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Richard Ashcroft has a new album out, which I only discovered through adverts on MSN.

There ought to be a better way of finding that favourite artists have new albums, singles or are touring. There's gotta be a niche for a web site that could do all that, and send an email when there's new news. It's a shame that AllMusic.com can't factor that in to their site, which is the perfect place for it. There are other ways of achieving it, such as hunting down Yahoo Groups for all the favourite artists, joining LJ communities for the artist (if they even exist) but a dedicated site would be a great idea. I would design it, if it weren't for the complete lack of web design and backend knowledge :-)

The Internet is FUBAR'd here at the moment, and giving very sporadic performance. Bleugh.

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ALready exists, for every variety of favorite from garage bands on up. http://www.myspace.com/richardashcroft -- millions of people have myspace accounts, so established artists now go to where the kids already are. Not exactly a dotcom story, but not exactly NOT a dotcom story, either: the founders are doing well while letting all the account-holders build the value of the site.

I guess the issue is that I want updates delivered to me. I can use places like Yahoo Groups (similar to myspace, except I get the messages delivered to me passively, rather than having to actively search).

That's why I'd love a service that delivered an email to me when a favourite artist had some news (unless I'm missing some feature of myspace... I've hardly used it).

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