SOURCE: PassAlong Networks

October 31, 2007 07:00 ET

PassAlong Networks Bolsters MP3 Catalog With Content From Sub Pop, Epitaph, Saddle Creek and Downtown Records

30,000 Indie Label MP3 Tracks Added

FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwire - October 31, 2007) - Media distribution developer PassAlong Networks™ today announced the addition of 30,000 MP3 tracks to its digital music catalog from leading independent labels including Sub Pop, Epitaph, Saddle Creek and Downtown Records. The new content, provided by the labels' U.S. distributor, Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), will be available on all online music stores powered by PassAlong's StoreBlocks™ technology, including Trans World's f.y.e. - for your entertainment online store, joining PassAlong's MP3 catalog of more than 2 million tracks and total catalog of more than 3 million tracks.

"PassAlong Networks recognizes that consumers want the quality experience offered by MP3s," said Dave Jaworski, co-founder and CEO of PassAlong Networks. "We are thrilled that we will now include these impressive labels and artists in our extensive MP3 catalog. We are fully committed to the MP3 movement and plan to increase our MP3 offerings as more labels open their catalogs."

"Expanding the availability of our labels' content through PassAlong's open platform illustrates a commitment to offer our partners the digital sales and marketing opportunities that meet the demands of their audience," said Mitch Wolk, Executive Vice President, ADA. "We have the privilege of serving some of the industry's most renowned independent labels and with partners like PassAlong, we are able to bring ADA's leading physical distribution capabilities into the digital world."

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 BreakthruRadio and Procter & Gamble's Julie's Jukebox, a digital music store on HomeMadeSimple.com.

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

    Amanda Collins
    For ADA
    B: 212.275.2213