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Mark's music career extends over 15 years working as a recording artist and songwriter, and now specializes in artist management, and consultancy as a producer, executive producer, music supervisor and in large scale events. In his early career, mark worked as a successful guitarist and released several commercial albums. In 2000, Mark helped form a boutique booking agency for a friend. He set up business procedures, designed technology, and oversaw the ongoing operation of this start-up, entertainment company which has since flourished. Though initially established as a boutique agency with a small roster of artists, the business quickly grew into an award-winning agency with over 300 represented artists and over 200 serviced venues. Three years later, Mark started a small music-publishing company. This publishing label soon grew into a fully-fledged independent recording label. As Label Director and Managing Director of his own record label, Mark has since developed many independent artists. He has represented many artists, from grass roots to international, and achieved successful global sales. In 2005, Mark managed the release of Love Everybody, the successful comeback album from multi-platinum artists, The Presidents of the United States of America. He also oversaw the production of two award-winning film clips; coordinated the national distribution, planning and rollout of the release marketing strategy; and coordinated the planning and execution of a sold-out publicity tour in October 2005. For the last seven years, Mark has attended MIDEM in Cannes, France. Here, he has joined key players of the global music industry to do deals, network, learn about the sector's future, and check out new talent. Today, MIDEM attracts nearly 10,000 delegates from the recording, publishing, live, sync, digital and mobile sectors from almost 100 countries. As a result, it is the number one source of profitable, new music business and networking contacts. Through MIDEM, Mark has built an international network of key players who make up the big picture of Mark's global independent licensing and representation. In 2008 Mark set up a Los Angeles based branch of StockXChange Music in Hollywood, and subsequently signed several acts including multi platinum Australian artists The Screaming Jets whose latest album was released by SXM on its own imprint through Sony Music, and licensed worldwide. SXM also licensed several key acts such as Domenica from Canada and the Grammy nominated super-producer/songwriter/singer Butch Walker from California. In 2010, Mark setup a new company and moved into artist management and media interests. Ardline Media Group was born. Mark is currently focused on several key major projects in live and broadcast, plus the management of a diverse roster of very exciting artists, The Art, Tori Darke, Atlantis Awaits, Mark Moroney, My So Called Life and teen rockers Beyond December all of which have significant opportunity in the global market. Ardline has its sights set on growing and developing into the digital music age. The model for successful, global music release has shifted over the last 5 years, and Mark has been keeping stock of trends and is very much working towards new horizons for music. His success comes from a belief in flexibility and innovation, and a focus on new technology.