Hey! I’m Ashley – thanks for stopping by my music blog, which I started 5 or so years ago as a personal outlet for me to share the music and artists that I enjoy listening to.
A bit about my music background:
After college, I worked for two major music companies where I primarily focused on music programming, talent booking, live events and website production. I worked directly with more artists and record label executives than I can or care to remember. Some were great to work with, but most were (unfortunately) not.
While I’m glad I got to have many exciting experiences, at the end of the day, the music industry is an unstable, underpaid, soul-sucking place to work (at least, that was my experience of it.) But that doesn’t change the fact that I still love music in general.
The music you will hear on my blog:
During my years working in music, I was introduced to a vast variety of genres and artists from around the globe, so if you’re looking for new music, I’m your girl. However, I personally do not listen to Metal, Heavy Rap or Latin (that’s not on the radio) so in those cases, no I’m not you’re girl (nothing against those genres though). The types of music I do tend to lean towards are: acoustic/singer-songwriter a la early John Mayer, Joshua Radin & Matt Nathanson, and pop in it’s various forms (rock, country, etc.)
Additional Info About the Author:
My interests aside from music include writing (hence the blog,) and reading. So, I guess you could say words play an important role in my life. And funnily enough, I’m not much of a talker. Anyways, as for work, I’m now in the administrative side of the healthcare industry. It’s not as flashy but it’s a bit more my speed (no more late night shows for me!)
Disclaimer: I firmly believe music will never be as good as it was in the 90’s and early 00’s, but every now and then I do hear something that gives me goosebumps, makes me smile (or cry), and reminds me why I fell in love with music in the first place.