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Weapon 117
03-17-2006, 02:43 AM
Microsoft Corp. and music giant Epic Records today announced an agreement to make available a full year of exclusive artist content and high-definition music video downloads free for all Xbox (http://www.planetxbox360.com/?view=article&article=1043&cat=1#) 360 gamers.

Over the next year, Xbox 360 and Epic Records will showcase 12 up-and-coming artists through the Artist of the Month (AOM) program via the Xbox Live (http://www.planetxbox360.com/?view=article&article=1043&cat=1#) service, the first and only unified global online entertainment network. Through the alliance, millions of Xbox Live members can enter a monthly sweepstakes with a prize of gaming against some of the hottest musicians through the Xbox Live Game with Fame program.

Kicking off the AOM program on Xbox Live is British singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield, who recently captured her second top 10 hit in the U.S. with the smash single "Unwritten," the follow-up to last year's top 10 hit, "These Words." "Unwritten," which currently holds the No. 4 spot on the Top 40 Mainstream Airplay chart, is also exploding on iTunes, making Bedingfield the No. 3 artist overall and making the single the No. 1 most downloaded pop song.

Spotlighted as one of the biggest breakout females of 2006, Bedingfield has taken America by storm since the release of her album, "Unwritten," garnering critical acclaim and making appearances on major TV shows as "Good Morning America," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and the ABC prime-time hit, "Dancing with the Stars." Her music video "Unwritten" can be downloaded free on Xbox Live starting today, and a sweepstakes later this month will award a lucky winner an opportunity to play against Bedingfield during a Game with Fame session in April.
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Our goal has always been to make Xbox Live a cutting-edge entertainment experience," said Peter Moore, corporate vice president of the Interactive Entertainment Business (http://www.planetxbox360.com/?view=article&article=1043&cat=1#) at Microsoft. "This agreement with Epic Records offers our members exclusive artistic content directly from the source. With Artist of the Month we will be providing exactly what music-loving gamers want: brand-new, exclusive music videos that can be downloaded quickly, easily and free of charge."

"The fusion of music and video games now plays a significant role in breaking artists and enhancing the video game experience; the cross- cultivation of the two mediums helps new games and new artists thrive together," said Charlie Walk, president of Epic Records. "Through this alliance, Epic and Xbox show that we are in one business -- exciting young adults and leading them to the art of discovery."

Each month Microsoft and Epic will announce the new Artist of the Month along with exclusive benefits for Xbox 360 (http://www.planetxbox360.com/?view=article&article=1043&cat=1#) gamers around the world. Xbox Live members will be able to download featured music videos from Xbox Live Marketplace at no additional charge and watch exclusive interviews downloaded directly to their Xbox 360 system. Further, monthly Game with Fame sessions will let Xbox Live members play games with some of the world's most renowned celebrities, as well as enter sweepstakes offering tons of cool prizes, from Xbox 360 consoles to signed CDs.

BucklingLeader
03-17-2006, 02:54 AM
Yay for crappy music

DarkLif3
03-17-2006, 03:01 AM
Hopefully it will be like the music that Epic had in UT99. That was good stuff.

AmpleSteak
03-17-2006, 03:13 AM
Lol i hope they don't feature to many shitty "artists".

graf1k
03-17-2006, 03:19 AM
You know what's kind of weird? Apparently Epic Records is owned by Sony Music. How's that for irony....

Anyway, fuck Epic. If you want to do stuff like this, why not give us free music from good artists, like AC/DC? Oh yeah, it's because you're pushing your new bullshit. Fuck outta here...

AmpleSteak
03-17-2006, 03:28 AM
You know what's kind of weird? Apparently Epic Records is owned by Sony Music. How's that for irony....

Anyway, fuck Epic. If you want to do stuff like this, why not give us free music from good artists, like AC/DC? Oh yeah, it's because you're pushing your new bullshit. Fuck outta here... LMAO you seem like a very nice guy on xbox live but damn when it's something about music your like a fuckin beast or something lol i think it's a stupid advertisement 8 year olds will be like OOO I LIKE THIS SONG MOMMY CAN I BUY THE CD MOMMY I WANT THE CD!!!

graf1k
03-17-2006, 03:32 AM
XBL is my 'nice' voice. ;)

P1NSEEKER
03-17-2006, 09:39 AM
i HATE stupid :uzi: natasha bedingfield shes almost as bad as her moonfaced brother, god they suck so much.:rant:

Im just sorry america has had this godawful woman inflicted on them!

scoobydiesel
03-17-2006, 11:56 PM
might be cool but i doubt it...i just want my ipod(when i can buy one) and us that for my music...