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Nick Huff Barili

Nick Huff Barili is an Argentinian-American journalist, director, writer, producer, and the founder of Hard Knock TV: Youtube’s first Hip Hop channel, which now has over 100 Million Views and 270K Subscribers.

Over the course of his career, Nick has interviewed and profiled over 300 artists and celebrities including Coldplay, Pharrell, Eminem, Residente, Kevin Hart, Andre 3000, Kevin Durant, Manny Pacquiao and Wu-Tang as well as emerging stars like Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Logic, Jessie Reyez and Childish Gambino. 

Nick was brought on by Apple Music’s global radio station Beats 1 to help shape its vision in the early stages of its development. At Beats 1, Nick Executive Produced Pharrell’s radio show OTHERtone, and hosted a show called Gratitude.

Nick’s experience and in-depth interview style has led him to conduct interviews for Apple, Beats 1, The GRAMMYs and SXSW, among others. Nick also speaks on and moderates industry panels for Youtube, SXSW, Google, Full Color Future, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Soho House and USC, is regularly featured as an industry insider on Revolt LIVE and served on the SXSW Advisory Board as well as the Rap GRAMMY Committee.

The high demand for Nick’s knowledge and relationships, which he has build in over two decades working in the industry, along with his diverse background and bilingual capabilities, has prompted Nick to share his expertise with industry leading companies including Universal Music, Univision, Samsung, adidas, Verizon, Nike, and The GRAMMYs.

A first generation immigrant and life long advocate for more Latinx representation, Nick co-funded the L.I.M.A (Latinos In Media & Arts) Coalition. LIMA focuses on promoting Latino creatives, increasing access to traditional and new media platforms, providing resources and opportunities to youth, and cultivating the next generation of Latino entertainment and creative professionals though community outreach and partnerships with LALIFF, Youth Cinema Project, Hispanicize, Youtube and Netflix among others.

His passion for film and cultural anthropology have lead Nick to write, direct and produce several documentaries and docu-series. Nick is currently working on a scripted tv series. Nick graduated from Occidental College with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies.

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Friday, October 18

2:00pm PDT

Saturday, October 19

10:00am PDT