Does Music Marketing Manifesto 4.0 actually Work?

Without a doubt, the internet can be a scary place. And understandably, a lot of people who are just getting familiar with me and/or Music Marketing Manifesto have questions about whether or not the course is any good, if the system works, or my personal favorite… If it’s “just some kind of a scam?”

Well, rather than try and convince you of the merits of MMM, I thought I’d let a few actual members tell you themselves. And no, no one was paid, or incentivized in any way to say this stuff 🙂

  • “Before I bought MMM I had about 500 email subscribers and had sold less than 300 copies of my latest album. But then I came across MMM and applied the core strategy to my career. Now my email list is over 30,000 and I have sold over 9,000 copies of that same album. At one point that album was near the top of 9 different Billboard charts, simultaneously. Amazing!” – Josh Solomon of the Empty Pockets. (Americana, Rock)
  • “Hey John, we’re on the way back from vacation, and my record promoter just called to tell me I just debuted at #30 on Billboard… I’m pretty happy about that and wanted you to be one of the first to know!! It’s not an overstatement to say that I couldn’t have done it without you.” – Charley Langer (Smooth Jazz)
  • Janiva Magness“John oszajca helped me with the marketing on my last two albums. Both albums climbed to #5 on Billboard’s Blues Charts, and the last one was nominated for a GRAMMY. John is my music marketing Ninja! Follow his advice and your music career will flourish.” – Janiva Magness (Blues Artist)
  • Jason-Scheff“I’ve always been one who loves connecting with people, so John’s teaching was perfect timing for me. He has created systems in marketing that retain the human touch. I can’t say enough about him. He’s my music marketing guru. Whether you’re an established artist or someone just starting out, do yourself a favor and make the small financial investment to become one of his students.” – Jason Scheff (Lead Vocalist and Bass Player for 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted “Chicago”)
  • billy burke“John’s marketing techniques, not only took my debut album “Removed” out of obscurity and set the all-time single day sales record at CD Baby, we even made the Billboard charts! Don’t deny your music a real path to success.” – Billy Burke (Singer Songwriter)
  • “Using your “windowing” strategy my last album “Made in Gaspésie” charted at #14 in the Billboard World Chart!!! I’m pretty proud of that.” – Eric John Kaiser (Parisian Americana)

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Still Not Convinced? The testimonials above are just a small sample of testimonials that I’ve received about Music Marketing Manifesto. You can find MANY more testimonials here.


  • jordan says:

    yess!!! looking foreword to beginning my MMM journey very soon!

  • timothy says:

    rockin it. 🙂

    and I wanna rock some more!!!!!

  • Andrew lagaluga says:

    Hey John,
    Love your inspiration – am looking forward to purchasing your course. Are there any ongoing costs – I know you need an autresponder – is there anything else?


    • John Oszajca says:

      Hi Andrew,

      Thanks for your interest.

      Like with any business, there are some tools that I recommend you use to manage your marketing and a few of them cost money. Just to clarify, these are NOT services of mine but rather third party services I recommend. I’ll break them down for your here, however you may already have much of this in place.

      1) You’ll likely need to purchase a web domain (even if you already have an existing website.) Web domains generally cost about $10- $12 per year, so that’s a small expense.

      2) Secondly you’ll need a typical web host. The one that I recommend in the course is roughly $9.00 per month (with a discount for purchasing the whole year). Just as a side note, a lot of artists confuse this with site-builder platforms like Bandzoogle or Host Baby. These are not typical web hosts and are very limiting in terms of granting you access to the server and the ability to upload files and customize your site. You will ideally want to have a traditional web host to use the MMM template that is included in the course and to be able to follow along with John’s lesson plan.

      3) The third ongoing expense is the autoresponder service. This is the mechanism that allows you to collect subscriber email addresses and send out both pre-scheduled emails and real time broadcasts> It’s probably the most important tool you will need and it starts at $19.95 a month (for up to 500 subscribers). In the course I give you a link that will get you a $1 trial. This cost will increase slightly as you hit higher subscriber number milestones. However because your money is going to come from people subscribed to your autoresponder, this expense is easily offset by sales.

      The only other additional expenses you’ll likely ever come across, are any additional marketing tools/services that you might decide to purchase, as well as any budget you may have for advertising. However the goal with MMM 3.0 is to get a return on your investment, which means earning more than you spend in advertising so all of these expenses are potentially off set by earnings, though that will of course depend on the performance of your campaigns.

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

    • Andrew lagaluga says:

      Cheers for replying so quickly,
      I hope you don’t mind, but can I ask what product you sold 1.5 million of ? Is there a course to learn how to get that type sales out side of Music Marketing Manifesto? I’m interested in business outside of music as well.

      • John Oszajca says:

        Hi Andrew,

        Thanks for following up. Those sales number are cumulative from all of my many online businesses, across a few different markets. I quote that number just to give you the sense that I know what I’m doing from the standpoint of marketing and selling online.

        There are certainly plenty of courses out there that teach direct response marketing online, similar to what I’m teaching in my various courses. The difference of course being that I focus mainly on artists selling music to fans, which is quite specific. There would certainly be plenty of crossover into other markets in the application of what I teach here, but my content is specific to selling music online.

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

  • Hey John,

    Great stuff. Stumbled upon your content somehow and thinking about taking what seems like a pleasant plunge 😛

    I have a question about the free music downloads. In the past we have given away songs for free via noisetrade. Do you think that is a good idea, or is it best to integrate the free downloads into your own website?


    • John Oszajca says:

      Hi Phil,

      Thanks for your interest. Great question.

      The important thing about the free downloads is that you should be getting an email subscriber in exchange for them. Therefore you want to offer them from your own web site, on a squeeze page, like I talked about the the Blueprint Video.

      You’re using the free tracks as a means of opening a dialog and building a relationship, with people who are likely to buy your music, when you eventually make them an offer to do so. That’s how you begin to build your email subscriber list.

      Please let me know if I can ever help with anything else.

  • Carmen says:

    Hi John,
    I’m so glad that I have found your awesome package. I will be purchasing it in the next couple of days! I have just a quick question..
    I am also looking at not only promoting my husband and mines music, but also starting to
    Work on other online drop shipping businesses. After learning that you also have experience with other online businesses, would I be correct in thinking that I could take what I learn here in your course for online music promotion and apply it to other online business promotions. The main reason I ask this is because I am also looking at purchasing another traninv course for online drop shipping business developement, but it is more than five times the price of yours. So just thinking I might be able to learn much of the same principals through your training.
    🙂 carmen

    • John Oszajca says:

      Hi Carmen,

      Thanks for your interest and for getting in touch. I’m really happy to hear I’ll be seeing you in the members area soon.

      Yes, while MMM 3.0 directly deals with selling music to your fans, you will find a lot of crossover in the strategy for other businesses. Just keep in mind that those markets and the approaches to them, are going to be different.

      While I’m confident MMM 3.0 will help you tremendously with the basics for getting started in other markets, keep in mind that it never hurts to invest in your education on something specific to what you are trying to accomplish there.

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

  • Aaron Trumm says:

    Yo John! Thanks for the email conversation over the last few days! Getting MMM 3.0 now and gonna take your methods for a spin! Go for (not)broke! 🙂

    • John Oszajca says:

      Hi Aaron,

      Happy to take the time to explain a bit of the program to you. Thanks for your interest. I look forward to seeing you in the members area.

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

  • Hi John,

    I gotta question for you: Can a “Squeeze Page” be created on Facebook?
    I also have a personal website (built myself from scratch 10 years ago). I’ve used to capture music students. I have total control of the code (unlike all the Social media sites). Can a Squeeze page be an isolated page on MY personal site? Or should it be completely separate from all social media sites / personal sites? Should all of these other sites simply point in unison to the same “Squeeze page” that is separate from them all?

    Just wondering… Thanks so much for all the inspiration!!

    • John Oszajca says:

      Hi Kate,

      Great questions! To answer you first question, yes, you can have a squeeze page on Facebook. However it involves setting up an html app on your fan page.

      To answer your second question, yes, it is most beneficial for you to keep your squeeze page separate from any of your social content, or your official website. The reason for that is because a squeeze page is meant to quickly get a person’s attention, while making them an offer and giving them a strong call to action. This should all take place in about 15 seconds or so. If you give people links to other content, they will likely click away from the squeeze page, satisfy their curiosity and then leave without signing up.

      So I usually recommend that artists wait to share other content, until the person has subscribed to your email list. Then you can send them to what ever content you want them to see.

      You can certainly point to your squeeze page from all of your other sites, but you don’t want to point to those sites from the squeeze page. Make sense?

      You can find out more about the strategy here:

      Please let me know if I can ever help with anything else.

  • Marc says:

    Hi John. First, I have to say that I am so glad I found this. Your program is exactly what I have been looking for and I already have the cash earmarked to get it on payday. Thank You for going through the struggle so we can all benefit from your knowledge. Second, I have a question for you. Can the strategies and ideas you present in MMM 3.0 be used in other fields outside of music as well? I am a cancer survivor and in addition to promoting my music I would like to promote and raise awareness for certain cancer charities as well. Any thoughts on this?

    • John Oszajca says:

      Hi Marc,

      Thanks for the kind words and for your interest. Great question!

      Yes, this strategy actually works quite well across a large number of markets and industries online. In fact I was using it in another business first, which ultimately led me to using this strategy for selling music.

      Obviously the approach to the market is going to vary, but you can certainly use this strategy to promote many different things.

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

  • Mattz Johns says:

    Oh ! A sad story here ! My 35 original songs and 24 youtube videos are still under the dark even if, the songs are available in all major music stores by worldwide ! Every night, have decided to give up the music talents but morning ,forgot the decision, and starts to sing again like a singing bird at sunrise ! Weird? lol
    Any hope in a hopeless situation, dear loving Mr. John Oszajca in my story?

    • John Oszajca says:

      Hi Mattz,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      I tend to not focus on youtube as much as other means. Not because youtube can’t get you a lot of exposure, it can, but people don’t often click away from youtube to visit other sites, while they are viewing.

      A huge part of my strategy revolves around building a targeted list of subscribers and marketing directly to that list. This gives you chance to keep your music and your offers to buy it, in front of people.

      Most times when someone is exposed to your music for the first time, they won’t buy. When you’re talking about youtube in particular, most people tend to keep watching videos, rather than taking an action you want them to take (clicking through the where they can buy your music).

      That said, I do recommend that artists directly link to their squeeze page from their youtube video descriptions, just in case people do want to click over and find out more about you. As mentioned in the Blueprint video, your squeeze page is where you offer a few free downloads, in exchange for people signing up to your email list.

      That email follow up is really where things start to happen for you because with this approach, your sale results are in direct proportion to the size of your list.

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

  • Yoan says:

    Hi man! Simple question, the ”Download Now” button, is it possible to change the language to french or to choose what we wanna write? My fans are french speaking.


    • John Oszajca says:

      Hi Yoan,

      Yes, you can absolutely market in whichever language is appropriate for your target audience and creating custom download buttons is not difficult at all. You can create one yourself with a free service like or just go to and pay someone $5 to do it for you.

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

  • maurice ellis says:

    yess!!! I am geeked up about this john!! I have so much on my plate. I am trying to do this independent thing!! I want to 1 day run my own label, independently and with your help I got faith that IL end up on top!! I may need some tough guidance but IL go a thousand miles if your willing to help me bro!! I just started making beats digitally and I am loving it!! I also rap and do r&b music as well and I am just excited about getting my music to that next level!! I am in Fort Wayne Indiana but I am originally from Chicago, so with that being said you know my struggles I also just lost my brother to cancer and I really just want to make it in his honor, considering the fact that he loved my music as well!! IL be waiting for your response and thanks again, from the heart bro!!

    • John Oszajca says:

      Hi Maurice,

      Happy to hear that you are digging what I’m doing on the site. You mentioned awaiting my response, but my apologies, I didn’t see a question in your comment.

      Is there anything specific that I can help you with?

      Let me know and I’m happy to try and help.

  • Hey I am in the same position as Ashanti, all my music at this point is home recorded on Cubase and pretty raw by any standard. I want to get going but am thinking I should first get at least 6 songs done up to full studio quality so as to have something to market. any thoughts? As they say you only get one chance at a first impression.

    PS. I was and am looking at network marketing as a way to make money in general with Product B and a few other health products and spiritual books, so this music marketing sounds very exciting.

    • John Oszajca says:

      Hi Christopher-George,

      I can totally appreciate wanting to make a good first impression with the quality of your music. However, there’s no better time than the present to get started on building your email list. So even if you’ve only got a few raw tracks, you can certainly offer one or two in exchange for people signing up to your list, just to get started.

      Then you’ll actually have people to send over to the new stuff once it’s finished, and possibly even make them an offer to buy it.

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

  • Ashanti says:

    I am stoked to get started, but before I jump in, I want to share my biggest concern-
    I am not in the stage where I think I have enough market ready music yet! I will have 2 professional demos finished by August, and am working on home recording. I am worried I don’t have enough to offer the world, and work at too slow a pace to keep people interested.


    • John Oszajca says:

      Hi Ashanti,

      While the goal is ultimately to sell music, as long as you have a free song download or two to offer people on a squeeze page, that will be enough to get you started building your email list and a relationship with your subscribers.

      Eventually when your demos are done and want to possibly offer them for sale, at least you should have some people on your list to offer the album to when it’s ready.

      My only other thought is that you might want to hold off on paid traffic until you have some product in your funnel and can see an actual return on your ad spend.

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

  • John,

    Being that I have semi knowledge of the business world on top of being a bassist for nearly 35 years, I have to commend you with your inspiration. I have one question for you. How far fetched is it to sell just a single with your strategy? I have a feeling that you’re going to say, “Not far at all!”. I’d like to hear your comments on that.

    Currently working on a smooth jazz album of 12 songs and one is deffinitley ready for mastering. Got 5 others in the works right now and we’re rollin’. I’ve been a subscriber of yours for a couple years. Although I’ve not done anything about it, you’ve been in the back of my mind. When you sent out the news of MMM 3.0, I rolled up my sleeves and said, “YES”. By the way, I call it, the “Triple M-J.O.” (J.O. meaning JOHN OSZAJKA… Gotta give credit where credit is due, bro. It just rolls off the tongue easier than “MMM” for me when I say it:) … Hope you don’t mind)

    I am absolutely convinced with your strategy. I have been setting aside small bits of money to purchase MMM 3.0. Look for my name… You’re gonna see it. What you’re asking for in the sale of your product is well worth it’s weight in gold.

    For now though, I just wanted to hollar at you to say thanks. I think, no… I KNOW that I speak for everyone responding to you through your email blasts and advertising. You are truly an awesome person, musician to give to the musical community. The gratitude I personally have in my heart for you spreading the love goes beyond more than I can say. Thank you for giving your knowledge and expertise, talent and skills for everyone to take with them and to help them (myself included) and to help them enjoy the fruits of their musical labor. I don’t think you’ve tapped into just our local, national community of musicians, you’ve tapped into a WORLD of them.

    Your excitement and your longing to help turn around what’s been frustrating for all of us is obvious. Thank you for your gift of giving. Thank you for your knowledge, advice, and teachings. Bless you 100 fold of success coming back to you, bro. Many wishes for success in your own musical projects too, all the same….

    Again, thank you…


    • John Oszajca says:

      Hi Sally,

      Thanks so much for your comment and for the kind words.

      While it really isn’t far fetched at all to sell a single with this strategy, I tend to focus more on selling albums because I’m focused on getting a positive ROI. When you are selling only a single, the profit margin is so low, that it makes it nearly impossible to turn a profit, or get positive ROI, especially if you go into some sort of paid ad campaign.

      Also, it’s just as hard to sell a 99 cent single as it is to sell to an entire album, so your best bet is to try to make the profit margin as large as it can be within reason. That’s my opinion about the approach anyway.

      Thanks again and let me know if I can ever help with anything else.

  • John Oszajca says:

    Thanks for your interest, Sunny!

    Let me know if I can ever help with anything.

  • Sunny James says:

    Hey John
    Thanks for the testimonies for your system sounds like a great system to help out musicians

    Sunny : )

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