How To Report Sales From Your Own Website to Soundscan

Report Website Sales to Soundscan

Posted on June 10th, 2019   Comments: 12

One of the benefits of following a marketing strategy like the one outlined in Music Marketing Manifesto is that, if done right, you stand a very good chance of charting on key sales charts such as those in Billboard Magazine. A chart position can be valuable to an up-and-coming artist because it helps to build […]

Growing Your Fan Base With Free Social Media Strategies

Music marketing manifesto podcast with Rick Barker

Posted on April 1st, 2019   Comments: 21

If you’ve ever gone through any of my training programs then you know that I’m a huge fan of paid advertising. I think that it’s an invaluable tool for musicians who want to get their music in front of a large number of people very quickly. Having said that, it’s not for everyone. Some musicians […]

What About Spotify?

Posted on March 13th, 2019   Comments: 44

There is no question about it, streaming is here to stay. However, despite the industry shift towards streaming, we still see a landscape in which 99% of all Spotify streaming comes from just 10% of songs. This should cause independent artists to take pause and ask themselves if they are moving towards streaming because they […]

Thoughts on Songwriting

John Oszajca on the One Bad Day Songwriting Podcast

Posted on January 13th, 2019   Comments: 4

With Music Marketing Manifesto being a marketing-centric site, I tend not to focus much on the craft of songwriting. However, I recently had the pleasure of sitting in with Eyvindur Karlsson on “The one Bad Day, Songwriting Podcast” to discuss the use of imagery in songwriting, and share a bit of insight into my songwriting […]

Music Ads Workshop 3.0 is now open for registration…

Posted on December 7th, 2018   Comments: 0

I’m excited to share the news that my new Facebook Ads training course, “Music Ads Workshop 3.0” is now LIVE and open for registration. You can sign up here: https://www.musicadsworkshop.com The Music Ads Workshop 3.0 is the complete A – Z of Facebook Advertising for Musicians, and is filled with brand new strategies for the […]

How to Grow Your Fan Base With Just $5/Day

Five Dollar Ad Strategy

Posted on November 21st, 2018   Comments: 22

In Episode #32 of the Music Marketing Manifesto Podcast I am going to teach you how to grow your fan base using Facebook ads for just $5 a day. This strategy varies from many other strategies that I teach in that it is less focused on lead generation, and more focused on slow and steady […]

L.A. Band, “Threatin”, Gets Exposed For Faking Their Following to Land European Tour – Podcast Episode #31

Posted on November 12th, 2018   Comments: 113

UPDATE 11/14/2018: In an interesting development, early this morning Jared Threatin’s social media profiles came back online, revealing a post that simply states “Jared Threatin to make “fake” official statement tomorrow”. Have his accounts been hacked? Has this all been an elaborate ruse? Or is he simply attempting to make the best of a bad […]

The Power of Words – Podcast Episode #30

the power of words

Posted on July 1st, 2018   Comments: 12

In Episode #30 of the Music Marketing Manifesto Podcast you will hear the audio replay taken from a music marketing webinar I held earlier this week. The focus of the webinar, and therefore this episode, is the power of words! Promoting your music online means creating content. That might be a Facebook ad, a social […]

The Art of Using Words to Sell Music…

Posted on June 22nd, 2018   Comments: 22

I’m not going to beat around the bush… Making it in the music business is hard. We sell a very cheap product, which is expensive to produce and manufacture, and our market is inundated with competition. Moreover, the product we sell (music) does not overtly solve any clear or specific problem and therefore the old […]

What Does It Take To Make The Charts?

Making the billboard Charts

Posted on June 8th, 2018   Comments: 11

In Episode #29 of the Music Marketing Manifesto Podcast we’re going to be talking about what it takes to get your music on to the Billboard Charts. Not so much from a numbers perspective (although we will address that as well), but instead we’re going to look at how an independent artist can take sales that […]

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