First artist-created internet service provider
David Bowie
United States
The first musician-created internet service provider is BowieNet (USA, launched by David Bowie (UK) and Ultrastar Internet Services on 1 September 1998. BowieNet began as a high-speed Internet service across North America and then the world, offering each user a fully customisable home page, a email address, news groups, chat rooms, online shareware, and multi-player gaming. In addition for music fans there are previously unreleased audio tracks, videos and photos available. The service also gives each user 5 MB of space with encouragement to create their own web pages.