A-Blake Records Appoints David Newmark as VP of Promotion, Acquisitions

David NewmarkDavid Newmark Deer Park, TX (November 26, 2012) A-Blake Records has appointed David Newmark VP of Promotion and Acquisitions, effective today.
Working to strengthen the Texas label's presence in Nashville, Newmark will secure and manage an exclusive regional promotion staff for national campaigns for artists on the roster as well as take responsibility for the acquisition of new talent for the label.

Dave Darus, President of A-Blake Records, stated: "We are excited and proud to have an executive of such caliber as David Newmark join our team. His relationships and expertise in the country music industry are second to none and his experience in independent promotion will be valuable as we expand into Nashville."

Newmark comes to A-BlakeRecords from CO5 Music where he successfully supervised a Nashville staff (which he put together in 2005) as VP of Country Promotion. A 35 year promotion veteran, Newmark has enjoyed long tenures at major labels including Columbia, Epic, RCA and Dreamworks. His expert management skills and experience make him an important asset to the A-Blake family.

"I look forward to growing A-Blake Records into a major independent force in Nashville. My goal is to make A-Blake the premier place for artists to have a voice in their creative and career development," said Newmark.

Newmark will be based in Nashville and can be reached at (615) 469-1756 and
About A-Blake Records
A-Blake Records (ABR) was founded in 2011 in Deer Park, Texas, by business owner Blake Barnes and entertainment attorney Daniel Sanders. Dave Darus, who has worked with such artists as Melissa Etheridge, Maroon 5, Elton John and the Bee Gees, signed on as president in August of 2011 to shape the career path of rising country music artist Jason Cassidy.

Cassidy's #1 single "Honky Tonk Heaven" (Texas Regional Radio Report) was the label's first success and a Top 10 Texas hit followed with the single "What If." The song served as Cassidy's national introduction as more than 70 stations across the country picked it up and the accompanying music video reached the #1 spot on the CMT Pure 12-Pack Countdown. Cassidy is currently promoting the Top 10 Texas single "Ride of Your Life," and preparing to release his next single, "Blame It On Waylon," early next year.