PassAlong Networks

April 13, 2007 07:00 ET

Trans World Entertainment Selects PassAlong Networks to Power f.y.e. Online Music Store

Includes 2 Million MP3 Tracks Available to Customers

FRANKLIN, TN--(CCNMatthews - April 13, 2007) - PassAlong Networks™, developer of digital media innovations and services, announced today that it will be powering Trans World Entertainment's (NASDAQ: TWMC) online download services for its f.y.e. online store.

PassAlong will provide the store with the industry's most complete digital catalog, including 2 million high-quality MP3 tracks from independent artists, as well as all four major-label catalogs, which will be offered in a DRM-protected format.

"Our goal is to provide our valued customers with interoperability and convenience," said Jim Litwak, President and COO of Trans World Entertainment. "Offering PassAlong's entire catalog, including 2 million MP3s in our f.y.e online store, is another step in that direction."

StoreBlocks™, PassAlong's fourth-generation digital media services engine, offers Trans World customers several features including enhanced search, new releases, bestsellers, customer-built music showcases, the Passing-and-Points™ incentive program and legal music sharing through IM and email.

"We are excited to add Trans World to our growing network of partners," said PassAlong CEO Dave Jaworski. "We look forward to providing f.y.e. customers with our continually enhanced features and services."

About Trans World Entertainment

Trans World Entertainment is a leading specialty retailer of music, video and video games and related products. The Company operates nearly 1,000 retail stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico under various brands. The Company is in the process of consolidating the majority of its stores (Coconuts Music and Movies, Strawberries Music, Wherehouse, Sam Goody and Spec's) under the name f.y.e. for your entertainment. The Company also operates over 130 video only stores primarily under the Suncoast brand and on the web at,,, and

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, including raw MP3 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. All other brands are trademarks of their respective owners.

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