Owner of Owl’s Head Music publishing company and founder of the Music of the World record label, Bob Haddad has been active in music and music production since the late 70s. His work in music includes recording and producing field recordings in various countries, promoting concerts of traditional artists, recording and producing commercial studio recordings around the world, and writing on traditional world music and world culture. He has also served as music consultant to various businesses and educational organizations.
Bob performed professionally as a jazz singer in the 80s and 90s and also performed and recorded as a percussionist. As an educator, he taught on the secondary and college levels in foreign languages and ethnomusicology, he researched traditional world music, and authored world music education programs. The programs he developed for Glencoe/McGraw Hill were the first to combine music, geography and social studies.
Owl’s Head Music administers a library of original compositions and arrangements of traditional songs from around the world, and licenses their use worldwide for film, television, commercial recordings, performance, streaming and multimedia.