All About Promotion and Income Generation

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BergR / Ryan Berg 1yr+12mo ago
Hi, has anyone here used crowd sourcing to help fund releases? This is for off this site stuff. I'm interested in hearing your thoughts?

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Deeptrope / John Heavern 2 years ago
Perhaps this expresses my previous post better. I wrote it immediately afterward. This is here for the message only, but if someone feels "froggy" and wants to compose to it, I'm thinking rock. I think I express myself better this way... © 2019 John Heavern, Got No Paparazzi V1 Seems that feelings deep inside are shaky sites to follow. Mission brings my reeling pride to take a bite and swallow. Try to play a tricky game of popularity, but it always ends the same: my vision getting buried. Ch Got no paparazzi snappin? shots around me. Not a sound, but do without, ?cause nothin?s gonna stop me. Calling leans me forward, movement of a loner. Truthfully, I must concede: so far, it?s dreams to nowhere. V2 Marketing is not my strength, it?s kind of in-betweening Hard to go the greatest length when life keeps intervening. Lost in disillusion, solutions are evasive. Cost of my confusion forsakes imagination. Br Life has given destination lots of shifting occupations. Sighted signs of aptitude in compromising revolution. Flaws are raised and quickly comin?, rats are racin?, keep me runnin?. Lost in bubbles that are popping ?cause I got no paparazzi. V3 Reaching out is never kin to passive introversion. Seas of doubt are measured in a dream of mass dispersion. Confidence is calling loudly, rising from my reason. Common sense, no easy route in tides of drowning feelin?s.

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Deeptrope / John Heavern 2 years ago
Hello Kompozers! I've been a member of this collab site (and "Procollabs") for 9 months now. Time for a reality check. I am assuming most members of this group are at least somewhat serious about moving forward with their musical endeavors. Being strickly a lyricist, this site has been instrumental and essential in learning to adapt my "cold writes" to some great compositions and helping me realize that I can actually help to produce (I believe)songs that are pretty good. I am very grateful to all involved in giving me confidence and assurance, and aiding in the ongoing development of my writing form/process. Creative writing is the love of my life! :-) I put demos on Soundcloud, Reverbnation, Youtube, Facebook (stream only) for exposure/promotion purposes. Problem is, I'm not really sure whom or what I'm trying to reach! What's the "next level" and am I good enough to get there if I figure it out? Do "professional songwriting teams" simply form exclusively through "hit and miss" collaborative efforts such as these, or are there still major labels that hire people for their "major artists"? I'm not claiming to be good enough for the latter, but would love the opportunity to find out! :-) Being a free thinker, I admit that research isn't my strength, it's time I could be writing(in between earning a living and "life", in general). I'm kind of at a "crossroads" here. Whatever the case, I will continue to pursue this, but could never forgive myself if I didn't give this dream my best effort! Again, my sincere gratitude to all who have made this possible, regardless of where it may (or may not) leads! :-) There's plenty of examples of my work on this site if anyone's curious and I'm sure I've worked with some of you. All comments/suggestions welcome. I have rarely ever grown in an area of life without taking a few "blows to my chin"! :-) Thanks for your time and continuing support, it means a lot to me! John

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Magnusxsvanfeldt / Magnus Svanfeldt 2yr+4mo ago
Does anyone have experience of Magroove? A new distribution platform.

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nemonty / NE MONTY 2yr+5mo ago
I came across this distribution comparison chart on facebook and thought to post. It is hard to read but you can zoom in, but take a look at some of the distributors that have been around for a long time and with low fee's...........since there's no money in music anymore so why pay high fee's? (Also posted in the "Links" page) (chart is located towards the bottom of the page)

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kman / Andreas Thiele 2yr+6mo ago
I need some advice on distribution platforms. I was asked to give my IPI-/CAE-Number for distrubution. Unfortunately I don't have one. I don't like to become a member of the German GEMA (where I guess I'd get such number assigned to), because I myself would have to pay if I'd perform my music publicly. And of course there is an anual fee. Looks like Tunecore would create such number for me? offers a distribution service which costs less and I guess they'd also need an IPI? Does anybody know if Tunecore or LANDR create this number for me. Do you have a recommendation in this matter?

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xd238 / Ken Shabby - livin' up in d-Attic 2yr+8mo ago
Million$ made on Spotify 2018.....

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aliceminguez / Alice Minguez 2yr+9mo ago
Anyone heard of Futurefy? Is it ?legit?? I got this message on SoundCloud: ?Hallo Alice Minguez, are you interested in FREE promotion on our plattform FUTUREFY. ? I found your track right now: We can repost your track and also submit it to our 23k Youtube Channel and Homepage with download gate gathering new followers for you. We do special videos with own brand as you can see here: And also put it on our Playlists on Spotify. If interested we can also sign other unsigned music from you (if this one signed already or so) in the future to our label Futurefy. and tell you more about it. Futurefy is just a brand but we are in music business over 17 years with great connections and wide audience of solid listeners. We do not just put a release out, we seek personally for good music and we are NOT a self-artistpromotion-releasing service. Check our work: Please let me know. Would be cool to start something.? ??- I?m not quite sure what to make of this. Sounds too good to be true. Advice, please??

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lior / Lior Porat 2yr+11mo ago
Hi 2 U all, i just stumbled into a good website i think it worth a check. i'm still investigating it but i think its something good. check it out and let me also know what you also think.

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ShannonB / Shannon Bannister 3 years ago
I spent some time yesterday organizing my projects in a Word document so that I can get ready to seek publishing. I look at things like whether or not I did any of the actual writing (lyric or melody), what the project is waiting for from me (usually vocal seps for a better mix), whether or not a mix has been done that includes my vocals. If I didn't write any of the song, but only did the vocals, I won't try for publishing, because I didn't really have a part in the composition process. So far I am working through my peterrand stuff, because there have been several with him in which I actually contributed lyrics. When sending to publishers you only need 3 songs, and I am getting really close, just with Peter's stuff. I have some older stuff of mine in various stages of completion that I will be sending as well. The great thing about music publishing is that your product doesn't have to be finished. You just have to be able to get your basic idea across, if you are willing to let someone else take your music and run with it. If you're good enough to get your product published as is ( which I would never be able to do on my own), even better! Another thing in my files is whether on not I have put a song on my SoundCloud. Soundcloud has nothing to do with making money, of course, but it might have something to do with promotion. It's encouraging to get the notification, even if just one person likes your song or is following you. And it's good for keeping all of your music in one place. I only use FB if my vocal is featured.

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