MySpace to Release Free Pennywise Album in 2008

MySpace to Release Free Pennywise Album in 2008
In more "free” downloadable album news, MySpace will release a brand new Pennywise album to users free of charge next year as part of a campaign to create a mass-market, advertising-supported free music service.

The Guardian reports that MySpace will offer the ninth studio album by So-Cal punk band Pennywise in full, with no charge to users, as of March 25. MySpace Records, the site's spin-off label, has signed a deal with the band to make the yet-to-be-titled album available worldwide.

Web users will have two weeks to download the album and its artwork, which will be sponsored by mobile music marketing firm Textango. Fans will also be able to buy the album in CD and DVD formats.

According to the report, MySpace co-founder and president, Tom Anderson, said the deal is "just the beginning of a high volume of cutting-edge music programming," hinting at further deals and expanding on MySpace's core following of music fans.

MySpace has an existing deal to sell downloads in the U.S. through Snocap, but the Fox Interactive Media company is expected to announce a major expansion of its downloads service through a link-up with music labels.

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