How to Promote Your Music Successfully on the Internet
Internet Music Promotion 101 by David Nevue
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These testimonials are real quotes from real people, all musicians
just like you.
How to Promote Your Music Successfully on the Internet is the premier book on the subject, and if you don't believe me, well, listen
to these folks, who testify to the great value of this book...
"David Nevue has done something incredibly valuable here and produced one of life's rarities - a step by step guide for anyone who wants to promote music in today's world that is extremely clearly written and easy to understand. You wouldn't find a better set of instructions in a Haynes manual for fixing your car. David has distilled all of his considerable experience in the music business over many years into a brilliantly structured guide which leaves you feeling both daunted and empowered all at the same time. Let me explain. I am a musician signed to a major independent record label with 4 albums under my belt. I am happy to admit that, because of my lack of knowledge of the music business as it is today, I have been incredibly naive in my expectations of what being signed to a label might mean, particularly in relation to music sales and general popularity. I hadn't understood that although a record label can do so much for you as an artist, there is a lot that you need to do for yourself, and this book takes you through each step of the process, showing us that you don't actually need to be a signed artist, you just need to make your music and then get on with the hard (but very rewarding) work of promoting it yourself. Today most people realise that it's very difficult for the vast majority of musicians to make money from music, but David Nevue shows from personal experience that if you are prepared to work really hard, and if you use most of the tools he describes in his book, there is no reason why you can't be successful. There are no short cuts and there is no magic, just plain common sense and a wealth of practical information gleaned from years of experience. I am extremely grateful to David for this book because now I know what a lot of hard work I've got ahead of me, but crucially I know exactly what I must do and how I must do it. So like I say I am both daunted but empowered, and excited too! Now if you don't mind, I've got work to do."
- Mike Howe
"Not that long ago, it was commonly believed that you pretty much had to have a record deal with a major label in order to get exposure for your music. The Internet, however, has shifted that paradigm and the playing field is considerably more level, enabling independent musicians to promote themselves in ways that were inconceivable in the past. That said Ė how does one go about doing it? Itís not as simple as it sounds, and there are a myriad of possibilities, not to mention pitfalls, as well. Having read a fair amount on this topic over the past few years, Iíd have to say that Davidís book is about the best map I have come across for helping to navigate the complex currents of online promotion in the music business. The book is literally packed full of information and resources based on a proven track record, without any hype, theoretical ideas, or get rich quick schemes. Itís the real thing. According to David, ďIíve lived this book! Everything in it, every idea, suggestion, and strategy within its pages comes from my own life experience.Ē I am genuinely impressed by the wealth of information this book offers and am looking forward to putting it to work in my own marketing. Part of the reason for the success of this book is that it is extremely user-friendly, well written, and easy to understand. My only wish is that I had been aware of it a few years ago. But Iím glad I found it now and am happy to give this book my highest recommendation."
- Michael Diamond, Music and Media Focus
"I just have to convey my appreciation for the work you have done in preparing 'How To Promote Your Music Successfully On The Internet.' It is so cram packed with information, I find it quite unbelievable value. I'm glad I came across it, and I'm glad you were able to sell it to me; not an easy thing to do. Well done!"
- Rick Louder
"Just some feedback re your book, "How to Promote Your
Music Successfully on the Internet". I'd say it's the best $25 I spent
in a long time as a download. In just the first few pages I learned more
about the industry than I thought I would. It's well
written, to the point and aimed at helping novice
marketers get the direction needed. Great job at really being an honest
and knowledgeable source of information that can truly help musicians
market their music all over the world. I think your works fill a void for all those writers out there that
spend way too much time perfecting their songs and not enough time
figuring where to place them once there finished. I hope I'm not
sounding like some sort of a groupie here, but when I find quality
people in this world, I let them know it.."
- Randall Klotter
"I must congratulate you on a great, informative and valuable resource for the modern independent musician. Your ideas and suggestions are helpful and there is more than enough information in it to get people started out or continuing on their (hopefully) successful journey. It reads well and comes across as sincere and personal. What I really appreciated was that you stated quite clearly that it takes hard work, belief, common sense, initiative and perseverance to achieve. There are some who want a quick, easy route and don't understand what it takes. You breakdown certain segments into easy digestible chunks and have demonstrated numerous possibilities of making it work by 'walking the talk' and embracing this new age in technology, music and multi-media.You continue to prove that anything is possible with the right tools, knowledge, application and mindset. You also show that one does not need to break the bank to make progress either. Kudos to you!"
- Danelle Harvey
"Just got the update. Wonderful. Iím a semi-retired professional economist/finance professor/consultant. I've reviewed hundreds (the number gets bigger with each telling!) of marketing documents. Yours is the best I've ever seen -- & I've seen some very good ones resulting from $millions spent. I canít believe all of the detail & references Ė and they donít get in the way of the particular message. If I were still teaching my MBA strategy course, I'd require it Not
only are the e-commerce specifics on point, but there are a lot of sound
microeconomics there. Amazing."
- Carl M Noble Jr., Ph.D Professor/Consultant (and late comer jazz piano player, www.carlsvillemusic.com
"Thank you so much for the update. Genius mate, great work, hard work and
kept promises. There are few like you, and even less the same as you.
You have my gratitude. If anyone else reads this, David Nevue's book is the only one I would recommend in this genera. All
the others, and I mean all the others, pale into insignificance in
- Barry Hutchinson
"I bought your book back in 2007 when I was a total newbie of the music business
on the net.... After that, I bought and
red a lot of others books, but believe me, NONE of the books I read after
yours helped me more. Your book gave me clear, useful tips and advice. So, once again, thank you!
- Fabrizio Paterlini
"Just finished reading your eBook and I want to thank you for all the info you have shared with usindependent musicians. It truly is an invaluable book that an
independent musician should have in their library. Throughout
the years, I lived my life expecting something to happen with my music,
then I just stopped expecting and just continued on with my life,
foregoing my dreams of music.... I then stumbled onto a CD Baby podcast and
discovered so much more possibilities and understanding what an
independent musician truly is, and that's how I stumbled on you while
listening to the show. You accomplished so much on your own without a
record contract/label, which then inspired me. Now i'm currently
attempting to make a website and hoping to record my songs to
distribute, and utilize the gold of information you mention in your
ebook. The CDbaby podcast and your ebook just
put all those things together to formulate a plan. Thank you so much for sharing your
wealth of information."
JC Van Luyn, http://www.youtube.com/jcvanluyn
"I would just like to congratulate you on a fantastic publication. Meand my band are grateful for all of the hard work you have put in and
the encouragement this gives us. This book gives people the tools they
need to get started. People shouldn't be fooled by the other rubbish
that's out there, this is the real deal, a proper guide to success
through hard work and commitment. I have bought other books from amazon
etc, they do not cut the mustard, this is the only guide that does what
"I would like to compliment you on your book
'How to Promote your Music Successfully on the Internet'. Your book has proven to be very
useful to me in a number of ways to get me started in marketing my
music online. To begin with your material essentially got me to
create my own website with your practical methods and shortcuts. You
guided me to effectively use search engines. You introduced me to new
web sites to expose my music like Artistopia and PodsafeAudio (the
latter which resulted in the sale of not one but both of my albums),
Soundclick and Muze, to mention some. You provided useful
timesavers by mentioning sites and methods to avoid, and useful sites I
have yet to explore. Most importantly you have
taken out the confusion for the beginner to attempt to navigate around
the internet by means of using key shortcuts and efficient methods to
get to the goal. Your book will certainly prove to be first hand reference material in the years to come. Thank you for sharing your experiences in the endeavour to promote music."
- Lawrence Cresswell, http://www.lawrencecresswell.com
"I just wanted to send you a short note to say "Thank You" for writing and publishing this book. I ordered mine back in May, received it promptly and proceeded to devour it. I worked in the recording industry
back in the 80's. My how things have changed. I am helping a friend
to promote and sell his CD in this new digital era. I wasn't sure
exactly how to do that until I found your book. What a difference. With your book, I have figured out how, when, where to do what I want
to do with this CD. Thank you again."
- Evelyn Meyer, www.vectortunes.com
"I have referred to my copy of 'How to Promote Your Music Successfully on the Internet' hundreds of times. David, it really it terrific and so generous of you
to put all of this information together for independent musicians. Actually, I misplaced it for a few days and was in a mild panic until
it was relocated!
- Donna Linton, http://www.donna-linton-piano-music.com/
"Having just finished reading your book 'How To
Promote Your Music Successfully On The Internet', I felt compelled to
write to you to say thank you for putting so much valuable and
insightful advice in a riveting and easy to read book. I am a
27 yr. old singer/songwriter from the U.K. In the last nine years I have
released seven albums and five EPs, and have had four separate record
deals, including deals with Sony BMG and One Little Indian. I am now in the process of setting up my own record label, Din Of Ecstasy, and have a Best Of album scheduled for release this summer. Your book has provided me with so much information, hard fact and insight, I can't thank you
enough! I am now going to plough on and spend the next few months implementing all your good advice, and I can't wait to see how things turn out. Thanks again!"
"May I take the opportunity to say that I think that your book is amazing. I have found it extremely useful, clear and informative. I
always recommend that people buy it, predominantly when I advise
musicians and students who are looking to earn a living from their
work. Your prompt response to my emails and manner also demonstrates another
aspect of professionalism which myself and my peers feel are necessary
elements which can make such a difference to business and professional
relationships. It helps to break down the myth of musicians being lazy
and incompetent business people, many are unaware that there are a
number of us competent business minded professional musicians out there
and you set a great example of how to do things correctly. I just had
to say that! Anyway, well done, keep it up and I wish you every continued success."
"Just wanted to let you know that I bought your book about promoting
music on the Internet a couple of years ago and it really helped me in this
difficult industry. Currently, we're releasing our second album worldwide and
I'm still using your tips and advice. Keep up the good
- Javi, www.venueconnection.com
"I have been developing a website for my business which involves consulting
services for physical therapy education and developing CD/video and
video download training programs. Your book provided and will help me
build and promote my website in ways that I couldn't find in other
resources. I have read many books on website development and yours is one
of the best. Very readable and packed with information."
- Michael Rosenberg
"Just wanted you to know that I bought your book at least 2 years ago (I get the updates from you digitally) and I still use it for
promotional ideas all the time.. in this constantly changing times it's
sometimes difficult to decide where to spend your time/money and your book is a
roadmap to the kind of things that are possible..."
"I wanted to compliment you on your book 'How to Promote Your Music Successfully on the Internet'. I am merely 40 odd pages of
the way through, but it is a rich reference source and I can tell that it is
written from experience. I just wish I'd come across it before - it would have
saved me hours, if not days or weeks in research myself!"
- Stuart Norfolk, http://www.other-world-music.com
"I just recently purchased your SUPERIORLY AWESOME INFORMATIVE MASTERPIECE (not book). I know you know this and hear this hundreds of millions of times but
your "book" works. Just with the few 'adjustments' that I have made on my
myspace site and I have noticed a slight difference for the positive...."
"I've completed reading "How to promote your music
successfully on the Internet" and it has propelled me into action. You've put in
a lot of arduous work I can tell and I'm now more confident of doing things
myself rather than seeking an indie label who will probably do less than I can
in this regard, as I will be my only client:) You may or may not be aware
of the Australian band I have been with, Real Life, or at least you may be aware
of one of our 80's big hits that still gets radio play in the US, 'Send Me an
Angel'. Anyhow, as keyboardist and co writer I've always wished to release my
own individual work and your research and trial and error will definitely be put
to good use."
- George Papaefstathiou
book review by Ron Simonsen,
Recording Studios Of Australia...
"I've just finished reading "How To Promote Your Music
The Internet". Authored by professional musician-publisher David Nevue,
it's a very complete guide to you establishing an Internet presence.
It's 208 information packed pages, provides up-to-the-minute details and
guidelines which I doubt you'll be able to find anywhere else. This
is a "Must Read" book for every serious musician!!
You know my
thoughts on how essential it is that you have an Internet presence (at the
very least a web site) to showcase you and your product as a musician.
This book is the best confirmation of my own thoughts I have come
across and I urge you to check it out. It goes far beyond what I've shown
you so far and represents fantastic value for
You'll also be
aware how rarely I endorse someone elses' product - this is an
David Nevue is well established in the music business, and
has been active on the Internet for many years, earning a substantial
income in the process ($60,000+ in 2006). He decided about 10 years ago to
set out how he achieved his results using the Internet, and helping other
musicians do the same through his books. A quick read through the
testimonials on his website will indicate how successful this has
What makes the book unique in my opinion is that it is
completely updated every year to reflect changes in Internet and
marketing practices and adding anything new that proves succesful. This
means, apart from having a serious reference work to guide you, it's fully
up to date (unlike a lot of 'one time' publications I've come
For those musicians just getting started with the Internet
it's a revelation! Here you will find almost 'step-by-step' instructions
on how to duplicate David's success. Not only 'how to', he even provides
where to go details and what to do at each step along the way.
the more experienced among us, there are refinements and referrals you will
find of significant value. The list of URLs contained in the book are the
result of considerable research and careful assessment, and are in
themselves, fully equal to the price of the book.
Although a few of
the references and resources are US oriented, it's pretty much universal in
application for the most part, and even if you live outside the US
(particularly in Australia) it will still work for you.
In its 20
chapters it takes you from a simple explanation of what the Internet is all
about and how you can apply it to your business plan, to detailed marketing
practices. It suggests the equipment and the software you'll need, and
reveals all you'll ever need to know about achieving sales of your music and
building your music business.
I believe it's the one book you cannot
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"I have been thoroughly enjoying your book... it is so
wonderfully written and precise. I have dissected practically every
section and you have given me a lot of new avenues to travel. I am
doing them step by step....I believe that your book is helping me expand my business possibilities
and I feel more confident with what I am doing."
"I downloaded the book and was extremely surprised at the amount, quality,
and detail of the information! I purchased it for our son, who's trying to make
it in music. He's learned quite a bit already about the music business, but your
perspective and direction are going to help him immensely in knowing exactly how
to focus his efforts online. Thanks for offering this information at such an
affordable price. You could have easily charged exponentially more for this and
it still would have been worth the price. "
"Just finished reading 'How to Promote You Music
Successfully on the Internet'. I found the guidance and confidence I need to
release a download single through CD-Baby and set up my website. This work
demonstrates strength and depth of knowledge in the craft of Internet Music
Marketing and at a give-away price. You deserve your success."
"I started as you did back in 1999 with mp3.com, but somehow after the years (and some personal
problems), I almost stopped it all. I sell 100 CD's a
year from my website, but I thought that's probably the maximum one can make. I
eventually thought about making some free related websites, but never really
giving much serious thought to this. I thought - that's it, I lost the game,
time to do something else. Although I truly believe in the value and originality
of my music. I took notice of your website a few years ago, but I
thought it's only one of those thousand books of making you happy for 5 minutes.
Last week, I
typed "promote your music on the internet" in Google. I came across your site,
started browsing witout real interest. I started reading the 'promo' for
this book, but was not sure whether to believe you. Till I noticed the link
to your interview on musiciancast. I
listened and in an instant I realised that you are the same like me: dreaming to
sell own music online. With the difference, that I lost faith many times, and
you went all the way. So, I bought the book and the next 12 hours
(till morning 7.30am) I was reading it. I realised my mistakes, downfalls, laziness - all the things I did wrong
- through your book. And yes, it proved me that's it's possible! This is what I wanted to hear. That's why I admire your American
spirit. Also your book - it speaks to real, hands on examples, pros and cons - so many
things for which I wanted to find answers for a long time. It is an amazing,
invaluable tool for everyone going on the path of Music Independence. To finish -
thank you very much David from heart for opening my eyes and slapping in the
face and shouting: Wake up, you silly little independent musician! Your dreams
are just a click away. And I am the living example."
am enjoying your awesome site and your book: How to Promote Your
Music... It's not an 'entertainment' read like all the other
promotional books written for artists. This books is packed with practical
guidance and priceless information. This is by far the best book I've read on
online music promoton. Your Getting Started section is just incredible! I wish I
had this book when I was first starting out! It would have saved me years of
trial and error!"
just wanted to take a moment to
thank you. I purchased your
online marketing book a month ago.
It is a marvelous tool! Our
website has been up and our albums
on CD Baby for two weeks now and
so far we have sold $258.00 worth
of CDs. And this weekend we made
our first international sale! I'm
am now working through the
rest of your book. I need to do
other marketing efforts and your
book has some terrific ideas for
that as well. Thanks again from
the bottom of our hearts. Without
your book, we would have been in
that ordinary group of musicians
who sell a half-dozen CDs from their
website a year. We couldn't have
done it without you! Oh, and one
more thing. I designed the Power
Piano web site using your suggestions....
Well, last night I Googled our names
or the phrase "power piano"
which is the narrow niche we are
trying to create. We came up in
the top 10 positions 5 times. I
then "yahooed" our names
or power piano and got different,
but similar results, 5 in the top
10 positions. I googled my name
last month and it had never even
heard of me. You're just right on
with all your advice - thanks for
you generosity in sharing it.
Karen Pancost, ColoradoPowerPiano.com
"I just want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU!
I bought your
book, How to Promote Your Music Sucessfully on the Internet. I read it in
about two days and now I am fired up and ready to get to work. It was
the info I needed to boost me into action. You provided a plan and way to
focus in this overwhelming world of independent music. You have answered so
many questions and given me a great place to start in just one
book. Again I say thank you for making this available."
Phillip Glidewell, Nashville TN
"How to Promote Your Music Successfully
on the Internet" is an incredible resource! It's not only the hundreds of techniques and tricks David reveals in his masterpiece, it's
how truly inspiring this book is. I sold more than 3000 copies of one of my CDs in 9 months as a result of reading
this book. David gives away too many secrets..."
- Mihkel Raud, Producer for
"I recently got your
book as a gift. I can't tell
you how many months of headache, time, and even money that you've saved me by
writing the book. I'm only about half way through, and already it has helped
out tremendously. I'm right at that point where I needed a little direction and
suggestions. Anyway, just wanted to tell you I'm getting a lot
out of your book"
"I just finished your book 'How To Promote Your Music Successfully on the
Internet.' It's straight forward, nuts and bolts approach was exactly what I had
hoped it would be. Thanks for taking the time to share your insights with so
- David Ruttenberg
"I'm enjoying sales of my music both online an
offline and have found my own niche here in Australia.
Much of this was due to applying the principles in
your book which I purchased a few years back.
With 1000 CDs sold and continuing to grow I'm now
experimenting with video and have some big plans for
a hard time
down. You seem to have the Bible for
music on the Internet."
"I'm just getting into your book and Im
absolutely loving it. I've always been obsessed with the fact that only bands
that sign to major record labels are successfull... I now know that I can be
successful without them, it's a cool thought that I can make it on my own.
A very satisfied reader,
- Justin Zoltek, www.theknockouts.ca
"I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your book on marketing music
internet. It has given me a clear action plan in getting my new
up to sell CD's.
I am so excited about making a success of my music without waiting
for someone else to do it for me. I know this will put me a mile
many independant bands in the UK. I will no doubt be back to make another
Milton Keynes, UK. Exit Motel.
"I recieved your book and I must say, of all the
money I've invested in 20 years trying to make it in the music
this is by far the best money spent."
Crawford, Classy R&B and Raggae
"How to Promote Your Book Successfully on the Internet" was a time-saver,
money-saver, and a life-saver!"
"I just finished reading your book
'How to Promote Your Music Successfully on the Internet' and I must say, it has
been a real pleasure. This is actually the first book I ever read till the very
last page. Iím sure itís going to be my reference for years to come."
Tarek Sidani, SoulActive
book was surely the most helpful
guide I've read on music business
and the web. Thanks for providing
this material for us musicians!"
Pianist and Composer.
David Nevue's book, "How to Promote Your Music Successfully on the Internet"
is as helpful a guide for the self-promoting musician as I can imagine. I want to play my instrument and not be concerned with any more marketing
details than I have to be. David gives a very good idea of what is available to
help us sell our music. For example, he tells us what web sites can help us
sell, why we probably want to have our own web site in addition, and how to get
and maintain our own web site. He gives us good guides on how to find and deal with the entities that are
available for us. He provides (and this is one of my favorite parts)
not-too-long lists of helpful places to go, web sites to access, businesses to
contact for setting up credit cards or web design, etc. He also does a fine job
of explaining any concepts that we'll need to understand in order to sell our
music online. This book is quite intelligently written and easy to understand. This fact
itself is a major selling point, in my opinion.
Brian C. Butler, Guitarist
"I just had to say that your book is very well written and I enjoyed
very much. You gave me many exciting ideas, and you just saved me probably another 4-6 months worth of research."
Dee Money Entertainment
"I've worked on some improvements to my website inspired by your suggestions and
your book. I still have a ways to go, but I thought I'd google to see if I show
up in the top ten for my name, (I have a lot of competition with an bikini
model and an author that wrote a book about a royal
mistress. Anyhow, I now have my site ranked #1 on Google! Your suggestions work really
well! Thank you!"
Lisa Hilton, pianist, composer,
"Your book is just great!
It has helped me so much already.
I am a newbee on the computer. I bought two other books on
Internet music promotion that cost three times
as much that didn't help me at all. Your book is so good that I will be
working a long time to get all the benefits from it. Thanks again for a great
book that seems to cover everthing."
"Just wanted to send out a big "thank you" to you for your work and
for your book that I purchased about a year ago. There's so much great
information in it. Of course, it seems that I haven't even scratched
the surface with promoting our music, but I have made some baby
steps and we're doing well with CD sales.
I pray that all that you are doing to help others will come back
to you one-hundred fold,
and your business will be prosperous."
- Emily S. Russell,
president, G Dub Music.
"I'm essentially a lazy guy. Which, of course, is why I became a writer. After
all, all we do is sit on our butts, right? Anyway, being the lazy guy I
am, I'm often very appreciative when somebody goes to all the trouble of
collecting information that would normally take me days, or even years, to
collect and puts it all in a nice neat package for me to peruse. In
How to Successfully Promote Your
Music on the Internet, solo pianist David Nevue has not only collected
a lot of valuable information for the musician looking to market his music, but
has added the considerable wisdom of his own experience to the mix. Several years ago, Nevue was working for a well-known
software company when he was introduced to the Internet. A musician on the side,
he looked at the web as a place of great promise, one that would allow him to
promote his recordings. After much trial and error, Nevue was able to conquer
the beast where many others had tried and failed, and he's now working fulltime
on his music, selling CDs and downloads at the speed of light."
- Review by Rob Gregory-Browne,
The Digital Diving Board
"When my husband started his career (at age 42!) about 4
back we utilized your book on promoting music on the internet with
success. Since then we have had many doors open which have included a
with Dolly Parton and a European record deal... but it all started on the
Nancy Rivers for Roy
"I'm very impressed with your book. For a very low cost, I got a book
Delivered what it promised, had accurate information, had useful information,
cut to the chase on myriad processes,
saved me time, saved me money, got me started in building my music business-FAST,
is chalk full of researched guidance,
is the single most helpful resource I bought to start my business,
will probably get me far enough to make a living on my music.
I could go on, but really, you have done a wonderful job. No wonder
success. Thanks a lot for doing right business with a right product.
my previously never given SIX star rating
"I had no experience with designing a web site, submission to search
engines, key words and did not know where to begin until I pulled
The Music Biz Academy. Our band Iron
Horse is based in Oklahoma and as we all live in a rural country
setting, our dial-up service is not as fast as can be accessed in other
regions. Thus, your well written book allowed me to design a web site
that is effective and very easy to navigate, while not sacrificing
quality of content nor having visitors leave due to long downloading
and being timed out as is usually the case out here. I canít thank you enough for sharing your knowledge and
expertise for promoting our music on the Internet. The content was of so
"I must say I
am impressed. I was a bit
skeptical when I clicked on the buy button but I can only say...
for the great ideas."
- Mark Van Overmeire
just recently purchased your book and I have to say that I was pleasantly
overwhelmed and suprised at the quality and quantity of information presented.
Wow, thats a lot of stuff! Thanks for all the info at such a modest
- Ted Roberts
book is a must-have for any independent musician.
There's a similar book on the market which costs about
your price - but yours is much more practical and detailed.
Very good customer
service also. I can't wait to implement your strategies.
- Catherine Duc
"Your book has been our lifesaver to promote our
CD on a
limited budget and limited computer/web skills!
We've been raving about you and your book to ourselves since the day
it. The contents are thorough, complete and saved us months of
Thank you so much for this service and all of your hard and
- Christine Magnussen,
"I received your book in the mail yesterday about successfully selling music on
the internet. What a well written and easy to understand book! I have more
than received my money's worth already, and I'm on about the 4th chapter. Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge."
"I bought your book, 'How
Promote Your Music Successfully On The Internet' and I just want to
big thank you for inspiring me so much. Before downloading the book
were doing well online, but it took a lot of trial and error which in
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