John Mark King


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.

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.

Mark Reiter


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.

Paul Brown

Head of Business Operations

Our Philosophy

At Orpheus, we take the “whole artist” approach. This means that we strive to create and deliver services that are tailor-made to fit your needs. We know that no two artists are alike in their approach, style and audience. The same should be true for artist services. So, whether you are looking for a photo shoot, social media management or a studio for your next album, rest assured that Orpheus is ready to craft a suite of services designed specifically for you.

Working with Orpheus also means  that you only work with one representative for all your needs. This makes sure that there is consistency across all your content. For example, you can work with us to arrange and record your single, design artwork and produce a music video, all with the same design, approach and attention to detail.

Our goal is your success, and our focus is up-and-coming artists who could use the added benefit of help with outreach, songwriting or design. We are musicians, too. We know how hard it is to write and record great songs on your own, while also maintaining a social media presence, booking shows and creating promotional content for your fans. Let us help with the hard work so you can focus your energy on what’s important to you.

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. 

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