Courtesy of Ayal and Loud.com:
AKON'S NEW ALBUM FREEDOM IS IN STORES NOW!!
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NEW YORK, NY (December 4, 2008) — With the release of Akon's newest album Freedom (SRC/UniversalMotown), in stores now, you will get to interact with this superstar in a whole new way! GoAnimate.com announces a partnership with international singer-songwriter, record producer, Akon. On Goanimate.com, users can create custom, movie-style animations with Saturday morning cartoon characters, politicians and celebrities, and now- Akon is added to the list! //////////////////////////////
GoAnimate.com users can create their own animations and music videos featuring hits from Akon's newly released and highly anticipated album, Freedom. GoAnimate.com will provide all the necessary tools to create your own unique Akon animations. The fun characters, music sets, emotions, actions, and songs can be easily accessed in the Akon Channel on the website's homepage.
The news doesn't stop there! Akon fans will have the chance to win an autographed copy of Freedom by creating an animation using Akon's hit songs, characters, and assets. Your video will automatically be entered in a contest, and the winning animations will be posted on Akononline.com, MySpace.com/Akon, Loud.com and UniversalMotown.com. For more contest details log on to .
"We are thrilled to have found an innovative partner that gives Akon fans a creative way to interact with their favorite artist and each other," said Ayal Kleinman, VP Marketing and New Media. "The GoAnimate software is the perfect tool to enable all music fans to express themselves on the web without extensive internet knowledge and skills."
"We are very pleased to announce this partnership with music superstar Akon," says Stone Newman, Senior VP of Licensing and Business Development for GoAnimate.com. This partnership marks our first music license and allows us to reach a completely different fan base. "GoAnimate.com gives Akon fans the chance to actively interact with one another.”
About GoAnimate, Inc.
GoAnimate was created by a bunch of guys who love animation and want to enable everyone with the ability to animate! Our world is made up of great stories and GoAnimate provides an outlet for everyone and anyone to share their sentiments, sagas and satires with the universe. Headquartered in New York, GoAnimate has offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Hong Kong. The creators of GoAnimate have a wide range of expertise spanning from animation and programming to marketing and web solutions.
In 2007, Akon became the first artist in music history to hold simultaneous No.1 and No. 2 positions on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart twice. Akon also won the 2007 American Music Award for Best Male Soul/R&B Artist and was honored three times at the World Music Awards. He has achieved gold and platinum certifications in twenty-three countries with the album KONVICTED and its singles -- the No. 1 hits "Don't Matter," and Grammy nominee "I Wanna Love You;" along with the No. 2 Grammy-nominated "Smack That" featuring Eminem. Akon's first album was the two-million-selling SRC/Universal Motown 2004 release TROUBLE, which included the worldwide smashes "Locked Up" and "Lonely."
About SRC Records
SRC Records (Street Records Corporation), founded in 2002, is a record label created by former Loud Records CEO Steve Rifkind, and is distributed by the Universal Motown Records Group. The label broke four artists in its first three years with the multi-platinum David Banner, Terror Squad, Remy Ma, and Akon. SRC's first release, David Banner's "Mississippi: The Album", spawned the top 10 hit "Like a Pimp," which went on to Gold status worldwide. SRC also showed immediate success in 2002, with Terror Squad's gold selling album "True Story," which featured the number one single "Lean Back." Akon's debut album "Trouble," sold four million copies world-wide, paired by the top single "Lonely." His sophomore album "Konvicted," had instant success when it debuted on November 14, 2006, which spawned the top singles "I Wanna Love," and "Smack That." Within weeks after the release, the album reached double platinum status worldwide, and received 2 Grammy nominations for "Smack That." SRC Records albums released in 2008 include David Banner The Greatest Story Ever Told, Shontelle's Shontelligence, and Akon's Freedom. New artist releases slated for 2009 include the web phenomenon Asher Roth, Tami Chynn, Melanie Fiona, O'neal McKnight, and Corte.
VP, New Media & Marketing
SRC Records / Loud.com / SRC Marketing
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