This Royalty Check Look Familiar?

by John Oszajca on June 4, 2014

This was just too priceless not to share…

It’s a residual check from Warner Brothers that my good friend (and fellow musician) Ovis shared with me. I think we’ve all been here before…

“Oh Warner Brothers, you crack me up ….”


If you’re seeing royalty checks like this then perhaps Music Marketing Manifesto 3.0 can help. ;-)


Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby

In this episode of the Music Marketing Manifesto Podcast, CD Baby founder Derek Sivers, joins us to discuss how he transitioned from musician to owner of the world’s largest distributor of independent music. He also discusses some of the defining patterns and traits he observed in their best selling artists.

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Neil Young Raises $6,225,354 on Kickstarter to Prove That People Still Care About Audio Quality

April 16, 2014

Neil Young hates MP3s. He thinks the songs on your iPhone sound like crap. So he started a crusade to bring the “feeling” back into music. Literally. He wants you to hear everything, just as it was recorded. So, he created Pono, a high-end digital audio system. Within hours of opening the doors on his […]

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Wu-Tang Clan To Sell Just ONE Copy Of Their “Secret Album”

March 27, 2014

One of the things we discuss a lot around here are “triggers”; Psychological buttons that motivate people to get off the fence and take action. There are many different triggers one can employ in their marketing but without a doubt the most powerful trigger there is, is scarcity. When we can’t have something we want […]

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A New Take On Crowd Sourcing & A Discussion About Haters: Podcast Episode 12

March 18, 2014

In this episode of the Music Marketing Manifesto Podcast Tyler Palmer joins us to discuss Patreon; crowd funding platform with a twist. We also have a frank discussion about haters and trolls, what’s normal, and whether or not it’s worth taking any of it on board. We also share some of the more outlandish hate […]

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Is Your Facebook Page Worthless?

February 23, 2014

If you’ve been around since the heyday of Myspace then you no doubt remember what it felt like when the bottom dropped out and all those “friends” were suddenly worthless. Is the same thing about to happen to your Facebook page? Has it already? Watch this video to find out how a few recent changes […]

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