Friday, February 08, 2008

NEWS: Timbaland To Release First Ever Mobile Only Album

Well, this sure sounds asinine and like a bootlegger's dream. Timbaland has partnered up with Verizon for the first ever mobile-only album. Also I just came across this photo and wanted to use it badly.

As Timbaland's "Shock Value" goes up for five Grammy Awards, the hitmaking hip-hop producer has announced a deal with Verizon Wireless to make the first "mobile album," which will be exclusively available to subscribers of V Cast, Verizon's mobile entertainment service. As Verizon's mobile producer in residence, Timbaland will produce one song per month throughout 2008. Each month, he will work with a different artist on a track while touring the country on the Verizon Mobile Recording Studio Bus, which will also capture making-of footage for V Cast subscribers on a dedicated Timbaland channel. [...] Each mobile Timbaland track will be released days after it is produced. Songs will be released as a full-length download, ringtone and ringback, and will be available only through V Cast and Verizon. At the end of the year, some sort of compilation "album" will be released exclusively through Verizon, according to Ruth. Whether the music is worked to radio during the exclusive period or made available via broader distribution afterward is up to Interscope. Via DS. I'd link to the original Billboard article, but their crappy site doesn't work in firefox on mac's, so whatever.

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