Daryl Fidelak has been active in the music industry for over a quarter century. From the early days of helping bands/friends in Canada to running a Polish label and distribution company in the 90s to working in music focused media in Central and Southern Europe to now an owner of an Adria region based label, Daryl- maybe has not seen it all- but a fair bit of it.
Daryl is one of the owners of Lampshade Media, one of the fastest evolving labels if SEE focusing on local and regional artist management, promotions, digital distribution and collections. His main task has been to expand and manage Lampshade’s international roster of labels which includes Beggars Group, Eleven Seven Music, PIAS, to name a few.
Daryl is also the CEO at Adria Creative Entertainment. ACE is a fully integrated multimedia agency focusing on IP, licensing, music rights/distribution and digital development. ACE grew out of the former MTV Adria team mixing in some of the best digitally minded creatives in the region. One of ACE’s key initiatives is working with digital startups, getting them to market with assistance in brand development, distribution and marketing. While based in Adria with offices in Belgrade, Zagreb and Ljubljana, ACE also oversees projects in the CEE and SEE regions.
Daryl came to ACE and Lampshade from MTV Adria, where he served in the roles of Head of Commercial Partnerships, Deputy GM and most recently, General Manager- overseeing all offices in the region engaging in sales, marketing, affiliates, production and communications for MTV Adria throughout the countries of ex-Yugoslavia and Albania. Daryl joined MTV Adria in March 2009.
Prior to his move to MTV Adria and Lampshade, Daryl spent a number of years working both in the Polish market’s broadcast and music industries. On the broadcast side, this included marketing positions with Viacom brands- MTV, Vh1, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon as well as a stint with UPC brands- Wizja Jeden and Extreme Sports Channel. Label wise, Daryl was a partner in EuroSun Media which was Poland’s first foreign owned indie label/distributor opening offices in the mid-90s. The label represented the likes of Acid Jazz, Beggars Banquet, Blind Pig Records, Epitaph, Mute, Ryko Disc, V2 and Polstar Records- EuroSun’s in house Dance label.
Daryl also currently holds the position of advisor at musicassist.net- Europe’s first music industry focused virtual executive assistant.