Mark Chung (musician)

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Mark Chung
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Background information
Born (1957-06-03) June 3, 1957 (age 61)
OriginLeeds, England
music publisher
Years activeLate 1970s–present
Associated actsAbwärts
Einstürzende Neubauten

Mark Chung (born June 3, 1957, in Leeds, England[1]) is a German musician and music publisher, probably best known for his work as the bass guitarist of the German band Einstürzende Neubauten.


From 1980 Chung was a member of the West German post-punk band Abwärts from Hamburg he joined Einstürzende Neubauten in 1981. He assumed responsibility for business management of the band until leaving in 1994 to concentrate on his work in the music industry.

He formed Freibank Music Publishing in 1986, initially for controlling and administering the copyrights of Einstürzende Neubauten, but Freibank also offered this service to other musicians and steadily grew.[2] In 1996, Chung moved to London, where he became senior vice-president of Sony Music International.[2] After 9 years with Sony Music, he moved back to Germany and now directs the Freibank office in Berlin. In 2006, Chung was elected chairman of the German association of independent music companies (Verband unabhängiger Musikunternehmen - VUT) and he also sits on the board of the public-private partnership Initiative Musik.

He is married and has two sons and a daughter.


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