NEW YORK, USA // Musician. Entrepreneur. Philanthropist. Mentor. Humanitarian. Damien Escobar bears many titles and puts no limits on what he can achieve, making him one of the most prolific figures hailing from Jamaica, Queens. And if you had any doubt about the Emmy-award-winning breakout violinist, his resume, which spans nearly two decades, humbly includes billboard chart-topping albums, sold-out global tours, collaborations with global brands, and more. With an inspirational success story that started with playing his violin on NYC subways - his hustle, drive, passion, and unquestionable talent, remain the pillars that hold up his ever-expanding brand.
The NAACP Image Award nominated artist has dominated the world outside of the realm of a typical music artist as a successful brand management and marketing guru with a myriad of credentials to his name. The former half of the world-famous duo, Nuttin But Stringz, Escobar assumed full management responsibilities of the group in 2008 turning the once locally known group into a multi-million dollar brand with a slew of brand partnerships that include McDonald's, Nike, Coca-Cola, ADIDAS, Yamaha, and Reebok to name a few. Through his ability to craft relationships and his commitment to excellence, Escobar was able to build up the duo to become a force to be reckoned with, with millions of fans and followers.
After the 2012 disbandment of Nuttin’ But Stringz, Escobar took over the reins of his career and singlehandedly rebranded himself as the world’s foremost solo violinist, landing himself on the coveted Billboard charts and selling hundreds of thousands of records and concert tickets. His entrepreneurial endeavors have included the creation of his signature violin collection (2017), the release of the H2H perfume line that sold in minutes (2019), and the founding of The Gloria Gail Gallery and The Gloria Gail Foundation of The Arts, which exposes the underserved youth to the arts, elevate emerging artists, and celebrates established figures whose stories inspire others.
Escobar also launched the global booking agency, LCM Entertainment, which morphed into a full-service management firm, directing the careers and brand images of a catalog of clients including himself, award-winning violinist, brand ambassador & model, Mapy, and prodigious artist and author, Tyler Gordon. LCM Entertainment represents one of the most innovative agencies in the market, taking niche brands and turning them into household names. Having connected its clients with major brands to include Nickelodeon, Disney, Porsche, T-Mobile, Michael's, and Nike, LCM Entertainment has successfully positioned itself as an industry leader with Escobar at the helm.
Today, Escobar brings his creative development talents and strategic thinking to one of the largest global communication groups in the world. At HAVAS he serves in an expanded role as the Head of Music, Entertainment, and Culture. Brought in to help prestigious brands elevate their campaigns; Escobar is at the heart of contextualizing the sound with the visuals; amplifying the story the brand wants to tell through music. Escobar doesn’t just find and place music in commercials, he helps build strategies that involve integrating music in new ways (digitally and live events) with the goal of helping brands retain and reach new audiences. Escobar continues to broaden his areas of expertise while making meaningful connections across different lines of business.
What’s next for Escobar? He’ll continue to make waves in the industry as a creator, mentor, and executive, using his know-how to transform the careers of new talent; while further expanding his brand and reach as a master in music, marketing, and more.