Robbie Williams goes Digital

Published: 2006-04-10
British pop star Robbie Williams is embracing the digital revolution.

According to Reuters, Williams "has angered music industry executives in the past by praising Internet piracy, even once calling it a 'great idea'." His manager Tim Cark defended Williams' controversial remarks by saying that record companies are picking on music downloaders. "If we can't provide the fans with the wherewithal to do it (download) legally, frankly it's our fault not theirs."

In the spirit of the digital revolution, Williams is backing the new T-Moblie and Sony Ericson 'walkman' phone, a new cellular phone that will enable fans to visit Williams' website and play songs and live video clips from wherever they might be.

This is not the first time Williams has taken advantage of growing technology connected to music. In October he live-streamed a concert to mobile phone users, And 100 000 fans caught the Berlin concert through their cell phones.

The phones are set to be unveiled April 10 and Williams is planning to head out on a world tour behind his 2005 release Intensive Care.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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