imgiggin.com Launches Social Networking, Career Resources, Interviews for Music & Entertainment Pros


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Entertainment Industry Veterans Open Exclusive Social Networking Site, Building Careers with Entertainment's Cream of the Crop

In an industry where success comes largely from word-of-mouth and who you know, two entertainment industry veterans are making the process of finding entertainment gigs and building a career easier through ImGiggin.com. Launched September 1st, ImGiggin.com is a specialized social networking portal for the entertainment industry founded by Co-CEO's Onree Gill and Ralph Rolle, who have been in the music business for over three decades as music directors, percussionists, producers, and in numerous other facets, working with an array of artists and projects including Alicia Keys, Elvis Costello, Gwen Stefani, John Mayer, Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Showtime at the Apollo, The BET Awards, The Caroline Rhea Show, and more.

Uniting the best the entertainment industry has to offer, ImGiggin.com's endorsees include artists, composers, songwriters, and producers such as Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, Jordin Sparks, Marcus Miller, New York Voices, Pharoahe Monch, and Angelique Kidjo. A central portal where members will include a mix of well-recognized artists and executives as well as people new to the industry, ImGiggin.com serves to connect professionals with the specialized knowledge and resources to further their careers, where they can network with like-minded individuals to market themselves effectively, find quality talent and gigs, and get support and feedback from the public. Says Ralph Rolle and Onree Gill, “Working in the music business for a long time, we've seen the industry go through so many changes, and seen how hard it can be for people to get started, and how difficult it can be for even the best people to find good jobs. We wanted to make it easier for entertainment industry professionals to connect with the right people by building a specialized social network where they can showcase their talent, and access the jobs and resources that can help further their careers, so we created ImGiggin."

Talent and industry professionals eligible for membership range from actors, dancers, musicians, rappers, and singers to composers, producers, musical directors, artistic directors, engineers, stylists, technical crew and other behind-the-scenes staff. Industry professionals and companies seeking administrative talent or other entertainment professionals who are looking to fulfill performance, business or other project needs can sign up to post jobs through a separate membership area on the site, and know they can connect with a comprehensive pool of multi-talented, highly skilled members. Members and the public can see the inner workings of the entertainment business through the interviews, educational videos, and shows with artists and other industry players on ImGiggin's Spotlight Q&A and ImGiggin TV. The public can also sign up as supporters on ImGiggin.com to vote on prospective members' audition videos, where their votes can help fast track the membership process in the discovery of new talent.

An exclusive membership that ensures matching up a pool of quality talent with quality jobs all over the world, ImGiggin's prospective members go through a vigorous membership process that starts with audition videos, resumes, and bios that will be reviewed for membership by entertainment industry veterans. Prospective members can submit their auditions for the one-time audition fee of $9.99 for a limited time, while the regular audition fee is $19.99. If accepted for membership, there are four membership levels available where a fee will apply.

A revolutionary social networking site to connect entertainment supporters and the best talents and executives in the business, ImGiggin.com will be a leader in taking the entertainment industry to another level.

About ImGiggin's Onree Gill and Ralph Rolle
Entertainment industry veterans with more than three decades of professional experience, ImGiggin Co-CEO's Onree Gill and Ralph Rolle's insatiable passion for the music industry has taken them all over the world and into every facet of the music industry. Onree Gill has worked for the past eight years as the Music Director for Alicia Keys, and his abilities in playing multiple instruments and talents as a music director, songwriter, producer, and composer have afforded him the opportunity to work with an array of artists including Bono, Paul Simon, John Mayer, Lenny Kravitz, Carlos Santana, Damien Marley, Usher, Anthony Hamilton, Adam Levine, Stevie Wonder, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Missy Elliott, and Gwen Stefani. Ralph Rolle's talents as a master percussionist and entrepreneur have built an illustrious career working with artists such as Sting, Elvis Costello, Biggie Smalls, Queen Latifah, Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige, Vanessa Williams, John Legend, and shows including Showtime At The Apollo, The Chris Rock Show, The Cosby Show, BBC's Top of the Pops, The BET Awards, and as Musical Director of The Caroline Rhea Show. Rolle is also founder of the Phat Kat Productions, Inc. music production company, and has written, re-mixed, and edited recording projects for a variety of R&B, Rap, Gospel and Pop artists including Toshi Kubota, Jonathan Butler and Al Green.

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