Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Next Adventure Begins

Yes, I'm guilty.

Guilty as charged for not updating this blog for over a year. I could give you a million excuses from "I had a nasty paper cut on my pinky and couldn't type" to "The dog ate it", but I won't. I've been working hard and trying to spend time with the family, doing some very interesting projects, and my attention shifted away from this platform. I promise to do better in the future, especially since I have so much to talk about. 

So where were we? Life has been quite intense and interesting since I last posted here. In addition to my consultancy, Mark Edwards Worldwide, I've been working on an assignment for the United States Department of Justice for the last six months. I can't go into details about it, but I was working outside of the house and putting in some very long hours. It was a fascinating experience, and I learned a lot. But that all changed last week.

I've accepted the position as Genre Manager/Musical Technical Director at a CÜR Music. The service will be launching later this year, and it will shatter everything you know about streaming music. I've been consulting the company for almost a year now, and they brought me on to help build the tools and systems that will schedule and deliver music to our users as well as to be the "bridge" between the Development Team and the Music CÜR8tors Team to make sure everybody understands what needs to be done to make this service succeed, both with disruptive content and world class technology. The company has some extraordinary bright and forward thinking people behind it and is poised to really shake things up in the streaming music space. 

The great thing about this opportunity is that I get to use what I know about music programming, writing computer code, and the online world all at once.  And while the company's offices are on the East Coast, I'll be able to do most of my work from home in St. Louis thanks to the miracle of the Interwebz. It's a truly once in a lifetime opportunity to do all the things I love at once and help build what I believe will be a juggernaut of a company in the process. 

Another benefit of this job is that I'll be much easier to reach than I've been over the last year or so. If you have my personal e mail, by all means use it. If you don't, my work e mail is My phone number remains the same at 77.333.MARKE and I'll be hanging out on Skype most of the time as MarkECubFan. And if you're a FaceTime user, you can now find me at any e mail address you have for me. There are about a dozen other ways to reach me, and you can find all of them on my page.

Again, I am sorry I fell off the grid. It was unavoidable with the projects I was working on. I look forward to being easier to find, catching up with you, and staying in touch in the future. And yes, I'll do my best to post more regularly here on