Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) June 7, 2006
GoDigital, the Santa Monica based digital content distributor and record label announced today a groundbreaking partnership with Shared Media Licensing (SML), creators of the popular ‘Weed’ media file format.
The partnership breaks new ground in cooperation between a label representing major contemporary artists and companies operating in the peer to peer space. The relationship involves seeding all major peer to peer networks with Weed files from rap mogul Master P and lil’ Romeo, the youngest artist to ever have a #1 billboard hit. The effort includes “Gutta Time” a track from Master P off his forthcoming album “America’s Most Luved Bad Guy” (that is currently in digital pre-release) that will exclusively be available on P2P networks through Weed. The initial seeding also includes Romeo’s latest single and video, “Can’t Shine Like Me” off of his current digital only release “Lottery” and his upcoming compact disc “God’s Gift.”
Weed is a digital rights management technology developed by Shared Media Licensing (SML) based on the Windows Media file format (.wma or wmv.). When users download a Weed enabled file they may listen to the full track up to three times prior to being prompted to purchase the track. “Purchasing is incredibly easy,” says John Beezer, President of SML. “It takes about 15 seconds to setup a Weedshare account. You create a new username and password and we deposit $5 in your account to start so no credit card is initially required. Thereafter each time you call up a Weed file on a P2P network, or a friend sends you one over IM, you just enter your username and password and the file becomes unlocked and available for burning to a CD or listening on a portable player.”
Jason Peterson, founder and president of the GoDigital group of companies adds, “our intent with this partnership is to introduce Master P and Romeo Weed files into all of the peer to peer networks, including BitTorrent, eDonkey, Gnutella, Limewire, Kazaa and Morpheus, with the goal of creating a new link in the value chain for recorded music.” Jason continues, “the Weed format is exceptional for two reasons. First, it can be sent from one person to the next via any available method, be it P2P, Skype, IM, email etc, and the recipient has the chance to purchase the file should they want to own it. Second, there is an MLM component that pays the sender and the sender’s sender up to 35% of the purchase price! Everybody wins up to three generations back. If we as a record community monetize one percent of transactions on peer to peer networks it would be equivalent to a whole new iTunes.”
Look for more groundbreaking developments from the SML-GoDigital partnership and new hip hop from Master P in the coming weeks and months as the content roll-out continues and more strategic partners are announced.
GoDigital Music Group
Jason @ godigitalrecords.com
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