In a recent TD Ameritrade Ticker Tape article titled “Streaming Company Wars: What to Add to Your Investing Watchlist” the author analyzes the many choices investors have when investing in streaming companies and how the competition is heating up.
The long time leaders in streaming include Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), Hulu (NYSE: DIS), and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) Prime Video. They control a large market segment and have become the benchmark for streaming services.
However, there are many well established companies that are quickly entering the streaming space, including; Disney (NYSE: DIS), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Comcast, AT&T (NYSE: T), and HBO Max.
One of the main differences between all of these companies is content, and some of the newer entrants into the market have very large existing catalogs of films and TV shows, many of which have never been available for streaming. A great representation of this is Disney.
The main things they all have in common is that they are typically cheaper than cable and often provide many more choices for consumers.
Here is one company heavily involved in the streaming sector that should be on your watchlist….
(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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