An entertainment executive who has helped launch new talent and produced a number of albums and films, Bruce Furst also performs a range of music licensing functions as the president of the Ashber Corporation in Austin, Texas. He is currently working on a project that pushes the boundaries of printed media. Bruce Furst hopes that this printed media project will include Lady Gaga as its initial featured artist.
Mr. Furst is reaching out to Lady Gaga because, as an artist, she embraces futurism as a large part of her self-created musical universe. In 2013, she announced that she would be the first singer to perform in outer space after accepting a ticket through the commercial spaceflight organization Virgin Galactic. This news first broke during Gaga’s ArtRave presentation at Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York City.
Gaga announced that she would sing in space in 2015 as part of a special event by the entertainment company Zero G Colony. A source close to Gaga at the time told Us Weekly that the singer would complete a month of vocal training in order to perform in the far thinner atmosphere.
While the 2015 performance did not occur, Virgin Galactic continues to make test flights. One source notes that a realistic timeframe for commercial space flights is 5 to 10 years.
With over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Bruce Furst boasts significant expertise in film and music licensing.