JWA Media is a boutique publicity, media & public relations company specializing in providing professional representation for musicians, artists, songwriters, music producers, impresarios and other entertainment industry advocates. The company is operated solely by longtime freelance music journalist, and event industry veteran Jason West Ashcraft, who works just outside of America’s Music City of Nashville, Tennessee. JWA Media strictly limits the number of artists and projects being worked within a set timeframe in order to provide the right amount of hands-on attention that each client’s project deserves and requires.
"If you're not having fun, you're not doing your job."
— Cowboy Jack Clement
★ Design and implement targeted creative and traditional media/publicity campaigns in global, national, and/or local markets
★ Utilizing a leading industry media database platform, curation of targeted pitch lists of leading writers, critics, hosts, producers, editors, social influencers and other thought leaders in the music and entertainment industry
★ Solicitation and relationship management of strategic partnerships with traditional media, TV, radio, charitable or non-profit organizations, and other industry partnerships
★ Coordinate and host press conferences and media tours
★ Biography writing, editing, storytelling and press release origination
★ Archivist of all career information, photos, videos and other biographical assets
★ Event and concert management, promotion, and production
★ Career strategy consulting and guidance
MEET JASON W. ASHCRAFT
Jason’s career in music, events & storytelling began more than 20 years ago throughout Kentucky after he graduated from University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science, studying sociology and psychology. Since 1998, when he planned his first rock n’ roll show in Richmond, Kentucky, Jason has strived to build his reputation on honesty, integrity, determination, and discipline. Traits that were instilled into him by his brief service in the U.S. Marine Corp.
Since his formative years, Jason has operated outside the spotlight, birthing and managing various events, concerts and other related media opportunities for artists, musicians and performers to showcase their artistic talents. Over the years, Jason has worked with many up-and-coming stars, along with several of music and entertainment’s most legendary names.
In 2001 Jason co-produced the first ever rock n’ roll concert aboard the historic Belle of Louisville steamboat, selling it out with three independent local artists.
In 2002 he co-founded & co-produced the Michelob Homegrown Music Series around Louisville while serving on the board of directors for the Louisville Music Industry Alliance (LMIA), a non-profit organization.
In 2003 Jason co-founded the lifestyle publication The Ville Magazine, serving as Music Editor & Event Director. That perpetuated a 13+ year spell as a freelance music journalist where he authored numerous stories and interviews on musicians, concerts, festivals and album reviews for a variety of news outlets, magazines, blogs and other lifestyle and entertainment media through 2016.
In January of 2018 Jason relocated to Nashville to work for 2911 Media, where he helped guide the careers, tell the stories and handle the publicity affairs for legendary artists like Charley Pride, Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, Don McLean, Rhonda Vincent, Comedian Red Green, Lee Greenwood, T. Graham Brown, Deana Martin, J.D. Shelburne, among others.
In 2020, Jason once again followed his heart and relocated back to his home state of Kentucky, just over the Tennessee border, to work independently, launching JWA Media. Now he continues his never-ending journey to help musicians, artists and entertainers bring their music, art & the people together.