iL2M International Corp. (the "company" or "iLink2Music.com") (OTCQB: ILIM), an emerging music entertainment and social media company, announced today that it has appointed Mr. Ricky St. Hilaire as Director of I.T. & Engineering.
Ricky St. Hilaire will align iL2M's technology-related decisions with the company's music and social media goals, overseeing research and development, monitoring technology and social trends, and maintaining current information about technology standards and compliance regulations. He will be working closely with management to communicate the company's technology strategy to partners, management, investors and employees.
Mr. St. Hilaire has won two Grammy Awards for his work on the albums Halfway Tree (Damian Marley) and Songs In A Minor (Alicia Keys) and has received several more nominations. He has won numerous Billboard Music Awards and over 30 of his records have sold platinum.
St. Hilaire discovered Jessica Simpson, recorded her first pop demo and was instrumental in signing her deal with Sony Records. He has helped create and arranged some of the most recognizable songs in pop and R&B history including, My Love Is Your Love (Whitney Houston), Stressed Out (Tribe Called Quest), What's Happening (Method Man) and Working Class Hero (Paula Cole).
In the mid '90s, Ricky worked exclusively for Whitney Houston and her record label before joining Wyclef Jean's and Jerry Wonder's production team. With Wyclef and Jerry, St. Hilaire collaborated on chart topping singles including My Love Is Your Love (Whitney Houston), which he recorded, arranged and mixed. The dream team, as the three were considered, worked on some of the biggest remixes: No, No, No Remix (Destiny's Child), Getto Superstar Remix (Praz, Mya and Old Dirty Bastard) and Maria Maria (Carlos Santana remix). They also worked together with Mya, the Black Eyed Peas and City High. In 1999 Ricky accompanied Wyclef on piano as they performed at John F. Kennedy Jr.'s funeral.
Ricky St. Hilaire has been part of Busta Rhymes' production team since the album "The Coming." He produced, arranged, mixed and engineered on that album, which included singles Whoo Ha- Got Ya All In Check, Everything Remains Raw and Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See. His work has appeared on every Busta Rhymes album to date including features with Mariah Carey, Lumidee and the Neptunes and Rhymes' most recent album The Big Bang. Ricky also engineered and mixed Busta Rhymes' In the Getto featuring Rick James.
Ricky St. Hilaire has scored, sound engineered and contributed to the soundtracks of several major motion pictures. He was the project coordinator for the film Life (Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence), and was also responsible for engineering, arranging and mixing the score. His filmography also includes Set It Off (Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Queen Latifa), Dangerous Ground (Ice Cube, Elizabeth Hurley) and Spike Lee's Get On The Bus (Bernie Mac, Charles S. Dutton, Ossie Davis). In addition, he provided the scoring and sounds for numerous independent films like Mercy Street, featured at the Toronto Film Festival. In 2005, St. Hilaire began his own film production company, where he developed a successful system for film production, minimizing investor's risk, yet still maximizing their rate of return.
In 2006, St. Hilaire switched gears and helped start up a social networking website called Sharenow.com. There he took up a leadership role on the development team, which helped Sharenow.com reach over two million users by 2008.
"We are very excited to welcome Ricky to the team," states Mr. Tsaoussian, President of iL2M. "In addition to being a brilliant business strategist and visionary, he knows how to motivate people and talent, and is a high-velocity agent for change and innovation. His influence, insights and expertise will be a great advantage to the company as a whole."
About iL2M International Corp. and iLink2Music.com
iL2M (OTCQB: ILIM) is an emerging music entertainment and social media company based out of Burbank, California. The company is in beta to launch the iLink2Music.com digital media platform, which provides an evolutionary online application that consolidates the way people enjoy and manage their social media, music, and entertainment. The company intends to generate exclusive online celebrity radio, video, events, and content, and generate revenue from multi-sensory branding, content licensing, co-creation, and product placement through an immersive user experience. iL2M is publicly-traded on the OTCQB in the United States under the ticker symbol ILIM. For more information, please visit us at www.iL2M.com.
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