FRANKLIN, TN (Hypebot) — Music distribution developer PassAlong Networks is spinning off Speakerheart, an online platform for independent artists and bands to upload and sell own music, as its own company.
Speakerheart is a Rich Internet Application built using Adobe Flex that enables artists to upload music, create track samples, set prices and sell it in custom storefronts. Artists can access sales reports and receive payments via PayPal. Artists also have access to promotional tools called Shelves, which can be pasted onto Facebook, Friendster and MySpace pages plus artist blogs and fan sites.
Speakerheart is in a closed beta period while it signs up artists for its platform. Participating artists range from new, emerging acts to well-established performers.