Taken from Coolfer: The Wall Street Journal has reported that Snocap, the digital services company founded by Napster creator Shawn Fanning, has partnered with social networking site MySpace. Though the nature of the deal isn't clear, sources told the WSJ that MySpace could get a minority position in Snocap.
More details were given in the LA Times' article about the Snocap/MySpace deal. The download store will be called MyStore and will be out later this year. (A side note: www.mystore.com has been registered by "leading domain name attorney" Ari Goldberger.) Fans will be able to sell bands' music to other fans. Also, some economics of the deal were given. The two companies "will...
The Black Maria has posted the song "Nothing Comes Easy But You" right here. The song is off the bands upcoming album A Shared History Of Tragedy, which is due out September 5th via Victory Records. The band also filmed a video for this past week for the single "Waking Up With Wolves."
Bedouin Soundclash has posted a brand new track entitled "12:59 Lullaby" on their MySpace page. The single is set to be released via Side One Dummy in the UK/Europe, while Pirates Blend/Dine Alone Records will be releasing the single in Canada.
Aerodrone, the indie/new wave sideproject of Metropolis Records' Dismantled, has been showcased as a "featured artist" on the Myspace website. In addition, Aerodrone has been awarded the #1 position for Unsigned "New Wave" Artists alongside LostProphets and Hot Hot Heat in the "Indie" and "Major" categories. The band is currently promoting heir newest release The Spin EP.
Showbread's song "Oh! Emetophobia!" has been posted on the bands Myspace page. The song is the first single from the bands upcoming Tooth and Nail release, Age Of Reptiles, which is due out on August 1st.
Mustard Plug has posted their new video for their single "Over The Edge" on their MySpace page. The track comes from the Hopelessly Devoted To You: Volume 6 compilation, which is in stores now via Hopeless Records.
Remember the 14-year-old girl who sued MySpace for getting sexually assaulted? Well, in an interesting turn of events, the 19-year-old guy who is accused of assaulting her is also suing MySpace because the girl misrepresented her age on the website. His attorney says, "He's been, in effect, just as much a victim — if not more."
Number One Fan's MySpace went down last week for some unknown reason and they lost 20,000 friends. They need you to add yourself again and tell everyone to do the same. As an added perk, they've posted a b-side from Compromises entitled "From Venice" for your listening pleasure.
The secret is out! Underoath will be playing a free MySpace Secret Show tomorrow, June 20th at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL! Drop everything and make your plans to help the band celebrate the release of Define The Great Line in St. Petersburg! Again, this show is free! Entrance to the show will be granted on a first come, first served basis, so make sure you get to the venue early. Doors open at 7:30 PM and joining them for this show will be their friends in Sullivan. In related news, the band's album hit shelves in the UK today!
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MTV's segment on MySpace and its role in the music industry will be airing during the times below (EST). The piece features Cute Is What We Aim For, as well as A&R reps from Atlantic (Sickamore) and Virgin Records (David Wolter, Don Rohr):
Lostprophets have posted a new song entitled "For All These Times Son, For All These Times" on their MySpace. The track is off the band's new album, Liberation Transmission, which is set for release on June 27th. You can check out the video and audio for the record's first single, "Rooftops," here.
AFI moved over 200,000 units and debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts. Moreover, they received the first ever MySpace Award, which is given to a band who receives 500,000 plays in one day. For more information check out the article here.
Below is a huge update from National Product. To summarize what's said below, the band will be entering the studio with James Paul Wisner (New Found Glory, Dashboard Confessional, Underoath, Further Seems Forever, The Academy Is) for 3 months to record their debut full-length. The band has about 25 songs written and it looks as if 14 of them will make it on the record. Check below for more details.
Members of This Is Hell, Up The Fury, Last Conviction and ex members of Subterfuge and The Backup Plan have started a new project title Soldiers. The band's entire Tombestone EP can now be streamed on their Myspace.com page. Rick, This Is Hell guitarist and Subterfuge drummer, is on vocals, Dan, This Is Hell drummer on drums, Andrew, Up The Fury drummer and Backup Plan bassist, is on bass, Chris, Subterfuge vocalist, is on guitar, Audley, Last Conviction guitarist, is on guitar. The project launched in late April and the guys recorded an ep (The Tombstone EP) as soon as they had enough songs. The band's sound is very different than This Is Hell and pretty much all of the other bands,...
Sherwood has added "The Only Song" to their MySpace page. So if you love the song, add it to your profile and spread the word about the free download of the Sherwood EP that starts here at AP.net soon (next Monday is the projected date if all the songs are back from the producer). Don't forget that you can also stream the song on the band's AP.net profile as well. The song has been streamed over 20,000 times on the AP profile already.
This is for those who were worried about the production: Below is what Andrew at EmotionalPunk.com had to say about the hardcopy of Thursday's new album, A City By The Light Divided, compared to the Myspace.com stream.
Don't forget, we've got Down to Earth Approach's new acoustic EP available for free on the band's AP.net profile page. If you'd like to add one of the songs to your MySpace profile, the band has also made the EP available on their MySpace page.