Blinding Talent is a UK-based Artist Development and Digital Music Marketing Agency for the music industry.

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Blinding Talent was formed by Mark Adams (previously Channel 4 / Bauer Music Programming Director) in June 2020.

As a leading Artist Development and Digital marketing company, now in it's fourth year, Blinding Talent has had many highlights including high profile partnerships with industry platforms like Music Week, The Great Escape and Kerrang! through to a number of their artists now being signed to major labels!

Here are some of the music brands Mark has worked directly with:

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27 Yrs

Industry Experience

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Successful Campaigns

200 M

Video Views Achieved

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Streams Delivered

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Audiences Activated


Mark Adams is the Founder & CEO of Blinding Talent, a UK-based Artist Development, Digital Marketing and Creative Services agency. With an entertainment industry career spanning nearly 3 decades across music, print media, radio and TV, Mark’s personal career highlights have included producing video formats with Spotify and YouTube alongside playing a key role in breaking artists in the UK market through prioritised TV and Radio support and innovative programming strands. These artists include: All Time Low, Anne Marie, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, My Chemical Romance, Pink, Rag’n’Bone Man, Tom Grennan, Years & Years, and many more. Mark is now using his network and experience, with a hand-picked team to nurture new artists and support them in preparing for their big break.

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“Our mission is to support artists at every level with high quality, digitally enabled services which can help them become the best they can be”

Hailing from South London, Mark started out in the late ‘90s in Broadcast Operations at The Box Music Television before joining the Music team at The Box/Emap TV as Junior Music Programmer. He then went on to launch several pivotal media platforms, including Kerrang!, Kiss TV, Magic, QTV, Smash Hits and The Hits on his path to becoming Head of Music at the organisation. During his tenure, The Box overtook MTV in market share, and Mark launched both FHMTV and The Hits before the group’s TV channels were bought by Channel 4. In 2014 Mark was promoted to become the network’s Director of Music Programming.

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In 2013 he launched the Official YouTube Chart in partnership with YouTube before launching Spotify’s first ever Streaming Chart a year later.

"My career has always been defined by innovation and curiousity, which led to industry first partnerships with Shazam, YouTube and Spotify. I never stop looking for the evolving trends in music consumption and how that affects listening behaviour"

- Mark Adams

Having left Channel 4 in 2018, Mark consulted for a number of Music industry businesses, including international record labels, sync companies and music AI startups before launching Blinding Talent from his spare room in 2020. Nearly four years in, his highlights have included partnering with industry platforms like Music Week, Women In Music Awards, Kerrang! and The Great Escape, not to mention helping a number of artists sign management and record label deals.

During almost 30 years in the industry, Mark has hugely enjoyed his expansive array of work, including content activations, with brands, from Guitar Hero and KFC, to River Island and Shockwaves, among many others. He has always worked closely with record labels and is constantly looking ahead to the developments that will disrupt the music business, with an insatiable appetite for the latest tech, including AI and Machine Learning. Over the years, Mark has been invited to judge on an array of prestigious music industry award panels, including the BRITs, BBC Sound of (2006-2018), Kerrang! Awards and the Music Week Awards.

Today, Mark employs a team of powerhouse women and works with a range of artists around the world as a highly esteemed industry expert, focusing on the core pillars, Artist Development, Publicity and Digital Marketing/Fan Growth.

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