All new Physical Distribution Deals and DigitalPhysicalDistributionDeal.com, outside of MODM, requires a 16-week signup to street date rule. Our experience of putting out 145 releases, mostly vinyl since 2011, and data have shown us that Fans and BuyingThis(TM) activities happen over a steady 16-week progression. While there are exceptions to the rules, Altavoz has seen the difference the full 112 days provides to our supplier partners and skipping any of the battle tested week by week plan over 16 weeks leaves room for miss oportunities and mistakes. Please contact your CityMusicDeal Ambassador or Altavoz Sales rep for questions.
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.”
Altavoz has submitted a challenge to the Random Hacks of Kindness DC #RHoKDC community to hack the public Blockchain for Entertainment. Up till now while valiant efforts have been made to figure out how to address getting particularly music onto the Blockchain; And, while genuine efforts they’re addressing the wrong end of the barball, artists or retailers are in the thousands distributors offering digital physical global distribution are about a dozen and Altavoz is one of them and we’ve got an Altavozcoin(.com) that will work from inside the music biz, the creators and the public too.
AltavozEntmt will start to use Pair Keys with our CryptoCurrency -the AltavozCoin (http://altavozcoin.com/) to help usher in this new age of information technology. As Facebook recently posted on it’s Developer page. “The amount of traffic from Facebook to Internet – we call it “machine to user” traffic – is large and ever increasing, as more people connect and as we create new products and services.”
It is clear that the amount and quality of data is outstripping the current processor and data structures ability to keep a handle on it and Altavoz believes that it will take more than a thumb in the data/dike to make a difference . Thus starting to integrate Key Pairs will be a step forward to keeping track of IP enabling the ability compensate the creators and assigned rights holders from conception to potential decades of it online in one form or another.
Altavoz is now offering the flexibility to pay for DaaS over time. PayPal Credit helps you give you options on how your BuyingThis(TM) Service from Altavoz. Paypal is easy for you to apply for: Simply select the PayPal Credit option when signing up for Digital Distribution Deal or Physical Distribution Deal with PayPal, enter your information, accept the terms, and get a decision in seconds. That’s it.
Since we already know that so many of our artists bands and labels already prefer to pay for services with Paypay.com why not make it easier.
Songs of Phillip Carter is being released as an Exclusive Library Release (TM), ELR, is the first release of a musical recording exclusively via the Public Library system. Instead of getting it first online or at a store people will have to visit their local library to hear this new music from renowned gospel musician Phillip Carter.
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
Please visit ExclusiveLibraryRelease.com to find about more about this new innovation in distribution and how Public Libraries are viewed in the Entertainment ecosystem.
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 .
So the upcoming Music Business Association confab is coming May 5th -8th in Los Angels, CA. and Altavoz is ready for our part hosting a Panel on CryptoCurrency and Alternative Payments on Wednesday, May 7th at 5pm. Please click here to see the list of scheduled speakers and general conference information. See you in LA.
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
Music Executive Bobby Ekizian joined Altavoz as GM to manage its day-today operations. Ekizian comes with a wealth of experience, having spent two decades in senior management positions at Alliance Entertainment. See the full press release here.
Bobby left Altavoz employment on Feb 2nd 2015; Please refer any open or unfinished business that you may have had with him in his role as GM of Altavoz to AltavozDistro@gmail.com or call 800-229-3764 anytime.
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
Starting at 10am on Saturday, February 23, be one of the first 120 fans to purchase Dawn Richard’s new CD, Goldenheart, at the Lakeforest Mall f.y.e. store and you’ll receive a wristband that gains you access to the autograph signing at 2pm!Ask an f.y.e. employee for details!
Follow these twitter feeds for live updates and instore pictures.
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 newcreative 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!