“Government Name (FAMUEL Remix)” – Alex Young
November 3, 2010, 11:48 pm
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“Government Name (FAMUEL Remix)” (Click to DL)

Yayyy! Two of my favorite things: “Government Name” and FAMUEL remixes…at the same time! FAMUEL added his sickkk electronic flavor to Alex Young’s poptastic ear noms “Government Name”. AY’s new “Government Name” music video premiered yesterday and is causing quite the buzz in the industry. Get on board! Watch the video here. If you’re a pop fan, R&B fan, hip hop, electronic, dance, or techno fan, you will eat this shiz up. Would I lie to you? Would I post LIES on my own website? NO. FAMUEL adds to the “Government Name” buzz with his awesome, upbeat, party remix. Dance to it!

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WORLD PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO: “Government Name” – Alex Young!
November 2, 2010, 9:29 pm
Filed under: Internland, Music Video, Pop Music, R&B | Tags:

Ok guys here it is! Been waiting soooo long to post this and I finally can! Today was the world premiere of Alex Young’s (the artist I work for) new music video “Government Name”, followed by a live Ustream chat with her fans. It was a tiresome, crazy day, and I just got the chance to post this. I’m so excited to release this video, so here goes! “Government Name” written by STEVIE WONDER’s daughter. Yes, that Stevie Wonder. Hott song, fire video, Spread this ish like wildfire!

Director: Troy Patterson
Styling: Arlinda McIntosh (Sofistafunk, The Skirt Co.)
Choreographer: Sheryl Murakami
W/ cameos by Jam’n 94.5’s DJ Pup Dawg of Boston & Sheryl Murakami

Oh, and a “cameo” by me too… Find me!

Click here to watch the recorded Ustream chat with a huge Jillboard shoutout! Word.

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Help Alex Young perform at Z100’s JingleBall 2010!!!
October 22, 2010, 11:25 pm
Filed under: Hip Hop, Internland, Jillboard Update, Pop Music, R&B | Tags:

Ok guys, taking a quick promotional break from Jillboard to ask for your help! The artist I work with, Alex Young, is entered in the “Hometown Hero” contest – A contest put on by the #1 radio station in the country, NYC’s Z100. If she wins, she gets to perform at JingleBall 2010, which is the BIGGEST concert of the entire year. To cast your vote for Alex, click below to “Demand Alex Young in New York City”. We need your help!! The contest closes to get into the Top 25 positions in 13 DAYS! Please click DEMAND and tell everyone you know to do the same. You can also join the Facebook event below to help spread the word. Be a good person and support independent music. And by support independent music I mean support ALEX YOUNG!…and other people…

Please do this for us!


Click here to invite EVERYONE YOU KNOW to the Facebook Event!

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Internland: Alex Young’s “Government Name” Music Video Shoot
October 4, 2010, 2:51 pm
Filed under: Hip Hop, Internland, Jillboard Update, Music Video, Pop Music, R&B | Tags:

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Alex Young and friends

“Government Name”

So I apologize for not posting the past couple of days, but I have been on set for Alex Young’s new music video for “Government Name”. It was my first music video shoot, and I was completely stunned the whole day. Between the ridiculously high-tech cameras, the size of the production crew, the outfits and glamor, the dancing, the energy, and more, I was like a little kid in a candy store. I was in awe of Alex’s talent – a 2pm-4:30am shoot, with non-stop choreography and shooting, the girl was an animal, and never once complained or showed an ounce of being worn down, but was rather quite the opposite. At around 3:30am, when a part of me wanted to die, I was sitting down watching her completely destroy a dance scene like it was early afternoon and she just had 6 Redbulls. She never ceases to amaze me and I cannot wait to see the finished product. I will definitely be posting the video when it is finished going through post-production – look for me, I’m an extra! I’m positive that the viewers will be just as stunned as I was by the beauty, energy, choreography, wardrobe, and everything else about this video. It was soooo much fun to be there and watch the whole thing unfold. Plus, the male leads were HOT. Can’t complain! I could never endure what AY did yesterday – the incredible life of an artist. I am way too lazy. If you’re not listening to “Government Name” yet, WHO ARE YOU!? Get on that shet.

Visit AY’s Facebook page for more behind the scenes photos from the shoot: Facebook.com/AlexYoungMusic

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“Deuces (Remix)” – Kim Morrell
September 5, 2010, 3:28 pm
Filed under: Internland, Pop Music, R&B | Tags: ,

Introducing: Kim Morrell – Extremely talented songwriter signed to Stellar/EMI/NextDay Ent. Since I began my internship with Anaka Records, I have been working closely with NextDay Ent. as well and have met Kim a few times. Having sat in on a studio session (my first ever) at Quad Studios with Kim, Taj Jackson (2-time Grammy nominated songwriter/2008 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year), and singer Alex Young, it was hard to not be intimidated by the talent swarming the room. However, all being such nice people, it was great time and I loved being able to be a part of it. Anyway, Kim Morrell wrote her own version to Chris Brown’s comeback single “Deuces”, which I actually didn’t like. However, I REALLY like this version, I think Kim really 180-ed this song. I’ll definitely be bringing you more Kim Morrell, so if you like this, keep your eyes peeled.

Follow Kim on Twitter: @KimMorrell_ND

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UPDATE: Are you in the NYC area?
August 29, 2010, 12:04 am
Filed under: Concert, Electronic, Hip Hop, Internland, Jillboard Update, Pop Music, R&B | Tags:

Hey Jillboarders,

If you’re in the NYC area, are 21+, like pop/R&B music, like concerts, like new artists, like sexy ladies, like hot outfits, like dancing, like…. Then you should be at Crash Mansion this Monday (Aug. 30th) for FMA Magazine’s “Rising Stars of Pop & R&B”. Headlining will be Ms. Alex Young (the artist I work for), performing her hit single “Government Name” among other poptastic songs. Plus, I’ll be there. I expect to see your smiling faces there, you won’t be disappointed. Check out a preview of AY’s 2010 Club Show below.

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Jillboard Update/Internland: New Features, Progress, & Chart Climbing
August 3, 2010, 8:30 pm
Filed under: Internland, Jillboard Update

First off I would like to apologize for not posting the past two days! I’ve been very very busy and while that is no excuse, it is. I’ve been getting an overwhelming response to my blog, which quite frankly is 100% unexpected, I’m shocked and flattered, and I’m learning to balance the triple life of an intern, blogger, and human. A bunch of artists have contacted me with their music, (all good so far!) which I really appreciate, hopefully I will continue to get an influx of good music from noob new artists. So with that being said, here is what’s to come on Jillboard Top 100:

1. More goodness and ear noms – yay.

2. An interview with Kinetics & One Love – super yay.

3. The possibility of a Jillboard Shit List. While I like posting good music, I also like bashing bad music. Think of it as more of an album review than an outflow of negativity.

4. Polls & more interactiveness

You may have noticed I recently included two links on the bottom of each post (see bottom of this post). They are links to my twitter account (@jillianemma) and a Facebook fan page. The fan page is for the artist that I am interning for/promoting, Alex Young. These links are there for a reason – “Like” the Facebook page! I support Indie music as I know most of you do too, so it’d be great if you could help me out by getting more Facebook fans for Alex Young!

Speaking of which, here’s a little update as to what’s going on in internland: I’ve been learning sooo much, working with great people, and having an awesome time. Really enjoying myself, and really enjoying the progress I’ve been seeing as a result of all our hard work on the AY team: Alex Young’s new single “Government Name” reached over 300 spins on the radio this week. Further results show that in the Top 40 format, she is the 125th most played artist on U.S. radio, and #9 Indie artist in the nation! If you haven’t heard “Government Name”, you will.

Thank you all for reading, hope you continue to do so! Also, if you have suggestions/recommendations, email me at jillian@eenyc.com.

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Internland / Introducing ALEX YOUNG!
July 3, 2010, 1:54 pm
Filed under: Internland, Jillboard Update, Music Video, Pop Music, R&B | Tags: ,

We are about to start a revolution driven by the unstoppable force of blogs, social networks, and college students – all who can come together with the click of a mouse and blast an independent artist ahead of the robotic ties of the major labels. Embrace the click and join the movement.

^ “Cold” Music Video

^ New single “Government Name”

Welcome to the Jillboard 1,000th view spectacular! Wow, kidding… But in all/most seriousness, in celebration of my 1,000th view in just 15 days since the birth of Jillboard Top 100, I am posting about something very important in my life right now – my internship! Since January, I have been working with an amazingly talented pop/dance singer/dancer/performer. Her new single “Government Name” has recently impacted radio stations nationwide, including NYC’s Hot 97, DC’s Hot 99.5, and Hartford’s Hot 93.7 (so much Hotness to go around).

With over 4.6 million plays on Myspace, and having been named Walmart Soundcheck Risers “The Next Big Thing”,  right after Lady GaGa, this artist is the first and only independent artist to receive distribution through Walmart. Her name is Alex Young, and she is “talent waiting to blow”, in the words of TheNext2Shine.com. Having received amazing comments from promoters in NYC & Seattle saying Alex’s 2010 club show was the best they have seen at their club, Alex Young is a star in the making. No, I am not just saying that because I work with her, I loved her music and believed in this before I began my internship. Her debut album, “Amazing”, was distributed through Walmart and iTunes and featured big writers and producers, including Frankie Storm (Rihanna), Taj Jackson (Lionel Richie/Janet Jackson), Michelle Bell (Britney Spears), Big Draws (Beyoncé), Amadeus (Badboy Records), D’antoni (Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson, Coldplay), and Mysto & Pizzi (Geico Insurance “Somebody’s Watching Me”/R. Kelly/ Justin Timberlake).

So for the past few months, I have been promoting/marketing this artist, gaining an amazing amount of exposure to the industry, and having a great time.  As a young grasshopper of the industry (literally young, I’m only 18…), I’m loving every minute of this experience and can’t wait for what the future holds – and what the future holds is Alex’s music blowing up. Don’t believe me? Be a part of what’s about to be a massive force/online revolution behind this genre-bending talent, and “Join The Army”. Follow @AlexYoungsArmy on Twitter, and “Like” Alex Young on Facebook – be one of the minions that will be called upon to participate in some amazing events (LOTS more info to come on this, nothing that I can say yet…excited? I am. Not sure why I’m still in parentheses).  For more information on Alex, visit her newly launched website www.alexyoungmusic.com. Make sure to join the Twitter and Facebook armies and alert EVERYONE YOU KNOW to do the same. Alex’s music is available on iTunes & Walmart.com.

What am I doing? Since it is an independent label, I am very involved in everything. I’m currently working on a video series called “AY Splashes”, that will be posted on Alex’s YouTube page. We are in the process of a radio blast – call your local radio and request “Government Name” by Alex Young, every request helps. I’m also involved in website upkeep, sanity upkeep, and thinking of crazy promotional ideas. So…

My job: Keep blogging and promoting Alex, sometimes combining the two (like now).

YOUR job: Spread the word to EVERYONE you know and join the revolution. Listen to her music and you’ll be an instant believer. Invite all your friends on Facebook to “Like” her page!

Hope you all enjoyed this long update/introduction to my current life. More music from Alex and other upcoming artists to come. Thank you SO much for reading my blog and make sure you keep reading! I promise you won’t be disappointed (what’s not to like – artist interviews, upcoming talent, and an inside view on the industry!?)

^ Alex Young in the studio with Mysto & Pizzi

^ 2010 Club Tour – “Heart Stop”

Facebook Army: www.facebook.com/AlexYoungMusic
Twitter Army: http://twitter.com/AlexYoungsArmy
YouTube: www.youtube.com/AlexYoungMusic
Official Website: www.alexyoungmusic.com

What do you think!?

Jillian In Internland Preview: “Light Refraction”
July 1, 2010, 10:01 am
Filed under: Electronic, Hip Hop, Internland, Jillboard Update, Pop Music | Tags:

So as my 1,000th view is quickly approaching (people like me!?), I wanted to give a little taste of what’s to come for my first big Jillian In Internland update. So, here’s your preview. Live it. Learn it. Love it. Does this video not just pump you up? No? K.

Intern Update/”Heart Stop” – Kill Paris Remix
June 26, 2010, 1:08 pm
Filed under: Internland, Jillboard Update, Party, Techno | Tags:

I know I haven’t mentioned my internship yet though I promised I would, and I’ve got some requests to talk about it. There’s been a lot going on and I’ve been very busy, but in a good way.  We had a team meeting last night with everyone surrounding the artist I work with. At my 1,000th view, I will make the first official Intern Update announcement and spill some very exciting news.  Here’s a preview of what’s to come:

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