Mark Adam Harold is a British-born music and nightlife expert working in Vilnius, Lithuania since 2005.
Mark began his career in the music industry in London in the nineties, sitting in the basement studio of psychedelic electronic rock band Death in Vegas, animating skulls on a pink iMac.
In 2004 Mark discovered Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, and he decided to emigrate. He promoted some of the city’s biggest parties, built the country’s first music streaming service, launched a DJ mix into space, founded an NGO to help Lithuanian musicians develop their careers internationally and curated the government’s Spotify account.
In 2015 Mark was elected to the City Council of Vilnius after a controversial campaign focusing on human rights and nightlife. He became known as the first Night Mayor of Vilnius and after leaving the Council in 2019 he founded Vilnius Night Alliance, a pressure group advocating for better nightlife regulation and development.
Mark’s advice has helped the people of Tbilisi, Budapest, Barcelona, Bradford and Dublin to regulate and develop their night economies. He has spoken in cities as far apart as Brussels, Berlin, Odessa and Kabul.
Mark was also hired as an Adviser to Aušra Maldeikienė MEP after working on her 2019 campaign.
Chair of Vilnius Night Alliance 2019 – present
Adviser to MEP 2019 – present
First Night Mayor of Vilnius 2018 – 2019
Director of NGO Music eXport Fund 2015-2020
Elected Vilnius City Councillor 2015 – 2019
Curator of Republic of Lithuania on Spotify 2018
Soundtrack for We Will Riot 2013
Recordbreaking soundsystem at Loftas 2011
Last Manager of Gravity club 2009 – 2010