Hey! I’m Ashley – thanks for stopping by my music blog, which I started six 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 graduating from college, I worked for two NYC-based major media/music companies where I coordinated music programming, talent booking, live events and website production. I worked directly with many record label execs, as well as tons of artists – major label, independent and unsigned.
While I’m glad I was able to have many exciting experiences during my 8 years working in the music industry, at the end of the day, I found it far too unstable and cutthroat. It was a sad realization and since 2015, I’ve been out of the “biz”. However, that doesn’t change the fact that I love music, and always will. I probably listen to it just as much now than when I was getting paid to.
The music you will hear on my blog:
During my years working in music, I was introduced to many different genres and artists from around the globe – my second job in music was strictly an international-based website. Because of the many hours I spent researching music from countries like Sweden and Africa (for example) I am able to provide a wide variety of music recommendations. Basically, I guarantee that most readers will find something to like on this blog.
That said, I personally don’t listen to Heavy Metal, Rap or Latin music that’s not Top 40/on the radio. The types of music I do tend to lean towards are: acoustic/singer-songwriter and pop in it’s MANY forms (rock, country, etc.) The countries I listen to the most music from are the UK and Sweden.
Additional Info About the Author:
My interests aside from music include writing 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.
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.