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

834 Comments

  • Beau Stephenson says:

    Hey everyone! I bought this program and joined the insider circle a little over a year ago. It took me a bit of time, but I am now on a monthly release schedule for my new music project “Vintage Bones,” and am excited to really jump into this and start implementing everything I learn here. I’m fortunate enough to have a strong team behind me, but I am excited to have them work along side me with what I am learning here so we can really hit our goals.

  • Aaron Konkol says:

    Hey everyone, I’ve been in the Insider’s Circle for a long time, but am just now getting active. Excited to finally start digging in!

  • Michelle Ripps says:

    Hey Everyone, Super excited to join in on the marketing fun!

  • Patrick Woods says:

    Hello. So, I’ve been doing Facebook like ads for awhile now, but I’m still stumped at how to get my landing page connected with my Facebook ads. Due to my naivety a few months back, I thought that was what a pixel was(LOL) but it turns out that pixels are simply for data mining. I still haven’t been able to connect my ads with my opt-in page. Any help with that would be much appreciated – thanks much!

    Patrick

    • Hi Patrick,

      Steve here from MMM Support.

      This comes down to what you’ve set your campaign objective to be. You want to choose either traffic, website conversions, or a custom conversion. In all cases, you’ll be able to set your ad’s destination link as your landing page.

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

      • Thanks, Steve. I kind of thought that to be the case. Right now, I’m just looking to have my squeeze page connected to my ad, when people click on it. I’m not looking to do any custom stuff yet, so I assume conversions would be the way to go? I’ll try that.

        Patrick

  • Leo Biollo says:

    Hello, my name is Leo Biollo. I’m looking at making my music a full time career. My music style has been labeled, “Melodic Thrash Metal.”

  • Colleen Clark says:

    Hi! I’m new (today) and looking forward to learning how to earn $ with my music.

    Thanks!

    Colleen πŸ™‚
    http://www.reverbnation.com/colleencclark

  • Micha Walter says:

    Hey Circle.

    I’ve just completed the 4 week Copy writing course as my introduction to this music marketing process. It was super helpful and insightful, but now its all about the WRITING and PROMOTING !! I produce music for various and diverse projects and always throw myself in deep to the point where I just want to do my best to promote these projects … so now I’m writing copy for 2 projects and am hoping that this insider circle is the right place to bounce some of these BOLD CLAIMS and NARRATIVES off other budding marketers and experts. See you in there!

    • John Oszajca says:

      Hey Micha,

      Welcome! You’re definitely in the right place. I see you’ve already found the forum. I’ll see you in there again soon, I’m sure πŸ™‚

      Thanks and welcome to the IC.

  • Toni Turi says:

    Hi to everybody,

    I am so glad to have joined this fantastic community, it was about time for me.

    I must be one of the very first oil & gas engineers in history that half way through his life entered music by chance, a profound transformation that radically changed my life.

    I primarily concentrate on modern pop rock music and from time to time I get involved with urban latin rhythms.

    Soon after I began a few yearso I reaized I could easily do my own song writing and the stuff that has been produced to date is gradually beginning to gather worldwide consensus.

    I did copywriting many years ago before the internet took off, and therefore as a a previous marketer I am into this unique position as I a now trying to make a very unusual marriage in between music and direct response marketing, this is an uncharted territory for me and for most of you I guess.

    Hopefully with the help of John things will eventually work out to win once and for this battle for sharing our music to the world.

    • Hi Toni,

      Welcome to Insider Circle. It’s great to have you here.

      Your previous understanding of direct response marketing, as well as copywriting will be a huge asset to your moving forward. We hope you enjoy the member content, and we very much look forward to interacting with you in the forums.

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

  • Tad Frizzell says:

    Hi all, my name is Tad and I manage the music of a composer and pianist with over 100 recorded pieces – Renara Akhoundova / renaramusic.com. I went through MMM4.0 and have a functional funnel, small list and some sales but no FB advertising yet. Happy to be here and to go to the next level.

    • Hi Tad,

      Welcome to Insider Circle and we’re happy to hear that you’ve got your funnel up and running. We hope you enjoy the monthly content, as well as the forums.

      Please let us know if we can ever help at all.

  • Jason Greenwald says:

    Jason here. I’m releasing an EP in early October.. Americana/Indy Folk/Country – singer-songwriter stuff.

    • Hi Jason,

      Welcome to Insider circle! It’s great to have you here.

      Please enjoy all of the previous monthly content, as well as joining us in the forum from time to time.

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

  • Nat Ripepi says:

    Hi All, I’m Nat, a singer songwriter from Perth, Australia. I was almost ready to give up on promoting my original music until I started listening to the MMM podcasts. John, you managed to ignite a little fire inside that I thought had long gone out! Can’t wait to sink my teeth into all of this. Thanks!

    • John Oszajca says:

      Hi Nat,

      Welcome to Insider Circle! It’s great to have you here. I’m really happy to hear that the podcast content has help reinvigorate you a bit. Thanks for listening.

      Let me know if I can ever help with anything.

  • Hay man this is some very cool stuff and I like it but this required lots of time!!Hi I’m jojo Romero I live in Troy NY I have grate music and my songs are professional well produced,this course is grate but needs plenty of time which I don’t have a lot off love it man thanks!!

    • Hi Joseph,

      Welcome to Insider Circle. Yes, there is a lot of content here, but you don’t need to tackle it all at once. Just make sure you download the current month’s lesson because you won’t be able to when the next lesson is released.

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

  • Augustus Stephens says:

    Hi,
    I’m Augustus and I am a singer-songwriter concentrating on comedy songs from my home in Rugby , UK.
    I’ve just completed my latest album and I’m going to use Music Marketing Manifesto to try to get it ‘out there’.
    Yours
    Augustus

    • Hi Augustus,

      Welcome to Insider Circle and congratulations on your upcoming release. Feel free to jump into the forums if you ever want any feedback on your marketing.

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

  • Zach Evans says:

    Hey everybody! Zach Evans here, I’m a pianist and producer, I specialize in mainly pop covers with a classical and/or orquestral feel to them. I make a living off of a website that sells online piano courses, excited to see how I can use these same online marketing strategies to market myself as a musician.

    • Hi Zach,

      Welcome to Insider Circle. It’s great to hear that you’re having so much success with your piano course website. I’m sure you’ll likely find a lot of crossover between the content here and you current business, as it relates to selling music to fans.

      Enjoy the forums and let us know if we can ever help at all.

  • Dino Jag La Vista says:

    Greetings friends of the earth! Gr8 to be in this space filled with hungry creatives.. here’s to continued learnings and growth for one & all! :~)

    • Hi Dino,

      Welcome to Insider Circle. We’re happy to see you’ve made your way over to this members area as well. Enjoy all of the content and please feel free to join us in the forums if you have questions, or want some feedback on your marketing.

  • Daniel Hanson says:

    Hey everyone! I’m happy to be a part of this community, from what I’ve read and seen thus far it feels very legit and informative. I’m a pop producer/singer/songwriter/keyboardist who’s music fuses a capella singing techniques with modern instrumental production styles. I’ve also been working on some creative covers of both classic and modern songs in this style.

    I never took the business side of music seriously because, like I think a decent number of musicians tend to think, I was mostly focused on the art. My perspective has matured a bit since then, so I’m eager to learn what I can from this program and try my best to make my dream of doing this for a living a reality.

    Thanks for all the clear guidance and instruction. Looking forward to getting started!

    • Hi Daniel,

      Steve here, from MMM Support. Welcome to Insider Circle. We’re happy that you decided to get started. Please let us know if we can ever help at all, or feel free to jump into the forums if you’d like some feedback on your marketing.

  • Kay Falola says:

    Hello all, I’m Kay Falola aka Dizzy K Falola, nice to be here, here to learn to bump up my music marketing. Excited about this.

    • Hi Kay,

      Welcome to Insider Circle! It’s great to have you here and we’re happy to see your enthusiasm as well.

      Enjoy the member content and please let us know if we can ever help with anything. Just drop us a line, or start a thread in the forums if you ever need some help.

  • Obrad Milutinovich says:

    Hello Insider’s Circle,
    I’m OBRAD. Brand new. Looking forward meeting, and learning, from new friends!

    • Hi Obrad,

      Welcome to the Insider Circle! It’s great to have you here and we look forward to interacting with you in the forums as well. Just start a thread if you’d like some feedback on your marketing, or if you have an issue you need some guidance on. Enjoy all of the lessons as well.

      Let us know if we can ever help at all.

  • Darriel Wills says:

    Excited about this journey !!

  • Dwain Messer says:

    And a great big welcome to all the new folks who have joined.

  • Neil Chapman says:

    Hey folks!

    Made it in to the Circle! Took a while (my confirmation email was in the spam folder). Duh!

    Hoping to catch you all in the forums.

    Love from London
    Neil

    • Hi Neil,

      Welcome to Insider Circle! It’s great to have you here.

      We’re glad you were able to locate the confirmation message and get registered. We tried to contact you by email as well because we didn’t see your member registration come through.

      We hope you enjoy all of the member content and please let us know if we can ever help with anything.

  • Lucinda Belle says:

    HI Guys

    I just wanted to introduce myself, I just signed up to MMM and the members area.

    Looking forward to getting know you all.
    Lucinda

  • Kate Arcangeli says:

    Hi! Kate Arcangeli here from Kalamazoo, MI! I am just getting my music career up and running. I am a powerful vocalist with a special emphasis on my original compositions written on the piano. My genre is difficult to box in but I sound the most similar to Paula Cole who is known for her big hits “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone” and “I Don’t Wanna Wait” from 1997-1998. Alternative rock and Contemporary Singer/Songwriter could be the most accurate description but my music has chamber pop influences too, similar to that of Bon Iver. I am deeply inspired by the mystical chants found in the ancient rites of Christianity and explore many elements of my ancestral heritage and faith. I am really excited to be a part of this group and devour all the information I possibly can!

  • Ben Evans says:

    Hello! I am Ben Evans, a songwriter from Wyoming!
    –Ben

    • Hi Ben,

      Welcome to Insider Circle! It’s great to have you here and as you can see, there is plenty of content here to absorb. Hopefully we’ll see you in the forums from time to time and please let us know if we can ever help with anything.

  • Javier Tucat Moreno says:

    Hola John & folks!
    I’m Javier, a Tango pianist and composer from Argentina, living in Berlin since 2000.
    I really want to crack the code and make it work! I’m sure, that with your help and inspiration I’ll be able do it.
    Best wishes for all of you!
    Javier

  • Andy Roman says:

    Greetings! Can you direct me to where I need to go to change my monthly method of billing? I’ve updated my card and I definitely want to remain a member of the Insider Circle! Thanks a million.

    Andy

  • Karen Law says:

    I’ve been going through the MMM course, and got up to writing my blog posts – thought it was about time I had a look around here too. I’m a contemporary folk songwriter from Queensland, Australia. Got two albums and ready to record a third next year. This time I want to actually sell it…

    • Hi Karen,

      Welcome to Insider Circle! Glad that you made your way here and we’re happy to hear that you’re doing another album next year.

      As you can see there is plenty of content to go through and we’re confident you’ll find a few strategies here that resonate with you and can build upon your MMM experience so far.

      Feel free to start a thread in the forum for more personalized feedback on your marketing and let us know if we can ever help as well.

  • Mike Sullivan says:

    Looking forward to getting to know everyone in the Insider Circle πŸ™‚

    • Hi Mike,

      This is Steve from Support. Welcome to Insider Circle and sorry to hear about the difficulties.

      Can you please tell us which lessons you had trouble with? We’re happy to look into getting the issue resolved for you.

      Thanks!

  • Mike Sullivan says:

    Hey John,

    New to this. Spent a few weeks and up to Lesson #21 however, however not all the links on the site work? Suggestions? I’d love to get the site working completely. Thanks John!

    Mike

  • Matt Shapiro says:

    Hey Gang-
    I’m a Montreal-born singer-songwriter based in NYC. Have a few albums under my belt and just finishing a brand new EP. Have always glossed over the marketing stuff and have paid the price for that. Ready to commit and see what comes. Happy to be here and keen to dive in:-)

    • Hi Matt,

      Welcome to Insider Circle. It’s good to have you here.

      As you can see there’s plenty of content here already and you are more than welcome to start a conversation in the forums, if you need any specific insight or feedback.

      Let us know if we can ever help at all as well.

  • John Anagnos says:

    Hi Jon,

    Please check out my bands landing page and let me know your thoughts; http://www.theriftla.com. I have made some edits to it and we now have some traffic coming to the site on a daily basis, but we are not seeing the traffic convert into email sign ups or sales of albums or merchandise yet… any feedback would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    John

    • Hi John,

      Steve here from support. Thanks for the link.

      Unfortunately I think the problem is that there isn’t actually a clear offer on that page, with instructions on how to get the offer. In other words, I see a small line of text that says “Join our mailing list and you’ll get a free song”, however that’s not going to be enticing enough to get people to take action, plus in comparison to everything else on the page, it’s so small that it’s almost and afterthought when it should be the focus of the page. I just don’t think this page makes people move to take a clearly defined action.

      Here’s an example of the kind of page you’d want to use instead:
      http://www.johnoszajca.xyz/freemusic/

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

  • Joe Tripp says:

    Hey ya’ll, I’m new to the Insider Circle and looking to learn more about Facebook Advertisement as I have been failing badly of late, and I need help. Love the course, John! Thanks for putting all of this together

    • Hi Joe,

      Welcome to Insider Circle! We hope you enjoy the content. Please feel free to start a thread in th appropriate forum, whenever you need some feedback on your marketing.

      Let us know if we can ever help at all as well.

  • Karen Grace says:

    Thanks very much for your advice in the coaching call tonight John. Amazing to be sitting on my little boat on the Thames, and be getting first hand advice from you from the other side of the world… Massive thanks for making this course and yourself so accessible. Game changer. πŸ™‚

    • John Oszajca says:

      Hi Karen,

      Thanks for being on the call. It’s great to hear that you’re having a good experience with everything.

      Let me know if I can ever help with anything else.

  • hasan harris says:

    hey new to insiders circle. excited as well

  • Dexter Moore says:

    Hi all,

    Just have moved home, studio and all – I’m in πŸ™‚

    After all these years: The way to do it yourself! The missing link to all my endeavours as a longterm independent artist. I walked away from a record in London ’76 after touring as lead guitarist in the support band on AC/DC’s UK tour. I had a deal yes but was sliced and diced in the process, it was nasty. I sold or gave away everything I had except a guitar and lived homeless in Europe busking and picking grapes. It was honest and noble and more aligned with the journey of the artist. I’m still on that journey but teach sound production diplomas as well as write, perform, record and release my music. My last project ‘Mystery Person’ was completed at Abbey Rd and pressed to vinyl in Germany. Big budget, all worked for and covered by myself, family support and a crowdfunding campaign. I had a successful warm-up launch but sold zero tickets to the big one in Sydney. Job went. Money bottomed out. Driving for Uber and picking up bread and butter gigs while 500 vinyls and q000 CD’s languish in the cupboard. I am in MMM4 and the circle here to learn exactly how I can finally eradicate this cycle of doom, and pretty much support my new projects with my previous projects. I really like the vibe of what I have read here and I’m happy to share together whatever is for the benefit of all. Best wishes to all and big thanks to John and team.

    • Hi Dexter,

      Welcome to Insider Circle and thanks for introducing yourself. We hope that you enjoy the content here and hopefully we’ll see you in the forums from time to time.

      Let us know if we can ever help at all, as well.

  • Maria Del Rey says:

    Greetings!

    Day one on the insiders circle. Ive been a recording artist with majors before but starting a fresh new project with indie passion. Need some up to date real world schooling. Super happy to be here.

    • Hi Maria,

      Welcome to the Insider Circle! It’s great to have you hear.

      Enjoy the content and feel free to start a thread in the forum, if you need help or feedback on your marketing.

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

  • Beau Stephenson says:

    Hey guys! I bought the program a bit ago, but am just getting around to starting these materials and interacting here.

    Just dropped a single today, which I’m excited to build an offer around.

    Here’s to greener pastures for all of our music careers!

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/always-did-single/id1260910446

    Beau

    • Hi Beau,

      Welcome the Insider Circle. It’s great to have you here.

      We really hope you make the most of the existing content and enjoy all of the upcoming monthly lessons as well.

      Feel free to start a conversation in the forum, if you ever need help, or if you have something cool you want to share.

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

  • Sidney Pitts says:

    Hi all finally have the time to do what I need to do. Gods speed to all, we are the future! Thanks for be alive during these times John, keep on living and please keep doing what you do!

    • Hi Sidney,

      Welcome to the Insider Circle! As you can see there’s a lot of content here. We hope you get a lot out of it and hopefully we’ll see you in the forums from time to time.

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

  • Harpo says:

    Hello All,

    I am half of an acoustic duo based in Ontario. Keen to learn! We are just getting ready to record our first album, and want to handle things right going forward. Look forward to talking with you!

  • Hi All I’m to the insider. and Also i’m francophone Hip-hop artist living in Canada. Happy to learn the secret of selling music

    • Hi Wise,

      Welcome! Great to see you in the Insider Circle!

      Enjoy the content and feel free to start a thread in the forums, if you have anything you want us to review and give you some feedback on.

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

  • Lex Land says:

    So excited to finally be hooked into a musical community that is not just winging it or waiting for “industry” to happen to them. Thanks so much for providing real and practical marketing techniques beyond all those super-basic “duh” blog posts out there suggest. Really enjoyed working through MMM and really pumped to dig a little deeper into this stuff.

    • Hi Lex,

      Welcome to Insider Circle. Happy to hear that the MMM strategy makes sense for you and that you’re now looking to expand upon it.

      Be sure to start a forum thread if you ever need any feedback on your marketing.

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

  • I no longer have access to the insiders circle and I was wonder how can I become part of it again I see that I am still receiving invites from when I was apart of it before, however I cannot get access to it as of now

  • Hi I would like to have access to the insiders circle again I had it when I first purchased the MMM program but I never used it I think I don’t have access to it now due to not paying monthly it says on my e mail receipt that I have the 40% discount for life. I just need to know where or how do I pay the 27.00 monthly fee to get access to this mastermind forum again please

  • Erica Joy Freiert says:

    Hey All, I am new to the Insider Circle. I’m stoked to get to know everyone and learn how to find the tribe.

    • Hi Erica,

      Welcome to Insider Circle. It’s great to have you here.

      We hope you enjoy all of the latest and previous content and we hope to see you in the forums from time to time as well.

      Let us know if we can ever help with anything.

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