SOURCE: OurStage

May 21, 2007 13:00 ET Now Offers Music Downloads

Passes the Entire $0.99 Proceeds Through to Musicians Until Labor Day

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 21, 2007 --, the only 100% democratic online competition where the fans decide who's best in emerging music and film, introduced music downloads on Friday. Musicians, bands and solo artists are now able to sell their tunes to music-savvy fans for $0.99. From May 18th through Labor Day, September 3rd, 2007, the entire $0.99 purchase price will be paid to the artist.

"We are excited to let our artists sell their music on OurStage as yet another way to help them promote their work and launch their careers," says CEO Ben Campbell. "To help get the word out, we will pass through 100 percent of the revenue to the artists until Labor Day. After that we'll assess our costs and create a fair split with the artists."

Music is available in a MP3 format and is compatible with virtually all MP3 players, including iPods. The payments for all OurStage downloads will go through PayPal. Artists will be paid electronically via quarterly payments after proceeds reach $20.

With a variety of music channels, including pop, hip-hop, rock, country, alternative, acoustic, hard rock, experimental, jazz and blues, world and electronica, music fans can now enjoy the best in emerging musical talent on OurStage on the portable device of their choice. Look for the shopping carte button located next to the music track thumbnail for those songs now available for sale at

"Due to our unique ability to ensure that the best rises to the top, OurStage is already a fantastic gateway to new music," continues Campbell. "Adding the download feature -- and ensuring that it's compatible with all MP3 players -- is a natural progression for the site and a valuable addition for artists and fans alike."

About OurStage, Inc.

OurStage is the only purely democratic online competition where the fans decide who's the best in emerging music, film and video. The OurStage mission is to help talented artists achieve critical exposure by solving the greatest challenge on the Internet today: sorting quality content from the sea of mediocrity online. OurStage provides a neutral, trusted, game-free platform, in which the true judgment of the fans drives the best content to the top. Through its many partners, including Paste, CMJ, PLUG Awards, Slamdance, Relix, Gen Art, Noise Pop, Videomaker, IFFBoston, and many others, OurStage offers winning artists real opportunities to actually launch their careers.

"OurStage is addictive... I have a feeling this one is going to be a big deal." -- Eliot Van Buskirk,

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