Altavoz Entertainment, Inc. (OTCPK:AVOZ) has filed its S1 with the SEC and we’re now in a Quiet Period. Which is defined by federal securities laws do not define the term “quiet period,” which is also referred to as the “waiting period.” However, a quiet period extends from the time a company files a registration statement with the SEC until SEC staff declare the registration statement “effective.” During that period, the federal securities laws limit what information a company and related parties can release to the public. The failure to comply with these restrictions generally is referred to as “gun-jumping.”
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This is really taking Keith Richards “The public library is the great equalizer” idea and going the next step. By rewarding the library with exclusive content and library users and music fans the chance for hear new music for free. To learn more please visit a special website that has been setup for this innovative way to make Libraries
Jessamyn Sarmiento & Nelson Jacobsen nominated as finalist in InTheCapital #FifiyonFire competition in the Advocacy and Government category. “Needless to say surprised to be nominated along with 1500 others to make it down to 150 finalists is a real thrill and we owe it all to great staff and interns”. NRJ .
Read more on our blog.
We’ll post updates here and a link to schedule a meeting with Key Altavoz staff during the conference.
Currently we have an open call for interested parties in the Alt-payments and Crypo-currency to sit in on the panel
I know that in 2013 that most of the people reading this will have assumed that every single store that sells music has relocated to the internetwork and boarded up their physical locations. However! we take great pleasure in saying that it just ain’t so. Altavoz a, Montgomery County based business has been for the last two years building up a presence distributing entertainment products espcially in the physical retail marketplace; And, we are now getting a chance to bring one of our biggest recording stars to the area for an old fashion in person CD signing.
Now in true Altavoz fashion we’re not just inviting Dawn’s fans to this event we’er asking members of Montgomery County Counsel and Office of Economic Development, as well as Maryland officials to come by and see for themselves the power of music. Since this is our industry we already know why we’re involved and it seems that we’re not alone in thinking that music is more then a service that appears in the background of daily life for FREE. Just look at what the City of Seattle and King County, WA. have recently embarked upon. ” A new plan to raise awareness of the economic impact of music, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce announced its plan last night at the Triple Door to propel Seattle’s music community and industry to the forefront of a rapidly expanding creative economy.” www.bit.ly/seattlemusicpro
Why did Seattle do this. Well it might be the 2.2 billion dollars in revenue that Music brings in or the 20 thousand jobs, or the fact that recorded music is a market that the USA developed and it’s part of our culture and fabric, Who’ knows what really got them interested, and who cares. We’re just happy that someone in GOV has a clue as to the impact on USMADEMUSIC in their community and around the world and we look forward to seeing what our local Gov can and will do going forward.
Here’s the detail of the FYE instore
Saturday Feb 23rd 2013
f.y.e. Lakeforest Mall –
701 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg, MD
Felix Oberholzer-Gee of Harvard Business School and Koleman Strumpf of UNC Chapel Hill (now at the University of Kansas) once claimed in a 2004 paper that file-sharing did not have a measurable effect on recorded music sales. Since then though, they have reversed their claims in their 2010 paper, stating now for a fact that, yes, illegal downloading may undercut sales. From their most recent paper (page 16), “The majority of studies find that file sharing reduces sales, with estimated displacement rates ranging 3.5% for movies (Rob and Waldfogel, 2007) to rates as high as 30% for music (Zentner, 2006).” With the emergence of Peer to Peer (P2P) sharing, music is more accessible than ever to be downloaded for free (read: illegally).
Oberholzer-Gee and Strumpf used SoundScan figures to explain the increase in new music works. In 2000, 35,516 albums were released. Seven years later, 79,695 albums (including 25,159 digital albums) were published (Nielsen SoundScan, 2008).
Since 2000, the number of recordings produced has more than doubled, they later concluded. This makes it difficult to argue that weaker copyright protection has had a negative impact on artists incentives to be creative.
It would be interesting to hear their thoughts on the drop in new musical creative works. After steadily rising for years, the number of new releases in 2009 dropped to 98,000 from 105,000 in 2008. While works have been released, actual new creative works have declined. Originality from artists have been diminishing year to year. For example, this figure includes re-releases, new compilations of existing songs, and new digital-only versions of catalog albums. Does that mean artists had less incentive to create in 2009? Or they may want to look at the other side of music copyright and consider what file-sharing has done to songwriters and the number of new compositions being written each year.
The researchers admitted that artists today have an incentive to spend more time touring as a result of lower recorded music revenues. More time spent touring means more time between albums because there is less incentive to create new works rather than perform. However, for new artists who want to break into the market, lower barriers to entry should provide ample reason to create in the hopes of someday having the luxury of deciding between touring or more frequent recordings.
More compelling, when data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on the number of people employed under the category of “musical groups and artists” is compared with music sales, a strong correlation is evident. (see chart below). Selling music is an important motivator to creating music, and that the decline in sales has correlated with fewer people making a living in music.
These unfortunate statistics demonstrate that illegal downloading undermines the entire chain of creating and investing in music. So more and more artists slowly grow into new careers because of the lack of availability and prospective riches that come from becoming a musician.
So please support your favorite artists, both local and worldwide, by buying their music. Otherwise they may only tour and never release new music!
Love music? Have a garage or basement full of old vinyl records, but have already pretty much converted them digitally? Well, don’t just throw them out. Make sure you can put your old collection to good use, while still holding on to the beautiful art sleeves they came in. Here are five creative ways to recycle old vinyl records. Just make sure you don’t ruin a rare LP…
From cereal bowls to fruit bowls, melting down a vinyl can offer ample opportunity for holding whatever your heart desires. It’s quite simple and can be a boost as a decorative piece to any room. To learn how to do this, check out this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-KVx5U5NRA I would so eat my cheerio’s out of this thing, seriously. Honey nut of course.
Tell time fashionably in your own home by using the record as the face. You can leave it as is, paint a new design on it, or cut it out into a whole thing. Be as creative as you want. Don’t let time be a factor in your decisions…ignore that terrible line please.
3. Table Top
Whether it be next your bed or next to your favorite recliner, everyone needs a place to put their drink or phone down. Why not use some old vinyl’s and be able to see some of your favorite artists support some of your favorite things?
4. Wall Art
Like with the other options, the vinyls can be cut, molded, and…folded? well not really because they would snap, but the other two are very true. With the ability to be manipulated in so many ways, why not create something that can hang on your wall that both shows off your creative ability and fantastic music tastes?
What to do with all those business cards, letters, and bills? Well, you throw the bills out because if it’s important, they’ll send another. But the others you gotta know where they are. Why not make your old record into a cool cardholder? It’s simple and provides a nice piece that livens up a room by itself.
These are only a couple of ideas of how to get the most out of your older investments. Just make sure the records you choose are not rare or something you can sacrifice for a new creative item. If you want to see what else you can make, click here, here, here, aaaaannnnndddddd here