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 (which was a looooong time ago,) 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 (I’m talking to you Bruno Mars, Mumford & Sons and The Band Perry!) and most were (unfortunately but not at all surprisingly) not.
While I’m glad I got to have many exciting experiences (i.e. sharing an elevator ride with Rascal Flatts, interviewing Mumford & Sons on “The Ashley Show” and witnessing The Script drink their first root beer) at the end of the day, if you’re not Katy Perry, Irving Azoff or LA Reid, 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 many 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 or Heavy Rap so in those cases, no I’m not you’re girl (nothing against either genre though). Oh also, I do NOT like that country-turned-pop “star” with the blond hair, so you will not be hearing anything by her on my blog.
Additional Info About the Author:
My interests aside from music include writing (hence the blog,) reading (mostly non-fiction), and psychology. As for work, I’m now in the administrative side of the healthcare industry.
Feel free to follow me on Twitter if that’s more your thing: @ashlikesmusic