Since 1995, Mark has been making his “mark” in Canada’s music industry. Stating his independence and determination by starting his own record label, Underground Operations, at 16 years old. Adding 10 years under his belt, he grew to be one of the most recognized indies in the country; managing, distributing and promoting.
Mark has gone from playing the bass with Avril Lavigne to being the youngest A&R department head for Universal Music Canada. As one of Canada’s top talent discoverers, it’s no wonder Mark is also a featuring judge on the YTV hit show, The Next Star. Participating in his second season on the show (now into its sixth season), Mark will continue to judge and mentor alongside Keshia Chante and Tara Oram. The three judges will audition talents, aged 15 and under, from across the country in hopes of being titled The Next Star. Since being on the show, they’ve reached over 8,200 Twitter followers and over 60,000 likes on Facebook. It’s clear that Mark is continuing to make his contributions in 2013’s entertainment business, and finding the next best thing for Canadian talent.
It’s not all about Mark though, he plays his role in the community as well, being an ambassador at Toronto’s The Remix Project and hosting at charity events like F*ck Cancer.
Music is his life!? From community involvement to finding The Next Star, Mark is one definition of success in today’s Canadian music industry.