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Mark Kates

Fenway Recordings
Founder
Boston
Fenway Recordings; Founder



Mark Kates is a music manager whose name is historically synonymous with alternative music. He has worked as A&R person for Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Hole, White Zombie, Elastica, Dispatch, XTC, Jawbreaker and countless others. Besides his 10+ years at Geffen/DGC Records, he also ran Beastie Boys' Grand Royal Records and worked at Big Time and Ace of Hearts. Now a management company, Fenway's current client roster includes MGMT, The Cribs, Mission of Burma, and Doves among others. In addition to management, as DJ Carbo, Kates curates the Fenway Recordings Sessions, a concert series running in Boston clubs since 2004.