Having been alerted byBrandon T. Luong from DMVStartUp about this post, by Bjoern Lasse Herrman, CEO of Compass and his view of the role of distribution had Altavoz full of grins after reading it.
The description of small companies coming together to battle the titans is the very model of Altavoz and it’s partners labor under every day. Helping the small companies battle the Majors is what Altavoz planned as it’s role and it’s funny years later to be one of the very companies that Lasse is describing.
Moreover; Altavoz, just so happens to call it Distribution as a Service #DaaS. And, what we’re offering as a DaaS.Company I believe can only happen because of the very presence of SaaS. As well, innovating like Altavoz has using, AaaS, PaaS, SaaS and other aaS’s to scale up and be competitive will become the norm.
Today! Altavoz has developed one of the largest independent network of online an physical stores every assembled and anyone can sign up for a DigitalDistributionDeal.com, PhysicalDistributionDeal.com or both with an online payment, simple uploading of the content and Altavoz and it’s partners take care of the rest. So staring with Independent artists, bands and labels getting seeking to get into thousands of online stores, tens of thousand of physical retailers and over one hundred thousand public libraries it’s never been easier for someone to say I’m Buying This(TM)
BTW if your reading this here’s a hint at some news – just for blog readers. Altavoz will have a very important announcement upcoming to communication our next phase of distribution expansion and it’s going to reach about 300 million homes -directly.
And, Altavoz and it’s artists are just getting started so please make sure that you let everyone know that IndieMusic is thriving and companies like Altavoz are here making a difference and it’s great to see some recognition from our community for it.
Pandora’s Harrison may soon be asking “Brother can you spare a trillion?”
Did Pandora’s legal eagle Chris Harrison create a trillion dollar hole in Pandora’s balance sheet?
Last month’s earnings report by Pandora was interesting in many ways. But the most interesting thing about it was what was not mentioned. The stunning omission of potential liabilities associated with Pandora’s refusal to pay royalties on pre-1972 sound recordings.
Under the leadership of Chris Harrison, Pandora’s legal team has adopted a bizarre interpretation of federal copyright law that in essence argues that pre-1972 sound recordings were not federalized. As a result Pandora is not paying royalties to performers on recordings made before 1972. This is potentially a significant amount of revenue for the money losing company. (Pandora trumpets Non-GAAP “profits”, or “Non Generally Accepted Accounting Principals” calculations of profit. Or as prefer here at the Trichordist “Unicorn Dollars”).