Bobby Ekizian, Nelson Jacobsen and Doug Humphrey after picture from AltPayments and CryptoCurrency panel during #MusicBiz2014 about the developing technologies in alternative payments like Doug’s JetcoResearch and Bobby & Nelson’s alt & crypto-currency experience provided the baseline for this well attended panel covering the nuts and bolts and what it means to the music business.. The panel was originally scheduled to go from 5 – 6 pm lasted till 630pm and the hotel staff needing to close the room at 7 finally drove us out. Now, that might have something to do with Obama’s visit to the same hotel that night forcing attendee of the convention to stay put since coming and going was a major pain in the arse or a genuine thirst for knowledge about this subject from the attendees. All the more it’s was well received by the industry veterans and the bitcoin and crypto currency entrepreneurs that commented during the Q & A period and the event lasting for 2 hours.
Altavoz wants to give praise and thanks to Nicole Hennessey at MusicBiz.org and all the staff and a special shout out to Doug for flying into what the people in LA where calling #ObamaJam and delivering like a #DCTech Star.
MusicBiz.org Flicker page has more pictures.
In what can be called the opportunity of fate, good timing and some extra work Altavoz
is please to announce:
We’ve been chosen by a team of MBA’s from the University of Maryland, Smith Business School to be the test study case for their class Designing and Implementing Digital Strategies for Businesses. Specifically, they proposed that the MBA’s in conjunction with Altavoz would develop and analyze an online sponsored search campaign.
Who’s going to say no to a group of MBA’s coming into your business helping you to understand aspects like Adwords and Analytics, plus spending their own funds to drive customers to your Business. It’s a total Win Win. “CEO, Nelson Jacobsen
With Altavoz’s strong interesting already in Google Analytic and Data Science projects like BuyingThis(TM) Fan Heat Map and of course CryptoMusicData this is going to be something that has a longterm impact on ours and other businesses.
As always’ we’ll do some blog updates about the project as it develops and possibly one on why WordPress strips out the Microdata of posts like this one.
It is with a mixture of sadness and pride that Altavoz announces its co-founder and president, Jessamyn Sarmiento, will be leaving the company that she helped to restart in 2011. Jess is taking on the role of Director of Public Affairs at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as a political appointee in the Obama Administration. We know from the foundation that Jess helped to build at Altavoz that the artists, communities, partners, and staff of the NEA will greatly benefit from her council and wisdom.
From the Altavoz staff and our labels, bands, and artists – Thanks for everything, Jess!!!!