May 10, 2011 2:59 PM by Posted by Bill Folsom
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lady Gaga is turning to an unusual method to
expand her fan base: The pop icon is releasing songs from her new
album on a section of online game FarmVille before they can be
heard anywhere else.
The singer, known for her outrageous styles and hits such as
"Poker Face" and "Bad Romance," will allow singles from "Born
This Way" to be heard within a neighboring farm called
Players have to complete tasks to hear one new track per day
from May 17 to 19. The album is due to be released on May 23.
It's the first time game-maker Zynga has partnered with a
musician and the first time it is adding music to the game. About
46 million people worldwide play FarmVille every month.