SOURCE: F3 Technologies, Inc.

F3 Technologies, Inc.

February 16, 2011 09:15 ET

FargoTube.com Affiliates With Australian Booking Agency

Online Music Platform Adds Gig Launch to Its Ecosystem for DIY Entertainers

ALPHARETTA, GA--(Marketwire - February 16, 2011) - F3 Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FTCH) announced today that its innovative FargoTube™ social-networking platform for monetizing music and videos is affiliating with Gig Launch, a social network that connects independent musicians and music venues.

Gig Launch is an Australia-based online booking agency that helps independent artists find and connect with promoters to get them involved in the global music scene. The new partnership with Gig Launch connects FargoTube with the more than 50,000 musical acts that have signed up for Gig Launch since its establishment in April 2010.

"Gig Launch's partnership with FargoTube boosts artists' chances of success on several fronts," Gig Launch CEO Jillian Jake said. "Now you can play at that festival, sell band merchandise or your latest CD, and network with the music world -- all within our online community. We're working together to make your life better."

Through the partnership, independent artists using Gig Launch now have a direct and easy means to create direct-to-fan websites, sell their music and videos, and distribute them worldwide via FargoTube partner Ditto Music. The Gig Launch partnership also assists FargoTube in substantially expanding our library of digital entertainment content and giving artists new services to help promote and grow their music business.

The Gig Launch partnership is one of several that expand FargoTube's reach into other corners of the online music business.

"FargoTube is creating a digital ecosystem where independent artists and labels can thrive both creatively and profitably," F3 Chief Operating Officer Paul Campbell said. "Our partnerships speed artists' and labels' entrance into global music distribution through online music stores such as iTunes, help them license their music to film-production, television and gaming companies, and provide bands with an online venue for selling recordings of live performances. Now, in partnership with Gig Launch, we're helping musicians gain live exposure by promoting their music via live shows, events and contests."

FargoTube is a unique direct-to-fan platform that combines social networking and sales of entertainment media, an exciting digital marketplace in place of faceless transactions in an online store. The interactive set-up empowers them to sell their creations while facilitating direct contact with and among fans and gives them direct control over sales and reliable data about fans' buying habits.

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. Moreover, artists can encourage their fans to share rich digital content -- concert footage and live recordings, for example -- with each other, either free of charge or while sharing revenue with the artists.

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, allowing 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; and Interactive Defense System™, for police and other municipal departments.

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  • For more information, contact:
    Paul Campbell
    chief operating officer
    (770) 521-8930