Marc Cary Sells Tracks Directly to His Fans at Mperia.com

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Marc Cary, winner of the First Annual 2000 Billboard/BET "Best New Jazz Artist Award," has just released much of his music independently through Mperia, an innovative new music site that enables Marc to maintain control of rights and distribution as well as keep a vast majority of his profits. His music can be found at http://www.mperia.com/artists/Marc_Cary

Marc Cary, winner of the First Annual 2000 Billboard/BET "Best New Jazz Artist Award," is acclaimed as one of the most inventive and unique keyboardists on the scene today. Marc has just released much of his music independently through Mperia, an innovative new music site that enables Marc to maintain control of rights and distribution as well as keep a vast majority of his profits.

Mperia is allowing artists like Marc Cary to be experimental and innovative with their music by drastically lowering the cost to release and sell it. Cary relishes in the freedom to grow and change within his core musical identity: As Marc says, "I'm not moving away from tradition - I'm expanding." While Marc has released a series of well wrought acoustic trio CD's on the Enja, Arabesque, Jazzateria and Flavateria labels, he can now easily and cheaply release experimental and live tracks that otherwise had no distribution channel.

Mperia, at http://www.mperia.com, is a site built for independent music that is enabling artists to release and set their own price for their music. By combining social networking features with musical content, Mperia provides fans a way to discover new music through their network rather then relying on best seller lists that don't represent their musical interests. Fans can be reminded of Marc's upcoming gigs on June 15th and June 16th with Stefon Harris and Blackout by signing up through Mperia.

Mixing the influences of African folk melodies, Brazilian and Caribbean grooves with American jazz, funk and go-go rhythms, Marc’s music is redefining the boundaries of jazz. Over the years Marc has contributed his innovative artistry touring and recording with many jazz greats including Betty Carter, Roy Hargrove, Abbey Lincoln and Stefon Harris. His music can be found at http://www.mperia.com/artists/Marc_Cary.

About Mperia

Mperia is a service of BitPass, Inc. of Palo Alto, California. BitPass provides a micropayment system for online content and services, including music, comics, film, photography and database access. Founded in 2002, the company is privately funded by Garage Technology Ventures, Cardinal Venture Capital and Amicus Capital. Contact BitPass at 650-354-1961 or http://www.bitpass.com/.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Rachel Gravengaard, 650-354-1861

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