GLOBAL - INDEPENDENT - DIGITAL

Ashley Whitfield

Owner – Evolution Ltd Hong Kong

22 years working experience in the music business in the UK & Asia. I have lived in Hong Kong since 1994.

2004- Present – Evolution Group of Companies - Owner and Managing Director – record distribution, concert promotion, tour management, music publishing. Achieved multi-platinum CD sales in Asia with Connie Talbot. Evolution is one of the leading independent distributors of international music through S.E.Asia, and continues to expand internationally through our digital and physical distribution, and sub-publishing, partners.

1998-2004 – Karrex (Hong Kong) Ltd. - General Manager - back catalogue label licensing and distribution of CD’s throughout Asia. Over 220 titles released with sales of over 5 million CD’s.

1996-1998 – KPS Retail Stores – CD buyer – buying international CD’s for chain store of 38 shops

1988-1989 – Streets Ahead Marketing & Promotions – Marketing Executive – independent club and university promotion. Promoting records for Warner, Silvertone, Parlophone, Arista, Fontana, Circa.

1986-1988 – Swamp Promotions – Owner – concert promoter in Southampton (Joe Strummer, Men They Couldn’t Hang, My Bloody Valentine) & artist management (Cropdusters).