Passalong Networks

  1. Business Briefs: Live Nation-Ticketmaster, Passalong, WMG

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The proposed Live Nation-Ticketmaster merger was sharply criticized in a report by the American Antitrust Institute, a not-for-profit advocacy group. The report was written by a retiree of the Federal Trade Commission. An excerpt: "If the ...

  2. Digital Briefs: PassAlong, Yangaroo, 'Body By Jake'

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST - PassAlong Networks named Ray Gary as its first president. Gary formerly was president and managing director of Koch Ventures. He will report to CES Dave Jaworski and will be based in the company's Franklin, Tenn., headquarters. - Yangaroo, ...

  3. PassAlong Networks Closing $30 Million Funding Round

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Digital music service provider PassAlong Networks is in the process of closing a $30 million funding round this month, according to VentureWire. It has raised $40 million, so far, from venture capital and individual investors. The Nashville-based ...

  4. RoyaltyShare Adds Digital Firms

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Digital royalty solution provider RoyaltyShare is expanding its Content Management Service to include seven new digital services: AmieStreet.com, Hot Topic/ ShockHound.com, PassAlong Networks, Puretracks and SpiralFrog. Record label customers and ...

  5. EMI Christian Music, PassAlong Team For Service

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI Christian Music Group has teamed with PassAlong Networks on the launch of a new digital music service focused on Christian music, called ChristianDigitalStore.com. The store also features content from Warner Music Group's Word Entertainme ...

  6. FireFly Mobile Targets Tweens

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST FireFly Mobile, a pay-as-you-go mobile service for the tween set, is prepping a mobile music service. The company is looking to offer more than 2 million "age appropriate" tracks for its 8-12-year-old target market. It tapped PassAlong N ...

  7. The Orchard, PassAlong Boost Offerings

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Several independent labels and artists are finding their way online in new ways thanks to a pair of deals from The Orchard and PassAlong Networks. The Orchard added digital distribution deals with Reader's Digest Music, MC Records and Giganti ...

  8. PassAlong Spins Off Speakerheart

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PassAlong Networks has spun off digital media service Speakerheart as its own company. The service aims to provide a independent artists an online platform to upload and sell music own their own. Participating artists can create their own track sa ...

  9. PassAlong Links With CinemaNow, Offers Videos

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PassAlong Networks is now offering videos to its digital music catalog, through an agreement with CinemaNow. Under the deal, PassAlong-powered digital music services can include the more than 7,000 movies and music videos in the CinemaNow catalog. ...

  10. EMI Inks New DRM-Free Deal

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The EMI DRM-free train continues to roll, with PassAlong Networks becoming the latest digital music service to license the premium download offer. The deal enables all services using PassAlong's technology to offer the full EMI catalog at a h ...

  11. Download Service Tailored To Car Stereos

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PassAlong Networks has teamed with MP3Car.com and Gracenote to bring to market a service that will give music fans the ability to download music directly to their car stereos. MP3Car.com manufacturers the StreetDeck in-car navigation and entertain ...

  12. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: It was a small story that passed virtually unnoticed this week, but you have to give props PassAlong Networks for its new freedomMP3 platform . To be sure, it's not perfect-limiting tracks to 20 transfers might sound great to labels ...

  13. PassAlong Offers New DRM Option

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PassAlong Networks has introduced a new DRM option for its record label partners that tries to provide an element of control over the otherwise unprotected MP3 format. The company's freedomMP3 platform allows the sale of interoperable MP3 tra ...

  14. Trans World To Launch Digital Service

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Another brick-and-mortar music retailer is entering the digital music space, this time Trans World Entertainment. The company has tapped PassAlong Networks to operate its online store, called fye.com. The service will feature DRM-free MP3 files wi ...

  15. Point-Based Music Service Launches

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Another digital music service has entered the game, with NT Media launching an a la cart music download offering. The company has quietly struck deals with all the major record labels, as well as the larger independent digital music aggregators su ...

  16. Nettwerk Tests Variable Pricing

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nettwerk Music Group has begun testing a variable pricing model for digital downloads in partnership with Passalong Networks and Digonex Technologies. All music that Nettwerk has the rights to sell in unprotected MP3 format will be available for s ...

  17. PassAlong Removes DRM

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST PassAlong Networks next month will offer its entire catalog of independent music in open MP3 format, removing the Windows digital rights management protection that the catalog had previously used. PassAlong is a digital music service that allows m ...

  18. Barenaked Ladies Suit Up For OnTour Initiative

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST PassAlong Networks, a developer of digital media innovations based in Franklin, Tenn, in conjunction with Vancouver-based Nettwerk Music Group have launched a special version of its OnTour software th PassAlong Networks, a developer of digital med ...

  19. DDEX Establishes First Digital Data Standards

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Group formed to develop customs. Digital Data Exchange (DDEX) has established its first four standards to facilitate efficient information sharing among companies involved with digital music. DDEX was launched in May to develop voluntary data exch ...

  20. Digital Rights Management (DRM) News And Analysis

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K.'s ERA Throws Support Behind MP3 Britain's Entertainment Retailers Assn. has entered into the debate on DRM-free music. Nov 21, 2007 - Billboard.Biz - By Lars Brandle UCJ Strips DRM For Online Trial Universal Music Classics & Jaz ...

  21. 'Nashville Star' Launches Download Service

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Offers a 'points' program and discounts to users. USA Network has tapped PassAlong Networks to power a digital download service for its American Idol-like country music television series Nashville Star. The service, which went live March ...

  22. Musicland Launches Digital Store

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Songs available for a la carte purchase. Musicland Group introduced an online digital music download store called GrazeMusic.com. Powered by PassAlong Networks, the store sells songs a la carte for 99 cents each. There is no subscription element t ...

  23. IODA On Board With PassAlong

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alliance represents more than 750 labels. The latest supporter of PassAlong Networks is the Internet Online Distribution Alliance (IODA), which has agreed to make its catalog available to any digital music service using the p2pRevolution software ...

  24. P2Ps Unveil Authorized Services

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New models encourage legal file trading. Peer-to-peer network providers Wurld Media and PassAlong Networks unveiled updates to their digital music services, both of which have been authorized by the music industry. The services feature a user-comp ...