Ridin’ High Records’ mission is to provide Artist Management and Label services to remarkable songwriters and musicians in a professional and collaborative manner. This involves building great teams around album releases, tour coordination, and promotion, as well as connecting artists to fans, new revenue streams, and growth opportunities worldwide.
Alysha Main began her music career in 2002, interning with publicity firm Planet3 Communications (Jane Harbury & Joanne Smale). After a contract role at the Canadian Country Music Association, she spent the next few years being mentored in the world of Artist Management by B.C. Fiedler, whose roster included Pavlo, Liona Boyd and The Nylons. She moved to London, UK and later Australia where she worked independently as a Concert Promoter.
Ridin’ High Records was formed in Melbourne, Australia in June 2010. The first act to be signed was Chris Altmann, who released his acclaimed debut solo album, Que Paso later that year. Alysha then started the Southern Harmony Music Company, where she acted as a Marketing Advisor for many prominent Melbourne roots acts, including Suzannah Espie, Jordie Lane, Liz Stringer and The Killjoys.
In 2012 she returned to Canada and joined the emerging creative community of Hamilton, Ontario. Through Southern Harmony Music, she continued to write her blog and provide marketing and grant writing support to many independent Canadian artists. She also acted as a Sales and Marketing consultant for record labels Seventh Fire Records and Fmmusic.
A desire to return to Artist Management led Alysha to sign her first Canadian act in 2014, the sassy country blues singer Ginger St. James. In early 2015 she merged Southern Harmony Music with Ridin’ High Records, where she is growing her roster to include the best independent Country and Roots artists on the scene today. Her latest signing is Charlottetown PEI-based songwriter Nudie.
In addition to running Ridin’ High Records, Alysha hosts a weekly radio show on 93.3 CFMU (Wild South) as DJ Aerlie Wild. She also sits on Hamilton’s Music Strategy Implementation Team where she works with other professionals to strengthen the local music industry. She is a member of Folk Alliance International, CIMA, Music Ontario and the Americana Music Association. She loves traveling, collecting vinyl records, wearing cowboy boots, and her drink of choice is bourbon.