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Byron E. Burke has worked in the music industry for over twenty years. He served as the Co-Executive Vice President of the music division for Prelude music & Film Works that released the 1998 motion picture Lost In Space for New Line Cinema, as well as co-writing and producing music for artists on Atlantic Records, East West Records, MAW Records, Nervous Records, Strictly Rhythm Records, Capitol Records, Universal Records and Columbia Records.
By the age of 19, Burke became the Vice President for Burstinglaw Music Productions in Chicago, Illinois.
Burke was the creative force behind Ten City, an early 1990s dance group that has established them as one of the pioneers of House Music. He co-wrote and produced two albums entitled Foundation and State of Mind for Atlantic Records, one album entitled No House Big Enough for East West Records and one album entitled That Was Then, This Is Now for Columbia Records. The records spawned ten Top 20 Billboard magazine dance songs, five Top 10 Billboard Magazine Sales Chart Singles, ten Top U.K. Pop Chart Singles, a Gold Album from South Africa and a Silver Album from the U.K. that received international acclaim on four continents.
In January 1999, Burke 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 10 week course taught methods on how develop, acquire funding and run a successful start up company. Several of his start up development ventures include The House Music Channel and Mustang Mike Drag Racing.
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.[clarification needed] In addition to his duties at BB Media Global Group, he began his Undergrad program at DePaul University in January 2010 to obtain his BA in computer science and he is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.
On December 16, 2001, Burke became a member of the Body of Christ at Living Word Christian Center in Forest Park, Illinois. By May 2003, Burke began conducting weekly online bible teachings on AOL & Yahoo chatrooms with individuals and groups in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, India and Africa.