The City Drive Group Signs Country Artist Ashley Wineland to a Worldwide Management Deal
"We are pleased to make Ashley our first signing to our Management Division and couldn't be happier to be part of her amazing career," says City Drive CEO/Founder Daniel E Catullo III. Catullo is a well-known Producer, Director, and Entertainment Executive with over 25 years of experience working with some of today's biggest musical acts -- including Foo Fighters, Brad Paisley, Alicia Keys, Godsmack, Rush, Dave Matthews Band, and many others.
In addition to acting as Wineland's Management, City Drive is working on expanding her brand through a web series and various visual projects, which may also include a TV show idea that the company is developing specifically for Wineland. When asked about her new venture with City Drive, Ashley Wineland stated, "I am extremely happy to be embarking on the next phase of my career with City Drive. The fact that they have a presence globally and the company specializes in visual content is important to me. Online content is everything today and having a management company who is so experienced in producing some of the most compelling content out there is a huge asset to my career."
Catullo adds, "Using our connections and resources to produce compelling visual content to help the world discover Ashley is a key part of our overall plan for her. She has managed to amass an impressive 150,000+ dedicated and engaged social media following on her own on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. It is our intention to use that base and our expertise in visual media to take her to the next level."
The City Drive recently took Wineland to Nashville to meet with a Multi-Platinum Producer. Immediate plans include having the popular country artist record a new EP and shoot a music video. With 3 national tours under her belt in her short career, City Drive also seeks to expand on that with a limited tour run planned later this year as well as a broader tour in the Spring of 2019 that will include new markets.
"Our goal is to have Ashley procure a major record deal by the end of the year and then have her release a record and start a tour by the Spring of 2019. She is in top form and ready for the next step. Being only 20 years old and having so much experience touring is a huge asset for her. We want to capitalize on that now," Catullo says.
Wineland shares, "I am grateful to be adding City Drive Group as members of my team. They share the same drive, passion, and focus as I do. I know that together, we are going to be making big strides. I'm eagerly anticipating getting to share that with my fans, industry professionals, and the music community."
The City Drive Group, LLC is a diverse entertainment company with offices in New York, Orange County, Los Angeles, and Stockholm, and is most well-known for its production division City Drive Films and their live music specials and documentaries. The company's principals have been directly involved in numerous award-winning films including the 2014 Oscar and Emmy-nominated Documentary "The Square" and the 2014 award-winning film "Alive Inside." Both films won the Audience Award at the prestigious Sundance International Film Festival in back-to-back years (2013/2014). On the music front, the company and its Founder, Daniel Catullo, have produced some of the most memorable live music specials, DVDs, and events over the past decade, including "Foo Fighters Live From the Acropolis," "Mariah Carey Live From Central Park," "Rage Against The Machine – The X Factor Concert," "Dave Matthews Band – The Central Park Concert," "Rush In Rio," "Alter Bridge Live From Wembley," "Eminem's Total Slaughter," and many others. City Drive produces projects all over the world and has successfully completed jobs in all 50 states and over 29 countries and additionally finances and distributes projects in partnership with major artists, labels, distributors, production companies, publishers, and film studios. In 2017, City Drive launched its first television series, "Landmarks Live – In Concert," hosted by Chad Smith, drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers. The show is a travel and culture show and features major artists performing all over the world at various landmarks. Season One artists include Alicia Keys, Foo Fighters, Andrea Bocelli, Chvrches, Black Eyed Peas, Brad Paisley, Kings of Leon, Prophets of Rage, and KD Lang. Season Two of the series is now in production, as are two spin-off shows, "Landmarks Country" and "Landmarks Comedy," with new shows debuting in early 2019. In 2018, City Drive also launched several new ventures, including a Management Company, Touring Company, and a Scripted Division.
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Daniel Catullo III
CEO/City Drive Group