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Louis

yes, used it, have bought ~6000 plays to date. your description of it is exactly how it worked, although we got 40 fans and the communication methods with them quite limited. feedback on songs was great and we could actually work out which songs people liked the best. it's not bad, and way cheaper than last.fm for song plays.

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Robin

I've only briefly looked over the Jango site, but isn't this more or less internet payola? I think it's an interesting concept in theory, but basically it's still pay for play, isn't it, which is technically illegal for offline radio. So how is this different?

David Hooper

I am not sure if Jango identifies songs in this program as an "advertisement" or not, but I know you can definitely "pay for play" on broadcast radio as long as it's announced that that's what you're doing. For example, "This song brought to you by Atlantic Records..." before playing.

Corey

Interesting. I had no idea that this even existed. Something I am definitely going to have to do some experimenting with. Thanks!

Karol Thor

Funny, don't you get something close to the same thing with Garageband.com?? Although I may just be talking out my ass on that.

art damage

i am so blown away by jango! out of ALL social media, it has been the one site that has delivered the "goods" i've won popscore free plays every week since they started doing that, i've got over 150 new fans and even if i'm poor, i can throw $10US and keep things going. as if that weren't enough, the stats are providing crucial info as to who my market really is, (gender, location and what other bands they like). good customer service, too.

it's soooo worth it!

have fun,

art

http://www.jango.com/music/Art+Damage

Kris

Yeah, isn't pay-4-play illegal even if it is on the internet? That's called PAYOLA isn't it?

How can they be allowed to advertise this online? Shouldn't the music be based on it's merit of the song playing?

I don't know if this is a good things when the royalty rate collected by a song writer/publisher collects $0.09 per spin but yet they want you to pay around $0.03 per spin?

Annotti Music

I have spend some cash on Jango .. it's cool and helpful but I didn't do it for a long enough period of time or have enough to invest to see a big increase in fans for my money spent, but I feels it's possible.

Peace,

M.A.

Tom Siegel

Glad to hear about it. Thanks for the post. More control to the independent artist through direct to fan marketing.

Tom Siegel

Chris

Found this article which talks exactly about his topic with actual results of what it actually does to paly for jango play, doesn't sound that good tho. Check it out.

http://passivepromotion.com/is-jango-payola

Radio Play

Bottom line is this. I have never seen any amazing results from these private internet radio networks..Am and FM are the way to go. College and European is great as well. But otherwise its kinda fake.

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