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American Web Star December 31, 2007

Posted by Doriano "Paisano" Carta in Music, social networks.

The Internet could become another path to stardom in the music industry and give American Idol a run for their money. The success of Kina Grannis AKA The Digg Girl has opened a lot of eyes and ears.

Here is her “Gotta Digg” music video that has perhaps launched her recording career.

The success of the Digg Girl has perhaps kicked open the floodgates for music artists who will try to land their bigg (heh heh) break via the Internet route. Expect a swarm of endless Kina-wanna-bes.

Also expect most of them to be dreadful and quite painful to experience. Still, it makes perfect sense that Social Media and Social Networking become a viable tool for getting exposure, for better or worse.

I cringe at what is lurking ahead…”Google This” by an Italian rap singer? “Where have you gone, Robert Scoble?” by cute geek girl wearing glasses and a pocket protector?

“SkypeHype” by a hip hop artist named BlingMastr?

Prepare yourselves, people. It’s not going to be pretty, but it’s all good.

Here is a previous post called YouTV that reviews the best way to record your own video and share it with the world online. There are more video and webcam recording services every day it seems.

Here are two other sites that can release the inner pop star in all of us:

kSolo is a free Karaoke service that makes it easy (perhaps TOO easy) for anyone to record their rendition of popular songs. Maybe a better name would’ve been TheButcherShop.com, heh heh.

Still, it looks like a lot of fun if you’re into this kind of thing or if you enjoy watching car wrecks.

The Sims Onstage offers more than just karaoke like ksolo. It has many different forms of expression such as Mashups, Poetry, storytelling, comedy, etc.

You don’t have to be into the Sims to contribute to this site but it sure adds to the experience if you are, I guess.

Midomi is strictly a karaoke site with many songs to choose from.


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