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Mark Strippel

Mark manages business development for Unstoppable and is a highly experienced content specialist with a global perspective and demonstrated record of creative leadership for culture-led content platforms. 

Previously the Head of BBC Radio 1Xtra and Head of the BBC Asian Network, Mark is credited for the re-positioning of BBC Radio 1Xtra with new brand vision and strategy. Responsible for successfully launching new BBC Rap formats and signing Tiffany Calver and Kenny Allstar. He also commissioned British Podcast of the Year 2021 winner ‘Brown Girls Do It Too.’

Marks keen eye for talent saw him recruit key talents to the BBC including Maya Jama, Big Zuu, Snoochie Shy, The Receipts, Nadia Jae, Jeremiah Asiamah, Reece Parkinson, Sir Spyro, Sideman, Emerald, Nabiyah Iqbal and Novelist.

His previous experience includes Island Def Jam Music Group, Bates Dorland and law firm Simmons & Simmons. Framed content partnerships with Island Records, Virgin/EMI, Red Bull, Metallic Inc, Roc Nation, South Bank Centre, Echo Location and more. Experienced in relationship building with record labels.He also co-developed BBC Three’s BAFTA-nominated TV series The Rap Game UK.

Additional global market specialism in Indian music industry and commissioning artist programming in Jamaica and West Africa. 

Skilled in Brand and Talent Strategy, Business Strategy, Digital Media, Commissioning, Record Labels, Organisational Change with a specialism in Music, Entertainment and youth audiences.

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