John Mark King

CEO

John Mark has had a fruitful career both as an educator and a musician. He studied Music Production at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass.  He has been performing as a member of a group and a solo artist in Washington, DC for more than 15 years and has written and recorded hundreds of songs in his career.

Stu Ballatt

Head of Marketing and Audience Engagement

Stu is an award-winning marketing executive with deep expertise in strategy, branding, content development, persuasive communications, demand generation and partnership programs.  He’s led marketing for leading news and entertainment media organizations NBC Universal and Screenvision Media, as well as for consumer and business services companies and non-profits. Stu is also the Founder and Managing Partner of Working Artist Studios, a boutique consultancy that provides marketing, creative and content creation services. 

Mark has been a staple of the DC music scene for almost 30 years. First as the drummer of seminal DC punk band The Daycare Swindlers and then as a highly respected recording engineer. He currently works as an engineer at Grammy-winning Bias Recording Studio, where artists such as Dave Matthews, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Keller Williams have made recordings. He is also the Director of Manufacturing Operations at Furnace Record Pressing, the largest record pressing plant on the East Coast.

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Mark Reiter

Producer/Engineer

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Whitney has a degree in Business Administration and specializes in graphic design and communications. She has several years of experience in public relations and messaging for specific audiences around the world and can craft a global outreach strategy that combines social media, print and a variety of guerilla marketing techniques.

Whitney Mirts

Public Engagement Specialist

Paul Brown is a bassist and has been playing and recording music since the mid 1980’s. He has provided music instruction via the Arlington Public School System.  He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts in Communication and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the College of William and Mary.  Paul has 25 years of telecommunications and IT consulting experience in commercial and federal government environments.

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Paul Brown

Head of Business Operations

Our Philosophy

No two artists are alike in their approach, style and audience. The same should be true for artist services.  We create and deliver services that are tailor-made to fit the artist’s needs. From photo shoots, to social media management, to electronic press kits, to a studio, producer and players for your next album, Orpheus can build our world around you.

Our goal is your success, and our focus is up-and-coming and established artists who could use help with songwriting, marketing or publicity. We're musicians, too, se know how hard it is to write and record great songs while keeping up with social media, booking shows, and creating promotional content for your fans.  Let us help.  Whether you want to play around town or be known around the world, we want to help you have the best shot at seeing your music dreams come true.