SOURCE: F3 Technologies, Inc.

F3 Technologies, Inc.

June 22, 2011 09:15 ET

Exec to Introduce FargoTube at Urban Music Conference

F3 Technologies VP Baron 'B-Rock' Agee Is Music & Media Panelist

ALPHARETTA, GA--(Marketwire - Jun 22, 2011) - The innovative FargoTube™ music and entertainment platform is front and center at the 8th annual Southeast Urban Music Conference this week as an F3 Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FTCH) executive discusses the co-evolution of urban music and digital media.

Vice President of Music and Media Affairs Baron "B-Rock" Agee will discuss music, film, social media and mobile applications as a member of the "Music Digital Evolution" panel Wednesday afternoon. A variety of panels, exhibits and networking events began Tuesday morning and will stretch into the wee hours of Friday morning.

Agee and long-time collaborator Kwan Straughn joined F3 last month to expand its presence in urban entertainment. Agee, a member of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, has six Top 10 records to his credit as an artist and producer. He has been an executive with Miami-based Pound 4 Pound Records and Atlanta-based Tony Mercedes Records. In 2002, Straughn founded Gud Felaz Records, which became a launch pad for many successful musicians. He also hosted Black Hollywood TV, launched in 2008.

"I've seen a lot of changes in how music is distributed and in how people listen to it, and I see FargoTube as a major step in that evolution," Agee said. "A lot of executives that I've been working with for many, many years are going to be there. It's exciting for me to let them know about F3 Technologies, the FargoTube platform and why I believe FargoTube will help artists change the viewing and buying behavior of the fans."

The conference is expected to draw at least 1,500 entertainment executives, attorneys, producers and musicians to Atlanta, including multi-platinum producer Kevin "Khao" Cates, Radio One Marketing Director Lori Hall, and rhythm-and-blues artists Final Draft.

As the home of "Dirty South" rap, Atlanta has moved to the forefront of urban music in the last decade with superstar acts including Usher and Ludacris -- for whom Agee has produced -- and OutKast.

"B-Rock's role in this week's conference is our first big splash into urban music," F3 Chief Operating Officer Paul Campbell said. "Needless to say, we're thrilled at the prospect of expanding in that genre as quickly as we've done in country music. B-Rock definitely has the contacts and the know-how to make that happen, and FargoTube has the functionality to help urban musicians expand their fan bases and revenue bases."

FargoTube gives independent artists a unique opportunity to profit directly from their creative works in the setting of a social network. Musicians, filmmakers, remote instructors and other artists can upload their content free of charge and then make it available on a per-view, per-media file and/or subscription basis, setting prices and receiving 70 percent of the resulting revenue.

FargoTube empowers artists to sell their creations while facilitating direct contact with and among fans, thus replacing the faceless sale of digital files with an exciting new interactive digital marketplace experience.

ABOUT FARGOTUBE

FargoTube (www.fargotube.com) is an online distribution and social-networking platform that's free to musicians, record labels, filmmakers and other content owners and allows them to upload their music and videos, build a fan site, sell merchandise and connect with their fans through a central service.

ABOUT F3 TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (www.f3technologies.com)

F3 Technologies is a software innovator that creates specialized social networks for groups ranging from homeowners associations to music fans. Its products include Interaction Community Systems™, an online tool for homeowners associations and other member groups; Interactive Defense System™, for police and other municipal departments; and Website Tournament, a transparent and competitive marketplace for site design.

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