Sophie Ash is a 27 year old hustler with 12 years of music business experience, specifically in the hip hop industry.
Q What was your favorite part about attending Recorded Music?
I loved being able to create my studies based on my interests in music and business. Every single internship, paper, or project of mine was around hip-hop, so I got to study what I loved to prepare me for a profession I love. My teachers continue to be my trusted advisors and always one call or email away. I have even had the opportunity to work with Kevin Liles, Steve Stoute and Jayson Jackson on creating their course curriculums, which is something I am very proud to have contributed for other generations of Remu students.
Q How did Recorded Music prepare you for success?
It was the best investment I ever made. Remu taught me never to apologize for my hustle and gave me the education, opportunities, and confidence I needed to prepare to light my own torches in an industry of executives unwilling to pass down theirs. Remu supported my vision even when it was hard to understand by many. It taught me the importance of creative and professional integrity, which has never left my psyche.
Q What are you currently doing professionally?
I am currently Project Manager at Beyoncé's Parkwood Entertainment, and have been for three years.
Q What words of wisdom can you share?
-Always get 50% up front!!!
-Being resourceful is one of the greatest qualities to have in this industry.
-Image is everything if you have nothing else to offer.
-Yes Men are the biggest threat to innovation.
-"The 48 Laws of Power" are meant to be broken.
-Mediocrity is a choice.
-Fun is for your forties.
-Insomnia is not a badge of honor.
-Never apologize for doing a better job than someone else.
-You don't need to worry about getting your foot in the door if you own the building.
-Don't wait until it's academically required to intern.
-You will not survive this industry without a sense of humor.
Awards & Distinctions
2016 Billboard "Young Music Power Players Rising Star" Recognition (one of five, the youngest, and only female) as part of their annual "40 Under 40" issue
2010 Most Likely to be the Next Diddy REMMY
2010 Outstanding Achievement in Creative Entrepreneurship Award by REMU