That was the question I asked of the folks at Musicclout.
By nature, I’m not very trusting of many people. Anyone person, product, or person who comes out and claims that they can get my music heard by “industry” people is immediately lumped into the full of caca section of my brain. I believe that if you really had that much clout in the industry, you wouldn’t be here talking to an open mic dweller like me about the great opportunities that you have available. It is more likely that you’d be sitting on a private jet plane next to Eminem or Jay Z.
The Evil Industry Musicclout and the others belong to!
I find that similar to modeling, acting, and any other talent related industry; the music industry is full of many individuals looking to exploit the dreams of doe-eyed fools. Many times, I have met individuals whom I swear must see a giant “sucker” sign tattooed on my forehead. Seriously? You work with Eminem, man; that’s awesome, sure I’ll pay you $500 dollars to show him my song the next time you have tea.
Get the hell out of here with that bull crap!
Anyway, so I came across this Musicclout website, signed up, saw an option that says, “You get one free pitch,” so I figured, let’s test them out. Once I signed up, I tried to pitch a song, and up comes a $5 request. I immediately left the site and wrote them off as full of the caca, which was my initial suspicion anyway.
However, I saw that these folks are connected to people that I know and trust. Since Alysia Stern was the one putting out their links, I decided to give these guys a chance to explain the service. I reached out to see if they were on the up and up.
The response that I received from a gentleman named Dave really impressed me. Not only did he take the time to reply to my tweet in a personal email, but he also took the time to share how and why they are doing what they are doing. As well as how they can help us the artists save time, effort, and resources.
I haven’t committed to the service yet, but I did not delete my account, or unsubscribe from the listings. I think I may eventually give it a try; I appreciate it when a business takes the time to talk to potential clients. And hell, you never know, maybe Eminem will hear one of my songs and take me on as a writer or something.
Check out the awesome response Dave sent me, if you have used Musicclout.com or intend to use them, let us know in the comments! We’d love to hear about your experience!
We think of Music Clout as an aggregator of current opportunities and resources that are relevant for musicians. However, most of the opportunities are not exclusive to our site and with a little hard work and research, an artist can do the work by them self.
It does take time, persistence and in some cases a relationship with that company to get your music considered by them and that is the service Music Clout provides. We’ve already taken the time, been persistent and developed the relationship, insuring that our members’ music gets considered.
So the way I see it, if a musicians has a busy schedule and just can’t find the time to consistently research new opportunities for their music, our site is a perfect platform for someone like that. Its very cost effective if you consider the amount of time it takes locating new contacts, drafting emails and following up until something happens, than a $8.95 or $14.95 fee per month is totally worth it.
If you’re just looking to learn a little more about various music related topics, we have a constantly updated article database that currently has 340 articles about all kinds of topics helpful to independent musicians.
I really appreciate the question Angel and if there is anything else I can help you learn about Music Clout please don’t hesitate to ask.
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