Executive Team

MZ HeadMark 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, 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.

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 150 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.

Thad Jackson – Artist Relations

Thad brings his dual-perspective to the music business, both as a Zedd Records artist and as the new Artist Relations liason. As an artist, Thad began recording demos on his computer with a dollar store microphone. Flash forward to 2016 where that enthusiasm landed him a spot on the MUCH show “DISband: Discovered” and won him a FACTOR recording grant. At Zedd Records, Thad is the “go-to guy” for artists with his extensive knowledge of the grant funding and licensing processes, as well as the first-hand experience of an artist writing and recording songs. You can find him performing live shows around the Toronto area.

"Working with Mark has been a great experience. He makes the creative process simple and easy. With Mark's help, I successfully acquired a FACTOR grant for the development of my second song. He is positive, professional and has helped put me on the path to becoming the artist that I want to become."

Connor Vincent Award Winning Singer/Songwriter