I am happy to introduce to many of you a young man who has made a strong name for himself in the music production business.
DeVon "Da'Bizness" Freeman is CEO of 3rd Level Entertainment Music Group, LLC.
A Michael Jackson fan, of course, while working on this interview with him, he without question named off a few of his favorite Michael Jackson its such as: PYT, Rock With You, Butterflies and Rock My World.
A family man with a beautiful wife and two daughters. Mr. Freeman is involved with the community and is changing music through his music production company based in Atlanta, GA.
An interesting fact that he shared with me was that mega hit, song writer and producer Mr. Rodney Jerkins; who worked with and produced for Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and Austin Brown was from his hometown, Pleasantville, NJ and that Mr. Jerkins' studio is less than 5 minutes away from his uncle's church, Oliver's Temple.
Check out the interview below...
Amber: For those individuals out there who may not be familiar with DeVon "Da'Bizness" Freeman, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Mr. Freeman: I am a passionate percussionist whose roots stem from a lineage of talented musicians and singers. I always had a true love for pulling out rhythms and melodies from various genres of music such as: gospel, jazz, and neo-soul. As a child I always found myself tapping or banging on my mother’s pots and pans in the kitchen or the kitchen table making different drum patterns that were lodged in my head.
One of my greatest accomplishments was being in the marching jazz and concert band during my elementary and high school years. Those years really opened up my creativity along with learning how to read sheet music and having the ability to play by ear. During that time I was also learning how to build my stamina and speed by playing the drums at my father’s church. By the time I was a senior in high school I thought I was a well-rounded musician that could play the trumpet and drums in almost any setting.
After graduating from college, Elizabeth City State University, (ECSU) I moved to Atlanta, GA and became a part of a circle of well-known and very talented musicians and singers. In 2004, I decided to take my musical talents a step further and enrolled in Music Engineering School where I meet my musical mentor Dale “Rambro” Ramsey, who taught me the art of studio engineering. I spent countless days and nights being an apprentice to my mentor and learning the aspects of not only music engineering but the music business it ‘self. I was apprentice with my mentor at the famous ATL Patchwerk Recording Studios and Doppler Studios.
Amber: You are CEO of 3rd Level Entertainment Music Group, LLC. Can you tell us more about your company?
Mr. Freeman: 3rd Level Entertainment Music Group was founded by myself, DeVon “Da’Bizness” Freeman in 2010. I decided to start this music production company because I wanted to bring back the essence of soulful, highly inspired, timeless music. Let me explain myself by what my definition of soulful music means… soulful music is music that touches not just your mind but also your heart and soul. I love to listen to the likes of Earth, Wind, and Fire, Marvin Gaye, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson, Miles Davis, and etc. That is when I decided to get together a talented group of producers, musicians, and engineers to form the music production company “3rd Level Entertainment Music Group.
The 3rd Level production team consists of Rick “Hutch Boy” Hutchinson who’s expertise is in percussion and keyboard and a native of the West Coast Bay area, Christopher “Chris Beats” Fields, hailing from Brooklyn, NY is a skilled Classic Hip Hop DJ, and Joseph Cox, III also known as “hectic da backpacka” who hails from Connecticut is a skilled lyricist and studio engineer.
Amber: Are there up and coming artist this season we should look out for?
Mr. Freeman: At this time being a music production company we are constantly working with new artists from different genres of music, you would have to check our Facebook page to see upcoming projects with different artists.
Amber: What or whom inspired you to start your own music production company?
Mr. Freeman: Well one of the main people that inspired me is Barry Gordy; I love his musical quality assurance methodology. Although he was the CEO and in control of the major of the daily operations, when it came time to review and do quality control on the music everybody in the whole company opinion mattered. He understood that it took his staff along with himself to create great classic and timeless music and he surrounded himself with the right people to accomplish that goal. Another great person that inspired me is my mentor Dale “Rambo” Ramsey, this man has shown me the ropes of studio engineering from recording vocals to music production to mixing and mastering. He also showed me the business side of the music industry about having an entertainment lawyer, copyrighting your music, being affiliated with music publishing company, and etc….
Amber: I understand you released a song on iTunes? Can you tell us the name of the song and what you are hoping individuals will take away from your music?
Mr. Freeman: Yes, we release a single called “Astrology” which was done by 3rdLevelENT own hectic da backpacka featuring Sherise Nicole.
The main thing that I want the consumer to take away from the this single is that this track gives you a brief history about the study of Astrology over a tranquil yet timeless track that takes you to another place in time and space.
Thank you Mr. Freeman for taking time to do this interview for me and a special Thank You to Mrs. Marlo M. Jackson for the connection for this interview.
We Love 3T's Amber Answers Questions from the NYC Fans...
Carmen: Hi Amber, thank you for taking my question. Last year We Love 3T: Michael Jackson Day was in June but, this year the date has been changed to Michael Jackson's birthday. What made you decide to change the date?
Amber: Hi Carmen, you are welcome. I want that day to be a celebration, a day of happiness to remember a man, musician, artist, humanitarian and icon. I also wanted to spread love and have the Jackson family feel that love. I read how three Jackson family members at different times had a really hard time facing that day. No matter what was done nothing would change that, I decided we needed make a change. I want everyone to feel a part of the celebration.
Tim: Hi Amber, you have a lot of fans here in NYC. We enjoy the positive news about the Jackson family. It must have been a hard decision for you to change the date for the We Love 3T: Michael Jackson Day. You have put so much work into the June dates the last couple years?
Amber: Hi Tim, thank you and all the NYC supporters. No, not at all. This site is dedicated to Michael Jackson and the Jackson family so I want to do what is right and spread love the right way. As long as Michael Jackson is remembered in the right way, then that is all that matters.
Rachel: What are your thoughts on the wrongful death trial?
Amber: Honestly, I am like any other fan and I just want justice to be served. My heart and prayers go out to the Jackson family.
Tiffany: There has been a lot of talk about Paris Jackson in the media and her suicide attempt. Do you really know what happen to Paris? Do you think that it is fair that people have now started attacking the Jackson family?
Amber: No, I do not know what happen with Paris. I feel that Paris Jackson's privacy should be respected and that individuals should not spread gossip and hateful information without proof or backing. My heart goes out to her and the Jackson family.
Madison: The Official Prince Parker Fans is amazing. I really like that website. How did you and Tommy Parker start working together?
Amber: Thank you Madison :) Tommy and I started Tommy Tuesdays. Fans on 85 A.B. had been asking about Tommy. They had seen him with Austin Brown and they wanted to know more. So after talking it over with Tommy, Tommy Tuesdays was born and we have had a lot of fun working on that together.
Jessica: Will there be more Tommy Tuesdays?
Amber: I sure hope so :) Tommy has been doing some big things and time has not always been on our side but, I look forward to working on many more Tommy Tuesdays with him.
Mallory: Thank you for accepting my friend request on Facebook. You are always posting, updating the fans and showing Tommy Parker love. You guys are best friends. Did you ever expect that to happen when you first started working together?
Amber: Your welcome Mallory :) No, I was just happy he was willing to do an interview. He has become my best friend and I truly can't imagine life without him. I am truly grateful to God for everything.
Christy: You have been a big supporter of Tommy Parker's music. I got a chance to see him and Austin Brown perform. I love Austin Brown and his music. Tommy remembers me of the singer Prince. Do you have a favorite song that you like listening to from Tommy Parker?
Amber: Thank you Christy, no, I love them all. Each song gives you a different feeling. Each one moves you in a different way.
Eboni: Austin Brown and Tommy Parker performed at BET's Music Matters this year. I know you must have been proud of your best friend, Tommy Parker?
Amber: Oh, Yes Always!! :) This was not their first time performing at BET's Music Matters. I am truly proud of Tommy and honored to call him my best friend. It was also great to see a clip of Austin Brown performing at the BET Awards. Maybe next year, we will see more and see the band perform with Austin.
Kendra: Aug 29, is the new date for the We Love 3T: Michael Jackson Day, right? Can you give us some idea on what is happening that day?
Amber: Yes, Aug 29, 2013 is the correct date. I can't give everything away but, I just plan for us to continue to spread love.
We Love 3T: Amber Remembers Dick Clark and Answers Questions About Her Websites, 85' A.B., Tommy Parker and The Official Prince Parker Fans with Tim from NYC...
First, I would like to remember Dick Clark. My prayers go out to his family and friends. Truly, another iconic figure has been called home to glory. Don't know about you but, thanks to Dick Clark and his amazing staff New Year's Eve was always special. It became a family tradition to watch the ball drop every New Year's Eve and to count down to the new year. It was a special time for me shared with my daddy before he passed away and a tradition, I have always kept to remember him by. It just felt like the one thing that remained the same in my life since he passed away. A close friend from NYC asked to do an interview with me so this one is for all my NYC people. The first site was named “We Love 3T”, growing up a Jackson fan ,3T (Taj Jackson, Taryll Jackson and TJ Jackson) were a part of her generation but, when Michael Jackson passed away, fans not only wanted to know about 3T but, the Jackson family.
She started out with one website highlighting the Jackson family, creating a one-of-a-kind tribute to the family she grew up listening to at an early age. She paid homage to the past with memories of the Jackson 5, through the years and now highlighting the next generation Jackson family members such as 3T (Taj Jackson, Taryll Jackson and TJ Jackson), Austin Brown, Yashi Brown, Siggy “Dealz” Jackson, Genevieve Jackson and more.
She changed the website address one year later including the name to “We Love 3T: Dedicated to 3T and the Jackson family” but, she didn’t stop there, thanks to outstanding fan support she created two more fan sites one for Austin Brown called “85’A.B. For L.O.V.E.” and Siggy “Dealz” Jackson called “S.D.J. Fans Unite”.
With the growing popularity of Austin Brown and the Backpack Kids another name became more and more in question. Behind the scenes he works with his mentor and business partner Rodney Jerkins/Darkchild. He has worked with Janet Jackson, Britney Spears and more. He is on the keys and backup vocals for Austin Brown’s band. He is producer/writer and close friend and supporter of Austin Brown and the Jackson family. His name is Tommy Parker. Better known to the music industry as T-Gunzz but, now to many of his fans “Prince Parker” and because of this a new website was born called “The Official Prince Parker Fans”.
I am excited to do this interview with a close and dear friend of mine. We went to college together and after meeting her for the first time I knew she was going to do great things. Now, a couple years later, I met back up with her on Facebook and I became an instant fan of “We Love 3T”. Her name is Amber and she is the owner of the four amazing websites above. I asked her for a quick interview.
Tim: First, I have to say as a friend and college classmate, I am so proud of you!! You have come a long way from that shy girl, next door that I once knew. How have you been?
Amber: I am great Tim, thank you for asking and thank you for the interview.
Tim: No problem, now I remember in school that you like listening to what some may call “old school” music like Aretha Franklin, The Commodores, Diana Ross & the Supremes and the Jackson 5. Did you ever think you would be doing fan websites for the Jackson family now?
Amber: LOL!! No, if anyone had told me back in school I would be doing this, I would not have believed them. For me it has been a dream come true.
Tim: I follow you guys on Twitter and I see the support rolling in from fans and various Jackson family members. How have you been able to remain focused and continue to put out information that is true and updated for fans?
Amber: That is just it Tim, the support from the fans and the Jackson family, makes me proud to do what I do. This is a family I grew up with much respect for and I want all of my websites to show just that, respect and admiration.
Tim: You have a big event coming up on “We Love 3T” called“We Love 3T: Michael Jackson Day” can you tell me more?
Amber: The We Love 3T: Michael Jackson Day is happening on June 25-29, 2012 and it is a day/events to pay tribute to Michael Jackson. This year we are highlighting different charities and organizations that were near and dear to Michael Jackson’s heart. We are highlighting some Jackson family members and friends in the entertainment business to shed a little bit more light on these different organizations and charities and how everyone can become involved.
Tim: Austin Brown has taken over the music scene with his new style of music. You started promoting Austin Brown way back before his World Premiere '85 Trailer on Wango Tango. So you must have known he was going to come out full force?
Amber: Let’s just say I did my homework and after seeing him way back, there was no question in my mind that he would not be great. He is bringing back the “old school” feeling we were just talking about, which I believe most fans love and respect him for.
Tim: I would think so because you have 108 members for "85' A.B. For L.O.V.E." today, are you surprised at how quickly your fan site grew after just launching the official website on New Year’s Eve?
Amber: No, not at all. Austin is very talented, a great musician and even greater to his fans. He is either on Facebook or Twitter talking and responding back every day and that means a lot to the fans to hear from the artist themselves.
Tim: Speaking of fans you have right now 95 members for “Prince Parker Fans” in less than two weeks “The Official Prince Parker Fans” was launched. That has to be exciting for you to know that you have been able to combine both sites (85’ A.B. For L.O.V.E. and The Official Prince Parker Fans) and creating two different sites at the same time?
Amber: Yes, I am so happy the fans love it and Tommy loves it. Tommy has been my biggest supporter and I am so thankful because I was nervous about him seeing it at first?
Tim: Why were you nervous, it is a great site?
Amber: Thank you; you just don’t know how a person will react. I place my heart and soul into each website and try to pay respect to each individual's craft so when they see it, I can only hope for the best.
Tim: Well, Tommy has not held back on support for you on Twitter and I am happy to see you doing so well. In fact rumor has it that you two are working on an interview together?
Amber: Yes, that is true. I asked him about doing one and without any delay he said, yes.
Tim: I can understand why, after looking at that amazing website you did for him. Will you and Tommy be working on anything else together?
Amber: Thanks Tim, no not at this time but, who knows what the future holds, some things may come up.
Tim: You said, “In Support of the new group and Tommy Parker, I thought about several different nicknames for Tommy and his newest one came to mind and I decided with the other members that this new group for Tommy Parker should be called "Prince Parker Fans". Do you have a nickname for Tommy?
Amber: LOL!! No, I have heard him go by the name T-gunzz, Tommyparker80s, Prince Parker and some call him Tommy Tom, which is my favorite.
Tim: Okay, so what made you a fan of Tommy Parker?
Amber: I have much respect for Tommy. He knows a lot about his craft, he is a great writer, producer, and he has supported me from day one.
Tim: Okay, I have to say though; Tommy should keep you in his corner. What's next for you?
Amber: Thank you Tim, I just plan to continue to strengthen my websites and to pass on good and positive news.
Tim: Well thanks for talking to me and good luck on your websites and future endeavors.
Amber: Thanks Tim for all of your support. God Bless you and yours. _____________________________________________________________
In loving memory of Dick Clark, please check out this video and song above featuring Tracie Spencer singing "Imagine". I know for all of you at midnight on New Year's Eve, will know and remember hearing this song being played after the ball drops.
Millions and Millions of people come together from all around the world to gather at Time Square on New Year's Eve. Some can't wait to ring in the New Year with family and friends.
Many ask for that special person to marry them as the ball comes down. Truly, it is a magical and unbelieveable experience for everyone. -Amber
The Owner of “We Love 3T”, “85’ A.B. For L.O.V.E.”, “S.D.J. Fans Unite” and “The Official Prince Parker Fans” chats with fans about the We Love 3T: Michael Jackson Day/Events, Austin Brown, Tommy Parker and more…
Nadia: Hi Amber, I have a question, do you really think the tribute done over in London by the Jackson family was really a big enough tribute to the “King of Pop”?
Amber: Hi Nadia, I think anytime a family wants to honor their love one, they have the right to. Who are we to judge the Jackson family and decide that the tribute was not good enough? I think anytime you do anything from the heart to honor someone you love it is special and should not be taken from you.
Monica: Do you think that the Jackson brothers should be using Michael Jackson’s name for their comeback tour?
Amber: Monica, Michael Jackson was and still is in his brothers’ hearts their brother. They have the right as family members to honor him. They are not tiring to use their brother, they are simply paying tribute to him and like I said, before who are we to judge the Jackson family and decide that a tribute is not good enough?
Christina: A lot is coming up for you in the next couple months, Austin Brown is releasing his album and We Love 3T Day/ Week is happening. Do you think it is fair that people are comparing Austin Brown to Michael Jackson?
Amber: Hi Christina, Michael Jackson was and still is in Austin Brown’s heart his uncle. Austin truly has been blessed with an unmistaken talent and it is truly in his genes. When you grow up in such a huge family filled with talent like the Jackson’s, some are going to compare you but, I feel Austin has done a good job of holding his own and his talent cannot be denied.
Tiffany: Why did you choose June 25th to honor Michael Jackson?
Amber: I chose June 25th to honor Michael Jackson because I wanted to change individual’s minds on how they looked at the day. I had too many individuals wanting to be depressed and feel sorry for themselves as fans surrounding me and their comments to the Jackson family on Twitter and Facebook were not uplifting at all. I just felt that there should be a better way to remember him and the work he did in the U.S. and aboard. I just knew for me June 25thwould not just be another day.
Jessica: Did you ever think about changing his day to his birthday?
Amber: Yes Jessica, I had considered that at one time but, I was quickly reminded by some individuals that his birthday had already been highlighted by special events. The idea is to honor him and I am not going to battle over a day. As long as he is remembered in the right way that is all that matters to me.
April: Can you tell us as fans a little more about the Michael Jackson Day?
Amber: Sure April, The We Love 3T: Michael Jackson Day is happening on June 25-29, 2012 and it is a day/events to pay tribute to Michael Jackson. This year we are highlighting different charities and organizations that were near and dear to Michael Jackson’s heart. We are highlighting some Jackson family members and friends in the entertainment business to shed a little bit more light on these different organizations and charities and how everyone can become involved.
Chloe: I love the“Prince Parker Fans” and I like how you featured Tommy Parker. What made you decide to do this for Tommy?
Amber: Thank You, Tommy has been a behind the scenes supporter for “We Love 3T” and “85’ A.B. For L.O.V.E. and it has truly meant a lot to me. He follows us on Facebook and Twitter, as do Austin Brown and the other Backpack Kid members and he responds to his messages and has never turned us down for support.
As the word got out about Austin Brown and his amazing talent, so did the word about Tommy Parker. I keep getting e-mails from fans like you wanting to know more about Tommy Parker. So I decided to create something that was one of a kind and just for Tommy.
Renee: There is truly much love and support shown to you on Twitter and Facebook from Austin Brown and Tommy Parker. It must mean a great deal to you?
Amber: Yes, Renee because they do not have to do what they do and they do not have to show the love and support they show. It really makes me feel good to support Tommy, Austin and the other Backpack Kid members and to get support right back.
Alexia: Hi Amber, What are you hoping fans will take away from the Michael Jackson Day/ Events?
Amber: Hi Alexia, I hope that the fans will understand better who Michael Jackson was. A lot of times, more than I can count I remember reading these amazing articles about Michael Jackson and the time he took for different charities and organizations. The way he spent time with children and their families who were sick in the hospital but, it was always, always the smallest article in the newspaper or magazine and if you were not paying attention, you would have missed it. Anything, negative that individuals thought they had on him was front page news but, him taking the time to read a story to a child who was sick in the hospital was never heard about but, if it was gossip, it was front page news.
Heather: Hi Amber, I cannot wait to see your interview with Tommy Parker. It was not until I checked out your site the “Official Prince Parker Fans” did I really learn how talented Tommy Parker is. Can you give us an idea of the interview with him?
Amber: Hi Heather, no I am sorry, I cannot give away the interview but, I think you and everyone else will love it and right now it is a wait and see. :)
Exclusive Interview with the Velvet Teddy Bear Fans (VTBF)...
Okay, This time I decide to change things up a little and give you all something different from just the normal interview. I really love highlighting different artists, musicans, athletes etc. who are fans of the Jackson family and who do not mind sharing their love with all of us.
Ruben Studdard and the Velvet Teddy Bear Fans (VTBF), a Ruben Studdard fan website is no different. Ruben Studdard has admitted himself, several times that he is a huge Michael Jackson fan and the "Velvet Teddy Bear Fans" (VTBF) have been huge supporters for us.
Have fun reading the information below, check out Ruben Studdard NEW album "Letters from Birmingham", the "Velvet Teddy Bear Fans" (VTBF) website and the YouTube video of Ruben Studdard's newly released single entitled June 28th (I'm Single).
Amber: What made you decide to do the Velvet Teddy Bear Fans (VTBF)?
VTBF: I decided to do Velvet Teddy Bear Fans because I knew that Ruben was making what some may consider a 'comeback.' His last album was in 2009. From what I could tell there are very few active and up-to-date fan sites that highlight what he has and is doing. I felt he deserved to be shown such support.
Amber: How long have you been a Ruben Studdard fan?
VTBF: Since he was on American Idol! Which is hard to believe was about 10 yrs ago. I must admit I was slightly torn because Clay is from NC and I wanted to show support for the home state as well (lol)
Amber: What is it about Ruben Studdard music that you like?
VTBF: I simply like his sound. I turn on the radio now-a-days and really wonder how some songs get on there (lol) Ruben's voice make you want to pay attention to what he has to say.
Amber: What song by Ruben Studdard stands out to you the most?
VTBF: Right now a song from a few years ago ' Don't Make Em Like You' and 'Love Skies' off the new album. But that is always changing.
Amber: A lot of interviews that Ruben Studdard has done lately seem to want to focus on the fact that Ruben is no longer married. Do you think that the sight of what Ruben is trying to create with his album, "Letters from Birmingham" is being lost because individuals are seeking to find answers about his divorce through his album?
VTBF: Well he admits that the album is based on his experiences from the 1st meeting, to falling in love, to marriage, to realizing something is wrong, to going separate ways. It is his most personal and sometimes putting that out there can have repercussions. But Ruben believes in his project so in the end that is what truly matters.
Amber: You have started vegetarian recipe ideas on your website in support for Ruben. Can fans write in and share vegetarian recipes to be posted on your website?
VTBF: YES they can at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website and fill out the CONTACT US form.
Amber: What was your first thought when you heard Ruben Studdard's NEW single, June 28th (I'm Single)?
VTBF: I will admit, I originally did not like the video. But, I rewatched it and listened. I like the song but I hate that he had to go thru that experience and the song is generated from that.
Amber: Who would you like to see Ruben Studdard do a song with?
VTBF: Oh Man! I don't know. Maybe the Original American Idol, Kelly Clarkson. I also think Faith Hill, Drake, Tank, Yolanda Adams, Fred Hammond (again), and a country song (that would be totally unexpected and different). Also something Operatic.
Amber: What is next for the Velvet Teddy Bear Fans (VTBF)?
VTBF: I do not have any idea what is next. I just hope we continue to grow and show the support for Ruben that he deserves and needs.
Amber: Ruben Studdard is following you on Twitter. How significant is that for you?
VTBF: It is significant. I honestly did not think he was going to. He is aware of the site, but I cannot say how often or if he has actually seen it.
Amber: Now, you closed down the Velvet Teddy Bear Fans (VTBF) for just a few days to update the website. What changes have you made?
VTBF: I changed the background format, the header, added/deleted a few pages and combined some pages into one.
Amber: The Velvet Teddy Bear Fans (VTBF) is not claiming to be the Official Ruben Studdard website. You have made that very clear on your website and that it is a fan website dedicated to Ruben Studdard. What would you like for vistitors to take away from your website?
VTBF: Just that Ruben is still out there doing his thing and going strong. And that there are more fans than you may realize that are out there.
Amber: What made you decide to feature Austin Brown's "Write It On the Floor" for your first ever VTBF's Music Corner?
VTBF: Because I heard the song and I liked it. I really liked it. To me he sounds just like MJ :)
Amber: Thank you for answering my questions and is there anything else you would like to share with the fans?
VTBF: I have to say THANK U to for the interview. And that Velvet Teddy Bear Fans is an UnOfficial fan site. I hope you stop by and check it out, thanks!
Ruben Studdard NEW album "Letters from Birmingham" and YouTube video of Ruben Studdard's newly released single entitled June 28th (I'm Single) __________________________________________________
A lot of you have been writing in, sending me questions, and chatting on Facebook wanting to know more about Amber’s thoughts on the site, the Jackson family, the Backpack Kids and more. Since the last interview she did and fans were allowed to send in questions more and more questions have been coming in on Facebook. So for We Love 3T Facebook friends this one is for you….
Amber Opens Up To Fans About Having Three Websites, Whitney Houston, Her Support for Austin Brown and the Backpack Kids...
Daisha: Heather from Arizona asked-You have three amazing websites We Love 3T, 85 A.B. For L.O.V.E. and S.D.J. Fans Unite highlighting the Jackson family. What experience have you gained in the last four years since putting the site together in January of 2009?
Amber: Thank you Heather, the experience that I have gained is that you have to take your time and not rush into things. You should always have a backup plan. You should double and sometimes triple check your sources. Information is always better directly from the person or the persons involved. Don’t let anyone push you around trying to tell you how to do things. Stay focus and keep those who are true supporters the closest to you.
Daisha: Tiffany from Maryland asked- Are there more sites to come or are you staying with the three you already have?
Amber: LOL! I do not know what the future holds but, I know that I do not want to take on too much. If I feel that I cannot give my best, I will not be adding anymore. The We Love 3T site has grown so much for me. Austin’s and Siggy’s dedicated fan websites came from the overwhelming support of the fans. We Love 3T has always been about the fans and they have helped to make the sites truly special.
Daisha: Renee from Texas- You have changed the themes of your website. Can you tell us what each theme represents to you?
Amber: I chose the background for We Love 3T because I thought about how the site started out for 3T and when Michael passed it became about the Jackson family. The green leaves reminded me of a family tree which worked well to create a family style feel to the website.
I chose the background for 85’ A.B. For L.O.V.E. because I wanted it to be all about Austin and highlighting the Backpack Kids. I know Austin is very much into giving back to his fans and wanting them to have a different way of looking at music. A lot of his performances take place at night right now, so I wanted to go with a more nighttime performance feel.
I chose the background for S.D.J. Fans Unite because I know Siggy is into motorcycles, race cars, and music. I wanted a website that would feature those things.
Daisha: Hannah from Indiana asked- From the quotes and even some of the information provided on your websites fans can see you receiving support from the Jackson family members. How significant is that for you?
Amber: Oh, Hannah it is very significant for me. I have received a lot of support and love from the Jackson family and it means a great deal. I do not take any of it for granted. They have truly been kind to me. They are willing to help support, if they can and have always been there to answer questions for me. It truly makes me happy to do what I do. They do not mind saying thank you and for a fan to hear them say thank you, it means a lot because they don’t have to say anything to me at all.
Daisha: Kristy from Ohio asked- What made you decide to go on Jackson Truth Radio and was it your first time being on air?
Amber: Yes, Couldn’t you tell? LOL!! I was sooo nervous, I had written to Siggy at the radio station before giving him heads up on what we were doing on We Love 3T but, I wanted to let fans in LA and around the world know what we are doing that may not have been aware. I had extended the olive branch to some fan websites in the past that were not very helpful. It kind hurts in a way because I thought the idea was to show the Jackson family support so, I decided to take things once step farther and let everybody know what we are doing at We Love 3T by going on the radio.
Daisha: Crystal from Florida asked- You have shown a great deal of support on Twitter and Facebook for the Jackson family, especially Austin Brown and the Backpack Kids. Now, you just did not become a fan of Austin Brown. The information you have shared with us as fans has made me and I am sure others fans of his. You started a page for him in the beginning stages of the We Love 3T website. What made you sit up and take notice of him back then before his music came on the scene?
Amber: Thank you Crystal, I am glad to know that I was able to help bring fan base to Austin, it’s my pleasure. I remember reading information about him in 2004. The different producers and artists he had worked with. What stood out for me the most was that he knew music was what he wanted to do and he left home around the age of 18 and was determined to make his dreams come true. He saw his goal and he went after it. Even back then his music being in the beginning stages, you could tell he had that special gift that the Jackson family has been blessed with. Truly he is going to be a super star. I just hope 85’ A.B. For L.O.V.E. with be the fan support he needs as he continues on with future endeavors.
Daisha: Olivia from New York asked- Did you ever dream you would be doing three fan sites for the Jackson family? Amber: Honestly Olivia, I was just hoping that We Love 3T would go over well with the fans and they would like the site and support the site. I never could have imagined two more sites would be added and it is truly a blessing for me and a wonderful gift from God.
Daisha: Brandy from Michigan asked- You work really hard to make sure your websites are positive, uplifting, and truthful to your knowledge about the Jackson family. Some may say that you may try and shadow some of the information you give, just to make the Jackson family look good. What would you say to them?
Amber: I try really hard to stay out of gossip and hearsay. I believe in checking my sources and I try very hard not to update the site with any false information. Some may not like my style and that is fine. They have the right to their thoughts but, I want my site to be positive and uplifting and I believe my site speaks for itself.
Daisha: Lisa from Illinois asked- What has been your favorite part about working on the Jackson family sites? Amber: I like being able to talk back and forth to different members, friends, and fans of the website, like you and it is exciting for me to share good news with things happening with the Jackson family.
Daisha: Amy from New Jersey asked- Whitney Houston’s passing is still very much fresh in our minds. What was your first thought when you heard she had passed away?
Amber: I was shocked, I could not believe it. It was like wait a min. this cannot be true. I just saw her in Essence Magazine for the new movie she was going to be in and I remember thinking how wonderful she looked and that I was so happy to see her looking so well.
Daisha: Taiyanna from Pennsylvania asked- What did Whitney Houston mean to you?
Amber: Wow, for me Whitney Houston was an incredible artist. To me she was a fighter, someone not willing to give up or throw the towel in. She was a smart lady. She loved the Lord, her family and her friends. She had her struggles but, she was so determine to fight through. She will be truly missed. She inspired me and so many other young women across the globe to go after your dreams and not let anything hold you back.
Daisha: Raven from Virginia asked- I read in your "My Story" that you have lost a parent, what words of advance would you give Bobbi Kristina?
Amber: Know that God is with you and hold on to those bible verses your Mom shared with you. She will always be with you. Cry and cry as often as you want and feel you need to. Don’t let anyone tell you when you should be over your mother. Losing her will never go away but, the memories will always remain. It’s okay to be upset, just don’t stay there. You will get to a point when some days are better than others but, that’s okay just pray and ask Jesus to see you through.
Daisha: Yasmin from New York asked- Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston were both looking forward to returning back to music. As fans we all wanted to see them return. Both have incredible legacies, Michael Jackson will forever be known as the King of Pop and Whitney Houston will forever be known as the Queen of Pop. You are remembering Michael Jackson with a four day celebration on We Love 3T, can you tell us more about it?
Amber: Yes, We Love 3T: Michael Jackson Day is going to be June 25-29, 2012. I hope that starting June 25, 2012 Michael Jackson fans will be inspired to learn or remember information about him and set goals for themselves that they will be able to achieve. I truly hope that this will help to continue the Michael Jackson legacy and inspire many fans to create their own. You can learn more at: http://welove3t.weebly.com/we-love-3t-michael-jackson-day.html
Daisha: Tim from New York asked- Supporters of We Love 3T and 85’ A.B. For L.O.V.E., the Velvet Teddy Bear Fans (VTBF) just recently highlighted Austin Brown’s song “Write It On the Floor”. What did you think of Austin’s song and is there one of his songs that stands out to you?
Amber: Shout Out to the owner of the Velvet Teddy Bear Fans for doing that. She heard “Write It On the Floor” from a YouTube post on 85’ A.B. For L.O.V.E. and told me she would feature him on their first ever VTBF Music Corner, which I thought was totally cool. I have to be honest I have not heard a song from Austin, that I do not like. Every song he has released has stayed in my head and I find myself singing along to the songs without even thinking about it and “Write It On The Floor” is no different.
Daisha: Janice from Minnesota asked- Tommy Parker has his own page on 85’A.B. For L.O.V.E. What made you decide to highlight Tommy Parker? Amber: Have you read his bio? LOL! He has worked with some incredible artist and has done big things in the music industry. Not a lot of people know about the talented guys Austin surrounds himself with. They call themselves the Backpack Kids and I hope to highlight more than just Tommy. These guys are more behind the scenes than out front in the spotlight but, don’t sleep on them, they are talented musicians in their own right.
Daisha: Sabrina from India asked- You tweeted Austin Brown “Backpack Kids Whenever, Wherever, Forever”. Austin Brown and Manning the Drummer retweeted your tweet. Those words were placed on 85’ A.B. For L.O.V.E. Now, the saying is not new but, what does it mean to you? Amber: The words basically speak for themselves “Whenever, Wherever, Forever”. I support Austin and the Backpack Kid members and I will continue to support them. 85’ A.B. For L.O.V.E. is here to stay and our love and support is going nowhere.
Daisha: Lena from California asked- Could fans see a possible Tommy Parker or Austin Brown interviews in the works? Amber: I would love to interview Austin and Tommy. Yes, I welcome them and any Backpack Kid or Jackson family member for that matter. I will have to get with Austin and Tommy and see what we can do. I truly welcome them to come on and say hello to the fans.
Exclusive Interview with Christina from BBoiSound/Real Austin Brown Official Fan Club.....
Amber: What is BBoiSound/ Real Austin Brown Official Fan Club and where did the different names come from?
Christina: Real Austin Brown is Austin Brown's official U.S., Fan Club. The site was originally titled BBoiSound and I, along with many others still refer to it as "BBoiSound" today. The title "BBoiSound" comes from Austin's username on fan site tagboards. He goes by "skaterbboi." "BBoi" represents his style in the title and "Sound" comes from the musical sounds he's been generating.
Amber: What is your role in BBoiSound/ Real Austin Brown Official Fan Club?
Christina: I am the creator/owner of the site.
Amber: What made you decide to do BBoiSound/ Real Austin Brown Official Fan Club?
Christina: Because of the person Austin is. He has always shown his fans an extreme amount of love. He spent time chatting with fans on a site and I told myself, "I would love to put together a site for him and the fans." Nov. 22, 2006, BBoiSound was born. It was a birthday gift to Austin and a place for the fans to go.
Amber: What are you hoping fans will take away from BBoiSound/ Real Austin Brown Official Fan Club?
Christina: I hope fans understand that this site is possible because of them. I might be the person to put it together, but if it wasn't for them to follow the social networks and visit the site, Real Austin Brown wouldn't be possible. I want every Austin Brown fan to know how important they are because they are the most important piece to Real Austin Brown. I want them to know that no matter where the fans are in the world, they are always welcome.
Amber: How can a fan become a member of BBoiSound/ Real Austin Brown Official Fan Club?
Christina: Real Austin Brown is open to ALL at ALL TIMES. They are welcome to visit and post on the tagboard and join our social networks. We call those fans the "BBoiSounders."
Amber: How long has BBoiSound/ Real Austin Brown Official Fan Club been going?
Christina: The site has been going since Nov. 22, 2006.
Amber: How can another fan site of Austin Brown be linked to BBoiSound/ Real Austin Brown Official Fan Club?
Christina: Anyone who creates a page, fan site and/or social network for Austin is incredibly kind and I would be honored to put their page on Real Austin Brown! Fans can e-mail email@example.com.
Amber: Do you allow fans to use photos from BBoiSound/ Real Austin Brown Official Fan Club or do you have to purchase them before use?
Christina: All fans are welcome to use any photo at any time. Fans are amazing because so many of them will use photos for YouTube videos, or for their twitter avator, or just to keep and collect. Whatever their reason is, they are more than welcome because they are the biggest Austin supporters out there. I welcome them to use any photo they wish!
Amber: What is your favorite thing about working on and with BBoiSound/Real Austin Brown Official Fan Club?
Christina: Social media and writing are two huge passions of mine. Real Austin Brown has allowed me to take those passions and incorporate them with a third passion of mine: music. I love doing all I can to help excite fans for Austin. 2012 is going to be an exciting year and I'm excited to do all I can for the fans in terms of spreading Austin's news and updates.
Amber: Is BBoiSound/ Real Austin Brown Official Fan Club on Facebook and Twitter?
Amber: What would you say makes BBoiSound/ Real Austin Brown Official Fan Club different from other fan clubs?
Christina: Each fan site is special because the owners took time to build them. But, if I had to say one thing, I would say that even though Real Austin Brown is the official U.S., fan site, it is geared toward fans worldwide.
Amber: Is there anything you would like to share or announce to the fans about BBoiSound/ Real Austin Brown Official Fan Club?
Christina: I would like to share a "Thank You" with them. Thank you for supporting Austin Brown. Thank you for sharing his news and updates in your social networks. And thank you to the fans who have been visiting Real Austin Brown for years, and thank you to any new fans that join down the road. Let's take 2012 to a new level and spread the word about Austin and his music.
Amber: Thank you Christina again for taking time out of your busy day to talk and share with us. You are an amazing person and I am glad we have become friends and 85' A.B. For L.O.V.E. is willing to join you and BBoiSound/Real Austin Brown Official Fan Club to take 2012 to a new level and spread the word about Austin and his music.
*Exclusive Interview with Tomeka from "NFL Pro Blast"...
For the Jackson family fans who love the NFL, you know I had to do something special for you!! The NFL lockout is over and the season is on!!
We have highlighted star athletes from the NBA on this site before and you have heard about amazing players such as Michael Jordon, Magic Johnson, Dwight Howard, Ron Artest and Kobe Bryant and their love for Michael Jackson and the Jackson family.
We have also highlighted some NFL players such as Ndamukong Suh and Reggie Bush, both players participated in different charity events to help promote "Michael Jackson: The Experience" video game and raise money for good causes.
We are blessed to have one of our very own member's and supporter of We Love 3T; Tomeka from NFL Pro Blast to sit down with us for an Exclusive Interview...
Hello Tomeka, thank you for being willing to take time out of your busy schedule and talk with us today. Can you tell us about your site NFL Pro Blast and what fans can expect to see on your site?
NFL PRO BLAST focuses on the positive that players do in and around their communities. Whenever a player does something negative its all over the news. The good is hardly ever highlighted. I felt like it was time to start something new - in my own small way. So on the site you can find event information and other community/charity events that players may be participating in.
In your opinion which NFL player do you think is the one everyone should be looking closely at, like the break out star for this season?
Well I don't know if he would be considered a break out star because he' already good but Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals is already making crazy catches and it's just the preseason. Another would be Cam Newton, the #1 pick of the NFL Draft this year. It must come with a lot of pressure, I just hope he has a successful season for the Carolina Panthers.
I know you have been working on getting interviews with different NFL players but, who would be someone that you would love the chance to interview and why?
Yes, working on it but so far :( but, I would like to talk to Nnamdi Asomugha. He is really quiet about what he does off the field and doesn't like the spotlight on him. Seems he would be interesting to talk to.
There are a lot of NFL stars that do a great deal of charity work in and around their community that many fans may not know about, can you tell us about a few of them?
OK, Jarvis Green had Wine Tastings/Galas this summer to benefit his foundation, Jarvis Green Foundation, which helps disadvantaged single moms. Kris Wilson had an event to benefit his foundation which promotes education and literacy in inner city youth. Chris Canty's Foundation focuses on education and hosted a camp. Usama Young had a Usama Young weekend which also focused on youth and education. Nnamdi Asomugha takes kids on college tours across America to give them an idea of what college life would be like and he focuses on widows and orphans back in his homeland of Africa.
You have written a few blogs for different websites, can you highlight a few of those?
There have only been 3 so far and they are on www.officialsignatureproducts.com under the BLOG section. The first was on Jarvis Green, second Nnamdi, and the third Usama Young.
NFL running back Reggie Bush takes the place of a man with the same name for CBS reality-TV show, "Same Name", can you tell us what stood out the most for you on the show?
THE PIG! It was screaming LOL. But the whole show was good. He took time out with one of the 3 sons and his football team at practice. The coach showed Reggie how they have to change behind the bleachers. The mother had a jar on the dresser that said "Hawaii Vacation". Reggie asked about it and she said whatever changed they had they put it in there because that was going to be their dream vacation some day. Well at the end Reggie gave the mom (Diane, I believe) a paid 1st year at the local community college. He gave the WHOLE family a weeks paid vacation in Hawaii. And he furnished the team with a brand new locker room. It was really great!
Several NFL players have moved to different teams this season, which moves stand out the most to you?
Chad Ochocinco to New England Patriots Reggie Bush to Miami Dolphins Nnamdi Asomugha to the Philadelphia Eagles (especially with Nnamdi being a California guy) Braylon Edwards to the San Francisco 49ers And I'm really happy Plaxico Burress got a chance to play again (NY Jets)
Who would you name as your top five players in the NFL?
1 - Peyton Manning 2- Greg Jennings 3- Tom Brady 4- Dwight Freeney 5- Larry Fitzgerald
Several NFL players were inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame such as Richard Dent, Marshall Faulk, Shannon Sharpe, Deion Sanders and others. What did you think about the event and what stood out the most for you?
This was the first time I sat down and watched it, because of Marshall and Deion going in and watching them on NFL Network. It was nice watching them all get inducted and reflect on what/who helped them to get there. I have to say that Deion stood out the most to me. His speech was good and putting the headscarf on the bust at the end was definitely a 'Primetime' moment.
I have to say thank you for the interview. I am currently working on another project but depending on how it goes I will let you know if it works out or not before I really say anything. Thanks again WE LOVE 3T!
Thank you, Tomeka for taking time out and allowing us to interview today.
*Interview with Jen from the "Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait"..
What is the Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait?
The Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait is the largest tribute in the world to Michael Jackson. It is supported by a number of Michael’s close friends and family members. It is the only MJ Tribute endorsed by Diana Ross.
A quarter of a million fans from more than 180 Countries Are Coming Together to Become Part of Michael Jackson’s Legacy.
Celebrity artist David Ilan is creating an original portrait of Michael Jackson using only dots. Each dot in the drawing represents a real fan. Everyone who signs up gets a free hand-drawn dot in their honor added to the portrait. They can attach a message to their dot and they can “connect their dots” with other members of the Tribute to form friendships.
Who came up with the idea for the Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait?
It is a collaboration of Artist David Ilan and Best-selling author and Emmy-nominated producer Jerry Biederman. Jerry is the co-founder and organizer of The Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait. When Michael passed away, Jerry approach pointillism artist David Ilan, who he had previously worked with, about the idea of David doing a Tribute Portrait for Michael. David’s artwork is made from dots using a technique called pointillism. David came up with the idea for every dot in his drawings to represent a person. In The Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait, one dot = one fan.
Getting a free dot in the Tribute Portrait and attaching a personal message to their dot is a way for people to be part of his life's story and play an important role in the making of a most unique work of art that pays tribute to a true legend. It gives fans something positive to do at this difficult time.
Why should fans want to be a part of the Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait?
Each fan is a crucial part of the portrait; without the fans there would be no portrait. The dots come together over time to form the image of Michael.
At least one million fans will be needed to complete the drawing, so it’s important to spread the word!
David has explained his work of art like this:
All dots are created equal and all people are created equal. The dots are all the same size and each one is vital to the finished portrait. Each dot individually tells a story of one person, but when the dots work together, that is when the drawing is formed and a purpose is achieved. In essence, people are working together to create a drawing. Participants feel like they are part of a group - they are doing something important by joining; they are part of something bigger than them standing alone. It gives people a certain kind of strength knowing that they are important and necessary in the drawing. I don't add dots until people join (for free). Every dot is in someone's name and if that person did not join, a dot would not have been added.
The Tribute website has become a one-of-a-kind community where fans can meet, form friendships and, most importantly, offer each other emotional support. The website (www.MichaelJacksonTributePortrait.com) is being called “a Facebook just for Michael Jackson fans.”
What ways can fans help support the Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait?
Fans can help in many ways. First, just by getting their dots and spreading the word about the Tribute to friends and family, fans are helping to complete the portrait.
The Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait will always be FREE, but, the Portrait cannot keep growing without fan support. Making a donation or shopping at the Tribute store will make a world of difference. http://shop.michaeljacksontributeportrait.com. 100% of the proceeds will be used to fund the Tribute.
How long will it take for the Portrait of Michael to be completed?
It will take approximately 1 million dots to finish the portrait. We are anticipating that it will take several months to complete the portrait. It evolves only as quickly as new fans sign up. Because dots are not drawn until a fan has signed up for it, the finish date of the portrait will rely heavily on how quickly 1 million fans sign up for their dots.
Can fans overseas be a part of the Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait?
YES! Anyone, anywhere, with access to www.michaeljacksontributeportrait.com can be a part of the Tribute Portrait! It’s the only Tribute to Michael Jackson in the world that is “all access.” Regardless of who you are or where you are in the world – you can participate for free.
What can fans look forward to from the Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait?
Once the Portrait is completed, it will go on exhibit around the world. Our mission is to inspire millions of fans everywhere to fulfill Michael’s vision for a better world. We plan to continue the Tribute website so our social networking community can continue to connect Michael’s fans, as well as a new generation of fans.
Will there be an official way for fans to know which dot they are in the Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait?
When you sign up for your dot, you will be given your own dot number, which will be shown on your profile page next to your username, just above your profile photo. To check your profile page when you're logged in, click on "Profile", which appears to logged in members, just beneath the last colored menu bar. Your dot number matches to your dot on the canvas. We have a system for keeping track of which dots are placed at what day/time and exactly where. You can check the progress of the Portrait and see where your dot is located by checking the Portrait update page. Look for your dot number in the Artist’s Log.
Eventually, you will be able to type in your dot number and then zoom into your dot. We are developing software to do this, but this is not operational yet. Check the website for an announcement about when the "Dot Finder" will be unveiled.
What would you say is the best thing about the Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait?
It has been wonderful to see so many fans from around the world come together to celebrate Michael Jackson, but I think Jerry Biederman has said it best, “What I love most about this Tribute is that fans are invited, you are included. There have been a number of official Tributes that fans worldwide would have done anything to be part of, starting with the Staples Center Memorial. Some of these Tributes are by invitation only, all of them have limited seating. For one reason or another, most of Michael's fans cannot be there—it's too far, too expensive, sold out. The Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait is "the largest Michael Jackson tribute in the world" because there is enough room for YOU – for all of Michael's fans, and it is happening in every country on the planet. There are no boundaries, no tickets to buy. It's free and you don't go to it ... it comes to you! No matter who you are or where you are, if this Tribute isn't in your own home, it's as close as the nearest computer in your town.”
Any closing comments that you would like to share with the Fans on We Love 3T about the Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait?
For me personally, it has been an honor to work with the other tribute team members on the Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait. I’ve had the opportunity to correspond with fan clubs from around the world, who love Michael Jackson as much as I do and who are dedicated to keeping his memory alive. It’s because of fans like yourselves that we can continue to celebrate Michael’s life, music and generosity. It’s been a privilege to work with We Love 3T! I look forward to continuing our partnership. Thank you for all your support!
*Jana from "3T Fans United" Answered Your Questions
1. What would you say is new and interesting on 3T Fans United? -Anthony - We share latest News and Updates about The Jackson Family with the Fans around the World :)
2. What inspired you to add more information on the Jackson Family?-Olivia - I got serveral Requests to please also post Jackson News, so i decided to involve the whole Family into the Site. I collaborate with some very great News Sourcesso i can keep you up to Date.
3. How will 3T Fans United remember Michael Jackson?-Madison - On June 25th we´ll celebrate Michael with an special MJ Layout, and we plan some other Things. To keep his Legacy alive and to show our love. I wont tell to much Things :)
4. When did you receive the message from Taj on your music player?- Ava - I got the Message July 2005 in Berlin
5. How often do you go on your site (3T Fans United), do you talk to all the members one on one?- Ryan - im online every Day :) to update it and to talk to Peps. But im also buisy with my work and stuff. Kind of stressy sometimes but i love it.
6. Your artwork is beautiful and featured on your site (3T Fans United) and We Love 3T, how long did it take you to do it?-Logan - for every Single Drawing i needed about 3-4 Weeks
7. Have you drawn any other pictures of 3T?- Elizabeth - i work on a few other Drawaings at the Moment, but i cant say when I will finish them, cause it needs time.
8. If there was one thing about your site you would change, what would it be?-Gavin - mhmmm….at tue Moment i wouldnt change something , but im all ears for feedback and suggestions :)
9. How often do you get a chance to talk to 3T?-Samantha - 3T are very buisy, it´s kind of hart to stay in contact You know. And it´s more to talk to taj lol :) every now and then.
10. What is something about yourself that you think the fans should know?-Alexis - uhmm….im a happy Mother of a 10 year old Son. I hate Drama and Fights :)
11. Are you a sports fan and if so, what is your favorite team?-Brandon - Soccer , the Soccer World Championchip in Africa is about to start J i dont play Soccer but i watch :)
12. Are you a movie person, if so what is the latest you have seen? Do you have a favorite movie that you like to watch over and over again?-Jordon - i love Pirates of the Carribian :) i would love to go to cinema again soon, but to buisy. I would love to wach Sex in the City :)
13.What is your favorite thing about Twittering to the fans?- Chloe - to keep in Touch and to keep up to date :)
14. You and Amber have done some wonderful projects together, what inspired you to join in the fight against the hacker that broke into the Jackson Families computer or did you plan to do that from the start? -Alyssa - i think we should support tue Jackson as good as possible. And to hack someones PC is a no go. ! Thats why i decided to spread the word.
15. Is there anthing you would like fans to know or announce to fans?-Amber - there is so much more to come soon :) u can win spezial prices and a lot more. And united we stand and keep the Legacy alive :)
I send Greets to ya all and a big hug. ! Jana
Thanks Jana for taking time for us today!! Thank you to everyone who sent in questions, God Bless.
*Janneke from "Jackson- Source" Answers Your Questions...
What is Jackson Source?- Melissa
Janneke: Jackson Source is the name of the Jackson Fanclub I run.
Are the Jackson Family involved in Jackson Source or is this your website for them?- Alexis
Janneke:The family members are involved as far as they know and support Jackson Source and the website is for them, but more importantly for the fans worldwide.
How can a fan become a member of Jackson Source?- Bridget
Janneke: By registering for an free account at www.jxn-source.com / www.jackson-source.com (the site will soon be moved to jackson-source.com)
How often does the Jackson Source Magazine come out and what can fans look forward to when purchasing the Magazine?- Christina
Janneke:The magazine is published every year, sort of like a yearbook on all highlights of the Jacksons over one year. More info is at the website.
How long has Jackson Source.com and the Magazine been going?- Ashley
Janneke: Jackson Source is the follow up of the Official Dutch Jackson Fan club. That club ran from 1979-2004 and I become a crew member of ODJF in 1998 and did the Jackson Magazine for ODJF quarterly from 2002. Then in 2004 I took on ODJF as Jackson Source and published Jackson Magazine 2008 and 2009 edition so far.
Do you have a funny moments working at Jackson Source?- Mercedes
Janneke: Well answering these questions is quite funny, because it helps me learn what questions people may have or had.
How can I have a website linked on Jackson Source?- Nadia
Janneke: Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Can fans write to the family through Jackson Source?- Crystal
Janneke: Not really, rather write to the authorised fanmail address Jackie tweeted a few days ago.
Do you allow fans to use photos from Jackson Source or do you have to pay for them?- Heather
Janneke: Yes I allow people to use the photos from the gallery, but it would be nice to leave on the tag. I see the pictures pop up everywhere, either the tag is removed or they pretend the pics are scanned, edited and uploaded by themselves.
How do you get photos that you have on Jackson Source?- Jennifer
Janneke: From a lot of web surfing and staying update usually
Does the Jackson Family help decide what is placed on Jackson Source and are they aware each time something new is added, like a new fan page or website?- Brooke
Janneke:The family doesn’t really help decide what I put on the sites, they do know I am a news source mainly. Sometimes they send me news and sometimes I ask advise on what to do or not share about news.
What made you decide to do Jackson Source?- Stephanie
Janneke: My love for the Jacksons and keeping up with web- and graphic design
What is your favorite thing about Jackson Source?- Tatiana
Janneke: Everything I guess, as far as the pages and activities go
How closely do you work with the Jackson Family?- Angel
Janneke:Some close, but not ever on a daily basis or so. Some only when requested.
Are there job opportunities at Jackson Source?- Shanti
Janneke: At the moment not really
How hard was it for you to carry on with Jackson Source once Michael passed away?Cheyenne
Janneke: It was hard, but since Jackson Source was always about the family members active in show business and music, there were still so many to support to continue on. But it was hard because I never figured I’d have to actually post the news about his death.
Is Jackson Source on Twitter?- Rachel
Janneke: Of course! @Jackson Source We’re also on Facebook, You Tube and Twitter. Check the website for all the links.
What makes Jackson Source different from other websites?- Raven
Janneke: We’re simply the best source for all the news about all the Jacksons. Not just Michael or Janet or 3T but, all the family members active in show business, all generations. Lots of fan clubs or sites were about Michael only and weren’t involved in the other family members until he died. But Jackson Source was about all the Jacksons ever since day one.
Can you find Jackson Source on MySpace or Facebook?- Tami
Janneke: Of course! See one of my previous answers
What country or area is Jackson Source coming from?- Carmen
Janneke: The Netherlands, Europe
Thank You all for sending in your questions, it means a lot and a Special Thank You to Janneke for taking time out of your busy schedule and answering questions for us today!! Check Janneke out @ Jackson Source.com and pick up Jackson Source Magazine at: http://www.jackson-source.com/
*Meet and Greet with Jana for "3T Fans United"...
Hey Jana and Amber, I love your websites, what made you decide to do a website for 3t?-Lena
Jana: - Hi Lena, i am a 3T Supporter since 1995 and i had the 3T Fanclub Germany for several years :) The Fanclub in the past and also now3T Fans United is well knows by 3T :) im very proud of that. It´s an honour for me to answer your Questions :) so lets start :)
Amber: Hello Lena and thank you, I decided to do a website for 3T because I have always been a fan and I wanted a chance to meet and make friend with other fans.
Hello Jana and Amber, can anyone join your sites?-Blake
Jana: Of course everyone is welcome to join 3T Fans United Site for free and become a Part of our "Family"
Amber: Yes, anyone can join We Love 3T, all you have to do is, go under Members Area and Register.
Hello Jana and Amber, what do you like best about having your own site?-Christina
Jana: The best Part is that u can meet new Peps and make Friends and share everything about 3T & the Jackosn :)
Amber: I like meeting new people and building new friendships.
Hi Jana and Amber, I love 3T Fans United and We Love 3t, I also think it is cool that you guys worked together to send 3T a card!! Will you guys do any future projects?-Ciara
Jana: I hope so, i would love to :) I send a big Thanx to Amber, she is the best :)
Amber: Whatever I am doing and I feel like Jana would like to be a part of, I will let her know about it.
Where do you get the photos from to place on your website?-Alexa
Jana: The Photos are from serveral News Websites or private Pics from Members and Fans.
Amber: Links to We Love 3T photos are listed under the pictures once you click on the photo, you would like to see.
Do you have any other websites other than 3T Fans United?-Amy
Jana: no i only have this Site for 3T . Beside 3T Fans United i only have a Website for my Pets lol
Is 3T Fans United a fan club?-Lauren
Jana: it´s kind of an Fanclub if u want so, you can register for free there :)
What would you say makes your website different from all the others?-Raven
Jana: we do respect 3T & the Jackson Family and their privacy ( no posts about their private Lifes and stuff ) It´s a nice Community Family and we try to help each other when someone has a problem.
Amber: My website is for 3T but, it is also for their family and in memory of Michael.
Jana have you ever had 3T visit your website?-Monica
Jana: Taj is looking in every now and then and i guess TJ and Taryll too.:) Taj knows about the Community, he knows me from the 3T Fanclub Germany i had before :) I met Taj in Berlin in Berlin 2005, we have a Message from Taj for the Fans in our Videosection :)
Jana how long have you had your website?-Tiffany
Jana: This Website is on for a year now :)
How long does it take to put a website together like yours?-Crystal
Jana: it is a continuing process of work and moderating. It never stops. :) The website always grows bigger and is changing. But to put up the basics needed a few days.
Amber: We Love 3T, took me over a year to start putting all of the elements together but, it is an everyday process to keep going.
Can you find 3T fans United on MySpace or Facebook?-Tami
What country or area is 3T Fans United coming from? Carmen
Jana: I am from Germany, but 3T Fans United is for Fans from all around the World :)
Thank You all for sending in your questions, it means a lot and a Special Thank You to Jana for taking time out of your busy schedule and Chat with us today!! We are so glad that you are a member of We Love 3T and your website 3T Fans United is wonderful!! Thanks- Amber