SOURCE: PassAlong Networks

November 30, 2006 10:37 ET

PassAlong Networks' OnTour Wins Award at Billboard DEMMX Conference

OnTour-Barenaked Ladies Special Edition Wins Best Use of Technology Award

FRANKLIN, TN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 30, 2006 -- PassAlong Networks'™ OnTour®-Barenaked Ladies Special Edition won the "Best Use of Technology by an Artist" award at the 3rd Annual Billboard Digital Entertainment Conference and Awards, which honors the leaders in digital entertainment.

"We're excited about winning this award," said Ed Robertson, lead vocalist of Barenaked Ladies. "We'd like to thank Nettwerk and PassAlong for helping us push the boundaries of the digital world."

"Our OnTour-BNL Widget puts us on the bleeding edge of technology," added Tyler Stewart, Barenaked Ladies drummer. "And while we don't always know where that will take us, we like being there!"

The "Best Use of Technology by an Artist" award is given to the band or individual artist who best utilizes digital technologies in connection with the promotion and/or distribution of music and/or music-related events, such as the use of software, websites, email, games, etc.

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 highlights relevant concerts coming to specified locations. The OnTour-Barenaked Ladies Edition enables Barenaked Ladies management to send unique promotional offers and live concert mixes directly to users who download the special version. This special version was the result of a joint effort with Nettwerk Music Group and Barenaked Ladies management.

"This award is a major achievement and milestone for our company," said Dave Jaworski, co-founder and CEO of PassAlong Networks. "It's encouraging to have OnTour recognized as a leading innovation in the digital media realm and it affirms our commitment to developing quality services in all sectors of our company."

About PassAlong Networks

PassAlong Networks is a developer of digital media innovations and services 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

OnTour, StoreBlocks, FreedomMP3, PassAlong, Connected Consumer, Passing-and-Points and Speakerheart are trademarks of PassAlong Networks.

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