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do we need to be spoon-fed personal pride? a queer music label debuts.
I just do not know how i am supposed to react to this.
part of me wants to say 'yay' and wave a stupid little flag. the other part of me wants to smack these panderers upside the head and yell things like 'we arent different" and 'fuck you for making us think we're special."
it may be a success, but i dont think it can be! with the country already politically divided, we need to worry about finding common threads, dont we? we do in my head, at least. we do not need a tv channel, radio station, magazines(with ford advertisements in them) and our own week of celebration at the faggiest place on earth to be recognized.
or is this just all fluff to keep us from actually persuing equal rights?
i know the fag struggle doesnt relate wholly to that of colored persons during segregation, but it seems to a little.
id also think better of this venture if i thought that everything they play wouldnt have that stupid dance track thrown over a normal song like, say...
that experience ruined the gay disco club for me. they actually played hey, jupiter with a disco track over it. such a song deserves better than to have a couple hundred fags twitching to it on a poorly lit meatmarket of a dance floor.
why do i feel like an elderly republican trapped in a beautifully young liberals body?
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 11) - The recording industry is coming out of the closet.
Talk About It
Sony Music on Tuesday said it was launching the first major music label dedicated to nurturing lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gendered artists.
The label, Music with a Twist, is a joint venture with Wilderness Media & Entertainment, the company led by Matt Farber, who founded Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks' new gay and lesbian channel LOGO, which is available in an estimated 20 million homes.
The label also comes as Wilderness Media plans this weekend to launch a syndicated national radio show called Twist targeting the gay and "gay-adjacent" communities, debuting on FM stations and the Web.
The weekly two-hour radio show will feature music, celebrity interviews, entertainment reports and relationship and lifestyle advice and news in a "morning show" format.
"It's an idea whose time has come," Farber told Reuters, referring to the expansion of gay-themed media properties.
"Only now are media and entertainment brands being created for the gay and lesbian audience following the success of brands for other minorities," he said.
Farber noted that the success of brands dedicated to the African American and Hispanic audiences have also helped talent in these communities cross over well beyond their core audiences.
Likewise, Music With a Twist's roster will feature gay artists who have mass appeal and hit potential across all musical genres. The label will collaborate with Sony Music's other U.S. labels and divisions, including Columbia Records Group, Epic Records, Sony Nashville and Sony Urban Music.
Sony Music is part of Sony BMG, a joint venture of Sony Corp and Bertelsmann AG.
The label also plans to release various compilations geared toward gay and bisexual audiences, as well as music fans everywhere, featuring hit songs by established artists that have been embraced by gay, bisexual and trans-gendered audiences as well as tracks from emerging gay artists.
The first of these compilations will be released in June 2006 during National Gay Pride Month.
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