Digi-cards will be capable of being distributed in more than 20,000 retail outlets around the United States by April of 2008, a Vital Digital LLC spokesman said today. The manufacturer of the secure content delivery system via a credit-card-like product said that most of their Digi-cards (Digimusicards, Digimoviecards, etc.) will have one of the best distribution channels via a renowned Calling Card distribution company which was not disclosed due to the ongoing contract negotiations, however Gerardo Alton-Ortega CEO of Vital Digital was quoted as saying "It′s a done deal, we have the product, they have the means and it is the last piece of our turn-key efforts to deliver the most advanced secure content delivery system to our clients". Vital Digital LLC executives are also expected to travel to China and Europe to close distribution deals using Digi-cards technology later this year.
Sony BMG announced it will launch a series of digital album cards for 37 of their Artists on January 15th of 2008. The cards, based on the retail point-of-sale to full album secure download system, created by Digimusicard will be distributed in more than 4,500 retail outlets making them the first major label using this technology. Universal and Warner are expected to join later this year. "This is a victory for our technology. Having a giant like Sony BMG embracing this system gives us the credibility and vindication that these cards are the next step in music distribution" commented Gerardo Alton-Ortega CEO of Vital Digital LLC, parent company of Digimusicard."Our product is no longer an independent experiment but the next global e-file distribution system".
Digi-cards will be impossible to replicate now that they will be encrypted using the most advanced Magstripe Card security system created by Magtek (www.magtek.com) . All Digi-cards will be programmed using Magneprint technology (http://www.magneprint.com) making them the most secure and impossible to replicate cards in the world. Also, Digi-cards will be fully compatible with all Magtek readers including the new consumer friendly magstripe readers to be released in early 2008 in their portable and computer accessory format. ?It is like Sony Electronics meets the CD creators in 1983, but only now, for the future of media distribution? said Gerardo Alton- Ortega (CEO) of Vital Digital LLC parent company of Digi-cards.com and its worldwide patents.
The new Digimuscard system of music distribution and sales has been approved by IFPI (International Federation of Phonographic Industry) and RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). Even though Vital Digital LLC, the parent company of Digimusicard, does not need to become a member of any of the organizations, it will keep them informed and report on production and sales of its product. Digimusicard was created as a new method of music distribution, which makes it almost impossible to duplicate and therefore aids in the fight of music piracy worldwide. Digimusicards are the next "CDs" and we expect to grow in the upcoming years as a "newest option of music distribution" worldwide.
Gerardo Alton-Ortega, founder and inventor of Digi-cards, has started talks with some trans-national recording labels and soon Digimusicards will be available to all Artists signed with major labels. "Some major labels have approched us, and talks have been very fluent and we expect to have new releases of albums by major recording Artists before the end of the year. Labels have noted the savings in manufacturing and shipping our product gives to music distribution and it was only a matter of time" Alton-Ortega said. Digimusicards have become independent Artists way to go for their music and album distribution, because of their convenient size, costs, and the information and demographic information they generate and receive from their music buyers.
Vital Digital LLC. parent company of Digimusicard has entered an agreement to manufacture the Digi-players (readers) of all Digi-card products with Fametech Inc., a Taiwanese manufacturer of magstripe readers. The Digi-players should be available to the public at the end of 2007 ranging in price from $29 to $69 USD. Digi-cards can still be used and downloaded manually by following the instructions in the back of each card.
All Artists using Digimusicards will be admitted to be eligible for Grammy nomination as per the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Digital Download rules and regulations. Any Artist that uses Digimusicards instead of CD′s for distribution will be now eligible to participate. Digimusicard is now one of the most innovative and convenient point-of-sale music distribution system in the world.
It was announced today that the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Members (NARAS) will get a 10% discount off the regular order price, provided their membership is active. "Digimusicards were created as another option of music and video distribution for Artists, musicians and recording labels. Who best to recieve this benefit than the member of Recording Academy" said Gerardo Alton Ortega, CEO/Chairman. "We hope for a long-lasting relationship between the Academy and our company and we will work hard to benefit all of its members". The benefits will vary depending on quantities, but member savings start at $70 off a single order of Digimusicards.
The largest independent music distributor will carry Digimusicards, according to Vital Digital,LLC EO/Chairman Gerardo Alton-Ortega. "We are giving artists another venue for music distribution, so that Artists, musicians and recording labels can still sell full length albums with a lower cost of manufacturing & shipping. The integrated advantages of our system, along with CD Baby as a distributor, will allow Artists the ability to reach everyone and expand their opportunity for making music". Digimusicard.com has started selling to independent Artists this April after months of beta testing. Some recording labels will start offering Digimusicards to their Artists this summer. Vital Digital is the parent company and worldwide patent holder of Digimusicard and other (Video, books, tv,movies, etc.) retail-to-digital download systems. Vital Digital,LLC plans to go public at the end of 2007.
It was announced today that the Digimusicard music downloads are fully compatable with the newly released iPhone by Apple. This makes Digimusicard music compatible with all mobile phones capable of playing Mp3′s. That capability gives it the possibility to be played in more than 70 million cellular phones around the world.