Dave Browne

Chairperson

Dave Browne

Chairperson

Biography

Berry is a winner and he works with winners. A proud native of the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts, the artists he’s worked with have sold millions of records worldwide and Berry have collected countless industry honours, including two Lifetime Achievement Awards, one Hall of Fame induction, numerous JUNO awards (Canada’s Grammy equivalent), SOCAN Awards, Much Music Video Awards, Canadian Urban Music Awards, A Bob Marley Award, Music, Arts & Entertainment Award from the St. Kitts Canadian Association, a large number of certified Gold & Platinum plaques, and many other industry honours.

Throughout his career as an entrepreneur, consultant, artist manager, record label owner, talent development executive, major label executive, music publisher, lecturer and teacher, Berry has been a trailblazer, and a model of consistency and success.

Many of today’s top Canadian urban music industry executives, major label representatives and artist managers will tell you that their first job was with Berry and he taught them what they know about the music business. Berry has also been an instructor at well-respected post-secondary music institutions including Harris Institute of the Arts and Durham College, and is in high-demand as a guest speaker/lecturer at various corporate/government events and industry conferences around the world.

As former Head of A&R and International for Sony BMG Canada, Berry was responsible for the development, recording and international marketing of Sony BMG Canada’s domestic roster. Berry was also the Head of International, Senior Partner and Shareholder of ole (Anthem Entertainment), one of the World’s largest music publishing companies, with thousands of songwriters. Berry was also founder and CEO of C2W Music, a top Caribbean music publishing company with a team of great songwriters and a large song catalogue C2W was publicly traded on the Jamaican Stock Exchange and was the first start-up company on the JSE (Junior Market).

Through his current “all rights” brand management company dubbed 360Artistry, Berry is currently focused on the development of “The Business Of Music” in the Caribbean, consulting Governments, other agencies, companies and individuals on the export of Culture and the import of foreign revenue, while managing various artists and songwriters himself.

Berry is also the founder of two lounges/bars/restaurants on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Anguilla. LIT Lounge, the top beach entertainment lounge and Aqua Lounge, a floating lounge in the middle of the Ocean.

Berry is truly an industry visionary, and lives by his favourite mantra: “To take advantage of an opportunity, you must first recognize it.”

All sessions by Dave Browne

THE DIASPORA AND SUSTAINABLE ISLAND STATE

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Kitts Marriott Resort