Host October Rose
October Rose is a native New Yorker who moved to Atlanta to pursue a career in music. In 2003 with her Pop/R&B/Dance group, Slick & Rose, October toured the Blue Note Jazz clubs on the Okayplayer tour and released their debut album, Objects in the Mirror, in Japan. As a part of Slick & Rose, October has worked performed with and/or opened for Kanye West, John Legend, Common, A Tribe Called Quest, Sugarland, Janelle Monae and many others. In addition October is an accomplished writer, writing the column, The Independent Artist Movement, for Crème Magazine, the blog, Music.Love.Ego for skirt! magazine and serving as a freelance writer for periodicals. October Rose is a singer/songwriter, blogger and entrepreneur residing in Atlanta, Georgia, sharing life with friends and family; enjoying one urban adventure at a time.
Producer, Ashia R. Sims, MBA
A native of Chicago who grew up in Atlanta, Ashia R. Sims has always dreamed of working in corporate America. After college, she discovered that her independent spirit wasn’t an ideal fit for corporate America and a much better fit for the world of entertainment. She started an artist management and consulting firm, Renea Solomon Group with a friend. For five years, they consulted with up and coming recording artists. She stumbled into the field of television/film production while doing PR consulting work. She instantly fell in love with this aspect of entertainment. She looked for many opportunities to explore this new interest and was able to lend her excitement and expertise to projects like Quarterlife Ben, Drumroll, American Idol Seasons 7 and 9, Hell Date Season 2 and a television series, Past Life. In that time, she created and is now the Chief Content Manager of Clueless Fashionista, a style blog. Now she is delving into the world of production for the web with Friday Girl TV.
She is following the advice of someone who told her, “If you want to be a Producer, produce.” So she is.