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Damian is 20 years old and comes from Derry in Northern Ireland. He has been singing and performing for over a decade and won his first music competition when he was six. Damian auditioned for a role on Glee through myspace. After winning “The Glee Project”, Damian landed a guest star role in “Glee” as a foreign exchange student Rory Flanagan from Ireland who arrives as a sophomore at McKinley High in the third season episode “Pot o’ Gold” – first broadcast on November 1, 2011. His guest role was initially for seven episodes, but was asked to extend his contract with “Glee” to finish out Season Three.
A record-breaking 55.74 million digital songs were sold last week (ending Dec. 30) — the single-largest week for download song sales ever according to Nielsen SoundScan. It beats the previous record of 47.73 million sold during the week ending Dec. 28, 2008.
The huge sales surge last week is owed largely to consumers redeeming music download gift cards received on Christmas Day. A week earlier (ending Dec. 23) there were 25.50 million songs sold.
News Update: Fresh on the scene and Kings favorite Eden Jima who spent the last year promoting her 4 song EP just released a new song titled ‘Far Away‘. Our other favorite is ‘Fragile‘. She has a knack for creating hit-worthy music that is fun, catchy, emotionally-driven and easy to dance to.
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News Update: Kings favorite singer-songwriter Shannon Labrie will part of The iTunes Nashville Indie Spotlight that runs December 18th thru the month of January. She will perform at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on January 24th. She has a slew of other days confirmed as well.
The world’s biggest recording companies have been stripped of two billion YouTube hits after the website cracked down on alleged ‘fake viewers’.
Universal, home of Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber, lost a total of one billion views in the video site’s biggest ever crackdown on artificially inflated figures.
Sony was second hardest hit, with the label behind such stars as Alicia Keys, Rita Ora and Labrinth losing more than 850million views in a single day.
The dramatic cuts came as YouTube conducted a crackdown on fake views, but music industry sources have blamed it on housekeeping related to the migration of their videos across different channels.
The unprecedented move left Universal with just five videos on the site – none of which were music – and Sony with just three.
‘This was not a bug or a security breach. This was an enforcement of our viewcount policy,’ YouTube announced. Read more here