Question: I still don’t get it, explain this to me
Answer: Indie 360 is a service by an independent record
company called 3000 Records. We help independent Bands & Artists
get exposure by including 1 song on a Co-Op CD (compilation). The
CDs are distributed free to people in the Music Industry, and the
general public. Being on our Co-Op CD allows you to get your music
heard by 1000’s of listeners, including people who can make a
difference in your music career.
OK, where exactly will these CDs be distributed?
Answer: The CDs are distributed worldwide, but mostly in the US, Canada,
Europe, Australia, and Japan. We send the CDs to Radio Stations, Magazines, Record
Companies, Film & T.V Production Companies, plus the participating Bands &
Artists. To see examples visit www.examples.indie360.com
Wait just a minute. Is this some kind of scam?
Answer: Sounds like a good deal? That's because it is. Keep
in mind this service is by Musicians for Musicians. We are totally
legit, honest, and hard working people. See the complete list of
Bands and Artists we've worked with since 1996 at www.3000records.com
How can you allow ANY Band or Artist to sign up for this?
Answer: We get
this question a-lot. In the last 10 years we have found that the
Musicians who choose to participate are usually excellent. Our job
is not to listen to CDs all day and decide who should and who should
not sign up. Instead, we make sure that we do OUR job which is to
promote the music and get the exposure you deserve. Some Musicians
have expressed that they are "too good" to be on a
compilation with just anyone.. This is not a project for egomaniacs
or music snobs! This project is for realistic, dedicated, and
talented Musicians with quality music.
What about Copyrights?
Answer: Participants will keep all rights to their own music.
Our Terms of Agreement are non-exclusive. That is the best
kind of agreement out there!!! Though recommended, it is not a
requirement to Copyright your music to participate in this Co-Op CD
What happens after I register to reserve my space?
Answer: Once you register, your space on our next promotional
campaign will be
reserved. You will have until the final deadline to send in your
music on CD or CD-R, along with your final payment.
Question: What if spaces become full, or not enough Bands
& Artists register by the deadline?
Answer: These campaigns are organized by volume number (Vol. 1,2,3,4..etc). If spaces on a
Co-Op CD become
full, the Band or Artist will get an immediate space reserved on the
next CD (the next volume number). If not enough Bands & Artists
register, there will be a deadline extension to allow more Bands
& Artists to sign up..
long will I have to wait before my music is sent to the radio DJs
and Music Industry contacts?
Answer: Each promotional campaign depends on how many
participants we get, and how quickly they send in their music and
final payment. To make things run effectively, this takes time and
patience from everyone involved. Most promotional campaigns can take
about 4 months of organization plus time for mastering, CD
duplication, and shipping! We work hard to ensure things go as
smoothly and quickly as possible. You are always welcome to check in
with us, and ask how things are coming along.
Question: How much time do I get on the CD?
Answer: Songs must be 4 minutes and 20 seconds or
less. Due to limited space, there will be a minimal cost for
songs that go over the time allowed.
Who else is going to be on the CD, and what are the music styles?
Answer: Most music styles are accepted. We feature a wide
variety of music genres on each CD! Don't worry, since we
include a Band / Artist Description Sheet for the radio DJs and
Music Industry contacts they know what to expect when they listen to
the CD. This gives everyone a fair chance at getting their song
Do I need to send in my CD, or demo before I can participate?
Answer: No. We find that those who choose to participate are
serious and enthusiastic Bands & Artists. Most are very
talented, some just plain gifted. We will reserve the right to
refuse any music we do not find appropriate for this service.
Which song should I include on the Co-Op CD?
Answer: It is up to each participating Band & Artist
which song they would like to include. You should
probably use the song that best represents your music. Consider
using a song that you would use on a "single".
Can my song have swearing in it?
Question: What does the
Registration Fee, and Participation fee cover?
Answer: Yes, as long as the swearing is "bleeped"
out or edited. DJs will not play your song if your song has audible
swearing. If you cannot fix this, use a different song.
Answer: We have many expenses in funding this project, and
even the little things really add up fast. Expenses are kept very
low so there are no unnecessary charges to you. The list of expenses
is as follows...
*Top quality CD manufacturing *Type-setting/Layout *CD mastering
(engineer + studio-time) *Plastic sleeves *CD inserts *Shipping
materials (boxes, bubble wrap envelopes, tape, printing labels,
etc..) *Shipping (US & International) *Our PO Box rental *Office
supplies (computers, telephones, etc…) *Web site development *Web
hosting *Auto-responder subscription *Our toll free number *Long
distance phone bill (US & International) *Advertising budget
(magazine ads, internet ads, flyers, etc…) *Gas money *AND of
course our hard working staff working on the organization,
distribution of the CDs and other promotional materials *Plus other
What is the link to the "Info. Packet"?
Answer: The link is http://www.infopacket.indie360.com