Dark Horse Music Group (DHMG) is proud to introduce it’s newest group of entertainment industry executives.
Growing up on the banks of the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky, musician and producer Ben Faulkner was Influenced by everything from Bluegrass to Classic Rock to Hip-Hop. “As an A&R rep, I love going to live events, finding raw talent and helping those artists reach their full potential,” says Faulkner. “My life revolves around music, from when I wake up until I go to sleep. I can’t imagine doing anything else.”
Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, John Ross was heavily influenced by the Hip-Hop culture that surrounded him. Since graduating from Dark Horse Institute, he spends the majority of his time programming music and creating tracks. “I have always been fascinated by how musicians sonically and visually portray their identities,” says Ross, “and at Dark Horse I have the opportunity to help aspiring artists achieve their creative visions.“
After serving seven years in the Army with deployments in Kuwait and Afghanistan, Edward Robinson decided to follow his long-standing desire to make music. “Having been born in Chicago and raised in Memphis, music is in my blood,” says Robinson. After graduating from Dark Horse Institute’s School of Audio Engineering, he now serves as an artist development executive and producer with Dark Horse Music Group.
Northern Virginia native Seth Itkin is a producer, A&R rep and Artist Development executive with Dark Horse Music Group. Influenced by DC’s Hardcore scene, he writes, performs and produces Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. As a graduate of Dark Horse Institute’s audio engineering program, Itkin is passionate about working with and developing artists. “Music has changed my life and I want to help people change theirs,” he says.
Ohio’s Daniel Johnston is a musician, engineer, producer and music executive with Dark Horse Music Group. Johnston has performed on stage with artists such as West Virginia Music Hall of Famer, Jo Ann Jones, and members of .38 Special and The Guess Who. He has also provided on-stage technical support for Alt-Rockers Cage the Elephant and Outlaw Country songstress, Nikki Lane. Johnston will be focusing on A&R, production and artist development.
Faulkner was recently appointed Head of A&R for DHMG, and will be coordinating the efforts of Robinson, Itkin, Ross and Johnston to discover developing artists and award them free studio time at Dark Horse to record their next EP.
Ross, as Head of Marketing, will oversee the group’s online promotional efforts on the web, Facebook (Robinson), Instagram (Faulkner), You Tube and Spotify (Johnston), SoundCloud and Snapchat (Itkin) and Twitter.
Dark Horse Music Group is a Nashville-based indie label, publisher and marketing cooperative run by students at Dark Horse Institute’s School of Music Business. For more information, visit www.darkhorsemusicgroup.com.