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INDIE 360 - A Co-Op CD Project For Independent Bands & Artsits

Organized and Distributed by 3000 Records

www.indie360.com

Hello, and thanks for your interest in our newest project titled INDIE 360. This project currently features 2 Co-Op CD CDs and is promoted regionally around the world. We're calling the CDs "Radio Now!" and "BUZZ Songs"! We're excited to get new songs in the hands of radio station DJs, and magazine Writers to reach the ears of 1000's of listeners.

Your interest in this project is greatly appreciate. If you have questions feel free to contact us by calling (888) 463-4336 toll free or send an email to indie360@3000records.com

First, take a moment to print this information below which includes the Information Packet containing the details about this project, including the Forms you will need to participate!

Warm Regards,

3000 Records Staff

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Attention Bands & Artists! Original Music Wanted For Radio Play and Magazine Reviews!

ABOUT THE PROJECT: 3000 Records has established a Co-Op CD project titled INDIE 360. It is our goal that the Bands & Artists on these CDs gain maximum exposure by getting their music considered for airplay and magazine reviews. Each song is sent on a Co-Op CD directly to radio station DJs, and magazine Writers who are genuinely interested. Think of this as a promotional vehicle transporting your music into the hands of people who can make a difference in your music career, so you can get the exposure you deserve.

REGIONS: Choose 1 or 2 regions to promote to. A separate Co-Op CD will be manufactured, and sent to promotional contacts in both regions listed below.  

*RADIO NOW!  (Promoted in USA / Canada / South America / Antarctica)

*BUZZ SONGS  (Promoted in Europe / Australia / Africa / Asia / Japan) 

BENEFITS:

*Targeted promotion through 3000 Records to music industry resources, and through Bands & Artists
*An excellent opportunity to get radio play, and magazine reviews
*You song available to film production companies
*Entry into contests for Bands & Artists
*Online exposure through various search engines, email, and other targeted marketing efforts
*A professional image when you use your copies of the CD to promote your music
*It's a smart way to get your music heard and increase your fan base

Here's just a few quotes from radio stations:

"Yes, we would like to have your material and I will make sure it's promoted throughout the station" - David, Station President & Manager, 3SER-fm, Australia

"We'd love to check out your records. We will play anything we like, that fits our formats. I am the Music Director here and will make sure these records get into the hands of the appropriate DJs." - Neil, Station Music Director, KAJX Aspen Public Radio, USA

"We always love discovering new bands and playing new artists!! Looking very much forward to getting those CDs!" - Charlotte, Station Manager, Radio SIRUP, Germany

For more quotes visit www.quotes.indie360.com 

INCLUDED PER REGION (Complete Services):

>Your song digitally mastered at a professional music studio with "Basic" digital mastering of your song (matched volume levels between songs)
>Your song on a Co-Op CD with other great Bands and Artists
>Your listing included on the Promotional Flyer and Band & Artist Description Sheet
>Promotion to 100 college & independent radio stations, along with satellite and online radio (each station will receive 1 free copy of the CD, "Band & Artist Description Sheet", and an INDIE 360 Press Release)
>Your song available to 1000's of additional online listeners when a college or independent station that streams music online plays your song (example: RealOne, Live365.com, Virgin Radio, and much more)
>Promotion to 10 independent magazines (each magazine will receive 1 free copy of the CD, "Band & Artist Description Sheet", and an INDIE 360 Press Release)
>You get 40 promotional copies of the CD to give away at your gigs, local record stores, or any other location you decide!
>Exposure through the cross-promotion of all of the Bands & Artists on the CD when their copies are distributed
>Exposure through our Street Team to people of all ages with a total of 500 promotional flyers and at least 10 copies of the CD
>Exposure through the CD Giveaway reaching winners from around the world
>Potential exposure through contest entry(s) for bands and other promotional opportunities (including i.m Magazine's band competition)
>An exclusive option to order all of our regional radio station and magazine mailing labels
>A permanent link on the INDIE 360 web site, and the 3000 Records web site (Where your link will be found by anyone looking for more information about your music)
>Exposure through mass online marketing (through search engines, email lists, newsgroups, and messageboards)
>For your reference… You will also receive a Promotional Flyer, Band & Artist Description Sheet, and Press Release
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You will also get a minimum of 90 days of exposure through our Random Link Generator located on the homepage of the INDIE 360 web site. (This Random Link Generator is also included on the 3000 Records homepage, FreeMusicReport.Com homepage, and BandLinks.Org homepage.)

***1000 PROMOTIONAL COPIES OF THE CD WILL BE MANUFACTURED! Approximately 1000 copies are distributed for promotion (Radio Stations, Magazines, Street Team, CD Giveaway, and all participating Bands / Artists). Average listening ratio is 3 listeners per CD for a total of 3000 listeners, and that's not including the thousands listeners who may hear your song on the radio! We estimate that 10,000+ individuals hear music from each Co-Op CD, however it's probably much more.

The CD manufacturing, digital mastering, printed graphics, and promotional packaging will be of top quality. We create a professional looking product to promote with! From the Pro-Tools digital mastering by our professional sound Engineer, to the Manufacturing and Printing services, we do Not compromise quality! 

COST: The expenses of this project are shared by all Participants! We press up a separate regional Co-Op CD for each of the 2 regions we promote to. There is a minimal cost per Band or Artist to participate! Sign up for just 1 region, or both regions for maximum exposure.

For example: You may sign up for 1 region for the price below. If you sign up for 2 regions the price will be double.

The Cost Is:
Administrative Fee - $25
Participation Fee - $90
Mastering Service Fee - $15

The Total Cost for participation in the INDIE 360 Co-Op CD Project = $130 per region (Shipping & handling is $10 US or $15 international.)

Note: You will also have an opportunity to order the following additional products and services (Optional): A second song on the compilation CD ($55), the complete list of college & independent radio stations and magazines ($20), deluxe professional mastering ($10), extra time if needed ($10 per 30 seconds over 4 min.). There are No hidden costs whatsoever.

---     SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE $10 When You Register for BOTH INDIE 360 Regional Co-Op CDs.     ---

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

Question: What about Copyrights?
Answer: Participants will keep all rights to their own music. Should any Band or Artist be offered a recording contract, or other offers later (management, publishing, etc....), there are no obligations to 3000 Records. Do let us know though, because we want your testimonial. 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 project. 

Question: Who else is going to be on the CD, and what are the music styles?
Answer: Since most music styles are welcome, many different songs of various music genres will be on the CD.

Question: What happens after I register to reserve my space?
Answer: Once you register, your reserved space on a Co-Op CD will be guaranteed. You have until the final deadline to send in your music on CD or CD-R, with your Participation Form, and final payment. You will also receive 100% support anytime you have questions.

Question: What if too many people sign up at once, or not enough people sign up by the deadline?
Answer: These CDs are organized by Volume Number such as
RADIO NOW! (Vol. 4). If too many people sign up at once then they will get an immediate space reserved on the next Co-Op CD (the next volume number). If not enough people sign up, there will be a deadline extension to allow more Bands & Artists to participate.

Question: How much time do I get on the CD?
Answer: Songs must be 4 minutes or less. Due to limited space, there will be a minimal cost for songs that go over the time allowed.

Question: My Band Rocks, why should we pay to be on a CD?
Answer:  Because the CDs are given away, and not sold. This promotional project is for those who are looking to use this service as a way to get more exposure.  Besides, expenses are kept low so there are no unnecessary charges to participate in this project.

BONUS 1: As an added bonus we will send your song to several film production companies, so your song may be considered for Indie films, TV shows, commercials and more...

3000 Records News! Brand New Low (Alternative Rock band from Michigan) was included on Buzz Songs Vol. 1, which was sent to a film production company. Upon review by one of their staff members, the Band's song was selected to be featured in a sports related episode on Fox Sports Network. Not only did they get major exposure, they got paid $$.

BONUS 2: Take full advantage of our 100% free web site submission access to 39 top search engines (Ex. Google, Yahoo, AOL, more...) Get your web site listed fast, and easy! You will be able to submit your web site as often as you like for repeated submissions.

GUARANTEE: Once you are registered, your space is GUARANTEED. In addition, we are offering a 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE any time before the Co-Op (your song will be included on) goes into production. This way, there is absolutely NO RISK for you to register to reserve your guaranteed space on a Co-Op CD.

INSTRUCTIONS:
This is easier than it looks! Simply follow steps 1 and 2 listed below. You will need to complete step 1 to reserve your space. You will then have until the Final Deadline to complete step 2. Read on to see actual deadlines.

STEP 1: Send the following items to our mailing address.
- The completed registration form
- Signed Terms of Agreement
- Administrative fee (per region)

Note: If you don't already have your song(s) recorded, it's time to record your song(s)! It is completely up to you how your music is recorded. If you need help finding a studio in your area check out www.studiofinder.com 

STEP 2: Send the following items to our mailing address.
- The completed Final Submission Form
- Your clearly labeled CD or CD-R containing your song(s)
- Your remaining balance

This is our mailing address:

c/o INDIE 360
3000 Records
P.O. Box 182492
Shelby Twp., MI 48318
USA

If you prefer you may be added to the "Space Priority" Waiting List for 48 hours while you discuss this with your Band! Just write savemyspace@3000records.com 

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INDIE 360 REGISTRATION FORM
This is STEP 1: The deadline to register is October 15th, 2004 (No Delays Please!). The sooner you register, the sooner your guaranteed space can be reserved on the Co-Op CD(s). We will be committed to making this happen with your participation! PLEASE WRITE VERY NEATLY.

Your Name: _______________________________________________

Name of Band / Artist: _______________________________________ 

Company (if applicable):______________________________________ 

Telephone Number: (         ) - 
(         ) - 


Mailing Address:

____________________________________________________

____________________________________________________

____________________________________________________

____________________________________________________

____________________________________________________ 

Your Email: ________________________________________

Re-write Email for verification: ________________________________________

List the song title(s) of the songs(s) you are considering to include on the CD. If you are unsure leave it blank.

___________________________________________

___________________________________________

Band / Artist Web Site Address: ___________________________________________

> REGISTRATION for INDIE 360! Select one or both regions / Co-Op CDs below.
(  ) Reserve My Space For... RADIO NOW! Vol. 4 (Promoted in USA / Canada
 / South America / Antarctica) … $25.00 Administrative Fee
(  ) Reserve My Space For... BUZZ SONGS
 Vol. 4 (Promoted in Europe / Australia / Africa / Asia / Japan)… $25.00 Administrative Fee
(  )
Reserve My Space For... RADIO NOW! and BUZZ SONGS (for worldwide promotion on all 7 continents)... $40 Administrative Fee (Includes instant $10 savings)

Enter Total amount: _______________

Important Information (And Common Errors): *Make checks or money orders payable to 3000 Records only. **DO NOT send express mail (overnight mail), even if it's late. Also, NO registered mail please. We'd prefer that you save your money. If you can't meet our deadlines, or are concerned about us not receiving your mail, please contact us a.s.a.p.
 

CHECKLIST: Send the following items to our mailing address.
- The completed Registration Form (This form)
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A check or money order for $25, Or you may pay by credit card at www.payments.3000records.com (spaces will not be guaranteed until payment is made.)

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WELCOME TO INDIE 360 by 3000 Records: It is necessary to have a legal agreement to do this sort of thing. Fortunately, it's a basic agreement. If you have any questions simply contact us.

Terms Of Agreement:

This agreement is entered into by Terrance Schemansky (3000 Records) and all participating bands (Participants) on a Co-Op CD (CD) to be released by 3000 Records with each Participant's original music.
I. 3000 Records will not be held responsible for: Lost copies of any music material (CD, CD-R, or other forms of media) in the mail.
II. Each Participant will reserve their space on the CD by completing step 1 in the Information Packet. Failure to send in forms, provide music for the CD, or pay the complete balance for any money owed will result in losing the reserved space on the CD.
III. Each Participant will keep full rights to their own music on the CD. Neither 3000 Records nor any Participants appearing on the CD has the right to reprint or reissue the CD in it's contents without consent of 3000 Records, each Participant, and song Owner with music on the CD. Participants and song Owners with music to be on the CD have all necessary consents, authorization and licensing to permit 3000 Records to include the song(s), names, and related information on the CD.
IV. Music material sent to 3000 Records will be returned to Participants upon request for a $5 handling free.
V. A minimum of 1000 copies of each Co-Op CD will be manufactured.
VI. For each regional Co-Op CD released, 3000 Records will send the CD to a minimum of 50 college radio station and 10 magazine contacts. It is intended that these radio stations and magazine contacts will utilize the CD to it's maximum potential for promotion of the Participants, and that it will not be thrown away, or tossed aside. Copies of the CD (10 minimum) will be sent to members of the 3000 Records Street Team for promotional purposes. Participants may purchase the complete list of radio & magazine contacts for the compilation CD project being participated in.
VII. 3000 Records will promote Participants to at least one contest (by i.m Magazine), and other promotional opportunities that are currently available, including a CD Giveaway Contest where Co-Op CDs are given to winners (minimum of 10 winners per regional CD released).
VIII. Each Participant on the CD will receive 40 copies of the CD, Band Description Sheet, Promotional Flyer, and INDIE 360 Press Release.
X. Participants may seek Sponsors to donate money to help fund expenses. Sponsorship donations may not exceed the total expenses of any Participants.
XI. Important: 3000 Records along with the Participant agrees that this CD is to be used for promotional purposes. No royalties shall be paid.

This agreement may be amended by mutual written agreement of the parties involved. Every Artist, and Song Owner of music to be on the CD has read, understands, and agrees to these terms.

Your Signature: ________________________________________  Print Name:___________________________________  Date:____________

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INDIE 360 FINAL SUBMISSION FORM
This is STEP 3: The Deadline to complete Step 3 is November 1st, 2004.

Name of Band / Artist: _______________________________________ 

Confirm the song title(s) of the track(s) you would like to include on the CD by listing each song in the space below:

___________________________________________ Is there any swearing in your song? Circle One: YES  |  NO

___________________________________________ Is there any swearing in your song? Circle One: YES  |  NO

Note: If your song contains any swearing, you must select "Deluxe" digital mastering, which includes bleeeeeeping the section of your song where there is swearing. (The DJs ask for no swearing in the songs we send them.)

> SELECT YOUR SERVICES: (Each option includes "Basic" digital mastering services.)
(  ) Participation Fee for
RADIO NOW! Vol. 4 (Promoted in USA / Canada / South America / Antarctica)Add $105
(  ) Participation Fee for BUZZ SONGS Vol. 4 (Promoted in Europe / Australia / Africa / Asia / Japan)Add $105
(  ) Participation Fee for RADIO NOW! and BUZZ SONGS (for worldwide promotion on all 7 continents)... Add $210

(  ) Include a 2nd song on
RADIO NOW! Vol. 4… Add $55
(  ) Include a 2nd song on BUZZ SONGS Vol. 4… Add $55

(  ) "Deluxe" digital mastering. This option is Highly Recommended. Includes professional Pro-Tools Mastering services including high quality EQ, compression, and much much more. This price is kept extremely low since we want your music to have the best sound quality possible… Add only $10 per song (LIMITED TIME OFFER)

(  ) Complete List of College & Independent Radio Stations and Magazines we will be sending the CD(s) to. Includes mailing addresses so you can follow up with further promotion. This great list will be sent as printed mailer labels for your convenience, and also in electronic format by email... Add $20  (includes shipping & handling)

Must Select One Shipping & Handling Option for your 40 promotional copies of the CD(s)
(  ) Shipping & Handling for RADIO NOW! Vol. 4 (Anywhere In The US)… Add $10
(  ) Shipping & Handling for RADIO NOW! Vol. 4 (International) $15
(  ) Shipping & Handling for BUZZ SONGS Vol. 4 (Anywhere In The US)… Add $10
(  ) Shipping & Handling for BUZZ SONGS Vol. 4 (International) $15

Extra Time on RADIO NOW! Vol. 4
(  ) Extra time for 1st song... Add $10 for every 30 seconds over 4 minutes
(  ) Extra time for 2nd song... Add $10 for every 30 seconds over 4 minutes

Extra Time on BUZZ SONGS Vol. 4
(  ) Extra time for 1st song... Add $10 (per ) for every 30 seconds over 4 minutes
(  ) Extra time for 2nd song... Add $10 (per ) for every 30 seconds over 4 minutes

Select a payment method:
(  ) I am paying by credit card
(  ) I am paying by check or money order

CHECKLIST: Please include the following
- The completed Final Submission Form (This Form)
- A check or money order for the full amount of the products and services you are purchasing, Or you may pay by credit card at  www.payments.3000records.com
- CD or CD-R containing your song(s). It must be clearly labeled with Band / Artist Name, Song Title(s), and Track Number(s). If your CD or CD-R is blank, or not labeled properly we will not be held responsible for any mix-ups.

Reminder: Make checks or money orders payable to 3000 Records.

Please continue to do things to let the public know your music will soon be available through 3000 Records. You can get html code to easily add our link to your web site at www.webmasters.3000records.com Thanks!

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INDIE 360
US/CA Toll Free Phone: (888) 463-4336
E-mail: indie360@3000records.com
WWW: http://www.indie360.com

Copyright © 2004 3000 Records, PO Box 182492, Shelby Twp., MI 48318 USA All rights reserved.