Ashleigh Smith

Creative & Synch

Originally from central New Jersey, Ashleigh made her way to Nashville, TN to attend the musically renowned Belmont University. She earned her Bachelor’s of Music in Commercial Vocal Performance with an emphasis in Music Business. While at Belmont, Ashleigh served as President of the NSAI official collegiate chapter of the Songwriter’s Association where she directed the extracurricular songwriting programs that included panels with hit songwriters, showcases, and pitch-to-publisher events. She was chosen as one of ten students for the prestigious BMI Catalog Cast Program, where students were put through an A&R/song plugging bootcamp, led by the Executive Director of Creative at BMI.

It is also there –with Music Row in her back yard –that she began immersing herself in the publishing world.  She had the privilege of interning for a star-studded array of publishing houses including  Warner/Chappell Production Music, Brett James’s Cornman Music, The GreenRoom PR, Brad Paisley’s Sea Gayle Music, and Jeffrey Steele’s 3Ring Circus Music where upon graduation, she continued working with the Hall of Fame Songwriter on the Jeffrey Steele Songwriting Bootcamp program.

As a songwriter, Ashleigh has been featured in many songwriting showcases around Nashville and has found herself in the studio working with some of Nashville’s best producers and writers on a daily basis.  Equally adept in both business and creative endeavors and seeing a need in the songwriter market, Ashleigh helped create SynchBig! which curates showcases and writing camps that host music supervisors from around the country resulting in a more direct outlet for Nashville-based writers to sync opportunities. 

Returning to her native New Jersey in 2019, Ashleigh enthusiastically joined the one77 Music team excited to work with our talented and diverse roster of writers with an eye to broadening both creative collaborations and synch opportunities. Within months, Ashleigh landed multiple cuts (Carrie Underwood & John Legend) from our back catalog and re-invigorated our writers with purposeful collaborations resulting in significant increases in not only our synch opportunities but also our release portfolio. Working across genres whether it’s pop, country, EDM, hip hop, or R&B, she has never met a stranger and has an inate ability to inspire writers and to hear the diamonds in the rough.