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"As an artist, Alanis is a strong believer in the power of the Internet to build connections with her fans."
——Maverick Head of New Media
Jeremy Welt


Video Exclusive, Album Listening Party, Contest Highlight February Promotion
AOL Music and Maverick Records have partnered for another one of those promotional blitzkriegs that make execs at giant media companies cackle with pleasure.

Maverick megastar Alanis Morissette, who's been nice enough to make another record (the upcoming Under Rug Swept) even though she's already made a lot of people incredibly rich, will be AOL Music's Artist of the Month for February. Let's tell her what she's won!

  • The video for Morissette's new single, "Hands Clean," will premiere on AOL Music starting today.
  • AOL will host an exclusive "listening party" for the album, streaming it in its entirety online on 2/25, the night before it hits shelves.
  • Fans will be able to enter a drawing for tickets to catch the singer/songwriter's appearance on Late Night with David Letterman.
  • AOL Music will present a special acoustic performance by Alanis, as well as her interview with AOL Music "New Ground" host Chris Douridas.
  • An 24/7 channel of music programmed by the artist will be streamable at Radio@AOL.
  • Mondo links are provided at keyword: Alanis.
  • AOL chat rooms will be alive with girls who've been inspired by Alanis' work to write soul-baring poetry. Please make sure they are over the age of consent before sending them empowering messages.

"AOL Music continues to deliver the premier online venue for Maverick artists," said the label's New Media Head, Jeremy Welt. "As an artist, Alanis is a strong believer in the power of the Internet to build connections with her fans, starting with—wait a minute, are you really calling from Gene Simmons' Tongue magazine?"

"AOL Music is proud to showcase groundbreaking artists such as Alanis Morissette through our ongoing Artist of the Month program," reads a printout generated by a software program that produces boilerplate PR quotes for AOL Music VP Marketing and Label Relations Bill Wilson.

"AOL Music, AOL Music, AOL Music," exclaimed another AOL Music exec. "Alanis, Alanis, Alanis. Synergy! Ka-ching!"