Archive for December, 2009

Another intern of the week!

Mass Appeal Entertainment’s
Intern of the Week:

Hillary Gove

Hillary Gove is not your typical intern and she isn’t our typical student intern either. She graduated from Husson College, has a full time job as a Marketing Coordinator for John Hancock and came to us looking for new media marketing experience in an exciting industry. From her recent ideas and accomplishments here, it appears that she is getting just that! She is creative, enjoys a challenge, works extremely well independently, as well as on a team, and handles her projects with the utmost professionalism. You know what they say about those quiet folks though… most likely there is a hidden side to them! From what I heard, Hillary is no different… I only hope this other side will join us in the office, out-loud someday

  1. On my iPod you will find: a lot of 90s and 80s, but you will find pretty much anything and everything
  2. My first concert ever was:1990 New Kids on the Block concert babyyyy
  3. The best part of interning at MAE is: The experience and exposure to the industry
  4. My dream job would be: Marketing within the entertainment/music industry
  5. One song I will never get sick of is: “Creep” TLC
  6. My ringtone is currently: “Shoop” Salt-n-Pepa
  7. 3 artists I would like to have drinks with: Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Joey McIntyre
  8. If I could follow one tour it would be: Madonna “Who’s That Girl” 1987 world tour
  9. The song that describes my life in 2009 is: “Young Forever” Jay Z
  10. 3 words that describe me are: friendly, fun, sarcastic

Intern of the week!

Mass Appeal Entertainment’s
Intern of the Week:

Jennifer Maxson

Jen Maxson comes to MAE from Endicott College with worldly experience and global level interests. She has abstract thoughts and loves music so much it appears she cannot work without it playing in the background. She is like a tornado leaving a definite impression behind her. I am not sure if it is for inspiration or escape but when Jen isn’t designing traffic drivers, T-Shirts, or fan photos, she will most likely be cropping and harvesting her Facebook Farm!

  1. On my iPod you will find: M83, MGMT, Tom Petty, Passion Pit, Kings of Leon, anything besides jazz and latin music
  2. My first concert ever was:N’SYNC
  3. The best part of interning at MAE is: The experience and producing pieces I can add to my portfolio
  4. My dream job would be: Creating the designs for surfboards and owning my own boutique while living out in Southern California
  5. One song I will never get sick of is: We Own The Sky –M83
  6. My ringtone is currently:Something my friend Mike recorded onto my phone
  7. 3 artists I would like to have drinks with: I don’t know, any of the ones I’ve mentioned that are on my IPOD
  8. If I could follow one tour it would be: Kings of Leon
  9. The song that describes my life in 2009 is: Kids – MGMT
  10. 3 words that describe me are: free-spirited, fun-loving, artsy

MAE’s second Intern of the Week!

Mass Appeal Entertainment’s
Intern of the Week:

Austin Bryant

Austin Bryant has become more than just a new media marketing intern here at MAE. His duties beyond brainstorming and finding the best bargains on download cards now also include Director of Mass Appeal TV. He really knows how to bring out the best of people and has been known to be somewhat of a heartbreaker! He’s a good listener, he puts his best foot forward, and we have been blessed with his presence! Please become a fan of Austin’s Band ‘Beneath The Sheets’ on Facebook and purchase their new album “Go Easy… It’s My First” On iTunes

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  1. On my iPod you will find: John Legend, Them Crooked Vultures, Jay-Z, Damien Marley, Ben Harper, Between The Buried & Me, Fall Out Boy, Brad Mehldau and everything in between.
  2. My first concert ever was: Oz fest 98 baby!
  3. The best part of interning at MAE is: The hands on experiences and the ability to adapt the tasks to each individual’s interests.
  4. My dream job would be: Getting Beneath The Sheets on the road or….. owning my own dream company.
  5. One song I will never get sick of is: Babe I’m Gonna Leave You – Led Zeppelin!
  6. My ringtone is currently:Marimba sounds stock on my Iphone! Hey it’s new!
  7. 3 artists I would like to have drinks with: Ben Harper, John Legend, and Fergie.
  8. If I could follow one tour it would be: Dave Matthews Band
  9. The song that describes my life in 2009 is: Communication Breakdown- Zeppelin
  10. 3 words that describe me are: Passionate, Motivated, and result-oriented.

Inside Blue Jay Studios

Mass Appeal Entertainment’s

An Inside Look At Blue Jay Studios:

It was a complete honor to be at the Blue Jay Recording Studio last week. However, I have to admit it was my first time being in a studio so I was a bit nervous. I didn’t know what to expect, the stereotypical things came to mind. I wondered if there would be tons of people, alcoholic beverages, or even beautiful women half dressed. But that wasn’t the case at Blue Jays. Just men and women dressed comfortably and fantastic sushi from Ginger.

True music was being made by Noel Gourdin an R&B artist from Brockton, Massachusetts who blew me away with his soultry sounds. It was the ultimate rush but I hid behind a smirk. It was like watching a painting unfold from its creativity and originality. Being a part of his creative development makes me proud and excited about his newest breathtaking music. Noel cooked up three sizzling songs from scratch which left a warm feeling of compassion inside. When I usually hear an R&B song for the first time my initial reaction is to cry. Even if the song isn’t meant to be sad I get so overwhelmed and it frequently means it’s a HIT. Hearing Noels high pitched vocals and seeing his expressive facial movements gave me nothing but a great gut feeling which translates to meaningful music and HITS.

When a person says “I’m headed to the studio” please understand he or she is about to put in work. The artist and producer really take their time, and try different things, and will go deep into it. If you are going to Blue Jay Studio there is a slight draft so I recommend you bring a sweater and of course, your honesty. – Zenova King

Meet our latest Intern of the week!

Mass Appeal Entertainment’s
Intern of the Week:

Carrie Klestinec

Carrie Klestinec took the traditional yet unexpected route to Mass Appeal Entertainment by sending her resume, cover letter, and branded material via snail mail. Her creative approach, willingness and ability to go above and beyond, along with her attention to detail make her an amazing addition to the team. Carrie brings her NY accent but her warm and open spirit to work every day and we couldn’t be happier to have her! She is not only a contributing member of the team, but a diehard Bleek Fan as well, and for this we love her!

  1. On my iPod you will find: Empire State of Mind – Jay-Z + Alicia Keys, Forever Young – Bob Dylan, My Wish – Rascal Flatts
  2. My first concert ever was: Spice Girls 1995
  3. The best part of interning at MAE is: Would have to be the awesome people you get to learn from and interact with on a daily basis.
  4. My dream job would be: To be an elementary school teacher and help children see their potential as artists.
  5. One song I will never get sick of is: “I believe I Can Fly” R Kelly
  6. My ringtone is currently:the jazz musician instrumental tune
  7. 3 artists I would like to have drinks with: Mary J Blige, Jay Z and Jadakiss
  8. If I could follow one tour it would be: The Roots
  9. The song that describes my life in 2009 is: “If today Was Your Last Day” Nickelback
  10. 3 words that describe me are: Energetic, hard worker and creative

Meet Libbi! MAE’s second INTERN of this week!!

Mass Appeal Entertainment’s
Intern of the Week:

Libbi Lingley

Libbi Lingley is perhaps the most dedicated of all MAE interns. She loves us so much that she actually came back for round 2! Taking on great design management responsibilities, Libbi has really grown while interning at Mass Appeal Entertainment. She has been able to create actual album artwork for 2 international releases, various solicitation sheets which the retailers receive when they are considering putting our albums in their stores and she has created various in-house documents designed to outline the Graphic Design needs of Mass Appeal Entertainment and to log which of these needs have been met vs. what future projects require completion. Libbi offers great turnaround time and excellent customer service and I sincerely hope that she gets a paid position doing what she loves because she will excel wherever she goes!

  1. On my iPod you will find: Deatch Cab for Cutie, Band of Horses, Modest Mouse, Mayday Parade, Owen, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Eye Alaska
  2. My first concert ever was: Crosby, Stills and Nash
  3. The best part of interning at MAE is:Seeing my work printed. It’s pretty exciting when thousands of people are looking at your artwork worldwide
  4. My dream job would be:Collaborating on artwork with some of my favorite artists
  5. One song I will never get sick of is: Saves The Day, “ This is Not An Exit”
  6. My ringtone is currently: Band of Horses “The Funeral”
  7. 3 artists I would like to have drinks with:Ace Enders, Kenny Vasoli and Chris Conley
  8. If I could follow one tour it would be: 10th anniversary tour of New Found Glory and Saves the Day
  9. The song that describes my life in 2009 is: Justin Bieber “One Time”… haha just kidding! My iTunes most played song is Band of Horses “The Great Salt Lake” – so I guess that one
  10. 3 words that describe me are: Fun, energetic, hard working

Mass Appeal Entertainment’s INTERN TEAM!!