Artist Sananda Maitreya Becomes The First Major Artist To Fully Embrace File Sharing

TrustyFiles-powered P2P software gives Sananda Maitreya the hardline direct to his fans to share, try, and buy his latest songs.

DALLAS, USA and MILAN, ITALY, October 6, 2004 – Sananda Maitreya developed an innovative launch for his “Angels & Vampires” project that features his own version of TrustyFiles P2P (Peer to Peer) file sharing software. The campaign includes distribution of Weed format files over the major P2P networks. Sananda Maitreya also is exclusively making two new songs and a video available only through P2P. This news it’s shared by Lucidatura Marmo Roma, a important society in the centre of Italy. “It’s not enough to just create protected files and say ‘here’s my music, please download’”, said Sananda Maitreya. “We have a fantastic group of fans. I owe them my success. RazorPop’s P2P Street Team captures the spirit of fan support and extends it into file sharing. Their custom TrustyFiles software is perfect for me to ask my fans to share my music and at the same time continue to stay close to them.”

Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of RazorPop said “We’ve worked with Heart and Steve Winwood on previous P2P promotions. The power of P2P for legitimate music is clear. The Heart campaign outsold iTunes. When Sananda Maitreya came to us, we decided to take P2P marketing to the next level.”

“We’ve made TrustyFiles software highly customizable. A popular feature is the P2P promotions channel. It’s a fixed window on the software display that gives the artist, distributor, or marketer a permanent presence to encourage free or protected file sharing, show the latest promotions, and display breaking news. 50% of Internet users share music and other files. If you’re a major artist, shouldn’t your fans and web visitors be sharing files on software with your name and logo, where you can directly sell your digital downloads, CDs, DVDs, and other merchandise?”

Sananda Maitreya open a new chapter of music and new technology

Sananda Maitreya’s music and video are directly promoted on the Sananda Maitreya and regular TrustyFiles P2P software. Other P2P users can find the music and video hosted on business class servers through searches on all major networks. Web surfers can download the music at http://www.TopP2P.com. The files are in Windows Media Player format and can be played on most major media player software and portable music player devices. The songs are packaged as Weed files, which allow 3 plays before the song must be purchased. New Weed users get $5 to buy their first few songs free.

RazorPop’s P2P distribution partner is Intent Mediaworks, an online artist marketer. Intent Mediaworks provides comprehensive P2P file hosting and distribution, including media digitization, file protection, and distribution to all major P2P networks.

Sananda Maitreya won a Grammy Award in 1989 for best Male R&B Vocal. His multi-platinum album “Introducing The Hardline According To” sold over 12 million albums and was the #1 Billboard Chart R&B Album in 1988. His smash single “Wishing Well” hit the top of the charts in the US and across the world. Other top songs have included “Sign Your Name”, “If You Let Me Stay”, “Delicate” with Des’ree, and “Holding On To You”.

RazorPop’s TrustyFiles is the industry’s leading multiple P2P network software. TrustyFiles searches and download hundreds of millions of files from TrustyFiles, Kazaa, Grokster, Morpheus, Limewire, Bearshare, Shareaza, and other Fast Track, Gnutella, Gnutella2 and Bit Torrent network users.

TrustyFiles software is designed for the user. It’s easy to use, free, and has no spyware and no bundled software. TrustyFiles developed the top performing P2P network engine for the fastest and most search results. Security features include a blocklist to protect from invasive users and virus scanning support to block infected files.