Update JUNE 2013 : I Cut my hair ( its shoulder length and I am living in BALI till July ) <3
Best way to reach me quick - firstname.lastname@example.org
My Fashion Line - http://www.MakeLifeARitual.com
My Music and DJ site - http://www.JillianAnn.com
My Music http://www.beatport.com/artist/jillian-ann/171427
2013 : I am seeking either TRADE for EXCEPTIONAL Video/Cinematorgraphy work for Music / Fashion Videos - I have lots of pretty things to bring to the table but you must understand lighting and have a eye ….
Or Paid for Art, Art Nude, Commerical, Fashion, Fantasy, Pin Up, Glamour, Beauty etc
There are currently two ways to set up a shoot with me:
1. Pay me. My rates are standard, but what I give is not I also am open to direct booking and will travel as long as its included nationally and internationally
2. Book me through my manager
I am happily available for Paid assignments to all levels of photographers. Please don't be intimidated. Most of my favorite people to create with are amateurs. I love being part of the creative process as well as learning and growing by co creating.
I love being Bare or Clothed in nature climbing rocks or in studios
I have been a fulltime muse/singer/musician/Designer since I was old enough to understand what music and cameras were. I have lived and traveled internationally working with top ten agencies, while being a top art model, I have many tearsheets, reel links, to music videos, film projects, editorials and so on. I have toured and performed on major stages with major names, but I love making art, and being a visual muse inspires my musical muse and they work symbiotically for me. I can provide a list of photograpehrs, refrences, refferals, tearsheets and reels or a full resume upon request. I do this because I love it and i love co creating and the magic it inspires inside out, and plan on continuing to do this until I no longer breathe.
Jillian Ann is a multi-media artist who is equally comfortable behind a piano, in front of a camera, singing on festival stages, or producing tracks for a DJ set in a nightclub. A singer-songwriter with a classically trained pianist, Jillian is also a programing geek. This allows her to cross the areas of electronica, Goth, and rock while experimenting and collaborating with cutting edge DJ's and producers. Together they work with dubstep, downtempo, chill glitch hop, electro house, trance, and sounds so new they have yet to be assigned a musical genre.
When Jillian’s agent suggested to her that there was no room for ‘girls’ in bass music, she responded by immediately cutting that agent loose. Determined to work even harder to fight those stereotypes and the belief that women are only successful if funded by major labels promoting pop music, Jillian pressed on to prove that women can take on headlining slot at major festivals. Now Jillian Ann is one of the exceptions to the rule of “all-male line-ups”, a rule she encourages other women to challenge as well.
Jillian’s DJ Career is growing and she has landed prime slots at domestic and international festivals including Envision Festival in Costa Rica and the massive Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. Playing one killer show after another, fusing the hottest beats with sexy vocals, she has been claiming the stage as one of the few female electronica artists to be given big name spots in both major clubs and underground festivals.
Refusing to preprogram her sets just as much as she refuses to only play one genre, Jillian spends hours head hunting and creating new tunes for each show. Her sets are constantly evolving, leaving people sweating and glued to the dance floor. Her goal as a DJ/singer is to take people on a journey, to expand their hearts while allowing them to release energy by dancing.
Jillian has collaborated with countless producers creating chart toping hits with artist such as Phutureprimitive, Knight Riderz, Blunt Instrument, Pegboard Nerds, John B, Seba, Kraddy, Love and Light, David Starfire, Nit Grit, Ravager, Enei, Robert Vadney, and Bruce Somers (of Kidneythieves). She has written a soon to be released album with Heavyweight Dub Champion/Liberation Movement and is presently working with a number of new up and coming producers for her unique DJ sets which feature her singing live over exclusive tracks.
"Quiet Riot" a song featured in Mix Magazine and gained international support from artist such as Knife Party, Flux Pavilion, Krewella and countless others, has been in the top 100 for dubstep since November 2012. Every release Ms. Ann has released in the last year has shot up the charts making her a staple in the DJ and remixer community.
As time allows, Jillian loves creating in all mediums from music to web site design, photography to fashion. To that end, she has co-founded a company “Ritual” with Cassidy Haley formerly of SkinGraft Fashions. Ritual was created in part to replace the tired, old, t-shirt game in music merchandising as well as to manifest Jillian’s visions stemming from her years as an art and avant-garde fashion model. “Ritual” is an encompassing creative company that will bring forth music, fashion, shows and a limited edition couture line.
Jillian is an ardent environmentalist and is committed to human, animal and planetary rights and her lyrics often cut to the core of her beliefs. Ms. Ann stresses the need to be responsible in thought and deed and humane to all.
The Track Record and the Gear:
Jillian Ann is not a newcomer to major stages and large crowds; she's performed worldwide and fronted for Heavyweight Dub Champion and Auditory Canvas as well as her own solo shows. Last year she began DJing with live vocals and has been producing and remixing tracks for herself and others. Now she is DJing/Singing at festivals and club across the world.
(A complete list of festivals, dates and venues is available upon request)
Jillian's shows can range from self-contained to featuring a full, live band. She is presently running Ableton as well as Traktor. Typically she runs the following equipment for her DJ sets:
2 laptops with Ableton and Traktor
1 Traktor Kontrol S4
2 TC HELICON VOICELIVE box
1 Behringer 8 TRACK Mixer
2 Behringer 2 TRACK mixers
1 Novation Keyboard
Jillian Ann is a self-funded artist from Georgia who now lives hidden in the woods near Los Angeles. She lives off of her earnings from performing, designing at her company Ritual, modeling, acting, and, of course, music sales. Jillian is also a poet and a blogger, a fervent Twitter user, and is skilled in multimedia creations. Additionally Ms. Ann enjoys photography and creating pretty, sexy things for people to wear.
Finding them too limiting, Jillian has turned down several record deals, instead preferring to find distribution partners for her musical creations. Jillian has this to say about the present music climate:
"Having a major label partner is great for some acts, but not for those who experiment and want to stay on the creative edge. I'm too much of a control freak to allow somebody I do not know to come in and design a website, plan a strategy, or tell me what trends I should follow, and when I did have major label support I ended up doing everything myself anyway. Now I own what I do and if people steal my music, at least they are stealing it from me. Maybe that way I can convince some of them to actually pay for it or at least come see me live or buy merchandise. Most people have no idea how hard it is to actually make ends meet in today's climate where the rights of artists are routinely stepped on by everyone from local promoters to pirates sites, right up to the major cartels…all this in a world were art is more needed than ever."
NEWS: Jillian has just released the “Passes Away” EP on Simplify records and will add a follow up EP by mid-June. She is also planning a fashion show premiere at The Myth Masque 2013 at the historic Vibiana in Los Angeles, as well as a music project inspired by the Ritual fashions later on this year.
“I'd like to live in a world where compassion and kindness are not seen as weaknesses to be exploited, where being different triggers interest and not suspicion, where art is once again recognized as an important quality of life. I want people to recognize that by hurting the planet we are killing ourselves.” ~J.A
Management: Jean Renard email@example.com
Bookings: Jason Hahn firstname.lastname@example.org
Ritual Fashion: Contact@MakeLifeARitual.com
Ritual Fashion my Company
Cassidy Haley's previous incarnation involved spearheading two design firms, Ernte Fashion Systems and Skingraft, which both achieved surprising success in both underground dance communities as well as the entertainment industry at large.
From dressing celebrities (the Black-eyed Peas, Nikki Manaj, Britney Spears, Steven Tyler, Pink, and more) to being carried in the best high-end boutiques around the world (Maxfied LA, Colette Paris, Barneys NY) he beat the odds by starting from scratch in his bedroom, twice, and catapulting into the fashion sphere, twice. However, he was never satisfied with just fashion and left both companies to pursue his first true love of music.
Leaving Ernte in 2004, he experimented with different bands and musical avenues but was unable to sustain himself or find the right project and so in 2005 he returned to fashion to form Skingraft. Three years later, the company was a success but his dreams of building a multi-media brand that could include his music and films were sadly not being fulfilled. So he left fashion for the second time to pursue his music.
Through the exposure brought by Skingraft among celebrities and their fans, his first EP reached #3 on the iTunes electronic charts and allowed him to work exclusively on music for three years. This was a very prolific and satisfying time, and yet he missed the strength that comes from a partnership and a solid company.
He yearned to integrate all his passions into one endeavour but could not do it alone...
Meanwhile Jillian Ann started modeling as a child and into her teens, which gave her a perspective far beyond the small, religious community of Georgia where she was raised. At 17 she left and soon was traveling the world from New York to Paris as a model and muse. However, like Cassidy, music was always her first love.
Her obsession with the arts, including music and fashion, inspired her first rise to fame as one of the worlds top fetish, fashion and avant garde models. She rose alongside others in the fetish world such as Dita Von Teese, creating a website which garnered between 5 and 20 million unique views a month on her own, building a powerhouse brand along the way.
All the while she made music in her spare time, focusing on electronica and releasing chart topping dance tracks. She was courted by the major labels but chose to forge her own path and remain true to her art, allowing modeling to support her in the same way Cassidy allowed fashion to support him.
Still, she yearned to integrate all her passions into one endeavour and could not do it alone...
RITUAL was founded by Cassidy Haley and Jillian Ann on an intimate journey home after a whirlwind adventure on the dawn of 2012.
Having recently consummated their friendship-turned-love-affair with the assistance of a pretty shaman boy in their bed, they witnessed the sunrise and dreamt of building a pan-sexual, heart-sacred, multi-media empire championing the new age of sexual and spiritual enlightenment through fashion, music, film (and any other art form they could find).
As they drove, they sketched designs that would liberate and indulge people’s deepest desires to express themselves. They hummed ideas for songs and sang of their greatest hopes for humanity. Almost a year later their visions became a reality when RITUAL was born.
Each seeking the other-half who would allow them to fulfill their dreams.
A love consummated under the stars and heavens by pure chance..or fate.
Somehow they found each other.
And the rest, as they say, is history.