Celeste Newman and Mark Crocker - Songwriting
Mark has been writing songs most of his adult life and has written or co-written well over five hundred songs covering a wide variety of styles. He has also written with and for, both male and female songwriters and acts of varying age demographics, highlighting his versatility and skill to be able to adapt to different writing opportunities. He has worked for small record labels, including his own, specializing in developing acts through co-writing and recording sessions and then pitching the acts to labels and publishers.
Mark has had his songs and videos played on local radio and TV stations and has won and/or had placings in a number of local and International Song contests over the years. He has also had songs released and published in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Australia and the USA as well having a number of songs put on hold by various artists and labels. Mark has co- written on many top lines with various International dance producers and DJ’s as well as performing his own original songs in various rock bands and acoustic groups as a Singer/Songwriter. He has also recorded a number of studio Album/EP’s along the way.
Mark has songs published with Leopard Music UK and Fable Music Australia, mostly co-written with A-Zone Productions co-founder Paul Tan who signed Mark as a staff songwriter to work with the labels acts. Mark has recently signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Music Sales/Embassy Music Publishing with songs he has co-written with singer/songwriter CELESTE who he has been working with for a number of years. Among other achievements, they’ve had three European single releases with Belgian DJ/Producer Michael Fall with two of the singles charting in the DJ charts of the UK (No 2), Germany (No 26) and Switzerland (No 29) and the other gaining thousands of streams on Spotify.
Complementing these skills, Mark also runs his own music school where he teaches Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Ukulele as well as songwriting and general musicianship.