NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Design Station International, Inc. (OTC Pinks: LDSI) is pleased to announce that two chart-topping recording artists have thrown their support behind Backstage Vibe. Both Rick Ross and Omarion have endorsed this powerful global social music platform. Rick Ross recently released his new CD titled "God Forgives, I Don't." Omarion released his mixtape titled 'The Awakening' last year receiving great reviews and has since signed on to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group in May of this year. These talented artists are among the many who have expressed interest in Backstage Vibe™. The music industry is undergoing a dramatic change and the interest is high not only among artists and producers but among music fans as well.
It is estimated that one-third of the global music industry's income was derived from digital revenues in 2011. In the U.S., digital sales channels account for 52 percent of market revenue. For record companies worldwide, digital music revenues saw an 8 percent increase in 2011 to an estimated $5.2 billion. Globally, digital mediums account for an estimated 32 percent of record company revenues. With its innovative features and functionality, Backstage Vibe™ is well-positioned to capture a significant corner of this market.
Additionally, Backstage Vibe™ will support music fans' migration to digital music mediums by allowing artists and producers to sell digital singles and albums. Globally, an estimated 3.6 billion downloads (albums and singles) were purchased in 2011. This was an increase of 17 percent over 2010. The U.S. saw a 10 percent uptick in single track downloads in 2011. And while digital sales are expected to surpass physical album distribution at a rate of 55 percent to 45 percent by 2016, Backstage Vibes™ will accommodate fans who prefer to do things the old-fashioned way by allowing artists and producers to sell physical merchandise on the site.
About Rick Ross
Rick Ross founded the record label Maybach Music Group, on which he released his studio albums "Deeper Than Rap" (2009) and "Teflon Don" (2010 – debuted at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart). In 2012, MTV named Ross as the Hottest MC In The Game. In 2011, Ross performed at the BET Awards. Ross recently released his new album "God Forgives, I Don't."
Omarion is an American R&B singer, songwriter, actor, and producer. He is the former lead singer of B2K. In 2010, Omarion released his third album "Ollusion" that included the hit single "I Get It In." Omarion released his mixtape "The Awakening" in 2011, and signed with Maybach Music Group in May of 2012.
About Life Design Station International, Inc.
Life Design Station International, Inc. (LDSI) is a music-inspired corporation. The Company empowers artists, producers and other music professionals to reach millions of potential customers. Life Design Station International, through its Internet-based division, develops and directs an innovative global social platform allowing artists from the U.S. and the world to interface collaboratively in order to promote, produce and sell their musical artistry. LDSI's Backstage Vibe™ provides a leading-edge, secure and user-friendly environment for the sale, distribution and securing of world talent from one source.
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