Latest: #1 Billboard Heatseekers Album hit, Daily Guidance

Latest: #1 Billboard Heatseekers Album hit, Daily Guidance

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So, last I posted I mentioned the new direction I was heading thanks to Life Visioning. That is going well and much more has come about since.

My company IndieHitMaker.com recently helped our client, One Less Reason, chart #1 in the country on the Billboard Heetseekers Album chart.  They even charged on the Billboard 200, Independent Artist and Hard Rock charts! That is truly incredible and we’re grateful to provide the service we do for all of our artists.

I’m also enjoying posting the daily messages / guidance at my other blog, www.askrealitylove.com. You can always find out what I’m focusing on mentally / spiritually there. In fact, check out the latest message here and subscribe if you like:

“All is perfect at all times” http://wp.me/ps2i5-Nu

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New Spiritual CD, Book and Site Launch

New Spiritual CD, Book and Site Launch

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I’ve been enjoying Life Visioning: A Four-Stage Evolutionary Journey to Live as Divine Love from Michael Bernard Beckwith over the last few weeks (thanks in part to my good friend Ade), and as a result (CORRECTION: I realized later that this idea came up in a separate meditation session a day or so after a Life Visioning session), one of the steps I’ve taken is to launch a new spiritual website, book and musical CD.  More on this as it unfolds.

Another big step, and probably the most surprising for me of all, is that I’m pursuing a new  career in addition to some of my other entrepreneurial ventures. Its exciting and I’m grateful to have the clarity to pursue it.  Again, I’ll keep you abreast once more details have unfolded!

Love & Light!

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Finally get to share the good news with you

If you haven’t already heard, my band’s song “Swallow Your Fears,” is now the company theme song for ConstructZero.org and the song and music video are now a part of the SIMPLEOLOGY home page!!!!   I’m honored that our music is being used in such a productive way, but there is much more to this than that..

Here is the thing.. if you’ve been looking for something to help you not only figure out what action to take in your life to get where you want to be, but how to take that action more effectively to accomplish your goals, then you’ve got to check SIMPLEOLOGY out.

As Bill Harris, founder of Centerpointe says”

You NEED to get in here and use this thing.   Its *that* important.  Chances are it’s *way* more powerful than you realize – even if you’re already a member.

It’s software called “Simpleology” and you can get totally zero-cost
access to it right here:

SIMPLEOLOGY – A Revolutionary Way to Simplify Your Day

This is a personal thrill for me because SIMPLEOLOGY has had such a tremendous impact on my life AND because the founder and CEO, Mark Joyner, has been a virtual mentor for me for so many years.  Thankfully, I’m honored to call him friend and honored to see our music join SIMPLEOLOGY in helping people change their lives!

How to chart on Billboard with Download Cards

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I’m pleased to announce that we (IndieHitMaker) just launched the public version of the new ChartBuster Program which shows independent artists exactly how to succeed with Download Cards and SoundScan.  In fact, we helped the very first “beta” artist we enrolled  get their first top 20 single on the Billboard charts in less than a month.

If you are an independent artist or comedian who tours and sales recorded material at your live shows and you’d like to increase your sales, fan base and charting potential,  this may be the program for you:

http://www.indiehitmaker.com/Indiehitmaker_Charbuster.html

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Recieved this Congratulations from The Recording Academy’s President/CEO

I just read this in my email and I must say, its interesting news for recording artists! Probably not so great for Radio, though.

“Dear Recording Academy Member:

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee considered our major legislative initiative, The Performance Rights Act. As I’ve written to you many times before, the bill closes the “corporate radio loophole” and makes terrestrial radio play by the same rules as Internet and satellite radio by compensating the performers of the music they play.

It’s been a long road to get here, with many Academy members testifying before Congress, flying to Washington to lobby, and sending literally thousands of emails. Last week, we asked Academy members from the states of key Senators to weigh in with their support. Hundreds of you did, and your voices were heard loud and clear–the Committee voted to APPROVE the measure.

With May’s successful House Judiciary vote behind us, today’s vote was the final committee action before the bill can be considered by the full Congress. While there is much work left to get final passage, today’s historic vote marks the most significant progress on a nearly 80 year quest for performance rights for artists. Congratulations on this important victory and a special thank you to the Recording Academy members who called their Senators in the past week.

Kind regards,
Neil Portnow
President/CEO
The Recording Academy”

The truth about US CD sales, Soundscan and the independent artist.

Although most of us are all too familiar with the plight of the major label CD sales business model, the truth is, CD sales remains a viable source of revenue for performing independent, DIY and unsigned artists.  That trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down iether.

Unfortunately, the majority of these sales go unreported to Soundscan, but we’ve put out a free report to not only shed light on this issue, but to assist independent artists with leveraging ALL their sales:

FREE report on Soundscan and the independent Artist

Enjoy and be sure to post your comments regarding this FREE report.