Quark Records President and CEO
Curtis Urbina, a 25-year music industry veteran, is one of the industry’s most dynamic and informative label entrepreneurs and speakers. He has worked with all of today’s major entertainment companies including EMI, Universal, BMG/Sony and Warner Music. Curtis has worked with Kid Rock, Roger Daltry, Ron Wood, Charlie Watts, Deborah Gibson, Bobby Womack, Shannon, Roger Sanchez, Blaze and many more. He has participated in conferences and lectures around the world including MIDEM, Billboard Dance Summit, Amsterdam Dance Event, Winter Music Conference, and Global Music Summit. He has been quoted in periodicals such as Billboard Magazine, Crain’s New York Business, NY Daily News and many more.
He was instrumental in several successful club labels which he owned or co-owned such Emergency Records and Quark Records, which created the first opportunities for many of today’s leading DJ/ producers and remixers. Curtis is currently Adjunct Professor at New York University where he teaches courses on the Music Industry, the business of Music Publishing, careers in the Music Business, and runs multiple record labels.
Curtis is the President and CEO of the Quark Music Group, which includes Quark Records, Quarkette Music (BMI), Q-Rap Records, Outer Limits Records, Freedurb Music (ASCAP) and Sandy Hook Music.
About Music Submissions
Quark Music Group and its subsidiaries, do not accept music submissions for A&R review via physical media or digital download. To comply with copyright laws and our corporate standard in business and ethincs; any submissions of this kind will be rejected, returned, and unopened. If you would like to have your music reviewed by the A&R staff of The Quark Music Group, or any of it’s subsidiaries; you must have a public link shared to your music on the internet (streaming). Private (streaming) links are also acceptable and will be reviewed by our staff. If you would like to submit your public SoundCloud or YouTube (or other similar streaming service) link to our A&R Team, please direct the link, your name, and information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please only submit final versions (no live/draft/incomplete versions).
Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we may not respond to each individual request. Please refrain from sending emails questioning the status of your submission. We will contact you.