One Bird Records digital singles label launches

One Bird Records, a new London-based independent record label, has just launched. Focussing on digital distribution, One Bird Records looks set to be a one-stop haven for up and coming artists, blurring the lines between record label, artist management, A&R,…

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Gerald LynchOne Bird Records digital singles label launches

Band X (The Smashing Pumpkins) releasing new single G.L.O.W. in video game Y (Guitar Hero World Tour)

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It is, in case you’re not down in the vicinity of where all the fashionable kids hang out, the cool thing. Release your record via Rock Band and/or Guitar Hero, so that instead of being seen as some crusty old group reforming once more to pay off a few debts, you are, in fact, bleeding-edge innovators who have STILL GOT IT.

Next to try it is The Smashing Pumpkins, who will be releasing two old songs a few people have heard of – 1979 and The Everlasting Gaze – alongside one ALL NEW SONG called G.L.O.W.

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Gary CutlackBand X (The Smashing Pumpkins) releasing new single G.L.O.W. in video game Y (Guitar Hero World Tour)

Forget the CD single, start buying the CD ringle, says Sony

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CD singles. Has anyone actually bought one since 1997 when Steps’ ‘5,6,7,8’ was released?! Seems the music industry shares similar thoughts on CD singles, as they’ve suddenly come up with a no-brainer – CD single ringtones, dubbed ‘ringles’. Errr…

Those clever chaps at Sony BMG Music Entertainment, obviously desperate for The Next Big Thing, invented the idea, and Universal Music Ground are the first out of the pen in delivering the goods…

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Katherine HannafordForget the CD single, start buying the CD ringle, says Sony

Men enthusiastic about webcam dating: women turned off, survey suggests

webcam_heart.jpgThe dating and friendship web site makefriendsonline.com has discovered that only men are really interested in video chat via a webcam.

When the site asked its members if they’d like a Video Chat option, 75% of men were eager to try it out, while only 44% of women liked the idea.

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Andy MerrettMen enthusiastic about webcam dating: women turned off, survey suggests