Justin Timberlake To Launch Myspace Idol?
Justin Timberlake is cooking up a talent show to relaunch his recently purchased Myspace website, according to his long-time manager Johnny Wright.
“Whether it becomes a talent competition or something like that, those are things that we will still flesh out,” said Wright, who’s been managing JT since his boy-band days as part of NSYNC. “We definitely want to bring the industry back to Myspace to really look at the talented people that have put their faces there.”
Timberlake, who bought Myspace last week from News Corp for $35 million with his new business partner, Californian ad agency Specific Media, will apparently be the creative brains behind the venture, and look at new ways of revamping the outdated website.
In the official Specific Media press release, Timberlake said, “There’s a need for a place where fans can go to interact with their favourite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff and just connect. MySpace has the potential to be that place.”
“Art is inspired by people and vice versa, so there’s a natural social component to entertainment. I’m excited to help revitalize MySpace by using its social media platform to bring artists and fans together in one community.”
The rush-purchase, which was apparently hatched and finalised within the same fortnight, has made the pop singer rather antsy to get things moving and prove to the world that he’s the man for the job. According to Billboard, Wright also divulged that JT sent him an email the day after the sale saying: “Are you up? My mind is going dizzy with ideas. I need to talk.”
Myspace Idol? Or Online Talent Time? The possibilities are endless…
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