MySpace Releases Online Music Album

Los Angeles-based online social networking site said yesterday that it has launched an online music album for the group "Queens of the Stone Age". MySpace offered streaming access to the new album to users of the service ahead of the album's physical release. The Interscope Records label band is looking to push its upcoming album release through the service, centered around music, blogging, sharing photos and music, and more. MySpace has been targeting use of its services as a way to gain "buzz" in the user community, and just announced this week a tie in into the upcoming NBC series "The Office". The company's social networking site is among the more popular social networking sites, and competes against services like Ryze and Friendster.