SOURCE: PassAlong Networks

November 02, 2007 07:00 ET

PassAlong Networks Acquires Razor & Tie MP3 Catalog

Agreement Adds Popular Artists to StoreBlocks Music Library

FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwire - November 2, 2007) - Media distribution developer PassAlong Networks™ today announced an agreement with leading independent entertainment company Razor & Tie that allows PassAlong to incorporate Razor & Tie's entire MP3 music catalog, featuring artists like Angelique Kidjo, Kelly Sweet and Ryan Shaw, into PassAlong's StoreBlocks™ music library.

"We are excited to add Razor & Tie's MP3 catalog to our already extensive MP3 catalog of more than 2 million tracks," said Dave Jaworski, co-founder and CEO of PassAlong Networks. "Razor & Tie has a large catalog of artists that covers a very broad fan base, including adults and children, so there will be new content available for users of all ages."

Razor & Tie's record label includes artists like Grammy-nominated global superstar Angelique Kidjo (released in conjunction with Starbucks Entertainment), acclaimed singer/songwriter Dar Williams, metal dynamos All That Remains, rising stars Kelly Sweet and Ryan Shaw, as well as catalog albums from the gold-certified rockers Brand New. The children's music roster is well-established with projects such as the chart-topping, platinum-certified music video DVD from award-winning kids music star Laurie Berkner (also released in conjunction with Starbucks).

StoreBlocks is PassAlong's full-service music distribution platform and includes one of the industry's largest music catalogs of more than 3 million songs, including more than 2 million songs in MP3 format. StoreBlocks currently powers more than 130 stores including Trans World Entertainment's f.y.e. -- for your entertainment online music store, BreakthruRadio and Procter & Gamble's Julie's Jukebox, a digital music store on HomeMadeSimple.com.

About Razor & Tie Entertainment

New York-based Razor & Tie Entertainment is one of the fastest growing independent entertainment companies in the United States and is the parent company of Kidz Bop, LLC. Razor & Tie successfully sells audio and video products through traditional retail distribution, direct response television advertising and ecommerce-based websites. Founded by co-owners Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam, Razor & Tie is a vertically-integrated company that encompasses a record company with major label distribution, a home video company, a media buying company, a music publishing business, an experienced marketing, promotion and sales team, a direct marketing operation and a growing database of entertainment consumers.

About PassAlong Networks™

PassAlong Networks develops digital media innovations and services designed to enhance the Connected Consumer™ ecosystem while empowering artists and fans. PassAlong's core technologies include: media libraries, digital media store-building platforms and Web services through the StoreBlocks™ division; consumer-direct media displays, widgets and notification services through the OnTour® division; non-DRM protection technologies and media tracking through the FreedomMP3™ division; and independent artist self-publishing and promotion through its subsidiary Speakerheart.com. Key partners include Gracenote, Cinema Now and Digonex. Current initiatives include advertising premium incentive programs, ad-supported revenue models, variable-pricing programs, in-car music downloads, mobile devices, media place-shifting and device-shifting, digital video libraries and social networks. Founded in 2002, PassAlong Networks is privately held and based in Franklin, Tennessee. For more information, visit http://www.passalongnetworks.com.

OnTour, StoreBlocks, freedomMP3, PassAlong, Connected Consumer, Passing-and-Points and Speakerheart are trademarks of PassAlong Networks. All other brands are trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • PR Contacts:
    Lindsay Marlow
    PassAlong Networks
    B: 615.425.5864

    Skip Franklin
    PassAlong Networks
    B: 615.425.5999

    Jeff Fox
    The Blueshirt Group, for PassAlong Networks
    B: 415.828.8298