Music Marketing Manifesto Testimonials
The following testimonials were left by actual members of Music Marketing Manifesto, The Insider Circle, Viral Music Tool Kit and more. If you have a testimonial you would like to share please email the video or text to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“With John’s help my album ORIGINAL, debut at #5 on Billboard’s Blues chart and hit #1 on Blues radio. We continued to dominate the airwaves with as many as 5 different tracks on multiple airplay and sales charts all summer long. Crossing genre’s from Blues to Americana’s top 25 with the same release. Simply stunning. I more than recouped my recording costs within the first week of sales!” – Janiva Magness (Fathead Records)
“I’ve been a professional recording and touring artist for about 35 years now. I was fortunate enough to come up in an age when if you caught a break all you had to do was think about your music. Once things changed it was harder for artists to reach, not only new fans, but existing ones. I found John Oszajca and the heavens parted for me.
I’ve always been one who loves connecting with people, so John’s teaching was perfect timing for me. He has created systems in marketing that retain the human touch. I can’t say enough about him. He’s my music marketing guru. Whether you’re an established artist or someone just starting out, do yourself a favor and make the small financial investment to become one of his students.” – Jason Scheff – Lead Vocalist and Bass Player for 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted “Chicago”
“John’s marketing techniques, not only took my debut album “Removed” out of obscurity and set the all time single day sales record at CD Baby, we even made the Billboard charts! Don’t deny your music a real path to success.” – Billy Burke
“I’m here to write a very big recommendation for his course – being someone who tried it after a lot of umming and aahing. It has been just over a year since I implemented it.
It took a good 3 months for me to work my way through it (including the Facebook ads course), to write the blogs, set up the site, Aweber, do some split testing etc. Best 3 months I ever spent.
Since then my sales have increased by 3000% – no exaggeration. My subscriber list has gone from 124 to just over 2600, and all this at an advertising spend of about £10 (about $18) per day. Amazing. Now that I’m on tour attendances are better than ever.
Also really helpful are the Insider Circle videos – they keep me on track, give me new ideas, and have helped me to tweak the funnel to get ever increasing results. A big thank you to MMM.” – Doris Brendel
Video testimonial from singer songwriter, Brian Chris Rogers.
Video testimonial from singer songwriter, of Leroy Miller.
Video testimonial from Klyde, of Daze of Dawn.
Video Testimonial from Dan Wright. Learn more about Dan Wright here.
Video Testimonial from The Enemy Lovers. Learn more about The Enemy Lovers here.
Video Testimonial from Kat Parsons. Learn more about Kat Parsons here.
Video Testimonial from Skilf. Learn more about Skilf here.
Video Testimonial from Brett Ryan Stewart. Learn more about Brett Ryan Stewart here.
Video Testimonial from Steve Rodgers of Jam Room Manifesto. Learn more about Jam Room Manifesto here. (Note* Just to be completely transparent, Steve Rodgers now works with MusicMarketingManifesto.com, but he did not at the time that this testimonial was sent in.)
Video Testimonial from B Street Blues. Learn more about B Street Blues Here.
Video testimonial by Chris Rockett. Chris is a musician and music marketing consultant from London who uses Direct-to-Fan marketing tactics to help level the playing field between DIY musicians and major label artists. Learn more about Chris Rocket here.
Video Testimonial by Lloyd Miller. Learn more about Lloyd Miller here.
“I just had my first sale from my sales funnel. Some one from Maine purchased a digital download of one of my albums. He paid full price for it too – he was only on day 2 of my email series. He opened my “Blog Post of a Lifetime” and navigated to the normal sales page. I already have about 30 people in my list.” – Dylan from Cleghorn
“So far…50 sign ups and 10 purchases!… I am soooo thankful to you ALL for your help. Many people told me my marketing campaign was very impressive and extremely informative!” – Yoli
“Using your methods, I have tripled my mailing list, and sold 4 times as many albums as the rest of the year put together. All that in a month. Very impressed. And all these from my 7 album back catalogue. With a new release coming up soon this is really exciting.” – Doris Brendel
“I am very happy with my new funnel system that you helped me put together. It has already beaten my online sales for the last 5 years and I am not even advertising it yet” – Aaron Stokes
“I started the process to promote my Christmas Album three days ago on Facebook. My Fan Page likes and my website traffic has increased a lot. And I’ve already sold 4 physical CDs and I got hired to play a private party. All after just four days of implementing your strategies! And this is after 10 months working day and night at not seeing results at all…” – Carolina
“I cant believe this is happening John. My fanlist has grown from 500 people to 3200 in 4 months… aaaaaaaaaand we have sold for over 6000 SEK (like 800 dollars) in that time and its only increasing with 20-50 subs a day! I have implemented everything you say I should… and this shit works.. its so insane man… I am forever grateful for all you have taught me in Music Marketing Manifesto, the insider Circle, and your articles. Without your teachings, your methods, your marketing strategies, I would not be where I am today. I am forever grateful for your programs and your support.” – Marcus Carlzon
“I started MMM 3.0 in January 2014 but due to my work schedule it took me a while to get set up. In January 2015, I got a gig as the narrator for the History Channel series, ‘Mississippi Men’ and I wrote and performed the theme song for that series. I also released a book entitled, “Towboat Joe” that same month and used MMM 3.0 to market it. It started selling really well and earned me the title of “Best Selling Deadly Writes Publishing Author”. In January 2016, Hank Williams Jr. released his new album ‘It’s About Time’ and track #10 is a song I co-wrote with Hank and legendary hit songwriter, Tony Stampley. That album debuted at #2 on Billboard which is a career first for Bocephus. There is talk that that album will go platinum and will likely even be triple-platinum!!
Today I can proudly say that I have accomplished what I set out to do in the music industry and it would NOT have been possible without MMM 3.o. After 2 years of working the system I could simply stop right now with the claim that all my dreams have come true. The problem is I haven’t quit dreaming. I intend on paving the streets of Nashville in solid honky-tonk Country gold and MMM 3.0 will be my guide every step of the way!! Thank You John-I couldn’t have done it without you!” – Captain Joe Kent
“My ad to date has 4% click through @$.18 per click and my squeeze page has a 28.7% conversion (it was at 32% the other day). On a $10/day budget I’m averaging about 10 signups to my squeeze page/day with the highest being 19 two days ago. 68 signups in the last 7 days. All this to tell you that I have followed everything you said to the letter and it really does work as you say so thanks & good stuff!” – Cliff Stevens
“Once I ran through MMM I made my first sales within a week with the traffic that hit the funnel. You have distilled what is needed for musicians to design, setup and DELIVER on an online platform that WORKS! On top of that you and Steve engage with us to help us get it together when we’re a little overcome or have questions – thank YOU.” – Peter Woolston
“Your information has really boosted my music career. I have leveraged your techniques to create a new image for my act and it has worked wonders. I understood the concept of direct fan engagement from my music business classes but your course really taught me how to apply that in a practical way. I owe you much thanks.” – SWAMPFOX
“I just finished going through your Music Marketing Manifesto 3.0 course a few days ago and set everything up, and I’m seeing awesome results so far! It’s only been 2 days and I just set up my first Facebook ad campaign last night, but over the first night I got a 55.6% conversion rate for my Facebook Ad Squeeze Page, 30.4% conversion rate for my main squeeze page, and 25% conversion rate for the squeeze page I include in my twitter auto message sent out when people follow me.” – Robby
“John, I’ve been through nearly the entire course now and, as a novice internet marketer, and a professional digital marketer that works for a local firm, I’m super impressed with the program you’ve put together. The content is spot on from everything I previously believed but you’ve put it together such easy to follow steps that this is easily the most comprehensive, valuable internet marketing courses I’ve EVER seen. These techniques can easily be applied to selling almost any product online or even affiliate marketing. Thanks again for such a great course for such a great price!” – David Boutin
“John, the Manifesto is friggin’ awesome!! It has changed the way I think, and has given me a lot of hope for the future. I am getting more fans and sales! I still have a long way to go, but it is so nice to see the results. Just wanna say THANK YOU!!” – Kenwood A.
“Seriously, this may be the BEST money I’ve ever spent… I’ve been in music for a very long time. Tried everything. Nothing worked. But I never knew sales or marketing and did everything by following other broke musicians. Some excellent musicians and wonderful people, but not good people to follow when it comes to finances unfortunately. I truly believe this will work.” – Paul from Astral Eyes
“In my opinion the course has already paid for itself with all knowledge I’ve garnered concerning – website building, email management, online marketing and Facebook ads. Your explanations and step by step instructions are very clear and have made setting up the system very easy.
…What’s impressed me most are you and your teams prompt, in depth and informative answers to my own and other peoples queries. It’s obvious you care about the MMM members and are willing to spend time helping them achieve their goals.
…Thank you and keep up the great work!” – Nick from Studholme Music
“I just want to tell you I am very impressed. Your website template alone is worth much more than I paid, and the actual videos are crammed with inside information. Exactly what I was hoping for. I have already learned so many things I was in the dark about.” – Markus K
“Dude, you are fantastic at this! Best customer service and follow-up I have really ever seen in place online and it is all so much more genuine than most everything else I have come across! I really think this is gold, and I appreciate you sharing your knowledge with us!” – Cary Hittle from Hydrogen Skyline
“One thing I really enjoy is the fact that you and your team actually respond with thorough answers! You guys are doing a great job and thanks so much for all the help!”” – Joseph Ballesteros
“Thank you! Steve from Support went out of his way to answer my every question, and let’s just say I had a lot of them! This course is explained in a step to step method so that I was able to follow each instruction on how to build my squeeze page. John Oszajca’s manner on the videos is so friendly and down to earth. I have learned so much about marketing my album and my singing. The marketing method is in a style that is meant to help me connect genuinely with my listeners!” – Ingrid Mapson
“I have embraced your approach and really just wanted to let you know the effectiveness of it from my own experience (just in case you needed one more testimonial). I’ve been playing, performing, recording, teaching an working in this business for 20 years with promises and no results. Thanks to your advice and a slight attitude change on my part, I actually see the difference….and it’s only been a week or so!! I know it’s a long road from here, but I’m just pumped that I can actually see it now!”” – Josh Klein
“When I signed up for MMM and the Insider’s Circle, I had no idea what I was doing with marketing. I just knew I love music and wanted to see what could develop. Your sessions have been incredibly helpful in getting my career off to an exciting start! I have done 2 press releases, one when I released my album in December, and one is going out tomorrow regarding this exciting news with the Guitar Center contest. Using the Twitter and Facebook campaigns, I was able to have exciting fan growth and get into the top tiers of this competition. So thanks for your help! I appreciate the work you’ve shared with all of us!” – Drew Schofield
“I think I’ve got 27 subscribers just through twitter the last 7 days, which is cool, and people are actually writing me back on these automessages that they love the song! Makes me really really happy… getting this feedback on the music I worked my ass off to create is the best thing in the world. “ – Marcus Carlzon
Enation have been implementing the MMM squeeze pages into our campaigns, and the results have been amazing. Like you said, the design is so simple it goes against the artistic impulse — but the results are incredible. We have above 50% conversion rate — vs. a beautifully designed moving header website with all the artistic bells and whistles which is right now getting half that, 25%. The squeeze pages work. Loving the course and look forward to more. – Richard from Enation
I really don’t think you being called to MMM was random. Without you, artists like me would be absolutely lost and despairing amidst the ever changing and overwhelming internet world, and free fall evolution (to use a nice word!) of the music industry. You are truly doing high service and I send you a great big thank you! – Elizebeth Mcdonald
“Let me say the way you’ve done this, John, is top drawer…the content and personalization is just pure marksmanship. It’s very clear you know what you are doing and actually give a shit. – Scott Kovarik
“I think what you guys are doing over there is fantastic. Definitely the best and most thorough music marketing I’ve come across so hats off to you.” – Meshach Harris
“Hey John. I just wanted to send a thank you to you for all the info you give to us. I have learned a lot about reaching an audience and my band has gotten a GREAT deal of new fans from your advice” – Scythe Of Dante
Hey John I went through the entire course and quite frankly this is the first time that I truly feel that I can move forward in my music career and turn the things that I am doing into some profit and I thank you very much for that. – Anthony Alexander
Thank you John!! You’ve given me the confidence to be an independent musician and do things myself. I feel truly empowered. – Emilio Basa
“Since the first day I discovered your online resource and community I’ve always been impressed by the time you take to respond to questions by members and visitors alike. In fact it was one of the big selling points for me – the fact that a real person was there offering additional support if needed.” – Keith from Valentino Is Dead
“John, Thanks for giving guys like me the courage to stand up and fight for what’s really important in a musicians life, making music and making a living from it. You help us to understand the difference between “selling” and “selling out”. Keep it coming!” – Cary T. Brown
“John Oszajca and Music Marketing Manifesto is the real deal! If you want to get informed about the music business and how to make money through your music, then I would 100% get yourself involved with John and music marketing manifesto” – Jim (from Germany)
“I took the fundamentals you teach in Music Marketing Manifesto and expanded upon them directly within the Twitter network… When I started in January I had 0 people signing up on my squeeze page for 2 free downloads and now I average 10 people per day signing up and that’s steadily growing.” – Will Black
“I have tested a facebook campaign and it is really working for me. In just 3 days I have got more than over 1000 url clicks. And the amazing thing is that I am working only 1 hour a day. I think this is something that so few musicians may be doing.” – Vishal Pawar
“Thanks for doing what you do, John. You’ve invigorated my life with new purpose. The things we do, no matter how small or insignificant they seem, have a far reaching impact that we cannot see. I am so grateful that you did the MMM 2.0 course. I’m so grateful I bought it.” – Jerry Boutot
“I am in awe of your Mastery of this stuff. I am so, so, so grateful to you for your support. You have a huge, great, heart, and a brilliant and visionary mind. Truly, thank you.” – Elizebeth Mcdonald
“your manifesto has breathed fresh impotus and enthusiasm into everything im currently doing!! Reeeespect that sir! *salute*” – Ash
Today I did a test on a single and used Facebook including all the groups that I am apart of and as well as the fan page and group that I myself had started.
I got remarkable results my cellphone was vibrating like mad while I was at a party. John straight knows the business and what he is talking about giving instructions like a teacher of a college course and the assistance to make sure you get it right is like nothing I have seen before.
I am very pleased with the course and see as well as feel a giant step above those in my circle of influence. I only smirk and advise those who ask, what is it that you are doing to get those results? Answer: Put some skin in the game and go see John!” – Smitty
“I just wanted to to say how impressed I am with the program. It is solid gold. I am so glad I joined. It feels like the whole picture of my career is finally coming clear. Things are making sense, all the puzzle pieces are falling into place, after all these years. You did an incredible job on this and I feel really lucky to be in the program. It is worth many times what you are charging for it. “ – Adrienne O
Insider Circle Testimonials…
Video Testimonial from Dean Fields. Learn more about Dean Fields here.
Video Testimonial from Kat Parsons. Learn more about Kat Parsons here.
Video Testimonial from Greg Parke. Learn more about Greg Parke here.
“since signing up for Insider Circle and watching your hour and half video on Copywriting and thinking about driving traffic to our email list, we have seen a 600% increase over the last week in email sign-ups.” – Richard from Enation
In response to the Insider Circle training module on Limited Time Offers (LTO): “When I put my first LTO into practice, I had a mailing list of around 800 people, and I earned over $500 selling my one-year-old CD that most people on my list had already heard about and had an opportunity to buy for a year! I believe the LTO gave people that extra incentive they needed to push them “over the edge” and buy the CD (some even bought multiple copies). Having an LTO as an integral part of my autoresponder series has been great for me, and I look forward to seeing how it performs over the long haul. So far, so good — I just had another fan purchase 2 CDs from the LTO last week – woohoo!” – Ali Handal
“Since I’ve joined The Insider Circle, I’ve learned many things about music AND marketing that I never knew and I can see where it all makes sense, this is the way for musicians to go….so what you’re doing is a great thing…” – Cesco Emmanuel
“Another shout out to your Insider’s Circle Modules. I ran a FB campaign and noticed that 70 + % of the users were on their mobile device. I looked up the module on ‘Mobile Squeeze Page’ and added the Mobile version — and overnight went from 21% conversion to DOUBLE that 42% and it held strong throughout the rest of the campaign. I was thrilled w/ that result. I also took your advice and changed out the generic Aweber ‘Submit’ web form on our website and used the ‘Download Now’ button instead — and again overnight it doubled the opt ins on our main site.” – Richard from Enation
Viral Music Player Testimonials…
“I put out a song that was not on a record. I’m not quite ready to give that download to anyone and so I thought, here’s a good chance to let them hear that song, let them listen to it and have an excuse to share my squeeze page at the same time. So when they clicked on it they were sharing my squeeze page to their friends on Facebook, which was pretty sweet. I had 38 new subscribers on my Aweber list on that day and ended up with 55 over 2 days which I was pretty excited about. – Dean Fields
“I tried out the Viral Music player for Twitter. When I did it I put the music player on my website, I put 1 song on it, and I made one posting to Twitter… I didn’t do anything else to promote it, absolutely nothing… I got the calculator out this morning and crunched some numbers, my Twitter following over the last two weeks has gone up by 30%. That’s all because of the Viral Music Player, I’ve done nothing else… Check it out. It’s a great tool and it works”. – Greg Parke
“I’m up 62 fans since Thursday. wow….every time I check, there’s more!! cool McCool” – Lisa Addeo