began his career in the music and entertainment industry in the early 1990s when he founded New Jack Productions to develop singer/songwriter Jive Jones
, who went on to write hits for Mandy Moore and TLC. As the 90s progressed, Mark Christopher established label Third EYE Music (2)
to release more ambient, spiritually focused music. Third EYE Music (2)
subsequently released The Voyage
, a musical interpretation of the New York Times best seller The Celestine Prophecy. The author, James Redfield, was so impressed with the album that he gave his full endorsement of this project stating, “THE VOYAGE is inspiring music that touches the soul!” Being immersed in technology since a very early age, Mark Christopher quickly gravitated to Internet radio in 1995 pioneering Miami’s first global Internet-based radio station called THE WOMB. Mark Christopher established THE WOMB as a multimedia platform showcasing top DJs, producers, and artists via the Internet and community broadcasting. With $500,000 in venture capital that Mark procured, he was able to establish an audio distribution deal with TERRA/Lycos, build a successful college radio network, and provide a performance outlet and vehicle for many Miami-based electronic producers and DJs. Since 1998, Mark Christopher has headed up Children of the Sun (2)
Productions, a multimedia entertainment company. CHILDREN OF THE SUN’s first major project was the production and release of the ambient compilation series, MIAMBIENT. The album was distributed by VIRGIN music and received immense praise from critics and fans alike. MIAMBIENT was also the genesis for an ambient music concert of the same name that takes place every year during the Winter Music Conference in South Beach, Miami. CHILDREN OF THE SUN has also been involved with the anti-smoking campaign TRUTH; securing multiple budgets for CD compilations and musical licensing. CHILDREN OF THE SUN also negotiated the contract for legendary Brooklyn-based hardcore group BIOHAZARD to provide music for a national television advertising campaign by TRUTH. Mark Christopher has also been working closely with Billy Graziadei of BIOHAZARD and the production company BIO LOGIC. This production company has enabled Billy Graziadei to develop his latest band, SUICIDE CITY. BIO LOGIC is behind the band’s first EP Not My Year and several East Coast and national tours with bands such as GWAR, Mindless Self Indulgence, and Danzig. With all the years and experience in the entertainment industry, Mark Christopher has developed a wide range of skills including artist management, executive production, operating officer, and music and media entrepreneur with a special emphasis on new company incubation. What has enabled Mark to accomplish so many of his career goals is his belief that entertainment is about the creation of platforms for artists. Whether it’s events, radio networks, TV shows, or content delivered via the Internet…artists need a means to showcase their work. Mark’s talent lies in his ability to identify these conduits while at the same time recruit and develop new talent.