Oral History Information
Markos Kounalakis’ passion for music developed in the 1980’s when he worked at a broadcasting company in Sweden. The radio station had such powerful antennas that the government of the Soviet Union could not jam the signal. As a result, the music Markos played was able to be heard behind the Iron Curtain. As his career developed as a reporter for Newsweek during the fall of the Berlin Wall, he had a front row seat seeing western music flood into that area. In addition to writing several books and hundreds of newspaper columns, Markos also established Earwax Productions, which he owned while working on several music projects and establishing strong relationships with innovative tech companies.