The Rebirth of Allied Artists
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Over the years, Allied Artists has produced and distributed thousands of films. Though it originally dealt with early talkies, soundtracks, and cartoons, the corporation is now involved in motion picture production and television for various studios, remaining active in musical and television productions, as well as music videos.
The company’s history is a long and varied one. It became a household name during the dawn of motion pictures when Allied Artists RECORDS was originally the soundtrack division of Allied Artists. In record time, it became one of the first companies in Hollywood to produce motion picture soundtracks, releasing hundreds of soundtracks throughout the years, with numerous recording artists in worldwide release.
In its evolution, Allied Artists has branched out into several divisions, yet all its endeavors have always underscored the value, talent, and creativity of the individual performing artist and/or musical group. This year, the Board of Directors, guided by its Chairman, has vowed to move Allied Artists into the millennium by taking full advantage of technology and all its advances. In keeping with its tradition of conducting business in the entertainment field from the perspective of the performing artist, the corporation’s officers have vowed to expand our open door policy through technology.
An Introduction to Allied Artists International, Inc.
The History of Allied Artists
Allied Artists International, Inc.’s Mission
An Introduction to
Allied Artists International, Inc.
An Introduction to
Allied Artists International, Inc.
Recorded music has become a $40 billion a year industry, and continued growth patterns are a certainty. In the United States alone, 99% of Americans are exposed to AM/FM radios. Pre-recorded music sales in the United States have an annual dollar value in excess of $13 billion, while the new DVD industry boasts shipments of $8.25 billion worldwide. ALLIED ARTISTS RECORDS stands as an independent boutique label ready to service niche markets. ALLIED ARTISTS RECORDS has the potential for unparalleled success in an evolving industry of crossover music and burgeoning foreign sales. For music, the biggest growth in retail sales is found in Brazil, Eastern Europe, South Africa, Hong Kong, and Japan. Meanwhile, the entertainment market in Latin America is booming. Latin music sales worldwide are increasing exponentially to an estimated $1 to $2 billion this year. ALLIED ARTISTS RECORDS is prepared to inundate that market and cater to the needs of Hispanic Americans for Spanish language or Latin flavor entertainment.
Likewise, involvement in the film industry can be equally advantageous. Of course, the ALLIED ARTISTS and MONOGRAM PICTURES names have a long history in the motion picture arena. Star-studded, larger budget action films are normally "popular" by virtue of their star power alone, but not always profitable. Therefore, it is necessary to craft an intelligent crossover merchandising plan, while capitalizing on post-market revenue and non-box office sources, in order to ensure profitability. Statistics show 82% of film revenues now come from non-box office sources and peripheral income such as video and theme merchandising. Moderate budget films are also showing tremendous profit and are fast becoming the preferred studio project. With VCRs and DVDs now in an estimated 85% of American households, it is no wonder that video cassette and DVD rentals and purchases last year reached $20 billion. ALLIED ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL, INC. has all these avenues covered. ALLIED ARTISTS PICTURES is destined to re-establish itself as the industry force it once was!
There is a synergy between record distribution and film production that today is both timely and profitable. ALLIED ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL, INC. and its subsidiaries have the ability to exploit DVD and CD movie soundtracks for more gross revenue. Also on track for use as an auxiliary promotional, sales and marketing tool is our multi-task Internet website where users can hear music, view music videos and pre-order both music from our catalog and corresponding merchandise. Internet promotion creates efficiencies and eliminates wasted time. Technological innovation will be the future's competitive differentiator, and given that, ALLIED ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL, INC. promises to re-establish itself in the forefront of the industry.
The History of
The history of Allied Artists is long and varied. The Allied Artists name has long been identified with quality, yet cost effective recorded music and motion pictures. It became a household name during the dawn of motion pictures when ALLIED ARTISTS RECORDS was originally the soundtrack division of ALLIED ARTISTS. Born shortly after the demise of silent pictures,ALLIED became one of the first companies in Hollywood to produce motion picture soundtracks for global commercial release, distributing hundreds of soundtracks throughout the years, with numerous recording artists in worldwide circulation.
Over the years, ALLIED ARTISTS has produced and distributed hundreds of films. Though it originally dealt with early talkies, soundtracks, and cartoons, the corporation is now involved in motion picture production and television for various studios, remaining active in musical and television productions, as well as music videos. During the “Star Wars” era of mega budget motion pictures, ALLIED’s quality, yet low budget business model just couldn’t compete. ALLIED therefore built its record company with a string of successes by such artists as Renegade and Exodus. The ALLIED name was resurrected by its present management team in 1999 with the development of a website, acquisition of the Monogram Pictures logo and initiation of steps to found a modern entertainment company.
Allied Artists International, Inc.’s
Our mission is to entertain the masses. Although ALLIED'S origins are in motion pictures, the Company has concentrated on music - recording artists, compilations and motion picture soundtracks. We are an entertainment business which can produce both big budget and small budget feature films, home videos, music, music videos, and theme merchandising. Our keys to success center around securing the following resources:
ALLIED ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL, INC. prides itself on cost-effectively creating quality products with an eye toward innovation. The Company's plans for a strong, fiscally sound future embrace the tenets of all successful businesses; technical excellence, financial security, business savvy, and moral and ethical responsibility. Keeping these in mind, we set forth the following goals:
1. Acquisition of name talent and artists, and securing viable scripts and music:
Using our many resources and strategic alliances, we will continue to aggressively seek out name artists, quality music, scripts and film projects.
2. Production of product:
We will utilize all the resources available to us and to our subsidiaries to produce quality product, both in the music and film industries, in a timely and responsible manner.
3. Bringing product to market:
We will utilize all the resources available to us and to our subsidiaries to introduce our product to the public market, both in the music and film industries, in a timely and fiscally responsible manner.
4. Marketing product:
Our goal here is to build brand identity and brand awareness for the ALLIED ARTISTS name, while responsibly promoting and marketing our product. Utilizing sound marketing campaigns, tie-in promotions, tours, endorsements, sponsorships, print, radio and television media exploitation and any other necessary tools we have available to effectively publicize our product.
5. Internet promotion:
We believe the dramatic growth of the Internet is indicative of a burgeoning promotional resource. We are currently exploiting our website as an auxiliary marketing and sales tool in order to promote pre-orders and merchandising in both the music and film industries. Presently, our website (which can be viewed at the URL's listed below) is enjoying well over a million visitors annually. Obviously, visibility is the key to promotion, and any mechanism reaching more than a million people per year is an effective tool.
Allied Artists International’s
Recording Artist Stable
One of the biggest reggae stars to emerge in the '80s, Eek-a-Mouse (born in Kingston as Ripton Joseph Hylton) has no trouble maintaining a high profile. Not only is he six-foot-six, his distinctive voice is hard to miss: he sings with a nasal twang (like a higher-pitched version of Michael Rose), but punctuates his vocals with all sorts of syllabic thrusts, like reggae's answer to scat. He works primarily with Roots Radics, a popular Jamaican session band that's played behind Gregory Isaacs and countless others.
Sweetwater, the L. A. based band, came on the scene in 1968 with their first album for Warner/ Reprise, “Sweetwater”; making the Billboard charts.They toured with and/ or shared the bill with every major act of the time, including: Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, Cream, the Grateful Dead, Big Brother & The Holding Co. w/ Janis Joplin, C S N & Y, the Who, Frank Zappa, Jefferson Airplane, Chicago, Chuck Berry, Spirit, the Allman Bros., E.L.P., Joe Cocker, War, Linda Rondstadt, Santana, Joan Baez, Beach Boys, Steve Miller, Chambers Bros., and many others. The group performed on all major network television shows (Red Skelton, Steve Allen, Playboy After Dark, Hollywood Palace, American Bandstand, Etc.), and at all major national rock venues and pop festivals of the time including WOODSTOCK, where they were the first band to play. In 1995, following an invitation to play at WOODSTOCK II, the surviving members reunited. With founding members Alex Del Zoppo on keyboards, Fred Herrera on bass, and Nancy Nevins on lead vocals and guitar, Sweetwater now includes a strong drummer, Mike Williams, and an exciting lead guitarist, Joe Bruley, - - an instrument the group never had. Recent response to their new music and live performances has been overwhelming.
As a musical group, the talented, young artists known as Renegade have enjoyed uncommon success. With worldwide sales of more than 30 million units, Renegade found their fan following to be loyal and rabid. Collectively, Kenny Marquez, Luis Cardenas, Tony De La Rosa and Danny David Flores have carved their own significant niche in the music industry. As one of the first Latin rockers to hit the music scene, the members of Renegade faced their share of adversity and closed doors. The four first met in school, singing in choir. A CBS Records development deal led to the band being snapped up byAllied Artists. Their youth and ability to create killer vocals and music was soon apparent as executives at Allied mapped out a strategy for the group. The first release, "Rock 'N Roll Crazy!" proved to be a career maker. 33 million units and several US and world tours later, Renegade was rolling. Drummer and one of the four lead singers, Luis Cardenas received a Grammy nomination for his video "Runaway" and a hit single from his "Animal Instinct" album, "Hungry for your Love." Having honed their chops for the last few years, keeping busy as in-demand studio musicians, these "Renegades" yearned to once again take the stage with their no excuses, take no prisoners attitude. The resurgence of the Allied label afforded Kenny, Luis, Tony and Danny the luxury of rehearsing in a new studio, working on the dozens of tracks and tunes the band has prepared for the new project. The return of Renegade is upon us.
Luis Cardenas became a drummer at the age of four. He has never looked back. The kid who made a name for himself as the heartbeat behind the multi-million selling rockers Renegade, is back and ready to roll. In seventh grade Cardenas had his first "official" band. After a few incarnations, that band evolved and became Renegade. High School gigs turned into four track recording sessions in their high school gym. With the help ofAllied Artists records the band set out to tackle the infamous Sunset Strip. As record sales and crowds grew with the release of "Renegade II - On the Run," "Nuns on Wheels" and "Renegade Live," Cardenas' drum set followed suit. So little by little it grew and eventually became, according to the Guinness Book of Records, ‘THE LARGEST DRUM SET IN THE WORLD.' A solo LP, "Animal Instinct" spawned the hit singles, “Runaway” and "Hungry For Your Love," the former picking up a Grammy nomination and becoming the most added video in history. Clearly, success comes in many forms for this vocalist/percussionist. With such diverse career highlights as performing with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Iron Butterfly, multi-million albums sold and a Guinness Book World Record, these days Cardenas is looking forward to the reformation of Renegade on the resurgent Allied artist records.
The Allied Artist International, Inc.
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Allied Artist’s International, Inc.
ALLIED ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL, INC. and all its subsidiaries will acquire, develop and distribute commercially viable entertainment for the global market place. As an offspring of the venerable ALLIED ARTISTS company formed between the era of silent films and the emergence of the talkies, we have a colorful and varied past that serves as inspiration for the future. ALLIED ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL, INC. will take its place among its multi-media competitors and will emerge successful.
ALLIED ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL, INC. consists of six subsidiaries, ALLIED ARTISTS MUSIC GROUP (records, publishing, soundtracks, distribution, etc.); ALLIED ARTISTS PICTURES; ALLIED ARTISTS FILMS (film distribution arm); MONOGRAM PICTURES; ALLIED ARTISTS BROADCASTING; and ALLIED ARTISTS ON-LINE. The parent corporation is administered by a Board of 8 Directors. The corporate structure is as follows:
Chief Financial Officer, Entertainment Group
President of Allied Artists International, Inc
A & R / Artists Relations, Allied Artists Music Group
Vice President, Chief Technical Officer
Greg Hammond brings his 20 years of technical expertise in software and web design with Arco Products Company, A Division of Atlantic Richfield Co., to ALLIED where, in addition to designing the ALLIED web site, Hammond has developed ALLIED ‘S proprietary CDMM technology which enables ALLIED to embed music videos on ordinary CDs.