Monday, March 17, 2008

Eliot Spitzer's prostitute = MySpace Music celebrity

The girl behind the Eliot Spitzer scandal has become an internet celebrity. Ashley Alexander came to NYC at the age of 17 to become a singer , but had to support herself and make money to pay her bills by prostituting herself. This whole scandal came in handy for Ashley , now A&R's are scouting Ashley , Magazine are willing to pay 1million to pose nude and NYC radio stations are playin her songs. I cant believe this chick might get a record deal because of her sexual transactions. 
I can't even hate on her to be honest with you , i guess her sexual encounters paid off very well. 
According to BillBoard reports , ever since the New York Times revealed her name to the public , her MySpace page got 7million  hits and her song " what we want" got 711,334 plays right before her page got shutdown March 13, 2008. Her song is horrible to the tenth power. 
Check out what some A&R's had to say about Ashley Alexander : 

"I'd be interested in what the music sounds like," Brian Bergen, A&R Manager at Atlantic Records told "I sit around hours and hours every day trying to figure out ways to break new artists. Right now, she has a platform to reach the masses, which is the toughest thing for a new artist to attain. Whether it's a good platform or a bad one, either way she has it. It all comes down to the music at the end of the day. If the music is good, she'll be able to get it heard."

Bad Boy A&R consultant Conrad Dimanche agrees that this entire scandal has got her plenty of publicity , but only time will tell if this scandal is going to turn into a genuine career. 

"It's just a matter of spinning off negative and making it positive," Dimanche told Billboard. "Part of being good [at] A&R is knowing where the talent is, regardless of background. If the music is good, it's enough for me to keep my ears open and follow the story. Who knows, maybe a year from now she'll be in a completely different place."

Capitol Records Senior A&R Director Chris Anokute told Billboard that any executive interested in signing the high priced prostitute wouldn't be doing it for the right reasons.

"I think her song is absolutely terrible," Anokute said. "If people are interested in signing her, then they shouldn't be in the music business. It'd be a shame to exploit her talent based on the unacceptable reality that she was involved in. Most importantly, it destroyed multiple families. I don't think the scandal will help her at all. In fact, I think the public is a bit smarter than we think they are. Even though she's had over a million hits on her MySpace, I think people are just going there to see her pictures and laugh at her attempt to pursue a music career."

Check out her video for her song " What we want" 

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