Sprint Sponsors File Sharing of New Plies Single

plies.jpgThe Sprint telecom company has signed on to sponsor a new song from Fort Meyers, FL based artist Plies that will be distributed across peer-to-peer file sharing networks in the coming weeks. According to a report from the New York Post, Sprint and Plies’ label, Atlantic Records, are teaming up with ArtistDirect’s Media Defender division to execute the deal. Through the agreement, Sprint will pay a “substantial six-figure” fee to have its logo embedded in the song’s mp3 file, and Media Defender will be responsible for disseminating the song across the peer-to-peer networks. The embedded logo will be attached to the song file forever, and will display on a listener’s computer screen or mobile device whenever they play the track. Atlantic Records, Plies and his publishing company will split the fee paid by Sprint. The agreement marks a new era in record label sanctioned file sharing and presents a new way for music to be shared online while still generating a profit. According to Jon Diamond, CEO of ArtistDirect, Media Defender is currently in talks with several other artists and labels about similar deals.

  • north carolina hu$tle

    what it is

  • fred

    THIS IS WHY THEY SAY HIP HOP IS DEAD! PLIES IS TRASH! THEY GIVING MONEY TO ANYONE NOW!

  • Eman

    THIS IS WHY THEY SAY HIP HOP IS DEAD! PLIES IS TRASH! THEY GIVING MONEY TO ANYONE NOW!
    Co-sign

  • SDFU Eman & Fred

    Bitch shut up..this man aint garbage u just cant relate to real…so take yall e-thugging asses on bitch

  • Rebbca Johnson

    Corporate America supportting “Minstrel Rap”…Call this what it is “Black Exploitationj!”

    I just cancelled my Sprint subscription and am encouraging others I know to do the same!

  • WRONG AGAIN

    The NAACP wants to bury the “N” Word, but Sprint wants to promote it on your cellphone thru this clown plies. FUCK U VERY MUCH SPRINT!

  • grapes

    soooo…can we give away better rap now? please?….i love you, corporate america (no homo if u really think jay is the face of corporate rappers…lol)

  • http://XXLmag.COM BLACK MAN

    i wont say the man is trash but he’s ok

  • Dr Flav

    Lol@ the blatant hatred being displayed. Somebody think dude hot, Sprint putting they money on the Dirty South, I think Ill go say my bill a month ahead, cancel on Ms Johnson, hope you got that cancellation fee on deck. Pathetic, tell your favorite rapper to get his or her weight up, we doing what we love gettin cake, is that your phone ringing? Nah, thats Plies cash register. LOL!

  • dadeboy

    all u ny dorks r so annoying shut the fuck up east coast is out the rap game ya dont have an opion on rap no more u pussy ass niggas all ny niggas r horrible nas sleeping music so is mobb deep n every 1 else with ya gay rapping

  • Doctor69

    THIS BROTHA IS CUTE!!

  • ThEwIrE

    ft myers? isnt that where all the retirement communities B at, a big fish ina small pond, he needs to cross alligator alley and bring that noise to miami!