London – Sony BMG UK will shutter its online A&R artist
discovery platform, which utilized Six Apart’s Vox blogging platform to let
artists create profiles and upload tracks in the hopes of being found by the
label’s talent scouts, Music Ally reports. The company had hoped the site would
replace the long-standing practice of bands submitting songs on physical CDs
and cassettes for review. Sony BMG is directing artists to export their Vox
blogs to a TypePad account, and their photos and videos to Flickr by Sept. 30.