across a wide spectrum of genres.
In 2015, his proven expertise also landed him the role of Label Manager at the iconic Dirtybird Records. Managing all the day-to-day responsibilities of the esteemed label and publishing company, as well as booking the talent for the Dirtybird Campout and BBQ festivals, Deron executes the vision of the musical trendsetter. During his tenure the label has been awarded Label of the Decade (Mixmag), Top 5 Independent Dance Labels (Billboard) and Best Label in North America (DJ Mag).
Rounding out his music industry profile, Deron has been the Executive Producer for over 100 dance productions worldwide across a wide-range of artists and live acts including Metro Area, Alexander Robotnick, Kerri Chandler, Radio Slave, Tom Middleton, Moodymann, Lil Louis, Motor City Drum Ensemble, and many more.