Music Marketing Manifesto Podcast


How To Report Sales From Your Own Website to Soundscan

Report Website Sales to Soundscan

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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

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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?

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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 […]

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

Five Dollar Ad Strategy

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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

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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

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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 […]

What Does It Take To Make The Charts?

Making the billboard Charts

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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 […]

On Getting Dropped By Your Record Label…

recording contract on fire

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In Part 2 of the “On Getting Signed” interview I talk about what happened after I landed my deal with Interscope Records and how things eventually took a turn for the worse and I was dropped by the label. In the interview you’ll hear what that’s like, and how I eventually turned things around. To […]

On Getting Signed…

John Oszajca signing record deal

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If you’ve ever heard me talk about music marketing then you’ve heard me mention the fact that I was once signed to Interscope Records when I landed what the trade papers called, “the largest new artist record deal in history”. While I’ve certainly mentioned that deal, I’ve never really told the story of how I […]

Marketing Music Outside of the United States…

marketing your music outside of the US

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When it comes to building your fan base, it’s not just about the U.S.. You have millions of potential fans and music buyers  spread out around the world and they shouldn’t be neglected. But many international musicians have felt that while one thing might work in the United States, it doesn’t always work in other […]

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