|Born||May 9th, 1991|
Ashley Maietta (born May 9, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter, A&R, and music manager based in Los Angeles, CA.
Ashley began her career working with New Heights Entertainment, a management company owned and run by UK-born publisher and manager, Alan Melina. The company represented a number of producers and songwriters, among those was RedOne, a multi-platinum producer/songwriter responsible for creating hits for Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, and others. She served as the company's A&R and Marketing Manager.
Founding of the Band: Luci
In 2015, Ashley joined musicians McKail Seely and Ariana Tibi to form the female trio, Luci. The LA-based Folk / Pop group opened for and toured with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Raelynn, Tyler Farr, Justin Moore, and REO Speedwagon.
Ashley currently works as the A&R and Publishing Manager for M2V / Crooked Paintings, a boutique record label and publishing company owned and operated by producer / songwriters Emanuel Kiriakou and E. Kidd Bogart. She and the company collectively represent MKTO, FRND, Jessica Ashley, Annabel Jones, and more.
In the beginning of 2020, Ashley, along with her partners Ari Herstand and Andrew Leib, founded the UnCancelled Music Festival in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival was a multi-week, live-streamed event via the platform, Stage-It, that featured hundreds of artists including: Colbie Caillat, Betty Who, Waxahatchee, Beach Bunny (band), Kevin Garrett (musician), Mary Lambert (singer), Cautious Clay, JP Saxe, David Ryan Harris, and others. Venues like Hotel Café and Rockwood Music Hall were booking partners. The proceeds from the festival were directed to the artists, venues, and to the festival's charity partner, MusiCares (the The Recording Academy philanthropic organization), which developed a COVID-19 Relief Fund for musicians.
Ashley also managers singer-songwriter, Gavyn Bailey, and is a frequent creative collaborator (along with producer Trevor Muzzy) with him on his songs, including one of his singles, "Numb Me, Bad".
In June 2020, Ashley and her band, Luci, released a single called, "Watch It Rise", donating proceeds from the song to The Loveland Foundation and The Precious Kids Center in Kenya.
Selected Songwriting / Vocal Credits
Gavyn Bailey: "No Space", "Numb Me, Bad", "Grass Is Never Greener" - Songwriter
Luci: "Ashes (Stripped)", "White Horse", "So What", "Watch It Rise", "Love Don't Love" - Songwriter
Jesse MacLeod: "Real Good Feeling" - Background Vocals
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- "Colbie Caillat, Betty Who & More Announced for 'UnCancelled' Virtual Benefit Festival". Billboard. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
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