Shakari "TRAKGIRL” Linder brings a versatile and dynamic dimension to the music industry through a variety of genres. A music producer, songwriter, DJ, entrepreneur, a music tech enthusiast with recent works include Andra Day Belly, Jhene Aiko, Luke James, Nav, etc. While working with incredible artist, she has worked with some amazing brands and has scored several special projects, most recently scoring for Rhude's Parsion Week Menswear short film S 2021. She has spoken at Georgetown University, NAMM, WeWork and Youtube. She encourages women to seek greater access to broader roles in the heavily male-dominated production and business facets of the music industry. Currently she is on the Recording Academy’s Diversity and Inclusion taskforce spearheaded by Tina Tchen. As an entrepreneur, TRAKGIRL recently launched lifestyle brand PAY US TODAY that promotes fair pay for creatives & producers and brings awareness to good business practices. TRAKGIRL has been featured in Forbes, Billboard BET's new digital docu-series " Beauty & The Beats", NYLON, The L.A Times, ID magazine, The Fader, Complex (Top Producers to Watch List), Huffington Post.
For the past 10 years, Ashley has worked in the world talent management, , brand management, creative development digital strategy and content development with a focus on brand,sponsorships, endorsement, talent deals in music, film, sports and tech. She is music producer,TRAKGIRL’s talent manager and business partner. As a creative executive, she is focused on changing the landscape of " deals" Kershaw is a Hampton University Alum, proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and continues to serve as the founder and principal of talent management agency, The Ash Project.