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Meet Ashley Jex: Founder of JAXART Records

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If Wonder Woman had hung up her cape and chosen to give up her life of fighting crime and instead wanted to get into the local music scene, she may have asked some pointers from Ashley Jex. At the tender age of twenty five, Jex has created a local music empire. Not only has she launched a very influential record label, JAXART out of her living room, she still makes time for her music blog,Rock Insider, and her band The Monolators, and somehow her day job. She can do it all. LAist caught up with Jex in her industrial epicenter (aka living room) to ask her how the heck she manages to stay awake. Here is some of what was said.

Why did you move to LA?
I wanted to work in the music industry. Well, I wanted to work in radio originally. I was a DJ at my college station and I loved the whole ambiance behind it. Everything that goes into it, you know, spinning records, and having people talk in and ask what you just played.