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Marko Babineau

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Marko Babineau is a legendary record executive turned successful real estate agent. He shares his successes and rock bottoms and how becoming sober changed his life

On this episode, Marko talks to Matt about:

  • Growing up in Dorchester, MA, and winning 2 world championships marching with the Boston Crusaders marching band
  • Becoming a local marketer and the out-of-the-box promotions he did with Arista Records
  • The wild night with BJ Thomas that he thought would get him fired
  • Touring in a van with The Police and breaking them to the US
  • Spending 3 weeks in his office calling people until he got 100 radio stations to play Joe Jackson
  • How he joined Geffen and
  • Hitting rock bottom and the turning point that lead to seeking help and becoming sober
  • How mentors and role models provided guidance and inspiration on his journey to sobriety.
  • The sense of gratitude, joy, and appreciation he got by living a sober life.
  • His transition to a career in real estate and the changing landscape of the music business.

And More

About Marko Babineau

Marko Babineau spent 28 years in the recording industry. He was general manager of Geffen Records DCG music label and has worked with legends such as Clive Davis, Herb Alpert, and David Geffen while promoting superstar acts including Sting, Elton John, Cher, Don Henley, Aerosmith, and Nirvana.

Babineau now channels his promotional talent into representing and marketing residential homes and condominiums, providing a high level of personalized service, earning accolades as a top producer, and helping others realize their real estate dreams.

A member of the Beverly Hills Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors® (BHGLAAR), Marko is a resident of Burbank's Rancho District and an avid equestrian. In his spare time, he plays drums with "The Contenders," a Pretenders tribute band.

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