Tobi Parks is an entertainment and intellectual property attorney, majority owner and creative director of xBk, a Des Moines-based creative arts venue, and the creator and Executive Director of Station 1 Records, a non-profit 501(c)(3) artist development and entrepreneurship organization. She was Director of Copyright at Sony Music for 13 years where she worked with Sony’s frontline labels Columbia Records, Epic Records, and RCA Records. She has a long history working in media having worked for a number of years as a Programming and Promotions Associate for Clear Channel Broadcasting and as Director of Marketing and Public Relations with the PBS produced series, In the Life. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and a Master of Arts in Media Literacy from Webster University in St. Louis and a Juris Doctor degree from Drake University Law School. She is a musician that has played bass in the NYC glam-punk band Bambï, Toronto-based The Cliks, St. Louis-based acts The Star Death, Is That You?, and Grandpa’s Ghost. As a solo performer and session player, she has worked with Cyndi Lauper, Margaret Cho, Darin Gray, Tim Garrigan, Keith Rowe, Mark Shippy, and video artist James Fotopoulos. She has composed for stage, television and film.
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