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.
The new music distribution system is now 100% compatible with all mp3 players. Great news during the 2007 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) displaying the capability of uploading music from Digimusicards into Apple iPods, making them fully compatible with the popular players. Gerardo Alton-Ortega (CEO) said "People that buy music albums via Digimusicard (Retail) will be able to enjoy their music in anycomputer and/or any portable mp3 player including Apple′s iPod". This successful test has expanded the "distribution reach" to iPod′s "60% of the worldwide portable players" market. All of the music downloads by Digimusicards are now compatible with 100% of the players sold worldwide (an estimated 165 million). Digimusicards are now compatable with the following Apple products: iPod schuffle (512MB/1GB) iPod nano (1/2/4GB) iPod mini (4/6GB) iPod (5/10/20/30/40/60GB)
It was also announced that testing will continue with future mp3 player releases and digital media portable products, including a digimusicard player for Home and Auto.
Founder and Inventor of Digimusicard and other digital divisions retains the Coral Gables, Florida law offices of Brito & Young for all capital raising and investor relations. Incorporation of the company and formation of the board of directors begins.
Argentinian web design firm Ciberiada is contracted for all web design, system development and maintenance for all Digimusicard and sub-divisions. Gerardo Alton-Ortega starts development of a more secure download system, including anti-piracy, and counterfeit add-ons with the help of Ciberiada and card manufacturers.
The second set of 500 cards, now known as "Digimusicards" are distributed as promotional product during the Red carpet of the Latin Billboard Awards in Miami. No glitches were reported and its called a "successful" test. These cards are developed to download a "full music album" and not "credits to download individual tracks" as stated in the worldwide patents filed earlier this year.