Marcus K. Dowling
In the past decade, Marcus K. Dowling’s conceptual curation, marketing, promotional, interviewing, and hosting expertise have allowed creative entrepreneurs in the entertainment industry the ability to gross $25 million in revenue. He’s also a compassionate visionary who sits comfortably at the confluence of the underground and mainstream. Furthermore, as a wordsmith, he is obsessed with history, appreciative of the present, and loving the future. Ultimately, he is a creator, curator, and innovator defining a wild new age’s sociopolitical landscape.
Dowling is a veteran, award-winning music journalist. He's recently been honored by being named the 2021 recipient of both the Rolling Stone Chet Flippo Award for Excellence in Country Music Journalism plus Mixmag's Drum Award-winning team for Best Editorial Campaign. His contributions across the musical spectrum have seen him write for Billboard, Rolling Stone, Vice, The FADER, VIBE, Complex, Bandcamp, CMT.com, No Depression, and more. Moreover, he’s been quoted by the Associated Press, ESPN, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and The Tennessean. Plus, Dowling has made 300+ podcast appearances in the last ten years and is also a screenwriter whose credits include work with Viacom, A & E Networks, and Washington, DC's Government.
Included in his success is his recent work as a lead ethnomusicology curator for installations at the DC Public Library’s redesigned central branch, plus his time as the DC Government’s 202Creates representative for DestinationDC’s #WeDC House at SXSW. 2021 finds him as the lead producer for From Almost to Awesome: The Whole Story of DC Hip-Hop History.
Notably, he’s one-third of the founding team behind ADOBO, a successful Afro-Latino social justice brand, and events organization. Plus, as the concept developer for Decades -- a retro-themed four-story nightclub in downtown Washington, DC -- his ideas aided the club in becoming a lucrative, award-winning nightspot in its first year. Finally, his tireless work behind the scenes has established innumerable local, national, and global online radio stations, talent management groups, startup websites, and event marketing brands.