Two pivotal moments in Mark Levin’s life lead him to where he is today – receiving his first guitar at age 12, and a friend loaning him ‘On The Road’ by Jack Kerouac in high school. From that moment on, the world became his playground.

Losing his hearing at the age of two never slowed Mark down. Graduating from Columbia College Chicago in 2008 with a B.A. in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management, concentrating in Music Business, he has an all around passion for the music and entertainment industry. In 2015 Mark helped co-found DPAN.tv, amongst his many roles in helping build the network, he worked as an Associate Producer and Director of DTV News. He was also a producer for Real People, Tru Biz, Between the Lines, and his own show that he wrote and directed, Facts of Life with Rex Turner.  He also has worked closely with internationally renowned Deaf Hip-Hop performer Sean Forbes as his guitarist, and previously his Tour & Event Manager. Prior to his current role at DPAN.tv, he joined D-PAN: Deaf Professional Arts Network in 2008 and held many roles including, Assistant Director of Film, Website Content Manager, Social Media Manager, Merchandise manager, and more. In addition to helping film over 30 music videos with millions of views worldwide, he DJ’s various events and parties, has worked multiple major music festivals across the country for 12 years, been involved with TV production, and has acted in both Film & Theatre. He has a passion for inspiring others, and changing the worlds perception of the ever-growing talents of the Deaf community.

Currently Mark works for Live Nation Entertainment as a Production Coordinator at Saint Andrews Hall / The Shelter Detroit.

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Photo Credit: Adrean Mangiardi

Paradise Road is all things entertainment that Mark encompasses. He has vast music industry and video production experience ranging from management, touring, production, and more. Working full-time and immersing himself in the industry for 15+ years, he is always striving to stay one step ahead, and on top of current and leading industry trends.

Experience a journey down Paradise Road – If you’d like to arrange a consultation, interview,  guest lecture, DJ gig, performance, or more, send him an email!

Photo Credit: Adrean Mangiardi
Photo Credit: Adrean Mangiardi


New Article Published: What It’s Like To Be Deaf in an Industry That’s Loud

  Recently I was asked to contribute an article about my experiences as a Deaf individual working in the music industry.  As I continue freelancing and navigating jobs in this competitive and ever-changing industry, I decided to gear my post towards other D/Hoh individuals trying to make it in “hearing industries” and share some advice. …


Spoken Word Poetry

All Poems Written and Performed by Mark

All works are original and copywritten unless otherwise noted.

Full live performance from Third Man Records, Cass Corridor Detroit on 2/21/20
Poems performed: “Dis-Visability”, “Senses”, “Sometimes I”

“Senses” – Performed by Mark Levin.
Recording and Sound design – Jake Bass x Bassment Sounds 2.0.
Lyric Video – Sean Forbes

Mark’s performance from the 8.22.19 All Access Cafe event hosted by M.L. Liebler at Detroit’s Third Man Records.
To listen to the full All Write in Sin City podcast from this event, click here

Raw cut of my spoken word poem titled ‘Sometimes I’ (lyrics can be seen in link below titled “Truth”).

“Truth”, published in Kiss-Fist Magazine , Page 27, Later re-titled “Sometimes I”
“Truth”, published in Kiss-Fist Magazine , Page 27, Later re-titled “Sometimes I”

Rough cut cover of John Lennon’s ‘Working Class Hero’ by Chicago Acoustic duo ‘Joey’s Brother Greg’ ft. Greg Morelli and Mark Levin; featuring an original slam poem titled ‘Our Nation’ by Mark Levin

DJ Mark Paradise

Music has always been a passion for Mark Paradise.  After learning guitar, bass, & drums, the next step was becoming the mix master of the party. He takes influence from such DJ’s as Griz, Gramatik, Pretty Lights, Girl Talk, Thievery Corp. and more,

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DJing bars, clubs and private events for 12+ years, Mark Paradise spins Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop, Top 40, House, and original remixes.

Mark Paradise, was the resident DJ for an after-hours bar in Chicago, spinning for 700 club goers every weekend. He has also closed out events at the House of Blues (Hollywood), Knitting Factory (New York), Royal Caribbean Halloween Cruise 2015, and has performed in Cleveland, Philadelphia, D.C., Detroit, Aruba, and various other private events. Since 2015 he has been DJing New Year Eve events in Detroit. In January 2020 he opened up for DJ Logic in Detroit.

Mark also has 10 years in event production and management. If you are looking for some help planning your event or party, send him a message through the contact form below.

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Detroit Metro Times Staff Pick – click image above for article

Would you like Mark Paradise to DJ or help plan your event ? Send him a message below and he’ll get back to you at his soonest availability.