June 17, 2004 12:00am
Former Hustler Model Opens on Wall Street
by: Greg Jones
(MONTREAL) -- Interactive video chat site WallStreetGals.com announced today that it has formed a promotional "strategic alliance" with AshtonGraysLiveModels.com. The deal was brokered by Montreal-based 2much.net, a leader in the live video streaming & billing solution game with it's multimedia platform LiveCamNetwork 1.9.
Ashton Gray has been modeling for less than six years and already has traveled around the world, posed for prestigious photographers such as Michael Bisco and had pictorials in the likes of Hustler and, soon, Penthouse.
Gray is a former runway model and only recently launched her AshtonGraysLiveModels.com site. She spoke about the informal partnership in terms of being similar to traditional entertainment industry distribution agreements. "In this case, AshtonGraysLiveModels.com acts as producer and 2much.net serves as distributor. The LiveCamNetwork 1.9 approach is unique to the industry," said Gray, who's also been signed as spokesmodel for the forthcoming
LiveCamNetwork 2.0 release. "Clients can pre-pay for their time and never worry about hidden or recurring charges, and, more importantly, live chat hostesses gain exposure through dozens of independently branded sites within 2much.net's distribution network."
Live video chat has grown into one of the Internet's leading venues for the adult entertainment business. With the adult film industry facing production setbacks due to HIV-related issues, these businesses are flourishing.
According to Wall Street analysts, revenues in this particular sector are said to be as much as several hundred million dollars per year. Much like the traditional phone sex business it has largely supplanted, live video chat allows chat hosts and users to interact live but via a live video stream over the Internet.
WallStreetGals.com and AshtonGraysLiveModels.com are two of several dozen video chat platforms operated by 2much.net, a company that, according to spokesman Greg Jones "Has experienced exponential growth" in the past few years. "We offer total outsource solutions for individual entrepreneurs or small entertainment companies. We provide total website creation, from conception to hosting, network revenue sharing and unique billing software."
According to a spokesperson for WallStreetGals.com, a long-time client of 2Much.net, "The LiveCamNetwork (1.9) software has already transformed our business. While we'll always maintain a core group of proprietary entertainers, with stars like Ashton Gray and her Live Models now available within the network, we can grow our private label without additional cost and simply add celebrity entertainers from their menu. As operators, we can even select virtual employees that have been rated based on popularity and appeal. The fact that Ashton Gray will now be available through our site is a win-win for everyone. With greater variety and selection, our repeat client business increases and the entertainers gain increased exposure.