This week on LIVE: Front & Center we talked with Alexa Ace and Micayla Chandler of Gold Hand Girls. Alexa and Micayla share what inspired them to pursue careers in the music industry, how Gold Hand Girls came to be, and their new project – Women and Music podcast!
Entrepreneur, published music photographer and women’s rights activist Alexa Ace founded Gold Hand Girls in 2016 after discovering the lack of women in positions of power within the music industry. While simultaneously driving the Gold Hand Girls’ mission, Alexa Ace moved to London in pursuit of her own dream in the music industry where she gained experience managing artists and photographing wide-scale artists such as Billie Eilish, P!nk, Nile Rodgers and more, leading to a freelance photographer role for Pandora Radio and Lead Photographer of the Oklahoma Gazette at age 23 in 2018. Alexa is based out of Oklahoma and holds a B.A.S. in Music Business from The Academy of Contemporary Music (US).
Award-winning public relations agent and entrepreneur Micayla Chandler is the Director of Operations for Gold Hand Girls, overseeing day-to-day operations and marketing of the powerhouse platform. With experience leading innovative marketing campaigns for nationally touring artists, including Lana Del Rey, Post Malone, The Killers, Kane Brown and many more, Micayla brings a creative focus and genuine love of music to Gold Hand Girls. Micayla has held positions for various festivals, amphitheaters, music venues and more, spanning different genres of music from rock to country and indie. Micayla holds a B.A. in Public Relations with an emphasis in Communication from The University of Oklahoma.
Dedicated to empowering and connecting women in the music industry, Gold Hand Girls is a multimedia music platform providing a bold response to breaking industry norms, conquering patriarchal statistics and elevating universal inspiration for women, men and members of the non-binary community. Through interactive content such as the Women and Music podcast, Gold Hand Girls amplifies voices of women in the music industry and connects with its community to raise awareness about issues affecting the music industry while celebrating the hustle of women.
Gold Hand Girls was founded by music entrepreneur and CEO Alexa Ace in 2016, and is managed with business partner and Director of Operations Micayla Chandler. For more information visit the Gold Hand Girls website at www.goldhandgirls.com, and follow them on Instagram @goldhandgirls and Facebook @goldhandgirls.