Dina Marto is a personal brand that embraces the rewards of committing over ten years of passion, innovation and hard work to the music business.
I caught up with the impressive 30-year-old top female brand, music industry entrepreneur and business professional amidst her celebrating a few milestones in her music career. After forming Twelve Music Group and opening a 4,000 square foot recording studio in Midtown Atlanta in September 2012, the business has made notable achievements under Marto’s direction and networks. She Executive Produced, A&R’d and independently released, the State of Mind album of electric violinist Ken Ford. State of Mind peaked at #3 on the Contemporary Jazz Billboard Chart, #4 on the Jazz Albums Chart and #1 on the South Atlantic Regional Heatseekers Chart. Simultaneously, she planned, produced and managed a sold out concert for Ken Ford at the Buckhead Theatre, in Atlanta. Realizing the changing dynamics of marketing and generating revenue in the recording industry, Marto decided to film the show for television, which aired on the Aspire Network in April of 2013. For the 77th Annual Heisman Trophy Presentation, Twelve Music Group made history as 4.6 million viewers watched Ken Ford perform the first live-music performance during ESPN’s telecast of the awards.