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News Posts
News posts are how we deliver news to you on the main page of the website. Each one is broken up into a variety of pieces. The image above should help you deceiver the key components of each news item. In a real news post we will always try to provide relevant links (distinguished by being underlined) to the band's AP profile, homepage, myspace page, or purevolume page. We also will sometimes link dates (to coordinate with our release date calendar and give you fast access to marking the date for reminder via email), album reviews, or recent interviews.

By clicking on either the "news title" or the "replies" link - you will be brought to each news post's "permalink" page. On this page there are a variety of options. You can comment on the news item, find other news related to the news item, view other news posts from the same author, and subscribe to the news post.

Featured Bands
Our featured band spots can be found on the top right and left hand side of the main page (and look like the image included to the right). These spots are picked by our editorial staff on a semi-weekly basis. Usually they are picked to highlight an upcoming release that is highly recommended.

By clicking on the image or any of the buttons below the image, you will be taken to the artist's AP.net profile. From there you can check out music from the band, leave your comments on the band's wall, read reviews, interviews, the band biography, find tour dates, buy music, etc. This is our most "obvious" way of helping you discover new music each and every week.

Our ABSOLUTExclusives module runs on the side of the page. This is where the latest exclusives we have running can be seen. You can also view the exclusives page for a listing of all of our current and past exclusive offerings. For more information on our ABSOLUTExclusive program and how to go about setting up one for your band or label, please visit this page.

Required Reading
The "Required Reading" module can be found on the left hand side of the main page. It contains a variety of useful information and links to further your enjoyment of the website. We'll break it down by section.

The contests section includes links to all of our currently active contests. Clicking on one of the links will take you to the contest page where you can sign up to win free stuff. It's completely free (you just need to be a registered member) to sign up for any and all of our contests. Clicking the link at the bottom which reads, "view all contests" will take you to our contest page. From here you can view all of our current and past contests as well as sign up and check past winners. For information on setting up a contest for your band or label, go here.

Sponsored Tours
Our featured tour section highlights tours that AP.net is currently sponsoring. We recommend you click on the links for each tour to check out songs by the bands, look at the tour dates, and gather other information about the show. For information on getting your tour sponsored by us, go here.

Charitible Organizations
The charitable organizations section is where we house links to our very own "Absolute Non-Profit" program; as well as other charities we support. We feel that it is important to give back, and we encourage everyone (no matter what age) to check out these links.

Absolute Extras
This brings us to the absolute extras section. Here is where you'll find quick links to a variety of useful parts of AP.net. You can quickly submit news, invite your friends, check out all of our banners and flyers to help spread the word about the website, and have quick access to see what CDs have recently been sent to the AP.net mailbox. We also include links to our last.fm group and myspace pages - both of which we encourage you to sign up for and add us as friends.

Interactive Drama
The interactive drama module can be found on the right hand side of the main page, down toward the bottom. Here you will find a random poll rotating from our poll forum. You can vote and then (if you're a registered member) comment on the poll. If you're a registered member you can also create your own poll.

Other Modules
The other modules on the home page contain links to the latest blog entries, forum topics, album reviews, and interviews. You will also find a navigation bar on the bottom of the news page that allows you to view archived news, search news topics, etc.

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