Zachary Ashton Smith


Highly creative individual that strives in ever-changing environments. 


To contribute to creative projects by adding expertise as well as exploring new avenues of the communications marketplace.

Work History

Work History
2005 - Present

International Recording Artist

Zach Ashton (BMI)

As a professional artist, I have had the opportunity to perform for audiences of more than 20,000 and TV performances of more than 11 million. Live performances and studio recordings have lead to partnerships with top tier publishers and labels including SONY/ATV, JVC, Warner Music, Fujipacific and Som Livre. Strong knowledge of licensing, contracts and music marketing. Professional background in new business development and strategic marketing. Extensive international experience including attendence at music industry conferences such as Midem and PopKomm. 

Performed at the Concerto de Natal in Verona Italy (2008) alongside Grammy winning artists Dionne Warwick and Terence Trent D'Arby.

Achieved Top40 Singles in both Italy and Brazil.

Voting member of the National Academy of Recording Sciences  (Grammys)

Member of the Association Of Independent Music Publishers. (AIMP)

2008 - Present

Creative Consultant / Business Development

Zachary Ashton Smith

Developed and implemented projects and events to increase market share (listenership) of Radio Mundo Livre 93.9 FM. Projects include listener contests as well as the organization of concerts and social events throughout the city of Curitiba. Developed and sold creative projects to advertisers.

Consulted in the development of programs aimed at increasing awareness of recycling and water conservation. Most recent project is entitled "De Olho No Oleo" which aims at educating school children on how used cooking oil pollutes fresh water. (One liter of cooking oil pollutes 1000 liters of water!) This program is currently in the funding phase and is expected to go live by January of 2011.

Consulted for international division of the "Lupa Luna Música e Natureza Festival" a GREEN music festival which promotes recycling and the use of green products. In 2009, the festival featured international artists Jason Mraz and Donavon Frankenreiter. 

Extensive network of contacts in media and communications throughout Brazil. This includes managers and communication executives (radio/television/print).

Fluent in conversational Portuguese.

2008 - Present



MusicBiz is a LinkedIn group that acts as a networking forum for professionals within the music industry. Currenty we have more the 14,000 members in our group and subgroups. MusicBiz consists of  top music executives from around the globe as well as young professionals seeking career advice.

Feb 2007 - Oct 2008

New Business Development - Americas/Asia Pacific (Music)

Counterpoint Systems

Counterpoint Systems is the world leader in the provision of rights management and royalty processing software solutions to the entertainment and licensing industries. Current clients include Universal Music, Concord Music Group, Fox Music, Sony/BMG.

Directly responsible for the most profitable quarter in the history of the company. Closed 22 deals in a single quarter, up from 5 the previous quarter.  Successfully closed National Graphic Ventures in their acquisition of a new royalty accounting system. (Media Maestro). At the time, this was the largest account for this product line.

Concentrated on Counterpoint Systems music publishing and label clients. 

Reported directly to the Senior Vice President.

2006 - 2007

Theatrical Marketing (Finance)

New Line Cinema

Contract Position - Reported directly to the VP of Marketing.

Responsible for assisting in the allocation and budgeting of funds for theatrical and DVD releases.

Worked with the VP of Marketing to help forecast marketing expenditures for future releases.

2001 - 2003

Account Executive

MAT Express

MAT Express Bonded Carrier is a transportation specialist providing full-service cross border inbond customs, domestic and international shipping freight solutions.

Responsible for the acquisition and support of  MAT's international freight forwarder accounts. Successfully established relationships with International companies such as Nissin International (Japan), Panalpina (Switzerland), and DHL (Germany).

Reported directly to the CEO.

1999 - 2001

Director of Marketing

Star Solutions

Star Solutions is a complete IT services and solutions provider offering a unique combination of enterprise-class capabilities and personalized attention. Developed and executed co-op marketing campaigns with top tier technology firms including Sun Microsystems, IBM and Cisco Systems.

Developed and implemented co-op marketing plans with our technology partners.

Responsible for all external marketing programs and support materials for sales team. 

Reported directly to the CFO.

1999 - 1999

Assistant Art Director

Moore, Epstein, Moore

Moore, Epstein, Moore is a marketing Communications group specializing in traditional and new media planning, negotiation and placement, as well as strategic planning. MEM also delivers additional disciplines including sales representation, marketing consulting, corporate in-house media department set up and consulting, and the facilitation of creative outsourcing. Reported directly to the CEO.



B.S. Communications

University of Alabama



Cultural Affluency

Extensive international experience with residencies in Berlin (Germany), Sao Paulo (Brazil). and Brisbane (Australia).    Unique international business experiences include:   Contracted by a Canadian clothing boutique to make garment purchases in Istanbul. Successfully set up a network and infrastructure for additional purchases to be made directly by the client.   Hired by a Brazilian jewelry company conceive and implement a branding/marketing strategy for the launch of their company.   Attendance at the Reed Midem music conference in Cannes, France to negotiate music publishing in various territories worldwide.                         

Language Savvy

Fluent in conversational Portuguese. Intermediate in conversational Spanish.    

Graphic Design

Use of Photoshop and other desktop publishing programs to create print materials and marketing collateral for various clients worldwide. This aids in my ability to present branding and marketing strategies.