LGBT NEWS: Sony to launch gay record label

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  1. CoCo

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    Sony to launch gay record label

    Music giant Sony is launching a venture aimed at promoting talented gay and lesbian recording artists. Record label Music With A Twist will send talent scouts across the US to discover new musicians.

    Matt Farber, president of media firm Wilderness, which is teaming up with Sony, said the company's clout will make the new venture a significant one.
    Several compilation albums and a syndicated radio programme are also planned as part of the collaboration.

    Mass appeal? The first release is expected to come out in June to coincide with National Gay Pride month in the US. It is planned that musical artists from a variety of genres will be signed up by the new record label.

    "It's a home that says to artists, 'We not only are okay with who you are, but we embrace that as part of your identity," said Mr Farber, who founded Logo, an MTV channel specifically designed for gay audiences.

    He added that new acts signed to Twist could have mass appeal regardless of the artists' sexual orientation. Mr Faber likened the gay label to being similar to other niche ventures, such as hip hop and urban music, which have been picked up by major labels and filtered into the mainstream.





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  2. Iron Scimitar

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    Faggotry Records?
     
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    Why? Why can't they just look for talented people in general, and if they happen to be gay woo-hoo-have-a-parade? I really don't get this.
     
  4. CoCo

    CoCo ...is a Queer Don!! OT Supporter

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    I agree completely. Separating 'ours' and 'theirs' by no means leads to equality...
     
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    I agree Coco and yet that is what we as a group continue to do. We seperate ourselves into our own group.
     
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    They want to make money off of gays. :wtc:
     
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    We are one of the few people that continue to have it to spend, and truly believe if it cost more it must be better.
     

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