Publisher & Founder: Asya Shein
Asya Shein is the Founder and Publisher of Fusicology “The Source for Progressive Events, Music & Culture since 2003” aggregating event listings in 20+ North American cities along virtual streams with exclusive content and releases that define the Soul Diaspora.
Working in the music business since the age of 15, as a promoter then later talent agent, Asya was raised in Toronto and attended Wayne State University in Detroit, later moving to Chicago and then settling in Los Angeles in 2000.
As a new media, tech and music marketing entrepreneur, Asya has co-produced the LA City Hall Prince Tribute, Miles Davis 90th Birthday Celebration, Central Avenue Jazz Fest and Grammy Afterparties that have featured Stevie Wonder, Common, Robert Glasper amongst others.
Fusicology has launched a brand new Virtual portal and app platform in 2020 along with embarking on a new venture, Fuse Life, a health & wellness startup for the Covid-19 new world reality coming in 2021.
New Ventures & Partnership Development: Mina Jewell Sparks
Mina Sparks is an American global business strategy executive currently based in Germany, who has worked in both corporate and startup environments building brands, cultivating thought leaders and preparing markets for innovative products and services spanning the areas of sustainability, software, fashion, media, retail and food for over a decade.
She is the co-founder of Startup42 Media, founder & Managing Director of BiTHOUSE Group / UNITED17 Ventures. She has helped build, scout and launch innovative technology solutions created by women, the underrepresented, and European founders and corporate leaders by fostering collaboration and innovation culture amongst society, corporates, investors, and governments throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Mina Jewell serves on several global advisory and development boards: Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin, MillionWays, CarbonSpace, MumsClass, IADAS International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, Real Time Academy (Shorty Awards), Global Sustainable Societies and more.
She is also an active advisor and mentor to several companies, executive leadership teams, and startup programs focused on IoT, AI, entertainment and media. Her motto is “bridging the gap” by “connecting the dots.”
Web Architect: Michael Sherrill
Over the past 25 years, he has served a variety of start-ups, small business and Fortune 1000 Design, Media and Advertising firms in resolving crisis-level information systems problems. Typically called upon to serve as the strategic bridge between customers, and design, marketing, technical, and management teams, Michael has a unique talent for interpreting, documenting and expressing business, design, marketing, and technical requirements in a clear, concise, hype-free form invaluable to the delivery of high-technology products and services.
Prior to his engagements in IT Consulting, Michael spent 8 years as the Principal of Pixelmedia Group, a design studio and interactive media consultancy in Metro-Detroit and Atlanta. As one of Ebay’s first Powersellers, Michael started an e-commerce store in 1997 specializing in the liquidation of off-lease and refurbished IT assets, completing hundreds of transactions with a 100% positive customer feedback rating. During this time, he also won recognition for his branding and product design for the Subactive Research Labs brand of music-influenced clothing and DJ accessories.
Michael currently serves as Web Development Manager for Synopsys, Inc. (https://www.synopsys.com), driving the evolution of their B2B marketing automation strategy using Adobe Marketing Cloud products and the WordPress blogging platform. He also serves in an advisory role to Fusicology.com, and Concept32, a boutique consulting firm helping executive teams reach new growth targets. Previously he was IT Director for the BizQuest.com and FindaFranchise.com group of business and franchise sale marketplaces.
Michael studied Film and Industrial Design at Wayne State University, IT Management at UCLA, and is a Certified Software Product Manager (SPM), and Scrum Master (CSM).