We believe that we are part of a universal community in which we all have a valuable role to play; that of service and participation through positive thought and conscious action. Our work and practices will reflect these understandings within the service and relationships with our clients, colleagues and to a larger extent the global community where we will apply focused care and consideration in all that we do.
News & Events
DISCJOC. The DISCJOC music retail platform has brought back the ceremony of the album through the DRA (Digital Reality Album). With its recently signed collaboration agreement with Alibaba Music Group and with more on the horizon DISCJOC puts artist creativity and music fan experience first.
Check back for more details throughout the year!
Maya Milenovic Workman's new play Ophelia will have its first reading this fall at St Paul's Chapel NYC. Stay tuned for information on the planned full production and events.
The Akasha Company is a project/product management & lifestyle marketing company. We believe each project has its own unique qualities and should therefore be treated as such; providing care and full attention to each project from the beginning.
We work at creating unique plans for all clients and projects. We believe that a focused approach in implementing all elements of the project and plan is the only way success can be achieved. To that end we believe in keeping the list of clients we work with at any one time limited to a manageable number. This is to ensure we provide quality work, sustained effort, energy and focus until the project is completed.
About the Founder
The Akasha Company was created from the vision of owner Karla Chee-a-tow who has over 15 years of entertainment marketing and management experience.
Karla Chee-a-tow's background has primarily been in entertainment. She created and became the Director of the Lifestyle Marketing Department at V2 Records (NYC), which was part of the Virgin Group, creating cross-promotions and strategic alliances with fashion designers and companies including Carmen Marc Valvo, Todd Oldham, Diesel, Levi's, Urban Outfitters as well as magazine companies such as Elle, Vanity Fair, Interview, Paper and Spin to name a few.
She began working in marketing for the Royal Shakespeare Company in London, England, lead by Artistic Director Adrian Noble and Principle Associate Director Michael Attenborough on world renowned plays that included, Macbeth, As You Like It, The Herbal Bed and A Midsummer Night's Dream, with the seasons cast that included Joseph Fiennes, David Tennant and the late Corin Redgrave.
She went on to work at the ad agency the Eliran, Murphy Group in New York City where she worked on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, such as Roundabout Theatre's Cabaret, as well as places of historical reference which included the Mashantucket Pequot Museum.
She created and executed lifestyle marketing opportunities for artists including, Moby, Sterophonics, Elbow, Alex Gopher and Grandaddy. She has been an artist / product manager for artists including, Billy Crawford, Aphrodite, Afu-Ra, Tragedy Kadafi and Pete Francis Heimbold of Dispatch.
She also worked on post-production for the film Honeydripper from Oscar nominated director John Sayles and producer Maggie Renzi.
In addition she has worked for Universal Buzz Entertainment Marketing Company, AM Only Booking Agency for music artists that included Tiesto, Carl Cox and DJ Dan. She acted as a consultant to Bulldog Communications, UK, a Broadband Service provider, creating a grassroots marketing campaign for the launch of the consumer service. She has also worked at the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom.
More recently she produced the Maya Milenovic play Dos Worlds in association with Trinity Church Wall Street (USA); devised and implemented the Cultural Outreach campaign for Dreamscape Theatre's WWI theatrical production In Fields Where They Lay and was the U.S. Representative for Clouds Hill Recordings recording studio in Hamburg (Germany) and is currently working with Musee de la Castre (France) and GCA Entertainment (Taiwan) on international music projects.
She has a BA (Hons) in Arts Management and Performing Arts from De Montfort University (UK), an MA in Music Business from New York University, an MS in Law with a Speciality in Intellectual Property from Champlain College (U.S.) and attended the British Record Industry Trust (BRIT) School for Performing Arts and Technology. She currently serves on the Trinity Wall Street Congregational Council and is the Chair of the Arts Committee.