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Sony launches gay music label
Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | 11 January 2006

Posted on 01/10/2006 8:09:24 PM PST by Aussie Dasher

Sony Music has launched the first major music label dedicated to nurturing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender artists.

The label, Music with a Twist, is a joint venture with Wilderness Media & Entertainment, the company led by Matt Farber, who has founded MTV's new gay and lesbian channel LOGO.

"It's an idea whose time has come," Mr Farber said.

"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.

Mr Farber says the success of brands dedicated to the African American and Hispanic audiences has helped talent in those communities cross over well beyond their core audiences.

Music With a Twist's roster will feature gay artists who have mass appeal and hit potential across all musical genres.

The label also plans to release various compilations geared toward gay and bisexual audiences, featuring hit songs by established artists that have been embraced by gay, bisexual and transgender audiences, as well as tracks from emerging gay artists.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: boycottsony; gayagenda; homosexualagenda; mtv; music; poofters; recordlabel; separatebutequal; sony; transexual; transgender
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No doubt directed at kids!

Don't think I'll be buying Sony anything for a while...

1 posted on 01/10/2006 8:09:28 PM PST by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

I think that worm Sony planted finally sprouted.


2 posted on 01/10/2006 8:10:25 PM PST by freedumb2003 (American troops cannot be defeated. American Politicians can.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Music for the interlewd. :o)


3 posted on 01/10/2006 8:11:19 PM PST by drtom
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To: Aussie Dasher

Gay music ?

Is this for real??


4 posted on 01/10/2006 8:11:44 PM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: Aussie Dasher

This is a GREAT idea. It will keep all that gay music off the other labels....


5 posted on 01/10/2006 8:13:45 PM PST by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

The first CD release will be "Songs Inspired By Bareback Mountain", including the hits, "Homo On The Range," and "Bathhouses of Laredo."


6 posted on 01/10/2006 8:13:56 PM PST by gg188
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To: Aussie Dasher
Motto: All Village People, All The Time™
7 posted on 01/10/2006 8:13:58 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Yeah, like the gays don't already have gay or gay-friendly artists like Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minelli, Bette Midler, Cher, the Village People, George Michael, Elton John...


8 posted on 01/10/2006 8:14:43 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Aussie Dasher
Sony launches gay music label

I vote we get them their own water fountains, too!

9 posted on 01/10/2006 8:14:52 PM PST by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Gives new meaning to "rootkit."


10 posted on 01/10/2006 8:14:58 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Aussie Dasher

Ahem, Michael Jackson is the King of WHAT? Did Mottolo take him back? Is this an early April Fools Joke? Why do I have sudden gastro-economical surges?


11 posted on 01/10/2006 8:15:00 PM PST by Txshep (Guess O'Reilly doesn't know that "reportage" and other words he uses are French ...)
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To: martin_fierro
Naw, All Judy Garland All the Time!
12 posted on 01/10/2006 8:15:23 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Aussie Dasher

Why are Liberals trying to segregate everyone?


13 posted on 01/10/2006 8:15:42 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Don't forget Judas Priest! I have all of their gay-era CDs (meaning, no Ripper).


14 posted on 01/10/2006 8:15:47 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Aussie Dasher

Gangsta artists shoot each other
Country Artists may cuss at each other
Gay/Lesbian artists simply kick, pull hair and scratch each other's eyes out.


15 posted on 01/10/2006 8:16:21 PM PST by Hodar (With Rights, come Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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To: gg188

Just so "Dancing Cheek to Cheek" isn't on the playlist....


16 posted on 01/10/2006 8:18:00 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Aussie Dasher

utterly ridiculous


17 posted on 01/10/2006 8:18:01 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Aussie Dasher

Wait until they find out their 10% market was off by a decimal point.


18 posted on 01/10/2006 8:18:41 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: Aussie Dasher

They seem to be using the alternative label ploy, so it won't be Sony, it will be Music With a Twist.

I don't know how well that will work. Disney tried it, and I think they have managed to tar themselves pretty well anyway.

Put this together with Sony's deliberate virus infection, and it doesn't make them look too great.

Sony has a lot at stake just now, because they are just releasing the first Blu-Ray players and discs, but Microsoft is coming out with an alternative HDTV version that permits streaming, and it's not clear that Sony will win the competition.

It seems as if top management is letting the "creative" types get out of control.


19 posted on 01/10/2006 8:19:26 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: gg188

"Stand By Your Man"


20 posted on 01/10/2006 8:19:55 PM PST by neodad (Rule Number 1: Be Armed)
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To: Aussie Dasher
The label's called Bruce Records (what else?!)


21 posted on 01/10/2006 8:20:01 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Aussie Dasher

This concept seems a bit redundant.


22 posted on 01/10/2006 8:21:23 PM PST by zarf (The BCS sucks.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Perhaps Sony Classical will launch a straight Broadway affiliated label.


23 posted on 01/10/2006 8:22:56 PM PST by zarf (The BCS sucks.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Brokeback Records ?


24 posted on 01/10/2006 8:22:58 PM PST by al baby (Father of the beeber)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Wonderful! The world needs more happy music.


25 posted on 01/10/2006 8:23:08 PM PST by msnimje (This space is currently undergoing maintenance.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Don't forget the Nelson twins.


26 posted on 01/10/2006 8:23:20 PM PST by dc27
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To: Aussie Dasher

From a marketing standpoint, "Music with a Twist" is a bad idea. Is that really the name?


They should have called it "Twist" and left it at that.


27 posted on 01/10/2006 8:24:34 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Remember Rule 1!


28 posted on 01/10/2006 8:25:53 PM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
"Music with a Lisp"?

"Music with a Limp Wrist"?

29 posted on 01/10/2006 8:25:57 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Aussie Dasher

Huh. Looks like the Butthole Surfers found a new label.


30 posted on 01/10/2006 8:27:52 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: neodad
"Stand By Your Man"

I heard the remix is entitled "Stand Behind Your Man"

31 posted on 01/10/2006 8:28:28 PM PST by DaBroasta (GRID will eventually cure homosexuality)
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To: Aussie Dasher

32 posted on 01/10/2006 8:28:46 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Aussie Dasher

I have a suggestion for the label name: SUPER!


33 posted on 01/10/2006 8:30:26 PM PST by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (Liberals are the feces that is produced when shame eats too much stupidity!)
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To: Billthedrill

Yeah, butt we're a long way from a Buck Naked and the Bare Bottom Boys reunion...


34 posted on 01/10/2006 8:33:04 PM PST by null and void (Coffee, little girl???)
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To: Big Guy and Rusty 99
Queer Eye Records?

Maybe this is the chance for a Village People comeback...

35 posted on 01/10/2006 8:33:10 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (The Democratic Party-Jackass symbol, jackass leaders, jackass supporters.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Bruth Records?


36 posted on 01/10/2006 8:33:52 PM PST by null and void (Coffee, little girl???)
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To: Mo1
Since when hasn't the music industry been mostly gay?
37 posted on 01/10/2006 8:34:02 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (The Democratic Party-Jackass symbol, jackass leaders, jackass supporters.)
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To: Rastus
Judas Priest:

"A lot of cool things happened because of it. I've had feedback from a lot of people, particularly teenagers who were going through tremendous hardships with family and at school. I know when I was 12 or 13 I was thinking, 'Oh God, I'm a freak, I'm gonna burn in hell,' and all that crap - and it's a horrible experience to live through if you don't have support. But looking at the bigger picture, I'm not the only metal homo. There are many more statistically speaking."

http://www.queerday.com/2005/feb/24/judas_priest_gay_metalhead_rob_halford_on_angel_of_retribution_metal_and_sexuality.html

Pretty sickening!

38 posted on 01/10/2006 8:35:14 PM PST by Windsong (Jesus Saves, but Buddha makes incremental backups)
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To: DaBroasta

" I heard the remix is entitled "Stand Behind Your Man""

Good one!


39 posted on 01/10/2006 8:35:16 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: Aussie Dasher

MTV sure has gone down hill since the days when I use to watch.


40 posted on 01/10/2006 8:37:14 PM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: martin_fierro

Come on, everybody-----"It's fun to listen to the - S - O - N - Y, It's fun to listen to the - S - O - N - Y"

Darn! Can't figure out how to make an "S" out of my arms.

For those of you not paying attention I said "make an "S"


41 posted on 01/10/2006 8:40:04 PM PST by uptoolate
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To: Aussie Dasher
Mr Farber says the success of brands dedicated to the African American and Hispanic audiences has helped talent in those communities cross over well beyond their core audiences.

The queers and fagots audience comprises, at most, 5% of the country, considerably less than the African Americans or Hispanics.

Accordingly, I get the idea that this new label will be less than sterling.

42 posted on 01/10/2006 8:43:20 PM PST by upchuck (Article posts of just one or two sentences do not preserve the quality of FR. Lazy FReepers be gone!)
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To: Windsong

Sure gives new insight to "Victim of Changes" lyrics.


43 posted on 01/10/2006 8:43:39 PM PST by uptoolate
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To: Onelifetogive
>>>I vote we get them their own water fountains, too!<<<

Bingo! I'll have to think up a suitable award for that one.....nice shot!

44 posted on 01/10/2006 8:44:32 PM PST by HardStarboard
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To: null and void
A comeback of Vanilla Fudge?


45 posted on 01/10/2006 8:44:55 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

"tooling for anus" records


46 posted on 01/10/2006 8:45:33 PM PST by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (Liberals are the feces that is produced when shame eats too much stupidity!)
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To: dc27

The Nelson twins? Ricky had a twin brother? No way.


47 posted on 01/10/2006 8:46:44 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Aussie Dasher
Darn!! Why do you do this to me?!!! I was just about to purchase a sony plasma flat screen HDTV. What ever am I to do Now?
48 posted on 01/10/2006 8:47:03 PM PST by Fielding ("Others have died for my freedom, now this is my mark" Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr")
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To: Aussie Dasher


So let's see...

A mainstream label that doesn't feature enough gay artists is guilty of discrimination, but a mainstream label that features ONLY gay artists is not?


49 posted on 01/10/2006 8:47:09 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: Fielding

Come on, now. There has to be another brand around...


50 posted on 01/10/2006 8:48:52 PM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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