In a recent Investor Place article titled “3 Streaming Stocks to Buys for 2021 and Beyond” the writer says the following three streaming stocks won in 2020 and will keep on winning.
The three stocks mention are Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), Disney (NYSE: DIS), and Spotify (NYSE: SPOT).
Netflix is the original streaming platform that was boosted during the pandemic, it added almost 10 million subscribers in the most recent quarter, almost 33% higher than analysts’ expectations. The total user base of Netflix is now over 25.9 million. It has the advantage of being the first in its industry and retains a healthy lead.
Disney was at first known for its theme parks and movies, but as soon as the pandemic hit Disney+ streaming service got a huge bump. Disney+ now claims an estimated 60.5 million paid subscribers worldwide, with its stock up over 65% from the lows of March.
Last but not least is Spotify with over 299 million active users, which is a 29% increase from 2019. Spotify is one of the original music streaming companies, and has very strong growth potential as this app can be used on smartphones. There are an estimated 3 billion smartphones worldwide.
Here is one company in the streaming space that the article failed to mention…..
(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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