9 Billboard Chart Positions, 30,000 Email Subscribers, and 9000 Albums Sold Using MMM – Podcast Episode #22
In episode #22 of the Music Marketing Manifesto Podcast we are going to speak with Josh Solomon of The Empty Pockets. Josh is a Music Marketing Manifesto member who used what he learned in the course to transform his band’s last album release from a “flop” into an ENORMOUS indie success story.
When the band’s latest album, The Ten Cent Tour, was released two years ago they had little to show for it…
They had sold a mere 298 copies of the album upon release, they had approximately 500 fans on their mailing list, and about 1000 followers on Facebook… Not where most of us ultimately aim to be 🙁
Shortly thereafter, Josh signed up for Music Marketing Manifesto 3.0 and began applying the strategies he learned in the course.
Fast forward two years and The Empty Pockets’ Facebook following has hit 13,000, their mailing list has climbed to 30,000, and they have sold more than 9,000 copies of their album. In fact, at last check they were crushing 9 different Billboard charts…
Those numbers are climbing EVERY day and all of this is happening with an album that was released TWO YEARS AGO, which is virtually unheard of in the “mainstream” music industry.
Josh has been kind enough to join us in this episode of the MMM Podcast to share his band’s story, let us in on exactly what they have done to achieve their success, and to share his perspective on the new music business, and more specifically, direct to fan marketing.
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Once more, I’d like to be sure an extend a big THANK YOU to Josh for taking the time to join us on this episode and for giving us an exciting peak at an impressive indie success story, still on the rise.
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