News Burst: First Internet band to secure record deal

Nottingham-based hip-hop band Smokers Blend 3000 has reason to be thankful for the Internet Thursday as they become the first UK band to be signed via the Web.

Smokers Blend 3000 put their music on Web site -- an online music library formed to champion unsigned talent -- in September. One month later and they have signed a deal with record label One Step.

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