OK, where exactly will these CDs be distributed?
Answer: The CDs are distributed world-wide. We mail
to Radio Stations, Magazines,
Record Companies, Film & T.V Production Companies, plus the participating
Bands & Artists. We also give the CDs away at music stores, coffee shops, music related
events, and more. About
half of the contacts we mail to are located in the USA, and the other half are
located mostly in Canada, Europe, and Australia.
addition, each contact that we mail the CD to 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 compilation CDs. You
can be confident that your music will get heard! To see examples visit www.examples.indie360.com
Question: How Much Does This Service Cost?
Answer: First you must register to reserve your guaranteed space ($40).
This fee goes towards your cost to participate in 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 final payment ($159
participation fee). We also offer some additional services like deluxe
mastering, and our complete list of contacts on sticker labels (optional).
Question: Why is there a shipping charge?
Answer: Since all participating Artists and Bands
get 28 copies on CD, and 250 download cards there is a shipping
charge of $7.95. Average cost for us to ship these overseas
around $32.00 so it's a great deal to only pay $7.95 if you are an
international Artist. This is also quite a fair price to charge for
any participant within the USA who receive their copies even sooner.
(we didn't even mention the cost we incur for the packaging
materials, boxes, tape, etc... it all costs money.)
Question: I still don't get it, explain this to me
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
their music 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 Download
Cards directing people online where they can download the music. 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.
How can you allow Bands and Artists to sign up for this without hearing the
Answer: We get this question a-lot and DO enjoy listening to plenty of great
music.. BUT in the last 19 years or so, we have found
that the Musicians who choose to participate are usually excellent. Our job is
NOT to listen to MP3s or 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
cheap "four track". Even the
Beatles were recorded on a four track.
Do I need to send my song before I can register and reserve a spot?
Answer: No. Almost everyone who registers is accepted however, you will get a refund if we choose not to promote your music.
We find that those who choose to participate are serious and
enthusiastic Bands & Artists. Most are very talented, some just plain
gifted. We 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: 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
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.
What if spaces become full, or not enough Bands & Artists register by the
Answer: These CDs are organized by volume number (Radio Now! 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 at least 38 Bands & Artists per project. We organize
up to 2 Co-Op CD projects per year. Once you
register, your space on the next promotional project will be immediately
reserved And guaranteed.
Can my CD player play CDs with MP3s on it?
Answer: Today's CD players, and many CD players made over the last 10
years play CDs with MP3s on them. This includes CD players in cars, home
stereos. etc. The CDs we duplicate can even be played in DVD players. The CDs
are also a great way for music fans to get a ton of music onto their computer,
MP3 player, or mobile phone.
How long will I have to wait before my music is sent to the radio DJs and Music
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: Recommended song length is 4 minutes and 20 seconds or less
(this is not required). Shorter
songs seem to work best for airplay!
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
to expect when they listen to the CD. This gives everyone a fair chance at
getting their song noticed.
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".
If I register to reserve my space, how should I label my CD that I send to you guys?
Answer: If you send us your music on CD, be sure to 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.
Can I send my song over as an MP3 file?
Answer: Yes, we would prefer if you send your song
as an MP3. Once you complete your participation payment, you will have the
opportunity to upload your song.
Can my song have swearing in it?
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-set /Graphic layout *CD organization *CD sleeves *Printing
Download Cards *Shipping materials (boxes, bubble
wrap envelopes, tape, printing labels, etc..) *Shipping (US & International)
*Our PO Box rental *Office supplies (computer, phone, etc…) *Web site
development *Web hosting *Email hosting *Auto-responder subscription *Our toll
free number *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
cost to mail your song to 100 radio DJs and other Music Industry contacts
(world-wide), plus the cost of 2000 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. Almost forgot to mention
the 10,000 download cards too!
What is the link to the "Info. Packet Online"?
Answer: The link is http://www.access.indie360.com
What is the link to make my final payment, and the mailing address to send my
Answer: You can make your final payment and find our mailing address at
the following link: http://www.completepayment.indie360.com
Will you make me a big superstar and make me rich and famous if I
Answer: By participating in this great project, we can help you take a
small step towards getting exposure for your music. However, if you
get rich and famous feel free to send us a nice donation.