John Parker has been involved in the music business since 1985. His career began when he joined Kingsborough Community College’s radio station, B91 (NY’s only 24/7 Dance Radio Station at the time). John held the positions of On Air Talent, Publicity Director, Music Director and then Program Director during his stay.
In 1989, Parker made the jump from Radio to Records, joining Profile Records. There he had a chance to work with Run-DMC, DJ Quik, Rob Base and many others.
After a 5 year stay at Profile, he went to work for Select Records. There he worked with The Jerky Boys & Chubb Rock.
In late 1995, John joined Robbins Entertainment. John held the position of VP, A&R/Dance Promotion up until leaving the company at the end of 2008. He has signed and worked with Cascada, D.H.T., DJ Sammy, Lasgo, Ian Van Dahl, Rockell, September to name a few.
Parker was also one half of the Mix team known as the Happy Boys. With over 1.5 Million Mix CD’s sold, the Happy Boys are amongst the Biggest Selling Mixers of all Time.and he’s produced over 30 Compilations on Robbins including the their best selling “Best of” and Various Party Series cds.
In 2009, John started his own label, Parker Recordings and had instant chart success with newcomer Alex Sayz.
Currently, John works for the leading Pop/Dance radio and mix show promotion company, Promo Only Promotions. He is the Co-editor of the All Access Dance/EDM Chart and section. Runs 2 internet radio stations (B91 & B91 Classic) and host his own podcast, The Dance Music Consultant on iTunes.
Awards include being a multiple time winner of the IDMA Award for promotion as an individual and company.
John was also named the #1 Dance A&R Person in the World by HitQuarters.com for 2007.
In addition, John was the on-air celebrity judge for WNEW-FM’s “NY Morning Mix Idol” in 2006. He also is a founding board member of the Dance Music Hall of Fame and is a voting member of NARAS. He’s also spoken at a number of music seminars.
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