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.
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.
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.
Head of Business Operations
Erin originally went to school for classical music performance in piano and flute at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. While she ended up switching her degree to Journalism and later finding a home in marketing in the conservation space, music has always been a passion of hers. You can find Erin frequenting concerts and supporting local artists throughout the DC area. Erin has 6 years of experience in digital marketing, communications, and social media management in various industries from conservation to yoga/wellness to music.
Interim Director of Public Engagement
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.