Byron E. Burke has worked in the music and consulting industry for over twenty-seven years. He began at the age of 13 as a gifted trumpet player and DJ from the Westside of Chicago. By the age of 16, he was recognized as one of the top teen DJ’s in Chicago which led him to sign his first record deal with the legendary “DJ International Records” under the group named “B Rude Inc“, along with members Anthony Nash, Shawn Robinson (not in photo), Tommie Williams; including Byron Stingily shortly before the group disbanded in 1997.
Shortly after the disbandment of B Rude Inc., Burke, Stingily along with house music pioneer Marshall Jefferson began working on new music projects such as the Truth (Open Our Eyes) and Ragtyme (I Can’t Stay Away & Fix It Man feat T.C. Roper & Herb Lawson).
By the age of 19, Byron became the Vice President for Burstinglaw Music Productions, Inc. (Burke Burke, Byron Stingily, Herb Lawson) in Chicago, Illinois. The production company produced and worked with artist such as Marshall Jefferson, Kim English, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Tommie Jenkins (Cameo), Billy Beck (Ohio Players) and Masters At Work. His unique ability to compose, produce and critique songs, stage performances, including marketing & promotion strategies, has made him a pioneer in the music industry.
Byron was the creative force behind the legendary house music band from Chicago named Ten City. He co-wrote, produced and remixed songs on the “Foundation” and “State Of Mind” albums for Atlantic Records, including “No House Big Enough” for East/West Records, and “That Was Then, This Is Now” for Columbia Records.
These albums produced ten Top 20 Billboard Magazine dance songs, five Top 10 Billboard Magazine Sales Chart Singles, 10 Top United Kingdom Pop Chart Singles, including a Gold Plaque from Tusk Music, South Africa and a Silver Plaque from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), United Kingdom.
In January 1999, Byron decided to further his education by attending a continuing studies program at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. called “Business 16, From Idea to IPO”. This course set the foundation for Byron to explore his entrepreneur spirit and build relationships with successful individuals in the financial, software development, automotive, television, motion picture, fashion and music industries.
Today, Burke leads BB Media Global Group, leveraging his experience to help clients embrace the new concepts and ideas that help drive new customers and see long term growth by using biblical principles.
When it comes to business development, the firm works closely with several start-ups and established ventures such as DJ International Records, DJ International Radio, The House Music Channel , Mustang Mike Drag Racing, Lady Flava Network, & the DJ Hall of Fame & Museum.
In addition to his duties at BB Media Global Group, he began his undergrad studies at DePaul University in January 2010 to obtain his BA in Business Development & Entrepreneurship. On December 16, 2010, he became an inducted member of DePaul’s Golden Key International Honor Society chapter for academic excellence as well as a 2011- 2013 DePaul University SNL Dean Scholarship recipient.
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