Facebook Leads Big Tech in Pandemic-era Investment Push

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In a recent PitchBook article titled “Facebook Leads Big Tech in Pandemic-era Investment Push” the writer details the multiple acquisitions that are being made by the major tech companies.

The first 6 weeks of Q2 2020 has seen Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) spend more than $7.5 billion dollars in acquisitions of start-ups and small cap companies.  This is the most money spent since Microsoft acquired GitHub in Q4 of 2018 for $7.5 billion.

The writer states that the investments and acquisitions underscore the relative good fortunes of big tech in the Coronavirus age.  According to the article Uber (NYSE: UBER) has plans to acquire GrubHub (NYSE: GRUB).

One thing that most of the above companies have in common is that they cater in some specific way to the stay-at-home economy, from e-commerce to food delivery.

Another company that is heavily focused on the stay-at-home economy and could become an acquisition target is…..

(OTC PINK: SNWR)

Independent musicians total 12 million, and make up the fastest growing sector in the music industry.  Without the backing of a record label, they often struggle to promote and get their music distributed to the public. 

Sanwire Corporation, (OTC Pink: SNWR) through its wholly owned subsidiary, Intercept Music (www.interceptmusic.com), provides independent musicians a platform to distribute and promote their music utilizing a software as a service (SAAS) model. Intercept has a product line that engages artists early in their career, and then stays with them as they grow.

For only $5.95 per month, 12 million independent artists can now distribute for both streaming and downloads, to hundreds of digital retailers worldwide, including Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) iTunes and Apple Music, Spotify (NYSE: SPOT), Amazon Music (NASDAQ: AMZN), Pandora (NASDAQ: SIRI), and Google Music (NASDAQ: GOOG).

This is done in conjunction with Universal Music Group’s (NASDAQ: UMGP) wholly owned subsidiary, Ingrooves. 

To augment the music distribution network, Intercept’s online platform allows musicians, for $49.95 per month to launch and execute promotion campaigns to maximize reach and audience growth through all of the major social media outlets including; Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), Instagram, Twitter (NASDAQ: TWTR), Tik Tok, and Google’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) YouTube.  

Intercept’s online platform was designed as a DIY service with everything an artist would need on a single platform.  However, musicians may elect to use, if invited by the company, the Intercept PLUS label services program once they have at least 10,000 fans and meet other minimums.  For this Intercept is generating fees in the form of a percentage of sales.  

SNWR’s revenues are generated from multiple sources including subscription fees, revenue/profit sharing fees from merchandise, music distribution, and advertising, playlist curation, and targeted marketing campaigns.The company just announced that they expanded their physical distribution network to include  Amazon International (NASDAQ: AMZN), Target.com (NYSE: TGT), Walmart (NYSE: WMT) BarnesAndNoble.com (NYSE: BKS), and Tower Japan.

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