MusicRow Podcast Episode 7: John Marks


With decades of experience in radio, John Marks has established himself as one of the most prominent tastemakers in the music industry. When he shifted from SiriusXM to Spotify in 2015, everybody wondered what was behind the big move.

In this conversation with MusicRow Publisher/Owner Sherod Robertson, Marks explains why the career transition made sense. Now serving as Spotify’s Global Senior Editor/Music Programmer of Country, Marks also offers his insight about playlist curation, advice for new artists, and why streaming is here to stay.

Sponsored by SunTrust Bank’s Sports & Entertainment Group, this episode of the MusicRow podcast is the seventh in a series. All of the MusicRow podcasts are available on iTunes.

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About the MusicRow podcast:
From Nashville’s leading music industry trade publication, The MusicRow Podcast features in-depth conversations with artists and the key industry members behind their music. Hosted by MusicRow Magazine Publisher Sherod Robertson, the series offers unique perspectives from iconic legends and rising talent to key decision makers and gatekeepers in the Nashville music industry.


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Sherod Robertson is President and Owner of MusicRow Enterprises. He oversees all operations and develops strategic initiatives for MusicRow magazine, RowFax, and MusicRow's CountryBreakout chart. Robertson previously served as Director of Finance of Arista Records after beginning his career as Vice President of Finance and CFO at Reunion Records.

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