Founder / CEO Darnell Hodges


With over a decade in the music industry, Music Executive Darnell Hodges has helped some of today’s brightest, and most innovative minds in the entertainment industry. His resume includes working with companies such as Slip N Slide Records, Def Jam, YMCMB, Atlantic Records, Universal Music Group, B.E.T, MTV, Lions Gate Entertainment, and more.

Mr. Hodges journey began while working as a street team rep for various independent record labels around Chicago. Through his training he quickly learned the ropes of the music business. After completing high school he attended Columbia College Chicago majoring in Arts, Entertainment and Media Management with a minor in Music Business and Music Marketing. While studying at CCC, Mr. Hodges worked with companies such as: Platform 1, Aware Records, Def Jam Records, and Slip N Slide Records. Afterwards he would be hired to provide consulting for various labels, productions companies, and artists. Mr. Hodges eventually broke into the world of film and television by assisting in record placements on MTV, BET, and developing investment plans for independent film directors. He also provided Music Supervision for three films, one of which distributed through the well-known powerhouse, Lions Gate Entertainment.

In 2013 Mr. Hodges launched his company DLH Media Group, an Arts and Entertainment Media Management company. Today DLH Media Group clients’ are associated with labels and networks such as: Universal Music Group, Roc Nation, Dreamville, TDE, Maybach Music Group, YMCMB, MTV, BET, VH1, Lions Gate Entertainment, NBA, NBA G League, and many others.