John Marks, former Global Director of Country Music at Spotify, has started his own company with a focus on artist consulting, development, and being a liaison to the music industry. Through this new consulting endeavor, Marks will help artists in a variety of areas, including developing individual streaming strategies, A&R, and release strategies.
“I’m excited to begin this next new chapter in my life,” Marks shares with MusicRow. “I have a deep affection for artists and music creators of every kind. I look forward to doing whatever I am able to help everyone I work with to achieve their dreams.”
Marks has spent most of his career in programming and operations in terrestrial radio. He started at SiriusXM in 2010 where he became Head of Country Music Programming. He then joined Spotify in 2015 as one of only two Nashville Spotify employees covering the country market. While at the company, Marks was instrumental in growing the music streaming platform’s Hot Country brand, championing new artists, and establishing Spotify’s footprint in Nashville.