Step into my office! No really step into the office of Julie Pilat and lets talk music, but don't get too distracted by the overflowing CD shelf, graffiti wall guest book and world's smallest violin.
The hottest artists are no strangers to Julie's office, Music Director of KIIS FM and it's pretty clear by the signed memorabilia covering the walls.
Now breaking new artists with a rapid growing following are popping in every Wednesday for the #weekendmixtape show.
So cozy up near a computer, watch and listen as each guest chats up their success, music, struggles and sometimes even performs plus get a preview of what top songs are hitting the KIIS family ears for the weekend.
In the meantime browse past shows below with super cool guests like Karmin, Dr. Hollywood, Honor Society and the Electrolightz.
Who doesn't love free music? Get a free download of Sammy Adams 'Only One' below...
I always seem to lose track of time and things whenever I'm here. It's like a little world inside this building. The sun might be shining and the birds singing, but whenever I cross through those big glass doors, I forget about everything going on outside.
“Can you do a coffee run” or “Will you grab some art supplies” and even “What about cleaning up this freezer” are all questions I’ve come across. I came into this knowing that taking the trash out and getting the coffee would become my new normal, but I had no idea that I would have to learn to do things all at once. Especially since all I do is say, yes.
The day started easy, but the good and quick paced time was fast approaching as the WeekendMixtape artist was about to enter the building. Getting the team checked in with our front desk and moving them back to our green room are only two of the countless things that need to be done before the show. I also needed to race across the street that day for a Starbucks run of 12. "Yeah, hi, can I have 12 very specific and complicated orders" is what gets me the crazy looks from the baristas.
With an extra hand, we somehow managed to get the drinks (hopefully right) just before the meeting and before the artist sound checked. Then when the audience winners arrived for check-in, this is when all the craziness broke loose. Some forgot their paperwork and others claimed they didn’t have an I.D.
Once all the nerves settled, the winners were loaded in...the magic happened. The show ran smoothly, as everyone had everything done. But I still had all this pent up energy inside. After the show, the performers met with JoJo on the radio. This is when I ran out to the balcony and had a bag of chips. Full Blown Panic took over so I did what I did best. I went in to downward dog (yoga pose) on the balcony. I needed to chill out. And I did, with the birds and the big, bright sun!
We all deserve a little bit of breathing time.
Watch out for a video next week!
No one spilt the beans on KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2013!
KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2013 was finally announced Thursday On Air with Ryan Seacrest! I NEEDED to know before everyone else so I was trying to get details out of people in the office. No one budged!! I wasn't even let in on the date! Everyone made sure to keep the secret safe.
Now that I know who's going and when it is, I want you to get in on the "secret" too. With Ryan Seacrest hosting the event, and having special guest host Britney Spears it's going to be a blast and definitely a must see show! There will be performances from Will I. Am, Maroon 5 and so many more artists!
I've met and worked with some of the performers at KIIS FM's Weekend Mixtape.
Get some sun this weekend!