Mark Zubek – President, Songwriter & Producer
Mark Zubek helps singers with their artistic vision by co-writing and producing songs for them and then aggressively marketing them to TV shows, movies and commercials. Since 1992 Mark’s career has spanned Boston, New York and Toronto, writing and producing music for Universal, Warner, BMG and Virgin, as well as over 200 indie acts. Equally proficient on drums, electric and upright basses, guitars and keyboards, Mark’s writing, producing and performing credits include Grammy and Juno artists Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, The Crash Test Dummies, Rob Wells (Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande), Greig Nori (Sum 41, Hedley, Treble Charger), Jen Chapin, Canadian Idol winner Theresa Sokyrka, MapleMusic’s Hilary Weaver, Entertainment Tonight, Degrassi, Breakfast Television, Coca-Cola, Discovery Channel, Hasbro, Pringles, Dunkin’ Donuts and the “Love Stinks” movie with Tyra Banks and Bill Bellamy. The songs Mark co-writes with his artists receive regular international radio play and have won the Grand Prize of multiple high-profile songwriting contests.
Mark is also an expert at getting FACTOR, OAC, and Canada Council grants for his artists – most of the artists who write songs with him end up with grant funding – over $500,000 in successful grants to his credit. Mark is currently based in Toronto and is co-writing and developing new artists for Warner Records and Nettwerk Records.
Kirsten Rea – Artist Relations
Kirsten is thrilled to work alongside Mark Zubek at Zedd Records as an artist, AND as the Artist Relations Manager. Having spent most of her teenage years and adult life performing and recording in the studio, she is happy to be a part of this dynamic team that truly strives to help artists reach their full potential. Kirsten has written and recorded songs with independent artists all over the world. Her experience in the studio and on stage is what drives her desire to support and encourage singers who want to take their music careers to the next level. Kirsten is your point person if you have questions about songwriting, recording, grant funding, life in general, or if you just need a little encouragement to keep pushing through!