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.
As a journalist, he's a published author in Superchamp Books’ 2020-released Dating & Sex: The Theory of Mutual Self-Destruction. He’s also an accomplished food critic, having appeared on the second season of the History Channel’s The Food That Built America and Modern Marvels, plus being published in Washingtonian and the Washington City Paper. Plus, as a writer in the fields of race and culture, he’s written for The Bitter Southerner, ESPN’s The Undefeated, Washington Informer, Red Bull’s Amaphiko community service campaign, and is in the top 10% of most-read writers on Medium, notably at their LEVEL vertical.
As a music writer, he’s written for Billboard, Rolling Stone, Vice, The FADER, DJCity, VIBE, Complex, Bandcamp, The Boot, Nashville Scene, CMT.com, and more. Moreover, he’s been quoted by the Associated Press, ESPN, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Billboard Magazine, and the Tennessean. Plus, Dowling has made 300+ podcast appearances in the last ten years.
Also 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.