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Form 10-Q for MAX SOUND CORP


Quarterly Report


The following plan of operation provides information which management believes is relevant to an assessment and understanding of our results of operations and financial condition. The discussion should be read along with our financial statements and notes thereto. This section includes a number of forward-looking statements that reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance. Forward-looking statements are often identified by words like believe, expect, estimate, anticipate, intend, project and similar expressions, or words which, by their nature, refer to future events. You should not place undue certainty on these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our predictions. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Corporate History and Structure

We were incorporated in the State of Delaware as of December 9, 2005 as 43010, Inc. to engage in any lawful corporate undertaking, including, but not limited to, locating and negotiating with a business entity for combination in the form of a merger, stock-for-stock exchange or stock-for-assets exchange. On October 7, 2008, pursuant to the terms of a stock purchase agreement, Mr. Greg Halpern purchased a total of 100,000 shares of our common stock from Michael Raleigh for an aggregate of $30,000 in cash. The total of 100,000 shares represents 100% of our issued and outstanding common stock at the time of the transfer. As a result, Mr. Halpern became our sole shareholder. As part of the acquisition, and pursuant to the Stock Purchase Agreement, Michael Raleigh, our then President, CEO, CFO, and Chairman resigned from all the positions he held in the company, and Mr. Halpern was appointed as our President, CEO CFO and Chairman. The current business model was developed by Mr. Halpern in September of 2008 and began when he joined the company on October 7, 2008. In October 2008, we became a development stage company focused on creating an Internet search engine and networking web site.

In May of 2010, we acquired the world-wide rights to all fields of use for Max Sound HD Audio technology. In November of 2010, we opened our post-production facility for Max Sound HD Audio in Santa Monica California. In February of 2011, after several successful demonstrations to multi-media industry company executives, we decided to shift the focus of the Company to the marketing of the Max Sound HD Audio technology and commenced the name change from So Act Network, Inc. to Max Sound Corporation and the symbol from SOAN to MAXD.

On December 3, 2012, the Company completed the purchase of the assets of Liquid Spins, Inc., a Colorado corporation ("LSI"). Pursuant to the Asset Purchase Agreement, the assets of LSI were exchanged for 24,752,475 shares of common stock of the Company (the "Shares"), equal to $10,000,000 and a purchase price of $.404 per share. T he assets of LSI purchased included: record label distribution agreements; Liquid Spins technology inventory; independent arts programs; retail contracts for music distribution; gift card retail contracts via incomm; physical inventory and office equipment; design and retail ready concepts; brand value; records; publishing catalog; and web assets.

The Company is in negotiations with several multi-media companies that will utilize our HD Audio solution in the future.

A new video is currently available on the company website at The amazing Max Sound® Technology Highlights Video is 10 minutes long and summarizes the HD Audio™ process including meeting the inventor of the technology and showing the need for high definition audio in several key vertical markets. The video explains Max Sound® as currently the only Company offering dynamic HD Audio™ to various markets and how the technology reduces the audio file size during the conversion process to help reduce bandwidth issues companies are currently facing and how it also decreases compressed square waves which can damage listeners hearing.

Plan of Operation

We began our operations on October 8, 2008, when we purchased the Form 10 Company from the previous owners. Since that date and through 2011, we have completed financing to raise initial start-up money for the building of our internet search engine and social networking website and to start our operations. In 2011, the Company shifted the focus of its' business operations from their social networking website to the marketing of the Max Sound HD Audio Technology.

We have also received three loans from Mr. Greg Halpern, in the amount of $9,500, $15,000 or $16,700 on May 11, May 22, and May 26, 2009, respectively. Each of the loans bears an interest rate equal to the primate rate as of the date of issuance. These loans matured and expired in 2011. We have entered into three Credit Line Agreements with Greg Halpern. The first two were for $100,000 each and matured and expired in 2011. The third Credit Line Agreement issued by Mr. Halpern in March 2010 is for an additional $500,000 and will mature in 2012. All three agreements accrue interest at the prime rate as of the date of issuance. The prime rate of interest is the rate of interest that major banks charge their most creditworthy customers. For the purposes of these agreements, we shall determine the prime rate by using the prime rate reported by the Wall Street Journal on the date funds are extended to the Company. Based on the prime rate as of the date of issuance, the prime rate shall be 3.25%. As of December 31, 2012, the Company owed $0 in principal and $0 in accrued interest related to these loans and lines of credit. We believe that the $500,000 line of credit issued will not be sufficient to cover the additional expense arising from maintenance of our regulatory filings with the SEC, and the marketing of our technology over the next twelve months, thus the Company will continue to pursue additional financing and/or additional funding in 2013 to continue marketing the Max Sound HD Audio Technology aggressively to Multi-Media Industry Users of Audio and Audio with Video products.

In 2011, the Company has received from Mr. Halpern additional net advances on the established lines of credit in the amount of $134,000 and forgiveness of $244,000 through conversion of debt notes and accrued salary into shares at 11 cents per share. This further demonstrates our Chairman's ongoing commitment to continue financing the Company's needs. While the Company expects to have ongoing needs for additional financing, the amount of those needs are not clearly established as the Company moves forward.

The Company believes that Max Sound HD Audio Technology is a game changer for several vertical markets whose demand will create revenue opportunities in 2013 that will meet the Company's needs to eliminate its going concern status in 2014.

We expect our financial requirements to increase with the additional expenses needed to market and promote the Max Sound® Audio technology. We plan to fund these additional expenses by loans from Mr. Halpern based on existing lines of credit and we are also considering various private funding opportunities until such time that our revenue stream is adequate enough to provide the necessary funds.

In the event that we are unable to obtain additional financing and/or funding or Mr. Halpern either fails to extend us more financing, declines to loan additional cash, declines to fund the line of credit, or declines to defer his salary payments, we will no longer be able to continue to operate and will have to cease operations unless we begin to generate sufficient revenue to cover our costs.

Results of Operations

The following tables set forth key components of our results of operations for
the periods indicated, in dollars, and key components of our revenue for the
period indicated, in dollars.

                                                                   For the three months Ended March 31,
                                                                      2013                     2012

Revenue                                                        $              988        $                -

Operating Expenses
General and Administrative                                                947,816                   193,615
Endorsement Fees                                                          480,000                         -
Consulting                                                                127,076                   120,000
Professional Fees                                                         492,758                    58,570
Website development                                                             -                         -
Compensation                                                              270,359                   162,000
Total Operating Expenses                                                2,218,009                   534,185

Loss from Operations                                                   (2,317,021 )                (534,185 )

Other Income / (Expense)
Interest Income                                                                 -                        72
Gain on extinguishment of debt                                                  -                         -
Interest Expense                                                          (29,656 )                       -
Derivative Expense                                                       (24,126)                         -
Amortization of Debt Offering Costs                                       (49,237 )                       -
Loss of conversions                                                       (46,093 )                       -
Amortization of Debt Discount                                            (421,763 )                  (4,533 )
Change in fair value of embedded derivative liability                     188,493                  (70,504)
Total Other Income / (Expense)                                           (382,382 )                (76,167)

Provision for Income Taxes                                                      -                         -

Net Loss                                                       $       (2,699,403 )      $         (610,352 )

Net Loss Per Share - Basic and Diluted                         $            (0.01 )      $            (0.00 )

Weighted average number of shares outstanding during the
year Basic and Diluted                                                290,407,275               242,287,741

For the three months ended March 31, 2013 and for the three months ended March 31, 2012

General and Administrative Expenses: Our general and administrative expenses were $947,816 for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and $193,615 for the three months ended March 31, 2012, representing an increase of $754,201 or approximately 389.54%, as a result of our expenses on the general operation of the Company including added personnel, product development and marketing of our Max Sound Technology.

Endorsement Fees: Our endorsement fees were $480,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and $0 for the three months ended March 31, 2012, representing an increase of $480,000 or approximately 100% as a result of endorsement agreement with Pitbull.

Consulting Fees: Our consulting fees were $127,076 for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and $120,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2012, representing an increase of $7,076, or approximately 5.90%. While the Company has increased the use of consultants to assist the Company in raising capital, and the promotion of the Max Sound Technology, the overall substantial decrease was due primarily to the discontinued use of consultants needed for promotional and marketing services related to our social networking website which was abandoned on August 16, 2011.

Professional Fees: Our professional fees were $492,758 for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and $58,570 for the three months ended March 31, 2012, representing an increase of $434,188 or approximately 741.31% as a result of legal fees in connection with patent work.

Compensation: Our compensation expenses were $270,359 for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and $162,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2012, representing an increase of $108,359, or66.89%, as a result of our expensing of monthly compensation to our CFO, CEO, CIO and to our CTO pursuant to their employment agreements.

Net Loss: Our net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, were $2,699,403, compared to $610,352, respectively. While the operational expenses in marketing our Max Sound technology increased from the same period of last year, the overall amount of net loss substantially increased as a result of increase in general and administrative expenses, endorsement fees, legal fees and compensation expense.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As reflected in the accompanying financial statements, the Company is in the development stage with minimal operations. Revenue was $988 and $0 for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively. We have an accumulated deficit of $21,031,114 for the period from December 9, 2005 (inception) to March 31, 2013, and have negative cash flow from operations of $21,031,114 from inception.

Our financial statements have been presented on the basis that it is a going concern, which contemplates the realization of revenues from our subscriber base and the satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. We have incurred losses from inception. These factors raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. The ability of the Company to continue as a going concern is dependent on the Company's ability to raise additional capital and implement its business plan. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that would be necessary if the Company is unable to continue as a going concern.

Management believes the actions presently being taken to obtain additional funding and implement its strategic plans provide for the Company to continue as a going concern.

From our inception through March 31, 2013, our primary source of funds has been the proceeds of private offerings of our common stock and loans from our principal stockholder and unrelated third parties. Our need to obtain capital from outside investors is expected to continue until we are able to achieve profitable operations, if ever. There is no assurance that management will be successful in fulfilling all or any elements of its plans.

We have received three loans from Mr. Greg Halpern, in the amount of $9,500, $15,000 and $16,700 on May 11, May 22, and May 26, 2009, respectively. Each of these loans is due upon demand and accrue interest at the prime rate as of the date of issuance. The prime rate of interest is the rate of interest that major banks charge their most creditworthy customers. For the purposes of this agreement, we shall determine the prime rate by using the prime rate reported by the Wall Street Journal on the date funds are extended to the Company. Based on the prime rate as of the date of issuance, we have determined that the prime rate shall be 3.25%. As of March 31, 2013, we owed $0 in principal and $0 in accrued interest.

We have entered into three lines of credit with our principal stockholder, Mr. Greg Halpern, in the amount of $100,000, $100,000, and $500,000, respectively. Pursuant to the lines of credit agreements, the lines of credits bear an annual interest rate of 3.25% and were due on May 29, 2011, November 11, 2011, and March 25, 2012. As of March 31, 2013, we owe $0 in principal and accrued interest of $0 related to these lines of credit.

On October 13, 2008, the Company entered into an employment agreement with the principal stockholder whereby the principal stockholder would be paid $18,000 per month for a term of ten (10) years for services rendered as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

On February 18, 2011 the Company's Board authorized the issuance and conversion of 2,218,182 shares of par value $0.0001 common stock at $.11 per share as payment to the principal stockholder for conversion of $100,000 of the debt outstanding and the full $144,000 in accrued wages payable owed as of January 31, 2011. Pursuant to the Board's authorization and resulting issuance of shares, the principal shareholder has entered into an agreement (the "Conversion Agreement") with the Company relinquishing the Company from any further obligation to the principal shareholder with respect to $100,000 of the note payable outstanding and all amounts due and payable as wages as of January 31, 2011.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In December 2011, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2011-11, Balance Sheet
- Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities" to enhance disclosure requirements relating to the offsetting of assets and liabilities on an entity's balance sheet. The update requires enhanced disclosures regarding assets and liabilities that are presented net or gross in the statement of financial position when the right of offset exists, or that are subject to an enforceable master netting arrangement. The new disclosure requirements relating to this update are retrospective and effective for annual and interim periods beginning on or after January 1, 2013. The update only requires additional disclosures, as such; we do not expect that the adoption of this standard will have a material impact on our results of operations, cash flows or financial condition.

In July 2012, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2012-01, Balance Sheet - Subtopic 954-430, Health Care Entities-Deferred Revenue, requires that a continuing care retirement community recognize a deferral of revenue when a contract between a continuing care retirement community and a resident stipulates that (1) a portion of the advanced fee is refundable if the contract holder's unit is reoccupied by a subsequent resident, (2) the refund is limited to the proceeds of reoccupancy, and (3) the legal environment and the entity's management policy and practice support the withholding of refunds under condition (2). Questions have arisen in practice about cases where the refund depends on reoccupancy. The objective of this Update is to clarify the reporting for refundable advance fees received by continuing care retirement communities. The amendments in this update are effective for fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2013. Early adoption is permitted. The amendments in this Update should be applied retrospectively by recording a cumulative-effect adjustment to opening retained earnings (or unrestricted net assets) as of the beginning of the earliest period presented.

In July 2012, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2012-02, Balance Sheet- Intangibles- Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Testing Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets for Impairment is an Amendment to FASB Accounting Standards Update 2011-08. The objective of the amendments in this Update is to reduce the cost and complexity of performing an impairment test for indefinite-lived intangible assets by simplifying how an entity tests those assets for impairment and to improve consistency in impairment testing guidance among long-lived asset categories. The amendments permit an entity first to assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is more likely than not that an indefinite-lived intangible asset is impaired as a basis for determining whether it is necessary to perform the quantitative impairment test in accordance with Subtopic 350-30, Intangibles-Goodwill and Other-General Intangibles Other than Goodwill. The more-likely-than-not threshold is defined as having a likelihood of more than 50 percent. The amendments are effective for annual and interim impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after September 15, 2012. Early adoption is permitted, including for annual and interim impairment tests performed as of a date before July 27, 2012, if a public entity's financial statements for the most recent annual or interim period have not yet been issued or, for nonpublic entities, have not yet been made available for issuance.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

Our financial statements and related public financial information are based on the application of accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"). GAAP requires the use of estimates; assumptions, judgments and subjective interpretations of accounting principles that have an impact on the assets, liabilities, revenues and expense amounts reported. These estimates can also affect supplemental information contained in our external disclosures including information regarding contingencies, risk and financial condition. We believe our use of estimates and underlying accounting assumptions adhere to GAAP and are consistently and conservatively applied. We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. We continue to monitor significant estimates made during the preparation of our financial statements.

Use of Estimates:
In preparing financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles, management is required to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and revenues and expenses during the reported period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Revenue Recognition:
Revenue is recognized when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, delivery has occurred, the fee is fixed or determinable and collectability is assured. We had $5 and $13,000 in revenue for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

Stock-Based Compensation:
In December 2004, the FASB issued FASB Accounting Standards Codification No. 718, Compensation - Stock Compensation . Under FASB Accounting Standards Codification No. 718, companies are required to measure the compensation costs of share-based compensation arrangements based on the grant-date fair value and recognize the costs in the financial statements over the period during which employees are required to provide services. Share-based compensation arrangements include stock options, restricted share plans, performance-based awards, share appreciation rights and employee share purchase plans. As such, compensation cost is measured on the date of grant at their fair value. Such compensation amounts, if any, are amortized over the respective vesting periods of the option grant. The Company applies this statement prospectively.

Equity instruments ("instruments") issued to other than employees are recorded on the basis of the fair value of the instruments, as required by FASB Accounting Standards Codification No. 718. FASB Accounting Standards Codification No. 505, Equity Based Payments to Non-Employees defines the measurement date and recognition period for such instruments. In general, the measurement date is when either a (a) performance commitment, as defined, is reached or (b) the earlier of (i) the non-employee performance is complete or
(ii) the instruments are vested. The measured value related to the instruments is recognized over a period based on the facts and circumstances of each particular grant as defined in the FASB Accounting Standards Codification.

Derivative Financial Instruments
Fair value accounting requires bifurcation of embedded derivative instruments such as conversion features in convertible debt or equity instruments, and measurement of their fair value for accounting purposes. In determining the appropriate fair value, the Company uses the Black-Scholes option-pricing model. In assessing the convertible debt instruments, management determines if the convertible debt host instrument is conventional convertible debt and further if there is a beneficial conversion feature requiring measurement. If the instrument is not considered conventional convertible debt, the Company will continue its evaluation process of these instruments as derivative financial instruments.

Once determined, derivative liabilities are adjusted to reflect fair value at each reporting period end, with any increase or decrease in the fair value being recorded in results of operations as an adjustment to fair value of derivatives. In addition, the fair value of freestanding derivative instruments such as warrants, are also valued using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model.

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets
The Company accounts for its long-lived assets in accordance with ASC Topic 360-10-05, Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets." ASC Topic 360-10-05 requires that long-lived assets, such as technology rights, be reviewed for impairment annually, or whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the historical cost carrying value of an asset may no longer be appropriate. The Company assesses recoverability of the carrying value of an asset by estimating the future net cash flows expected to result from the asset, including the eventual disposition. If the future net cash flows are less than the carrying value of an asset, an impairment loss is recorded equal to the difference between the asset's carrying value and fair value or disposable value. For the year ended December 31, 2012, the Company completed an impairment analysis on its' long-lived assets, their technology rights, and determined that no impairment was necessary.

The Company believes that the accounting estimate related to asset impairment is a "critical accounting estimate" because the impairment methodology is highly susceptible to change from period to period, because it requires management to make assumptions about future cash flows, and because the impact of recognizing impairment could have a significant effect on operations. Management's assumptions about future cash flows require significant judgment because actual business operations of marketing the technology rights is in its infancy stages and managements expects that their future operating levels to fluctuate. The analysis included assumptions that are based on annual business plans and other forecasted results which are used to reflect market-based estimates of the risks associated with the projected cash flows, based on the best information available as of the date of the impairment test. There can be no assurance that the estimates and assumptions used in the impairment tests will prove to be accurate predictions of the future. If the future adversely differs from management's best estimate of key economic assumptions, and if associated future cash flows materially decrease, the Company may be required to record impairment charges related to its indefinite life intangible asset.

Prior to February of 2011, the Company's business operations were related to the development and launching of a social networking website. However, since February of 2011, our business focus has been on the marketing of our Max Sound HD Audio Technology. Since 2011, was our initial year of marketing our technology, management considers past operational levels to be inconsistent with future operations mainly due to the shift in business focus. In our impairment testing, the Company made assumptions towards the income and expenses expected in the future including, but not limited to, determining the actual expenses incurred in the current year that were attributable to the new business focus in order to develop an annual cost benchmark, trends in the marketplace, feedback from current and past marketing activities, and assessments upon the useful life of the technology rights.

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