Gay music finds a home at AOL

BY Mike Grippi

January 26 2006 1:00 AM ET

AOL Music has
launched a site called "G-Sides, Music for the GLBT
Community," which it says features "the gay and lesbian
artists we love." But M. Tye Comer, senior programming
manager for AOL Music, says G-Sides isn't necessarily
a "gay music" site. "This site will talk about all
different facets: gay artists, music that has a strong
LGB fan base, and even videos that you might not think have
relevance to the gay and lesbian community—but do."

At its January 23
launch, G-Sides featured an interview and DJ
session from Cyndi Lauper, videos of the Strokes, and
a duet between Antony and the Johnsons and Boy George.
A chart, "This Week's Essential Tunes," links to
videos from artists—and presumed gay
icons—such as Gwen Stefani, the cast of the
Broadway hit Rent, and, of course, Madonna.
(Bill Werde, Reuters)

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