Hey! My names Ashley Cooper, also known by my stage name Maple Struggle! How can i help you?
With over 10 years experience in the music industry I have been blessed to experience both sides as an artist and producer. During this time I have been offered many recording contracts from the likes of: Sony Music UK, Warner Entertainment and BMG, to name a few. These contracts required me too hand over more than I was prepared to financially, creatively and sometimes morally and so my journey as an independent artist and producer began. Without the backing of a major record label, I learnt all the necessary skills to navigate the industry, from the creation and distribution of audio productions and music videos, to licensing, web SEO, marketing, verification on streaming platforms and collecting royalties. After gaining success performing and supporting Clean Bandit, landing a campaign placement for Adidas x Parlay commercial; I traveled across the pond to the US and rubbed shoulders with the legendary John Neff (producer of rock band Journey) and assisted him running the daily tasks of his studio as well as getting a crash course in audio hardware.Since returning to the UK I have continued producing, mixing and mastering, whilst providing a consultancy role helping fellow artists develop their unique identities. I've taught others to avoid the pitfalls that are so easy to make in this competitive business by providing artists with a clear and concise roadmap.
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