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MySpace Honors Rock Band AFI with Inaugural ''MySpace Music Award''; Band's 500,000+ Single-Day Plays Sets MySpace Record.



LOS ANGELES Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850.  -- MySpace.com, the leading Internet lifestyle portal, announced today that rock band AFI AFI American Film Institute
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 will receive the inaugural "MySpace Music Award" for a record-breaking 500,000 single-day plays from the band's heavily trafficked MySpace Music profile (www.myspace.com/afi). The honor marks the first time MySpace has issued such an award to any of the more than 1.5 million bands using the site to connect with fans.

"This is the first time a band has had over a half-million song plays on MySpace in a single day so we wanted to recognize this unbelievable accomplishment with something new," said Tom Anderson For the related name Thomas Anderson, see .

Tom Anderson refers to several people:
  • Tom Anderson, the co-founder of MySpace.
  • Tom Anderson, a former member of the Alaska State Legislature.
, president of MySpace. "In recognition of this milestone we're announcing AFI as the first recipient of the 'MySpace Music Award.'"

"It's amazing," commented AFI guitarist Jade Puget Jade Errol Puget (born November 28, 1973) in California is the guitarist for American rock band AFI, and the keyboardist/synthesizer operator for the electronic duo Blaqk Audio. . "It's a testament to both MySpace and to our fans."

AFI's achievement coincided with the release of their highly anticipated seventh album, titled "DECEMBERUNDERGROUND." With more than 300,000 MySpace friends and as one of the most-viewed acts on the site, AFI uses its profile to communicate with fans through blog postings, tour dates, behind-the-scenes content such as the making of the music videos, and exclusive access to new music.

Like most bands on MySpace, AFI offers fans the opportunity to hear new tracks for free before deciding whether to purchase albums or individual songs. Unlike other major music sites on the Internet, artists on MySpace offer listeners the opportunity to hear entire songs rather than just brief clips.

MySpace Music, launched in April 2005, has rapidly become one of the most influential online music destinations worldwide and will continue to provide both mainstream and indie acts connectivity with fans enabling exclusive album premieres, friend networks, music videos, and podcasts. Recent launches of both MySpace Records MySpace Records is a record label started in 2005 to sign artists who appear on the social networking site MySpace. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of MySpace and parent News Corporation.  and MySpace Music Videos have allowed fans further access and interactivity to bands at every level.

About MySpace.com

MySpace is the premier lifestyle portal for connecting with friends and discovering culture. By integrating web profiles, blogs, instant messaging Exchanging text messages in real time between two or more people logged into a particular instant messaging (IM) service. Instant messaging is more interactive than e-mail because messages are sent immediately, whereas e-mail messages can be queued up in a mail server for seconds or , e-mail, music streaming, music videos, photo galleries, classified listings, events, groups, college communities and member forums, MySpace has created a connected community. As the second ranked web domain in terms of page views, MySpace.com is the most widely-used and highly-regarded site of its kind. MySpace is committed to providing the highest quality member experience and will continue to innovate with new features that allow its members to express their creativity and share their lives, both online and off.

About AFI

Since the band's 1991 inception, AFI has built a rabid worldwide following through relentless touring and an intense reciprocal relationship with its fan club, the Despair Faction (who provide backing vocals on AFI's current hit "Miss Murder"). The current AFI line-up of Davey Havok <noinclude></noinclude>

David Marchand[1] (born David Passaro, on November 20, 1975, in Rochester, New York) more commonly known by the stage name Davey Havok, is the lead vocalist of the American rock band AFI.
 (vocals), Adam Carson (drums), Hunter (bass) and Jade Puget (guitar) first jelled in 1999 on the band's fourth album "Black Sails in the Sunset" and subsequent "All Hallows" EP, peaking again a year later on album number five, "The Art of Drowning." AFI made its major label debut in 2003, with its breakthrough sixth album "Sing the Sorrow." Featuring the hits "Girl's Not Grey" and "The Leaving Song Pt. II," "STS (Synchronous Transport Signal) The electrical equivalent of the SONET optical signal. In SDH, the European counterpart of SONET, STS is known as STM (Synchronous Transport Module). " sold over one million copies U.S. and brought AFI its first truly mainstream recognition, in the form of the 2003 MTV MTV
 in full Music Television

U.S. cable television network, established in 1980 to present videos of musicians and singers performing new rock music. MTV won a wide following among rock-music fans worldwide and greatly affected the popular-music business.
2 Viewers Choice Award, as well as best of 2003 accolades from the NEW YORK New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
 TIMES, GUITAR WORLD, SPIN, ALTERNATIVE PRESS, REVOLVER and USA TODAY, which named "Girl's Not Grey" one of the top singles of 2003. AFI's seventh album, "DECEMBERUNDERGROUND," was released on 06/06/06 and is already the #1 album on iTunes. AFI will be on tour for the foreseeable future.
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