“Billboard” Is Very Serious About Paying Writers With Cameraphones

noah | June 11, 2007 4:03 am

Thanks to Ned Raggett for pointing out that Billboard has been reduced to spamming I Love Music–a message board frequented by a fair amount of people who get paid in actual dollars to write about music–to promote the “blogging for cameraphones” contest. (Apparently, the thrust-tastic video above wasn’t enough.):

Billboard.com is looking for music writers and photographers to cover live shows/festivals this summer all over the country. The selected bloggers will get exclusive press passes and an uber-camera phone to text reviews and take pics of local shows.

An uber-camera phone, eh? Well, that changes everything. Maybe it’ll even be able to file reviews that go over 120 characters! Get on it, people!

Calling All Bloggers/Music Reviewers/Photographers [I Love Music] Earlier: Today’s Sign Of The Apocalypse: Music Criticism Goes “American Idol”