The ChromeOrange Team
MARK GAIDE, Vice-President, is a songwriter, musician and producer/engineer with a 30-year track record that reads like a “Who’s Who” of the music industry and includes names like Joe Cocker, Ronnie Spector, Brian Setzer, Debbie Gibson and the late Miles Davis. He has provided audio restoration for BMG Classics (Leontyne Price’s recording of Madame Butterfly), audio post-production for Fortune 500 companies, including Verizon, Avaya, and Nortel, and broadcast engineering services for VH1 and American Movie Classics.
Indie artists with whom Mark has worked with include Koenig’s Road (signed to ChromeOrange), Rama, The Toasters, The Very Pleasant Neighbor, Jason Crosby, Gush, Frammis (signed to signed to ChromeOrange), Ralph Greco, Future of Ecstasy (signed to ChromeOrange), Slayer, Blessed Death, Larry Baeder, Inity, My Favorite, Cascadu, Britt Savage, Stuttering John, Wide Awake, Spinning Wigs (signed to publishing deal with ChromeOrange), The Godfathers, Roy G. Biv, Shane, Kevin Carlson, Celtic Cross, Kissing Judas, L.A. Guns, In The Spirit, Jones Crusher, Riverzone, Skin Chamber, Body Clock, Inner Vision, Sleepasaurus, Bob Hinz, Dawn Michelle, Gerald Bair, Dancing Hoods, Recuerdo, Sara Chanderia, S.O.D., Warrant, Geoff “Lip” Danielik (signed to publishing deal with ChromeOrange) and the late Jonathan George (formerly signed to ChromeOrange).
Mark’s major label credits include Allman Brothers Band, Blues Traveler, Slayer, Joe Cocker, Bruce Cockburn, Marshall Crenshaw, Brian Setzer, Paul Simon, Richie Havens, Southside Johnny, the late Tito Puente, Rod Morganstein, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Charlie Benante, Dennis Chambers, Kenwood Dennard, Miles Davis (soundtrack to the 1987 motion picture Street Smart, starring the late Christopher Reeves and Morgan Freeman), Mike Stern, Lew Soloff, Bob Berg, Larry Coryell, Acoustic Alchemy, Special FX, Andy West, Toshi Iseda, Wynonna, Rodney Crowell, Maria Muldaur, Ronnie Spector (with producer Gary Klein), Screamin' Jay Hawkins, David Johanson, Roberta Flack, Taylor Dayne, Debbie Gibson (Gibson’s 1992 Atlantic Records Body Mind Soul album with legendary producer Phil Ramone), and the 16th Annual Salsa Festival at Madison Square Garden.
Mark earned his B.A. in Music (multi-percussion) from Stony Brook University, was a drums/percussion student of the late Al Miller, Raymond DesRoches, and Ronald Gould, was an orchestration student of the late Bulent Arel, and has been a composer for Omnimusic since the 1980s.
SUSAN FABER GAIDE, President, is a songwriter/producer and branding strategist who began her career in the music industry at Cherry Lane Music. Over the years, she has collaborated with artists such as Alisha (1980s pop/dance artist on Vanguard Records and RCA Records), Meeta Gajjar (who recorded and toured with Pieces of a Dream in the late 1980s/early 1990s) and 1992 Star Search grand prize winner, Britt Savage. She has also worked with a number of artists who have become Broadway stars, including Idina Menzel (Rent), Marina Chapa (Miss Saigon) and Jeff Reid (Miss Saigon). In 1992, she began collaborating with veteran engineer/producer Mark Gaide, and together they formed ChromeOrange Music ● Media.
In the mid-1990s, as freelance publicist for Manhattan public relations and marketing firms, Susan provided public relations and brand strategy to companies in the pro audio industry, including JBL Professional, AKG Acoustics, Soundcraft, Fostex and SRS Labs. Her articles have been published in leading trade publications such as Mix, Pro Sound News, and Pro AV.
Susan, who earned her bachelor’s degree in music from Hofstra University and an M.B.A. in marketing from Adelphi University, also enjoys the prestigious rank of Full Professor of Music Business at Five Towns College on Long Island. In 1984, she developed the college’s associate degree music business program and in 1990 expanded it to a four-year baccalaureate program. In 2011, she developed an entertainment industry management concentration for the college’s Master of Fine Arts degree program. She has also developed Social Media Marketing Strategies (online course) for University of California – Berkeley Extension, developed an Entertainment Media Promotion minor for the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University and has been named Adjunct of the Month for May 2017 by the DeVoe School of Business at Indiana Wesleyan University, where she instructs Strategies in Marketing Management and Seminar in Business in the online business management degree programs.
Edward M. Kosowski, Strategic Partner - Art Direction/Graphic Design
EDWARD M. KOSOWSKI, Strategic Partner - Art Direction/Graphic Design, brings to ChromeOrange™ Music●Media 25 years of experience as assistant art director, freelance graphic designer, production artist, illustrator and photo retoucher for some of New York's top advertising agencies and direct marketing firms, including Young & Rubicam, Saatchi & Saatchi, Wells Rich Greene, Clive Davis Mann, Ogilvy & Mather, McCann Direct, Bates USA, LLKFB, Rapp Collins, Meyer & Associates, Grey Healthcare and FALA Direct Marketing, through which he provided art direction and graphic design services to American Express, AT&T, Casio, Compaq, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Jaguar, Holiday Inn, Xerox, Miller, Navy, UPS, Sheraton Hotels, Heineken, Seabourn Cruises, Avis, Toys R Us, Southwest Airlines and many other companies in an array of industries. His private freelance clients have included DirecTV and Canon.
Being a guitarist and songwriter (formerly signed to Lifesong/Columbia Records in his 70's band, Arc) as well as composer for the Omnimusic production music library, Eddie is uniquely tuned into the graphic design, marketing and branding that is requisite for positioning artists in today's music market.
Brittany Durante, Brand Manager
Brittany Durante, Brand Manager, is a marketing professional, lyricist, singer and former audio engineer with over 12 years of experience. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Audio Engineering from Five Towns College in New York. During her career, Brittany has had the privilege of working alongside Grammy Award-winning producer and engineer, Inaam Haq at Cherry Beach Sound, a high-profile recording studio and music/production facility in Toronto, where she was the Assistant Engineer and Assistant Marketing Manager. Brittany has assisted with projects for artists and producers such as Rush, Drake, Usher, Rihanna, Wyclef Jean, Sean Garrett, Keri Hilson, and Timbaland, among a host of other international and local artists, producers, film and television talent and advertising agencies.
Over the past decade, Brittany has also had the opportunity to provide marketing support for television host and professional contractor, Mike Holmes (Holmes on Homes, Holmes Inspection, All American Handyman, Home Free, Home to Win, Holmes Makes It Right, Holmes Next Generation, Holmes and Holmes) and his company, The Holmes Group.