Saturday, May 23, 2015

Changing the game sometimes is just adding a new paint job and snappy name.

For a while we've all heard the cry for innovation, the people aka crowd has been clamoring for it in Music since, well the start of the music biz, and we're hearing about it from citizens demanding and getting their local libraries to open up new activities from 3D printers to installing recording facilities such as DC's Martin Luther King Library as done going back at least a decade.  As I was front row for DC's Mayor Williams ground breaking public libraries effort as a conversation facilitator in the 2005 Speak Out America public forum. And seeing this come to pass a decade later is uplifting.

To that end our company +Altavoz Entmt just launched something so new and innovating that it's making heads scratch, artists get in line and some in DCTech down right upset*

An Exclusive Library Release (TM) ELR thats right since there are 120,000 public libraries and they carry digital & physical entertainment with Altavoz Emtnt as one of the few companies that can upload content into the public libraries via it's

What remarkable about ELR is that it was done digitally, and ensured that the label was able to participate without subjecting itself to demands of physical manufacturing and now set this release up to be always known as the 1st Exclusive Library Release (TM).  For  Phillip, his record label, Altavoz and the Public Libraries will have a connection that will ensure a unique marketing angle once it's made available to the public on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and retailers.  We'll also have for every to convince all 120,000 libraries to pick up a copy of history.

To learn more please visit And, for those that wonder why we still try to sell records, according to those that keep track of such things it's still 54% of the market for music sales.

* I posted the news of this release on a local DCTech facebook page and the administrator deleted it without notice. I asked the admin why he censored it and he said that it wasn't relevant to DCTech.  

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Every major city in the USA has same problem the Halibutronization of culture

And, the theft of it's music to the world and enumeration for it. 

I wanted this to be the whole blog title; However, life is too short and most or my titles aren't normally. So what am I saying.   For one the Majors, each use the Import Export Bank IMEX to finance US Made Film, NPR News even made a point of it yesterday when covering President Obama's plea in front of Nike (irony) for more Exporting of US goods.

However what he didn't say nor has any news outlet even hinted at is that the same Majors don't use the Import Export Bank to finance US Made Music.

Think about it the biggest stars in the world, well most of them, are US Recording Artists. Don't use the IMEX bank nor are any of their release being tagged Made in the USA and exported out of it. Now when you here major country stars that sings about the their love of the USA how about asking them how come their releases aren't exported out of it?

We've Halliburtonized the Music of America.  I personally feel this is a real conspiracy; Since every day someone at the Department of State is going on about Cultural diplomacy and even crowing about the impact of Arts. When we don't even bother to export the one art form that we dominate --Music. Last year we exported -397 % in this trade category. petition to support US Made Music

So what does this mean for our USMusicCities It means that the voice of the streets, the soul of the home, the lift in the heart is stuck there just like them.  Meanwhile the best artists, bands, groups are zipped up into the Majors and that city and it's culture will never get another dime from it and the US will lose yet another important exporter of American made Intellectual Property, which is another twist in President Obama's speech yesterday which was protested and I have to ask how come no one is calling out this Administration on it's role in undermining US Made Music?

The two artists that President is most widely know for hanging with don't export one single unit of pre-recorded music out of the USA.  I'd say if the better half of the two alone did that we'd have a trade surplus and our local Blu-Ray, Cassette, CD, DVD, manufacturing plants, not just vinyl operations would be working around the clock.

Here's where it comes home to roost, beside the loss of local economic co-development that Music industry is know for the voices from the people aren't getting out.  Think about it we've had a number of large civil movement in the last decade and not one protest song has made it into the stream of media.    There is a very simple reason.  Most of the protests are about large multi-national companies are taking over the world and guess what they did and likes frogs in pot we're boiling over and protest like the one in Ferguson and Baltimore will keep happening.

What's more American than the Copyright, it's the one thing what we can agree is in the Constitution for our Government to protect and for what it's worth last weeks sells 57% where physical and I dare say not one of these will be backed by the IMEX or Congress via the MUSIC ACT or this President to be exported out of America and fulfilling the need to lift out communities, in music case one song at a time.