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INDIE 360 - Independent Music Promotion Services!

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Dear Artist,

Hello! We realize that you put your own valuable time, energy, and money into making quality music. It's completely understandable that you would want your music to be heard in an effective way. That is why we created "Indie 360", a project for All Music Styles including Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, Country, Acoustic, Electronic, Jazz, Blues, Metal, etc. etc...

We duplicate original music on a Co-Op CD (compilation) called "Radio Now!" and we distribute the CDs worldwide for promotional purposes. We also print Download Cards as a great tool for promoting music to new listeners. Think of "Indie 360" as a promotional vehicle that gets your music into the hands of people who can make a difference in your music career. Whether you have a a few songs recorded or a "Single" off your CD, we can get your music noticed. With everyone's participation, Indie 360 is not only effective music promotion, it's truly Musicians helping Musicians!

Since 1996 our independent record label "3000 Records" has been dedicated to helping Musicians. We have successfully organized quality compilation projects featuring music throughout the US and Internationally. Throughout the years 3000 Records has earned the trust of thousands of Artists and Bands. 

Scroll down to read through this Info. Packet for what's included, station examples, pricing, etc... Feel free to get in touch anytime with your questions! You can also review The Questions and Answers Section.

Warm Regards,

Terrance D. Schemansky & 3000 Records Staff
Phone: #1-888-Indie-360 or 1-586-480-3000 (mobile) 
or +.01.586.480.3000 (international)
Email   

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To Register Visit www.access.indie360.com 

You Work Hard On Your Music. Now Make It Count! Over the years we have found that those who choose to participate in our projects are already serious about their music! This is Not a contest where you submit your music for a mere "chance" to be heard. We do Not intend to sell your music, or retain ANY rights to your song(s). If you want an effective way to gain more exposure to radio DJs and other folks in the Music Industry, plus thousands of new listeners, that's exactly what we will do for you.

REGIONS: Promotional contacts are located in the following regions:  

USA  /  Canada  /  Europe  /  Australia / Japan

3000 Records has established valuable connections with Music Industry contacts throughout the world. Just type "Record Company" in Google or Yahoo! We come up on the very first page next to Columbia Records, Atlantic Records, Interscope Records and others. About half of the contacts we promote music to are located in the USA, and the other half are located mostly in Canada, Europe, and Australia. Each contact has either contacted us asking for music, or we have asked for permission to send new music to them. We will not send your music to anyone who does not want to receive our CDs. You can be confident that your music will get heard! 

IT'S ALL INCLUDED: The Step by Step List of Services and Benefits!

  First we include your song on a Co-Op (compilation) CD called "Radio Now!" with professional quality studio equipment by a Studio Engineer. This includes matching your song's volume levels to the other songs on the CD.

  Next we add your song on One Thousand copies of the CD (including B&W printing on the CD, clear plastic sleeve, with a two panel glossy CD insert) to be used for promotion with other great Bands & Artists. We also include your information on a Band And Artist Description Sheet.

  Your song also becomes available on Seven Thousand download cards through Music Batch. The cards are used for promotion to new listeners who can download a digital copy of the "Radio Now" compilation. This is done through a "zip file" which allows for quick and easy download for users to load their MP3 players with new independent music. Indie 360 is the one and only way to get your music promoted with Music Batch by 3000 records!

  You get twenty (20) copies of the CD to sell for profit or give away to fans. You also get a copy of the Band & Artist Description Sheet for your reference. Note: We (3000 Records) will never sell this CD.

  You also get two hundred and fifty (250) download cards where your song will be available for download along with the other songs on the compilation. You can give these away as a promotional offer to fans at shows, or anywhere. These cards offer instant digital access to our "Radio Now!" compilations. Note: We (3000 Records) will never sell your music download.

  You benefit from great exposure along with potential airplay, reviews, and other opportunities when we mail out your song to our established Contacts within the Music Industry, including 175 college & independent radio stations, plus satellite, online radio, podcasts, magazines, record companies, and film & T.V. production companies looking for new music (each Music Industry Contact will receive 1 free copy of the Co-Op CD, and Band & Artist Description Sheet)

  You will have more opportunities for potential airplay, reviews, and other opportunities when we make digital copies of the compilation available through the one and only CD Register! This means even more airplay and promo opportunities through college & independent radio stations, plus satellite, online radio, podcasts, magazines, record companies, and film & T.V. production companies looking for new music 

  ...Along with additional exposure to new listeners when hundreds of copies of the CD are given away at record stores (from counter tops / racks / etc..), music related events such as music showcases, music festivals, concert events, and/or music conferences.

  Build new connections with the radio DJs and other Music Industry contacts, plus the other participating Bands and Artists

- Reach even more listeners from valuable cross-promotion (Every time another Band or Artist promotes with their copies of the Co-Op CD or Digital Download Cards). About 20 participants will get 20 copies of the Co-Op CD and 250 Digital Download Cards. That's up to 400 copies on CD and 5000 Download Cards in circulation through the participants alone!

 Your web site link will be included on our top ranking web sites indie360.com and 3000records.com (this will allow people to easily find more info. about you and contact you If necessary) .

- You get additional online exposure through a dedicated web page about the CD at Indie360.com! We blast the page to over 100 search engines and directories online. We also promote the CD along with your music through our own company exposure online (ex: Google, Yahoo!, Myspace, etc.) and the 3000 Records Newsletter sent to thousands of email subscribers.

- Also includes at least 90 days of exposure with your web site link included in our random link generator located on the Indie 360 web site (This random link generator is also included on the 3000 Records web site, and BandLinks.org homepage).  

COST: The cost is broken down into two payments to make things simple for your convenience. The first payment is a "Registration Fee" (or partial payment) to let us know that you are a Serious Artist that is committed to being part of our project. The second payment is your "Participation Fee" for completing your full payment within 30 days.

The Cost:
1.) Registration Fee -
$50
2.) Participation Fee - $215
(This is Due Along with Your Music on CD or CD-R Within 30 Days.)

The cost breakdown is equal to about $.04 cents for each contact your music reaches on a physical CD or Download Card. That includes everything from the mastering and CD duplication (1000 copies), to the mailing (US and International) radio DJs, and other Music Industry, plus music fans who will receive copies through music retail, music related events, online promotion plus download cards (7000 copies), along with all participants who receive copies!

The Total Cost = Only
$265 (plus $4.95 shipping & handling). 

Yes, that's it.... and there are absolutely No Hidden Costs whatsoever.

SPECIAL OFFER: Include a 2nd song on the same compilation or future compilation for only $120! That's OVER 50% Off available to those who register for our next compilation!

To Register Visit www.access.indie360.com 

Additional Products And Services (Optional): *The complete list of Music Industry Contacts we will promote this CD to. Each address is printed on mailer labels for your convenience ($30) *Digital mastering by a music studio Engineer offering high quality EQ, compression, and more to optimize the sound quality of your music ($40) 

Note: You only need to send us one copy of your song clearly labeled on CD or CD-R. We will take care of the rest. It is completely up to you how your song is recorded. Don't have a song ready yet? Check out www.studiofinder.com 

YOUR SPACE IS RESERVED & 100% GUARANTEED WHEN YOU REGISTER:  We guarantee your space for our next project or your money back. The Indie 360 Co-Op (Compilation) CD project presents higher quality music to radio DJs and the Music Industry. We reserve the right to refuse service to those who we feel will not benefit from our best efforts. Therefore, we will not hesitate to send back your registration fee if we feel your music is not appropriate. In addition, if you are not satisfied with our services, you may request a full refund. Even if you decide you do not want to participate, we offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee any time before the CD your song will be included on goes into production.

Click here For Our Questions and Answers Section.

See Examples of Radio Stations Where We Mail Music

We are available to answer any questions in person. Feel free to call 1-888-Indie-360 ext. 0 or 1-586-480-3000 mobile, or email 

Secure Checkout Is Offered Online through Authorize.Net

(Credit card payments and checks or money orders are accepted. We also accept payments through PayPal.)

To Register Visit www.access.indie360.com 

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

Question: How can you allow Bands and Artists to sign up for this without hearing the music first?
Answer: We get this question a-lot and DO enjoy listening to plenty of great music.. BUT 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 great music and get the exposure you deserve. Some Musicians have expressed that they are "too good" to be on part of our Co-Op CD project.. This is not a project for egomaniacs or music snobs! This project is for realistic, dedicated, and talented Musicians with quality music that is "radio-friendly".
If you have no idea if your music is quality material and "radio friendly" then this project is most likely not for you at this time. This does not necessarily exclude people who record with a "four track". Even the Beatles were recorded on a four track. 

Question: Do I need to send in my CD, or demo before I can register and reserve a spot?
Answer: NO... PLEASE. Listen, almost everyone who registers is accepted, you will get a refund if we choose not to promote your music. Seriously, do you really want to promote your music if is not worth paying the money to promote? Of course not, so why would you signup if you are not ready? Listen.. 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. If your music is quality material, and "radio-friendly" then this service IS DEFINITELY FOR YOU. 

Question: How Much Does This Cost?
Answer: First you must register to reserve your guaranteed space ($50). This fee goes towards the project, and and is not some made up fee. This fee also let's us know that you are serious and committed to be part of our next project. You will then have 30 days to send your participation fee ($215
). The total amount comes to $195 (plus $4.95 shipping & handling). We also offer some additional services like deluxe mastering, and our complete list of contacts on sticker labels (optional).

Question: I still don’t get it, explain this to me again?
Answer: Indie 360 is a Co-Op CD project by an independent record company called 3000 Records. We help independent Bands & Artists get exposure by including 1 song on a "Co-Op CD" (like a compilation or soundtrack). The CDs are distributed free to people in the Music Industry, and the general public. The music on the compilation CD is available not only on CD, but also through Digital Download Cards, and Digital Distribution. 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.

Question: OK, where exactly will these CDs be distributed?
Answer: The CDs are distributed world-wide, but mostly in the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia. We mail the CDs to Radio Stations, Magazines, Record Companies, Film & T.V Production Companies, plus the participating Bands & Artists. We also give the CDs away at music related events. Download Cards are also shipped world wide. To see examples visit www.examples.indie360.com  

Question: Wait just a minute. Is this some kind of scam?
Answer: Sounds like a good idea, and a good deal too? That's because it is. We could charge a-lot more, but this is not simply about making money. We are interested in helping people get deserved exposure, networking with others in the music business, and having a little fun while running a cool music promotion service. Keep in mind this 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

Question: What about Copyrights?
Answer: Participants will keep all rights to their own music. Our Terms of Agreement are non-exclusive. In our opinion, that's 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 project.
 

Question: What if spaces become full, or not enough Bands & Artists register by the deadline?
Answer: These CDs 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..

NOTE: We have room for about 20 Bands & Artists per project. We organize about 4 music promotion projects per year. Once you register, your space on the next promotional project will be immediately reserved And guaranteed. 

Question: How 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. The projects 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.

Question: Who else is going to be on the CD, and what are the music styles?
Answer: Most music styles are accepted. You will find a variety of different types of music on our Co-Op CDs. Don't worry, since we include a Band / Artist Description Sheet for the radio DJs and Music Industry contacts they know exactly what to expect when they listen to the CD. This gives everyone a fair chance at getting their song noticed.

Question: Which song may I use for this Co-Op CD project?
Answer: It is up to each participating Band & Artist which song they would like to include.
You should use the song that best represents your music. Consider using a song that you would use on a "single".  

Question: If I register to reserve my space, how should I label my CD that I send to you guys?
Answer:
Include your Band / Artist name on the CD or CD-R and the title of the song you would like included on the Co-Op CD. Simple as that.. Don't forget to write neat.

Question: Can my song have swearing in it?
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.

Question: What does the Registration Fee, and Participation fee cover?
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-set /Graphic layout *CD mastering (engineer + studio-time) *Plastic sleeves *CD inserts *Printing Digital Download Cards *Shipping materials (boxes, bubble wrap envelopes, tape, printing labels, etc..) *Shipping (US & International) *Our PO Box rental *Office supplies (computer, telephone, etc…) *Web site development *Web hosting *Email 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 small but hard working staff working on the organization, distribution of the CDs and other promotional materials *Plus other misc. expenses

The cost to mail your song to 175 radio DJs and other Music Industry contacts (world-wide), plus the cost of 1000 CDs + duplication, and delivery of the CDs to music retail stores and music events for promotion, etc.. far out weighs the cost to sign up for our service! This is not even mentioning the TONS of work you would have to do to effectively promote yourself in this way! Save your valuable time, energy, and hard earned money when you join Indie 360.

Question: What is the link to the "Info. Packet Online"?
Answer: The link is http://www.access.indie360.com 

Question: What is the link to make my final payment, and the mailing address to send my music?
Answer: You can make your final payment and find our mailing address at the following link:  http://www.participationpayment.indie360.com 

Question: Will you make me a big superstar and make me rich and famous if I sign up?
Answer: Check with your therapist.

To Register Visit www.access.indie360.com 

INDIE 360
USA / CANADA Call Toll Free: 1-888-INDIE-360 (1-888-463-4336)
All other Countries Call: 1-586-480-3000
E-mail: support@indie360.com
WWW: http://www.indie360.com

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