Congrats! You’re On The Inside.

Welcome to the Music Marketing Insider Circle! Please watch the introductory video below to get up to speed.

In short, the Insider Circle was created to kick things up a notch and take Music Marketing Manifesto to the next level.

While Music Marketing Manifesto teaches you the fundamentals of marketing, driving traffic, and creating a sales funnel, the Insider Circle will be teach you additional ADVANCED strategies, and keep you on the cutting edge of this rapidly changing industry.

I hope to make this your one-stop-shop for music marketing intelligence, training, and networking.

But always remember, there are no magic bullets out there people. Every artist is different and results will vary significantly. By following the strategies discussed in the Insider Circle you are not guaranteed any specific income or results.

That being said, everything discussed here is the REAL DEAL, and this stuff really does work. So get to it!

I’ll see you in the forum!

– John


  • Dave Haertel says:

    hey John,

    Glad to finally be here. Congrats on all your success.

    • John Oszajca says:

      Hi Dave,

      Welcome to the Insider Circle! It’s great to have you here and I hope you get a lot out of the content and coaching calls.

      Let me know if I can ever help with anything.

  • Decramundo says:

    I have taken up the reduced subscription offer, thank you.
    As a private individual more keen to get music out to a public of sorts than to be to doing ‘self promo’, I will be looking at any tips to help me understand how to get my music heard more.
    I do not have a band or enough ‘chops’ as a musician or singer to do live shows or webcasts, however have a number of studio recordings made with excellent musicians, to gradually share in public.

    • John Oszajca says:

      Welcome to the IC Decramundo,

      Most of what I do is focused on selling directly to consumers. But you will find many copywriting, engagement, and advertising lessons that will be helpful. Be sure to also ask questions on the coaching calls, relevant to your needs.

      Enjoy the members area!

  • jeremy Ferrick says:

    I’ve been thinking about signing up forever but until now have not been in a space to fully sit down and concentrate on the business end of music- now that I’ve struggled so long I’m ready to try different things.

  • Matthew Fury says:

    I’m going to try this out again. I know I have listeners but so far I’ve been unable to tap into the true fan base. I have over 3 million spins on Pandora radio and fair amount of come and go listens on other streaming networks but I’m not having luck with things like crowdfunding, fan feedback, or other interactions. Been doing this for over 20 years but most seriously since 2006.
    Another issue I run into is my artist name vs. music style. Also, it seems my electronic style of music has been extremely hard to classify as far as niche genre. I have such a wide variety of musical influences most albums cross genres quite a bit. Anyway, looking forward to seeing what I can get out of this!

    Matt “Trance” Fury

    • John Oszajca says:

      Hi Matt,

      Thanks for taking the trying out the Insider Circle again! I look forward to seeing you in the forums and on the coaching calls.

      Let me know if I can ever help with anything.

  • Tom Wilson says:

    Hi everyone, really happy to be joining you. The training looks amazing, and everyone seems very friendly and motivated, so I’m looking forward to being part of it. have a great day!

  • Anthony Sebring says:

    Peace and greetings to everyone. I’m Anthony aka DJ Vulchre out of Detroit MI. I’m a producer/lyricist/turntablist. I make a unique style of music that my friends and I have called both Noise-Hop and Hypno-Hop. I guess for reference the established artists that have a somewhat comparable style would be maybe Death Grips or Ghostemane but that’s still a stretch. My main influences are Public Enemy, X-Clan, Skinny Puppy, Coil, El-P, Wu-Tang Clan, Portishead, Nurse With Wound, Pig Destroyer, and Mindless Self Indulgence. I’m hoping to learn how to get my sound out there for the few people that will get it.

    • John Oszajca says:

      Hi Anthony,

      Welcome to the members area and thanks for picking up the trial! Hopefully I’ll see you in the forums and on the coaching calls.

      Let me know if I can ever help at all.

  • Oluwaseun Oginni says:

    Hello everyone. Happy to be on board.

    • John Oszajca says:

      Hi Oluwaseun,

      Welcome to the Insider Circle! It’s great to have you hear and I hope that enjoy all of the content and make use of the forums.

      Let me know if I can ever help with anything.

  • Saeeda Wright says:

    Hello all! My name is Saeeda Wright and I have been following John for many years. I am a singer, songwriter, and vocal coach. I am sure I will learn a lot here and I look forward to networking with many of you.


  • Jason Diallo says:

    Hey everyone. Jason here. Looking forward to diving in and learning about marketing my music. I’ve had some wins with MMM4.0 in the past but kind of lost momentum with my marketing over the last year. So I’m here to get back on the horse!

    • Hi Jason,

      Welcome to the Insider Circle! We hope you enjoy of the content. Feel free to start a thread in the forum if you need any feedback on your marketing. We hope you enjoy some of the coaching calls too.

      Let us know if we can ever help at all.

  • So excited! i hope to keep learning and growing, specially on how to create better facebook and instagram ads to promote my music

  • Mike Quinn says:

    Just joined. This looks amazing! Looks to contain genuine help and a real community. Thank you!!!

  • Jordan Armstrong says:

    Hey John, Team, and all the other Indie music manifesto ‘peeps’
    I have been ‘circling’ for a long time and I am so SO excited to get started.
    Jo0n, thank you for making this so financially accessible…(I know you didn’t ‘have’ to)
    I am essentially starting from ‘zero’…BUT I have been devouring many music marketing promo and material and am ready to start-

    I look forward to meeting and ‘seeing’ everyone soon.

    • Hi Jordan,

      Welcome to the Insider Circle! We really look forward to seeing you in the forums a bit, and we hope that you get a lot out of the monthly content and coaching calls.

      Let us know if we can ever help as well.

  • Hi John,

    I’ve been in the insider circle for a few months, but what I’m mostly wanting to do is figure out how to get some solo gigs for myself her in my area (St Petersberg, FL). Do you have any advice for me in finding some gigs?

    • Hi Patrick,

      Steve here from support. This is exactly the kind of topic you’d want to open up within the forum. That way you’re likely to have other members chime in on what works for them.

      Generally speaking though, networking is what’s going to help you find live gigs. I’m not exactly sure how the rules are in Florida with covid restrictions, but generally speaking you can always look to see if some of your area venues have a Facebook page, and see if they have a tab that you puts you in contact with the person involved with booking their entertainment.

      Let us know if we can ever help with anything else.

  • Yolanda Villeza says:


    My name is YoYo. I am thrilled to be here!

  • Todd Christoffel says:

    Hello! I’m a marketing-idiot songwriter looking for a leg-up…

    • Hi Todd,

      Welcome to the Insider Circle! As you can see there is plenty of content here, which all builds upon the core MMM Strategy. We hope you enjoy all of the lessons and join in the forum from time to time.

      Please let us know if we can ever help with anything.

  • Niki La Rosa says:


    I’m Niki La rosa. Great to be here and hope to learn how much as possible!

  • Michele Cefai says:

    Hi John – I’m getting about 28 percent conversions on the squeeze page – costing me under $1 an email. So far so good However not so many people are actually buying anything. A couple of sales per week on my list of 960 subscribers. I’m doing a weekly newsletter, weekly Facebook live and Facebook ads. Any advice for getting them to put their hands in their pockets- without going full on Sales Funnel on them? Thanks Tiger2

    • John Oszajca says:

      Hey Michele,

      This is the welcome thread and not the best place for back and forth. But I’m happy to help. Please just post your question in the forum or in tomorrow’s coaching call and we can take it from there. All the best.

  • Don Mancuso says:

    Hey John, Hope things are well with you and yours! Like some others here I wanted to thank you for the amazing deal in these times for the dollar deal. Been wanting to check this out for a while. Unfortunately (or fortunately) I actually had some work come in. Studio (doing guitar tracks for hire) found a backer to do another DDrive album and actually had a few shows that didn’t get cancelled… now I have a few weeks off accept for rehearsals, maint. on gear and writing.. non paying work of course, but I’d just like to find out before I may have go in a month, or 2 if there’s anything a former international recording/performing artist that’s been on albums with huge artists(I think one was sold Gold in pre sales) should do to market himself. Was years ago and I’ve focused on reinventing myself doing a lot of different things. Learning about the “new era of Music” which is pretty much like the Old days, only flooded with more music and still Pay to get played deals.
    I have a website, I’m on Reverb Nation as a way to have an organized email list, place to hold music to stream, have a Youtube channel.
    I even was doing well with CdBaby on physical sales until they ditched that.. Now with all the internet scams and facebook limitations it’s daunting. I do realize there’s no magic bullet, but it seems like I could be doing a lot better with what I’m investing into my music every year. Thank you again. I always look forward to anything I’ve done here and will continue to follow you somehow! Take care,

    • Hi Don,

      This is Steve from MMM Support. John has unfortunately been away for an extended period of time, so he’s asked me to get back to everyone in the meantime. We hope that you don’t mind.

      John’s main strategy would be to focus primarily on the email subscriber list. There are many reasons for this from a tried and true marketing standpoint, mostly based around the concept that people generally need to see an offer a few times before they buy it, and being able to keep in regular contact with an email subscriber list is a great way to keep those offers and your music in front of them.

      Secondly it allows you to build rapport and a real relationship with your subscribers. When you have a relationship with them you also have influence over their decision to buy when you ask them to.

      Many of the online outlets available for musicians are great for an artist discovery tool, as well as an easy way to share things, but you should still be wanting to use them to build your email subscriber list, which often means using those ancillary platforms for driving people back to a free offer on your own website, so that you can build that subscriber base.

      From within email you can easily begin to direct people to your social profiles and reinforce your lines of communication and relationship building.

      Once you have people on your subscriber list, it’s quite simple to begin incorporating some of the advanced strategies that John covers within this members area.

      Let us know if we can ever help with anything else.

  • Walter Benedict says:

    Hey Everyone,

    I’m a classical guitarist, and want to record a music video. I’ve got the track that I recorded in the studio. And would like to make a video of me performing the song with several different camera angles, as well as some additional footage.

    Once I have the footage recorded, I’m wondering how I get the video from multiple takes to match up with the audio.

    Is there a software/app that would be best? Any input from the community would be greatly appreciated.

    • Hi Walter,

      Steve here from support. Welcome to the Insider Circle.

      I don’t do much video production, but there is a free software out there called Open Shot Video Editor, where you can add your audio, import your clips, then arrange them on a timeline to get it all to match up. That said, it is free software and a bit clunky.

      Let us know if we can ever help with anything else.

    • Steve Kuban says:

      I have PowerDirector, the more recent versions have that feature to auto-sync video. Also DavinciResolve 16 and it’s free. Thanks.

  • Richard Mechaly says:

    Hey Jonh, took advantage of your super deal to join the IC. I have not had a chance to browse everything but I’m starting today. I’m a singer that produces spiritual infused pop, rnb and hiphop and am looking to share my music worldwide. Excited to learn!

    PS: I need a new site, new emailing strategy, & so much more!

    • John Oszajca says:

      Hi Richard,

      Welcome to the IC. It’s great to have you here. I look forward to chatting with you in the forum or on an upcoming coaching call.

      All the best!


    I recently got involved… I rap and can produce… Am looking forward to more involvement…

  • Patrick Cassidy says:

    Hi there!

    I’ve been on the insider circle for two months but, I’m finally wanting to dive into this program to see how successful my music and website can be. I’m interested in marketing my own music but also having an efficient music lessons portal on my website as well as do advertising for that. I purchased MMM 3.0 a number of years ago but I’ve never gotten around to taking full advantage of all that there is to offer from the program. I look forward to getting my website in top shape and hopefully drive traffic to my site with both listeners and potential students.

  • Frank Jahloh says:

    Hi John, I was a member about three years ago in one of your coaching courses and it was very helpful. Thank you for the almost free opportunity to join this one. Unfortunately because of work commitments I have been unable to make good use of my current membership. I was signed on for $1 and I think today is the end of my 30 days membership. I am unable to meet the costs of joining at full cost but I want to take this opportunity of thanking you for your generosity in inviting us to joining your esteemed course. You stand out by making this kind of offer at a time when the world is in turmoil. God bless you.

  • Jojo says:

    Hi Everyone, It’s so good to be here and have access to all this great information. I already started implementing some of it, and had results.
    I am wondering if anyone out there can recommend what editing software is good for making music videos. I am editing my first music video with a very simple editing program and it’s not working. Has anyone tried DaVinci Resolve, Openshot, or Shotcut ? Any thoughts?
    Best, Jojo Magnusson

    • Hi Jojo,

      Welcome to the Insider Circle. It’s great to have you here and we’re happy to hear that you’re already getting results. As far as your question about video editing software, your best bet is start a thread in the forums and see if any of the other members have any recommendations for you.

      Let us know if we can ever help with anything as well.

  • Adel says:

    Hi John
    Thanks again for entering me into this Blog.
    interacting is an awesome thing to get know other musicians
    and maybe be able to help each other with the deep content of musicians DIY faculty.and around the many aspects of the music industry today.
    as i noticed you’re offering quite a dense program from the inside circle.
    Also there are many aspects of the music industry which can be sometime confusing.but certainly valuable on the whole .
    i want to focus on 2 or 3 tips mainly . What are the most sensitive parts that a musician producer of his own material can be destined to put on the right track .
    i think one of the most difficult part is Marketing your label
    in my past experience didn’t find support from the digital distros so far wouldn’t make any bad press for some .coz they didn’t call me in , i went to knock on their door.
    and now the main topic is producing music to target audience , considering whatever level of celebrity you are provided with …
    when you think your product is finalized and ready to go have 2 sole questions that come to mind , where is it viable to display your music on and how to generate and income so you can start being in a rotation that allows you to produce constantly and deliver in an evolving manner to fans.
    well for now i’ll take a deep breath and open up to more of your advices and your personal experience .



    • Hi Adel,

      This is Steve from MMM Support. It was unclear from your comment, but were those questions for us, or were they hypothetical?

      If you were asking us a question, please clarify what you are asking and we’re always happy to help.


  • Samuel Robertson-Okine says:

    Thanks soo much for the opportunity to learn more. I am glad for the chance.

  • Lisa Simmons says:

    Hiya John,
    Well I’ve been following you and been much impressed pretty much for all of those eight years. Happy to take you up on this kind offer as well and am particularly interested in expanding our online presence and fanbase. All around looking to find more visibility for my, rather niche, new release NoteSpeak on Ropeadope Records. Thanks for this!

  • Hi John
    Thanks for this opportunity to join the inside circle .
    I am an artist singer, songwriter,composer.
    Also a recording artist .
    I expect to learn more about music marketing and i want to sell my music on line .
    I hope obtaining advices and hands-on effective techniques.
    May the challenge begin

    • Hi Adel,

      Welcome to the Insider Circle! We appreciate you picking up the membership. Hopefully you’ll enjoy the content and that we’ll get to interact with you in the forums from time to time.

      Let us know if we can ever help with anything.

  • Hi John, Thanks for doing this special ‘downtime offer’! 🙂 I’m an active mixer and mastering engineer in Northwest, Ohio. I have been following you for quite a few years. I’m certain I’ll find some good information for the many artists I work with from the IC. I’m sure you’ve been there: “After we finishing mixing and put our ISRC codes in during mastering, what then?” Beyond mentioning DistroKid, Digital Music News, SoundExchange, Bobby O and yourself, I’m often “out of bullets.” Thanks again for the amazing “stay at home offer”. RnR, Mac

  • Tony Wyeth says:

    Hey Team MMM,

    I have a slightly random question. Can anyone tell me how I can use my private email contact list to create a subscriber list (for my website)? I don’t want to offend people, but I don’t know how it works. I’m using all free software and plugins on WordPress, (Icegram, Rainmaker and Email Subscribers). Do I import the list and see what happens when I post? Or do I send them some kind of opt in email? I don’t know what’s best!


    Sing Along With Tony (.com)

    • Hi Tony,

      Steve here. Generally speaking, you don’t want to put anyone into a promotional email; follow up campaign without their consent. So it would really come down to how you’ve acquired the email addresses in the first place. Are these your personal contacts, or are these people who have expressed an interest in your music previously?

      If they are your personal contacts, you’re probably best served by reaching out them privately and driving them to a free offer, where they can subscribe themeselves if they are interested.

      If these are people who you’ve perhaps met at your live shows from time to time, and who have expressed an interest in your music, you might be able to import them into your email marketing service without issue.

      For the email marketing service that john uses and recommends, you can import email lists without requiring additional optin, as long as you obtained previous permission from the subscriber to email them.

      Let us know if we can ever help with anything else.

  • David Shoemaker says:

    ok this is new to me not sure how to get started

    • Hi David,

      Steve here from support. Welcome to the Insider Circle and thanks for getting started!

      So as you can see in the right hand column, there is plenty of content that has accumulated over the years. If there’s a particular strategy you’re currently trying to focus on, chances are pretty high that John has talked about it in one of those lessons.

      Another alternative if you’re looking at information in a more general sense, you might listen to a bunch of the coaching calls that are listed under the “Coaching” tab in the main menu.

      If you’d like some feedback on something you’re currently working on, you can always feel free to start a thread in the forum.

      Let us know if we can ever help with anything else as well.

      • David Shoemaker says:

        Thank you so much for your reply I’m amazed that you replied so quickly and the information that you’ve given me he’s definitely encouraging

  • Ryan Walker says:

    Hi John,
    Ryan here on behalf of my band The Rin Tins. We’re a gypsy-swing festival band from Bristol UK, been following your podcasts and emails for a few years and now taking advantage of your kind offer! We have been together 9 years, gig very regularly and have 3 or 4 releases under our belt. About to take advantage of all this time off and record, I’m looking forward to learning how to market the band and these new releases we have planned better than i have in the past.

  • Hi John Oszajca and all other members! My name is Ole and go by the artist name, Adam Cliff. I am a singer and songwriter and my goal is to reach the hearts of my listeners. The sound is my own personal mix of pop, country, gospel and rock.

    I have been listening to your podcast for years and receiving your emails. I have always been interested in learning more about music marketing. Thanks for your Covid-19 offer. I really look forward to learn more about direct to fan marketing and get to know other fellow artists and musicians in this circle.

    Regards from Ole Andreas / Adam Cliff

  • Adrian Lord says:

    Hi there, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to sign up for this offer! I’m from England and I’ve released two piano albums so far, with accompanying sheet music books. I have a few YouTube videos and play concerts too. I’m in the studio later this year, so I’m hoping to find out lots of information to help me spread the word. Take care everyone.

    • John Oszajca says:

      Hi Adrian, glad you decided to take me up on the offer and it’s great to have you here in the IC. If there is ever anything I can help with please let me know. All the best.

  • Hey everyone, glad to be here and to be trying this out. We are an Alt Metal band from Il, that has been around for several years, releasing music, videos and playing live. With everything that is going on, it seems like a good time to look into some different strategies, so Im here to learn.

    • John Oszajca says:

      Great to have you here. Metal bands seem to do particularly well with these strategies, at least based on the many metal bands that have reported some big wins. Enjoy the members area and I hope to catch you on an upcoming coaching call or in the forum. Cheers.

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