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:

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Corey Smith – redifining “Success” in the Music Business

Corey Smith

Corey Smith

Like many independent artists, Corey Smith is finding “success” his own way.  But what sets Corey apart from many independent artists, is how he and his team are finding that success.  His latest independently released album, Keeping Up with the Joneses, debuted at #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and #35 on the iTunes album chart.  It also recently ranked #26 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, #7 on Heatseekers South Atlantic and #9 on the Rock Folk chart!

I recently interviewed Corey’s manager, Marty Wisnch, for the first episode of the Music Industry Innovators interview series to find out just how Corey and team are creating their remarkable “success.”  As a special surprise, there is an amazing guest on the line with Marty and I that you’ll really appreciate hearing add to the conversation [*hint* I’ve blogged about this 3rd voice on the call several times before]:

==> Check Out The Interview Here <==

Ohhh.. and if by some chance you haven’t heard of Corey Smith, you can take a listen to “Leaving An Angel” below and visit

My Virtual mentor – Mark Joyner

Mark Joyner and John Stringer

Mark Joyner & John Stringer

I had the extreme honor of meeting best-selling author, thought leader/humanitarian, my virtual mentor and new friend, Mark Joyner,  in person for the first time at a conference in Atlanta, GA this past December (’09).

Its funny how deeply others can affect you so just by their LIFE, commitment to their own passions and service the world.  Meeting and talking to Mark impacted me deeply and reminds of me of one of my favorite quotes:

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.  And, as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
-Marianne Williamson

What he does through his company,, is amazing and what impresses me equally is the personal benefits and use value I’ve gained from his Simpleology teachings, free tools and some of his books (e.g  Integration Marketing and Rise of the Author).

If you are unfamiliar with Mark, visit and check out what he’s doing. You can even sign up for the free Simpleology 101 course that served as my introduction to a whole new way of getting things accomplished.

I’ll have other news regarding this meeting in the near future and its a challenge to keep it on the “down low!”

Real Health Care System Reform: The Science of Energy

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No matter what your stance is on US Health Care System Reform, one of the best starting points for real, sustainable change is taking individual responsibility for your personal health.

Though symptoms of the US Health Care System problem need to be treated, real change doesn’t come from just changing external conditions.  In the long run, that isn’t sustainable.  Real change comes from addressing the cause.

If individuals eliminate disease from their bodies by maximizing their personal health, will that help reform the US Health Care System in a sustainable way?   Probably.  Addressing the cause of the US Health Care problem means (though not limited to) individuals taking the best possible care of themselves with what they already know while seeking, finding and applying  new knowledge to better maximize their health.  Addressing the cause means individuals helping make this knowledge available to other interested individuals.

Consider this my personal “Health Care System Reform” invitation to join me and many others for Simpleology 103: The Simple Science of Energy in learning how to reform your body’s “Health Care System” and optimize your ENERGY (including “two drug-free ‘body hacks'” that you can begin applying right now):

Enroll in Simpleology 103: The Simple Science of Energy

The course is created by Mark Joyner, someone whom I respect, admire and have learned a lot from.  I think you will as well.

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You can start the 40 Day Oneness Experiment at any time

John Stringer Flying to Guantanamo Bay Cuba for New Years Eve with State of Man

John Stringer en route to Guantanamo Bay Cuba for New Years Eve with State of Man

I started the 40 Day Oneness Experiment from James Twyman & Anakha Coman today, a few days after it began, because I just returned home this morning from the US Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba performing with my band, State of Man, along with some really cool friends we took with us and learned I didn’t need the book yet to begin.

If you are interested in joining me and thousands of others in the Oneness Experiment, you can start without the book by registering as well at because  first 20 days are up free on the Oneness Experiment website so you can start without the book.  (I’ll pick mine up later)!

What further excites me is that I recently clarified one of my goals as to work more with intuition/tapping into Source energy for practical application, shared my goals with my wife, recently thought how great it would be if I could find something that shared practices that assist with this and now learned that part of this course does exactly that.

Be sure to check it out for yourself.