Meet Anastasia Wright, our WNDR WMN OF THE WEEK!
Driven by her love for the music business, artistry and the concept of ownership, this Brooklyn native has been able to carve a lane of her own. Anastasia Wright got her start in the music industry at the age of 19 interning at Def Jam and her first gig out of college as a field marketing representative at Cornerstone. Since then, she has navigated through 12 major labels to include Def Jam, Island, Jive, Motown, J Records, Arista, Verity Gospel (now Inspiration), Republic, Epic, RCA, Interscope and Columbia Records. With 13 years in the game working with major labels, some now defunct, Anastasia was able to hone key skills, specifically in music publicity and marketing, that would go on to inspire her next revolutionary venture.
In June 2014, Anastasia decided to depart from RCA Records and dedicate her time fully to what would be one of the first wmn run indie labels in New York City, IMG Agency, which she started in 2008 as a senior at Baruch College.
“People who end up as ‘first’ don’t actually set out to be first. They set out to do something they love” - Condoleezza Rice
IMG Agency is a wmn-owned music agency and home to indie label IMG Records, founded in 2017. On the agency side Anastasia represents Janet Jackson, Rick Ross, Airbnb, and work with a handful of talented emerging artists & brands. On the label end, Anastasia manages and distributes Alternative-R&B artist Tangina Stone. IMG Agency & Records also pioneered a wmn-focused Airbnb Concert series in NYC called WMN/N/SND that Tangina Stone and Liana Banks, an independent recording artist, spearhead. A recent major moment for WMN/N/SND was this past December in Miami during Art Basel, where one of the most prolific and buzzing Hip Hop artists, Leikeli47, headlined while Tangina Stone and Liana Banks closed the night out with their infectious voices. Safe to say that Anastasia Wright not only has a magical mind and ear in this game, but a level of tenacity that will give this industry the much needed shake it needs.
This boss lady and industry architect, Anastasia Wright, has been recognized as our WNDR WMN OF THE WEEK because she decided to step into a lane least traveled whilst taking on complete ownership, two very daring acts as a wmn in the industry. Anastasia continues to break ceilings for fellow wmn and is an example of believing in the revolutionary within oneself. And to think, she’s no where near complete in her mission as there is so much more magic in store!