Stark Profiles PR specializes in providing comprehensive publicity, digital & print marketing and promotion for individual DJs, artists, groups and labels inside the dance music industry.


The artists and labels we currently provide full time PR representation for:

Other Clients

We’ve been working with numerous other artists and labels in the
world of electronic dance music, including:
Spinnin Records
Enhanced Recordings
Cosmic Gate
Aly & Fila
Super8 & Tab
Above & Beyond
Ministry of Sound
Ferry Corsten
Giuseppe Ottaviani
High Contrast
John O'Callaghan
Dada Life
Alex Morph
Gareth Emery
Lost Language
Touchstone Recordings
Kyau & Albert
Marco V
Sied Van Riel
Marcel Woods
Jochen Miller
Roger Shah
Leon Bolier

Recent work

See below a small selection of what we achieved for our clients through recent campaigns.
Our full website is coming soon, visit again to browse a full portfolio.

A-Z of our services

Below you’ll find the core services that we supply. Giving you a real commercial advantage, they’re ones that will grow understanding of what you do and your audience along with them. These are more 'the tip of the iceberg' though. We suggest, we can advise but we also listen. If you’ve got a ‘outside the box’ idea or vision, hey, don’t be shy - lay it on us!
Biographies, Rewrites & Updates
Whether you’ve already conquered the dance universe or are just starting out, your artist biography sells you and what you do around the world. Over the last 7 years, Stark Profiles PR has written the biogs of a host of trance and progressive names – Paul van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Aly & Fila, Markus, Schulz, Cosmic Gate and Solarstone to name but a few.
Dedicated Press Contact
For a manageable monthly fee Stark Profiles could become the professional handling agent for all your media enquiries. You link SP+PR via your webspace, socials and e-mail signatures and you have a press agent, handling your ‘incomings’ and improving the professional interface of your DJing, production and/or label.
E-Flyer Campaigns
From time to time you’ll have a track, big-name remix, event or other piece of work that (outside of the confines of your other major campaigns) requires spotlighting. Our e-flyer campaigns take that information direct to the inboxes of the people who will want to know about it.
Fanbase Surveys
Ever woken up at 6am and thought to yourself: I wonder what the fan really thinks about that? Away from the bear pits of the forums, or the cosy face-to-face feedback, that is. Well, there is a way to find out.
Forwards & Introductions
Tim Stark has been writing about electronic dance music for many electronic music institutions, including the world-renowned DJ Magazine, since 1999. In that time he’s written forwards & introductions for some of the world’s biggest dance names, Above & Beyond, Paul van Dyk, Markus Schulz and Solarstone among them. For your next mix-compilation or artist album project, why not have Tim Stark pen some prose for your long-player?
Monthly Newsmailer
The monthly newsmailer is one of the most popular services provided by Stark Profiles. Fans who are not kept in the loop on a regular basis always have the potential to have their musical minds drawn elsewhere. The only thing better than having them go to a website and read about your musical activities is to actually deliver your info straight to their inbox.
National & International Print Press Campaigns
If you’re looking to take your compilation or artist album to the next level, Stark Profiles can promote your interests to the world’s printed dance press. We’ll work on securing you interviews, features, box-outs and competitions that will raise the profile of your release or artist enormously.
Press Releases
One of the cornerstones of everything you do is how it’s presented to a prospective audience. As an individual artist you’ll have specific motivations for putting into motion the projects you undertake. Getting this across, as well as all the other elements that comprise them is as almost as critical as doing it in the first place.
Review Campaigns
Every track, album or compilation you do is a special event, a building block in your career and one that should be aiming to achieve maximum magazine review coverage. If you are looking for a starting point at print press then the review campaign is it!
Special Event Campaigns
Events take place throughout the dance music calendar that present DJs, labels, clubs and producers with significant opportunities to stand out. The WMC IDMA’s, DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs & Clubs polls & the Trance Awards are just some of them. If you’re looking to push through in these areas we can tailor bespoke, image and/or video-led campaigns to give you that significant edge.
Web Campaigns
Effective Web Marketing is now considered the universal key to getting the message about your particular happening out to the greatest number of people possible. We benefit from extremely close relationships with an impressive number of websites, spanning the trance and progressive spectrum. If you have an event, compilation, album, major release or big-name remix in the pipeline, we are ready to make sure that info gets the coverage it deserves.

Who are we?

About Stark Profiles + PR
Stark Profiles PR specializes in providing comprehensive publicity, digital & print marketing and promotion for individual DJs, artists, groups and labels inside the music industry. Our services span the coverage in all forms of media, incl. written press, online, digital marketing, radio & TV. With 20+ years of experience in the music industry and a keen eye for emerging new publicity opportunities, Stark Profiles PR delivers everything from 'next-step' guidance the long-term strategic planning, designed to accomplish the client's end target.
About Tim Stark
Alongside a wide span of contacts, in every corner of the globe, Tim brings to the StarkProfiles PR agency a wealth of experience from across the music industry. He's worked for two national dance publications, starting out at Scottish-based dance magazine Wax before transferring to DJ Mag in 2001 Covering trance and progressive for the highly regarded publication, over ten years he has become the UK's foremost voice on the genre.
Web Campaigns
He's worked in both record retail and & distribution, including three years as the Sales Manager for Amato. On the record label side, he has experience with both majors and Indies, having worked as General Manager for Incentive and as Label Manager for Seb Fontaine's Spot On. In 1999 he launched ATCR (A Trance Communication Release) and helmed the label through the genre's popularity explosion in. Its legacy as one of the scene's zeitgeist labels remains today.


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Clients worldwide we work with on a regular basis


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Websites globally we work with to obtain coverage