MONTREAL (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Peter J. Wark has joined Donald K Donald as director of Artist Management Services and coordinator of the Chairman's Office.
Wark brings a vast knowledge of the music business with work experience in both the US and Canada. In 2001, he was recruited by record executive Dave Lory to assist him at Artemis Records in New York City where he worked with numerous acts, including Kurupt, Warren Zevon, Kittie and Steve Earle as well as Jimmie Vaughan for the Grammy Award winning record “Do You Get the Blues?” He than followed Lory in 2002 to start a new venture, Worldwide Entertainment Group, where he assisted in structuring the company and worked in management with such acts as Duncan Sheik, Robert Earl Keen and Courtney Love for the release of her first solo record, “America’s Sweetheart.”
In 2004, he left to concentrate on his own independent record label, Stanton Street Records, with producer/engineer Steve Rosenthal, which released four critically acclaimed records featuring Norah Jones, Jesse Harris, Joseph Arthur and Jesse Malin. There, he dealt with the day-to-day operations including retail, marketing, radio promotion and distribution of the label in the US, UK and Australia.
More recently, Wark has been working at indie record label Big 3 Entertainment where he was instrumental in the development, promotion and sales of the label’s acts including Cheap Trick, Jon Secada, Stryper, Carnie Wilson and Rick Derringer. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner