Soul crooner Brian McKnight has leaped into the cyber world by launching his own full service internet service provider.

The ALL NIGHT LONG singer has teamed up with a Los Angeles-based cyber company to offer the new service, which launches in America today (27AUG03).

He says, "Technology is advancing at a rate that requires artists to keep up, because we already know the fans will. This is just another avenue to give the fans what they want, when they want it."

The service, governed from WWW.BMCKNIGHT.NET, will cost users $14.95 (GBP9.30) per month for the full service internet package.

McKnight will hold a launch party at THE GROVE in Los Angeles tonight featuring performances by all of the artists on his new record label FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, which include actor and singer Wayne Brady.

McKnight is also preparing his new members only club THE BACKSEAT, which will offer live chats, ticket pre-sales, and exclusive music and videos. It will launch later this month (AUG03).

27/08/2003 08:53