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DeMarco White

DeMarco joins the Recording Academy with an in depth knowledge and experience in corporate partnerships and business development. DeMarco brings a uniquely creative approach to building long lasting, sustainable, and meaningful relationships.

DeMarco has spent the bulk of his career supporting artists and managing partnerships at Music Forward’s Live Nation Entertainment. There he produced showcases and small festivals for emerging artists from under-resourced communities. Additionally, during his time, he also established partnerships and executed activations with music company’s such as Sony BMG, Concord Publishing, Pandora, Spotify, and others alike.

Toward the end of his time at Live Nation, DeMarco produced and hosted a virtual panel series called “Industry Sessions”. In these sessions DeMarco had the opportunity to interview artists such as Stacey Barthe, Ashe, Kid Daytona, Antonique Smith, and industry change-makers such as Jeanine McLean, Alphonzo Terrell, and DJ Omega. It has always been a priority of DeMarco’s to create spaces within the industry that are conducive for sharing knowledge and experiences with one another.

Accepting the charge to challenge corporate America to invest both their human and financial capital into a national mentorship program, DeMarco most recently made the pivot to joining Green Dot Public Schools. There he focused on building a robust portfolio of corporate partners to engage in a program conceptualized as response to the social injustice and racial inequity taking place in our world. This portfolio of partners included Snap Inc. Lionsgate Television, the Los Angeles Rams, Audacy, Microsoft, and Fed Ex.

A Chicago native, DeMarco is a lover of all things pizza, tennis, music, and more importantly – real housewives.

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