SOURCE: Baeble Music

August 22, 2007 13:03 ET

Baeble Music and ManiaTV Announce the Launch of "Backstage Pass"

The Exciting New Internet TV Program to Feature Performances and Interviews With Hot Musical Acts and Emerging Artists Such as Ben Kweller, Blonde Redhead, Mando Diao, The Veils and More

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 22, 2007) - Today Baeble Media LLC and ManiaTV announce a programming partnership that will deliver original music content to millions via ManiaTV.com. The two innovative companies struck a deal to produce a new 15 part TV series "Backstage Pass" as a way to highlight the best of New York City's underground music scene. Episodes will be aired exclusively everyday at 9 PM EDT with a new show broadcast each week.

For more information on the show: http://splash.maniatv.com/backstagepass/.

Backstage Pass highlights the worlds most talked about emerging acts by filming their concerts at authentic music venues around the US and takes the viewer behind the scenes of the live music experience. The show will feature live performances and interviews from featured acts including interviews with those in attendance. Bands currently slated to perform for the show include: Ben Kweller, Blonde Redhead, Mando Diao, and The Veils.

"We believe Backstage Pass is the ideal show for a cutting edge Internet TV broadcaster like ManiaTV.com," said Baeble Music CEO Rory Maher. "We launched Baeble Music in November 2006 with the goal of exposing music fans to exciting new acts that we believe are currently underserved by mainstream media. We are eager to present these acts to ManiaTV's audience and to capture the excitement of seeing them perform at an authentic live concert."

"Live music has been the number one programming genre requested by our audience in the past 6 months. We are delighted to fulfill that need through our new partnership with Baeble Music," said Stefan Goldby, Head of Music Programming. "Baeble's focus on emerging artists performing live at New York City's best underground venues is perfectly in tune with ManiaTV's goal of bringing our viewers the best in new music experiences."

Baeble Music develops quality branded entertainment, offering professionally produced concert programs for purchase, download, as well as free viewing in flash on its site. Baeble features fully licensed, proprietary programming that enables those from outside the nation's largest markets to experience the thriving emerging music scene. Currently, Baeble music features a growing collection of 70+ concerts filmed on locations in the hottest music venues in New York, Los Angeles, and Austin. These high-quality shows selected by Baeble's staff feature some of the country's best up-and-coming acts, from indie-rock groups to heavy metal, Americana, experimental, and pop bands. Users can visit the Baeble Music site and preview each show in free streaming format. They can also purchase the entire show as a DVD or high-resolution Windows Media download.

Baeble Music was founded by Rory Maher, founder of the successful NYC nightclub Rothko, and David Moffly, former Chief Executive and Chairman of Creatas/Dynamic Graphics Group. The two entrepreneurs share the goal of creating high-quality entertainment by promotion and showcasing the nation's best up-and-coming acts.

ManiaTV is the world's first and today's largest internet TV network. With interactive shows lead by celebrities Tom Green and Dave Navarro and 14 additional celebrity-driven, premium programs, ManiaTV is defining TV 2.0 by delivering new content created for a new medium. ManiaTV has compiled a long list of blue chip advertisers using innovative product integration and has teamed up with top notch partners to bring unique and compelling content to millions in the 13-34 year old demographic each month. To watch a video about ManiaTV go to http://www.maniatvbuzz.com/sales/NetworkReel.wmv.

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