SOURCE: PassAlong Networks

November 13, 2006 07:00 ET

PassAlong Networks and Nettwerk Music Group Release Special Barenaked Ladies Version of OnTour®

OnTour-BNL Version Connects Barenaked Ladies With Concert-Going Fans

FRANKLIN, TN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 13, 2006 -- PassAlong Networks™, developer of digital media innovations, in conjunction with Nettwerk Music Group today announced a special version of OnTour® that allows the alternative rock band Barenaked Ladies to communicate directly with their concert-going fans.

OnTour is a service that matches fans' favorite artists with a concert database so fans "Never Miss a Concert Again!®" The OnTour Widget automatically searches the computer's music library and conveniently highlights relevant concerts coming to specified locations. This service provides an elegant way for fans to stay connected to their favorite artists using a simple and clean desktop interface.

The OnTour - Barenaked Ladies Edition enables Nettwerk and Barenaked Ladies management to send unique promotional offers and live concert mixes directly to users who download the special version. As of today, no special offers have been announced.

Mac™ and PC users can download the free OnTour - Barenaked Ladies Edition Widget from the Barenaked Ladies website (www.BNLmusic.com), from OnTour.net (www.OnTour.net/BNL) or directly from Apple (www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard).

"This is a succinct use of technology," said Brent Muhle, who leads digital initiatives for Nettwerk. "OnTour is an artist memento with a purpose; it allows the artist the ability to communicate directly with those looking for relevant concert information. The OnTour Widget is exactly the type of one-to-one communication tool that makes this an exciting time for any music fan."

"Nettwerk and PassAlong are equally committed to using technology innovations to better connect artists and fans," said Dave Jaworski, co-founder and CEO of PassAlong Networks. "It's great to have a visionary partner that is anxious to be on the leading edge with us."

Nettwerk Music Group also offers special versions of the OnTour Widget for their other artists. The special versions are now available at the websites of Jars of Clay, Leigh Nash, Guster, Anathallo and The Format.

OnTour services are available for Mac Widget users, Yahoo Widget users, Google Homepage users and on the Web at www.OnTour.net. Future releases of the OnTour service will include a Gadget for Windows Vista, an OnTour 3.0 Windows application, an OnTour 3.0 Mac application and an OnTour mobile application.

About Nettwerk Music Group

Nettwerk Music Group is Canada's leading privately owned record label and artist management company, responsible for managing some of North America's biggest artists such as Sarah McLachlan, Avril Lavigne and many others. Nettwerk has several offices located around the world including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Nashville and London. Its home office is in Vancouver, B.C.

About PassAlong Networks

PassAlong Networks is a developer of digital media innovations designed to enhance the connected consumer ecosystem. PassAlong's B2B2C technology engine provides four key services for the digital media marketplace: StoreBlocks™ offers a variety of store-building tools to enable clients to provide their end-consumers with a library of more than 2 million licensed songs and the powerful music referral system, Passing-and-Points™; freedomMP3™ provides interoperability for digital media files across multiple platforms and devices while promoting a balance of artist rights and media empowerment for both content creators and consumers; OnTour® connects fans to detailed, accurate and relevant concert notifications; and Speakerheart™ enables artists to seamlessly upload, promote and sell their digital music. Founded in 2002, PassAlong Networks is privately held and based in Franklin, Tenn. For more information, visit http://www.passalongnetworks.com.

OnTour, StoreBlocks, FreedomMP3, PassAlong, Passing-and-Points and Speakerheart are trademarks of PassAlong Networks. Mac and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.

Contact Information

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    Lindsay Cleveland
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    PassAlong Networks
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