Singleton Newman

Singleton Newman is a woman of quality! Born January 14, 1984 to professional musician, teacher and guitarist Tom Newman and media consultant mother Pamela Jones-Newman in Washington, DC, her name bought her into a unique category and was a characteristic that allowed her to stand out from her peers at an early age. Singleton generally being a last name is Singleton’s first and she is always complimented on its origin and originality.

Singleton got her name from her mother’s college mentor and it means a person or thing occurring singly, especially an individual set apart from others. Singleton being an only child was afforded many great opportunities to learn and experience new things. Having a love for the arts from the beginning,Singleton sculpted her creative skills in the arts through dance and music programs her mother exposed her to at an early age. She participated every summer in college and university programs where she attended classes and lived on several college campuses, and during her high school years, on weekends, she was in the Upward Bound Program at University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Having danced with the Carol Chesley Dance Academy, the Children’s Dance Division of Towson University, and Sudbrook Arts Center, Singleton also performed for various churches and school programs. At the tender age of 12, she made a decision to take her love for the arts and turn it into a profession. Upon graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Management from Hood College in 2006, Singleton decided to step into the entertainment industry full force. In 2006, she founded New Hope Management, a boutique management and booking agency and took on her first client, her father, guitarist TomNewman. In addition to starting her our company, she also did bookings for gospel hip hop artist Von Vargas, and interned for Three Keys Music, a jazz label located in Silver Spring, Maryland. In addition to her father, Singleton also began her stint in 2008 as Executive Vice President with Steel Bars Entertainment in which she was instrumental in planning events and marketing and promotions for the label’s various hip hop acts.

Currently, Singleton is still managing guitarist Tom Newman and with the assistance of her cousin, Dionne Smith she is progressing in cultivating New Mu Productions, which will house the publishing, management, and marketing of all the upcoming Tom Newman entertainment and non-entertainment business enterprises.

Singleton is instrumental in the DC, MD, VA artistic community as a hip hop ambassador, promoter and supporter of regional musicians and artists. She currently acts as a talent consultant, A&R, radio personality, event host and freelance writer for various music and media companies. In 2009, Singleton revamped her company New Hope Management into not only a booking and management agency but to a full scale producer and coordinator house of large scale concerts, festivals and tours, marketing and promotions services.By using her love of the concert experience, Singleton is hoping to take her company to the next level in the entertainment world. Since 2010, Singleton has embarked on several positions including being a media journalist, radio personality and publicist for several multi-media companies. Her wide variety of experience in the music and media world has made her a well respected person and “go-to” for high profile media projects and events.Singleton is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS-Recording Academy), Washington Area Music Association (WAMA), Organization of Women in Entertainment (OOWE), National Association of Black Female Executives of Women in Entertainment (NABFEME), Baltimore Hip Hop Council (BHHC), I-VoteMaryland, Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) and Women of Power (The Power Network). Singleton credits God, her family and close friends for their love and support.

Entertainment Resume:

2005-2006 ~ Government Official Music Group
Position: Booking Agent for Artist Von Vargas

Summer 2005- Three Keys Music Group, Silver Spring, MD
Position: Intern

2005-Present ~ New Hope Management
Position: CEO & Talent Consultant

2007-2008 – Steel Bars Entertainment
Position: Executive Vice President and Marketing Specialist

2009- Present Motivated Artist Making Records
Position: A&R

2009- Street Smart Magazine
Position: Contributing Writer

April 2010 -Present — Politic With Permiss WOLB 1010 AM
Position: Radio Personality & Co-Host

September 2010- Present — The Grind Hard Experience DA BEAT 1650 AM
Position: Associate Producer

October 2010-Present — iVote Maryland
Position: Advisory Board Member, Administrative Coordinator

May 2011- Present: Mean Mrs. Brown Productions
Posiion: Executive Produver, Mean Mrs Brown Animated Childrens Series

September 2011-Present
Position: Executive Editor, Lead Blogger, Event Correspondent

Accolades and Awards:
March 2011- Most Supportive Media Person (won by Permiss)- 2011 5th Annual DMV Awards
January 2011- Women of Power Award Winner Presented by EMedia
November 2010- Baltimore’s Best Media for Politic With Permiss- 4th Annual Baltimore Crown Underground Music Awards
November 2010- Leadership Award- Baltimore City Council