February 2016 Interviews

Celebrity Interviews – February 2016

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Alannah Myles was born in Toronto, Canada listening to FM radio stations that introduced her to an international compilation of music. She was raised in the city of Toronto where she studied to become a graphic artist, splitting time on her family’s ranch in Buckhorn, Ontario and spent her early years competing as an equestrian on the Ontario A Circuit competing in Canada’s prestigious Royal Winter Fair prior to deciding that she would make music her calling. You may click on the link below to visit the family lodge.
BIG BALD LAKE RANCH, BUCKHORN, ONTARIO, CANADA

Alannah appeared as an actor in TV commercials, modelled, styled wardrobe for local celebrities, worked as a make up artist and consultant to pay for her early demo tapes in attempts to secure a record deal for her team. Though she was born to a privileged family, she chose to remain independent. After a decade of paying dues; performing concert venues, drinking establishments, nightclubs, coffee houses and hotel bars she spent five long years recording her debut album released by Atlantic Records (Warner Music Group).
Alannah was and will always be married to her music.
The ‘Alannah Myles’ first self titled album released in Canada in the spring of 1989 produced four Top 40 hits, “Love Is”, “Black Velvet”, “Lover of Mine”, and “Still Got This Thing”. Released internationally in 1990, Atlantic records finally hit pay dirt with her number one international smash, “Black Velvet”, winning a Grammy award for best female rock performance, along with several Canadian Juno Awards, a Diamond award for sales in excess of one million in Canada – the only artist who still retains this status for a debut record. After it’s first year of release Black Velvet received the ASCAP award for over one million radio plays and the ASCAP ‘Millionaire Award’ in 2005 for over 5 million radio plays. SOCAN in Canada awarded the songs, “Black Velvet” and “Lover Of Mine” each with an award for over 100,000 plays in Canada in 2005 with her #1 hit ‘Song Instead Of A Kiss” to follow.

S O N G I N S T E A D O F A K I S S

Her follow-up multi-platinum album, Rockinghorse (1992) received a Grammy nomination for the title track ‘Rockinghorse’ and three Canadian Juno Awards. Prior to her third,1995 ‘A Lan Nah’ album she signed with manager, Miles Copeland after attending his annual songwriting retreats held at the Marouatte Chateau in France. After the sale of over eight million records she concluded her alliance with Atlantic Records and in 1997 Ark 21 Records released her fourth record Arrival (1997), which saw the top 40, hit Bad 4 You.

C H A T E A U M A R O U A T T E

Atlantic Records cemented Alannah’s release from her 7- 8 album deal with a parting gift, ‘The Very Best Of Alannah Myles (1999) compilation released on WMC and internationally on Ark 21/EMI, re-released as ‘Myles & More’ (2000) on Ark21/Universal Music Group containing hits from all four albums and is scheduled for termination.

Funds from an out of court settlement with a national Canadian publication afforded Alannah the luxury of spending the time required to record, executive produce and co-write 9 of the 11 tracks for ‘Black Velvet’ leased to an indie label in Canada which has since 2013 been terminated. The album includes a contemporary remake of her classic hit, co-produced with Torontonian Mike Borkosky and Veronica Ferraro from France, mixed by renown producer Terry Brown.
The lease for Alannah’s independently owned 2009 CD, ‘Black Velvet’ was terminated on Sept 1, 2013, repackaged, retitled ’85bpm’ with added tracks including an original re-record of Black Velvet. Returned master recordings of her 1997 ‘A Rival’ CD are now distributed by tunecore.com re-released to all online digital stores with future remix plans in celebration of her 25th Anniversary.

www.alannahmyles.com

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JT Money has been regarded as one of the most sought after underground southern rap artist for over a decade. Born Jeff Thompkins, JT Money gained fame in the early 90s by showcasing his talents as the leader of the Poison Clan, a popular rap-group formed by 2 Live Crew’s founder, Luther Campbell. After the group disbanded, JT Money let the world know that his membership in the Poison Clan was just a pit stop on the ladder of success to formulating his solo career. His debut album “Pimpin’ On Wax”, released in 1999, reaching number 28 on Billboard 200 chart and number 8 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop album chart. The most popular single on that album “Who Dat” featuring female rapper Sole’ went on to become #5 on the Billboard 200 and went gold by the end of the year. His second solo album, “Blood, Sweat, & Years,” was also a huge street success gaining attention and fame throughout the south. One of his most popular singles off of
that album was “Father To Son,” a song dedicated to his son, reflected the profound experiences and memories that the two had shared together with each other.

JT Money over the years has been quoted saying that “today’s music and hip hop culture is watered down” and that he can care less as to the major labels not taking an interest in his music, he will never change his rhyming style as it has made him who he is. “I like making songs that you can relate to. It isn’t about boasting all of the time.”

Over the years JT Money has release street hit after street hit. This year he is set to release a compilation album which will contain some of his original, more popular songs from his earlier cds. For more information on JT Money, contact booking@bossmaninc.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/JT-Money/105604909471960
Instagram: @jtmoney21baby
Twitter: @JTMoneyMIATL
Youtube: www.youtube.com/jtmoney

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