When Music PR Goes To Far

CAMBRDGE, MA (Hypebot) – How does Amie Street expect to be taken seriously as an indie music destination when it sends out press releases touting that it's the only place you can find tracks from the prostitute that brought down New York Governor Eliot Spitzer? Here's the full text:

Hello,

I'm sure you are hearing a lot about Ashley Alexandra Dupre and the Spitzer scandal. Ashley is also an R&B singer and her music is exclusively available on AmieStreet.com

The songs can only be listened to and downloaded on amie street. As of now, her myspace has been taken down.

Ashley has been an artist on the site since last November, and her music, like all music on amie street, is initially free and priced based on public demand. She has clearly been receiving a lot of attention in the past day, and the songs have risen very quickly to 98 cents on the site. She just added a brand new track this morning.

check out her music:
amiestreet.com/ashleyalexandradupre
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/13/nyregion/12cnd-kristen.html

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