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"This Time Around," they're on the Web.
HANSON NETS FANS
You've Got Males!
March 24, 2000

Island/Def Jam act Hanson aren't content to just be a rock group. Now they're afterAOL's Steve Case and MSN's Bill Gates as Internet moguls. The ladswill launch a Web site, Hanson.Net, on March 29 David Bowie’s online marketing company, UltraStar Internet Services.

The move comes with the band’s album “This Time Around,” set for release May 9.

Users will receive Hanson-branded Internet access, including personalized e-mail, for $14.95 a month. Those who already have Internet access can subscribe for $6.95 a month to Hanson.Net, which offers exclusive tour footage along with interviews, ticket offers and contests. Hey, if NSYNC can sell two million copies of their album in the first week, why can't Hanson sell two million shares of an IPO. Mmmbop.com,anyone?

MTV will host a live online listening party for “This Time Around” on March 31. Of course, there's no truth to the rumor that 95.6% of visitors to the site posted the query, "Where the hell is Justin Timberlake?"

MAYBE, JUST MAYBE:
MOBILE PHONES,
IMMOBILE HUMANS
Lenny Beer needs to cut down on his screen time. (9/29a)
RAINMAKERS: TOWERING OVER THE COMPETITION
A big tease for the upcoming edition. (9/29a)
THE DEATH OF PRINT JOURNALISM: GRAMMY PREVIEW EDITION
Gimme an "H." Gimme another "H." (9/29a)
NEAR TRUTHS: KANYE
AND HIS PHONE
A quintessential American story (9/29a)
21, METRO ANNOUNCE SAVAGE MODE II
Dynamic hip-hop duo forges a franchise. (9/29a)
GRAMMY TALK
We're full of it.
AFRICAN POP
Getting global with it.
IT'S PRETTY SMOKY
And this time it's not from our bong.
WHAT COMES AFTER TIKTOK?
Shorter videos! Weirder trends!
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