Altavoz Entertainment Offers Expertise in CryptCurrency Potential for Music Biz

By: Nelson Jacobsen
CENTURY CITY, Calif. - May 7, 2014 - PRLog -- Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Altavoz Entertainment Offers Expertise in CryptCurrency Potential for Music Biz

May 7, 5:00pm, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA -- Altavoz Entertainment is leading a panel on alt-payments and CryptoCurrency at the Music Business Association annual conference in Los Angeles on May 7 at 5:00 p.m. PST. Altavoz’s panel will be led by entertainment executive and Altavoz CEO Nelson Jacobsen who will be joined by tech entrepreneur and Jetco Research President Doug Humphrey. The panel will provide a deep examination into the mechanics, scope and potential role of alternative payments and micro currency in the entertainment sector.

The Music Biz conference brings together representatives from all facets of the music industry – including retailers, record labels, artists, managers, startups, and more – to discuss key issues such as licensing and royalty payments, proper metadata standards, launching a music startup, and more. A variety of experts, including Jacobsen and Humphrey, are set to address and mingle with attendees throughout the three-day event at educational sessions, presentations, and networking opportunities.


About Jetco Research

Jetco Research, founded in April 2013, develops back-end and front-end technology that supports cost-effective micropayments over multiple networks. The Company has built an alpha-level micropayments system with a front-end tip jar that allows content providers to leave virtual tip jars on their sites, asking for donations from users who appreciate their material. The system can also be used to collect money for many other purposes, including charity and digital goods. With this initial product, Jetco has developed a way through which micropayments are treated as “soft” payments and settlement does not have to occur immediately or at all, allowing the network to operate much more economically than a standard transaction processing system. This flagship product is currently in Alpha testing and will progress to Beta Testing early next year.

Doug Humphrey is a visionary who sees the potential of technology, he founded DIGEX, one of the first web hosting companies in the world. He has had numerous ventures and is well known in the Washington DC venture and startup communities. Past companies he has founded include the aforementioned Digex , CORE Location LLC, SkyCache/Cidera, Coloco, and others. When not starting a company he serves as an Entrepreneur In Residence at the University of Maryland, Smith School of Business School and often consults with and assists other entrepreneurs.

About Altavoz Entertainment

Altavoz is an independent, full-‐service entertainment distributor offering a wide range of physical and digital distribution, marketing and payment solutions. Altavoz ensures artists and producers have access to a uniquearray of traditional and out-‐of-the-‐box distribution channels and are creatively promoted so they can build their presence, make their mark, and earn a living – all with a social conscience via our Help Earth Foundation ( )

Nelson Jacobsen purchased Altavoz in 1995 and is the chief architect and guru who guides and grows the company. His work in bringing together entertainers and the NGO community to support causes led Nelson to launch the Help Earth Foundation (HEP), which is the majority shareholder in Altavoz. A self-proclaimed “socialpreneur,” Nelson brings his extensive music business and digital strategy experience, weathered wisdom, excellent creative judgment, and confidence to help manage this entertainment distribution company.

About The Music Biz Association

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is a non-profit membership organization that advances and promotes music commerce — a community committed to the full spectrum of monetization models in the industry. We provide common ground by offering thought leadership, resources and unparalleled networking opportunities, all geared to the specific needs of our membership. Today, we put our collective experience to work across the entire range of delivery models: physical, digital, mobile, and more. From content to consumption, Music Biz and its members are committed to building the future of music commerce — together.

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Tags:Alt-payments, Cryptocurrency, Altavoz Entertainment, Jetco Research, MusicBiz2014
Industry:Entertainment, Music
Location:Century City - California - United States
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