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on: October 27, 2016, 03:31:57
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I hope this is the right section to post this.

One of the owners of this website happened across my music and invited me to join, so of course I did, about a week ago. I posted three songs ( the max you post for a free membership ) and I have already had over 1000 profile views, over 800 songs listens. 134 likes and a dozen or so shares of my songs on social media.

I highly recommend this site, it seems like they have hit upon a great formula to get indie music promoted.  I am already considering joining and dumping soundcloud as I have a membership soundcloud account and this seems better value in my books.

It works in an unusual way by using a bitcoin mechanism.  Each time you share a song you like to social media you get paid in bitcoins which go into your account.  The amount you get paid depends on the amount offered by the musician. You can also offer reviews on songs and again, receive bitcoins.

Once you have some bitcoins in your account you can start a campaign to promote your own songs. To do that you set the amount you want to pay for each social media share and then start your campaign.  It doesn't seem to take much to start generating traffic.  I have had over 150 listens today and my bit coins ran out two days ago. Its a great way to get noticed. For example, today I reviewed one song ( 15 bc ) and shared one on facebook ( 10 bc )  - I normally offer 5 bc per share so that is enough to gain me 5 shares on facebook which will probably expose me to upwards of 1000 people. Whats not to like about that?

Oh yes, nearly forgot to mention, they also allow you to build a susbscribers list and after a week I have gained 19 susbscribers.  I have tried a lot of these types of sites, but this one really seems to work.

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I am in no way affliated with this site and I am not being paid or encouraged to post this link here. I am just amazed at how effective this is and want to pass my good experience on to my friends here.

https://www.numberonemusic.com/
 
Part time musician, photographer, astronomer, computer pragramer and husband.


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Re: Number1Music
Reply #1 on: October 27, 2016, 12:13:34
Welcome back @seriousfun ! I reckon you now have served the time for that last karma point scam operation of yours? @Mar T.  and @Dutchbeat , keep a close eye on the karma point account, he is back!

Thanks for the info, looks interesting  :)
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Reply #2 on: October 27, 2016, 14:58:25
I'm a bit hesitant since I don't trust you at all @seriousfun  ;D ;D
Haha.. But it sounds great! I'm going to check it out!
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Reply #3 on: October 27, 2016, 15:48:00
Ha @Jambrains...thank you for warning me that Mr. @seriousfun is back......

unfortunately, i think he already played one of his tricks on me since he got out ...... ;D ;D ;D

https://www.songwriter-forum-kitchen.com/forum/life/our-forum-won-a-prize!!!/

i see he is now into bit coins......after going after our karma points
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Re: Number1Music
Reply #4 on: October 27, 2016, 21:07:16
Isnt it amazing how quickly ones reputation becomes tarnished when hanging with the 'wrong crowd'.  I cant mention any names as he runs the forum and would most likely boot me :)


Re: Number1Music
Reply #5 on: October 27, 2016, 21:13:11
Welcome back @seriousfun you madster!! (That's a term of endearment in Hiberno English where we compliment people by insulting them as a matter of course!).


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Reply #6 on: October 28, 2016, 19:28:41
Okay @seriousfun I signed up and yes it's such a cool site! I love the blincoin mechanism indeed. Without having built any network (yet) I achieved 34 plays on one day (and one user promoting the song on his/her public facebook page). The site is really slow though and a lot of features are not enabled until you buy a subscription. I also really have to get used to the layout.
All in all a great tip, thanks for sharing!!
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Reply #7 on: October 28, 2016, 19:55:35
Been here a few days now and done some research at the same time and I'd say think twice before you give them any of your hard earned money, things looks a bit fishy. My guess is that what we have is partly legit, partly scam. Some users/plays/likes/shares are obviously real some I guess not.
 I've so far had two comment but when I Google the user names and comments I get a number of hits where people have shared comments from these two users and the comments are identical. Could be they are genuine music lovers but using the exact same comment? Nah, that is too much of an coincident I think. Try Goole these and you will see:

Minnie Bono "Hey I must tell you that I am so impressed with your music"

Amira Galian "do you have a video"

Secondly, the play count does not add up. Since I never uploaded any files (just linked 3 songs from SC) I guess there is no way to play the songs without the play count on SC going up (they must be streaming from SC since I never upladed any file).
No1Music play count for Rolling On is way higher than SC (and most of the SC plays are by people I know from different forums)

Hard to tell how much of the users/plays/likes/shares that are genuine and how much is fake but at least the ratio for comments on my end is 100% fake.

And one more thing, their message function won't let you send a message containing the word "scam". If you try you will get the error message "Due to censorship some words are not allowed."  ;D ;D ;D ;D


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Reply #8 on: October 28, 2016, 20:04:18
Hey @Jambrains that same user ' Amira Galian ' promoted my work on her facebook page (costed me 7 blincoins)... So maybe they use robots for fake promotion.. Mmm.. doesn't seem right..
I'll keep watching the site for a few days.

As for the SC sync, mmm not sure if the playcount on SC should add when a song on N1M is played. Maybe they import the song from SC and then save their own copy to be played?

Just some thoughts.
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Re: Number1Music
Reply #9 on: October 28, 2016, 21:23:36
Amira Galian promoted one of my tracks as well, could not find her on FB though...
Made one of my track private on SC but it still plays on No1Music so the plays may be legit since they don't stream from SC.
On the other hand that means that they have ripped 3 of my SC tracks to their own database something that don't feel quite right.
I have found no option to connect to SC to add more song so the "import" seems to be a one time thing. For additional songs it seems you have to upload a file.


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Re: Number1Music
Reply #10 on: October 28, 2016, 21:47:27
aaaah ::) ::) ::)
for some,reason
i suspect  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D, that Mr. @seriousfun has taken some interests and positions in this new website

I wil keep my hit songs  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone:: 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Reply #11 on: October 28, 2016, 22:59:52
Ah yes.   

Following some discussions with Johan and further investigations myself it would appear that this site, while maybe not a scam as such, is using padding techniques such as bogus memebrs, automated comments, automated bogus subscribers and highly inflated play counts to encourage members to upgrade to one of their paid membership options. 

At the same time there are a number of legitimate users also present so this is a real blend of fake and real and as such I will not work this site any more and monitor it over time. I don't recommend this site though I still believe the concept would be a winner if done correctly.