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Adam Taylor

President & CEO, APM Music

Anita Chinkes-Ratner

Executive VP, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount

Big Boy

Host, Big Boy's Neighborhood (Premiere Networks)

Clinton Sparks

Entrepreneur, Investor, DJ, Producer, Songwriter (Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Rick Ross, Pitbull, Ludacris, Big Sean, 2 Chainz)

Danica Bates

Senior Director of Creative Music Strategy, Paramount Global

Danny Garcia

CEO, Playlister Club

Delmar Powell

Vice President A&R, Position Music

Ellen K

Host Ellen K Radio Show, KOST 103.5 FM Los Angeles & Ellen K Weekend Show (iHeartMedia)

Joel Denver

President & Co-founder, All Access Music Group

Jonathan Lane

Founder & Music Supervisor, Clearly Music

Katy Gavillet

Vice President, Creative Music, FOX Entertainment

Kara DioGuardi

Songwriter, Producer, Entrepreneur

Karl Kongkham

Managing Director, Warner Music (Thailand)

Kenny Ochoa

Head of Music Curation & Creative Licensing at Snap Inc.

Livy Rodriguez-Behar

Music Supervisor, Dreamboat Music

Mamie Coleman

Executive Vice President & Head of FOX Entertainment Music

Mandar Thakur

COO, Times Music

Mark Sutherland

Contributing Writer, Music Business Worldwide

Mark Chipello

Vice President / Head of A&R, Position Music

Michael Frick

VP of Creative, MNRK Music Group

Pamela Charbit

A&R Manager, Atlantic Records

Pete Ganbarg

President of A&R, Atlantic Records & President ATCO Records

Phil Quartararo

President & Chairman, The Hello Group

Rich Goldman

President & Founder, Riptide Music Group

Ric Salmon

CEO, Driift & Director ATC Management

Ritch Esra

Publisher, The Music Registry

Rochelle Holguin

Sr. Vice President, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount

Ron Fair

A&R Executive, producer, songwriter, composer & former Chairman, Geffen Records/President, A&M Records & CCO/Executive VP, Virgin Records

Ryan Kofman

Director, Creative Music, FOX Entertainment

Sabrina Del Priore

Senior Vice President, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount

Sam Juneman

Sr. VP, Head of Marketing & Services, ADA

Sat Bisla

President & Founder, A&R Worldwide

Sydney Lopes

Head of Hip Hop / R&B, Artist Partnerships, Spotify

Tarsame Mittal

Founder, All About Music & TM Talent Management (India)

Taylor Jones

CEO, The Hello Group

Thaddeus Rudd

Co-President / Mom + Pop Music

Toussaint Hunt

Director of Creative Music Strategy, Paramount

Tricia Holloway

Global Music Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering

Tyler Bacon

President & CEO, Position Music



Vice President / Head of A&R, Position Music

Mark joined Position Music in 2011 where he has continued to sign, develop and manage a cadre of artists including Welshly Arms, Tyrone Wells, Judah & the Lion, Kid Bloom, Téo, and Layto (amongst others). Mark also oversees and guides Position Music’s A&R staff and continues to garner both record and publishing deals for Position Music talent. 

Mark currently leads a 10 person A&R team at Position Music that has recently participated in a RIAA certified Platinum record for Em Beihold's hit song "Numb Little Bug" via cowriter Dru "Falconry" DeCaro" as well as certified gold records for Sueco's "Paralyzed" via cowriter No Love For the Middle Child and Rotimi's "In My Bed" by way of cowriter Harmony "H-Money" Samuels and JV

In addition to streaming success, Mark has also cultivated a deep and talented roster of artists that have been synched by major brands and studios such as Adidas, BMW, Samsung, Disney, Marvel Studios, Netflix, HBO, Amazon, Hulu, Showtime, Paramount, Apple TV+, Riot Games, EA Sports, and more. Mark's uniquely creative ear and highly strategic A&R approach—mixed with his deep relationship with Position Music's award-winning synch department—has helped launch the careers of many developing artists and songwriters. 

Before wearing his A&R hat, Mark spent eight years on the road as a drummer and a tour manager, traveling throughout the U.S. and learning his craft. Mark will tell you that he has never used his college degree, but we do notice that he is riveting at cocktail parties because of his abundant Religious Studies and Philosophy knowledge from UCLA. He’s also deeply passionate about red wine and cooking.

When asked what he brings to Position Music, Mark explains that it is his passion, intensity and desire to have writers win. Nothing gives him more joy than to see a writer/producer make a good living by doing something they love. Mark also enjoys digging into data, trends, and information to best equip creators with valuable knowledge and insight. A natural team-leader, Mark enjoys being part of a company that truly cares about people and doing the right thing.