About Alabama's Finest
Alabama's Finest™ is a homegrown entity. We were officially founded on March 30, 2010 in Fultondale, Alabama. Our founding purpose was to establish a statewide social network that was exclusively for people from Alabama. As years progressed & new technologies emerged, our focus has matured & we've broadened our objective. Our Systems Administrator (Codename: RickoDean), thought it would be in our best interest to transform this social networking platform into a full blown 3 tier brand, with social media being at our core.
Tier 1: Alabama's Finest™- is our official social media application. This platform is available in desktop, mobile & in app. Our platform serves as a portal where independent artists can utilize our powerful tools to reach music lovers who live in the state of Alabama (digitally). Artists who join our community will gain a full pass to setup an online catalog where they can upload their music, videos & events. In addition, artists can also import SoundCloud songs, YouTube videos & Vimeo videos to their catalog where they can earn play counts through our platform. Artists who upload their music to their catalog will also have their songs featured on our Internet Radio Station, at no extra cost. And if they has a physically strong following, they will be allowed to bid on a feature slot on our home page.
Tier 2: Alabama's Finest™ Internet Radio- is our official internet radio station that can be streamed (both) on our website or our (independently branded) Android application. Our internet radio station operates on our newly acquired linux VPS cloud (codename: SkyWalKk). We don't use CentovaCast, we use a highly sophisticated broadcast automation/scheduler application. Our entire internet radio program is hosted in the cloud. We have the ability to interrupt rotation & go live, anywhere where we have an internet signal. And when we are done, our scheduled rotation will resume. This broadcasting server was compiled/installed & maintained by our Systems Administrator. No 3rd party entities are not supplying us with this service. ***in time, we will begin to pay artists for their song streams when their music is streamed/listened to while in rotation on our program (yes, we can tell & will supply weekly playcounts).
Tier 3: Alabama's Finest™ HD Studios- is the heart of our organization (our crown jewel). Our studio is the official headquarters of the Alabama's Finest™ brand. All promo drops, organizational artists catalogs & in-stream commercials were produced at our in-house facility. 85% of our live streams are relayed from this location. In addition to our production capabilities, we also own a nifty little manufacturing lab, which consists various sublimation heat presses, sublimation printers & 2 vinyl cutters.
"Are you guys a Record Label?"
It is not in our best interest to function as a traditional record label. We are simply a media production, digital distributor & free streaming service provider. Our business model is the complete opposite of a traditional record label. We will never directly ask artists/members for money (to use our services) & neither will we add on additional charges on products sold (on our platform) by members of our platform. We provide a 100% commission free service that don't no hinder the growth of those who take advantage of our service.
"How do you guys make money from what you do?"
Answer: "administrative funding"
Alabama's Finest™ is an independently branded & funded organization. We make our own money through in app ad placement, featured slot placement on our (website) home page, donations, through in stream advertisement & through the sales of our branded products and services. A small percentage of our revenue is used to furnish this world class platform so it's free to the general public.