SOURCE: PassAlong Networks

January 16, 2008 11:24 ET

Sheila E. Partners With Speakerheart to Promote "Waters of Life"

Contest Winner Will Receive a New iPod® Mobile Digital Device

FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwire - January 16, 2008) - Speakerheart™, an online platform for independent artists and bands to upload, promote and sell their own music, has partnered with Sheila E. and her new group C.O.E.D. (Chronicles of Every Diva) to promote their first single, "Waters of Life."

To kick off the new year C.O.E.D. and Speakerheart are co-sponsoring a contest for C.O.E.D.'s debut single "Waters of Life," which is available for download exclusively at Sign up at between now and February 12, 2008, to be eligible to win. The grand prize is an 80 gigabyte iPod video player with second and third place winners receiving signed Sheila E. Player's Series Congas. No purchase is necessary to win.

"With Speakerheart, we were able to get our storefront up and running quickly, complete with e-mail marketing support," said famed percussionist Sheila E. "Running the promotion and selling our music with Speakerheart has been a great experience."

In her lifetime Sheila E. has taken on the role of writer, philanthropist, producer and much more. Most noted for her tours with Prince, Sheila E. has also performed and collaborated with world renowned artists, appeared on several award shows and was the first female bandleader on late night television.

In 2006 Sheila E. formed the all-girl group C.O.E.D., commissioning Rhonda Smith on bass, Kat Dyson on guitar and Cassandra O'Neal on keyboards. Individually, they have toured with such greats as Stevie Wonder, Yolanda Adams, Justin Timberlake, Macy Gray and Seal. C.O.E.D. launched its career with a successful tour through Europe and Japan in early 2007.

About Speakerheart

Speakerheart is a music community built by artists, for artists. At artists can upload their own albums and tracks, set prices and sell it all side-by-side in custom storefronts. Artists can easily manage their online presence across the entire Web through the unified service. Speakerheart's headquarters are in Nashville, Tenn.

About PassAlong Networks

PassAlong Networks works to empower artists and fans by enhancing the Connected Consumer™ ecosystem. PassAlong's suite of services includes StoreBlocks™, OnTour®, freedomMP3™ and subsidiary Speakerheart™; 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

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

Contact Information

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