Imogen Heap To Release Fan Collaboration track
On March 28, Imogen Heap will release the first song she created using input from fans through such social media services as Twitter, SoundCloud, Flickr and Vimeo. The process started in mid-March, when fans were invited to upload sounds, lyrics, photos and videos that she would use as inspiration to #heapsong1, a microsite created to collect fan submissions. During the next three years, Heap will repeat the process several times, collecting new inspiration and releasing singles as they're created every three months, until she has a complete album.
Jelli, Westwood One partner For Ad Sales
User-controlled radio service Jelli has tapped Westwood One to sell airtime to advertisers on its syndicated radio program. Westwood One will handle all on-air advertising sales for local and nationally syndicated Jelli programming through its Westwood One Network and Metro Traffic units. Jelli uses an online game to let users vote for which songs should be played next and which should be taken off the air. Terrestrial broadcasters syndicate the show, including several owned by Triton Media.
EMI Music Canada Launches 'Mobile Artist'
EMI Music Canada introduced a mobile music platform and star search contest called Mobile Artist. Independent artists registering at MOArtist.com can create free mobile websites where they can post their digital content and send free text messages to fans. Artists then compete for fan votes through the platform. The 15 acts getting the most votes will appear on a special digital compilation album that EMI will distribute every three months. The overall winner for the year will have a single released and serviced by EMI Music Canada.